13-Day Breathtaking Vacation Package to Palawan Islands with Flights from Manila

Shimizu Island in El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
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Tour starts
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
Starting time
Flexible
Duration
13 days
Ending place
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
Languages:
English
Difficulty:
Easy
Available:
All year
Minimum age:
None

Description

Embark on a 13-day holiday to the Philippines with this vacation package. This vacation package will bring you to Manila and the stunning islands and beaches of Puerto Princesa, San Vicente, El Nido, and Coron in Palawan and comes with land and boat transfers, domestic flights, 12 nights of accommodation, environmental fees, port fees, and island-hopping tours. 

Your vacation will begin when you are picked up from the Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport. From there, your driver will bring you to your hotel in Manila so you can check in and rest. If you still have the energy for it, you may also explore the nearby attractions or try the local food at the restaurants in the area.  The next day, you are free to explore the city on your own, but you have the option to visit the historic walled city of Intramuros and other tourist attractions via an Old and New Manila tour.

On day 3, you will check out of your hotel in Manila and board a flight to Puerto Princesa in Palawan. You’ll have a day’s rest which you can spend in your hotel in Puerto Princesa before going on a tour of the majestic Puerto Princesa Underground River on day 4. The next day, you’ll travel by land to San Vicente, Palawan, and check in to your hotel there.

On day 6, you can explore San Vicente on your own. Explore the stunning Long Beach and swim in the clear waters of the sea. The next day, you’ll head to El Nido via land transfers. After arriving in El Nido, you can check in and rest at your hotel. For the next two days, you’ll enjoy two island-hopping tours, Big Lagoon Island Hopping Shared Tour A and Hidden Beach Island Hopping Shared Tour C. Both tours will bring you to some of the top destinations in El Nido where you can swim, snorkel, or kayak. Both tours also come with lunch.

After enjoying El Nido, you’ll catch a flight to Coron on day 10. Check in to your hotel there and explore the nearby attractions at your own pace. On day 11, you’ll enjoy a Kayangan Lake, beaches, and snorkeling island-hopping private tour A with lunch. Finally, on day 12, you’ll have your last tour for this package, which will take you to beautiful spots, including Barracuda Lake, Twin Lagoon, Skeleton Wreck, Reef Garden, and Banol Beach. 

On day 13, you will catch a flight back to Manila so you can continue to your next destination. 

Explore the islands, beaches, and historical attractions of Palawan and Manila with this vacation package. Check the availability by choosing a date.

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Included

12 nights accommodation in a deluxe level hotel or similar (Manila, Puerto Princesa, El Nido & Coron)
One-way airline economy seat class with 7kgs carry-on baggage and 20kgs check-in baggage via Philippine Airlines (Manila-Puerto Princesa & Coron-Manila)
One-way airline economy seat class with 7kgs carry-on baggage and 20kgs check-in baggage via AirSWIFT (El Nido-Coron)
All private airconditioned land transfers in Manila, Puerto Princesa, El Nido & Coron
Puerto Princesa Underground River Tour with Lunch & Transfers (Day 4)
El Nido Big Lagoon Island Hopping Shared Tour A with Lunch & Transfers (Day 8)
El Nido Hidden Beach Island Hopping Shared Tour C with Lunch & Transfers (Day 9)
Palawan Coron Kayangan Lake, Beaches & Snorkeling Island Hopping Shared Tour A with Lunch & Transfers (Day 11)
Coron Barracuda Lake, Twin Lagoon & Skeleton Wreck Island Hopping Shared Tour B with Lunch & Transfers (Day 11)
English-speaking tour guides
Complimentary Wi-Fi access and use of facilities in the hotel
Domestic Travel Insurance (Up to 21 days travel duration)
All environmental fees, port fees, and all other applicable taxes

Activities

Island Hopping
Hotel + Flights + Transfers

Daily itinerary

Day 1
Along Roxas Boulevard overlooking Manila Bay

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

For your first day, you will be picked up from the airport and taken to your hotel in Manila. After you check in to your room, you are free to relax in the hotel and enjoy the facilities and amenities there. If you still have the time and energy, you may try local delicacies in nearby restaurants or explore the neighborhood attractions at your own pace.

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Day 2
Rizal Shrine at Luneta Park, Manila

Day 2 - Day 2: Free and Easy + Optional Old & New Manila Tour

Enjoy your first full day in Manila and explore the nearby tourist attractions or try delicacies at the local restaurants. You may also go on an optional tour of Manila. This tour will take you to the historical spots of Manila, including the walled city of Intramuros, as well as newer attractions in the city. Should you go on this tour, you will learn about the history of the capital during the Spanish colonial era and the succeeding periods.

