Thrilling 12-Day Diving Package to Cebu, El Nido & Coron Palawan from Manila with Hotels

Thrilling 12-Day Diving Package to Cebu, El Nido & Coron Palawan from Manila with Hotels
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Summary

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

Description

Embark on a 12-day itinerary in the Philippines, visiting Cebu, El Nido, and Coron. This Philippines dive package includes cozy accommodations in Manila, Cebu, El Nido, and Coron with daily breakfast. Travel seamlessly with roundtrip airfare via Philippine Airlines and AirSwift, which comes with a 20kg baggage allowance. Enjoy convenient land transfers at each Philippine diving destination and four complimentary diving tours to enhance your trip.

Upon reaching Manila, you will head to your comfort-level hotel in the city. You can explore Manila first or check additional tours available for booking so you can explore the city further. Opt for a half-day walking tour of Intramuros or indulge in a food adventure in Binondo, savoring authentic local cuisine.

On day 2, you'll arrive in Cebu. A land transfer takes you to Moalboal, where you'll check in at a hotel and begin your Cebu diving package adventure. On the next day of this multi-day tour, you’ll have a diving experience at 5 dive sites. This free dive package includes full rental equipment and the marine park fee. Take note that dive sites depend on the weather and schedule.

On day 4 of this Philippines holiday package, you can explore the city on your own or book an optional canyoneering and Moalboal tour. You can explore Moalboal's underwater wonders by snorkeling and seeing the sardines run, the coral reef, and if you're lucky, turtles. Then, embark on a thrilling canyoneering adventure at Kawasan Falls.

As part of this Philippines diving holiday, you’ll head from El Nido to Coron. You’ll first arrive in El Nido on day 5 and check in at a hotel. Day 6 brings you a thrill with a free El Nido fun dive. This El Nido diving package will let you see the stunning underwater world with the gear provided. Let El Nido's marine wonders amaze you.

The next day, you’re free to explore El Nido on your own. You can also book El Nido shared island-hopping Tour A, where you’ll visit famous spots like Big Lagoon, Shimizu Island, Secret Lagoon, and Seven Commandos Beach.

On day 8 of this Philippine travel package, you'll arrive in Coron. Check into your hotel and consider the optional Palawan Coron Town tour. Explore Mt. Tapyas, relax at Maquinit Hot Spring, and visit the Cashew Factory, St. Augustine Church, and Lualhati Park. For the next two days, you’ll go on a free Coron fun dive and a free Coron wreck dive. Both Coron diving packages include the services of a guide, equipment, lunch, and transfers.

On day 11, you are free to explore Coron on your own or book the Coron super-ultimate island hopping tour, where you’ll visit top attractions like Kayangan Lake and Barracuda Lake. Make the most of your hotel stay before the driver picks you up the next day and takes you to the airport so you can catch your flight back to Manila.

Have a fun-filled 12-day vacation with this Philippine diving 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
3 nights accommodation in a comfort level hotel or similar in Cebu
3 nights accommodation in a comfort level hotel or similar in El Nido
4 nights accommodation in a comfort level hotel or similar in Coron
Roundtrip airfare from Manila to Cebu and Coron to Manila via Philippine Airlines and Cebu to El Nido and El Nido to Coron via AirSwift with 20KG baggage allowance
Economy class seat inclusive of 20kg baggage allowance per person
Land transfers in Manila
Land transfers in Cebu
Land transfers in El Nido
Land transfers in Coron
Daily breakfast
Day 3 - 5 Dive Package by Cebu Seaview Dive Resort
Day 6 - Palawan El Nido Fun Dive for Certified Divers with Equipment, Tank, Weight Belt & Snacks
Day 9 - Palawan Coron Fun Dive with Guide, Equipment, Lunch & Transfers
Day 10 - Palawan Coron Wreck Dive Specialty Course with Guide, Equipment, Transfers & Lunch
Complimentary Wi-Fi access inside the resort premises
Use of resort facilities and amenities

Activities

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

Daily itinerary

Day 1
Thrilling 12-Day Diving Package to Cebu, El Nido & Coron Palawan from Manila with Hotels - day 1

Day 1 - Day 1: Arrival in Manila + Check-in + Add-on Tour

Upon your arrival in Manila, settle into a comfort-level hotel as part of your Philippines vacation package. You can explore the city during your free time today. There are shopping malls and restaurants you can opt to visit.

You can also enhance your experience with additional guided tours in Manila. Indulge your taste buds on a Binondo walking food tour, sampling local flavors such as Shanghai Fried Siopao, New Eastern Lumpia, Dong Bei Dumplings, and Lord Stow's Egg Pie. You can also book a half-day Intramuros walking tour, exploring historical sites like Fort Santiago, The Dungeons, Plaza Roma, and more.

