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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After a chilled morning, enjoy your last dose of island paradise before we head back to El Nido town around 11:00 am. We'll then catch a ferry across to Coron and have a night out on the town.
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.
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.