What better way to impart the message of what a backpacker hostel is than to actually allow more people to experience what backpacking is all about in this country.
Crossroads Hostel Manila is now offering package tours to different parts of the country from very interesting places to bucket-list places that one should go to before they pass this earth.

Let your feet do the talking

Let your feet do the talking

What is Backpacking?
Backpacking is your old fashioned way of getting around places and it’s practiced by more and more people around the world because the experience is nothing like luxury and you get to meet people and do stuff that other packages would offer that is not what you’d expect from locals who can give you the feel and experience you will never get by getting on more expensive tours that offer bus trips, boat tours, and plane rides. Backpacking is touring countryside while immersing yourself with the culture and vibrant lives of locals living in those places.
Is it expensive?
It costs to get around, however, you can be sure that these rates are much lower compared to the one offered by big, established tour agencies. What’s the goal of these lower rates? To get you around faster without cutting quality and safety. You still get the same 4×4 rides you get from others, same boats, same buses, same tents — it’s just easier to reach.
Can I customize my trips?
You bet! In fact, you and your friends can design your own trips, do your own destination, at the dates you want. It’s that simple for as long as you can organize seven-member barkadas and more.
How much is the cost to designing my own tours?
PhP2,000 for Day trips and PhP3,500 for overnight to two day trips. The cost goes higher depending on how many sites you want to visit.
When should I time our trips?
The best time to get around is between January – May and between November to December depending on the weather situations of course.
We have three places you can try to visit this year and we’re sure you are gonna have a lot of fun. Please email us if you have questions or even call us at +63 (2) 984-9844. Please try calling us Manila time if in case you’re reading this from another country.

Dear guests, our first offering for 2014 Scheduled Group Tours is the January 18-19 Hundred Islands and Bolinao Camping Trip.
The Hundred Islands National Park is composed of 124 big and tiny islands laid over the sprawling, historic, 18-square kilometers Lingayen Gulf. During low tide, these patches of greens and limestone are visibly seen, some of which have pockets of powdery sand that entice beach lovers to play around.
Then on the westernmost corner of the gulf is the municipality of Bolinao which boasts of kilometer-long white beach, a Spanish Colonial era church, and an American-built lighthouse are among its attractions. Book today and enjoy backpacking at its best by our professional guided tours.
Summary Destinations:
Children’s Island
Governor’s Island
Marcos Island / Cave
Quezon Island
Cape Bolinao Lighthouse
Enchanted Cave
Patar Beach
St. James Church
Round-trip Manila-Pangasinan-Manila transportation via private/chartered van/s
Tent accommodation (twin or triple-sharing)
Picnic meals: Day 1: lunch, dinner; Day 2: breakfast, lunch
Chartered boat/s
Use of cottages
Services of tour coordinator and local guides
Entrance and registration fees
Camping fee
Travel insurance
Souvenir event shirt
Not Included:
Day 1 breakfast
Day 2 dinner
Rental to snorkeling equipment
Water activities such as kayak, jetski, etc.
Group Rate: P4,000/head (Exclusive group starts at min. six (6) backpackers)
Note: Payment is non refundable but transferable.

Terms of Payment:
• 100%  Payment upon within seven days of reservation; Cancelled after that
90% Refundable 30 days (or more) prior date of travel
50% Refundable 15 days prior date of travel
Non-Refundable 14 days prior date of travel

Payment Method:
Branch: Serendra-Fort
Account Name: Kristoffer Atienza
Account Number: 0829 035 871
Account Type: Savings
Branch: Libertad-Mandaluyong
Account Name: Kristoffer Atienza
Account Number: 693 800 00 93
Account Type: Current
Things to bring:
Personal toiletries
Digital cameras (point and shoot or DSLR)
Extra batteries and memory cards
Camera accessories
Aqua shoes
Sunblock / sunscreen lotion
Dry bag
Shawl / malong
Sweatshirt / jacket / windbreaker
Trekking/hiking shoes/sandals
Arm sleeves
Cap / sunvisor / hat
Bug repellant
Sleeping bag
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