 

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Day 2
Thrilling 12-Day Diving Package to Cebu, El Nido & Coron Palawan from Manila with Hotels - day 2

Day 2 - Day 2: Arrival in Cebu + Land Transfer to Moalboal + Check-in

Today, you'll reach Cebu via a Philippine Airlines flight. Once you’re at the airport, wait for the designated driver to pick you up and take you to Moalboal, where you'll check in at a hotel and start your adventure. Make the most of your hotel amenities and relax for the fun-filled days ahead.

Moalboal, a picturesque town in Cebu, Philippines, captivates with its stunning beaches and vibrant marine life. Famous for its majestic sardine run, it's a diver's paradise. Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere, explore coral reefs, and relish the charm of this coastal gem.

Take note that while in Cebu, you’ll go on a free tour and will have the opportunity to book additional tours.

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Day 3
Thrilling 12-Day Diving Package to Cebu, El Nido & Coron Palawan from Manila with Hotels - day 3

Day 3 - Day 3: 5 Dives c/o Cebu Seaview + Full rental equiment + Marine park fee

Today, you’ll enjoy a free diving experience at 5 diving sites, with gear provided. The marine park fee is also included. Take note that dive sites depend on weather and schedule.

The dive sites to choose from include Moalboal House Reef, Pescador Island, Panagsama Beach's Sardine Ball, Ronda Marine Park, Airplane Wreck, White Beach, Dolphin House, Tuble Point, Kasai Point, Talisay Point, Tongo Point, Sampaguita, and Sunken Island.

Diving is like stepping into a mesmerizing world under the sea. You get to see colorful fish, beautiful coral reefs, and incredible underwater scenes. It's a unique and enjoyable way to explore and discover things you can't experience anywhere else.

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Day 4
Thrilling 12-Day Diving Package to Cebu, El Nido & Coron Palawan from Manila with Hotels - day 4

Day 4 - Day 4: Free Time + Add-on Tour

Today, you have the freedom to explore the city independently or opt for an exciting canyoneering and Moalboal tour. Immerse yourself in Moalboal's vibrant underwater world through snorkeling and see the sardine run, the coral reef, and if you're lucky, turtles! Later, brace yourself for a thrilling canyoneering adventure at the breathtaking Kawasan Falls. Traverse lush landscapes, swim in crystal-clear waters, and take in the natural beauty that makes this adventure fun-filled. 

Whether you prefer to explore the city on your own or book an action-packed tour, make the most out of your time in Cebu before you fly to El Nido tomorrow.

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Day 5
Thrilling 12-Day Diving Package to Cebu, El Nido & Coron Palawan from Manila with Hotels - day 5

Day 5 - Day 5: Arrival in El Nido via Airswift + Check-in

Today, you'll fly to El Nido with AirSwift and settle into a comfy hotel. Get ready to discover the beauty of this scenic spot.

El Nido in Palawan is a tropical paradise famous for its stunning landscapes. With clear waters, towering cliffs, and pristine beaches, it's perfect for water lovers. Enjoy activities like island hopping, snorkeling, and diving. El Nido also offers lush jungles, hidden lagoons, and vibrant coral reefs to explore. Whether you're into adventure or relaxation, El Nido has it all. With friendly locals and a welcoming vibe, it's an ideal destination for a memorable vacation in the Philippines.

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Day 6
Thrilling 12-Day Diving Package to Cebu, El Nido & Coron Palawan from Manila with Hotels - day 6

Day 6 - Day 6: Palawan El Nido Fun Dive for Certified Divers with Equipment, Tank, Weight Belt & Snacks

Embark on an exciting scuba diving adventure in El Nido today with this fun dive tour. This free package includes the assistance of a knowledgeable divemaster, rental gear, and snacks, ensuring a hassle-free experience. Listen to a briefing before diving into the waters. 

Explore two dive sites, like South Miniloc or Twin Rocks, for approximately four hours, reaching depths of 18 meters. Weather-dependent site choices include West Entalula, Paglugaban Island, Popolkan Island, Helicopter Reef, Natnat Beach, and Address Reef. After the dives, your divemaster will bring you back to the El Nido mainland, leaving the rest of the day's itinerary up to you. You can dine in at some of the restaurants near your hotel for a different ambiance.

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Day 7
Thrilling 12-Day Diving Package to Cebu, El Nido & Coron Palawan from Manila with Hotels - day 7

Day 7 - Day 7: Free Time + Add-on Tour

Get set for your free day in El Nido today. Begin your morning with a delicious breakfast, gearing up for your type of adventure. It’s highly recommended to go on a food trip or visit inland attractions today. You can also choose to relax at the hotel instead.

