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Highlights
  • Explore an underground river
  • Travel by boat to witness limestone karsts rising from the ocean
  • Snorkel around various islands

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.

Trip Description
Southern Philippines Palawan Adventure
 
Countries
Cities & Attractions
Flights & Transport
  • Only ground transport

19,945
G Adventures Travel Reviews & Ratings
100% Recommend

4.8 out of 5
Excellent 14,508 Great 4,771 Average 1 Disappointing 1 Terrible 3
Value
4.8 Guide
4.8 Activities
4.8 Lodging
4.8 Transportation
4.8 Meals
4.8
Philippines Palawan Adventure

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Good value April 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
It was pretty good overall.

Operator G Adventures

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Well organised, competent and nice tour guides. Clean and comfortable accommodations. January 2015

4.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
A perfect tour for those who like boat trips to small islands with beautiful beaches, snorkeling and tasty meals.

Operator G Adventures

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I've been on several GAdventure trips and none of them have been duds. February 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Learned a lot with some wonderful people.

Operator G Adventures

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The tour went from beginning to end without any problems at all. I particularly enjoyed being immersed in the local culture. February 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We took this tour with the aim of experiencing the local culture rather than yet another touristy destination. This tour didn't stretch my budget too much, as a pensioner this is important. So overall, an enjoyable and affordable experience.
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Operator G Adventures

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Recommends

The tour went from beginning to end without any problems at all. I particularly enjoyed being immersed in the local culture. February 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We took this tour with the aim of experiencing the local culture rather than yet another touristy destination. This tour didn't stretch my budget too much, as a pensioner this is important. So overall, an enjoyable and affordable experience.
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Operator G Adventures

Itinerary

Day 1 Manila

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Manila/Puerto Princesa (1B)

Fly to Puerto Princesa, the capital of the island paradise of Palawan. Tour the town visiting Bakers Hill and the Iwahig Penal Colony. Included Activities: Puerto Princesa City Tour Transport: Plane (1.00 hour(s))

Day 3 Puerto Princesa/El Nido (1B, 1L)

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. Included Activities: Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours)

Day 4 El Nido (1B, 1L)

Enjoy an included snorkelling tour and beach barbecue. Included Activities: Snorkelling Tour

Days 5-6 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 (1B)

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. Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s)) Boat (0.25 hour(s))

Day 7 Port Barton (1B)

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 (1B)

After a quick boat ride, drive back to Puerto Princesa for an afternoon flight to Manila. Enjoy one last evening in Manila. Transport: Boat (0.25 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours) Plane (1.00 hour(s))

Day 9 Manila (1B)

Depart at any time.

Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 1,499

Price Per Day:

$ 167 per person
 
Start DateFinish DateBase PriceDeparture GuaranteedAvailability 
Nov-03-2018Nov-11-2018$ 1,899Yes8 spots left Reserve
Nov-24-2018Dec-02-2018$ 1,899Yes13 spots left Reserve
Dec-01-2018Dec-09-2018$ 1,899Yes11 spots left Reserve
Dec-08-2018Dec-16-2018$ 1,899Yes14 spots left Reserve
Jan-12-2019Jan-20-2019$ 1,899Yes13 spots left Reserve
Feb-09-2019Feb-17-2019$ 1,899Yes9 spots left Reserve
Feb-23-2019Mar-03-2019$ 1,899Yes15 spots left Reserve
Mar-09-2019Mar-17-2019$ 1,899Yes15 spots left Reserve
Mar-23-2019Mar-31-2019$ 1,899Yes15 spots left Reserve
Apr-06-2019Apr-14-2019$ 1,699Yes14 spots left Reserve
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International Departure tax is 750 Pesos, to be paid in local currency.
Details
Trip Includes
  • 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
Meals Included: 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches
Flights & Transport
Only ground transportPlane, private bus, boat
Local Flights On your journey from Manila to Puerto Princessa the maximum check in luggage allowed on the flight is 10kg. For carry on luggage it is7 kg. Any additional weight will cost USD4 per kilo.
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Maximum Number of People in Group: Max 15
Max 15, avg 12

Solo Notes

We believe solo travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and solo travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Accomodations
Hotels (8 nights).
Some of the areas visited have limited hours of electricity. It is common to only have electricity from 6pm to 12am. There is limited access to hot water especially during the hours without electricity.
Start City
Manila
End City
Manila
Guides Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Age Notes

Min. Age: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Physical Requirements Our small group adventures bring together people of all ages. It is very important you are aware that, as a minimum, an average level of fitness and mobility' is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their own luggage at a minimum. Travellers with a pre-existing medical condition are required to complete a short medical questionnaire, which must be signed by their physician. This is to ensure that travellers have the necessary fitness and mobility to comfortably complete their chosen trip. While our CEOs work hard to ensure that all our travellers are catered for equally, it is not their responsibility to help individuals who cannot complete the day's activities unaided. Please refer to the physical ratings in this Trip Details document for more information. The medical questionnaire can be found online at: www.gadventures.com/medical-form.
Rules & Other Requirements Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our group leader has the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

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