El Nido Tours
Discover the natural wonders of El Nido, Palawan through these tours. Go island-hopping, diving and snorkeling, and explore its caves and beaches. See for yourself why it's one of the world's most beautiful islands and a top destination in the Philippines.

El Nido Tours

Discover the natural wonders of El Nido, Palawan through these tours. Go island-hopping, diving and snorkeling, and explore its caves and beaches. See for yourself why it's one of the world's most beautiful islands and a top destination in the Philippines.
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El Nido Palawan Island Hopping Tour A with Lunch | Big Lagoon, Shimizu Island, & More

El Nido, Palawan — Explore the beauty of El Nido, Palawan with this budget-friendly island-hopping Tour A that will take you to the best beaches in the province in just one day. If you are an adventure seeker and love the calmness of the beach, this tour is a definite must-try. The starting point of your trip is in Caera's Office-Town Proper where a van is waiting for you. You will then hit the road to Miniloc Island which is the main jump-off to some of the province's well-kept and protected areas. Upon reaching Miniloc, you will get on a boat and make your way towards your first destination, Big Lagoon. As you sail through the shallow emerald water of the lagoon, you will be greeted by the solid limestone cliffs standing hundreds of feet above you. You will be given ample time for a dip in the cold clear waters and photo op with the mysterious dark forest back dropping the long stretch of white sand beach and the abundant greenery surrounding the place. After dropping by the Big Lagoon, you will then explore Shimizu Island which is just a few minutes away. Aside from its unique name, people have fallen in love with the place because of its abundant and colorful marine life, making it the best spot for snorkeling. From there, you will head to one of the most enchanting lagoons in El Nido, the Secret Lagoon. To get to the area, you have to pass through a cave-like hole on a giant wall concealing it. Secret Lagoon has a cooler temperature and shallow water. You can take a dip in the cool waters and just wade around. The last leg of your island hopping escapade ends in the Seven Commandos Beach. Said to be named after seven soldiers who lived on the island, the beach offers a lot of activities for its visitors. You can lay down on its powdery white sand and get a tan or create memories below the surface as you go swimming, snorkeling, and diving. Soak in the sun and discover the green landscapes as you go from one island to another in this whole day island hopping Tour A trip in El Nido. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8hours
Available:
All year
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El Nido Island Hopping Tour C with Lunch | Hidden Beach, Islands & More

Embark on an epic adventure as you hop from one island to the next in El Nido, Palawan. If white beaches, picturesque landscapes, and water activities fill you with joy, then this shared island hopping Tour C is perfect for you. A tour van will be ready for you at Caera's Office-Town Proper where you'll meet your guide for the day. From there, you will head to Bacuit Bay where you will board a boat to your first destination, Hidden Beach. As its name suggests, the Hidden Beach can be found behind two humongous rocks. To get to the site, you will have to wear your life vest and swim toward these rocks until you reach the strip of white sand within. No need to worry if you’re a non-swimmer since the guides will be with you all the way. Once you get there, you will be greeted by its surreal beauty — limestone rock formations, clear water, white sand, and abundant marine life that is surely worth discovering. From there, you will head straight to Matinloc Island. Around the perimeter of the island are plenty of hard and soft corals, along with a variety of fishes that comes with different colors, patterns, and sizes. You will be given ample time for snorkeling so get your gears ready. If you want a break from the beach, you can enjoy exploring the island where you can visit an ancient shrine located not too far from the shore. You will proceed to Helicopter Island afterward. From afar, the island forms the shape of a helicopter, hence its name. You can lay down on its powdery cream sand and get a tan, or take a selfie with the towering cliffs and tranquil water as the background. You can enjoy more cool waters and powdery sand at your next destination, Secret Beach. The place is famous for its rocky and shallow water. Your island-hopping escapade will end in Tapiutan Island which is another perfect snorkeling site in the province. Come aboard and catch sight of El Nido’s best islands and white beaches packed in just one day. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8hours
Available:
All year
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El Nido Island Hopping Tour D | Highlights of Miniloc and Cadlao Island

Get ready for an exciting island-hopping escapade as you visit some of the most beautiful sites in El Nido, Palawan. This shared island hopping Tour D is perfect for those wanting to visit breathtaking beaches, caves and lagoons during their vacation trip on the island. Your rendezvous will start at Caera’s Office-Town Proper, where your driver and tour guide will be waiting for you. You will be dropped off at El Nido Town Beach and will head straight to Miniloc Island aboard a boat. Once in the island, you will be guided to the Small Lagoon. The lagoon resembles a small swimming pool with calm greenish-blue water that sparkles when hit by the sun. The location is perfect for photo ops as its perimeter is surrounded by limestone cliffs with greeneries growing on them. In addition to swimming, Miniloc Island also offers other activities such as snorkeling, kayaking and paddle boarding. Afterward, your boat will take you to Pasandigan Beach in Cadlao Island. It is one of the diving sites included in your itinerary where plenty of astounding corals await. From there, you will then be taken to Paradise Beach. From the name itself, the beach offers a paradise-like vibe as you wade in its turquoise water, get a tan on its white sand, or have a picnic under the shade of coconut trees. You will head next to another famous attraction in Cadlao, the Ubugon Cave. You will do a little spelunking in this tour. The unique formations of the stalactites and stalagmites inside the cave do not disappoint. Lastly, you will visit Natnat Beach. You can relax on its wide blanket of white sand, do underwater exploration, or take pictures with the limestone cliffs and walls. Pack your swimwear and ready your beach gears for this budget-friendly tour in Palawan. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
8hours
Available:
All year
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El Nido Inland Tour | A Day In Nacpan Beach

