7 TO 14 Days return, Palawan Island, South China Sea. The perfect alternative to Bali, Thailand or Vietnam, a considerably safer destination and possibly has much more to offer. Ideal for young children. From $2,200 return for 7 Days Casual Tour and from $3,400 14 Day Premium Tour.
HIGHLIGHTS Daily eco tours to secluded islands and beaches we have chosen, in a a privately hired boat to avoid the mainstream tourism. Perfect for snorkeling, swimming, photography and exploring. (Tours ABC & D are also available.) Featuring, lush rainforest, towering limestone formations, hidden lagoons and white sandy beaches. Wildlife includes, eagles, seabirds, turtles, brilliantly coloured fish and Manta Rays. We also trek to waterfalls through pristine rainforest and clear mountain streams. We enjoy the local & western cuisine of fresh seafood and tropical fruits daily at our beach accommodation on our tours, cocktails and beer all at extremely low prices. Unlike other destinations in Asia mainstream tourism has not yet discovered Palawan. Suits all age groups including children. NEXT TOUR: March 7 to March 20, 2018 (limited vacancies)
Day 1 Arriving in Manila via Singapore, Kuala Lumpur or Brunei if coming from Australia
Day 2 A short flight to El Nido, Palawan dining and relaxing, lunch and dinner on the beach.
Day 3 Breakfast on El Nido beach before an Island hopping tour, snorkeling, swimming, exploring beautiful deserted tropical islands, lunch supplied.
Day 4 Another day of island hopping to different locations to enjoy beautiful white sandy beaches on remote islands, snorkeling in crystal clear water, great photography, lunch supplied.
Day 5 Breakfast on the beach before a scenic drive through rural El Nido to Nacpan and Twin Beaches. A little exploring, photography and fun on the beaches before a big lunch of seafood and fruit. We then enjoy a short walk through beautiful rainforest to a waterfall for a cool dip, crossing 8 crystal clear streams along the way.
Day 6 Breakfast on El Nido beach before island hopping to new islands or revisiting our favourites, lunch supplied. Sea kayaking, cycling or shopping are also options.
Day 7 After a tasty breakfast on the beach before our last day of El Nido island hopping, visiting 5 stunning islands for swimming, snorkeling and kayaking in crystal clear aqua water, lunch supplied
Day 8 An early start in a private minivan through rural Palawan and some beautiful rainforest to Port Barton on the west coast. Some exploring before ending the day with dinner and a cocktail or beer right on the beach.
Day 9 Breakfast at our resort followed by a visit to nearby islands, great exploring and snorkeling, lunch supplied. Port Barton is renowned for its sunsets.
Day 10 A minivan back to the highway, enjoying more of the lush green rice paddy of rural Palawan and some stunning rainforest and mountain scenery to arrive at a beautiful eco resort at Sabang, also on the west coast.
Day 11 A big breakfast at the Sabang eco resort before a guided tour and visit by boat to the famous Underground River. Returning to the resort for lunch, a relaxing afternoon with a sunset stroll on the beach.
Day 12 A private minivan to Puerto Princesa (the capital) after lunch, dining out at a great restaurant in the city in the evening.
Day 13 A relaxing day in Puerto Princesa with a visit to a fruit market and Bakers Hill. a visit to Honda Bay is an option also. A visit to the primative Batak Hill tribe is possible on request with an early start.
Day 14 Flight back to Australia. Extra days for shopping or sightseeing in Singapore or Kuala Lumpur can be added to this itinerary
COST: FROM $A2,200 for a 7 Day Casual TOUR and from $A3,400 PREMIUM 12 to 14 DAY TOUR per person twin share, all transport, boat and land tours, accommodation, Australian Guide and Local Guide Luisa on each tour, all breakfasts included. This tour can be booked at the above cost for 4 or more people and you may choose your own tour dates.
NOT INCLUDED : International & Domestic airfare Some mains (approx. $130 for duration of Palawan visit) and alcohol . We also offer an exclusive one day tour to visit a primative indigenous hilltribe. An amazing colorful race, not wearing western clothing and still hunting with blowpipes . $200 including lunch
Best time to visit. Late October to early June. You can visit at other times but expect more rain.