Palawan El Nido Secret Beach Island Hopping Private Tour | Hidden Beach & Helicopter Island

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El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
8 hours
English, Tagalog
All year
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Discover the beauty of some of the best secret and hidden beaches of El Nido in this private island-hopping tour. This excursion is perfect for travelers who want to explore unspoiled beaches in El Nido. This tour includes roundtrip licensed boat transfers, entrance fees to all destinations, and the services of a guide. It does not include meals, but you may book an add-on packed lunch.

To start the day, you will meet your guide at the Spider Travel and Tours Office in Barangay Buena Suerte. You will then board a boat and head to the first destination of the day, Secret Beach. As you enter through the keyhole-like entrance, you will be greeted by stunning limestone cliffs and crystal-clear waters. Enjoy lounging and swimming before heading to your next destination.

Escape to the unspoiled beauty of Hidden Beach next, a paradise nestled within the breathtaking Bacuit Archipelago in El Nido. Discover a secluded crescent bay embraced by towering limestone cliffs and boasting powdery white sand and pristine turquoise waters. Immerse yourself in a day tour filled with swimming and exploring the vibrant marine life thriving in the coral reefs.

From there, you will then travel to Star Beach. Boasting turquoise waters, this area is famous for its rich biodiversity and has become a usual destination for snorkeling. Wear your snorkeling gear as you explore the cool waters and take a peek at the marine life teeming underwater.

With crystal clear waters, beautiful white sand, and enchanting scenic views, Tapiutan Strait is your next destination. Unwind and relax before heading to your last destination, Helicopter Island. Also known as Dilumacad Island, Helicopter Island got its name from its shape, as it looks like a big helicopter. The island has gorgeous towering cliffs and azure waters, and it is highly recommended to take a dip and enjoy the unspoiled beach before heading back to the port.

Book this tour to explore some of the best beaches in El Nido. Check the availability by choosing a date.

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Private El Nido Island Hopping with tour guide assistance
Entrance fees to sites included in the itinerary
Roundtrip licensed boat transfers
Tour itinerary: El Nido Port, Hidden Beach, Star Beach, Tapiutan Strait, Dilumacad Island.
Not included: transfers, other activities, tips and gratuities


Island Hopping
Private Tours

What to bring

Camera, phone, charger, and power bank
Extra money in Philippine Peso Currency
Personal drinking water and or snacks
Personal medicine
Personal sanitizing alcohol and facemask
Valid ID
Electronic Copy of Confirmation Voucher

Good to know

Tour Information: This is a private tour. Ecotourism Development Fund and Lagoon Fee are not yet included. 200 pesos per person will be collected by the tour coordinator for the ecotourism development fund (ETDF) for El Nido, this is valid for 10 days. If you already have one or paid the ETDF through other tourism establishments please show your receipt so you don't have to pay it again. Kayaks are also available for rent at 250 pesos to be paid on-site subject to availability. Other optional activities that may be available on-site should be paid in cash. Guests may snorkel during the island hopping so prepare gears such as fins, tails, snorkel masks, and comfortable swimwear.

Meet-up Information: Recommended meet up time is at 8:00AM at Spider Travel and Tours Office in Zone 3 Hama Street Barangay Masagana El Nido Palawan near Gusto Gelato and Altrove Pizza. To change the meet up time and location please request in advance so our operator may check if the itinerary will fit as we may need to move the pick-up time if the location is far and additional fee may apply.

Children Friendly: Yes! Children 0-1 are free of charge.

Pet Friendly: Yes!

Senior Citizen/PWD Friendly: Yes!

Mabuhay Miles: Earn Mabuhay Miles when you book this Guide to the Philippines product. Mabuhay Miles members will earn 1 mile for every USD 1 (PHP 55) spent on qualified Guide to the Philippines products.

How to Earn Mabuhay Miles through Guide to the Philippines:

1. Visit to browse qualified Guide to the Philippines x Mabuhay Miles products

2. Select a qualified product and enter your travel date, number of travelers, and add-ons at the booking widget.

3. Input your Mabuhay Miles membership number and proceed to Checkout page for payment.

4. You will receive an email from Guide to the Philippines with your booking voucher and the number of miles you will earn based on your total bill.

5. Miles will only be credited 30 days after your booking has been serviced.

Booking and Travel Period: April 1 - December 31, 2024

Cancellation Policy: The operator may cancel the tour in case of force majeure or unforeseen circumstances like weather conditions. In this case, you will be given the option to reschedule or request a full refund. Note that being late by 15-30 minutes without any advice is considered a no-show. Schedule cancellation requests must be made 48 hours before your original subject to approval.

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