Discover the powdery stretch of sand in the northern part of Palawan by visiting El Nido's Nacpan Beach. This tour is perfect for those wanting to partake in a breathtaking excursion far from the crowd and noise of urban life. Your tour guide and van will be waiting for you at Caera’s Office-Town Proper. From there, you will head straight to Nacpan Beach. Enjoy the refreshing scenery of the area as you make your way to your beach destination. Once you reach the site, you will be greeted by the vast bed of powdery sand and the unending line of palm trees offering lots of shady spots. The best part is that the beach is not likely to be crowded, so you can expect to have a wide stretch of sand all to yourself. You will be given plenty of time to enjoy the beach, so spread that beach blanket and soak up the sun as much as you want as you let the fresh sea breeze tickle your skin. The four-kilometer-long beach extends into the sea, so you need not worry about stepping on spiky sea urchins and sharp rocks when you wade in the water and go for a dip. There are also a handful of other water activities you can try during your stay at the beach such as kayaking and stand up paddleboarding to name a few. If you’re up for some sightseeing, the viewpoint is the best place to be. It promises a splendid view of Nacpan Beach and its twin, the Calitang Beach. If you are feeling a little lazy for the day, you can always hang out in the hammocks and drift off. Jump on this opportunity to experience the best of El Nido without the hassle of a crowd. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
7hours
Available:
All year
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El Nido Island Hopping Tour B | An Islands and Caves Combo Escapade with Lunch

Add excitement to your Palawan holiday with this island hopping tour that will let you explore the exhilarating display of El Nido’s natural raw beauty. This shared island hopping Tour B appeals to nature lovers and adventure seekers who are in the search of the perfect beach and cave adventure combination. You will meet your guide in Caera's Office-Town Proper to get proper orientation. Afterward, you will hop on the tour van and travel to Bacuit Bay where your boat awaits to take you to your first destination, Snake Island. Snake Island's name may be quite eerie, but the place is perfectly safe and has no snakes at all. It is called as such because of the shape of the curving sandbar that connects the island to the mainland. Enjoy walking on its beautiful white sand as you leave your footprints behind and experience the feeling of walking amidst the sea. The real beauty of the S-sandbar is much appreciated during low tide when the site is fully immersed. After a relaxing stop at the sandbar, you might want to get your snorkeling gears ready for your second destination. Popolcan Island is one of the best snorkeling sites in the province where you can experience the thriving marine life underneath the surface. Your snorkeling gears will also come in handy in Pinagbuyutan Island’s diving spots. The site is teeming with all kinds and colors of fishes which will surely be an Instagram-worthy underwater photo opportunity. After enjoying El Nido’s waters, your boat will take you to Cudugnon Cave. The cave is an essential part of the province’s history as antique jewelry and potteries were discovered there. The cave boasts of high ceilings and beautiful rock formations made of stalactites and stalagmites. Your tour will end in Cathedral Cave. Its name came from the general appearance of the cave from the inside where you will see an open chamber, high ceilings, and interior walls, making it look like a cathedral. The cave is surrounded by clear blue waters, but swimming is off-limits as venomous snakes are living in the area. Combine five of the best spots of El Nido with this budget-friendly escapade. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
8hours
Available:
All year
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One-Day Beach Hopping in Cadlao Island | El Nido Island Hopping Tour D

Come along in this whole-day trip to various coastal sites in Cadlao Island. This tour is perfect for anyone wanting to explore the beautiful beaches the island has to offer. Your driver will be picking you up from your accommodation in El Nido town area. Once settled, your tour guide will discuss to you the day's activities while on your way to Cadlao Island where your water adventure awaits. The first beach you will be stopping by is Nat-Nat Beach which is famous for its soft white sand and pristine, clear waters. It is home to colorful corals and a variety of fishes — the ideal elements for a good snorkeling experience. Afterwards, you will be brought to the Cadlao Lagoon. Known for its turquoise water and sky-scraping limestone walls, this is an excellent spot to go swimming, snorkeling, or just stay by the shore and get a tan. You will have time to enjoy the view and dip in the waters before heading off to Pasandigan Cove. This cove is one of the beaches that features fine white sand and a fascinating cave to explore. From the cove, get your kayaking gear ready for Paradise Beach. Just like other beaches in the island, the site also features powdery sand, fresh water, coconut trees, and coral reefs where its pleasant and soothing ambiance makes the ideal setting for wading in the water and some kayaking. The last leg of your beach hopping is in Ipil Beach. The karst mountain behind the beach and the pristine white sand in front are perfect for an Instagram post. The beach is lined with palm trees that provide shades for a quick beach volleyball game with your family and friends. Join this budget-friendly tour to experience the best of Cadlao Island. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
7hours
Available:
All year
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Island and Cave Marvels in El Nido | El Nido Island Hopping Tour B

