5D4N El Nido Palawan Budget Package with Hotel, Island Hopping Tour & Daily Breakfast

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Tour starts
El Nido Airport, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
Starting time
5 days
Ending place
El Nido Airport, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
English, Tagalog
All year
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Swim in the clear waters of El Nido's Big Lagoon and other tourist spots with this five-day vacation package. This trip is ideal for travelers who love to snorkel, as you will get to explore other popular swimming spots as well. The package also comes with accommodations at a budget hotel in El Nido, Palawan, roundtrip transfers to and from El Nido Lio Airport, access to the hotel's amenities, breakfast, and a shared El Nido island-hopping tour A. You can book transfers from Puerto Princesa Airport as well as add-on services. 

When you arrive at the resort, the staff will help you check into your room. After settling down, you will have the rest of the day to yourself. The following morning, you'll embark on a shared island-hopping tour A. The popular Big Lagoon, which will be your first stop on this trip, is the main attraction of this outdoor adventure.

Big Lagoon is famous for its crystal clear, quiet waters, which are ideal for swimming and kayaking. You'll cruise to Shimizu Island after exploring this large natural pool. The Secret Lagoon is the next stop after that. Finally, your tour will conclude at Seven Commandos Beach, where you may try beach volleyball, basketball, or swimming.

You will have the option to schedule an add-on tour on day 3. El Nido island-hopping tour B, El Nido island-hopping tour C, or El Nido island-hopping tour D are the three options you can choose from.

Snake Island, Cudugnon Cave, Lagen Island, and Cathedral Cave are all included in tour B. Meanwhile, tour C will take you to Helicopter Island, Hidden Beach, Matinloc Island, and Secret Beach. Tour D  will take you to Small Lagoon, Paradise Beach, Cadlao Lagoon, and Pasandigan Beach.

The fourth day of your vacation will be for your free time, so you can explore El Nido on your own. Take a trip into town to see what shops and eateries are available. On day 5, you will check out of the resort, bringing your vacation to a close.

Visit El Nido's Big Lagoon and other popular spots by booking this five-day vacation package. Check the availability by choosing a date.   

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4 nights accommodation at a comfort level hotel in El Nido
Roundtrip airport transfers to and from El Nido Lio Airport
Daily breakfast
Day 2 - El Nido Big Lagoon Island Hopping Shared Tour A
Complimentary Wi-Fi Access
Complimentary use of resort facilities & amenities


Island Hopping
Hotel + Transfers

Daily itinerary

Day 1
Comfort level room at South Anchorage Inn, El Nido, Palawan

Day 1 - Day 1: Arrival + Check-in

When you land at the Lio Airport, a designated driver will fetch you and take you straight to your accommodations. However, if you're coming from Puerto Princesa, you can also book a transfer from there as an add-on service.  You will then have the rest of the day to yourself after checking in at your assigned budget hotel. Feel free to rest and freshen up in your room before heading out to explore El Nido. For an easy start to your El Nido vacation, you can drop by the town proper to taste the local cuisine at top restaurants, buy artisan crafts from a handful of shops, and enjoy the seaside scenery. 

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Day 2
Enjoy the turquoise water of Big Lagoon, El Nido, Palawan

Day 2 - Day 2: Palawan El Nido Shared Island Hopping Tour A with Lunch & Transfers | Secret Lagoon, Shimizu Island

You'll go on a shared El Nido island-hopping tour A on the second day after enjoying your breakfast. The tour's main attraction is the Big Lagoon, a gorgeous natural pool of clear waters that's perfect for swimming. It's also surrounded by limestone cliffs that protect it from harsh winds, so the water's generally calm. Following your time here, you'll head to Shimizu Island, where you can lounge on its powdery shore and snorkel in the surrounding waters. Then, you'll sail to the Secret Lagoon before wrapping up the tour at the Seven Commandos Beach. You can also include an add-on lunch or upgrade to a private tour for an additional fee. 

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Day 3
Choose Hidden Beach for your upcoming El Nido, Palawan tour.

