by Joe Jamieson

Travel Experiences

If you're looking for adventure and want to make unforgettable memories, there are few better places to travel than The Philippines.

You’ll be based in Iloilo City during your placement with Work the World. And while Iloilo offers an incredible experience in itself, we've outlined two weekends that will take your exploration of The Philippines to the next level.

Get ready for two incredible journeys through Cebu and the tropical paradise of Boracay.

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Weekend One: Adventure Meets Beauty in Cebu

Kickstart your weekend by hopping on a bus to Cebu, the land of excitement and natural wonder. Your first stop is Oslob, where you can dive into the azure waters and swim alongside the gentle giants of the ocean — whale sharks. You'll take a boat just offshore, then get into the water to snorkel with these magnificent creatures, an experience that will forever be etched into your memory.

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But the thrill doesn't end there. Brace yourself for canyoneering in Badian, an exhilarating activity that takes you through a maze of gushing rivers, towering cliffs, and cascading waterfalls. With the help of experienced guides, you'll navigate natural water slides, cliff jumps, and exhilarating rappels, all while surrounded by lush tropical scenery. The experience will leave you feeling invigorated.

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After all the adrenaline, slow down and appreciate the tranquil beauty of Moalboal. Put on your snorkelling gear and dive into a vibrant underwater world, where sea turtles gracefully swim among colourful coral reefs. Witnessing these majestic creatures up close is a humbling experience, and you'll find yourself immersed in a surreal marine wonderland.

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To complete your weekend in Cebu, don't miss the opportunity to visit the enchanting Kawasan Falls. As you plunge into the refreshing turquoise pools beneath the falls, you'll feel the weight of the world lift off your shoulders. Surrounded by lush greenery and the soothing sound of cascading water, you'll find yourself in a state of pure bliss.

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Weekend Two: Boracay - Paradise Unleashed

After an exhilarating weekend in Cebu, it's time to indulge in pure relaxation on the stunning island of Boracay. As you step onto the pristine white sand beaches, a sense of tranquillity washes over you. Find your perfect spot, lay back on a sun lounger, and soak up the sun. Boracay is the epitome of a tropical paradise, where time seems to stand still, and worries fade away.


As the sun sets, Boracay comes alive with vibrant energy. Join the lively beach parties and experience the island's renowned nightlife. Dance under the stars, mingle with fellow travellers and create memories that will last a lifetime. Boracay's nightlife scene is an amalgamation of pulsating music, laughter, and joyful celebration. Let your inhibitions go and surrender yourself to the island's infectious spirit.

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For adventure enthusiasts, Boracay offers a wide range of watersports — parasailing, jet-skiing, and paddleboarding to name but a few. Explore the vibrant coral reefs through snorkelling or scuba diving, and marvel at the kaleidoscope of colours beneath the surface. Whether you're a thrill-seeker or simply seeking serenity, Boracay has it all.

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Throughout your weekend in Boracay, you'll have the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals from around the world. Whether you're exploring the island together, sharing stories over tropical cocktails, or bonding during beachside yoga sessions, the experience is enhanced by the vibrant community of Work the World housemates. These connections will forge lifelong friendships and create a support network that extends far beyond your time in the Philippines.

What support do you get while you're overseas?

Exploring a new country can be both exciting and challenging. That's why we locally hire our in-country teams — to provide you with local wisdom and hints and tips that help you squeeze the most from your travel experiences. Our knowledgeable teams have a deep understanding of their local cultures, hidden travel gems, and the best times to visit them.

They will share knowledge about the most picturesque waterfalls, secret beaches, and off-the-beaten-path attractions that you won't find in guidebooks. Whether it's recommending the ideal spots for whale shark encounters or suggesting the most convenient and cost-effective ways to get to where you want to go, our team will make sure you have the best possible experience during your weekends of travel.

You can rely on their expertise to make the most of your time in the Philippines and create unforgettable memories.

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In the Philippines, adventure and relaxation await at every turn. From swimming alongside whale sharks and canyoneering in Cebu to lounging on paradise beaches and partying in Boracay. Each weekend offers a unique experience that will leave you with cherished memories.

Remember — these are just two example weekends from one country. When you consider our broad range of destinations, your travel options are near limitless.

These incredible opportunities are within your reach. So, seize the moment — secure your space on a Work the World elective to unlock a world of adventure and cultural immersion.

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