Join this off-the-beaten-path tour that will take you to El Nido’s finest attractions. This trip is perfect for backpackers who love sightseeing while discovering the history and mystery of the islands. You will be picked up from your accommodation in El Nido town area. Once settled, your tour guide will discuss to you the day's itinerary, starting from Bacuit Bay where you will be transferred to a boat going to your first destination — Pangulasian Island. Pangulasian Island is an eco-luxury island resort in Bacuit Bay. Also known as the “Island of the Sun”, the resort is lying amidst a perfect white sand beach in front and a tropical forest at the back, which makes it the perfect backdrop for your photos. Next, you will head to Cudugnon Cave. This cave is believed to be a Neolithic burial place of the people who came from Borneo. You can see the various artifacts inside the cave such as human bones, potteries, and pieces of jewelry to name a few. Aside from the artifacts, its exquisite stalactites and stalagmites will also leave you standing in awe. After that historical visit, you will make your way to Cathedral Cave. Distinct for its tapered high-ceiling entrance and pitch-dark depths, the cave is one of El Nido’s mysterious marvels. The extraordinary rock formations of the cave is an ideal backdrop for photo ops. For your next stop, you will be taken to Snake Island. It has been named as such because of its sandbar shape. You will get a chance to experience walking on the pristine white sand in the middle of the sea. Your last stopover is Pinagbuyutan Island which is otherwise known as Inabuyatan Island. The place features towering limestone cliffs that make it picturesque when taken from any angle. On top of that, the site also has a rich aquatic ecosystem perfect for snorkeling. Book this tour now and wander around the beautiful islands in El Nido. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
7hours
Available:
All year
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Best Attractions in Matinloc Island | El Nido Island Hopping Tour C

Join this fun-filled escapade that will take you to Matinloc Island. This private tour is perfect for those craving for an underwater adventure mixed with fun beach activities in El Nido, Palawan. After getting picked up from your accommodation in El Nido town, you will board the boat that will take you to Matinloc Island attractions where the fun awaits. Make sure to listen to your tour guide as he discuss the day's activities. Your first stop is Secret Beach. This piece of paradise is literally concealed by the the cliffs. To reach the hidden gem, you have to swim through the opening in the rock wall. Don’t worry as there are guides who will be assisting you to the entrance.  From there, your next stop is the Hidden Beach. Just like the first one, it is also strategically hidden from the crowd. Before getting to the actual beach, you will need to pass between two enormous rocks. Once you get there, you can enjoy sunbathing on its powder-like sand or swim in its clear blue water. After soaking in the sun and beach water, you will now be heading to Matinloc Shrine. Here, you will find a concrete gazebo with a sculpture of the Blessed Virgin Mary with a cross. Near the shrine, you will see an old mansion and a small museum discussing the shrine's historical significance. You can also climb the steep limestone cliffs and take photos with the majestic view. Next you will be on your way to Tapiutan Island, the most remote island in El Nido. What makes the island special is its colorful and abundant marine life, drawing a lot of tourists and locals alike for an exciting scuba diving and snorkeling experience. Lastly, you will be taken to Helicopter Island which is called as such because of its shape as seen from afar. Book this tour now to explore the best sites in Matinloc Island, El Nido, Palawan. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
7hours
Available:
All year
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El Nido Island Hopping Day Tour D | Cadlao Island and Beaches

Get ready to explore the lesser visited but equally beautiful beaches on Cadlao Island in this El Nido Tour D package. This day trip is for those wanting to experience El Nido’s majestic islands and coves without the crowd. Your tour starts in the morning when you’re picked up at your accommodation from El Nido town proper. You will proceed to the port to meet your guide for a short orientation. You will then board a boat that will take you to Cadlao Island. Cadlao Island can easily be seen from El Nido town, making it less popular for most visitors who prefer visiting islands and islets farther away. It has the highest peak at 609 meters above sea level and is often the backdrop for stunning sunset photos taken from town. Because it’s not as popular as the destinations in Tours A, B, and C, you won’t find as many tourists in its spectacular beaches and coves, which is perfect for your getaway. You will head to Paradise Beach, known for its small strip of fine white sand beach and groves of coconut trees. Jump into the waters for a swim or just enjoy the view of Bacuit Bay from the shore. Afterward, you will proceed to the Pasandigan Cove, a tropical paradise of coconut trees, white sand, and emerald green waters guarded by gigantic limestone walls. Enjoy a picnic lunch of seafood and barbecue dishes prepared by the locals right by the beach. Your last destination is Natnat Beach, another small cove on Cadlao Island that’s not in the tourist radar. With its towering limestone cliffs, clear blue waters, and white sandy beach, this postcard-perfect island is perfect for resting or beach bumming. Don’t forget to take photos! Enjoy some spectacular beaches in El Nido minus the crowd. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
7hours
Available:
All year
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El Nido Island Hopping Day Tour C | Islands and Beaches

