Palawan Paradise Exploration: From El Nido to Balabac, Philippines - White Beaches to Cultural Delights!

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Arcy

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What's special?
special Local Experience
special Palawan North to South Exploration
special Immersive Activities, Budget Friendly
Welcome to our exciting Palawan adventure! Get ready to explore the stunning beauty of El Nido, Brooke's Point, and Balabac. Our trip includes round trip airport transfers, ensuring a hassle-free journey from Puerto Princesa International Airport to El Nido. Now, let's dive into the exciting itinerary we have planned for you: Day 1: Arrival in El Nido Upon your arrival at Puerto Princesa International Airport, I will meet you with the van arrange a comfortable van transfer to El Nido. Check-in at the BrenMariel Hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. You can take this time to relax, explore the town, and enjoy a delicious dinner. Day 2: El Nido Island Hopping Tour - Start your day with a hearty breakfast at the hotel before embarking on an exciting island hopping tour. Tour A will take you to stunning destinations such as Shimizu Island, Secret Island, 7 Commando Beach, and Payong-Payong Beach. You'll have the option to visit the breathtaking Big Lagoon as well. Day 3: El Nido Island Hopping Tour C - After breakfast, get ready for another day of island hopping with Tour C. Discover hidden gems like Hidden Beach, Secret Beach, Matinloc Island, Talisay Beach, and Helicopter Island. Immerse yourself in the beauty of these pristine locations. Day 4: Motorbike Adventure in El Nido - Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before embarking on a motorbike adventure. Visit the Canopy Walk for a stunning view of El Nido, explore Lio Beach, Las Cabanas Beach, and Nacpan Beach. You can even try your hand at surfing if you're up for it. In the evening, experience the vibrant nightlife with bar hopping and have a great time. Spend the night in El Nido. Day 5: Port Barton Day Tour - Early in the morning, we'll take a van to Port Barton for a day tour. Explore the beautiful islands, snorkel in clear waters, and soak up the sun on stunning beaches. Enjoy the island tour, visiting destinations such as Twin Reef, Fantastic Reef, Turtle Spot, Exotic Island, Maxima Island, and Sandbar Island. After the tour, we'll head back to Puerto Princesa for an overnight stay. Day 6: Underground River Tour and City Exploration - Start your day with breakfast before heading to the world-famous Underground River. Explore the fascinating cave system and marvel at its natural wonders and In the evening we can explore the city and to have a nice dinner and try some filipino street foods in Bay walk. Day 7: Explore the city of Puerto Princesa, visiting attractions like Bakers Hill, Mitra Ranch, Crocodile Park or Butterfly Garden, Binuatan Creation, Pasalubong Center, Plaza Cuartel, Cathedral, and Balayong Park. After this half day tour check out from the hotel and take a van to Brooke's Point. Check-in at Maruyog Ridge, where Barkadas Rooms are available with separate options for men and women. To make the most of your time, I rented a motorbike for us and explore the area while we were there, if we still have a time In the evening I will show the town during the evening. Day 8: Waterfall Adventure in Brooke's Point - Get an early start to the day and embark on an exciting waterfall adventure. Visit Lalatuan Falls, Kapangyan Waterfalls, and Bataraza Malihud Rock Formation. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of these stunning locations. In the evening, return to the town and enjoy a small welcome party at our farm, complete with a barbecue, karaoke, and fun with locals and we will come back and relax at the hotel. Day 9-10: Balabac Island Tour - Wake up early and check out from the hostel as we head to Balabac for a 2D1N island tour. This package includes camping at Candaraman Island, meals, van transfers, entrance fees, and a tour guide. Discover the beauty of Candaraman Island, Patonggong Island, Patawan Island, and more. Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of Balabac before returning to Puerto Princesa. Kindly be informed that meals and personal expenses are not covered in the package. Additionally, a hotel security deposit might be necessary upon check-in. Please note that other meals, personal expenses, environmental fees, and hotel security deposits are not part of the package. Get ready for an incredible journey through the stunning landscapes of Palawan!

About Me! Hey there, fellow adventurers! My name is Arcy, and I am thrilled to be your Local Trip Leader as we embark on an incredible journey through my hometown in Palawan. After spending the last 13 years working abroad, I've decided to return home and explore the wonders of my own backyard. And you know what? I want to share this experience with all of you! Having lived abroad for so long, I bring a unique perspective to the table. I've had the opportunity to explore different cultures and landscapes, and now it's time to showcase the beauty of my own hometown.With my diverse background and passion for adventure, I can't wait to show you the beauty of Palawan through island hopping, snorkeling, hiking, and more.

