ARRIVE IN MANILA
We’ll pick you up from the airport and bring you back to our hotel in the lively district of Makati. Here you’ll meet the rest of your group, and your guide. In the evening, we’ll head out for dinner and drinks to get know one another.
Lunch with local family (meal included)
TRAVEL TO PALAWAN & LOCAL LUNCH WITH FAMILY
We’ll fly to Puerto Princesa the following morning - known as the ‘Gateway to Palawan’. We’ll head to Port Barton first - a beautiful, quiet fishing village; stopping to have lunch with a local family, getting a feel for the local culture and cuisine.
Flight to Puerto Princesa & Van to Port Barton
PORT BARTON ISLAND HOPPING
It’s now time to jump onboard a boat trip, exploring the beautiful islands surrounding Port Barton. We’ll stop at several snorkel spots looking for turtles, view the reef and of course, some amazing beaches. We’ll also stop at a small fishing village for lunch (included) and then in the afternoon, a waterfall visit. We’ll hit the bars in town after dinner.
Island Hopping, snorkelling & waterfalls
1x Breakfast & Waterfall swim
TRAVEL TO EL NIDO & WATERFALLS
Today it’s time to pack your stuff and head to one of the most popular destinations in the Philippines – El Nido! Enjoy a cheeky dip and chill at a waterfall, before getting settled into our El Nido accommodation. We’ll head out for dinner and explore the nightlife in the evening. Breakfast included.
EL NIDO ISLAND HOPPING
El Nido is famous for the islands that surround it, so it would be criminal not to get enjoy a boat trip around them. We visit some of the most stunning locations the region has to offer, so make to have that camera charged. We’ll also enjoy a delicious local lunch. We’ll get back to our hotel before sunset, so be sure to grab a drink to watch it. Chill out for a while, before we meet later again for dinner.
Island hopping & snorkelling
NACPAN BEACH, ZIPLINE & CASTAWAY EXPERIENCE
It’s time to explore El Nido by land today. First, for the thrillseekers, we’ll zip-line across the ocean to another island on the Las Cabanas Beach Zipline. It’s a lot of fun! 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. This afternoon we'll escape the tourist trail and head for Daracotan Island to begin our castaway experience. This is a truly unique experience so prepare to be blown away over the next couple days!
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.
Snorkelling, local village tour, cooking class, bonfire
SNORKELLING, LOCAL VILLAGE TOUR & COOKING CLASS
Wake up to the sound of waves and the stunning landscape that surrounds us. After breakfast, we'll head off on a piggy beach walk and swim before enjoying a snorkel around the local shipwrecks. After we've cooled off in the emerald sea we'll take a guided tour around the local village. Home to just 88 residents, we'll try some local drinks, snacks, freshly cut coconuts, as well as listening to some fascinating Filipino Island stories along the way. Take in the stunning views as we walk along the remote, untouched beaches before a cooking class upon arriving back at our beach huts. This evening we'll dig into a delicious dinner and have a few drinks around the bonfire to finish the day.
1x Breafkast, 1x Lunch, 1x Dinner
SNORKELLING & TRAVEL TO CORON
Wake up to the sound of the waves and enjoy a chilled morning before we head back to El Nido town at 09:30 am. This afternoon we'll catch a ferry across to Coron and have a night out on the town the group.
Snorkelling, travel to Coron
Today we'll set off on an island-hopping adventure to visit the stunning lagoons and lakes in the area. Cool off in the clear blue sea and take in the rays before heading back to freshen up for tonight's dinner and drinks with the group.
FLY TO CEBU
Board a flight to Cebu, for the second half of your trip. Settle in for our first night in the east islands of the Philippines. Relax in the hotel, then in the evening, enjoy dinner and a few drinks in town.
MOALBOAL & Simala church
Today we pack up and head to our 2nd destination - the seaside town of Moalboal. On the way we stop by the famous Simala Church, a magnificent building that is very popular among the locals. After a bit of a walking tour and history lesson, we continue on to Moalboal where we have a free afternoon to explore the town.
SARDINE RUN, SNORKELLING & TURTLES
Moalboal is home to the Sardine Run, you’ll snorkel with millions of sardines, which will glisten as the sunlight reflects off the massive school of fish. Here is one of only two place in the world they’re found in such big numbers. We board a boat for some island hopping, visiting some amazing coral reefs, home to plenty of tropical fish and hopefully see some turtles. Optional diving is available too for those keen. We’ll head out to one of the best bars in town in the evening, to enjoy the local nightlife
ISLAND HOPPING, TURTLES, & SARDINES
Today we visit one of the most breathtaking waterfalls in the Philippines - Kawasan waterfalls! We’ll spend plenty of time floating downstream and swimming through some of the most amazing scenery you’ll ever see before reaching the falls themselves. Enjoy a lazy evening to recharge before moving to our next destination tomorrow, Siquijor Island.
TRAVEL TO SIQUIJOR ISLAND
Travel across to Siquijor Island, where we will check into our accommodation for the next couple of nights. You will have the rest of the afternoon to chill by the pool or on the beach. For most Filipinos, Siquijor is a mysterious place of witchcraft and the unknown. It’s famous for its mountain-dwelling mangkukulam (healers) who brew traditional ointments for modern ailments. Nowadays though, most popular healing practices include a cocktail in the sunshine.
EXPLORE SIQUIJOR ISLAND
It’s time to explore the island’s highlights and hidden gems. We visit the healers to see what they get up to; then in the afternoon, we’ll have time to check out epic mountain views and waterfalls before finishing the day at the beach in time for sunset.
Faith healers, mountain views & waterfalls
TRAVEL TO SIARGAO ISLAND
Make your way from Siquijor back to the mainland, where we’ll catch a flight across to Siargao, dubbed “The Surfing Capital of the Philippines”. We arrive in the late afternoon, where we check into our final accommodation on the trip. We’ll have dinner, then opt to spend the evening chilling out at the resort/on the beach, or head out for the evening to enjoy the town’s lively nightlife.
SURF LESSON AND BEACH DAY
Being the ‘Surfing Capital’ it would be a crime not to grab a board and give it a go yourself. We’ll set you up with a knowledgeable instructor, to teach you the basics, before getting riding some waves. We’ll spend the afternoon relaxing on the beach and enjoying the resort facilities. The night is then yours to spend it how you like, chilled and relaxed, or out on the town.
Surfing lessons & beach day
ISLAND BOAT TRIP
For our final full day, it’s time to board a boat, where we’ll visit three different, beautiful islands off the coast of Siargao Island. We’ll spend the entire day snorkelling in the crystal-clear waters, kicking back on white sandy beaches, and generally enjoying our last full day in Paradise. Seeing as it’s our last night as a group, we will arrange a farewell dinner to cap an awesome 18 days.
island hopping, snorkelling & farewell dinner
CHILLED CHECK OUT
Today is where our adventure together comes to and end. The fun doesn’t have to stop here though. If you’re traveling on; our expert Group Leaders are there to help you book onward travel if needed; whether that be on to some more islands in the Philippines or back to the airport to catch a flight home or onto another continent, we’ve got you covered!
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