Exciting 10-Day Islands, Whale Shark & Nature Tour to Boracay, Cebu, Puerto Princesa & El Nido

Exciting 10-Day Islands, Whale Shark & Nature Tour to Boracay, Cebu, Puerto Princesa & El Nido
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Summary

Tour starts
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
Starting time
Flexible
Duration
10 days
Ending place
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
Languages:
English
Difficulty:
Easy
Available:
All year
Minimum age:
None

Description

Spend 10 days exploring some of the most visited islands in the Philippines when you book this Philippine tour package. This multi-day tour will take you to Boracay, Cebu, Puerto Princesa, and El Nido and comes with 9 nights in comfort-level accommodations, roundtrip airfare (Manila - Caticlan - Cebu - Puerto Princesa, El Nido - Manila), a 20kg baggage allowance, roundtrip land transfers, daily breakfast, and a tour in each destination. You also have the option to book tours as add-ons to your Philippines itinerary.

On day 1, you’ll arrive in the Philippines. A driver will pick you up from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport so you can head to your hotel in Manila and check in. 

The next day, you will hop on a flight to one of the most popular destinations in the Philippines, Boracay Island. Here, you will enjoy an island-hopping tour of Puka Beach, Tambisaan Beach, Crocodile Island, and other spots. You may also book an add-on activity while you’re here. Your three options are helmet diving, parasailing, and paraw sailing.

Next on your Philippine holiday package is Cebu. You have a complimentary tour that will take you to Oslob for whale shark-watching and Moalboal for island-hopping. In Moalboal, you will also be able to see the majestic sardine run and get a chance to see turtles. To make the most of your Cebu trip, you may also book an add-on sightseeing tour at night.

Your next stop is Puerto Princesa in Palawan. During your visit here, you will be able to tour the Puerto Princesa Underground River, a UNESCO World Heritage Site filled with natural wonders, including rock formations, stalactites, stalagmites, and a variety of animals. 

Finally, you’ll head from Puerto Princesa to El Nido via land transfers. Here, you will embark on an island-hopping tour of some of the most awe-inspiring places in the Philippines, Big Lagoon, Shimizu Island, Secret Lagoon, and 7 Commandos Beach. Before you head back to Manila, you have the option to go on an add-on island-hopping tour to explore more of El Nido’s beach and island attractions.

On day 10, after checking out of your accommodations in El Nido, you’ll head to Lio Airport and catch your flight back to Manila, officially ending your Philippine vacation package. 

Enjoy island-hopping and sightseeing in Boracay, Cebu, Puerto Princesa, and El Nido with this Philippine holiday package. Check the availability by choosing a date.

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Included

1 night accommodation in a comfort level hotel or similar in Manila
2 nights accommodation in a comfort level hotel or similar in Boracay
2 nights accommodation in a comfort level hotel or similar in Cebu
2 nights accommodation in a comfort level hotel or similar in Puerto Princesa
2 nights accommodation in a comfort level hotel or similar in El Nido
Roundtrip airfare from Manila to Caticlan, Caticlan to Cebu, and Cebu to Puerto Princesa via Philippine Airlines, El Nido to Manila via AirSwift with 20KG baggage allowance
Economy class seat inclusive of 20kg baggage allowance per person
Land transfers in Manila
Land transfers in Boracay
Land transfers in Cebu
Land transfers in Puerto Princesa
Land transfers in El Nido
Daily breakfast
Day 3 - Boracay Island Hopping & Snorkeling Shared Package Tour with Lunch & Kawa Hot Bath
Day 5 - Cebu Oslob Whale Shark Watching & Moalboal Island Hopping Private Day Tour with Lunch & Transfers
Day 7 - Palawan Puerto Princesa Underground River Tour with Lunch, Transfers & Insurance
Day 8 - El Nido Big Lagoon Island Hopping Shared Tour A
Complimentary Wi-Fi access inside the resort premises
Use of resort facilties and amenities

Activities

Island Hopping
Water Activities
Hotel + Flights + Transfers
Sightseeing
Outdoor & Adventure Activities

Daily itinerary

Day 1
Exciting 10-Day Islands, Whale Shark & Nature Tour to Boracay, Cebu, Puerto Princesa & El Nido - day 1

Day 1 - Day 1: Arrival in Manila + Check-in

Today is the first day of your Philippine tour package. When you arrive at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, wait for your designated driver to pick you up. You will be escorted to your comfort-level accommodations in Manila. Once you have checked in at your hotel, you are free to spend your day however you like, but keep in mind that you have a flight scheduled for tomorrow.

