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El Nido: Island Hopping Tour A Lagoons and Beaches

1. El Nido: Island Hopping Tour A Lagoons and Beaches

Spend a perfect day island-hopping in paradise. After pickup from your accommodation in downtown El Nido, you'll head to Carong-Carong beach for the necessary tour briefing and registration. By 9:00 AM, you'll be on your way to various destinations on Bacuit Bay.  Your day will include 4 stops in all: start with the Secret Lagoon, a secret world hidden in the jagged rock walls. Continue on to Shimizu Island, a gorgeous beach with crystal-clear waters. Then, head to Seven Commandos Beach, lined with coconut trees and pure white sand. Your last stop will be the Big Lagoon. If you've booked far enough in advance, you'll be guaranteed entrance to this Lagoon, one of three premium stops designated by the local government—entrance is restricted to just 700 people per day. By midday, make a stop to enjoy a lunch of barbecue pork, chicken, and seafood, as well as vegetable salad and fresh fruits. Head back to Carong-Carong by approximately 4:00 PM. 

From Puerto Princesa: Underground River Full-Day Trip

2. From Puerto Princesa: Underground River Full-Day Trip

Sail along the world's largest underground river at Puerto Princesa on a full-day tour. Learn about this incredible structure from your guide, look out for wildlife, and enjoy a restaurant meal.  Start your day with a convenient pick-up service from your downtown accommodation at 7:00 AM. From there, travel by land to the famous underground river.  Your guide will provide information about the area and Puerto Princesa City in general along the way, ensuring you get to learn as much as you can about this wonderful location. During the trip, a stop will be made at Buenavista, a delightful viewpoint where you can get a glimpse of Ulugan Bay. Arrive at Sabang Wharf at approximately 8:00 AM, and board a pump boat to the mouth of the cave. This place is home to Monitor Lizards, monkeys, snakes, and other forms of wildlife, some of which are exclusive to Palawan.  After a short walk, you'll ride a paddleboat to the underground river and marvel at this natural wonder. Once back at the wharf, lunch will be served at one of the restaurants in Sabang. Get to enjoy local cuisine and sample the taste Filipinos love.  An optional side trip to Ugong Rock Adventure Zipline and Spelunking is available after the Underground River Tour so that you can make the most of your day. Once back in the city, you'll be dropped off at your hotel. If you want a relaxing end to the day, select one of the massage options. Hotel drop-off after the massage can be provided with an extra charge, which can be booked as an add-on upon checkout.

Coron Super Ultimate Tour : Twin Lagoon and Skeleton wreck

3. Coron Super Ultimate Tour : Twin Lagoon and Skeleton wreck

Seas the day and enjoy the beach life in this day tour of Coron's beaches, where You'll get to explore three of Coron's most beautiful beaches in just one day! Start your day off with a boat ride to Malcapuya Island, Where you'll enjoy the panoramic views of coastal cliffs as you make your way. Experience Coron’s pristine beaches and clear waters on an island-hopping cruise, complete with buffet lunch, guide, and door-to-door round-trip transfers from town hotels. Climb to the crystal waters of Kayangan Lake, swim in Twin Lagoon, snorkel Skeleton Wreck, and explore Siete Pecados/ Reef Garden. Catch some rays on Corn Youth Club Beach and Sunset/ Atwayan Beach. The package includes kayaking, with snorkel gear available to rent.

Puerto Princesa: Underground River and Firefly Watching Tour

4. Puerto Princesa: Underground River and Firefly Watching Tour

Begin the day with hotel pickup from downtown Puerto Princesa or the airport and head to Sabang Wharf, arriving around 8:00 AM. Board a pump boat and cruise into the mouth of the cave, home to monitor lizards, monkeys, snakes, and other wildlife, some of which is exclusive to Palawan. Following a short walk, ride a paddle boat to the Underground River and marvel at this unique natural wonder. Grab an audioguide and sail through the narrow waters, past stone walls with hundreds of years of history. Keep an out for interesting shapes and colors in the caves and on the walls. Upon return to the wharf, lunch will be served. Savor a feast of local cuisine and then set off on the optional excursions, either a zip-lining adventure or a peaceful mangrove paddle boat tour. Return to your hotel for some downtime before heading back out for the evening portion of the tour. Drive to an offsite restaurant for your dinner before heading on to a river located some 30 kilometers from the city center. Aside from the fireflies and the stars, you'll also see the water light up by the bioluminescent plankton. Following the tour of the estuary, return to the wharf and then to your hotel.

