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DVOM Winner from Philippines

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With over 7,700 islands, it's not surprising that the Philippines has become such a magnet for drone pilots around the world  This three and a half minute video by contributor Bachir_Photo_Phactory shows off the best of the archipelgago from a bird's eye perspective.  Feast your eyes on tropical forests, crystal clear waters, Chocolate Hills, abundant waterfalls, and famous paraw sailing boats. It is easy to see why this video won both Drone Video of the Week and Drone Video of the Month. 

DVOW Nominee from Palawan

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Philippines Magic Drone Video

Laurent Paris

Lying between the Sulu Sea and South China Sea, the Province of Palawan is an archipelago in the Philippines. It's believed that humans have lived in Palawan for more the 50,000 years and ancient relics have been found in the area that are approximately 5,000 years old. With so much history, it’s easy to see why people might want to travel there. After watching this drone video  by Laurent Paris, (which was nominated for Drone Video of the Week) you'll be re-thinking your next vacation plans! 

DVA Nominee from the Philippines

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Philippines | A Place I Call Home

Merr Watson

Follow AirVuz contributor and travel vlogger Merr Watson on a tour through her home country – the Philippines. An official selection in the 2017 Drone Video Awards, this video takes a look at some of the lush, untouched islands, clear waters, and smiling faces that make up this Asian archipelago consisting of over 7k individual islands large and small.  Highlights include aerial footage of Sirgao, Palawan, and Cebu, among other spots around this beautiful Southeast Asian country.

Philippines Drone Tour

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PHILIPPINES by drone | 2018


Take in glorious aerial views from all over the Philippines in this stunning piece by top contributor and drone pilot Kamuethy.  The video features footage from all over this Southeast Asian archipelago of over 7,000 islands.  Watch it for great aerial views of the central island of Siargao; the Dinagat Islands, on the south side of Leyte Gulf; the islands of Cebu and Bohol in the Central Visayan region; the storied El Nido beach area on the island of Palawan; and the small island of Coron just north of Palawan.  

A Philippines Story

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The Philippines - You TRAVEL to EVOLVE


Top Australian drone pilot and aerial videographer Jaxon Roberts headed to the Philippines to make this inspiring travel video from the beautiful Southeast Asian island nation.  A master at injecting a strong human element into his videos, he uses the gorgeous backdrop of the island archipelago to tell a story about how travel opens our minds and helps us to become better people.  It's a masterpiece in an evolving genre of using drones to tell stories about beautiful places and the people who live and travel there.  

Amazing Colors of the Philippines

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Colors of The Philippines From The Air (4K)


This high-definition, aerial video of the Philippines by talented pilot christer_isulat is a must watch. He says he wanted to put together a film showcasing the variety of beautiful colors you can see around the island nation. This video certainly does that and more. Using a variety of shooting techniques - tilting shots, pans, rotating shots, top-downs, and more - he’ll bring us over three minutes of nature footage by drone from the 7,461 islands that make up the archipelago in Southeast Asia. 

DVOM Finalist: Batanes Islands

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Higher Views of Batanes


The Batanes province of the Philippines is the northernmost in this giant Southeast Asian archipelago.  The province consists of a group of islands roughly between the northern "mainland" of Luzon and the island nation of Taiwan to the north.  Seen here in this DVOM Finalist drone video by jj_maghirang, the Batanes were populated by a distinctive ethnic group which migrated here over 4,000 years ago, and didn't come under control of the Spanish until the late 18th century - much later than the rest of the Philippines.

Aerial Tour of the Visayans

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Visayas, Philippines


The Philippines is divided into three broad regions, corresponding to north, central, and southern island groupings.  The middle portion is called the Visayan Islands, which consists of a half-dozen major islands and hundreds of smaller ones.  It's named after the Visayan ethnicity predominant in the region, which also includes peoples native to parts of the neighboring Luzon and Mindanao regions.  In this fantastic drone video by contributor christer_insulat, you'll get an aerial tour of this fascinating tropical paradise.  

Palawan's El Nido in 4K

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El Nido


Top contributor Bachir_Photo_Phactory put together this marvelous 60 second DVOW Finalist travel reel from the Philippines. The focus of the video is the legendary beach area known as El Nido. El Nido is actually a municipality which covers the northern tip of Palawan, the westernmost of the main islands of the Philippines. With its towering coastal cliffs and rock formations forming numerous semi-secluded beaches, El Nido frequently appears near the top of authoritative rankings of the world's top beach destinations. 

