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The Best Adventure Tour for West of Philippines Exploration

This 11 days Philippines adventure will take you through the capital city of Manila and 3 popular island destinations in the west Philippines.

You'll first explore the historical and cultural landmarks in Manila, including Rizal Park, San Agustin Church, Manila Cathedral, Fort Santiago, Casa Manila Museum, etc. Then, you will travel to Puerto Princesa, Port Barton, and El Nido to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of lush primitive forests, crystal blue waters, white sand beaches, and amazing limestone formations. You'll also experience exciting and fantastic moments like island hopping, swimming, snorkeling, and other water activities.
Travel Route: Manila - Puerto Princesa - Port Barton - El Nido
Day: 11
Best for: First-timers
Tour Type: Escorted private tour with personal tour guide and vehicle
Why Travel with Us
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.


Discover the top sights of Manila City

Visit landmarks of the capital caity, such as Rizal Park, San Agustin Church, Manila Cathedral, Fort Santiago, Casa Manila Museum, etc.

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.

Explore natural wonders of Puerto Princesa

Visit the famed Underground River, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with incredible subterranean river system.

Admire the incredible islands and beaches of El Nido

Take an island hopping journey to visit Shimizu Island, Seven Commandos Beach, Helicopter Island, Star Beach etc; have your free time to leisurely explore the lagoons, towering cliffs, turquoise waters, etc.

Snorkeling in Port Barton
Immaculate Conception Cathedral
 El Nido beaches

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Manila Arrival
Welcome to Manila!
Upon arrival, your guide will meet you at Ninoy Aquino International Airport and escort you to your hotel to check in. The rest of the day you are able to go to Manila Bay for a walk and enjoy the beautiful bay scenery.
Stay overnight in Manila.
Day 2: Manila City Tour
Today, you will spend a full day exploring the city of Manila.
In the morning, you will first visit Rizal Park, also known as "Luneta". Dedicated to the Philippines' national hero Dr. Jose Rizal, Rizal Park has gardens, historical monuments, a 3D map of the Philippines, picnic grounds, a grand stadium, and an open-air concert hall.
Next, you will head to visit Manila Cathedral. It is the main building of the Catholic archdiocese of Manila, founded in 1581, the church's appearance is very solemn style, the front wall is carved with six white religious figures and all kinds of exquisite decorations, and the top is carved with two lovely little angels and solemn cross, sending out a strong religious atmosphere and classical charm.
Then, you will explore San Agustin Church which was listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1993. It is one of the country’s oldest churches. You are able to get a closer look at the old walls, church ruins, and other remains from the Spanish colonial era.
After visiting San Agustin Church, you will visit the Chinese Museum. The museum is the world's first Chinese history museum founded by a private group, recreating nearly thousands of years of Chinese Filipinos.
Later, you will visit Fort Santiago, one of Manila's most important historical sites. It was built by the Spanish in the late 1500s and surrounded by a wooden fence. In the 16th century, the Spanish governor transformed the city village into a stone city.
Your final leg is to explore Casa Manila Museum. This museum is a replica of a Spanish colonial mansion in 19th-century Manila. It recreates the rich merchant’s way during the Spanish colonization, showcasing period furniture coming from Chinese, European, and Philippine origins. It also shows the Philippines, Austria, Malacca, France, Britain, the Qing Dynasty, and other colonial antiques, including furnishings and furniture.
After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel.
Stay overnight in Manila.
Manila San Agustin Church
Day 3: Manila to Puerto Princesa
Today, you will take a flight to Puerto Princesa, also known as The City in a Forest, which is rich in various unknown but must-see tourist spots and exciting tours and activities.
Upon arrival, you will meet your guide at the airport and will be transferred to the hotel for check-in.
In the afternoon, you will head to visit the Iwahig Prison, also known as the "prison without walls”. It’s one of the big prisons in the Philippines. Today, this unique prison without bars houses over 5000 inmates, you may meet and interact with some inmates and hear their stories.
Stay overnight in Puerto Princesa.
Day 4: 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 5: Puerto Princesa to Port Barton
Today, you will start your tour to visit the famous Underground River, which is also known as Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. You will take a boat to go through the incredible subterranean river system, and get amazed by the beautiful stalactites and stalagmites in the caves.
After lunch, you will transfer to Port Barton, a stunning fishing village in the northern part of Palawan Island. You will be attracted by the calm waters, white sand beach, pristine rainforest, and hospitable locals here.
Stay overnight in Port Barton.
Visit the famous Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park
Day 6: Port Barton Island Hopping
Today, you will enjoy a boat tour to explore the nearby islands and reefs.
You will first sail to German Island, where you can enjoy a real paradise of white sand and turquoise water.
Then, you will go to Twin Reef, one of the most famous snorkeling sites in Port Barton, to snorkel and discover the fantastic underwater world. If lucky, you may probably spot a sea turtle or two here.
Afterwards, you will countine your journey to more popular spots in Palawan, such as Wide Reef, Exotic Island, where you can relax by the shore, swim or snorkel.
Stay overnight in Port Barton.
Snorkeling in Port Barton Island
Day 7: Port Barton to El Nido
Today, you will head 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 8: 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 9: 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 10: 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 11: El Nido 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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