After pickup from Manila South Harbour Pier 15 in the morning, your guide will take you on a scenic 1-hour drive through the countryside to Hidden Valley Springs Resort in the town of Alaminos, located in the province of Laguna.
Situated between two mystical mountains, Mt Makiling and Mt Banahaw, the landscape here encompasses a 110-acre-wide (45-hectare) and 300-foot-deep (91-meter) crater believed to have been formed by a violent volcanic upheaval thousands of years ago.
As you explore the area on foot with your guide, admire the lush vegetation, which boasts an impressive collection of rare orchids and more than 153 species of plant life, most of which are endangered and indigenous to the forest.
Reach the resort's hot springs, where you’ll find several heated volcanic pools. Take a dip in these natural healing waters and unwind as you listen to the sounds of swaying palms and ferns and cascading waters from the mountainside.
At midday, you’ll be served a buffet lunch of traditional Filipino specialties. After your meal, you may take another soak to the hot springs if you wish. You'll return to your hotel relaxed and rejuvenated.