We are always happy to hear back from our clients. The more feedback we get, the better our service becomes. It also makes us feel especially good knowing we helped you have the best vacation of your life. Below you can find a few testimonials from our recent customers – We hope yours will be the next one!

PJ Jones (UK) – Visited February 1st 2018:

I don’t normally take the time to write reviews for companies or products, particularly if I had a good experience, because hey, that’s what we are paying for right – a good experience? So the fact that I am writing this at all should tell you one thing – I didn’t have a good experience. Oh no, I had an absolutely INCREDIBLE experience.

I can’t even begin to describe just what an amazing trip Dan and the team at PTP put together for my fiancee Kate and I. The organisation of the itinerary was completed with military precision, and we were provided with several options at varying price points, giving us plenty of choice to choose from.

When I first contacted Dan and his team, my mind was mainly focused on getting advice about the different places we could stay whilst in the Philippines – I hadn’t put much thought into the logistical side of things, such as planes, boats, ferries and taxis. Looking back now, I don’t know how we would have coped if we had to organise all of that stuff ourselves. One perfect example of this was when our original plan to travel from Coron to El Nido via ferry was scuppered by a gale warning from the coast guard, resulting in a boat ban for two days straight. This threw our itinerary out of the window for a few days, but somehow Dan managed to get a refund on the hotels and ferry, and meanwhile we spent a couple of nights in a five star island resort they managed to organise at the last minute, which ended up being one of the major highlights of the trip.

One of the catches with being on a private island resort is that the only boats allowed to dock at the island are from the resort itself.
After losing a couple of days to the boat ban and not wanting to waste any of our trip going back to mainland and catching a ferry, Dan said he would look into our other options. God knows how, but Dan and his team then managed to organise one of the only speedboats allowed on the island we were staying, belonging to the Vice Mayor of Linapacan. Now by this point you must be thinking that our itinerary must have cost a fortune and that our holiday budget had no limit, but that’s not true at all. The guys at PTP were always super conscious and appreciative of our budget, and in several cases took no commission themselves to ensure that we weren’t spending more than we’d planned for. We were made to feel like celebrities without spending money like one – that is true.

To give you an idea of the scale of organisation involved in our trip, over the course of 9 days we stayed in 4 hotels on 2 islands, requiring 3 flights, 6 minibus transfers, 3 speedboats, 2 slow boats, 1 island hopping tour, 1 motorbike rental and 1 hospital visit. Oh, and a lot of beer and cocktails!

Thanks you Dan and team for the most amazing trip ever. Holiday video coming soon!

Sofia Sayah (US), Party of 12, Visited on February 16th 2018:

Planning a trip to a new place for a large group of people can sometimes be challenging. However, Yoav and his team did an exceptional job and everything went smoothly.

My friends and i had the best trip of our lives, not only because Palawan is hands-down the most beautiful place we’ve seen, but also because Yoav made things so easy for us by arranging everything from transportation to daily activities. They even sent us constant updates on what’s planned for the day. The service we were provided with was beyond what we would have ever expected, Yoav was available 24/7 and answered us instantly regardless of time.

They really went above and beyond for us and it felt so genuine, his number one goal was to sure we were all happy (not easy for a group of 12). Yoav and his team made our dream trip come true, an experience that will never be forgotten. Thank you!!! Sofia.

Mikhail Hernandez and Alexander Tavares (US), Party of 2, Visited on March 28th 2018:


My brother and I live in 2 different countries, after 2 years without seen each other we decided to have a joint vacation in the Philippines. We started the planning and after a few days of researching we realize that it was not going to be easy to plan this trip, because both were very busy and we didn’t have a clue where to start.

After researching multiples websites, I found YGD travel. I was impressed with all the details I could find on their website. I decided to contact them, and I was pleasantly surprise with how fast they respond my question, and how they wanted to know each details of what we wanted in order to provide us with the best vacation possible. They took care of everything, hotels, flights, transfers, tours, we just have to be clear in what we wanted and relax. I can say that these was one of the best vacation we have had, and everything went according to plan, they even went the extra mile, giving us tip throughout the whole trip and they took care of all the logistic when my brothers bags were delay and stay in Manila while we were in another island, they made sure that we receive the bag in our hotel while we were enjoying our vacation. If it wasn’t for them this could have spoiled our vacation.