Day 3 - Day 3: Free Time + Add-on Tours

On your third day on the island, you can plan your own itinerary. You can also schedule an add-on tour. El Nido island-hopping tour B, El Nido island-hopping tour C, or El Nido island-hopping tour D are the three options you can choose from. Tour B includes Snake Island, Cudugnon Cave, Lagen Island, and Cathedral Cave, whereas tour C includes Hidden Beach, Matinloc Island, Secret Beach, and Helicopter Island. Finally, tour D includes stops at Small Lagoon, Paradise Beach, Cadlao Lagoon, and Pasandigan Beach.

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Day 4
Enjoy your personal El Nido Town Proper, Palawan city tour.

Day 4 - Day 4: Free Time

You will have the entire fourth day of your vacation to explore El Nido on your own. You are welcome to stroll through the town and visit the local shops and restaurants, as well as tour nearby attractions. If you want to enjoy a picturesque view of El Nido Beach and the town proper, we recommend climbing Taraw Cliff. You can also spend the sunset at Nacpan Beach or Maremegmeg Beach, which both boast powdery shores and breathtaking views of the horizon. 

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Day 5
Lobby of the South Anchorage Inn at El Nido, Palawan

Day 5 - Day 5: Checkout + Departure

Before you leave, feel free to use the hotel's amenities one more time. The staff will then help you check out of the hotel when you're ready. If you're flying out of El Nido today, a driver will escort you back to the Lio Airport ahead of your scheduled departure. 

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What to bring

Valid ID
Electronic Copy of Confirmation Voucher

Good to know

Booking Information - Upon booking, please expect an email from Guide to the Philippines with the voucher, a reminder, and next steps.

Child Policy - Child rate includes existing bed sharing arrangements with adults, roundtrip airport transfers and complimentary tours (if any). Child rate excludes daily breakfast and to be paid directly to the hotel.

Peak Season Bookings - All bookings passing through December 24 and 31 are required to avail of the mandatory Christmas and New Year's Eve Dinner. Prepayment is required.

Travel Guidelines - This tour is subject to community guidelines mandated by the Philippine Government and Local Government Units. Travel requirements are subject to change.

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This package is inclusive of accommodation during your trip in the Philippines.

Guide to the Philippines curates only the accommodation for each and every destination so you can enjoy your trip and worry less about finding a place to stay. See our accommodation levels below and our preferred accommodation partners together with your rooms under each day in the daily itinerary.

Comfort - 1-2 star accommodations offer the basic necessities of a bed and bathroom and limited amenities, like a television, phone, and closet. Front desk services, along with daily housekeeping and breakfast are also available. 2-3 star accommodations are usually located near major intersections, public transportation centers, and affordable tourist attractions.

Deluxe - 3-4-star accommodations providing average amenities with higher quality service and design. Deluxe accommodations are often located near airports, tourist and business areas, convenient for sightseeing and shopping trips. It also feature access to guest lounge, restaurant, fitness center and swimming pool. Deluxe accommodations provide guests with a brief, efficient but comfortable stay.

Standard check-in time is 1500H PST. Standard check-out time is 1200H PST. Bookings for one person will be arranged in single rooms, and bookings for two or more people will share a twin/double, or triple room(s). Children will be arranged in the same room with their parents. If additional room(s) is needed and for special requests, additional costs will incur.

Guide to the Philippines will select the accommodations best suited for you at the time of your booking from our preferred partners. If our preferred partners are fully booked at the time of your booking, we will find another suitable accommodation for you of similar level.

We always do our best to accommodate special requests, which may incur additional costs. Press choose a date to find availability.


Comfort level accommodations offer basic room amenities, a private bathroom (typically shower only), TV, clothes racks or small closets. Breakfast is included.


Deluxe accommodation is equipped with room air-conditioning, private bathroom with shower, cabled television, average in-room amenities such as toiletries, fresh towels and coffee and tea-making facilities, comfortable bed with linens and access to Wi-Fi internet. Breakfast is included.

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