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Philippines Intro

Fun in the Philippines on this action packed 10 day tour!

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Group Size: Max 22

Trip code: PHTO

Duration: 10 days

10 days of islands hopping
Includes lots of fantastic activities
Guide and transport included

Enjoy a truly Filipino experience on this 10 day tour! Join a small group of likeminded adventurers and take in perfect beaches, stunning islands, and lively nightlife – all in the gorgeous landscapes of the Philippines! You will stay in a range of beautiful accommodation, from beachside resorts to tents on the sand, so you’ll soon be living it up like a local! Enjoy an island hopping cruise in El Nido and the nightlife of Puerto Princesa. Then get a unique cultural experience in a small rural village and learn how to live life the Filipino way. This fantastic fully-guided tour is the ultimate introduction to paradise. Bring on those beaches!

Trip highlights

  • Meet adventurous like-minded people in the gorgeous Philippines!
  • Discover the jaw-dropping Puerto Princesa Underground River
  • Sleep in tents on a pristine private island – fall asleep to the sounds of the ocean!
  • Experience true Filipino culture – learn how to weave palm leaves and whip up delicious ‘Adobo’ dishes!
What's included
  • 9 nights’ multi-share accommodation
  • 8 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Internal flight to Palawan
  • Visit to Iwahig Prison 
  • Entrance to Puerto Princesa Underground River
  • Port Barton visit
  • Boat cruise around Port Barton Islands
  • Beach tents and linen
  • Local school visit
  • Exclusive El Nido island hopping
  • El Nido viewpoint canopy trail
  • Inclusive Filipino massage
  • El Nido cultural activities
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Airport transfer on arrival
What's not included
  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Most meals
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Optional free time activities
  • Las Cabanas ziplining (local cost approx. PH500)
  • Flight back to Manila
Further trip information

Day 1: Arrive in Manila. Arrive into Manila Airport and be transferred to your accommodation. Meet your fellow travellers on the roof terrace and then enjoy a delicious group meal.

Day 2: Manila/Palawan. Fly to Palawan. Visit the unusual Iwahig Prison. In the evening, try some tasty Filipino seafood.

Day 3: Underground River. Discover the incredible UNESCO Puerto Princesa Underground River by boat and then travel to unspoilt town of Port Barton. 

Day 4-5: Island living. Climb aboard a boat to cruise around the surrounding island beaches. Catch fish to grill on the beach, and snorkel shoulder to shoulder with turtles along the reefs. You’ll be sleeping in tents on the beach – a true island adventure! During your time on the island you will also visit a local school and interact with local children. 

Day 6: El Nido. Time to depart Port Barton and head to El Nido. Spend the evening relaxing on the beach. Then get dressed up for a night at a lively beachside reggae bar!

Day 7: Island Hopping. Cruise around gorgeous tiny islands on a private boat. Take some time to snorkel and kayak around the islands, and feast on the delicious food that is freshly prepared onboard. All drinks included onboard. 

Day 8: Canopy Walk and Massage. Walk along rope bridges through the treetops and climb up to the top of the limestone cliffs and marvel at the incredible panoramic views of the town. Then enjoy an inclusive traditional Filipino massage! 

Day 9: El Nido Cultural Experience. Explore the villages surrounding El Nido and learn local skills such as coconut shaving. Opt to experience an awesome 750m zipline that whizzes across the ocean between two tropical islands! (Extra cost of PH500/approx. £7.50)

Day 10: Depart El Nido. It’s time to say goodbye to this fantastic 10-day adventure! Fly out from El Nido or take an inclusive 6-hour return transfer to Puerto Princesa Airport and fly from there.

Please note: Itinerary is a guide only and subject to change. The order of activities may vary.

Booking options

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Please note: This tour does not run over the summer months due to the monsoon season.

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Arrival information

Arrive into Manila airport on day 1, where you will be met and transferred to your accommodation.

Your tour ends in El Nido on day 10. We recommend flying out from El Nido airport on this day. An airport transfer is not included but is easy to arrange.

Alternatively, you can take a 6-hour return airport transfer to Puerto Princesa airport, which is included in the trip cost. If you choose this option, please book flights that depart after 7pm to allow time for transfer and check-in.

Accommodation & meals

Accommodation

9 nights’ accommodation is included in the cost of the tour. Accommodation will mainly be in multi-share hostels, hotels and beachside resorts. One night will be spent in shared tents on the beach. All accommodation is clean and of a high standard and a maximum of 4 per room. Twin/double and private rooms are available for an additional cost, please contact us for details.

Meals

8 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 2 dinners are included on this tour. You will be required to purchase the rest of your meals yourself. This is an excellent opportunity to throw yourself into local life and sample delicious local food. The Philippines has a rich and varied cuisine, with specialities including crispy salt fish, squash and eggplant stews, and beef cooked in tomatoes and bananas. Food is mostly very cheap so eating out won’t break the bank!

Single Use Plastics

Our local team have installed safe refillable water stations at every overnight stop on this tour and also at many of the activity destinations as well. In an effort to reduce the use of single use plastics, we ask that you bring your own refillable water bottle with you on this trip.

Minimum age & eligibility

The minimum age to join this group tour is 18.

British citizens can enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay of up to 30 days, provided you have a valid return or onward travel ticket and six months validity on your passport.

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