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Day 2
Exciting 10-Day Islands, Whale Shark & Nature Tour to Boracay, Cebu, Puerto Princesa & El Nido - day 2

Day 2 - Day 2: Arrival in Boracay + Check-in + Optional Activities

Check out of your Manila hotel and wait for your driver to pick you up. You will head back to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport so you can catch your flight from Manila to Boracay. After a short flight, you’ll find yourself at Caticlan Airport, and from there, you will be escorted to your Boracay accommodations via land and sea transfers. 

After checking in, you can spend the rest of your day exploring Boracay on your own. You can check out the famous White Beach, buy souvenirs at D’Mall, or sample the food and drinks at the many restaurants that line the beach.

Should you want to make the most of your first day in Boracay, you may book add-on tours to include in this Philippines itinerary. You can walk along the seafloor via a helmet diving activity, enjoy 15 minutes of floating in the air while parasailing, or relax while enjoying a paraw ride off the coast of Boracay.

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Day 3
Exciting 10-Day Islands, Whale Shark & Nature Tour to Boracay, Cebu, Puerto Princesa & El Nido - day 3

Day 3 - Day 3: Boracay Island Hopping & Snorkeling Shared Package Tour with Lunch & Kawa Hot Bath

You will have your first complimentary tour of your Philippine holiday package today. Meet up with your guide at either Station 1 (Amihan season) or Bulabog Beach (Habagat season). You will board a boat that will take you to your first destination, Puka Beach. The beach is named so because of its white sand mixed with naturally crushed Puka shells. During the Amihan season, you will also visit Balinghai Dive Site and Coral Garden, where you can enjoy snorkeling. During the Habagat season, you can snorkel at Ilig-Iligan Beach instead. 

This tour comes with lunch, and you will enjoy it at Tambisaan Beach before heading to Crocodile Island for more swimming and snorkeling. You have the option to visit Crystal Cove and Magic Island, but note that entrance fees for these destinations need to be paid onsite. Before your trip ends, you will enjoy a kawa hot bath and a chance to take photos while wearing a mermaid tail on the shore. 

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Day 4
Exciting 10-Day Islands, Whale Shark & Nature Tour to Boracay, Cebu, Puerto Princesa & El Nido - day 4

Day 4 - Day 4: Arrival in Cebu + Check-in + Optional Tour

Check out of your hotel in Cebu and wait for your driver to pick you up so you can catch your flight from Boracay to Cebu. When you arrive at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport, a designated driver will pick you up and bring you to your comfort-level accommodations in Cebu for your check-in. You can then spend the rest of the day however you wish.

If you want to go on a guided tour, you may book a private Cebu sightseeing evening tour as an add-on to your Philippine travel package. This tour will show you the beauty of Cebu at night as it brings you to popular tourist spots like 10,000 Roses Café, Tops Lookout, and La Vie in the Sky.

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Day 5
Exciting 10-Day Islands, Whale Shark & Nature Tour to Boracay, Cebu, Puerto Princesa & El Nido - day 5

Day 5 - Day 5: Cebu Oslob Whale Shark Watching & Moalboal Island Hopping Private Day Tour with Lunch & Transfers

For your last full day in Cebu, you will head to Oslob and Moalboal so you can enjoy whale shark-watching and island-hopping. You will be picked up from your accommodations early in the morning. From your hotel, you will head to Oslob so you can board the boat that will take you to the whale shark-watching area. If you are lucky, you will be able to see these majestic creatures in their natural habitat.

Afterward, you’ll head back to the mainland and continue your journey to Moalboal, where you will board a different boat for your island-hopping activity. On this leg of your tour, you will visit Pescador Island, witness a sardine run, and get the chance to spot turtles at Turtle Bay. After the tour, you will be dropped off at your Cebu accommodations.

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Day 6
Exciting 10-Day Islands, Whale Shark & Nature Tour to Boracay, Cebu, Puerto Princesa & El Nido - day 6

Day 6 - Day 6: Arrival in Puerto Princesa + Check-in

After enjoying the complimentary breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel in Cebu so you can make your way from Cebu to Puerto Princesa. To get there, you will board a flight from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport. When you arrive at the Puerto Princesa International Airport, a driver will pick you up and bring you to your comfort-level accommodations in Puerto Princesa.

Once you have checked in into your room, you can explore Puerto Princesa on your own or take advantage of the hotel’s facilities and amenities. 

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Day 7
Exciting 10-Day Islands, Whale Shark & Nature Tour to Boracay, Cebu, Puerto Princesa & El Nido - day 7

Day 7 - Day 7: Palawan Puerto Princesa Underground River Tour with Lunch, Transfers & Insurance

Your first complimentary tour in Palawan is of the Puerto Princesa Underground River. This UNESCO World Heritage site is the most popular attraction in Puerto Princesa. At the beginning of this tour, you will be picked up from your accommodations and brought to Sabang Wharf, where you will board a boat that will take you to the entrance of the underground river. 