Hop on board to explore the best beaches in El Nido, Palawan. The islands you’ll visit are highly recommended by locals and tourists alike, making this day tour ideal for anyone who wants to experience a postcard-worthy tropical island paradise. After being picked up early in the morning at your accommodation in El Nido town. You will then make your way to the port where you'll meet your tour guide who will discuss the itinerary and the rules and regulation for responsible tourism. After the orientation, you will board a boat and make your way to your first destination. Your first stop is the Hidden Beach, a destination with soft white sand and crystal clear waters. This secluded spot is perfect for swimming, relaxing, and getting a tan. Next, you will head to Matinloc Island, where you can find a shrine and other religious structures on the beach. Hike up to a view deck built around the cliffs to get a picture-perfect view of the sea framed by limestone rocks. Take pictures of this panoramic view before heading to your next destination. Prepare yourself for an unforgettable experience when you visit the Secret Beach next, a site accessible only by a small opening in the rocks from the sea. Your boatmen will assist you as you swim through the small cave opening underwater. Finally, you will head to your last destination for this trip: Helicopter Island, one of the filming locations of the Hollywood film Bourne Legacy. Named because of its shape, this island also looks like a camel, a dolphin, or even a dinosaur, depending on how you look at it. See for yourself and decide what form it resembles the most. Once you get there, feel free to swim or relax on the beautiful white sand and rocky beachfront. This El Nido island hopping tour C comes with a festive picnic lunch the locals will prepare for you on one of your beach stops. For the best experience, eat the sumptuous feast of grilled local seafood and local delicacies with your bare hands. Prepare yourself for a whole day of island hopping and checking out secret beaches in this bestselling tour in Palawan. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
7hours
Available:
All year
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El Nido Yachting Club Experience with Lunch | Catamaran Full Day Group Tour

Hop aboard and experience the beautiful islands and pristine blue waters found in El Nido, Palawan in a luxurious way through this unique catamaran yachting experience. This tour is perfect for water adventurers and travelers who want to enjoy El Nido islands to the fullest. Your tour guide will pick you up from your accommodation within El Nido town proper via an air-conditioned van and will take you to the Lio Tourism Estate where you will be briefed with the activities you can do while on board. Afterward, you will be transferred to the yacht via a private pier. You will board a 50ft sailing catamaran yacht and safety gears such as life vests will be given the guide. You can enjoy the sights and take full advantage of its exclusive amenities. You'll be island hopping around beaches and lagoons such as Cadlao Lagoon, Star Beach, Big Lagoon or Small Lagoon, and Paradise Beach. Swim, snorkel and appreciate the island’s rich aquatic life. Aside from the water experience, feel free to find a good place to relax inside the yacht. You may interact with your companions in their lounge area, get an optional drink from the bartenders, or just appreciate the view and the sea breeze while you are sailing through its waters. For a more amazing experience, this tour also includes access to a private beach where you can swim and relax. Another activity that you can try are strolling along the beach, sunbathing or you may opt to rent kayaks or fish in the sea. A sumptuous freshly-prepared lunch is also included in this tour to fill up your energy from the activities. After swimming and enjoying your private time throughout the tour, you will be taken back to the pier and will be dropped off at your hotel. Join this one-of-a-kind yachting experience to find out why El Nido is one of the most visited places in Palawan. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
8hours
Available:
All year
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El Nido Yachting Club Experience with Lunch | Full Day Boat Group Tour

Prepare your best swimsuits and join this one-of-a-kind yachting adventure when you join this tour in El Nido, Palawan. If you are seeking a relaxing, fun and convenient way to enjoy your stay with your family or friends in El Nido to the fullest, this group tour is for you. This yachting experience will begin when our guide meets you from your accommodation within the city to take you at the Lio Tourism Estate. Inside the Estate, we will be discussing a few reminders and your itinerary before you board the Sea Frontier Wooden Yacht. Once inside the yacht, feel free to walk around and bond with your companions. You may have a rolling tour inside and appreciate Palawan’s sea as you head to your island hopping destinations. There is also a bar where you can buy drinks while you sit around enjoying the view. The Sea Frontier also has a covered top deck area where you can lounge on the bean bags and appreciate a panoramic view of the land and the sea while enjoying the gentle sea breeze. If you're more adventurous, you can challenge yourself to jump directly into the sea or just swim around to your heart’s content. You may borrow gears to snorkel and enjoy a majestic aquatic view underwater. Some of the islands and tourist spots you'll be visiting include Cudugnon Cave, Cathedral Cave, Snake Island, and Pinagbuyatan Island. Should you feel hungry, a hearty lunch is also included in this tour to refill your energy and is usually served on board, accompanied by the beautiful view of the island. Don’t forget to take photos to have yourself a priceless memory of this tour. Afterward, our guide will drop you off at your accommodation. Appreciate El Nido’s breathtaking views with a luxurious feel when you book this yachting group tour. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
8hours
Available:
All year
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El Nido Yachting Club Experience with Lunch | Speedboat Full Day Group Tour

Jump aboard in this exciting speedboat trip as we take you around to one of the most beautiful islands in the Philippines, El Nido in Palawan. This tour is perfect for travelers wanting to try riding a speedboat to visit more islands for a fun and memorable experience with their family and friends. Be in your swimsuits as our guide picks you up from your hotel within El Nido town proper. You will proceed to Lio Tourism Estate for a short briefing and explanation of your activity. Head next to the private pier where your speedboat throughout the tour is waiting for you. Board the speedboat and wear your life jackets for your safety. The tour will begin with an island hopping to some of the popular tourist spots in El Nido's Bacuit Bay such as Pinagbuyatan, Snake Island, Shimizu Island, and the Big and Small Lagoons, Secret Beach, Hidden Beach, Tapiutan Island, Helicopter Island where you can spend some time taking photos, snorkeling, or swimming on the beach. Appreciate the sea breeze and salty air while cruising at full speed and be amazed at the magnificent views of natural limestone rocks rising majestically from the shimmering blue and emerald waters. For an exciting time, you may opt to borrow gears for an exciting snorkeling experience. Afterward, you will head next to a private island exclusive for El Nido Yachting Club guests. Enjoy the feeling of enjoying the beach with little to no crowd, walk around the white sand beach, or swim to reach a good snorkeling spot. Freshly prepared lunch is also served in a picnic style on this island. This private beach has sunbeds where you can sunbathe, nap, or simply chill. You may also explore the beach on your own, or try out fishing for an exciting experience. Our guide will give you enough time to enjoy your luxurious experience on this private beach before they take you back to your hotel. Do not miss this opportunity to tour around the islands and lagoons in El Nido using a speedboat. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
8hours
Available:
All year
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El Nido Private Island Hopping Tour B| Caves and Coves

