Philippines Island Explorer 17 Day

Philippines Island Explorer 17 Day

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Philippines Island Explorer 17 Day

17 Days Starting in Manila, Philippines and ending in El Nido, Philippines

Visiting: Manila, Moalboal, Coron, El Nido, Port Barton, Puerto Princesa

Tour operator:

Intro Travel

Tour code:

PXMA

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

4 - 20

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

18-39

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans, Meat

Tour operated in:
English
Interests:

Beach Tours, Cultural

Activities:

Snorkeling

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Tour Overview

With its immaculate white shorelines, grand emerald cliffs, and vibrant cultural legacy, the Philippines beckons as a tropical sanctuary for sun lovers, cultural enthusiasts, and thrill-seekers alike. Embark on our Philippines Island Explorer 17 Day, where you'll be snorkeling in crystal waters, immersing yourself in local communities, plunging into cascading waterfalls, embarking on a multi-day adventure to unspoiled islands by boat, navigating underground rivers, and much more! Oh, and did we mention that you’ll be doing this with an experienced group leader and instant crew of new friends? Get ready for the trip of a lifetime exploring this island paradise.

+ Our tours are all 100% carbon neutral!

Highlights

  • Embark on a thrilling canyoneering adventure at Kawasan Falls.

  • Dive into an enchanting underwater spectacle at the renowned Sardine Run in Moalboal.

  • Discover awe-inspiring emerald cliffs, deserted islands, and remarkable snorkeling sites during a 3 day boat expedition.

  • See the highlights of the iconic El Nido aboard a traditional Jeepney.

  • Snorkel and swim in pristine waters, where you’ll discover starfish and vibrant marine life.

  • Cruise through the captivating underground river of Palawan for an unforgettable experience.

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Philippines Island Explorer 17 Day

Philippines Island Explorer 17 Day

Philippines Island Explorer 17 Day

Philippines Island Explorer 17 Day

Philippines Island Explorer 17 Day

Philippines Island Explorer 17 Day

Philippines Island Explorer 17 Day

Philippines Island Explorer 17 Day

Philippines Island Explorer 17 Day

Philippines Island Explorer 17 Day

Philippines Island Explorer 17 Day

Philippines Island Explorer 17 Day

Philippines Island Explorer 17 Day

Philippines Island Explorer 17 Day

Philippines Island Explorer 17 Day

Philippines Island Explorer 17 Day

Philippines Island Explorer 17 Day

Philippines Island Explorer 17 Day

Philippines Island Explorer 17 Day

Philippines Island Explorer 17 Day

Philippines Island Explorer 17 Day

Philippines Island Explorer 17 Day

Philippines Island Explorer 17 Day

Philippines Island Explorer 17 Day

Philippines Island Explorer 17 Day

Philippines Island Explorer 17 Day

Philippines Island Explorer 17 Day

Philippines Island Explorer 17 Day

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Day 1 : Arrive & Meet Your Group

Location: Manila, Manila

Accommodation: Hostel

Meals Included: No Meals

Kamusta and welcome to Manila! On arrival in the bustling capital we’ll meet you at the airport to take you to our hostel in the heart of Manila. You’ll have plenty of time to recover from the flight before meeting up with your new travel crew and getting excited for the adventures to come.

Day 2 : Travel To Moalboal & Waterfalls

Location: Moalboal, Moalboal

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we travel to the stunning island of Cebu via a short internal flight and ferry, stopping at some of the Islands best waterfalls along the way. Get ready to capture the best insta pics whilst feeling like you're in paradise!

Day 3 : Kawasan Falls

Location: Moalboal, Moalboal

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Today we'll be heading for an adrenaline-pumping canyoneering experience at Kawasan Waterfalls. This activity will have the brave of us not just looking, but LEAPING into the unbelievably blue pools of the falls below.

Day 4 : Snorkelling, Sardine Run & Beach Time

Location: Moalboal, Moalboal

Accommodation: Hotel, Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Breakfast

This morning we’ll venture out on a snorkelling trip to witness Moalboal’s famous Sardine Run. A natural phenomenon worthy of a David Attenborough documentary, you’ll get the chance to snorkel amongst literal millions of sardines in crystal waters, truly an experience like no other. We’ll also keep fingers crossed for sea turtles! Afterwards the afternoon is yours to explore more of Moalboal, or simply relax by the beach or pool.

