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The Philippines is a destination steeped in plentiful history, magnetic culture and fast-paced cities. And you can find all three in Manila, the Philippine capital. This urban epicentre is known for its buzzing atmosphere, shopping opportunities, ancient Chinatown and colonial-influenced cityscape. Get to know Manila for yourself by snapping up cheap airfares from Cairns on Webjet. With the money you save on return flights, you can spend more time meandering through markets looking for keepsakes, feasting on lip-smacking local cuisine, or journeying out of the city limits on thrilling day trips. Visit the historical landmarks, such as the Malacanang Palace, and learn about the Spanish influence on the Filipino culture. Or, unleash your inner adventurer with an exciting cliff dive off the Tanay Waterfall. No matter what draws you in to Manila, booking cheap airfares from Cairns to Manila can get your trip started off right.
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The best time to visit Manila
Humidity is high during Manila’s wet season and temperatures can reach up to 34°C (93°F) from May through October. On top of the rain, Manila’s monsoon season falls between August and October, so if you’re travelling from CNS to MNL during these months, be sure to watch weather reports before departing. Manila’s rain disappears from November through April and the humidity also eases, offering better opportunities for outdoor excursions. Late May and November are shoulder months between the seasons and usually see drier, cooler days averaging 31°C (88°F). If you’re searching for cheap airfares from Cairns to Manila, look to book for travel in May and November.
Departing From Cairns
Cheap airfares from Cairns to Manila are available to be booked via Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Qantas, Malaysia Airlines and Air Niugini. Flights to Manila require at least one stopover, commonly in Brisbane, Sydney, Singapore or Hong Kong. The travel times are upwards of 10 hours.
Getting to Cairns Airport
Cairns Taxis are the only regulated taxis in the city that offer door-to-door airport transfers. The 10-minute ride from the centre of Cairns to the airport should cost around $25 AUD. The cheapest transfer option is via public bus and the Translink service. Pick up the city bus from any of the stops along Sheridan Street and get off at Tobruk Pool Bus Stop. From there the Trans Link airport transfer will take you to Cairns Airport. Total including bus and Translink fare is around $8.50 AUD.
Parking at Cairns Airport
Parking your car at the airport can leave you light in the wallet. But if you pre-book your slot before your CNS to MNL holiday, you can keep more money in your pocket and have peace of mind that your car is in good hands.
Where to Park at Cairns Airport
Your flight to Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport will depart from Terminal 1. Cairns Airport has two budget-friendly car park options for international travellers:
· T1 Budget Lot: Designed for long term parking. The uncovered spaces are within a 1 to 3-minute walk to the terminal and is the best option for international jet setters hoping to save big on airport parking. A weeklong storage in the T1 budget lot will cost $71 AUD.
· T2 Covered Lot: If you want to store your car in covered slots while you’re enjoying your stay in Manila, book a space in the T2 Covered lot. Each slot is 20 percent larger and includes rated shelter from both sun and rain storms. And with a 5 to 7-minute walk to Terminal 1, you can leave your car in good hands without being too far from the terminals. A weeklong storage in the T2 Covered lot is $158 AUD.
Arriving in Manila
Flights from Brisbane arrive at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL), which is also known more simply as Manila International Airport.
How to Get from Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport to Your Manila Hotel or Accommodation
The best way to get from Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport to the heart of Manila is via the Ultimate Bus Experience (UBE) for airport transfer. The UBE provides transfer from the airport to key points and hotels throughout downtown Manila. Buses run every 30 minutes, and the journey can take up to an hour if the bus is making multiple drop-offs. The cost for the UBE is 300 PHP ($7.89 AUD). The shortest route from the airport to the city centre is via taxi. At the taxi rank outside the arrivals hall, you will see white taxis with blue squares as well as yellow taxis. The white and blue taxis are couponed taxis that have set rates for various destinations. The yellow taxis are metered and may charge slightly higher prices for the same route. No matter which taxi service you chose, make arrangements at the dispatch station for a fair price.
Things to do in Manila
Take a stroll through the presidential home at Malacanang Palace. The museum and library on the grounds of the palace give visitors an extensive glimpse into Filipino history and the Spanish influence that has shaped local culture. For a more artistic view of Filipino history, head to the National Museum of the Philippines. Each room of the museum features artwork in different themes and colours depicting the lives of Filipinos from the early days up to the modern age. Find adventure and excitement at Tanay Waterfalls. Hike through thick jungle to reach the pristine falls. You can cliff-jump from the top or simply cool off in the natural swimming pools. Don’t leave Manila without paying a visit to the Divisoria Market.