Southern Philippines Palawan Adventure
It would take several lifetimes to explore the 6,000-plus islands that make up the Philippine Archipelago, but since you've only got one to spare, spend it in the South. A haven for sunbathers and spelunkers alike, the Southern Philippines are a thrill to discover both above ground and under. Blessed with miles of pristine, uncrowded beaches, intriguing caves, and the two-tiered Puerto Princesa Subterranean River, the Palawan province is perfect for travellers eager to try their hand at a variety of experiences in an underexplored part of Southeast Asia. Looking for something different? You'll find plenty of it here.
Explore an underground river, travel by boat to witness limestone karsts rising from the ocean, snorkel around various islands
Plane, private bus, boat
Hotels (8 nights).
Puerto Princesa city tour. Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park visit. Island-hopping snorkelling tour (El Nido). Internal flights. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Day 1 Manila
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Manila/Puerto Princesa (1B)
Fly to Puerto Princesa, the capital of the island paradise of Palawan. Tour the town visiting Bakers Hill and the Iwahig Penal Colony.
Day 3 Sabang (1B, 1L)
Explore the underwater cave of the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park on an included tour. Opt to go on a mangrove river ride or trek in the national park.
Day 3 Puerto Princesa/El Nido (1B, 1L)
Explore the underwater cave of the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park on an included tour. Later, travel north on Palawan to stunning El Nido, known for its large limestone karsts emerging from the turquoise ocean.
Day 5 El Nido (1B, 1L)
Enjoy an included snorkelling tour and beach barbecue.
Days 4-5 El Nido
Spend the day relaxing on the beach or opt to visit Bacuit Bay, Simezu Island, or Intalula Island.
Day 8 Port Barton/Manila (1B)
After a quick boat ride, drive back to Puerto Princesa for an afternoon flight to Manila. Enjoy one last evening in Manila.
Day 9 Manila (1B)
Depart at any time.
Day 7 Port Barton (1B)
Spend another laid-back day in paradise. Opt to snorkel, hike through the rainforest to a waterfall, or relax on the beach.
Day 6 El Nido/Port Barton (1B)
Travel south to untouched Port Barton. After a short boat ride, arrive at a secluded beach resort and enjoy free time to soak up the beautiful surroundings.