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10 Days

Palawan Adventure - One Life Adventures

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Why You'll Love This Trip: 

  • Enjoy Filipino Street Food and Beer Tasting
  • Only twin or four share accommodation
  • Visit the famous Underground River
  • Sleep in a beach bungalow in Port Barton
  • Camp in "glamping" tents on the beach
  • Snorkel and explore the islands from El Nido
  • Hike the cliffs overlooking El Nido
  • Zipline over the ocean between 2 islands (optional extra)

 

What's Included: 

  • 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • 9 Nights Accommodation
  • Airport Pick up in Manila
  • Flight from Manila to Puerto Princesca
  • Underground River Boat Cruise
  • Kayaking, Fishing and Snorkeling 

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Manila

Arrive at any time in Manila and you will meet you at the airport. Settle in to our accommodation and then join us on the roof terrace to meet the group, and have some Filipino BBQ eaten out of a banana leaf overlooking the Manila skyline.  After that, guests will get the option to checkout some famous Manila nightlife spots, with guest-list entry into clubs and good times at our favourite bars. Please note that airport pickups are only available for arrivals on day 1. 

Accommodation: 4-bed dorms in boutique hostel in down-town Manila

Meals: Dinner

 

Day 2: Manila to Palawan – Iwahig Prison and street food

Fly to Palawan in the morning. Check in to our boutique hotel and relax by the pool for a while.  If you have the time, visit the Iwahig Prison where the inmates govern themselves and learn new skills such as farming and dancing. In the evening, sample some weird and wonderful Filipino street food by the water. Once you have eaten, you will head to one of our favourite bars for a few drinks. 

Accommodation: Twin/double rooms in artistic boutique hotel

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 3: Underground River and Port Barton

After a delicious breakfast, head to the UNESCO heritage Underground River. Jump into a small boat, and are taken around this amazing place by an experienced local guide. In the afternoon, drive along dirt roads to the beautiful village of Port Barton. Port Barton is so remote it doesn't even have electricity for half the day! Spend the night in a beach bungalow listening to the sounds of the ocean.

Accommodation: Twin/double rooms in Filipino style beach-front bungalows

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 4: Islander Experience – Snorkeling, fishing, and meeting the locals

Today get to experience the local island way of life, with your Islander Experience. After breakfast, join local guides on their boat for a day of exploring islands and experiencing the islander way of life. Catch fish to grill on the beach, snorkel reefs with turtles, and really get to know this incredible area. In the evening, your guides will bring out a guitar to play while you watch the sunset. Accommodation for the night is in tents right on the beach.

Accommodation: Local style tents on the sand – absolute beach-front

Meals: Lunch, dinner

 

Day 5: Port Barton Island Life

Experience more paradise island life! Today explore more of the area with your guide. Visit a small fishing village in a remote area to watch the fishermen pulling in the days catch. You will also get to snorkel the Starfish Fields; a sandbank which is home to hundreds of large starfish. After a couple of days of sun and sand, you will need a shower. Your guides will lead us through coconut palms and rainforest to a small, refreshing waterfall for you to get clean. In the late afternoon you will head back to Port Barton for one more night.

Accommodation: Twin/double rooms in Filipino style beach-front bungalows

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

 

Day 6: Bound for El Nido

This morning is time to say goodbye to this incredible place. Today you are travelling to El Nido in the north of the island by minivan. Relax and enjoy the scenery as you journey to the north of Palawan. Check in to your boutique hostel and relax for the afternoon before heading to your favourite reggae beach bar for dinner and good times.

Accommodation: 4-bed dorms in top-rated boutique hostel

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 7: Island hopping

You have an early start to board the custom-built, exclusive boat to take you around all the tiny islands in the bay. You will explore the most spectacular islands and the bluest waters you have ever seen. Snorkel and kayak with your new friends, and feast on the freshly prepared food on board. You will have your drinks included, and music to match the scenery. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Accommodation: 4-bed dorms in top-rated boutique hostel

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

 

Day 8: El Nido viewpoint hike, and massage (mostly free day)

Today make your way through the small streets of the town to where you start your hike. Climb to the top of the limestone cliffs surrounding the town for an unbelievable view of the town, bay, and islands. Definitely the best views on the island! Spend the rest of your day exploring and getting to know the area and meeting the locals. Today we include a traditional Filipino massage to ease those aching muscles. In the evening meet for dinner by the water.

Accommodation: 4-bed dorms in top-rated boutique hostel

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 9: Around El Nido – Full day cultural experience, zipline, farewell dinner

Today you have your cultural experience in the surrounding area of El Nido in small villages. This will be with local people showing you their traditional ways of living; a great way to experience a slice of local life. Learn how they make coconut rum and oil, try weaving with palm leaves, discover the secret to making the famous Filipino food 'Adobo', then finish with a Halo-Halo (Filipino iced dessert). Then head to the amazing Las Cabanas beach where you get the option to experience flying on a 750m long zipline over the ocean between 2 tropical islands (own cost of PH500).

Accommodation: 4-bed dorms in top-rated boutique hostel

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

 

Day 10: Stay on longer, or head to Puerto Princesa

Take a bus back to Puerto Princesa airport (included), or stay on in El Nido. We help organise other activities such as diving courses, our Whale sharks and Waterfalls pack, and our Boracay Party Pack!

Meals: Breakfast

 

*Please note, days 7 and 9 may be interchanged depending on group size 


Pickups / Departures

Starts: Manila (day 1)

Finishes: Puerto Princesa (day 10)

April - November

Please contact us for monthly dates. 


Extras

- International flights not inluded 

- If you arrive earlier than the start date, your airport pickup is not included 

- The following meals are included, the rest you have to budget for:

8 x breakfasts

3 x lunches

3 x dinners

 

PHP500 payable if they wish to do the zipline 


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