Join this tour and visit hidden caves, underground beaches and interesting historic sites in El Nido, Palawan's top tourist destination. This trip is for anyone who wants to improve their experience and see a wide array of scenery in just one day. The tour starts when you are picked from your El Nido and Corong-Corong hotel. Your tour guide will explain the route and the principles of safe travel with you. Before boarding the boat, make sure you wear the life jacket. Your first stop is Entalula Island's powdery white sand beaches. This exclusive beach is known for its sturdy calcareous rock formations, lush plants and clear waters that glow in blue and emerald colors on clear days. You're going to visit Snake Island. It is named after the natural S-shaped sandbar that bends offshore and is clearly visible at low tide. Love the sensation that your feet are lapped by the waves and dive into both sides of a shallow swimming area. Climb up a nearby hill to look at the seascape as your boat crew is cooking for you a picnic bbq lunch. Then you can walk around the historic island of Cudugnon, which is thought by anthropologists once to be occupied by Borneo caves, which passed through the ancient land bridge that once connected to Palawan. From Cudugnon you go to the Cathedral Cave, a place with a secret opening leading to a stunning rock formation that looks like a holy sanctuary. Enjoy the end of your trip on Pinagbuyutan Island, an islet that looks like a mass of vertical calcareous cliffs with only a small strip of beach at its base. The island is renowned for its healthy marine ecosystem and vibrant coral reefs. Get ready to enjoy a tour in this idyllic paradise. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
7hours
Available:
All year
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El Nido Private Island Hopping Tour A | Lagoons & Beaches

Experience the beautiful lakes and pristine beaches in this El Nido island hopping tour. This personal day trip is for everyone who wishes to experience the best that is available on one of the finest islands in the country. After being gathered from your hotel in El Nido town and Corong-Corong, you can head to the harbor to join your tour guide, who will give a briefing to ensure that fair standards in tourism are observed. You must cross the clear waters of Palawan to the Small and Big Lagoons entry. These bodies of water are known as the crown jewels of El Nido. The calcareous cliffs overlooking the dazzling turquoise waters are certainly a sight. Surf, capture and enjoy lagoon charm before continuing to your next destination: Seven Commandos Beach. The famous Seven Commandos, named for seven Japanese soldiers who lived on the island during World War II, have a long stretch of fine white sand suitable for relaxing, bumming and taking a picture around. You will be going from there to your last destination on this journey–Shimizu Island. The Island is the most popular stop for lunch with its white sand beach and spectacular rock formations that provide great shade. Dive into the sand and enjoy your grilled local specialties and seafood picnic. Then you can choose what to do here; you can always go along the beach and take a nap while swimming. Also known as the Philippines ' Last Frontier, El Nido is one of the world's most beautiful islands in travel publications and online media lists. Live the laid-back beach life and see for yourself why many enjoy tours around El Nido. Check the booking availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
7hours
Available:
All year
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El Nido Island Hopping Tour | Pickup from Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Get your swimsuits packed and discover the spectacular seascapes of El Nido in this one-day island hopping tour. If you are into sightseeing and are craving for some Vitamin Sea, then this budget-friendly trip is the best choice for you. Our tour guide will pick you up from your accommodation in Puerto Princesa City and take you to Roxas town for a quick stopover. From there, you will hit the road again and head straight to El Nido town proper where the tour boat is waiting for you. While on board, you will have ample time to admire the rugged but picturesque towering limestone cliffs of Big Lagoon during the rolling tour. The Big Lagoon is widely popular for its pristine white sand beach with a thick dark forest as its background, serene blue water, and lush greeneries surrounding the island. After feasting your eyes on the Big Lagoon, you will head next to the Secret Lagoon. As secret as it is, this stretch of sea water is enclosed between giant karst rocks. You will have to go through a hole on a huge wall to get to the hidden lagoon where the water is shallower and is much cooler in temperature. Next, you will get the chance to enjoy the underwater beauty of El Nido as you dive into the emerald-colored water of Shimizu Island where the thriving sealife awaits you. Here, you will delight in swimming with a wide variety of fishes and marvel at the biodiversity of the island. Shimizu Island also offers serenity and fine sand that makes a perfect setting for a family picnic. For the last leg of the tour, you will be taken to the Seven Commandos Beach. This spot is said to have gotten its name from the seven American soldiers who died in an airplane crash. With its lined coconut trees, extended sandy shore, fresh, crisp air, and crystal waters, the beach is ideal for sunbathing, picture-taking, strolling and swimming. Discover the beauty of El Nido from the surface and underwater with this island hopping adventure. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
1day
Available:
All year
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Islands, Lagoons, and Beaches in Bacuit Bay | El Nido Island Hopping Tour A

