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Day 1 - Welcome to Philippines!
Today you will fly to Manila, which is the capital of the Philippines and is the home to many significant architectural and cultural landmarks of the country. On arrival, your private guide will welcome you at the arrival hall and transfer you to your hotel with a private car and driver. Your guide will help you with luggage and hotel check-in and ensure your arrival is worry-free.
Day 2 - Manila Discovery
Your full-day private tour today will start with the Casa Manila Museum and the San Agustin Church. Afterward, you will take a ‘calesa’, a horse-drawn carriage which is still being used as a form of public transport, to the Manila Cathedral.
You will then walk to Fort Santiago and Rizal Shrine. Continue to see the bizarre Chinese Cemetery, the oldest district of Manila-Quiapo, and the vibrant Binondo in Chinatown. Your last stop is Makati, the top-notch shopping, many dining districts.
Day 3 - Fly to Coron
Enjoy your free time until your guide comes and escort you to the airport for your onward flight.
Today you will fly to Coron. On arrival, you will take a private transfer to your hotel for check-in.
Day 4 - Coron Island Hopping
Get out on the ocean for an island-hopping adventure that delivers a side of Coron you can’t hope to see from the land—plus a picnic buffet lunch with seasonal fruits. Soak in crystal waters at Caps Point, Kayangan Lake, Corn Youth Club (CYC) Beach, White Sand Beach, and Coral Garden. This door-to-door tour includes hiking and kayaking, with snorkeling equipment available to rent onboard.
Day 5 -
A private tour to Busuanga Town, Calauit Safari Wildlife, and snorkeling in Black Island. Great customer experience in the World’s Best Island. Calauit Safari Park is a wildlife sanctuary in the Philippines which was originally created in 1976 as a game reserve featuring large African mammals, translocated there under the orders of Ferdinand Marcos during his 21-year rule of the country.
This Calauit safari day trip covers the breathtaking scenic boat tour from Coron town passing by Gutob Bay uninhabited islands to Calauit Island. Grab the opportunity to feed exotic animals from Africa like giraffes and zebras. Learn about the endemic and endangered animal species of our province Palawan. Calauit safari is a day trip full of activities and adventure!
Calauit Island, off Busuanga, is home to one of Coron’s most surprising attractions—a safari park full of African animals. Walk among them with a local tour guide on this thrilling island adventure, with hotel transfers for ease. Besides the Calauit Wildlife Sanctuary, enjoy an island-hopping adventure. Eat lunch on the beach; catch a boat to Black Island and swim in underground pools, and swim and snorkel over reefs and shipwreck.
Day 6 -
Today you will hop on a ferry to the beautiful El Nido! Upon arrival, transfer and check-in at your new hotel in this gorgeous area.
Day 7 -
Pickup time: (8.30 AM - 9.00 AM)
Drop-off time: (4.00 PM - 4.30 PM)
The islands hopping tours in El Nido are organized into 4 different itineraries (creatively named, A, B, C, & D). Generally, Tour A is known for lagoons and beaches, B for caves and islands, C for great snorkeling and a shrine, and D somewhere in between, featuring island beaches. Each individual tour is unique and will take you on a journey to explore a different area of El Nido’s surrounding islands.
Today you will join the El Nido Tour A
The El Nido Tour A Lagoons and Beaches tour will take you to the most awe-inspiring rock formations and lagoons which can only be found in Bacuit Bay. The tour will take you to the following lagoons and beaches:
Secret Lagoon is located in a small island reminiscent of the movie "The Beach" surrounded by limestone karst cliffs. As you enter into a small hole, you will see a massive caldera that was once a cave which collapsed and now is surrounded by karst cliffs. In the middle is a lagoon.
Shimizu Island - is an island with stunning limestone cliffs where swiftlet nest and produce the much sought after bird's nest soup, believed by Asians to have healing powers. Here the guides will prepare for you a sumptuous meal while you snorkel in the nearby coral reef.
Big Lagoon - a visit to Big Lagoon is a running tour onboard the outrigger boat, approaching the lagoon in the middle of karst limestone formations you are welcomed by water so clear and full of marine life. The big lagoon is a breeding ground for fishes and crustaceans.
Payong - Payong Beach - a past alternative to Shimizu Island when overpopulated, this beach is another beautiful white-sand beach in Matinloc. The karst cliffs here are easier to manage compared to the other areas and can be climbed comfortably for a view of the surrounding area.
Seven Commandos Beach - The final destination after a long day on tour. Seven Commandos is named after the 7 remaining Japanese commandos who lived on the island as stragglers after World War II. The island has a long white sandy beach lined with palms trees.
Please bring a change of clothes, swim attire, and your own snorkeling equipment or you can rent snorkeling equipment from the tour provider prior to departure. Just advise your Tour Guides and they will make the arrangements on your behalf.
Day 8 -
Day of leisure. Relax at your hotel or explore the surrounding area, or join more resort-programmed activities.
Day 9 -
You will transfer from El Nido to Puerto Princesa airport for your onward flight.
You will do a city tour including Palawan Museum, Plaza Cuartel, the beautiful Immaculate Conception Cathedral, and the Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center (formerly Crocodile Farming Institute) a showcase of a successful conservation project. Tour ends at a visit to the Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm.
Day 10 -
This morning, you will head to Sabang (about 1.5 hours' drive) to discover the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. A world heritage site features an 8.2-kilometer navigable underground river, reputed to be the world's longest that winds through a spectacular cave. You can explore the surrounding area near the cave, including bird watching, mountain trekking, a mangrove paddleboat tour, and exploring the deeper part of the forest.
- 2 Nights in Manila
- 3 Nights in Colon
- 3 Nights in Un-known
- 2 Nights in Un-known
Carefully selected accommodation with breakfast
Accommodation based on two people sharing (for each person not sharing a room, the single supplement will be added)
Well screened Hotels
Handpicked hotels with good service and spacious room.
Super nice location
Downtown location with convenient transportation and many good restaurants nearby.
All mentioned internal flights, trains, and cruises
Private & air-conditioned vehicle with ample space
No early get up. No late arrival.
Select seats for you as spacious as possible, such as exit row or bulkhead with more legroom.
All meals specified in the itinerary
Your special request on food can always be satisfied, no matter it relates to religion or medical purpose!
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Bottles of drinking water and cold towels per guest per day
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All excursions specified in the itinerary
All entrance fees specified in the itinerary
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