1-Week Cebu, Puerto Princesa to El Nido Tour Package Beaches & Nature Itinerary Philippines
Spend 1 week in the Philippines with this Cebu to Puerto Princesa to El Nido tour package. This multi-day tour is perfect for beach lovers as all three provinces are known for their pristine shores. The Philippine travel package also comes with accommodations in comfort-level hotels, roundtrip flights with Philippine Airlines and AirSwift (Manila - Cebu - Puerto Princesa & El Nido - Manila), a 20kg baggage allowance per person, roundtrip airport transfers, daily breakfast, and free nature tours.
Your Philippine holiday package begins when you land at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Metro Manila. From there, a designated driver will pick you up and escort you to your assigned hotel in the city. Feel free to head to local restaurants or squeeze in a quick visit to Intramuros before calling it a day.
In the morning, you'll be brought back to the airport to catch your flight bound for Cebu. Upon arriving at the Cebu-Mactan International Airport, another driver will be waiting to transport you to your assigned hotel in the province. After checking in, you can explore the area at your leisure or book an optional private half-day tour to your existing Philippine tour package. This will take you to Cebu City's top attractions, like Magellan's Cross and the Basilica Del Sto. Nino.
On day 3, you'll go on a thrilling Moalboal island-hopping day tour with a friendly local guide. Discover the wonders of Pescador Island, witness the mesmerizing sardine run, and swim in the enchanting Turtle Bay. Then on day 4 of your vacation package to the Philippines, you'll be brought back to the airport for your flight to Puerto Princesa. After checking in at your hotel, you'll have the rest of the day to yourself.
For day 5 of your Philippine vacation package, you'll go on a tour of the world-famous Puerto Princesa Underground River. Following your time in Puerto Princesa, you'll take a land transfer early on your sixth day to head to El Nido.
After checking into your hotel, you will be picked up again for your red island-hopping tour to Secret Lagoon, Shimizu Island, and more. Then after checking out on the morning of day 7, you will be brought to the Lio Airport for your flight back to Manila.
Visit the stunning beaches and rivers of Cebu, Puerto Princesa, and El Nido by booking this 7-day itinerary in the Philippines. Check the availability by choosing a date.
Day 1 - Day 1: Arrival in Manila + Check-in
Experience the heart and soul of Asia as you tour the Philippines' captivating destinations. After landing at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on day 1, a designated driver will escort you to your assigned hotel in Manila. Once you've checked in, you can spend the rest of the day however you like. Feel free to use the hotel's amenities as well.
If you want to maximize your time here, you can go on a quick trip to Intramuros or the National Museum. You can also head out to nearby shopping malls to buy any last-minute items you’ll need for your Philippine vacation or try local restaurants for a taste of Filipino cuisine.
Day 2 - Day 2: Arrival in Cebu + Check-in + Optional Tour
The next morning of this Philippines itinerary, you’ll be brought back to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport for your flight to the island province of Cebu. After you arrive at the Cebu-Mactan International Airport, you’ll be transported to your assigned hotel to check in.
You will then have the opportunity to explore at your leisure. You can also book an optional tour that will take you to the top attractions in and around Cebu City such as Magellan’s Cross, the Basilica Del Sto. Niño, The Heritage of Cebu Monument, Yap San Diego House, and the Pedro Calungsod Church.
Day 3 - Day 3: Cebu Moalboal Island Hopping Private Tour with Transfers | Pescador Island, Turtle Bay & Sardine Run
For the third day of your Philippine adventure, embark on an exciting island-hopping day tour with a knowledgeable local guide by your side. Explore the stunning Pescador Island and be mesmerized by its vibrant marine life and captivating coral formations. Witness the breathtaking spectacle of the sardine run, where you'll see thousands of shimmering sardines in crystal-clear waters. Then, head to Turtle Bay, a sanctuary for these majestic creatures, and have an unforgettable encounter with the gentle sea turtles. But remember that while it is likely that you will encounter turtles during this tour, it cannot be guaranteed.
Day 4 - Day 4: Arrival in Puerto Princesa + Check-in
On day 4, you’ll be brought back to the Mactan-Cebu International Airport for your flight to Puerto Princesa in Palawan. After arriving at the Puerto Princesa International Airport, a driver will fetch you to take you straight to your assigned hotel. Once you’ve settled into your accommodations, you’ll have the rest of the day to yourself.
Some of the best attractions you can visit that are located in and around Puerto Princesa’s city proper include Baker’s Hill, and Mitra’s Ranch. You can also enjoy a stroll at Plaza Cuartel and along the Puerto Princesa Baywalk. If you’re curious about the local dining scene, consider stopping by the Palaweno Brewery to taste their selection of craft beers.
Day 5 - Day 5: Palawan Puerto Princesa Underground River Tour with Lunch & Transfers
The next morning, get ready for fun and exploration on a tour of the Philippines' top attraction. You'll be picked up from your accommodations at 7 AM for your tour of the world-famous Puerto Princesa Underground River. From the city proper, you'll head to the Sabang Wharf to take a motorized boat to the Subterranean River National Park, where the underground river is located.
At the park, you'll transfer into a paddle boat that will take you through the river. As you make your way inside, you'll spot striking rock formations coming from above and below the caves' ceiling and floor. You'll also get to see colonies of bats that call the caverns their home. Thanks to the river's biodiversity, it has been hailed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Philippines.
Day 6 - Day 6: Arrival in El Nido + Check-in + Tour
On day 6, a driver will pick you up from your Puerto Princesa accommodations and transport you to your assigned hotel in El Nido. After settling in, you'll go on a shared island-hopping tour. This tour will take the A route, which includes stops at some of El Nido's best beaches and lagoons.
Your first stop will be the Big Lagoon, where you can rent a kayak and paddle across the clear waters. Afterward, you'll set sail for Secret Lagoon. Hidden by karst cliffs, the waters here are generally calm and perfect for a refreshing swim.
The next stop will be Payong Payong Beach, where you can wade into the cool waters or relax on the powdery shore. From there, you'll drop by Shimizu Island to snorkel. Finally, you will wrap up your tour at Seven Commandos Beach.
Day 7 - Day 7: Checkout + Departure
On day 7, take advantage of the rest of your time in El Nido by visiting nearby local shops and cafes before checking out. When you’re ready to go, a driver will pick you up and take you to the Lio Airport in time for your flight back to Manila.
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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 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 Terminal 2
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.
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 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.