Amazing 1-Week Island Hopping & Firefly Watching Package to Puerto Princesa, El Nido & Coron Palawan

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Summary

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

Description

Enjoy a 1-week itinerary in the Philippines with this Palawan tour package to Puerto Princesa, El Nido, and Coron. This Philippine tour package is perfect for those who want to explore the natural wonders of Palawan hassle-free, as it already includes 6 nights in deluxe level accommodations, roundtrip airfare (Manila - Puerto Princesa, El Nido - Busuanga - Manila) with a 20kg baggage allowance, land transfers from Puerto Princesa to El Nido, and daily breakfast. To make the most of your 7 days in the Philippines, you will also be going on island-hopping tours and a firefly tour.

On the first day of your Philippine itinerary for 1 week, head to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport so you can catch your flight to Puerto Princesa. During your stay in Puerto Princesa, you will go on two tours. The first one is a firefly-watching tour along the Iwahig River, which allows you to see these fascinating creatures light up the mangroves that line the river. You will also go on an island-hopping tour in Honda Bay, which will take you to Starfish, Luli, and Cowrie Islands.

On day 3, you will travel to El Nido by land. After your arrival, you can explore El Nido on your own or go on fun add-on activities like a Taraw Cliff Via Ferrata canopy walk or a zipline ride in Las Cabanas Beach. You have a free tour on day 4, and you can choose from four El Nido island-hopping tours. 

Tour A will take you to Big Lagoon, Secret Lagoon, Payong-Payong Beach, Shimizu Island, and Seven Commandos Beach, while Tour B will stop at Cudognon Cave, Cathedral Cave, and Entalula Beach. Tour C will bring you to Secret Beach, Hidden Beach, Matinloc Shrine, Talisay Beach, and Dilumacad Island. Tour D will stop at Small Lagoon, Cadlao Lagoon, Nat-Nat Beach, Pasandingan Cove, and Paradise Beach.

The last leg of your Palawan vacation package is Coron, and you will get there via a flight from Lio Airport to Busuanga Airport. While in Coron, you will enjoy an island-hopping tour of Malcapuya, Banana, and Bulog Dos Islands. You also have the option to go on another firefly-watching tour in Coron.

On day 7, you will check out of your Coron accommodations, make your way to the airport, and fly back to Manila, marking the end of your tour package in the Philippines.

Spend your 7-day itinerary in the Philippines exploring its pristine islands and going firefly-watching when you book this holiday package. Check the availability by choosing a date.

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Included

2 nights accommodation in deluxe level hotel or similar in Puerto Princesa
2 nights accommodation in deluxe level hotel or similar in El Nido
2 nights accommodation in deluxe level hotel or similar in Coron
Roundtrip airfare from Manila to Puerto Princesa and Busuanga to Manila via Philippine Airlines
One-way airfare from El Nido to Busuanga via Airswift
Economy class seat inclusive of 20kg baggage allowance per person
One-way transfer from Puerto Princesa to El Nido
Land transfer in Puerto Princesa
Land transfer in El Nido
Land transfre in Coron
Daily breakfast
Day 1: Palawan Puerto Princesa Iwahig River Shared Firefly Watching Tour with Dinner & Transfers
Day 2: Palawan Puerto Princesa Honda Bay Island Hopping Tour with Lunch | Starfish, Luli, & Cowrie Islands
Day 4: Palawan El Nido Shared Island Hopping with Lunch & Transfers
Day 6: Palawan Coron Malcapuya, Banana & Bulog Dos Islands Shared Tour with Lunch & Transfers
Complimentary Wi-Fi access inside the resort premises
Use of resort facilities and amenities

Activities

Island Hopping
Water Activities
Hotel + Flights + Transfers
Sightseeing

Daily itinerary

Day 1
See fireflies in Puerto Princesa

Day 1 - Day 1: Arrival in Puerto Princesa + Check-in + Tour

From Manila, you will fly to Puerto Princesa. Head to the Manila Airport and board your flight to the Puerto Princesa International Airport. Upon landing, you will be met by your designated driver, who will bring you to your deluxe-level accommodations in Puerto Princesa, where you will stay for two nights.

After checking in, you can rest for a bit before going on a firefly-watching tour at Iwahig River. You will be picked up from your accommodations and brought to the docking area in the river. Board the boat and enjoy the slow cruise along the river. Your boatman and guide will bring you to mangrove trees lit up by fireflies. You can take pictures but don’t use flash to avoid disturbing the fireflies. After your tour, you can go for a night stroll at Puerto Princesa Baywalk Park before you are brought back to your accommodations so you can rest.