You will then board a small paddle boat which will take you inside. You will see stunning natural rock formations as well as picturesque stalactites and stalagmites. You may also chance upon bats, birds, and other animals that live in the underground river. After your tour, you will head back to Sabang Wharf, where you can enjoy a buffet lunch before heading back to your hotel in Puerto Princesa

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Day 8
Exciting 10-Day Islands, Whale Shark & Nature Tour to Boracay, Cebu, Puerto Princesa & El Nido - day 8

Day 8 - Day 8: Arrival in El Nido via Land Transfer + Check-in + Tour

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and check out. Wait for your assigned driver to pick you up so you can head to El Nido, your last stop on this Philippine vacation package. You will travel by land, and after a few hours, you will reach your comfort-level accommodations in El Nido. 

After checking in, you will go on a shared El Nido island-hopping tour A, which will bring you to some of El Nido’s most popular island and beach attractions, including Big Lagoon, Shimizu Island, Secret Lagoon, and 7 Commandos Beach. At these stops, you will see beautiful towering limestone cliffs, crystal clear waters, and beautiful beaches. 

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Day 9
Exciting 10-Day Islands, Whale Shark & Nature Tour to Boracay, Cebu, Puerto Princesa & El Nido - day 9

Day 9 - Day 9: Free and Easy + Optional Tours

This is the last full day of your tour package in the Philippines. You can explore El Nido on your own or just relax at your hotel. Should you wish to see more of El Nido’s natural wonders, you may book an island-hopping tour as an add-on to your Philippines itinerary.

You can choose between El Nido island-hopping tour B, C, or D. El Nido island-hopping tour B will bring you to Snake Island, Cudognon Cave, Cathedral Cave, and Popolcan Island, while El Nido island-hopping tour C will allow you to visit Hidden Beach, Matinloc Island, Secret Beach, and Helicopter Island. If you want to see Small Lagoon, Paradise Beach, Cadlao Lagoon, and Pasandigan Beach, you should book El Nido island-hopping tour D.

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Day 10
Exciting 10-Day Islands, Whale Shark & Nature Tour to Boracay, Cebu, Puerto Princesa & El Nido - day 10

Day 10 - Day 10: Checkout + Departure

Feast on the complimentary breakfast at your hotel before checking out and heading to Lio Airport via land transfers. You will then board your flight back to Manila, signaling the end of your Philippine tour package.

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What to bring

Passport (Valid for 6 months from date of departure)
Camera, phone, charger, and power bank
Personal sanitizing alcohol and face mask
Personal drinking water and or snacks
Personal medicine
Extra money in Philippine Peso Currency

Good to know

Tours and Itinerary - Please wear appropriate clothing based on the itinerary. Please also be aware that your itinerary may have to be rearranged to fit your arrival date and time better. For any services i.e. meals, sightseeing etc. not utilized on your tour package, we, unfortunately, cannot offer refunds.

Other Important Notes - Bring cash as not all establishments accept credit or debit cards, and ATMs can be limited.

Travel Requirements - Guests are solely responsible for meeting the passport & visa conditions of the country of travel. We do not accept any responsibility if the passenger cannot travel because of any passport or visa issue, and the cancellation policy will be applicable as per the booking terms.

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Accommodation

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 - 2-3 star accommodations offer the basic necessities of a bed and bathroom and limited amenities, like a television, phone, and closet.

Deluxe - 4-star accommodations providing average amenities with higher quality service and design. It also feature access to guest lounge, restaurant, fitness center and swimming pool. .

Standard check-in time is 1500H PST. Standard check-out time is 1200H PST. Requests for early check-in and late check-out are subject to availability and fees. Refundable incidental deposit is required upon check-in. Guest/s are required to present a valid credit card guarantee or cash deposit. 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

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

Deluxe

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.

Flights

This package includes economy class seat with 7kgs carry-on baggage and 20kgs check-in baggage. Below are your flight details:

Manila to Caticlan

• Manila (MNL) - Caticlan (MPH) via Philippine Airlines | Ninoy Aquino International Airport

Caticlan to Cebu

• Caticlan (MPH) - Cebu (CEB) via Philippine Airlines | Caticlan Airport

Cebu to Puerto Princesa

• Cebu (CEB) - Puerto Princesa (PPS) via Philippine Airlines | Mactan-Cebu International Airport

El Nido to Manila

• El Nido (ENI) - Manila (MNL) via AirSWIFT | Lio Airport

Seat selection can be made during online-check-in 24-48 hours prior to flight departure. Seats with corresponding additional fees are on personal account. For domestic flights, it is recommended to check-in at the airport 3 hours prior to your estimated time of departure.

Guide to the Philippines will select the best available flight to maximize your vacation in the Philippines.

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