Day 5 : Simala Church & Travel To Coron

Location: Coron, Coron

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

On the way to our second flight of the trip from Cebu City we’ll stop at Simala Church. This castle-like monastery is the perfect place for us to gain insight into the Spanish colonisation of the Philippines and learn how Catholicism became the dominant religion. After our flight to Busuanga Island we’ll check in to our accom.

Day 6 : Snorkelling In Coron

Location: Coron, Coron

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

It’s time to whip out the snorkel goggles and underwater camera as we go snorkelling in the Sulu Sea. Visiting some of Corons most iconic snorkel spots, we’ll be sure to spot some beautiful creatures! Tonight we'll experience Coron's vibrant nightlife.

Day 7 : Explore Coron & Hot Springs

Location: Coron, Coron

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Relax by the pool or wander Coron Town, the morning is in your hands! This afternoon lace up your sneakers and pack your camera as we venture on a short hike up Mount Tapyas to be rewarded with incredible views of the bay. We’ll then head to Maquinit Hot Springs for a spot of relaxation, taking in a glorious sunset as we soak in the naturally warm saltwater pools.

Day 8 : Coron To El Nido Boat Expedition

Location: El Nido, El Nido

Accommodation: Camp

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we set off on an unforgettable 3-day expedition from Coron to El Nido. This trip will take us far from the usual tourist hotspots, sailing away on a traditional Banca boat to discover deserted islands, leave footprints on soft white beaches, snorkel turquoise waters, interact with local tribes and stargaze on the beach. This trip will wake up your inner adventurer - with only a mattress, mosquito net and bucket shower our traditional Filipino huts are simple - but given the lack of crowds, loads of fresh food and postcard shots everywhere you turn, the trade-off is absolutely worth it!

Day 9 : Coron To El Nido Boat Expedition

Location: El Nido, El Nido

Accommodation: Camp

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Continuing our sail to El Nido we’ll swing by more uninhabited beaches and swim amongst fish in some of the world’s clearest waters. Without Wi-Fi we are completely off-the-grid, able to fully immerse ourselves in the otherworldly beauty of our surroundings and focus on our routine - swim, snorkel, sunbathe, repeat! Tonight we stay in a traditional beach camp to fall asleep to the sound of the ocean.

Day 10 : Arrive In El Nido

Location: El Nido, El Nido

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Today our island hopping expedition comes to an end as we arrive on the island of Palawan. After a few days of swimming and sailing today is ours to relax on the beach, sip cold drinks and discover El Nido. Tonight we’ll get to experience the island’s nightlife!

Day 11 : Massages & Canopy Walk

Location: El Nido, El Nido

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning we’ll ease your muscles with an included a Filipino massage, the ultimate way to chill after so much adventure. We’ll then head off to see the town from above on a walk through the lush jungle canopy. Tonight you’ll choose how you want to spend your evening. A sunset bar or perhaps a chilled dinner, the options are endless!

Day 12 : Jeepney Tour Of El Nido & Nacpan Beach

Location: El Nido, El Nido

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Our last full day will see us hopping in a Jeepney to tour El Nido. We'll visit a local organic farm and enjoy lunch on the beach with a traditional Filipino dance performed by the local children. Then we'll visit Nacpan Beach, one of the most beautiful spots on Palawan. Tonight we wrap things up our last dinner and drinks to toast the incredible adventures we’ve had together.

Day 13 : Travel To Port Barton

Location: Port Barton, Port Barton

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

After departing El Nido, our journey will continue south, taking us through the breathtaking Palawan island to reach the tranquil beach town of Port Barton, which serves as the entrance to even more remarkable tropical delights. This afternoon, you'll have time to unwind by the beach and enjoy a sunset drink before our tonight’s dinner.

