Palawan Island Explorer

During our action packed time in Palawan, we will trek to waterfalls and through tropical rainforest, canoe the longest underground river in the world, visit magical islands, hidden beaches, relax at a luxurious eco resort and explore tropical islands.  There is also time for snorkeling and diving wrecks.

I had the most amazing time, the itinerary was great.

– P. O’Grady

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Palawan Island  Explorer Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Manila

Upon arrival in Manila, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight Hotel – Gold Phoenix


Day 2: Manila to Busuanga/Coron (B,L,D)

You will be collected from your hotel and transferred to Manila Airport where you will have a short flight to the Calamian group landing on the largest island, Busuanga where we will meet our guide who will accompany us for the entire trip around Coron.

Overnight hotel – Coron Underwater Garden Resort 


Day 3: Coron (B,L,D)

Today you will meet the local guide before heading out on your Coron Town tour. You will visit Corong Galeri Arts & Craft, a cashew nut producer, Tapyas Hill viewdeck, Lualhati park and Maquinit hot springs before transferring back to your resort.

Overnight – Coron Underwater Garden Resort


Day 4: Coron Bay (B,L,D)

We will head out today on a motorised outrigger boat and set off on our exploration around Coron Bay. The sea in this area is renowned for its first class snorkelling and diving with incredibly clear water, huge coral reefs just below the surface, steep drop offs, a myriad of marine life, big fish and shallow sunken wrecks (from Spanish galleons to Japanese WW2 ships). Coming across a dugong whilst out snorkeling or diving is an unforgettable experience of a lifetime. The next 3 days will be spent exploring this area above and under the water. Today we will visit Siete Pecados shallow reefs, Hidden Lagoon, Calachuchi Beach, Coral Eden, CYC white beach and Kayangan Lake.

Overnight – Coron Underwater Garden Resort


Day 5: Coron Bay (B,L,D)

Another day island hopping around the bay – this time on Las Islas Ecotour. The Bay is surrounded by majestic limestone cliffs with rich natural beauty to discover : Today we will visit Twin Lagoons, Dimanglet Island, Lajala Cultural Village, Coron Coral Triangle and Barracuda Lake.

Overnight – Coron Underwater Garden Resort


Day 6: Coron Bay (B,L,D)

Our last day in Coron and today we will head out for your Shipwreck and Reef tour. We will visit Sangat Gunboat (WWII shipwreck), Decalve marine park, Lusong gunboat and Luson coral garden.

Overnight hotel – Coron Underwater Garden Resort 


Day 7: El Nido (B,L,D)

This morning we transfer by boat to El Nido and Miniloc. We head here by ferry boat.
El Nido is the gateway to the spectacular Bacuit Archipelago, a muddle of limestone karst islands rising out of crystal clear waters – some are almost 600 meters in height. Bizarre shapes, hidden lagoons, palm-fringed white sand beaches, giant rock faces, snaking sand bars and impressive coral reefs teeming with life are all part of this fabulous marine area. We stay in a superb island resort – Miniloc island, making the most of its existing natural beauty and excellent facilities, including free use of sea kayaks.

Overnight Resort – El Nido Miniloc


Day 8 – 10: El Nido (B,L,D)

We have a day of leisure today to enjoy all that El Nido has to offer.
Whilst here you can enjoy everything the resort has to offer – from the watersports, island hopping trips, sea kayaking or simply relaxing

Overnight Resort- El Nido Miniloc


Day 11: El Nido – Puerto Princesa (B, L, D)

Today we leave the idyllic surrounds of El Nido as we head to Puerto Princessa (by land).

Overnight – Princesa Garden Island Resort and Spa


Day 12: Puerto Princesa (B,L,D)

This morning we head to the small cove containing the entrance to St Pauls Cave – the entrance to the underground river. Here we transfer to a paddle boat for a guided trip to penetrate the mountain on the underground river, home to swiftlets and eight species of bats, fantastic rock formations, huge caverns, towering columns and enormous stalactites.

Overnight Hotel – Princesa Garden Island Resort and Spa


Day 13: Flight to Manila and to Home 

After breakfast we head back to Puerto Princesa (approx. 2 hrs by car) where we will take our flight onwards to Manila and our international flight home.

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byP. O'Grady onPioneer Expeditions
Palawan Island Hopping

I had the most amazing time, the itinerary was great

  • Duration13 days / 12 nights
  • Price£2,995$3,695
    Exclude international flights

    Based on 2 pax

  • Tailormade DeparturesNov - Jun - min. 2 pax

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