Philippines West

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Philippines West on our newest island-hopping adventure. Explore the stunning Islands of Port Barton, cool off under El Nidos waterfalls, and get the adrenaline pumping on the Las Cabanas beach zipline before heading to Coron for a Castaway experience not to be missed!

What's Included

Airport Pickup
(Up to two days before tour)

Travel Ninja
Your Guide! Like travelling with your best mates and one of them happens to know where they're going!

Transport
All Transport Included Flight to Puerto Princesa flight baggage allowances 20kg Private Bus Ferry to Coron

Accommodation
9 Nights Accommodation Hotels Twin share Rooms Beachside Bungalows

Activities
Snorkeling with Turtles Visit crystal clear lagoons in El Nido 2 night castaway experience Ziplining over the ocean
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Low Deposit
Stupidly low deposits so you won't have to raid the piggy bank to lock in your trip.
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Free date changes
In case shit happens and you can't make it.
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Payment Plans
Have something to look forward to & pay us when you can.
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Unrivalled Support
The best 1 on 1 support before, during and after your trip.
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Lifetime Deposits
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Bucket List
Castaway Experience
Zip-line over the ocean
El Nido
Swim with Turtles
Epic Philippines Sunsets

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10
Day 1

Airport Pick Up

Begin with an airport pick up, and arrive at our hotel in the lively district of Makati, where you’ll meet your guide and the rest of your group. We give everyone time to arrive and relax a bit before we all meet up for a welcome dinner and drinks to get to know each other!

Manila
Airport Pick Up
1x Lunch with local family
Day 2

TRAVEL TO PALAWAN & LOCAL LUNCH WITH FAMILY

The following morning we catch a flight to Puerto Princesa – the gateway to Palawan. From here, we get private minivans directly to a beautiful, quiet fishing village named Port Barton. On the way, we stop to have lunch with a local family; getting a feel for the local cuisine and way of life.

Port Barton
Flight to Puerto Princesa & Van to Port Barton
1x Breakfast, 1x Lunch
Day 3

PORT BARTON ISLAND HOPPING

Today we hop on a boat to explore the beautiful islands around Port Barton. We head out to several snorkel spots to look for turtles, view the reef and see some amazing beaches. Stop at a small fishing village for a local style lunch (included) and then afterwards head to a waterfall. In the evening we check out some of the best bars in town.

Port Barton
Island Hopping, snorkelling & waterfalls
Waterfall swim
Day 4

TRAVEL TO EL NIDO & WATERFALLS

It’s time to pack your stuff and get in private vans bound for one of the most popular destinations in the Philippines – El Nido! We stop at a waterfall on the way for a cheeky swim and chill out. After getting settled into our El Nido accommodation, we head out for dinner and explore the nightlife.

El Nido
1x Breakfast
1x Breakfast, 1x Lunch
Day 5

EL NIDO ISLAND HOPPING

Today we experience the world-class island hopping that made El Nido famous. We visit some of the best locations the region has to offer, and enjoy a delicious local-style lunch. We arrive back at the hotel by sunset; there’s some time to chill out, before we meet again later for dinner.

El Nido
Island hopping & snorkelling
1x Breakfast, 1x Dinner
Day 6

NACPAN BEACH, ZIPLINE & CASTAWAY EXPERIENCE

Time to explore El Nido by land. We start our day zip-lining across the ocean to another island on the Las Cabanas beach zipline. After zip-lining we head to Nacpan beach, also known as El Nido’s ‘twin beaches’ to chill out and enjoy some quality beach time. After a fun-filled morning, we escape the tourist trail and head for Daracotan Island to begin our castaway experience. We'll arrive in time to watch the incredible sunset and get prepare for a truly unique experience.

 We'll be staying in huts made from local bamboo and lumber, fashioned in traditional styles to give an authentic island experience. Elevated 6ft off the ground, they combine comfort with the thrills of beach living and paradisiacal ocean views.

DARACOTAN ISLAND
Beach & ziplining
Snorkelling, local village tour, cooking class, bonfire
Day 7

SNORKELLING, LOCAL VILLAGE TOUR & COOKING CLASS

Wake up to the sound of waves and enjoy a spot of breakfast over-looking the breathtaking landscape. We'll then head for a piggy beach walk and swim before getting our snorkel gear on to explore the local shipwrecks. This afternoon we'll take a guided tour around the local Island village, home to 88 residents, whilst trying some local drinks, snacks, freshly cut coconuts, as well as listening to some fascinating Filipino Island stories along the way. We'll then walk along remote, untouched beaches to get back to our accommodation before having a simple cooking class. Enjoy a delicious dinner and a few beers around the bonfire to finish off the day.

DARACOTAN ISLAND
1x Breakfast, 1x Lunch, 1x Dinner
1x Breakfast
Day 8

SNORKELLING & TRAVEL TO CORON

After a chilled morning, enjoy your last dose of island paradise before we head back to El Nido town around 09:30 am. We'll then catch a ferry across to Coron and have a night out on the town.

Coron
Snorkelling, travel to Coron
1x Breakfast
Day 9

CORON ISLAND HOPPING

Get ready for an island-hopping adventure today around the famous (and beautiful) lagoons/ lakes that fill Coron. Enjoy jumping into the fresh clear blue water and taking in the rays before we enjoy a final night out with the group over a few drinks in town.

Coron Town
Island hopping
Day 10

CHILLED CHECK OUT

Today is unfortunately check out day, however the fun doesn’t necessarily have to end. Your group leader is on hand to help you plan your next adventure; whether that be more adventures throughout the Philippines, another destination, or the journey home.

HELP & SUPPORT WITH ONWARD TRAVEL
1x Breakfast

Trips Departure Dates

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FAQS

Where does the trip start & Finish?

The trip begins in Manila and ends in Coron.

Which airport do I need to fly into?

You will need to fly into Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL). Please note that in order to enter the Philippines you need an onward ticket exiting the country within 30 days or you may not be allowed to board your flight and enter the country.

WHAT IS THE CLOSEST AIRPORT TO THE END DESTINATION?

The closest airport to Coron is Francisco B. Reyes Airport, commonly known as Coron Airport or Busuanga Airport. It is a 30 minute drive from Coron Island town proper. From here you can catch internal flights to Mactan-Cebu International Airport (CEB), or Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila to fly internationally.

HOW DO I GET BACK TO THE START DESTINATION AND IS THIS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE? IF NOT, HOW MUCH IS IT?

You will need to book an internal flight from Coron to either Cebu or Manila. This can be booked for as little as £35 if you book early.

How much is my baggage allowance for the included flight?

All our included flights come with a free 20kg check-in bag. If you have oversize and additional bags to check in you will need to pay for them yourself.

WHAT KIND OF ACCOMMODATION IS INCLUDED ON THIS TRIP?

In general our rooms are all twin/share private. On the Coron Castaway boat trip we sleep in open-air bungalows on the beach, with mattresses and mosquito nets. Beach camping at it's finest!

HOW MUCH IS A PRE NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION?

A pre nights accommodation is £45 for a private twin or double room. If you would like to arrange a pre night please email info@trutravels.com.

WHAT IS THE CURRENCY?

The currency in the Philippines are Philippine Peso (PHP).

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