Tour Itinerary

DAY 1 - 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.

Manila
Airport Pick Up

DAY 2 - 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.

Port Barton
Flight to Puerto Princesa & Van to Port Barton
Lunch with local family (meal included)

DAY 3 - 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.

Port Barton
Island Hopping, snorkelling & waterfalls
1x Breakfast, 1x Lunch

DAY 4 - 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
Private Van to El Nido
1x Breakfast & Waterfall swim

DAY 5 - 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.

El Nido
Island hopping & snorkelling
1x Breakfast, 1x Lunch

DAY 6 - NACPAN BEACH & ZIPLINE

It’s time to explore El Nido by land today. First head to Nacpan Beach, also known as El Nido’s ‘twin beaches’. Here, we’ll chill out as a group, and enjoy some quality beach time. 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! We enjoy the incredible sunset from the beach and then head back into town to enjoy the nightlife.

El Nido
Beach & ziplining

DAY 7 - BOAT TO CORON & BEGIN CASTAWAY EXPERIENCE

We begin today early, as we take the fast boat across to Coron Island. After a break for lunch, we begin a 3 day/2 night Red Carabao Coron Castaway Expedition. We stay at Camp Carabao – basic beach-style bungalow accommodation, complete with private beach. Meet the local, and get a feel for the local Tagbanua way of life, participate in some cultural activities, before ending the day with local alcohol tasting around the campfire.

Camp Carabao Private Island
Ferry to Coron
Local dinner, alcohol tasting & bonfire

DAY 8 - CULION TOWN & SNORKELING

Enjoy more island hopping and local history today; visit Culion town for lunch, and spend the afternoon snorkelling at shipwrecks. We’ll spend our final night here at our Castaway-style accommodation; enjoying a local Filipino dinner, after an optional beach clean up.

Camp Carabao Private Island
Island hopping, snorkel shipwrecks & Culion town
1x Breakfast, 1x Lunch, 1x Dinner

DAY 9 - LAGOON & LAKE VISIT + ARRIVE TO CORON

Today we head back to Coron Island. We’ll visit the lagoon that made Coron famous, and then enjoy an optional hike to the viewpoint just in time for sunset, before dinner in Coron town. Cap off the day with the rest of the group over a few drinks in town.

Coron Town
Kayagan lake, lagoons & island hopping
1x Breakfast

DAY 10 - 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.

cebu city
flight to cebu

DAY 11 - MOALBOAL, SARDINE RUN

We make our way down to Moalboal in private minivans; a funky little town right on the beach. Check in to the accommodation, and then grab a snorkel. 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.

MOALBOAL
SARDINE RUN SNORKELLING

DAY 12 - ISLAND BOAT TRIP, SNORKELLING & TURTLES

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

MOALBOAL
ISLAND HOPPING, TURTLES, & NIGHTLIFE
1x breakfast

DAY 13 - KAWASAN WATERFALLS

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.

MOALBOAL
WATERFALL & CANYONEERING
1x Breakfast, 1x Dinner

DAY 14 - 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.

SIQUIJOR
FERRY TO SIQUIJOR
1x Breakfast

DAY 15 - 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, local caves and waterfalls, before finishing the day at the beach in time for sunset

siquijor
Faith healers, mountain views & waterfalls
1x Breakfast

DAY 16 - 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.

siargao
flight to siargao
1x Breakfast

DAY 17 -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.

siargao
Surfing lessons & beach day

DAY 18 - 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.

siargao
island hopping, snorkelling & farewell dinner
1x Lunch

DAY 19 - 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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