I cant recommend enough their service, they are incredible professional and cost efficient, and give your more than you can expect from your budget. I definitely going to recommend their service to any person that it’s planning to visit the Philippines and I’m going to repeat with them when I come back.

Thank you very much for everything!

Scott and Jules Read (South Africa), Party of 2, Visited on April 30th 2018:


We started the process of researching idea’s for our Honeymoon in Philippines and with total luck, stumbled across philippinestravelpackage.com online.

With little (or no) previous knowledge of the various islands to visit in Philippines, the website appeared to be really informative, so we really wanted to get the process started of exploring the various options of islands we would like to visit during our trip.

A Skype meeting was arranged, where we ‘met’ Dan. He asked us a bunch of questions to gauge who we are and what we’d like most to do
while we’re there. After this point, there was plenty of back and forth (emails), questions etc. The process was exciting as we started to iron out the islands we were going to visit with Dan’s helpful recommendations, things to do/see and places to stay.

Siargao – Cebu – Coron – El Nido : All the islands we visited were so different in terms of the people, private tours and experiences, which made it the adventure honeymoon we were always seeking!

We would both like to say a massive thanks to Dan for all his help, patience, communication, tips, guidance and most of all for planning a honeymoon trip that we’ll remember for a lifetime. It was so amazing from start to finish and exceeded all our expectations throughout the trip.

We would happily use your services again in the future and recommend to any of our friends or networks planning a holiday to Philippines.

Shimon Danoch and co. (Israel), Party of 7, Visited on August 2nd 2018:


Listen… There aren’t many people like you! I already gave your mail to 2 couples i know. We met our friend in Moscow, thanks for helping him find a new flight back home…. So much excitement when we saw him, i almost cried….

It was really wonderful. Even if pretty exhausting… But everything went smooth and alot of it is thanks to you. I will never forget you… And i will prove it to you! Thank you so so much for everything!

 

 

Orla Shorten (Ireland), Party of 2, Visited on August 5th 2018:


Absolutely the best holiday we have been on, extremely well organized, well thought out and planned trip, down to every detail. Having previously been to Thailand, Fiji, Mexico and many many more I must say that our trip to the Philippines has been the best all because of your company (especially Dan).

The attention to detail has been second to none, the personal touch has made all the difference and having a point of contact 24/7 is essential to feeling truly at ease throughout our trip.

The places we have seen would not have been possible without your companies recommendation, we had waterfalls to ourselves, the best of hotels, amazing food experiences and it’s not over yet. We will, without doubt highly recommend your business to everybody we speak to, as well as our social media outlets.

Thanks so much for an unforgettable experience! We will definately return to explore more islands, under your recommendations and guidance!!

Diana Sushchenko (Canada), Party of 3, Visited on October 6th 2018:


Whilst searching the internet endlessly about resorts and vacations to Palawan, I stumbled upon Philippines travel packages site which had answers to all my questions.

As I filled out my form and waited for a response, I checked out their website and had all the information I needed, what kind of tours, which packages, what to bring and so on…

Within a few hours, I got a response ! Joe helped me book a few day tour in Palawan, hotel, tours and flight included! I gave him my budget and he offered me different hotels and tours that would suit my needs. After picking the ones that fit me best, he quickly made the appropriate reservations and everything was ready to go! He gave me all the booking information and even left me his contact information if ever I need to call in case something goes wrong.

I am very pleased with the fast and understanding service I received.

Will definitely book again when needed.

5 Comments

  1. Kornelia & Martin

    From the minute we contacted Dan and his team we were in such good hands. They personally made sure that our trip was gonna be perfect. With a lot of emailing back and forth and Skype, Dan manage to organize a holiday we will never forget. This is perfect for luxury or even backpacker trip, since they costimize every single trip.
    When we arrived in Philippines, Dan made sure that our trip went as smoothly as possible. If we had some questions, Dan was easy to contact and was very helpful.

    Thank you for everything!!!!!