DVOM Winner from Palawan

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A Tropical Paradise | Coron Palawan

Merr Watson

Top contributor Merr Watson, who hails from the Philippines, travels to world making amazing videos which incorporate extensive drone footage.  In this video, she covers the magical Philippines province of Palawan, which includes Palawan Island, the nearby Coron Island, and many others.  It's rapidly becoming one of the most popular travel destinations in the Philippines archipelago.  This amazing production was selected as a winner of the AirVuz Drone Video of the Month in June 2018.

Philippines: City Skylines

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Philippines Skyscrapers

Chrismael Photograph

Check out this compilation of aerial footage from the gleaming skylines of the Philippines, compliments of contributor and pilot Chirmael Photography. The video features footage from the following cities in this Southeast Asian archipelago: the Makati District of Manila; Bonifacio Global City, another high rise district of Manila; Laguna, a built-up area southeast of Manila; Davao City, the capital of the southern Mindanao region; and Cebu City, the largest city in the Central Visayan region.  

Touring the Central and Southern Philippines

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Fly Over The Philippines, Cebu, Bohol, Camiguin, Siquijor l 4K


Check out this stunning drone video from the central and Philippines, compliments of top AirVuz contributor DigitalTravelCouple.  The first stop includes three spots on the island of Cebu in the Central Visayans near the middle of the archipelago: Osmena Peak, Kandungaw Peak and the Cambais Falls.  Then it's on to the Chocolate Hills on the neighboring island of Bohol.  Then they head south to the island of Camiguin, just north of Mindanao.  The last stops are Paliton Beach and Cambugahay Falls on Siquijor, back in the Visayans.

Palawan and Cebu

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Philippines in 4K


Top contributor hamza_mujtaba created this magnificent 4k aerial tour of the Philippines which was a DVOW finalist in July 2019. The video features footage from the western region of Palawan as well as the island of Cebu in the Central Visayan Islands.  Specific locations featured include: Kawasan Falls on Cebu; Puerto Princesa, the capital of the Palawan province; El Nido, the famous beach area in the northern part of Palawan; and Osmeña Peak, one of the highest mountain peaks on Cebu and the most easily accessible.  

Manila: Capital City

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The Colors of Manila: DJI Phantom 4 Pro

Erin Rushton Media

If you spend 60 seconds watching this drone video of Manila, Philippines by Erin Rushton Media, you'll get a great sense for the look of the city.  The country's capital city, which lies on Manila Bay in central Luzon, is one of the world's largest cities.  While the city itself is "only" 2 million, it's the center of a metropolitan area of over 20 million.  Most of the video is shot around the core downtown area, which has been front and center in Southeast Asia's ongoing skyscraper building boom.

Negros: Kanlaon Volcano

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Kanlaon Volcano, Philippines.

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Part of the Ring of Fire, Kanlaon is one of the most active volcano in the Philippines. With an altitude of almost 2.5k meters (just under 8.1k ft.), it's the highest peak on Negros and indeed in the entire Vasayan Islands region.  From the waterfalls at the base, to the Margaja Valley caldera and rocky Lugud crater, the Canlaon volcano brings new meaning to the saying, "beautiful but deadly."  Contributor NAVA flew over the top of this marvel, creating one of the most-viewed drone videos on AirVuz.  

Coron's Kayangan Lake

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Kayangan Lake, Coron, Palawan


The island of Coron in the Philippines has become one of the world's hottest beach destinations.  Located off the northern tip of the larger island of Palawan, one of the attractions of Coron is its line of lakes which extend from the middle of the island northward.  In this drone video by pnoymavic30, you'll get a bird's eye view of Kayangan Lake.  With its spectacular crystal waters, it's the northernmost lake of the group, lying just a few km/mi inland from the island's northern coastline. This video was a DVOW nominee in August, 2019. 

Bataan Peninsula: Sisiman

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Carlo Caacbay

Sisiman is a small coastal village at the tip of the Bataan Peninsula on the island of Luzon in the Phillipines, just across Manila Bay from the great capital city.  Contributor Carlos Caacbay's drone video captures this magnificent looking place, whose beauty hides a grim past: this was the starting point for the infamous Bataan Death March in an early phase of World War II, in which thousands of US and allied POW's died during early 1942 while being force-marched through the jungle by their Japanese captors.   