Prepare your swimsuits for this sea adventure that will take you to the beautiful islands of Bacuit Bay. This tour is perfect for beach lovers wanting to experience a relaxing day admiring the scenic views and majestic waters El Nido, Palawan is offering to locals and tourists alike. After getting picked up from your accommodation in El Nido town area, you will be brought to Bacuit Bay where your island hopping will commence. The first island on the list is Shimizu Island. With its white sand beach, shady trees, clear blue water, and abundant marine life, it has long been considered as one of the favorite picnic spots and snorkeling sites in the region. Next, you will head to Payong Payong Beach. Like most beaches in El Nido, this beach is covered with white sand as well as limestone cliffs. Enjoy the sea breeze and meet friendly strangers and locals while lying on the shore to sunbathe. Right after that, you will be brought to the Secret Lagoon, a literally hidden gem behind the steep karst cliffs. Here, you get the time to take pictures and enjoy the beach nearby. Another stopover in your itinerary is Seven Commandos Beach. According to local stories, the name of the place is from the seven soldiers who got stranded on the island during World War II. Aside from the mysterious history of the beach, the vast shore of fine sand and the relaxing line of coconut trees will also capture your attention as it adds to the overall serenity of the place. Finally, your last stop will be in a snorkeling area at Abmin Coral Reef. Here you can experience a close encounter with the rich marine life, much like the feeling of being inside a giant aquarium. Book this tour now and dive into the fresh and crystal water of Bacuit Bay. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
7hours
Available:
All year
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Linapacan Island Hopping Tour | Pickup & Drop-Off in Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Discover the hidden gems of Palawan with this private off-the-beaten path day tour to Linapacan and its surrounding islets. Located just between El Nido and Coron, Linapacan appeals to backpackers and beach lovers who want to experience the clear waters of Palawan sans the crowd.   You will be picked up early in the morning from your hotel in Puerto Princesa and taken to the town of Sibaltan in El Nido where you will have a light breakfast. After finishing your meal, you will board a boat that will take you to Linapacan.  First, you will head to Maosonon Island. Be amazed at the turquoise waters of this island, which some say is one of the cleanest in the world. Stroll along the powdery, bone white sand or laze on it to get that perfect tan.   From there, you will head to Tikal Island, another remote island in the Linapacan archipelago with a raw and rugged beauty. The white sand and uncrowded beach are picture perfect. Take some photos with the blue ocean as your backdrop. No need to worry about finding the perfect spot for your selfie, as this island is off the beaten path and you will find one with no trouble at all.   Another stop in your itinerary is Magrasing Island. Enjoy the charm of this piece of tropical paradise before you proceed to the snorkeling sites nearby. Don your mask and snorkel to see the vibrant marine ecosystem that Palawan is known for. While the stopover for snorkeling is dependent on weather conditions, your boatmen would know which islands are best for this underwater activity.  Tread the lesser known path and be rewarded with sights of spectacular beaches in Palawan with this day trip to Linapacan. Check availability by choosing a date above. 

Duration:
21hours
Available:
All year
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El Nido Island Hopping Day Tour B | Caves and Islands

Come along this tour and delve into mysterious caves, secret coves, and intriguing historic sites in El Nido, the top tourist destination in Palawan. This tour is for anyone who wants to maximize their trip and see a variety of landscapes in just a day. The tour starts when you’re picked up from your accommodation in El Nido town. Your tour guide will discuss the itinerary with you as well as the rules for responsible tourism. Make sure to wear your life vest before boarding the boat. Your first destination is Snake Island. It gets its name from the natural S-shaped sandbar that twists off its shore, clearly visible during low tide. Enjoy the feeling of your feet being lapped up by the waves or take a dip in the shallow swimming areas on both sides. Climb a nearby hill to get a bird’s eye view of the seascape as your boat crew prepares a picnic barbecue lunch for you. Afterward, you can walk around the historic Cudugnon Island, which anthropologists believe was once inhabited by cave dwellers from Borneo who traveled across the ancient land bridge that was once connected to Palawan. Jewelry and pottery dating back to the Sung Dynasty (960-1279) have been discovered here, making this an important archaeological site. The island also served as a hiding area for locals during World War II. From Cudugnon, you’ll make your way to the Cathedral Cave, a site with a concealed opening leading to a spectacular rock formation that resembles a holy sanctuary. During certain times of the day, the interiors of the cavern are lit up by sunlight streaming in through a cave gap. Cap off your day at Pinagbuyutan Island, an islet resembling a solid mass of vertical limestone cliffs with just a narrow strip of beach at its base. The island is well-known for its thriving underwater ecosystem and vibrant coral reefs. Pack your swimsuits and make sure to fully charge your cameras before your trip so you can capture all the amazing seascapes in this idyllic paradise. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
7hours
Available:
All year
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El Nido Island Hopping Day Tour A | Secret Lagoon & Hidden Beaches

