If you're dreaming of endless, glistening white-sand beaches and vast, lush jungles, the Philippines offers a paradisiacal destination like no other.
With that being said, this bucket-list locale isn't always an affordable flight from Vancouver. In fact, a quick search online will show that most return tickets start around $800 CAD - even with a layover. For direct trips, prices start at $1000 CAD return, but many cost over $1,100 CAD.
Luckily, China Eastern Airlines offers a number of outstanding deals to Manila this October. For instance, the flight below departs Vancouver on Tuesday, Oct. 27 and returns on Saturday, Nov. 21. The outbound flight has a six-and-a-half hour layover in Shanghai, while the return flight has a five hour layover in Shanghai.
The total price, including all taxes and fees, comes to $498.50 CAD.
Experience the Philippines
Boasting some of the most awe-inspiring beaches in the world, the Philippines offers a truly spell-binding travel experience. The islands offer a number of aquatic activities to enjoy the whole year round, as well as multiple excursions on land. For example, the island of Boracay offers a breathtaking four-mile-long stretch of glistening white sand beach that is surrounded by shops, eateries, and parties. Known for its beautiful vistas and vibrant nightlife, the island is popular with travellers from across the globe.
Made up of a jaw-dropping 7000 islands, the country is also famous for a multitude of incredible diving experiences. However, one particular marine inhabitant has travellers flocking to the Philippines in droves: whale sharks. These massive, majestic beauties are truly gentle giants and offer a sublime diving experience. While they are a species of shark, and may be as long as a school bus, the mammoth ocean dwellers feast on plankton. As such, they don’t pose any threat to humans.
You can book your ticket through Kayak here.