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Day 3
Puerto Princesa Baywalk along Sandoval St. Puerto Princesa

Day 3 - Day 3: Flight from Manila to Puerto Princesa

Check out of your hotel in Manila and wait for your driver to pick you up and bring you to the Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Here, you’ll board your flight to Puerto Princesa, Palawan. After arriving at the airport, you will be picked up and brought to your hotel so you can check in. After checking in to your room, you can explore Puerto Princesa's tourist attractions on your own, including Baker's Hill, where you can purchase baked delicacies. You can also check out her beaches here, including Nagtaban Beach, Sabang Beach, and Talaudyong Beach.

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Day 4
Puerto Princesa Underground River

Day 4 - Day 4: Puerto Princesa Underground River Tour

A driver and tour guide will pick you up from your hotel and bring you to Sabtang Port. From there, you will board a boat that will take you to the entrance of the Puerto Princesa Underground River. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is over 8.2 kilometers long, but only 4.3 kilometers may be explored by tourists. The Underground River is home to stunning stalactites, stalagmites, and pristine waters.

As you explore the river, your guide will show you the majestic rock formations using a flashlight, so keep an eye out for these. You might also encounter bats, swallows, and other wildlife during your tour.

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Day 5
Pristine white sand long coast of San Vicente, Palawan

Day 5 - Day 5: Land travel from Puerto Princesa to San Vicente + Check-in

Check out of your hotel in Puerto Princesa. Your driver will pick you up, and you’ll start your journey to your next destination, San Vicente. After you arrive at your hotel there, feel free to rest once you have checked in.

You can also rent a self-drive motorcycle so you can explore San Vicente at your own pace. You may explore inland attractions including Bigaho and Pamuayan Falls before calling it a night at resting in your hotel.

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Day 6
Unwind with some cocktails by the beach at Lazuli Resort San Vicente, Palawan

Day 6 - Day 6: Free and Easy

You are free to explore San Vicente at your own pace. You can explore Long Beach, the longest white sand beach in the Philippines, go island-hopping to Starfish Island and Maxima Island, or just swim in the sea where you might chance upon sea turtles.

If you want to take breathtaking travel photos, head to Bato ni Ningning, a big rock that gives you a stunning view of Long Beach. You may also try kayaking or enjoying a cruise along Inandeng River, which is home to majestic mangroves.

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Day 7
Picturesque limestone formations in El Nido, Palawan

Day 7 - Day 7: Land travel from San Vicente to El Nido + Check-in

Check out of your San Vicente hotel and meet up with your driver. You will then go on a land trip to El Nido. The trip will take over two hours, so use this time to rest or sleep in the car. 

After arriving at your hotel, check in and rest in your room. You may also explore and visit El Nido's attractions like Nacpan Beach and Nagkalit-kalit Falls, both of which are accessible via tricycle. You may also opt to rent a motorcycle in El Nido so you can get around easier.

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Day 8
Boat ride in between big lagoons in El Nido, Palawan

Day 8 - Day 8: El Nido Big Lagoon Island Hopping Shared Tour A with Lunch

You will be picked up from your hotel and board a boat that will take you on an El Nido Big Lagoon Island Hopping Tour A. On this tour, you will have the chance to visit and explore the enchanting Big Lagoon, the beautiful Shimizu Island, the majestic Secret Lagoon, and the stunning 7 Commandos Beach.

If you have your own gear, you can try snorkeling and kayaking in these tourist attractions, but you also have the option to rent them on site. This tour also comes with lunch which you can enjoy while appreciating El Nido's natural wonders.

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Day 9
Hidden Beach in El Nido, Palawan

Day 9 - Day 9: El Nido Hidden Beach Island Hopping Shared Tour C with Lunch

You will be going on another tour today. The El Nido Hidden Beach Island Hopping Tour C will take you to Hidden Beach, Matinloc Island, Secret Beach, and Helicopter Island. Lunch is already part of the tour, so you need not worry about that.

As its name suggests, reaching Hidden Beach is not as straightforward as other beaches, as you will need to swim through a space between limestone cliffs to reach it. You may also rent a kayak on site and paddle through the gap to reach the beach. On Matinloc Island, you can get an amazing view of El Nido from the shrine on one of its peaks. 