Put on your swimsuit and enjoy the breathtaking lagoons and pristine beaches in this island hopping tour in El Nido. This private day trip is for anyone who wants to experience all the best that one of the finest island destinations in the world can offer. After being picked up from your accommodation in El Nido town, you will head to the port to meet your tour guide who will give you a briefing. Afterward, you will board a boat and make your way to your first stop. You will cruise through the clear waters of Palawan to the entrance of the Secret Lagoon. This body of water is considered as El Nido’s crown jewels. The limestone cliffs towering over the sparkling turquoise waters is definitely a sight to behold. Swim, take pictures, and absorb the beauty of the lagoons before heading to your next destination,  the Seven Commandos Beach. Named after seven Japanese soldiers who lived on the island after World War II, the historic Seven Commandos has a long stretch of fine white sand perfect for lounging around, beach bumming, or picture taking. There are tall coconut trees on the island, too, if you want some shade. From there, you will head to your last destination for this trip, Shimizu Island. With its white sand beach and imposing rock formations that provide good shade, the island is the most common stop for lunch. Dig your toes in the sand while enjoying your picnic of local grilled specialties and seafood. You can choose what to do here; while swimming is always a good idea, you can also walk along the beach or plainly lounge within the area. Often referred to as the "Philippines' Last Frontier," El Nido consistently ranks in travel magazines and online media lists as one of the most beautiful islands in the world. It is composed of 45 islands and islets scattered on the coast of the Bacuit archipelago in the westernmost province of the Philippines. Experience the laidback beach life and see for yourself why a lot of people love island hopping tours in El Nido. Check the booking availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
8hours
Available:
All year
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Island Hopping, Caving, and Snorkeling | Highlights of El Nido with Lunch

Explore the different side of El Nido beyond its famous lagoons and white sand beaches. This tour is a combination of caving, trekking, snorkeling, and everything you want in an island getaway.  For your first destination, Cudugnon Cave serves as a testament of nature’s own work of art from its stunning stalactites to its towering rock formations and high cavernous ceilings. Aside from its natural beauty, Cudugnon Cave served as a Neolothic burial site or a natural catacomb for ancient Palawenos and settlers from Borneo, making it a very importany archeological site.  Another cave to explore is the Cathedral Cave situated at the edge of Pinasil Island. Made from towering limestone karst formation, the outside of the cave is already a postcard perfect beauty that tourists and nature-lovers can already appreciate with lush green trees hugging the cave. Once inside, you’ll find natural chandeliers made from glittering stalactites and stalagmite formations and organ pipe-like rock formations for the walls. The entirety of it resembles a cathedral does the name of it.  One of the highlight of this tour is the Snake Island. It got its name not because the island is surrounded by wild snakes but because of its unique sandbar strip, which slitters its way to mainland Palawan. During low tide, you can enjoy walking on the sand trail in the middle of the sea. Another attraction in the island is its view deck, where you have to trek your way up to be rewarded by a 360 degree panoramic view of the ocean and its neighboring islands.  Saving the best for last is one of the stunning island in El Nido, the Pinagbuyutan Island. Its high vertical cliffs that reach up to 337 meters high and white sand beach as its base is captivating. Snorkeling is also perfect in this island.  Experience the perfect tropical vacation in your visit to El Nido. Check availability by choosing a date above. 

Duration:
8.5hours
Available:
All year
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El Nido Island Hopping Tour D | Cadlao Lagoon + Beach Hopping

From its mesmerizing limestone formations, white sand beaches, stunning lagoons to its rich marine and forest biodiversity, this island hopping tour will surely show you why El Nido’s beauty has continuously been acknowledged worldwide.  Arriving at your first island, you will notice an enormous rock formation and gigantic cliffs with rich rainforest that hugs the white sand beach. The entirety of Pasandigan Beach with its lined coconut trees complements the turquiose water giving an exotic and raw beauty similar to a movie scene. Prepare to discover a whole different world underwater. Pasandigan Beach is considered as one of the best scuba diving destinations in the world where you can find Philippine endemic animals such as sea turtles. Some parts of El Nido is labeled as a marine turtle sanctuary so if your lucky enough, you can swim with these wonderful creatures in the wild.  Head next to Cadlao Lagoon, where you can paddle your way around to discover different species of birds chilling on top of the mangroves. The deep clear water is perfect for snorkeling and diving. Get ready to be amazed by the rich marine life that Cadlao Lagoon has to offer. Trek your way up the limestone rock formation for a bird’s eye view of the serene paradise. Despite its close proximity to the town, tourists often overlook these islands so if you’re looking for a more secluded beach, Paradise Beach is a perfect place to chill. Dive sites are located at the west and south sides of the island. Bring out your underwater cameras for a photo of clusters coral reefs, innumerable species of fishes, and sea turtles. Pack your bags and get ready to explore the last ecological frontier of the Philippines - El Nido. Check availability by choosing a date above. 

Duration:
8.5hours
Available:
All year
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All Inclusive 4 Days & 3 Nights Coron and El Nido Boat Expedition Tour

Are you struggling to pick between Coron or El Nido in Palawan? You can get the best of both worlds with this Coron to El Nido expedition over four fun-filled days. The boat crew are experts in the region and can elevate your holiday experience into a trip you won’t forget.  Each tour can accommodate up to 16 travelers on a boat that will take you on the adventure across Palawan’s pristine, remote islands. The tours are notorious for being spontaneous and laidback. What you’ll make out of it is really up to you—with expert guides leading you every step of the way. It’s your chance to go off-grid and immerse yourself in the island life. Be one with nature and bask in the sun, go snorkeling and witness colorful marine life, and eat fresh, yummy local food. If you’re up for it, the adrenaline junkie in you will be satisfied too! Freediving, cliff diving, or spearfishing activities can be available depending on the location we’ll end up going to. But if you want something chill, you can comfortably sit back, relax, and soak the scenery up. Every night on this trip is a chance to see the night sky bragging its beauty. Hundreds of stars will litter the unpolluted skies and give you a spectacular natural show you’d never want to get out from. The Coron to El Nido boat expedition is for those adventurous souls who want to maximize their stay in Palawan. There will be a lot more ground to cover, so expect tons of exposure to the open seas, lots of nature, and overall just a lot of fun. Check the available dates to book your tour now. 