Puerto Princesa: Jungle Firefly Watching Boat Tour & Dinner

5. Puerto Princesa: Jungle Firefly Watching Boat Tour & Dinner

Be at one with nature with this one-of-a-kind activity in Puerto Princesa. You will be collected from your accommodation at approximately 4:30 PM and will be driven to a restaurant where you can have your dinner. The food is mostly local cuisine and includes rice, fish, meat, soup, and fruits in season. Other dietary meals can also be requested upon booking. After the hearty dinner, you will be driven to a village 45 minutes from the city center. With fewer lights from the city, you will be able to fully enjoy the night illuminated by fireflies. Board a paddle boat and learn about these majestic creatures and their habitat. Enjoy the romantic atmosphere aboard the boat. Depending on weather and tide conditions, the tour may end anytime between 8 and 10 PM.

From Puerto Princesa: Day Trip to El Nido and Island Hopping

6. From Puerto Princesa: Day Trip to El Nido and Island Hopping

Discover the islands around El Nido on a full-day island hopping tour from Puerto Princesa. Explore the area's most picturesque sites, including the Secret and Big Lagoons, and replenish your energy with a sumptuous barbeque lunch. Choose the private option to have your own exclusive experience, allowing for more flexibility and customization.  Begin your tour bright and early with pickup from your hotel in downtown Puerto Princesa at around 4 AM and head straight toward El Nido. Rest during the approximately 5-hour journey, and make a short stop to stretch your legs and buy some food. Upon arrival in the resort town of El Nido, you'll be dropped off near the jump-off point. Have breakfast at one of the several restaurants before boarding your boat, if you like. To fully enjoy the activity, rental of gears and kayak are already included in the package. Set sail on your island hopping activity by 9 AM and make up to 5 stops in all. Depending on the assigned route, you will start with the Secret Lagoon, a secret world hidden in jagged rock walls. Continue on to Shimizu Island, a gorgeous beach with crystal-clear waters. Then, head to Seven Commandos Beach, lined with coconut trees and pure white sand, before making your last stop at the Big Lagoon. By midday, pause your island hopping to savor a lunch of barbecue pork, chicken, and seafood, as well as vegetable salad and fresh fruits. The island hopping activity ends at around 4 PM, at which point you'll be dropped off back at the wharf where you'll head back to your hotel in Puerto Princesa. Prior to going back to Puerto Princesa, you can enjoy dinner in El Nido. At 6 PM, get back on the road to your hotel, which you should reach by midnight.

Coron: Barracuda Lake, Skeleton Wreck, Twin Lagoon Boat Tour

7. Coron: Barracuda Lake, Skeleton Wreck, Twin Lagoon Boat Tour

With an early morning pickup, head out to the port and jump on the banca boat with your snorkel mask. You'll visit 5 popular destinations and the first is Skeleton Wreck, a popular snorkeling and diving site. It is a WWII-era Japanese ship which was sunk by the allied forces. The ship rests just 5 meters below the surface, so it's easy to enjoy this magnificent stop.  The next stop is Barracuda Lake where the water is a combination of saltwater and freshwater. Take a dip into its deep emerald water, cool on the top and warm like a hot spring on the bottom.  Enjoy a Philippines-style lunch buffet prepared by the boat crew at a popular sunbathing spot, Smith Beach. Snorkel at Reef Garden to see various marine animals and do not forget to take a snapshot of yourself with the beautiful view at Twin Lagoon. You will be back in Coron downtown around approximately 4:30 PM.