Enjoy comfortable yet budget-friendly accommodations at BrenMariel Hotel in El Nido, Palawan. Opt for their Barkadas Rooms, offering separate options for men and women, each featuring air conditioning and hot/cold shower facilities for your convenience. Start your day with a delicious breakfast included with your stay. Our selected hostel prioritizes privacy, offering cozy accommodations ensuring you feel at home. Cleanliness is paramount, with well-maintained rooms and common areas regularly cleaned for a hygienic stay. Safety is ensured with 24-hour security measures for peace of mind. Conveniently located near restaurants, stores, and the city center, the hostel provides easy access to local eateries, shops, and attractions, allowing you to explore Palawan effortlessly. Rest assured, your stay at BrenMariel Hotel and the selected hostel will be comfortable, safe, and enjoyable, enhancing your experience in Palawan. So, pack your bags, get ready for an amazing journey, and let's explore Palawan like never before. I want to ensure that your stay in my hometown exceeds your expectations and leaves you with wonderful memories. I can't wait to meet each and every one of you and share the magic of my hometown. If you have any specific preferences or additional requests, please don't hesitate to let me know in the QnA section.

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Hotel Accommodation
Daily Hotel Breakfast
Buffet lunch during the Tour
Round Trip Airport Transfers
4 rented motorbikes
Van transfers from places to places.
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Trip Itinerary
1

Puerto Princesa International Airport

Day 1
DAY 1 : ARRIVAL DAY : Arrival at Puerto Princesa International Airport, Arrival at Puerto Princesa International Airport, meet by me, then we will the van travel going to El-Nido, transfer to the hotel for check-in. Free time at your own leisure. you can rest or we can go out for dinner or whatever you want to do Overnight at the hotel.
2

El Nido

Day 1-5
Day 2: Exploring El Nido Start your day with a delicious breakfast before embarking on Tour A. Our adventure begins with a pick-up at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. Discover the stunning beauty of Shimizu Island, Secret Island, 7 Commando Beach, and Payong-payong Beach. For an added thrill, opt for the Premium Lagoon experience, featuring the majestic Big Lagoon (additional environmental fee applies). Day 3: Further Exploration Enjoy breakfast before setting out on Tour C, starting at 9:00 a.m. and concluding at 4:00 p.m. Delight in the hidden treasures of Hidden Beach, Secret Beach, Matinloc Island, Talisay Beach, and Helicopter Island. Day 4: Adventure Day After breakfast, gear up for a day of adventure. At 9:00 a.m., hop on a motorbike for a scenic ride to Canopy Walk, offering breathtaking views of El Nido. Continue your journey to Lio Beach, Las Cabanas Beach, and Nacpan Beach, where you can even try your hand at surfing. Wrap up the day with some bar-hopping and fun-filled activities. Spend the night in El Nido to make the most of your stay.
3

Port Barton

Day 5
Port Barton Day Tour Day 5: Island Adventure Commence your day with an early pick-up at 5 a.m. by van from El Nido for an exhilarating journey to Port Barton. Your package includes a shared van shuttle service from El Nido to Port Barton, ensuring a comfortable transfer. Upon arrival in Port Barton, you'll be greeted by our tour coordinator at 8 a.m. to kick off your island tour adventure. Prepare to explore the stunning beauty of Port Barton with visits to Twin Reef, Fantastic Reef, Turtle Spot, Exotic Island, Maxima Island, Sandbar Island, and Starfish Island. Enjoy snorkeling amidst vibrant marine life, relax on pristine beaches, and marvel at the natural wonders of each destination. Your island tour includes snorkeling gear and masks, as well as entrance fees to the islands. After a day filled with exploration and adventure, your tour concludes, leaving you with cherished memories of Port Barton's breathtaking landscapes and crystal-clear waters.
4

Puerto Princesa

Day 5-7
Puerto Princesa Adventure Stay at the budget-friendly Tourist Inn in Puerto Princesa, offering Barkadas Rooms with options for separate accommodations for men and women. Rent 4 motorbikes for 24 hours to explore the city at your own pace. Day 6: Underground River Exploration Enjoy breakfast before embarking on the Underground River Tour. Pick-up time is between 7:45 a.m. and 8:00 a.m., with the tour lasting 8 hours. Explore the Underground River from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Afterward, take the evening to explore the city of Puerto Princesa at your leisure. Day 7: City Tour Embark on a city tour, with pick-up between 7:45 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. The tour lasts for 4 hours and includes visits to Bakers Hill, Mitra Ranch, Crocodile Park or Butterfly Garden, Binuatan Creation, Pasalubong Center, Plaza Cuartel, Cathedral, and Balayong Park. Check out from the hotel at 2:00 p.m. and head to Irawan. Take a van for a journey of approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes. Arrive in Brooke's Point by 7:00 p.m. and rest for the night.
5

