Philippines Palawan Island Getaway

8 Days | Getaway to the beachside paradise of Palawan

4.9 out of 5 based on 23 reviews submitted.
CHF  1,825
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Be mesmerised by the nature and people of the Philippines on this eight-day adventure from Manila to Palawan. Explore one of the greenest cities in the country, trek to the Batak tribe to meet some locals, stroll white-sand beaches and island hop around El Nido. Snorkel in the sapphire waters, discover the limestone caves of Sabang and see fireflies dancing at dusk at the Iwahig River. With plenty of free time to travel your own way, this is a beach getaway abounding with natural beauty, stunning landscapes and vibrant culture.

Trip overview

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Manila, Philippines
El Nido, Philippines
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Contrast the chaos and bustle of city life in Manila with the relaxed way of life in Palawan. With an option to extend your trip on either end, you can focus on the stuff you want.
  • Take an evening adventure to the Iwahig River where you’ll see swarms of fireflies dancing at dusk. The natural beauty of the Philippines continues to shine, whatever time of day.
  • Enjoy a full day of island hopping and snorkelling off the coast of El Nido. Look to the bottom of these clear waters and glide among the coral and tropical fish.
  • Have plenty of free time beachside to choose your own adventure – daytrip to the pristine Nacpan Beach, self-guided kayaking adventure or a spot of shopping? You choose!
  • Experience a unique meeting with one of Palawan's great indigenous groups – the Batak tribe. Interact with the locals of the village and witness daily life as it is today.

Is this trip right for you?
  • The Island of Palawan is less developed than other South East Asian countries, so you might experience delays when ordering food at local restaurants and major festival periods can cause a hold-up in travel journeys. Despite the possibilities of delays, the laidback nature of this destination is well worth the wait.


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7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner


Boat, Jeepney, Private Minibus, Plane


Hotel (5 nights), Beach chalet (2 nights)

  • Puerto Princesa - Iwahig River Firefly Boat trip with dinner
  • Puerto Princesa - local farm visit
  • Sabang - Puerto Princesa Subterranean River boat trip
  • Sabang - Hike to local waterfall
  • El Nido - Island hopping boat trip & snorkelling
Add on activities
  • Sabang - Mangrove River Tour - PHP250
  • El Nido - Kayak Hire - PHP700
  • El Nido - Bike hire - PHP500

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is bookable for this trip, and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for more information.
2. Please provide your full name exactly as per passport at the time of booking for the flight ticket on this trip. Ticketing fees may apply for amendments to details within 45 days of departure, and in some cases you will be required to cover the cost of issuing a new ticket.
3. Internal flight includes 20kg checked luggage plus 7kg carry on.

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4.9 out of 5 based on 23 reviews submitted.
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Anh Dao · Traveled May 2024
I loved this Palawan Philippines tour I went on in May 2024, I had the best group and tour leader which made the experience so much fun and now I have made friends for life
Review submitted 13 May 2024

Debra · Traveled May 2024
Our trip to the Phillipines was wonderful. Beautiful scenery , great food along with friendly and polite locals. Small tour group of 12 amazing, fun people who we will continue to stay in contact with. Rey Ballesca, our tour guide was fantastic. Friendly, knowledgeable, great sense of humour, always looking out for us, making great recommendations of restaurants/cafes/extra places to visit and constantly going above and beyond. If you can cope with the heat and the crazy traffic, I would highly recommend this trip especially if Rey is your guide.
Review submitted 11 May 2024

Debra · Traveled May 2024
If you've ever wanted to visit the Philippines, book this trip. Everything is managed for you, the guide is fabulous, the accommodation is great, the food is delicious, the sights stunning and the activities so much fun! LOVE, LOVE, LOVED IT!!
Review submitted 11 May 2024

Paulina · Traveled April 2024
Amazing Trip, Amazing people… I had an unforgettable experience!
Review submitted 17 Jun 2024

Amarnath · Traveled February 2024
Very enjoyable trip that was very well planned and executed. Kudos to our tour leader Donna for making this so memorable!
Review submitted 28 Feb 2024
Philippines Palawan Island Getaway
CHF  1,825