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Philippines Palawan Adventure
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It would take several lifetimes to explore the 6,000-plus islands that make up the Philippine Archipelago, but since you’ve only got one to spare, discover it with us. This haven for sunbathers and spelunkers alike is blessed with miles of pristine, uncrowded beaches, intriguing caves, and the two-tiered Puerto Princesa Subterranean River. The Palawan province is perfect for travellers eager to try their hand at a variety of experiences in an underexplored part of Southeast Asia. Looking for something different? You’ll find plenty of it here.

  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Supplier Tour ID: AQPS/141263
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Starts: Manila, Philippines
  • Finishes: Manila, Philippines
  • Age requirement: 12 +
You will Visit
  • Manila
  • Puerto Princesa
  • El Nido
  • Port Barton



Day 1: Manila

Arrive at any time.
There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.


Day 2: Manila/Puerto Princesa

Fly to Puerto Princesa, the capital of the island paradise of Palawan. Tour the town visiting Bakers Hill and the Iwahig Penal Colony.


Day 3: Puerto Princesa/El Nido

Explore the underwater cave of the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park on an included tour. Later, travel north on Palawan to stunning El Nido, known for its large limestone karsts emerging from the turquoise ocean.


Day 4: El Nido

Enjoy an included snorkelling tour and beach barbecue.


Day 5: El Nido

Spend the day relaxing on the beach or opt to visit Bacuit Bay, Simezu Island, or Intalula Island.


Day 6: El Nido/Port Barton

Travel south to untouched Port Barton. After a short boat ride, arrive at a secluded beach resort and enjoy free time to soak up the beautiful surroundings.
Due to the remote and idyllic location of the beach, conveniences are limited. The resort is powered by generators and electricity is only available between 6pm and 12am. There are no ATMs or shops.


Day 7: Port Barton

Spend another laid-back day in paradise. Opt to snorkel, hike through the rainforest to a waterfall, or relax on the beach.


Day 8: Port Barton/Manila

After a quick boat ride, drive back to Puerto Princesa for an afternoon flight to Manila. Enjoy one last evening in Manila.


Day 9: Manila

Depart at any time.

    • Puerto Princesa city tour
    • Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park visit
    • Island-hopping snorkelling tour (El Nido)
    • Internal flights
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    • Hotels (8 nights)
    • 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches
    • Plane, private bus, boat
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Explore an underground river
  • Travel by boat to witness limestone karsts rising from the ocean
  • Snorkel around various islands