Friday, August 31, 2012

Current Airfares to Manila (as of September 01, 2012)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Rates are correct at time of release, includes all taxes, and are subject to the following: change without notice, availability, ticketing deadlines, blackout dates and travel dates.

For more information, please call our 24/7 US TOLL-FREE number at 1-866-2-MANILA or visit www.mangotours.com for more of our affordable travel deals.
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Awesome Australian Getaways

Say your happiest hello to the Land Down Under as it invites you to witness its most amazing sceneries and wonders. With over 7,000 beaches, abundant wildlife, and fascinating culture, everyone will definitely enjoy spending each day on the grounds of Australia. 

With these awesome Australian Getaways, get ready to take part in an amazing journey to some of Australia’s astonishing cities – Melbourne, Brisbane, and Sydney. Know the story behind great architectures, be captivated by each city’s wonderful spots, and feast your taste buds with food that is so good and genuine.

Now is the perfect time to start your discoveries, start with the land that is rich, that is Australia!

Melbourne

This modern marvel of a city bequeaths visitors with a healthy dose of Australia’s diverse contemporary culture infused with treasured traditions. Soak up and enjoy its lively scenes in fashion, the arts, cuisine, culture, and so much more. 

Package Inclusions:
Three (3) nights hotel accommodations 
Daily breakfast
Round-trip airport transfers (seat-in-coach)
Complimentary City Tour

Highlight Attractions: • St. Paul’s Cathedral • Melbourne Town Hall • Queen Victoria Market • Parliament House and Princess Theatre • St. Patrick’s Cathedral • Visit Fitzroy Gardens • Captain Cook’s Cottage • Melbourne Cricket Ground • Melbourne Park – National Tennis Centre • Albert Park Lake – Grand Prix site, Docklands • Etihad Stadium at Docklands • The Shrine of Remembrance 

Brisbane

Breathe easy and revel in the laidback vibe of Brisbane. Casual and accommodating, Brisbane’s sights and sounds are melodies that mellow visitors into cool and comfy states.

Package Inclusions:
Three (3) nights hotel accommodations 
Daily breakfast
Round-trip airport transfers (seat-in-coach)
Complimentary City Tour

Highlight Attractions The Windmill • Cathedral Square • Pass the Botanic Gardens • Parliament House • Conrad Treasury Hotel • Queen Street Mall • Anzac Square • Kangaroo Points Cliffs • Cross Captain Cook Bridge • The Story Bridge • Fortitude Valley 

Sydney

Charged with energy and vigor, Australia’s largest city is the place to be for spirited fun. Visit its famed Opera House, hip spots, historic places, and lustrous beaches for a freewheeling good time. 

Package Inclusions:
Three (3) nights hotel accommodations 
Daily breakfast
Round-trip airport transfers (seat-in-coach)
Complimentary City Tour

Highlight Attractions: • Spectacular Darling Harbour • Sydney Entertainment Centre • Sydney Opera House • The Rocks • Parliament House • Art Gallery and the Domain • Visit Mrs Macquarie’s Chair • Royal Australian Naval Base at Garden Island • Kings Cross • The Gap • Visit Bondi Beach 

Note: Above rates are subject to change without prior notice and are valid until March 31, 2012.

For bookings and inquiries, we would be happy to assist you. Call our 24/7 U.S. toll-free number at 1-866-2-MANILA or (02) 893-0002 if you’re in the Philippines. Please visit www.mangotours.com for more of our amazing travel deals.



Thursday, August 30, 2012

Promo Fares: Philippine Airlines' Pay Day Special



Call or visit us today and avail of Philippine Airline's affordable airfares from Manila to other domestic destinations in the Philippines such as Pueto Princesa, Kalibo, Cebu, Bacolod, Roxas, Legazpi, Laoag, and Tacloban. Hurry up and book these cheap flights today!  Call our 24/7 U.S. toll-free number at 1-866-2-MANILA or (02) 893-0002 if you’re in the Philippines. Please visit www.mangotours.com for more of our amazing travel deals.