Brooke's Point

Day 7-10
Brooke’s Point Adventure Check into the Maruyog Ridge Inn in Brooke’s Point, Palawan, offering Barkadas Rooms with options for separate accommodations for men and women. Rent 4 motorbikes for 24 hours to explore the area at your own pace. Day 8: Waterfall Exploration Rise early for an adventure-packed day visiting three stunning waterfalls. The tour lasts for 7 hours, from 5:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Itinerary: 5:30 AM: Meet-up 6:00 AM: Depart for Bataraza. Upon arrival, meet our tour guide and register before beginning the hike. 8:00 AM: Start the hike to Lalatuan Falls, lasting approximately 3 hours. Spend 2 hours at Lalatuan Falls. 11:00 AM: Depart for Kapangyan Waterfalls. After a 2-hour hike, enjoy 2 hours at Kapangyan for swimming, lunch, and photography. 2:00 PM: Depart for the Rock Formation, a 30-minute to 1-hour walk from Kapangyan. Capture Instagram-worthy photos and enjoy nature's beauty. 3:00 PM: Start the 45-minute journey back to the starting point. 3:45 PM: Depart for Brooke's Point, concluding the day tour. In the evening, enjoy a small welcome party prepared by me at a local farm. Indulge in a barbecue, karaoke, and mingle with locals for a memorable evening in Brooke's Point.
6

Bataraza

Day 10
Brooke’s Point Adventure Check into the Maruyog Ridge Inn in Brooke’s Point, Palawan, offering Barkadas Rooms with options for separate accommodations for men and women. Rent 4 motorbikes for 24 hours to explore the area at your own pace. Day 8: Waterfall Exploration Rise early for an adventure-packed day visiting three stunning waterfalls. The tour lasts for 7 hours, from 5:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Itinerary: 5:30 AM: Meet-up 6:00 AM: Depart for Bataraza. Upon arrival, meet our tour guide and register before beginning the hike. 8:00 AM: Start the hike to Lalatuan Falls, lasting approximately 3 hours. Spend 2 hours at Lalatuan Falls. 11:00 AM: Depart for Kapangyan Waterfalls. After a 2-hour hike, enjoy 2 hours at Kapangyan for swimming, lunch, and photography. 2:00 PM: Depart for the Rock Formation, a 30-minute to 1-hour walk from Kapangyan. Capture Instagram-worthy photos and enjoy nature's beauty. 3:00 PM: Start the 45-minute journey back to the starting point. 3:45 PM: Depart for Brooke's Point, concluding the day tour. In the evening, enjoy a small welcome party prepared by me at a local farm. Indulge in a barbecue, karaoke, and mingle with locals for a memorable evening in Brooke's Point.
7

Balabac

Day 10-11
Day 9-10: Balabac Island Adventure Early morning departure from the hostel to commence our journey to Balabac for a thrilling 2-day, 1-night island tour. Itinerary Day 1: Travel to Balabac 3:00-4:00 AM: Pick-up from guest location and depart from Puerto Princesa bound for Buliluyan Port (Up to 5 hours of land travel) 8:00-9:00 AM: Arrival at Buliluyan Bataraza Port 9:00-9:30 AM: Tourist registration at Buliluyan tourist desk 9:30 AM-4:00 PM: Island hopping and lunch Islands to visit: Canimeran, Patonggong, Patawan, Candaraman Island 5:00 PM: Arrival at Candaraman Island, set up camp, and enjoy buffet dinner (Camp Site/Tent Overnight) Day 2: Whole Day Island Hopping 6:00-7:00 AM: Plated Breakfast 8:00 AM-3:00 PM: Continue island hopping and enjoy buffet lunch Islands to visit: Candaraman Island/Starfish Sandbar, Onok Island, Nasugbata Reef, Giant Clams dive spot (Lunch at Onok Island) 4:00 PM: Return to Buliluyan Port and van transfer back to Puerto Princesa 9:00 PM: Arrival at Puerto Princesa (Drop off at Robinsons Mall/Airport Only)
Trip Summary
Accommodation
Hostel & Hotel & Bed & Breakfast & Camping & Apartments
11 days trip
Puerto Princesa International Airport, El Nido & 5 more
Transportation
Car
What's excluded?
Other Meals and Personal Expenses
Environmental Fees in some tour site
Hotel Security Deposit
Dinner
Shopping /Souvenirs
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