Duration:
4days
Available:
Oct. - Jun.
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El Nido’s Best Lagoons and Islands | Day tour with Lunch

For your next getaway, join this premium tour and discover two lagoons, three white sand beaches, several snorkeling spots, and why El Nido is dubbed as one of the best islands in the world.  A backdrop of towering limestone cliffs will welcome you on your first destination. The stunning view offers a strip of fine white sand lined with coconut trees that complements the turquiose water. But this is not the highlight of this island. Concealed behind the enormous rock formation, the Secret Lagoon presents a complete different world enveloped with nature’s beautiful wonders from its clear shallow water to its limestone karst landscape.  Head next to Entalula Island for a sweet beachscape. The island is a 250-meter long white sand beach that serves as a home for breathtaking coral reefs and innumerable species of fishes. On the surface, the panoramic view of its landscape doesn’t disappont from its distinct towering limestone and lush greens set against the pristine emerald and azure water - it’s a postcard-perfect island.  For more water activities, Shimizu Island is the perfect snorkeling and diving spot in the area. Bring out your underwater camera and snorkeling gear and explore the colorful and abundant marine life that the island has to offer. Lunch are served in this island. You can also kayak around the island while waiting for your food to be served.  Your boat will then head you to 7 Commando, another white sand beach popular for its beach bars. It is the only island with bar so enjoy some snacks and refreshing drinks before you head to your final stop. Cap off your tour with a kayak around the Big Lagoon, where a spectacular view from the air, from your kayak, and underwater captivates you in a whimsical magic.  Experience the mesmerizing paradise for yourself. Check availability by choosing a date above. 

Duration:
7hours
Available:
All year
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Frequently Asked Questions

About El Nido Tours

El Nido, Palawan is a premier tourist destination in the Philippines known for its white-sand beaches, turquoise waters, and stunning limestone cliffs. Located at the Northern tip of Palawan, this quaint little beach town has become a favorite among local and international explorers alike thanks to its undeniable beauty. The various island-hopping tours and activities available have made it easy for travelers to explore the best of what El Nido has to offer.

1. What are the most popular tourist spots in El Nido?

The main attraction of El Nido are the many islands and beach destinations that can be explored through island-hopping tours. The island-hopping tours are classified as Tour A, Tour B, Tour C, and Tour D. El Nido is also well known for its stunning lagoons which include the Big Lagoon, Small Lagoon, and Secret Lagoon. There are also inland attractions in El Nido worth visiting like Nacpan Beach and Taraw Cliff. 

2. When is the best time to visit El Nido?

El Nido is bustling throughout the year because of its pleasant climate. The dry season between January to April is the best time to go. You can read more about it in our El Nido travel guide

3. How much time should I spend in El Nido?

Unless you're flying directly to El Nido, a day trip isn't possible. If you plan to visit the main attractions, we suggest staying for at least 4-5 days considering the travel time from Puerto Princesa and back. Check this sample El Nido itinerary for inspiration. 

4. What other destinations are near El Nido?

Aside from El Nido, other tourist destinations that you may visit in Palawan are Puerto Princesa, Coron, and San Vicente. If you have more time to spare, you may also visit other provinces in the Philippines like Siargao, Boracay, or Cebu.

5. Is it safe in El Nido?

El Nido is considered as one of the safest islands in the Philippines.

6. What languages do locals speak in El Nido?

The main language in El Nido is Filipino, but the locals are very proficient in English. Other dialects that the locals speak are Visayan languages and Bicolano.

7. How far is El Nido town from Puerto Princesa Airport and El Nido airport?

El Nido is about 230 kilometers from Puerto Princesa and it takes around 5-6 hours of land travel to reach the town proper. If flying directly to El Nido airport, the distance from the airport to the town proper is around 5 kilometers.

8. Can I travel to El Nido from Coron, Puerto Princesa, and San Vicente/Port Barton?

Yes. To visit the other municipalities in Palawan, land, and sea transfers are available. For Coron, two ferries (regular ferry and a fast craft) leave daily. From El Nido to Puerto Princesa and San Vicente/Port Barton, there are vans available that will take you to your destination. Read about the best ways to go to El Nido in our travel guide

9. What's the best way to get around El Nido?

The best way to get around El Nido is through island-hopping tours that offer all-in packages inclusive of boat transfers, lunch, English speaking guides, and hotel pick-up and drop-off. The most common mode of local transportation around El Nido town is the tricycle (a motorcycle with a covered sidecar attached) or a self-drive motorcycle. 

10. Is there mobile data signal or Wi-Fi in El Nido?

Yes. Mobile data signal and Wi-Fi are available in El Nido but might be spotty in the islands.

11. What is the best tour in El Nido?

The most famous tours are Tour A and Tour C. Tour A takes you to the beautiful lagoons of El Nido while Tour C showcases some of the finest and most talked about beaches in Palawan.

12. Is El Nido or Coron better?

Both are beautiful destinations and have different features. El Nido is ideal for beach lovers while Coron is perfect for travelers who are into diving and snorkeling.