Note: Above airfares are taxes included.
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Mango Mix: Bouncing back



Mango Mix is a weekly column of Mango Tours in the Asian Journal. The column celebrates Filipino culture--from must-see travel destinations and advice, social events, culinary delights, arts, and everything interestingly mixing under the Philippine sun.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Oriental Legazpi; Mango Tours in Balitang America




Overlooking the vast cityscape of Legazpi, The Oriental Hotel is one luxury accommodation which boasts of its wonderful view of the majestic Mayon Volcano and the refreshing waters of the Albay Gulf. Aside from its well suited rooms, this hotel offers world class service and amenities suited for different kinds of guests.

Experience a memorable, one-of-a-kind stay at The Oriental Hotel with this great package offer. 

3DAYS / 2NIGHTS LEGAZPI PACKAGE

USD 106.00 per person

Inclusions:
Two-night accommodation
Complimentary Filipino breakfast
Complimentary internet access
Two (2) bottles of water, replenished daily
Daily local newspaper
Free use of gym
Daily housekeeping service and turn down service upon request
Electric in – room safe
24 – hour Security
One (1)complimentary parking space, subject to availability
Complimentary Roundtrip airport transfers
Taxes and Service charge

Note: Room viewing Mayon Volcano.

Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Subject to change without prior notice. Rates may vary depending on check-in date and valid until December 31, 2012.

For bookings and inquiries, we would be happy to assist you. Call our 24/7 U.S. toll-free number at 1-866-2-MANILA or (02) 893-0002 if you’re in the Philippines. Please visit www.mangotours.com for more of our amazing travel deals.



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Monday, August 27, 2012

Mango Tours' Weekly Trivia & More


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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Picture, Picture! Photo Contest Winners: Week 3



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Friday, August 24, 2012

Where to go next? BATANES


The Batanes Group of Islands is located in the northernmost part of the Philippines. It is the smallest province of the country with Basco, as its capital city.  

Photo credit: travelingjohnny.com
Photo credit: travelingjohnny.com

The islands’ backdrop comprises of hills and mountains. Various animals are everywhere; adding more appeal to the place.  Batanes is gifted with pleasant and cool weather. It enjoys four seasons climate with temperature that sinks as low as 7 degrees Celsius during winter.

The native people in Batanes are called Ivatans. They live in a house made of stones that can endure strong typhoons.  
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They are known for wearing Vakul, a traditional Ivatan headdress that is worn to protect them from the heat of the sun and keep them dry while it rains. It is made from abaca fiber of the Philippine Date Palm or Voyavoy leaves.

Although it is not the most accessible destination in the Philippines, Batanes is considered as one of the most beautiful and picturesque places to visit in the world.  The best time to travel to Batanes is during its summer season, mid-March to June. Panoramic views of mountains and hills, one-of-a-kind people and culture, pleasant climate, and fond memories are what Batanes offers to its visitors. 

An array of stunning places is there to feast your eyes. Here are some of the many promising spots you must visit while in Batanes:

Sto. Domingo Cathedral
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Batanes is home to an array of century-old churches that portrays the rich history of Batanes.  Among these churches is the Sto. Domingo Cathedral – the first Catholic Church built in Batanes during the Spanish colonization. It dates back around the early part of 18th century.

Vayang Rolling Hills
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One should not miss visiting the Vayang Rolling Hills as it is one of the most beautiful spots to visit in Batanes. The Vayang Rolling Hills is brilliant for having a magnificent backdrop of grass, blue sky, and the fascinating view of the South China Sea.

Rapang Cliff
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The Rapang Cliff is a natural park in Batanes that is home to natural cliffs and rocky hills. Amidst its spectacular scenery, this place also showcases various natural wonders such as bonsai arius trees and a natural stone bell that lies naturally on the ground, which produces sounds of a bell when you strike it with another stone.

Nakamaya
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A site that showcases a boat-shaped burial markers of the ancient Ivatans that is Nakamaya. This is one of the places in Batanes that will surely fascinate you by how rich and diverse Ivatan traditions are.