Surigao del Norte

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"Anak" - A Department of Tourism's ad


The Philippines' Surigao del Norte province sits on several islands, with the largest portion on the north end of Mindanao, the major island of the southern part of the Philippines.  Contributor Franz Pilot shot this aerial video of this region, which was close to the site of a major World War II naval battle (collectively known as the Battle of Leyte Gulf), for the Philippines Department of Tourism.  Using an Inspire 1 and a Phantom 4 Pro drone from DJI, his video captures the beauty of the area, including the Hinatuan ("Enhanted") River.

Luzon's Highlands

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Philippines Highlands: Drone Footage of North Luzon


While the Philippines island Luzon is the country's most heavily populated, the vast majority of the island's population lives in the central part of the highland.  In contrast, the mountainous northern part of the island, which is home to some of its most spectacular natural scenery, is sparsely populated.  In this video by top contributor Jack Shirley, you'll get an aerial tour of the region, including some awesome bird's eye views of Sagada, Banaue, Buscalan, Tinglayan, Bugnay, and more.

Siargo Island

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Beautiful Island Philippines, Siargao


Of the islands that comprise the Mindanao Region of the Philippines, Siargo is probably the best known to the traveler community.  It's situated to the northeast of the main island of Mindanao, in the province of Surigao del Norte.  Siargo has some of the most magnificent natural scenery in the Philippines, with stunning white sand beaches, coral reefs, and mangroves.  Contributor Deka0831 used her drone to bring us this amazing aerial tour of the island, ranked as the #1 island in the 2019 CN Traveler survey.

Cebu, Bohol, and Leyte

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The Visayas: Cebu, Bohol, and Leyte

Marc Piramide

In this video, contributor Marc Piramide takes us on an aerial tour of the three islands which comprise the heart of the Philippines' Central Visayan Islands (also known as the Central Philippines) - Cebu, Bohol, and Leyte.  The opening shot is of Cebu City, the largest urban area in the region and the second-largest city in the country.  The remainder of the video focuses on the natural sights for which the region is famous - endless white sand beaches, tiny island sand bars, mangrove swamps, and shimmering, crystal blue waters.  

Explosive Mt. Pinatubo

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Mount Pinatubo Philippines

Jc Gellidon

Contributor Jc Gellidon created this amazing drone video of Mt. Pinatubo in the Philippines, the site of one of the most explosive volcanic eruptions of the 20th century.  Fortunately, there was sufficient warning such that most of the people directly in harm's way were evacuated and thus avoided injury when the explosion occurred on June 15, 1991.  The eruption pushed over 30 billion tons of dust and sulphur dioxide into the atmosphere, disrupting the global climate for at least two years thereafter.  

Cebu: Philippines' Second City

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Cebu City, the Philippines

Marc Piramide

In this video, contributor and drone pilot Marc Piramide takes us on an aerial tour of the second largest city in the Philippines.  Cebu City, on the island of Cebu, is the center of a metropolitan area of about 3 million as of 2018, making it the second largest urban area in the Philippines.  It is the dominant city of the Visayan Islands, as the central part of the country known.  Known as the oldest city in the Philippines, the port of Cebu City is one of the country's most important, particularly for domestic trade. 

Culasi Island

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Discover the Majestic Island of Culasi


Panay is the westernmost of the major Central Visayan Islands which make up the central part of the Philippines.  Although it's one of the larger islands in the archipelago in terms of land area, it's less well known than Negros, Cebu, and Bohol, the islands which line up moving southeast of Panay.  In this video, contributor choypictures // lights and shades gives us an aerial view of Culasi, a beautiful area in the northwestern part of Panay which is becoming Panay's first "hot" tourist destination.

Sulu Archipelago: Tenusa Island

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Tenusa Island - Basilan

Ian Gongona

Check out this fantastic drone video of an almost-unkown island in the Philippines.  Tenusa Island is part of the Sulu Archipelago, a group of islands lying to the west of Mindanao, the main island of the southern Philippines.  Tenusa (Bihintinusa) is a tiny island lying off of the southern coast of Basilan, the largest of the Sulu mini-archipelago.  Barely visible on a map, and with no permanent residents, Tenusa sparkles in the Sulu Sea.  The video was created by contributor and drone pilot Ian Gongona. 

