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The Best Philippines Adventure for Palawan Island Hopping

This tour is an amazing opportunity to see and discover the very best of Palawan all in 12-day with Puerto Princesa, El Nido, and Coron Island hopping adventure! You will explore the famous Underground River included in the list of UNESCO Heritage Sites of Puerto Princesa in the Philippines, swim and snorkel to find and observe the varieties of coral and unique wildlife in EI Nido. Moreover, you will spend a day with views of the towering limestone cliffs and breathtaking aquamarine lagoons of Coron.
Travel Route: Puerto Princesa - El Nido - Coron
Day: 12
Best for: First-timers
Tour Type: Escorted private tour with personal tour guide and vehicle
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We Live in this Country:
The specialist who designs this trip have lived in this country for several years, in some cases, born here. Our first-hand knowledge will help you have an authentic experience, making the most of your vaction.
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We guarantee 100% deposite refund during the pandemic, and provide 24/7 emergency service during the trip.


Visit the idyllic islands of Palawan

Soak up the wonders of Puerto Princesa, take a refreshing dip in the cool, crystal-clear waters of El Nido, and get amazed at the natural beauty of Coron.

Explore natural wonders of Puerto Princesa

Visit the famed Underground River, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with incredible subterranean river system; have a city tour to know more about the island city.

Admire the incredible islands and enjoy water activities of El Nido

Take an island hopping journey to visit Shimizu Island, Seven Commandos Beach, Helicopter Island, Star Beach etc; go snorkeling in coral garden and swim with the colorful fishes and corals.

Go on a day of relaxation and discovery to Coron

Have island hopping to explore the highlights, including Kayangan Lake, Twin Lagoon, Skeleton Wreck, Banol Beach, CYC Beach, and more.

El Nido
Snorkeling in coral garden
El Nido

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Puerto Princesa Arrival
Welcome to Puerto Princesal!
Upon arrival, your guide will meet you at Puerto Princesa Airport and take you to the hotel for check-in.
The rest of the day is for you to take a good rest or have a leisure walk around the island to enjoy the beautiful beach scenery.
Stay overnight in Puerto Princesa.
Day 2: Puerto Princesa Underground River Tour
Today, you will go to visit the famous Underground River, which is also known as Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park.
Drive to Sabang Wharf before transferring by boat to the Underground River National Park. Upon arrival, you will take a boat to go through the deep, cavernous river, and see the rock formations that have captured the imagination of the world. You'll also get insider knowledge from your boatman guide as he points out numerous fascinating features within the cave by torchlight.
Stay overnight in Puerto Princesa.
Visit the famous Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park
Day 3: Puerto Princesa City Tour
After breakfast, you will go to the Crocodile Farm, which is the only wildlife rescue center in Palawan. It is an old-school park & breeding facility with enclosures exhibiting hundreds of large & small crocodiles.
Next, head to the Baker’s Hill, a beautiful theme park started as a bakery known for its delicious pastries, especially hopia. It is a private property that the owners have generously opened to the public.
After that, move to Butterfly Garden, a place that reflects the mesmerizing beauty of a province that is known as the “Last Frontier of the Philippines”. It showcases a sheer variety of Palawan Butterflies.
Then go to visit the Palawan Heritage Center, a 480-square meter interactive museum where you can learn a lot of nature, life and the colonial and indigenous history of Palawan.
Before the end of today, you will also the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, which is the famous Blue Church of Puerto Princesa. The Cathedral is an essential place of worship for the locals who attend masses regularly. It was built by the Spanish rulers in 1865 to celebrate an expedition in the sea.
Stay overnight in Puerto Princesa.
Immaculate Conception Cathedral
Day 4: Puerto Princesa to El Nido
Today, you will drive to El Nido which is a small town and municipality located on the northern tip of Palawan island. Famous for its white-sand beaches, turquoise waters, coral reefs, and splendid limestone rock formations.
Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free for you to rest or explore the beach.
Stay overnight in El Nido.
The spectacular views in El Nido
Day 5: El Nido Island Hopping
Today, you will have a wonderful island hopping tour to explore the most popular spots in El Nido, including the Shimizu Island, Seven Commandos Beach, Helicopter Island, Star Beach, and Matinloc Shrine.
You will travel between the islands, enjoy the emerald waters, swim and snorkel to find incredible reefs and try to spot some unique wildlife.
Stay overnight in El Nido.
Travel between the El Nido islands
Day 6: Village Exploration
Today, you will explore outside El Nido in small villages with the locals.
You may climb a coconut tree, learn about the many uses of coconuts, discover the secret for cooking a perfect "Filipino Pork Adobo" (a traditional Filipino dish), and try your hand at weaving with palm leaves.
After spend a half day with locals, you will head to one of the favourite sunset spots to enjoy the breathtaking sunset before heading back to the town.
Stay overnight in El Nido.
Day 7-8: El Nido Free Activities
For the last couple days of the trip, you are free to arrange your own activities in El Nido.
You can rent a motorbike or take a boat to explore the lagoons, hidden beaches, and small remote islands.
Also, you can climb up to the top of one of the cliffs surrounding El Nido bay and get the most spectacular views in the area, head out to enjoy a relaxing full body massage, or explore the surrounding areas.
Stay overnight in El Nido.
Day 9: El Nido to Coron
In the morning, you will hop on the ferry from EI Nido and cruise to Coron. The El Nido to Coron ferry is a scenic route that passes a few islands along the way such as Linapacan and San Miguel which are home to beautiful beaches and landscapes.
After the ferry arrives, your guide will escort you to your hotel.
Insider Tips:
You must check in at the El Nido Ferry Terminal at least 1-hour before departure and be sure to have a printed copy of your ticket.
Stay overnight in Coron.
Coron Island Hopping
Day 10: Coron Island Hopping
After breakfast, you will visit the famous Kayangan Lake. Kayangan Lake is a crystal-clear freshwater lake in Coron, featuring underwater rock formations, caves, and islets.
Next, you will go to the Twin Lagoon, which is divided into two parts by the Limestone Mountains. The water here is blue-green and very clear.
After that, you will head to Siete Pecados and Skeleton Wreck for snorkeling.
Your final leg of today's tour is to go to Banol Beach and CYC Beach where you are able to walk on the beach and enjoy sunbathing here.
Stay overnight in Coron.
Snorkeling in Philippines
Day 11: Free and Relaxing Time
Today you are free to arrange your own activities in Coron.
Stay overnight in Coron.
Day 12: Coron Departure
Say goodbye to the Philippines.
You are free to arrange your time until the guide transfer you to the airport.
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Service Included

Private English-speaking tour guide
All entrance ticket fees for sightseeing listed in the itinerary
Private van for land transportation
Meals as specified in the itinerary
Hotel accommodation
Governmental taxes

Service Excluded

International air tickets
Visa Handling fee, visa stamp fee
Meals as not listed in the itinerary
Tips and gratitude to the guide and driver
Surcharge for public holidays (if any)
Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks, etc.

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