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Day 2
Enjoy island hopping in Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Day 2 - Day 2: Palawan Puerto Princesa Honda Bay Island Hopping Tour with Lunch

Enjoy an early breakfast at your accommodations. At around 7:30 AM, you will be picked up for your Honda Bay island-hopping tour. When you arrive at the bay, you will board an outrigger boat, which will take you to your first stop, Starfish Island, which is surrounded by waters with different kinds of starfish. 

You’ll also visit Luli Island, a sandbar that only appears during low tide. After taking in the gorgeous views and enjoying the sand and the sea, you will head to your last stop, Cowrie Island, where you will also enjoy a picnic lunch. After your time on Cowrie Island, you will head back to the mainland, where you will be dropped off at your hotel.

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Day 3
The zipline at Las Cabanas Beach in El Nido, Palawan

Day 3 - Day 3: Checkout + Arrival in El Nido + Add-on Activities

Feast on the breakfast at your hotel before checking out. When you are ready, a driver will pick you up, and you will make your way to El Nido, the next leg of your Palawan holiday package, by land. The drive from Puerto Princesa to El Nido can take over 4 hours, so use this time to rest in the vehicle.

When you arrive in El Nido, you will check in at a deluxe-level hotel. You have the rest of the day for yourself, so feel free to explore El Nido on your own. You also have the option to go on add-on activities for today. You can enjoy a canopy walk on Taraw Cliff, which will take you 75 meters above sea level, giving you an overlooking view of El Nido. You can also choose to enjoy a zipline ride in Las Cabanas Beach, where you’ll zoom above the lush canopy near the beach.

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Day 4
Go island-hopping in El Nido, Palawan

Day 4 - Day 4: Choose your tour

An El Nido island-hopping tour is a must-try when you are in the municipality, and for today, you will go on one. You can choose between El Nido Island Hopping Tour A, B, C, or D. 

Tour A will stop at Big Lagoon, Secret Lagoon, Payong-Payong Beach, Shimizu Island, and Seven Commandos Beach. Tour B is for those who want to explore caves, as it will bring you to Cudognon Cave and Cathedral Cave, as well as Entalula Beach.

If you choose Tour C, you will have the chance to explore Secret Beach, Hidden Beach, Matinloc Shrine, Talisay Beach, and Dilumacad Island. The final option, Tour D, will take you to Small Lagoon, Cadlao Lagoon, Nat-Nat Beach, Pasandingan Cove, and Paradise Beach.

All tours come with lunch and transfers, ensuring a hassle-free experience no matter what you choose.

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Day 5
Book an add-on firefly tour in Coron, Palawan

Day 5 - Day 5: Checkout + Arrival in Coron + Add-on Tour

Have breakfast, check out, and then prepare for the last leg of your Palawan tour package. From your hotel, you will make your way to Lio Airport so you can catch your flight to Coron. After arriving in Coron, you will head to your deluxe-level accommodations. 

After checking in, you can spend the day however you wish. A nice way to spend your evening is by going on a firefly-watching walking tour. Should you book this add-on tour, you will walk around Kingfisher Park, which is home to a mangrove forest. Your guide will lead you to the spots that fireflies frequent so you can see them lighting up the trees. After the tour, you will enjoy dinner at a nearby restaurant before you are dropped off at your accommodations in Coron.

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Day 6
See the islands and beaches of Coron on a tour

Day 6 - Day 6: Palawan Coron Malcapuya, Banana & Bulog Dos Islands Shared Tour with Lunch

Today is your last full day on this package trip to Palawan, Philippines, and you will spend part of it exploring the islands of Coron. On your last island-hopping tour, you will board a boat that will take you to Malcapuya Island, Banana Island, and Bulog Dos Island. These stunning islands are perfect for swimming or just lounging on the beach. This tour already comes with lunch and transfers, so all you have to do is enjoy the whole experience.

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Day 7
Mount Tapyas in Coron, Palawan

Day 7 - Day 7: Checkout + Departure

Before you check out of your hotel in Coron, grab some breakfast and then pack your bags. When you are ready, your designated driver will pick you up and bring you back to Busuanga Airport so you can catch your flight back to Manila, ending your Palawan package tour.

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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.

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.

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 via Philippine Airlines. Below are your flight details:

Manila to Puerto Princesa

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

El Nido to Busuanga

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

Busuanga to Manila

• Busuanga (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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