Southern Luzon: Bicol

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Carlo Caacbay

Bicol is the southern region of Luzon, the largest island of the Philippines.  The Bicol region also includes several large islands, such as Masbate and Burias, and many smaller ones.  Much less populated than central Luzon, Bicol is perhaps best known as the home of Mayon, an active volcano with a perfectly symmetrical conical shape.  Contributor Crlo Caacbay created this epic drone video of the region, home to some of the most stunning natural scenery in Luzon and indeed in all of Southeast Asia.

Mindoro Island

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Mindoro, Philippines - Aerials


Contributor Franz_pilot created this beautiful drone video of Mindoro, a large island of the northern Philippines.  Mindoro lies off the coast of Luzon (the country's largest island), and is itself the seventh largest island in the country.  Mindoro has a unique native culture, one which is distinct from the various cultures of Luzon to the north and the Visayan Islands to the south.  As you will see from the video, it's a mountainous island, featuring brilliant white sand beaches along its extensive coastline.  

Northern Luzon

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Northern Luzon, Philippines

Andrew Asencio

Contributor and drone pilot Andres Ascencio created this stunning aerial video of the northern part of Luzon in the Philippines.  The Iloco region of the most populous island in the Philippines archipelago is located in its far northwestern corner, on the South China Sea.  It is far less well known than the area around the Lingayen Gulf which lies to the south of Iloco.  The video includes footage of "mainland" Iloco as well as of Badoc, a tiny island which is a short distance off of a peninsula at Lobit.

Aerial Tour of Cebu Island

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Amazing Cebu

Marc Piramide

Take a tour of the Philippines island of Cebu, compliments of contributor Marc Piramide.  The province of Cebu consists of the main island plus over 150 surrounding islands.  It's the most populous province of the Central Visayan Islands, one of the main regions of the country, which includes most of the central part of the country.  The video, which features footage from the length of the island, was created in collaboration with Mactan Cebu International Airport and the Department of Tourism.

Southern Philippines: Samal Island

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Beautiful White Sand Beach (Samal Island)


Here is a great aerial tour of the island of Samal in the southern Philippines, compliments of contributor and drone pilot Nehvolution.  Samal is in the Davao Gulf of Mindanao, the main island of the southern part of the country and its second most populated after Luzon.  Samal is close to Davao City, the capital of the Mindanao province and the center of the country's third largest metro area after Manila and Cebu City.  Proximity to Davao City led to heavy bombing damaga on Samal in World War II. 

Western Luzon: Bolinao

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Carlo Caacbay

The westernmost portion of the Pangasinan province of Luzon is the municipality of Bolinao.  Situated in the western part of Luzon, Bolinao is surrounded by the sea, with the Lingayen Gulf to its east and the South China Sea to its west.  Bolinao is generally considered to be one of the most scenic areas in all of Luzon, the Philippines' largest island.  Content creator and pilot Carlo Caacbay used a drone combined with ground camera footage to create this spectacular virtual tour of this spectacular tropical region.  

Drone Tour of Negros

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Philippines - Negros Canlaon Manjuyod Apo Island 4k Drone Footage

Mr. Gavintech

In this video, contributor Mr. Gavintech takes us on an aerial tour of Negros and its surrounding islands in the central part of the Philippines.  His video features aerial footage of most of the natural scenery which makes Negros one of the top tourist destinations in the entire Philippines archipelago.  Prepare to be amazed by the bird's eye views of the Manjuyod sandbar, the Canlaon volcano (the highest peak in the entire Visayan Islands region), Apo Island, Dumaguete, and more.

Northern Luzon: Mt. Guiting-Guiting

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Mt Guiting Guiting Philippines


Check out this stunning aerial view of a well known mountain in the northern Philippines.  It's called Mount Guiting-Guiting.  It's situated on Sibuyan, an island in the Sibuyan Sea, south of Luzon.  The mountain has a peak elevation of about 2.05k meters, or around 6.75k ft.  Known in part for its impressive range of biodiversity, the mountain is part of the Mt. Guiting-Guiting Natural Park.  The mountain (and island) is part of the province of Romblon, which covers the main islands in the Sibuyan Sea.  

Aerial Tour of Bohol

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My Travel Video: Part 2 Featuring Bohol, Philippines

Jermeister Deap

Bohol is a medium sized island in the south central portion of the Philippines, sitting between the somewhat larger islands of Cebu to its west and Leyte to its east.  With its distinctive Chocolate Mountains and other natural wonders, Bohol has caught the attention of drone pilots such as contributor Jermeister Deap.  He created this beautiful aerial video of the island, the 10th largest amongst the thousands that make up the archipelago, and one of the largest of the Visayan Islands of the central Philippines.