Get ready to be fascinated by the beautiful Batanes! Start planning you trip now to this wondrous destination!

For travel inquiries and bookings, call our U.S. toll-free number at 1-866-2-MANILA (1-866-2- 626452)or (02) 893-0002 if you’re in Manila. Visit www.mangotours.com for more amazing travel deals.


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Mango Mix: A Culinary Tour: Binondo


Mango Mix is a weekly column of Mango Tours in the Asian Journal. The column celebrates Filipino culture--from must-see travel destinations and advice, social events, culinary delights, arts, and everything interestingly mixing under the Philippine sun.

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Current Airfares to Manila (as of August 24, 2012)



IMPORTANT NOTE: Rates are correct at time of release, includes all taxes, and are subject to the following: change without notice, availability, ticketing deadlines, blackout dates and travel dates.

For more information, please call our 24/7 US TOLL-FREE number at 1-866-2-MANILA or visit www.mangotours.com for more of our affordable travel deals.
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Hotel Highlight: Acacia Hotel Manila



Being 15 minutes away from the airport and easily accessible through the Skyway and South Luzon Expressway makes Acacia Hotel Manila a convenient destination for both businessmen and travelers. Just a stone’s throw away are malls, hospitals, business hubs and leading shopping centers.  

Acacia Hotel Manila sets the bar high for hotels in the South with its modern approach to design. Its careful attention to detail is evident in the hotel’s distinct fa├žade, driveway, lobby and restaurants. Two storey floor to ceiling glass walls cover half of Acacia Hotel Manila giving passerby’s a spectacular glimpse of the inside while guests inside get a view of the bustling surrounding area.  Prints, vibrant colors, interesting furniture and works of art adorn the public areas giving the property a minimalist but edgy look.


Acacia Hotel Manila offers 262 guestrooms including suites that are fully-furnished with modern day amenities. Flat screen TV, marbled bathroom with separate shower and tub, executive desk, electronic do not disturb sign, safety deposit box, and WIFI access are just some of the amenities guests will enjoy. 


Other than accommodation, the hotel’s facilities include a Grand Ballroom, 5 function rooms, an outside activity area, swimming pool, travel agency and a helipad. Opening soon are a business center, executive lounge, fitness center, salon and spa.




Visiting Acacia Hotel Manila will not be complete without dining in one of their restaurants. It is the only hotel in the South that has a lounge/restaurant in the lobby. The Lobby at Acacia offers an all day dining menu and a wide range of top of the line coffee and wine which guests can enjoy from morning to midnight. For those looking for five star quality buffet , the Acaci coffee shop offers sumptuous spreads of Asian and international dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


 
It is one of the few hotels in the country that is truly 100% Filipino, from the owners to its workforce. The hotel positions itself to be the leading 5-star luxury Filipino brand that will be recognized locally and internationally for its quality standards and Filipino hospitality. 

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Experience firsthand Acacia Hotel's world-class accommodations, enjoy our 3days/2Nights package with breakfast and more! 




To book this fantastic hotel, call our 24/7 U.S. toll-free number at 1-866-2-MANILA (1-866-2- 626452)or (02) 893-0002 if you’re in the Philippines. Visit www.mangotours.com for more amazing travel deals.



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Viva Banaue! Mango Tours in Balitang America




There is something alluring present in the mountains up north. Take a journey to this wonderful land of verdant stairways that lead to the horizon surrounded by homegrown culture brimming with life. Invite and allow Banaue and all its intricacies to course through your veins and work its magic on you in high-altitude fashion.




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 Prices depend on travel dates and are subject to change without prior notice. Rates are applicable for twin occupancy per person. Surcharge applies during peak season. Credit card payments are subject to 5% surcharge. Group rates are available upon request. Valid until March 31, 2013 only.


For bookings and inquiries, we would be happy to assist you. Call our 24/7 U.S. toll-free number at 1-866-2-MANILA or (02) 893-0002 if you’re in the Philippines. Please visit www.mangotours.com for more of our amazing travel deals.


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