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The Most Classic Philippines Tour to Explore Amazing Palawan Island

In this 8-day tour, you will adventure to three world-famous destinations in Palawan, namely Puerto Princesa, El Nido and Coron, and discover a rich mixture of attractions that the place has to offer.

In addition to the white sand beaches, clear blue waters and world-class diving spots, you will also explore the incredible limestone cliffs, UNESCO site of Underground River, famous shipwreck site of Lusong Gunboat, scenic Kayangan Lake and Twin Lagoon, and more.
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.


Explore the top tourists spots of Puerto Princesa

Visit the famed Underground River, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with incredible subterranean river system, and other must-see attractions including Crocodile Farm, Baker’s Hill, Palawan heritage Center etc.

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.

Puerto Princesa
El Nido
Coron Island

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: Puerto Princesa Underground River and City Tour
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.
Then, 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.
Visit the famous Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park
Day 3: Puerto Princesa to El Nido
In the morning, 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 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.
Explore beach in El Nido
Day 4: 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 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
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.
Coron Island Hopping
Day 7: 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 8: 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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