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The Best Philippines Tour to Explore Palawan’s Islands and Beaches

During this 8-day Philippines tour, you will be enchanted by the striking nature beauty of Palawan. From Underground River in Puerto Princesa to Shimizu Island and Nacpan Beach of El Nido, and then to Coron’s hidden lakes and lagoons, you will enjoy exciting island hopping adventure, snorkel under crystal clear water, and relax on pristine white sand beach, and more. This is a perfect beach getaway you should not miss to explore the Philippines.
Travel Route: Puerto Princesa - El Nido - Coron
Day: 8
Best for: First-timers
Tour Type: Escorted private tour with personal tour guide and vehicle
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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 Underground River, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Puerto Princesa

Take a boat through the world-famous Underground River, and get impressed by its jaw-dropping cave formations, and stunning limestone cliffs, and pristine waters.

Admire the incredible islands and beaches of El Nido

Take an island hopping journey to visit Shimizu Island, 7 Commandos Beach, Big Lagoon, Hidden Lagoon etc; explore the spectacular Nacpan Beach, swim in its crystal clear water and relax under the swaying coconut palms.

Explore Coron’s top nature spots

Enjoy the amazing scenery of Kayangan Lake, Twin Lagoon, Banol Beach and CYC Beach etc; excursion to Malcapuya Island for its pristine white sand beach, visit unspoiled Coco Beach and stroll along the Ditaytayan Sandbar.

Underground River
Nacpan Beach

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Puerto Princesa Arrival
Welcome to Palawan!
Upon arrival, your guide will meet you at Puerto Princesa International Airport and take you to your hotel. The rest of the day is for your to have a rest or freely explore the surroundings.
Stay overnight in Puerto Princesa.
Day 2: Underground River; Puerto Princesa to El Nido
Today, you will go 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 that, you will leave Puerto Princesa and travel north to El Nido. Surrounded by islands and cliffs, El Nido is famous for having one of the most breathtaking and jaw-dropping geological formations in the world.
Upon arrival, you will transfer to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free for you to have a rest or explore the beach.
Stay overnight in El Nido.
Visit the famous Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park
Day 3: El Nido Island Hopping Tour
Today you will have a wonderful island hopping tour to explore the most popular spots in El Nido, including the Shimizu Island, 7 Commandos Beach, Big Lagoon, Hidden Lagoon, Payong-payong Beach etc.
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 4: Nacpan Beach and Waterfalls
Today, you will head to Nacpan Beach, which is a beautiful golden sand beach stretching for 4 kilometers, lined with beautiful palm trees. It is arguably the most stunning beach in Palawan, and also one of the most popular beaches in the Philippines.
Upon arrival, you can swim in the azure clear waters and relax under the palm trees. Or you can hike to the Twin Beach at the southwest end, where Nacpan meets the smaller Calitang Beach.
In the afternoon, you will move to visit the Nagkalit Kalit Waterfalls. It is a hike of about 30 to 40 minutes until you reach the falls, crossing a few streams en route. You can take a dip to cool yourself down in the water of the falls.
After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel in El Nido.
Stay overnight in El Nido.
Nacpan Beach
Day 5: El Nido to Coron
In the morning, you will take a ferry to Coron from El Nido. The travel time takes about 4.5 hours.
Upon arrival, you will transfer to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free for you to have a rest or explore the beach.
Stay overnight in Coron.
Day 6: Coron Island Hopping Tour
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 Coron Island
Day 7: Malcapuya Island and Beach Tour
Today, you will continue to take an island hopping tour to explore more amazing islands and beaches of Coron.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the port for a boat ride to Malcapuya Island, which is 1.5 hours southwest of Coron town. Malcapuya Island has a pristine white sand beach that stretches 1.5 kilometers. Here you can swim or snorkel in the clear blue water, laze around under the palm trees, or just lounge on the soft white sand.
Then you will head to visit the Coco Beach. This beach is located at the nearby Bulalacao Island and will let you fully enjoy nature, since it is not commercialized. You can also snorkel, swim, or relax in a hammock here.
The last stop is the Ditaytayan Sandbar, which is located in Coron Bay and connected to the Ditaytayan island. It is an tranquil place where you can stroll along the beach, take a dip in the shallow waters.
After the tour, you will be transferred back to Coron.
Stay overnight in Coron.
Coron Malcapuya Island
Day 8: Coron Departure
Say goodbye to the Philippines.
You are free to arrange your time before taking the scheduled transfer 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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