You can also book an optional add-on island-hopping tour today, El Nido shared island-hopping Tour A. Marvel at the mesmerizing Big Lagoon with its crystal-clear waters and towering limestone cliffs. Explore the diverse marine life around Shimizu Island and uncover the hidden gems of Secret Lagoon. Your tour concludes with relaxation on the soft sands of Seven Commandos Beach, as you are surrounded by swaying palm trees and inviting turquoise waters, creating the perfect tropical getaway. 

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Day 8
Thrilling 12-Day Diving Package to Cebu, El Nido & Coron Palawan from Manila with Hotels - day 8

Day 8 - Day 8: Arrival in Coron + Add-on Tour

Today, you’ll arrive in Coron via an AirSwift flight. Once you arrive in Coron, a driver will pick you up and take you to your comfort-level hotel. You can then relax in your room or choose to explore Coron on your own. You can also book an optional add-on tour, a Coron Town Tour.

The first stop is Mt. Tapyas. You'll need to go on a short trek with 700 steps leading to a breathtaking 360-degree view of Coron. Next, relax at Maquinit Hot Spring, the only saltwater spring in the Philippines, with three pools surrounded by mangroves. After a refreshing soak, visit a cashew factory to see the process of roasting and packing these delicious nuts. Explore St. Augustine Parish, one of Coron's three churches, and take a stroll at Lualhati Park. Wrap up your tour with a visit to a souvenir shop.

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Day 9
Thrilling 12-Day Diving Package to Cebu, El Nido & Coron Palawan from Manila with Hotels - day 9

Day 9 - Day 9: Palawan Coron Fun Dive with Guide, Equipment, Lunch & Transfers

Go on a thrilling day tour exploring the waters of Coron, Palawan, with three enjoyable dives today. This free package includes boat transfers, diving equipment, a tank, a dive guide, and refreshments. You’ll head to the Coron docking area so you can board a boat that can bring you to the dive sites, which may include Siete Pecados and Dimanglet Reef. Marvel at vibrant corals, turtles, barracudas, and more. Stay hydrated with water, coffee, snacks, and lunch provided on the boat between dives. After three dives, you can return to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day on your own. You can dine in at some of the best Coron restaurants for a change in ambiance. 

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Day 10
Thrilling 12-Day Diving Package to Cebu, El Nido & Coron Palawan from Manila with Hotels - day 10

Day 10 - Day 10: Palawan Coron Wreck Dive Specialty Course with Guide, Equipment, Transfers & Lunch

Today, you’ll have a wreck diving adventure in Coron, Palawan, with this specialty course designed for certified divers. This free package offers six open water dives, boat transfers, an instructor, a course book, equipment usage, tanks, drinks, and lunch. For this diving tour, you’ll board a boat and explore shipwrecks like Olympia Maru, Morazan Maru, Kogyo Maru, Iraku Maru, Akit Sushima, and Ukikawa Maru. In this underwater adventure, you’ll get to investigate and enjoy the unique sights around these underwater structures.

Unlike deep diving, this course allows entry into the shipwrecks. Enjoy complimentary drinks and food between dives for a relaxing experience.

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Day 11
Thrilling 12-Day Diving Package to Cebu, El Nido & Coron Palawan from Manila with Hotels - day 11

Day 11 - Day 11: Free Time + Add-on Tour

Today, you have the freedom to explore Coron independently or opt for the Coron super ultimate island hopping tour. You’ll start at Kayangan Lake, known for its crystal-clear waters and excellent snorkeling and surrounded by stunning karst cliffs. Explore the Twin Lagoon's two natural pools filled with marine life. Next, visit Barracuda Lake, a famous diving spot with a vibrant underwater world.

Have a tasty lunch at Atwayan Beach, then explore the Skeleton Wreck, a sunken boat hosting diverse marine species. Enjoy beach activities and kayaking at CYC Beach before ending the tour at Coral Garden, known for its colorful corals, offering a rich diving experience. 

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Day 12
Thrilling 12-Day Diving Package to Cebu, El Nido & Coron Palawan from Manila with Hotels - day 12

Day 12 - Day 12: Checkout + Departure + Arrival in Manila

Today is the last day of this Philippines vacation package. Maximize your time at the hotel before checking out. Wait for the driver to arrive, as they will bring you to the airport for your Philippine Airlines flight back to Manila.

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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 Cebu

• Manila (MNL) - Cebu (CEB) via Philippine Airlines | Ninoy Aquino International Airport

Cebu to El Nido

• Cebu (CEB) - El Nido (ENI) via AirSWIFT | Mactan-Cebu International Airport

El Nido to Coron

• El Nido (ENI) - Coron (USU) via AirSWIFT | Lio Airport

Coron to Manila

• Coron (USU) - Manila (MNL) via Philippine Airlines | Busuanga 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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