5-Day Puerto Princesa to El Nido Island Hopping Philippine Tour Package
Explore Palawan's pristine rivers and scenic beaches with this 5-day Philippine tour package to Puerto Princesa and El Nido. This is a perfect trip for first-time visitors to both destinations as it already includes a Puerto Princesa Underground River tour and two island-hopping tours. Along with these, this travel package to the Philippines comes with accommodations at budget-level hotels, daily breakfast, and roundtrip land transfers.
On the first day of your Philippine vacation, travel to your assigned hotel in Puerto Princesa so you can check-in. After settling in, you'll go on your scheduled tour of this Philippine travel package to the Puerto Princesa Underground River, a UNESCO Heritage Site known for its biodiversity. For your second day in Palawan, you'll go on an island-hopping tour around Puerto Princesa's Honda Bay. This excursion will take you to three of the best islets here: Starfish Island, Luli Island, and Cowrie Island.
Then on day 3 of your tour of the Philippines, you'll check out of your hotel and be dropped off at your El Nido accommodation via a land transfer. When you're done checking in, you'll have the rest of the day to yourself. Feel free to explore the town proper and visit the local shops and restaurants to snack on local delicacies and find artisan crafts.
The following day, you will go on another island-hopping tour. You can choose between the El Nido Big Lagoon island-hopping shared tour A, El Nido Snake Island & Caves island-hopping shared tour B, El Nido Hidden Beach island-hopping shared tour C, and El Nido Small Lagoon island-hopping shared tour D.
Visit the best tourist spots in Puerto Princesa and El Nido by adding this Philippine vacation package to your itinerary in the Philippines. Check the availability by choosing a date.
Day 1 - Day 1: Arrival in Puerto Princesa + Check-in + Tour
When you arrive at your assigned hotel in Puerto Princesa, feel free to freshen up before heading out for your scheduled tour of the Puerto Princesa Underground River. For this tour, you'll be picked up from your hotel and taken to Sabang Wharf via land transfer. From there, you'll board a motorized boat and cruise to the Subterranean River National Park. After reaching the park, you'll transfer to paddle boats that will take you inside the mesmerizing underground river.
The river runs through a limestone cave filled with rock formations. You will also be given audio guides that will explain the significance of the river and more fun facts about this UNESCO World Heritage Site. After the underground river cruise, you'll be treated to a delicious buffet lunch at Sabang Wharf. Afterward, you'll be escorted back to your hotel.
Day 2 - Day 2: Palawan Puerto Princesa Honda Bay Island Hopping Shared Tour with Lunch
Day 3 - Day 3: Arrival in El Nido via Land Transfer + Check-in
The next morning, a driver will fetch you from your hotel after you've checked out. From there, you'll be escorted straight to your next hotel in El Nido. Once you've settled in your new accommodations, you'll have the rest of the day to spend however you like.
You're welcome to head out and explore the town proper, which features a variety of local shops and restaurants. You can also visit the local beaches, such as Nacpan and Maremegmeg, both of which offer fantastic sunset views.
Day 4 - Day 4: El Nido Island-Hopping Tour
For day 4, you are scheduled to go on an island-hopping tour. You can choose from four different itineraries. Tour A will take you to Big Lagoon, Shimizu Island, Secret Lagoon, and 7 Commando Beach. Meanwhile, Tour B includes Snake Island, Cudugnon Cave, Cathedral Cave, and Popolcan Island. Tour C will let you visit Hidden Beach, Matinloc Island, Secret Beach, and Helicopter Island. Finally, Tour D goes to Small Lagoon, Paradise Beach, Cadlao Lagoon, and Pasandigan Beach.
Day 5 - Day 5: Checkout + Departure
On the last day of your vacation, take the time to enjoy your complimentary breakfast and use the hotel’s amenities before preparing to leave. After packing your bags, you may ask the staff to help you check out.
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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.
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.
Budget - 1-2 star accommodations offer minimum amenities and services. Extra amenities may be available, but for an extra cost.
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.
Budget level accommodations offer basic facilities and services such as comfortable and clean rooms, a private bathroom, clothes racks or small closets. Breakfast is included.
Comfort level accommodations offer basic room amenities, a private bathroom (typically shower only), TV, telephones, 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.