Philippines Palawan Island Getaway

8 Days | Getaway to the beachside paradise of Palawan.

4.8 out of 5 based on 19 reviews submitted.
USD $2,350
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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
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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 – day trip 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 - Batak Tribe trek
  • 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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4.8 out of 5 based on 19 reviews submitted.
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Anderson · Traveled February 2024
If your thinking about going to Philippines do it don’t think twice.
Review submitted 25 Feb 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

heather · Traveled February 2024
This was a wonderful trip, our guide Eliza was excellent! There was a great mix of activities with local guides. No issues or dramas at all Lifetime memories shared with a wonderful group. Highly recommend!!
Review submitted 12 Feb 2024

Steven · Traveled February 2024
This trip is a great way to see and experience the beauty of Palawan Island. Our tour leader, Elisa, was fantastic - knowledgeable, well-organized, fun, and she allowed all of the travelers to enjoy a stress free trip.
Review submitted 12 Feb 2024

Sarah · Traveled January 2024
Recommend this tour to anyone with an interest in visiting Philippines. Palawan is a corner of paradise. The tour is suitable for all ages and a perfect mix of organised activities and downtime to self explore / relax. Couldn’t recommend our guide Donna enough.
Review submitted 27 Jan 2024
Philippines Palawan Island Getaway
USD $2,350