Similar to Hidden Beach, you have to swim or kayak through a small opening to reach Secret Beach and see its beauty. Take in the tropical views before you head to your last destination, Helicopter Island, named after its shape. The waters here are perfect for snorkeling, so bring remember to bring your gear or rent a set. 

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Day 10
Aerial view of Mt. Tapyas in Coron, Palawan

Day 10 - Day 10: Flight from El Nido to Coron via AirSWIFT + Check-in

You will check out of your hotel in El Nido and head to Lio Airport to board your flight to Coron. After arriving in Coron, your driver will bring you to your hotel where you will check in.

After settling in your room, feel free to explore Coron on your own. You may visit Mount Tapyas, the second tallest mountain in Coron, or take a dip at the Maquinit Hot Springs. If you are too tired from the trip, you may also just stay in the hotel and take advantage of its facilities and amenities.

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Day 11
Kayangan lake in Coron, Palawan

Day 11 - Day 11: Palawan Coron Kayangan Lake, Beaches & Snorkeling Island Hopping Shared Tour A with Lunch

Enjoy a day of island hopping in Coron. Your guide will bring you to some of Coron’s top tourist attractions, including Kayangan Lake, CYC Beach, Atyawan Beach, and Siete Pecados. You may also snorkel at Coral Garden instead of visiting Kayangan Lake.

In CYC Beach, you can sunbathe and take in the gorgeous views before heading to Atyawan Beach. Here you can enjoy lunch while enjoying the view of limestone cliffs and pristine waters. You'll then enjoy snorkeling in the waters of Siete Pecados, which is home to rich marine life including colorful fish and corals. If you wish to snorkel some more, you may head to Coral Garden, otherwise, you'll end your tour in Kayangan Lake, the country's cleanest lake. You can swim in its waters or head to the viewing deck to see stunning views of the surroundings.

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Day 12
Overlooking twin lagoon in Coron, Palawan

Day 12 - Day 12: Coron Barracuda Lake, Twin Lagoon & Skeleton Wreck Island Hopping Shared Tour B with Lunch

Your last tour for this package will take you to Barracuda Lake, Banol Beach, Skeleton Wreck, Twin Lagoon, and Reef Garden. Dress for the sea as the best way to experience these attractions is to swim and snorkel in the waters.

Your first stop is Barracuda Lake, where you'll see breathtaking limestone cliffs and turquoise waters. Next, you'll head to Banol Beach, where you can enjoy lunch while lounging in its fine white sand. Your next destination is Twin Lagoon, two lagoons that require a bit of adventure to reach. Finally, you'll end your tour at Reef Garden where you can swim or snorkel. Don't forget to bring your gear or rent a set!

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Day 13
Aerial view of Coron Town Proper

Day 13 - Day 13: Check-out + Flight from Busuanga to Manila + Optional 1 Night in Manila

Make the most of your last hours in Coron by exploring the nearby areas. You can also try the local food at the restaurants in the neighborhood before going back to the hotel and checking out. 

You will be picked up and escorted to the airport so you can catch your flight to Manila. After arriving in Manila, you are free to head to your next destination, but you also have the option to book a night’s stay in a hotel.

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What to bring

Passport (Valid for 6 months from date of departure)
Vaccination Card
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
Sunblock, umbrella
Swimwear

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.

Government Guidelines - This tour is subject to community guidelines mandated by the Philippine Government and Local Government Units. Travel requirements and COVID restrictions might change anytime without any notice.

Flights

This package includes economy class seat with 7kgs carry-on baggage and 20kgs check-in baggage via Philippine Airlines and AirSWIFT, flying you to the islands of Palawan. Below are your flight details:

Manila to Puerto Princesa

• Manila (MNL) - Puerto Princesa (PPS) via Philippine Airlines | Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2

El Nido to Coron

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

Coron to Manila

• Coron (USU) to 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.

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.

Deluxe - 3-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.

Premium - To make your trip extra special, you may also upgrade your hotel accommodation on selected destinations to a premium level. You will stay in 4-5-star accommodation which include above-average to opulent interior design and meticulously chosen furnishings. Guests may anticipate complimentary access to a variety of top-notch recreational facilities, such as an all-day dining, spa services, swimming pool and a fitness center. These accommodations are usually located strategically with high accessibility to shopping centers, tourist attractions and business districts. Please note that not all locations offer premium level accommodation.

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.

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.

Premium

Rooms on the premium level feature large queen or king-sized beds, premium beddings and toiletries, private bathroom with rain shower head and a plenty of room space. Nightly turndown and full housekeeping services each day is also available to guests upon request. Breakfast is included.

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