Camigun from Above

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Heaven Island Philippines, Camiguin / White island


After Sirgao, the most well known of the smaller islands of the Philippines Mindanao region is probably Camiguin.  Covering a modest land area of about 240 square km (about 90 square mi), Camiguin is situated in the Bohol Sea, a body of water which lies off the northwestern part of the main island of Mindanao.  As you will see in this drone video by Deka0831, Camiguin represents a stunning little bit of paradise, with a hilly interior surrounded by appealing white sandbars and sparkling blue seas.

Pangasinan, Western Luzon

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Pangasinan, Philippines / 4K Video Compilation


Jibo888 created this brilliant 4k drone video of Pangasinan, a province of western Luzon in the Philippines.  Situated north northwest of Manila in the area surrounding the Gulf of Lingayen, the native inhabitants of Pangasinan maintain a distinctive culture and language.  The video includes aerial footage of some of the region's most well-known spots, including the Hundred Islands National Park, Alaminos City, Tondaligan beach, Natividad Pangasinan, Maranum Falls, Bolinao Beach Resort, and more.

Mindanao's Capital City

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Land of Promise (The most livable City the city of Davao)


To get a sense of what the Philippines third-argest city looks like from the air, check out this drone video by conributor and pilot Nehvolution.  He flies over Davao, the largest city in the southern region of the country.  It sits in the southeastern part of the island of Mindanao (the main island of the region), on the Gulf of Davao.  The video will take you through the center of the city and its suburbs; together they make up the Davao metropolitan area, which is the third largest in the Philippines.  

Samal, Gulf of Davao

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IGACOS (Island Garden City of Samal)


Check out this beautiful drone video from an island in the southern Philippines, compliments of shoot2thrill.  It's called the Island Garden City of Samal, often shortened to simply Samal. It's actually two islands in the Gulf of Davao, a gulf which sits in the southeastern part of the island of Mindanao.  The two islands - Samal and the smaller Talikud - are situated near the north end of the gulf, just a few hundred yards/km from Davao City, the provincial capital and the third-largest city in the country.  

Beautiful Coron

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A Day in Coron

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Coron island sits at the far northern end of the Palawan province of the Philippines, northeast of the province's main island of Palawan and across the Mindoro Strait from the much larger island of Mindoro.  Coron is a place of stunning white sand beaches, beautiful hills, and torquoise blue water.  Contributor Bbloss used a drone and some very impressive video editing technique to create this amazing aerial view of the tropical paradise in the western reaches of the Philippines Archipelago. 

16 Spots in the Philippines

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Best Philippines Drone


Let contributor iridpec1 take you all over the vast Southeast Asian island archipelago of the Philippines.  The video features footage from 16 different locations across the islands, including: the El Nido beach area of Palawan; the smaller island of Coron in the Palawan Province; Salagdoong Beach on Siquijor Island in the Central Visayan region; Kalanggaman Island in Leyte Province; Pagbasayan and Naked Islands in the Surigao del Norte province; the Magpupungko rock formations on Siargao Island; Tumalog Falls on Cebu; and more.

Philippines 2019 Reel

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Beautiful aerial landscapes highlights of a 2019 year-end drone compilation video.


Take a tour of the Philippines in this fantastic 2019 reel by contributor choypictures.  The video features footage from the following spots: Bohol, one of the main islands in the middle of the archipelago; Cebu, another large island to its west; Camotes, an island in the gulf that separates Cebu from the large island of Leyte to its east; Catanduanes, an island off the southeastern coast of Luzon; Negros, the large island west of Cebu; Panay, to the west of Negros; the western island of Palawan; and Rizal, near Manila on Luzon.

Philippines Compilation Video

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Philippines from Above 🇵🇭

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With over 7,000 islands to choose from, planing a trip to the Philippines can be daunting. The climate and landscape range from cool highlands on Luzon to dense rainforest on Mindanao and endless tropical beaches. Take an aerial tour of some of the country's most popular sights including white-sand beaches, coral reefs, shipwrecks, active volcanoes and more! It would take over 20 years to spend one day on each island, so book your first trip to this beautiful country now!