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The Best of Palawan - Explore 8
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The Best of Palawan

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Dubbed as the last frontier of the Philippines, Palawan is a must-visit in this beautiful archipelago. Explore not just one but three of the Best of Palawan destinations: Puerto Princesa, El Nido and Coron.

Get ready to be amaze by the stalactite formations at the Puerto Princesa Underground River, one of the Seven Wonders of Nature. Plunge into the aquamarine waters of El Nido and discover hidden beaches amid limestone karst formation.

Swim at the famous Kayangan Lake of Coron, one of the cleanest lakes in the Philippines. These are just a glimpse of what you will experience in the 7-day adventure with Explore8 Travel.

Inclusions One-way van transfer from Puerto Princesa Airport to your hotel (seat-in-coach)
One-way van transfer from your hotel in PPS to your hotel in El Nido (seat-in-coach)
One-way van transfer from your hotel in El Nido to El Nido Port (private)
One-way van transfer from Coron Port to your hotel in Coron (private)
One-way van transfer from your hotel in Coron to Busuanga Airport (seat-in-coach)
Ferry Ticket from El Nido to Coron via Montenegro Ferry
2 Nights stay in Puerto Princesa
2 Nights stay in El Nido
2 Nights stay in Coron
Firefly Watching Tour
Puerto Princesa Underground River Tour
El Nido Island Hopping Tour C
Coron Ultimate Island Hopping
El Nido Development Tourism Fee
MEALS (6 Breakfast, 3 Lunch, 1 Dinner)
Travel Insurance
Exclusions Airfare (MNL-PPS/ USU-MNL)
Other meals not stated
Personal effects
  • Departure
    March-May (sunny)
  • Dress Code
    Light Clothes, Sleeveless and Shorts

Day 1: Welcome to Puerto Princesa

Upon arrival at the Puerto Princesa Airport, you will be brought to your hotel. Check-in time is at 2PM. Take a rest and get ready to be picked up by 5:30pm for your night tour.

Commune with nature and see the magical fireflies at the Iwahig River. Before taking you to the river, you will have a light dinner at Baker’s Hill. Afterwards, you will ride a paddleboat for 30-45 minutes while enjoying the lights show of the fireflies.


Day 2: Wonder of Nature

Be mesmerized with the beauty of the Puerto Princesa Underground River, listed as a UNESCO’s World Heritage because of its unique “mountain to sea” ecosystem. Enjoy a buffet lunch afterwards


Day 3: Transit from Puerto Princesa to El Nido

Bid Puerto Princesa, farewell, as the van will transport you to El Nido. Sleep on the 5-6 hour travel time or binge watch on a movie on your phone so that you won’t get bored. Check-in at your hotel in El Nido. Rest.


Day 4: El Nido Island Hopping

Discover the hidden beaches of El Nido such as the Secret Beach, Hidden Beach, Matinloc Shrine, Tapiutan Island, and Helicopter Island. A sumptuous spread of seafood lunch awaits your tummy.


Day 5: Sea Travel from El Nido to Coron

Wake up early as another adventure awaits you. You will ride the Montenegro ferry at 6:00 AM. It will arrive Coron at 10:00 AM. You may check-in early if your room is available. Early check-in fee may apply depending on your lodge. Standard check-in time is at 2:00PM. Take a rest or visit the Maquinit Hotsprings in the afternoon on your own.


Day 6: Ultimate Coron Island Hopping

After breakfast, you will join other explorers on a boat bound for Coron Island. Hike up to the iconic picture spot of the Kayangan Lake, where you will be rewarded with a stunning view. Afterwards, swim in one of the cleanest and clearest lakes in the Philippines—Kayangan Lake.

Enjoy other sites in your tour such as the Barracuda Lake, Siete Pecados, Twin Lagoon, and Skeleton Wreck.

A picnic lunch of grilled meat and seafood will surely satisfy your tummy.


Day 7: Homebound

Note: Rate is quoted per person based on the number of pax traveling together. Price indicated herein is in Philippine Peso.

Guests’ Headcount
Lodging 2 3 4 5 6 8 10
Puerto Princesa: Palo Alto B&B El Nido: *Dayunan Pili Tree Tourist Inn (if 2, 3, 6 pax) *El Nido Beach Hotel (if 4 and 8 pax) *Casa Cecilia (if 5 and 10 pax) Coron: *Blue Waters Inn Coron (if 2, 3, 6 pax) *BalaiBinda Lodge (if 4 pax and 5 pax) *Treetop Suites (if 8 pax) *Skylodge Resort (if 10 pax) 22680 21745 21345 20997 19470 20162 19828


* Rates are not applicable during black-out/ peak periods (surcharges may apply)

* All bookings are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Cancellation policies of hotel will apply. Exceptions to this rule will apply with the following conditions: death(of passenger) / typhoon (natural disaster) may be taken into consideration under the discretion of tour operator and hotel supplier.

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