***Please note that this itinerary and its activities are subject to change depending on local weather conditions and other circumstances beyond our control.
Arrive to Puerto Princesa airport on Day 1 and take a transfer to your accommodation. Embark on a spectacular subterranean river excursion on Day 2, then transfer to El Nido on Day 3. On Days 4-6, you will experience an amazing 3-day El Nido adventure to go swimming, snorkelling and sunbathing at beautiful beaches before heading inland to explore by bicycle. Then take a transfer back to Puerto Princesa on Day 8 where your trip comes to an end as you are dropped off at the airport or at the accommodation of your choice.
Day by Day Itinerary:
Day 1: Puerto Princesa Airport Pick-up
On arrival at Puerto Princesa airport, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation for check-in. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to settle-in and overnight.
Day 2: Underground River Tour (B)
The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is one of the most important protected areas of the Philippines. It features a spectacular limestone or karst landscape with one of the most complex cave systems. It contains an 8.2 km long underground river that flows directly to the sea. The lower half of the river is brackish and is affected by the ocean’s tide. An underground river directly flowing into the sea, and the associated tidal influence makes it a significant natural phenomenon. The discovery of at least 11 minerals, crystal and egg shape rock formations, and a 20 million-year-old Miocene age serenia fossil in the cave further add to its scientific value. The Puerto Princesa Underground River is declared as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. Overnight in Puerto Princesa.
Day 3: Transfer Puerto Princesa to El Nido (B)
This morning you will board a shared transfer from Puerto Princesa to El Nido, a pristine natural sanctuary home to a wealth of coral reefs, lagoons, islets, caves, coves, springs and waterfalls. On arrival check-in your new accommodation and overnight.
Please note: many accommodations in El Nido do not have 24-hour electricity.
Days 4: El Nido Island Hopping (B/L/D)
Today, you'll be picked up at your accommodation at 9am to discover some of El Nido's most stunning hidden gems on a custom boat tour. See beautiful rock formations and three different lagoons. Halfway through the day enjoy a traditional Filipino lunch fresh off the grill. Tonight, you'll be camping on the Diapila Beach, a secluded desert island.
Day 5: El Nido Island Hopping (B/L/D)
Enjoy an early morning breakfast soaking in the tropical morning and then get ready for a day full of snorkeling and sunbathing. You'll depart by boat at 9am to continue the guided tour of this stunning area, with visits to more beautiful islands, secret lagoons, and picturesque beaches. imagine. Take the Kayak and explore the lagoons and be your own captain. Tonight, you'll enjoy camping on the beautiful Cagdanao Island.
Day 6: El Nido Inland Bicycle Tour (B/L/D)
On your last guided full day in El Nido, you'll set sail to see some of the world's clearest waters. You'll feel like your own version of Robinson Crusoe, as the onboard crew points out all the hidden gems that are not yet exploited by tourism. In the afternoon, you'll be welcomed to Kulaylayan Village on another secluded island, where you'll be camping for the night.
Day 7: El Nido Free Day (B)
After a morning breakfast, you'll explore hidden highlights such as Cobra and Helicopter Islands before we return to El Nido around 4pm. You'll check-in to your island accommodations and enjoy an evening of free time in this tropical paradise. Overnight in El Nido.
Day 8: El Nido to Puerto Princesa - Airport or Accommodation Drop-Off (B)
It is time to say goodbye to this beach paradise as you catch a transfer back to Puerto Princesa, where you will be dropped off either at your next accommodation or at the airport for your onward flight.
On the last day you will be returning to Puerto Princesa in the early afternoon. If you plan to fly off on this day, we strongly recommend that you book a flight only after 4 pm, as otherwise you will risk missing it.
Accommodations: Please be aware that this is a developing country and not all facilities may be up to the same standards as in your home country. Please also keep in mind that air-conditioning is not standard in the Philippines. You will encounter places with no established toilet facilities on this tour.
When booking budget and standard accommodations, we will try to book you in beachfront locations as much as possible. Our preferred accommodations have been selected for proximity to the beach, and for this reason most do not have swimming pools. Please don't expect swimming pools at hostel accommodations either.