Puerto Princesa: Underground River, Zipline, Paddleboat Tour

8. Puerto Princesa: Underground River, Zipline, Paddleboat Tour

Start with pickup from your hotel in Puerto Princesa and travel for 90 minutes to Sabang. Upon arrival at the wharf, your tour guide will arrange the necessary paperwork to access the cave. Ride in a motorboat for approximately 20 minutes until you reach the cave entrance. Put on your hard hat and explore the cave with audio guide commentary. Learn about the cave's importance to the local ecosystem on a tour lasting approximately 45 minutes.  After the cave tour, head back to Sabang wharf where your lunch will be waiting for you. Visit one of the restaurants lining the beach and enjoy traditional Filipino dishes with vegetarian options available. After lunch, walk along Sabang beach to reach the Sabang X zipline. Be strapped in and enjoy a scenic low-speed zip line ride for 800 meters. Take in the beautiful views of the mountains and the coastline. At the end of the zipline, enjoy a paddleboat tour through the lush mangrove forest, before being returned to Puerto Princesa.

Coron: Off-Bay Islands, Lagoons and Lakes Hopping Tour

9. Coron: Off-Bay Islands, Lagoons and Lakes Hopping Tour

The day begins with early morning pickup from your hotel in Coron and heads to the nearby wharf. Pickup your water activity gear, for snorkeling later in the day, and set sail onto the turquoise blue waters of the bay. As you glide across the water, admire the breathtaking view of the islets and rock formations across the landscape between each stop of the tour. One of the most popular destinations of the tour is CYC Beach, favored by both locals and tourists. With white sand and clear shallow waters, the beach provides the perfect spot for a casual swim, or a snorkel to admire the sea life. Another of the tour’s destinations that is perfect for water activities is the stunning Atwayan beach, from which you can also enjoy a trip to the mesmerizing Quin Reef, Green Lagoon and Las Islas De Coral. Afterwards, head to the incredible Kayangan Lake and Twin Lagoon, to marvel at the emerald waters that glisten in the sunlight. Enjoy more free time to explore these secretive spots, take a dip in the refreshing waters, or take some photos for your holiday album. Once you’ve worked up an appetite from swimming and snorkeling, it's time for a lunch of local style BBQ and seafood amidst the stunning backdrop of the crystal clear waters.

El Nido: Hidden Beaches and Lagoons Boat Hopping Tour D

10. El Nido: Hidden Beaches and Lagoons Boat Hopping Tour D

Discover the heavenly natural sites and emerald waters around El Nido on a full-day tour of the region's secret spots. Visit hidden gems, including secret beaches and famous lagoons with space to enjoy water activities. On this 7-hour tour, you will visit Cadlao Island, Small Lagoon, Pasandigan Beach, Nat Nat Beach, Paradise Beach, Bucal Island.   Start your day with hotel pickup in downtown El Nido or Corong-Corong area. After a short safety briefing, the boat will head out into the crystal clear sea. The first stop is at Small Lagoon, where mysterious rocks and clear waters awaits you. Continue to Cadlao Island and swim the beautiful lagoon.   Visit Pasandigan, Nat Nat, and Paradise Beach, three hidden beaches on the island where shallow waters and calm waves allow even beginners to enjoy the sea. A BBQ lunch will be served at one of the stops, where you can enjoy the food with stunning natural scenery in the background. The tour ends at around 4:00 PM and you'll be dropped off on Corong-Corong Beach.

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4.3 / 5

based on 64 reviews

We are a family of five, with three young kids (ages 10, 8, and 4). We had a great time on this trip! Our guide, Eco, was knowledgeable about the biology and geology of the area, and he was great with our kids. The trip was well organized, with many stops for food and bathroom breaks. The activities kept our kids entertained and excited. The transportation van was clean, had seatbelts, and had air conditioning. The lunch buffet had plenty of food options of fish, chicken, beef, and vegetarian options. Thank you! We can’t wait to do another trip with Get Your Guide!

Excellent communication about pick-up etc before the activity, very nice and friendly guide and driver. The whole day is well planned out, you never have to worry about missing a boat or anything, just enjoy the surroundings and meeting people :) the river itself is a must do if in palawan and just an amazing experience. I recommend this tour, it's a no-brainer :)

I was busy all day with experiencing unforgettable moments! Underground river is a must (watch out monkeys). Firefly show was lot of fun followed by amazing dinner on a boat!

Kim and James were awesome! They made it so much fun. Very attentive and courteous.

We had a great time. The crew made us feel like friends.