    Posted on April 9, 2018 Reply
  2. Graham Bird

    We were in the Philippines from 7th to 21st August 2018

    I will try and keep this brief, but in truth, there is so much to say about the excellent service we received from Dan, that I probably won’t do it justice.

    I had been researching a trip to the Philippines on the internet and made contact with Dan as a result. We (family of four, with two teenage boys) were travelling from the UK and our plan was to visit family in Hong Kong, and then to travel together to the Philippines. Initially the party would be eight, with my cousin and three teenage girls joining us, with the party growing to nine once her husband could join us. We would spend 12 days in the Philippines during which all the teenagers would do their PADI qualification.

    Dan was fantastic. He took time to understand the type of holiday we were after, our budget and the mix of relaxation versus adventure. August is not the best time of the year in some parts of the Philippines (wet season), so Dan took care in advising where we could go to get the right mix for our holiday and the best weather conditions for the time of the year. His suggestions met our expectations and preferences perfectly in all aspects.

    The organisation that followed was excellent too. Dan took care of arranging all our flights, internal transfers, PADI course, diving and recommended a number of day-trip activities which suited our budget. The drivers he arranged were excellent – very friendly and all went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. We used GODEEP as the diving school – and they too must share some of the accolade for making our holiday such a memorable one.

    However, the aspect of Dan’s service which stands out was his involvement when we had unscheduled changes to our plans. We had been due to catch a ferry from Bohol to Cebu on a Sunday evening as we were flying from Cebu early on Monday morning. Unfortunately, the ferries were all cancelled due to high winds and it looked like we would be stranded on Bohol or have to catch a very slow, over-night ferry in the hope of making our connection. Dan was immediately on the phone to our driver (who again was superb) and spent most of Sunday evening helping us find alternatives. We were driven to an alternative port where the queues for ferries were chaotic. However, Dan kept in constant contact with us and Elias (our driver) and was able to maintain a calm head in a stressful situation. In the end we found a small hotel on Bohol and were able to get a very early morning ferry to Cebu. A driver was arranged to pick us up, take us to our hotel in Cebu where we were welcomed and given an amazing breakfast after showering and changing. What could have been a nightmare turned into an adventure.

    We had a similar issue when flying from Siargao to Manila – the airport at Manila had been closed due to an accident and our flights from Siargao were severely delayed. This meant we missed our connections to Hong Kong and onwards to the UK. Dan worked tirelessly to help us find accommodation in Manila (which given the disruption caused by the airport closure was no mean feat) and to help us find alternative flights to get home. Once that was sorted, he then arranged an amazing day trip for us around Manila to make sure we made the most of our delay. Once again, a stressful situation which could have ruined the end of our holiday turned into an enjoyable adventure.

    There are many other aspects I would love to comment on – the willingness to help, the amazing day trips organised on Siargao (one at very short notice which we decided on a whim) and the friendliness of all the people Dan arranged to help us. However, I think the thing that stands out was the availability and willingness to help at any time of the day or week. We got a great service.

    One final thing worth mentioning – I was initially a little concerned that I had come across Dan on the internet and hence wondered if I was being naive about sending money to an organisation on the other side of the world which I did not know. When I raised it with Dan, he was brilliant and I was able to get independent references from the hotels directly to alleviate any concerns I had.

    I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Dan and his team.

    Thank you for an amazing holiday!

    Posted on September 27, 2018 Reply
    • Admin

      Thanks a lot for taking the time to write this comment Graham, it really helps us and warms our heart to read it.

      I’m sure Dan will thank you personally through Whatsapp or skype, but wanted to also let you know everyone else here was super excited to read this and so happy we were able to make your vacation such a memorable experience!

      Posted on October 1, 2018 Reply
  3. Marco & Marco & Simone

    A wonderful and worm help to organize and enjoy Philippines!!!!
    Thanks to Dan 24H available 7/7 we had the possibility to visit Philippines changing plan at last moment according to the weather!
    Really a good service and a good person!
    Honest price, good services and good suggestions !
    Strongly recommended!!!

    MMS

    Posted on October 3, 2018 Reply
    • Admin

      Hi Guys!

      Glad to hear you had a good time, and thanks for the nice comment.

      Warm regards from Dan and the whole team here!

      Posted on October 4, 2018 Reply

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