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The Most Classic Philippines Tour to Explore Manila and Palawan

During this 10-day tour, you will get totally relaxed and immersed in the splendid scenery of the western Philippines. Starting from Manila, you will hop around Port Barton to visit its islands and reefs, explore the exotic turquoise lagoons, white sand beaches and jagged limestone rocks of El Nido, and also take the classic reef and wrecks tour in coron.
Travel Route: Manila - Port Barton - El Nido - Coron
Day: 10
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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Enjoy island hopping in Port Barton

Take a boat trip to visit amazing sights including German Island, Twin Reef, Wide Reef, Exotic Island; enjoy the beaches and simple village atmosphere of Port Barton.

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.

Visit Coron, the fantastic base for diving

Enjoy the amazing scenery of Kayangan Lake, Twin Lagoon, Banol Beach and CYC Beach, and go snorkeling and scuba diving in perfect sites like Skeleton Wreck, Lusong Gunboat, Lusong Coral Garden etc.

Port Barton

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 to Port Barton
Today you will first take a flight to Puerto Princesa, the gateway to Palawan. From there, you will be transferred to Port Barton.
Port Barton is a stunning fishing village in the northern part of Palawan Island. You will be immediately attracted by the calm waters, white sand beach, pristine rainforest, and hospitable locals here.
Stay overnight in Port Barton.
Port Barton
Day 3: 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.
You will first sail to German Island, where you can enjoy a real paradise of white sand and turquoise water.
Then go to Twin Reef,one of the most famous snorkeling sites in Port Barton, to snorkel and discover the fantastic underwater world. You may probably spot a sea turtle or two here.
Next, you will journey to more popular spots in Palawan, such as Wide Reef, Exotic Island, where you can relax by the shore, swim or snorkel to your heart’s content, before return to your hotel.
Stay overnight in Port Barton.
Snorkeling in Port Barton spot a Sea Turtle
Day 4: 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 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: El Nido Free Activities
Today, 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.
The spectacular views in El Nido
Day 7: 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 8: 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 Philippines
Day 9: Coron Reef and Wrecks Tour
Today, you will continue to set sail off the coast of Coron and discover its famous beaches and snorkeling sites.
You will first go to visit the famous Lusong Gunboat to witness the beautiful wreckage. During the war in the Pacific, the American forces heavily damaged the Japanese fleet near Coron Bay. After years of close contact with nature, the wreck has integrated into the ocean, covered with plants and corals; the gunboat wreck is now a great snorkeling area.
Then you will visit the Lusong Coral Garden, the vast coral garden beneath Lusong Island. It is claimed to be the best snorkeling site in Coron. You can see a variety of the vast coral garden beneath Lusong Island.
After that, go to the Pass Island, one of the hidden gems of Coron, with its white sandbar lined with coconut trees and offering a view of the serene waves lapping the ocean. Here you can enjoy snorkeling, swimming, or sunbathing on the shores of this paradise.
After the tour, return to your hotel.
Stay overnight in Coron.
Coron Island
Day 10: 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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