Day 14 : Island Hopping & Snorkelling

Location: Port Barton, Port Barton

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today, we indulge in our last, enchanting experience of pristine waters, breathtaking tropical islands, and snorkeling. This incredible island boat trip promises to amaze, featuring palm-fringed beaches, vibrant coral reefs bustling with marine creatures, and astonishing sandbanks adorned with starfish—a truly unforgettable day to cherish!

Day 15 : Underground River

Location: Puerto Princesa, Puerto Princesa

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning we’ll make our way to Puerto Princesa, but along the way a remarkable highlight awaits us - Palawan's renowned Underground River. We’ll embark on a captivating boat cruise through the cave network, where you'll witness breathtaking underground stalactite and stalagmite formations, crafted by nature over millions of years.

Day 16 : Fly Back To Manila

Location: Manila, Manila

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today, we'll discover the charms of Palawan's capital, Puerto Princesa. We’ll then make our way back to Manila, preparing for a seamless departure from your unforgettable journey the next day. After an included brief flight back to the capital, we’ll check-in to our hotel for one last evening together.

Day 17 : Check Out & Onward Travel

Location: Manila, Manila

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Your amazing 17 day adventure comes to an end. You can either check out and make your way back home, stay on longer in Manila or continue your travels in the Philippines.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

  • Entrance Fees

  • Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

  • Fully Guided

  • Meals – Half Board

    16 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 2 Dinners

What's Not Included

  • Country Entry Visas

  • International Travel

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  • Company Instant Book

    Yes.

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Yes. A personal airport pick up from the airport in Manila is included.

  • What is the maximum group size?

    22

  • Are vaccinations required for this tour?

    There are no mandatory vaccinations for this tour. However, a Covid vaccine may be needed to travel freely enough to participate in the tour.

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes. We will provide a detailed accommodation list and guide.

  • What is the maximum age limit for this tour?

    Our trips are aimed at those aged 18 to 40’s. The majority of people that do our trips are aged 18 to 39, but we regularly have people in their 40's and occasionally 50’s travel with us who have an incredible time! As long as you have an appetite for adventure and are happy to share your experience with people of different ages and backgrounds, you’ll fit in perfectly on any trip.

  • Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    Private rooms can be provided subject to availability at certain locations. Please contact us for more info.

  • Do you require a visa for this holiday?

    Possibly, it will depend on your nationality. Please contact us or speak to your local embassy or consulate for more info if needed.

  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    Low to medium fitness level.

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    Yes. All activities are included, however you will have some free time to explore other places.

  • What happens if a group doesn’t make its minimum required number of passengers?

    We will contact you with reasonable notice and offer alternative groups or dates. Or potentially operate the tour if no other good option is available for you.

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes. You will have both a western group leader alongside local guides, who all speak English.

  • What is the tipping policy?

    No tipping is required, it's all included in the tour price.

  • What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

    Nice quality budget hotels and resorts. Approx. 3 stars.

  • Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes.

  • Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    No. However, we recommend packing relatively light as the Philippines is generally hot and we do move around a bit. We suggest anywhere from 10-20 kgs as a good amount.

  • Is free Wi-Fi available in the accommodation used?

    Yes.

  • Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    No. Any entry visa costs are to be paid yourself.

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    Yes. All activities, fees and experiences are included in the price.

  • Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

    Yes. Our groups have a mix of nationalities.

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    International Flights are not included. Domestic flights in the itinerary are included.

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    No. 18+ year olds only.

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    You will have a dedicated group leader with you throughout the entire tour.

  • What currencies are required for this tour?

    Philippine Peso

  • Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Yes. Just let us know at time of booking, and we will pre-book any pre or post nights accommodation at our properties. You can pay for these extras nights on arrival.

  • Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?

    We operate our own socially conscious initiative called Small Change that aims to protect the environment, promote cultural exchange, support local communities and protect animal welfare. We use money a portion of the money you pay for the tour to achieve or goals. We also plant 10 trees for every booking we receive.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    An emailed 'Before you Go' Info pack along with access to the INTRO Travel App, which contains all the destination and tour information you'll need.

  • What is the maximum age limit on Intro Travel tours?

    Our trips are aimed at those aged 18 to 40’s. The majority of people that do our trips are aged 18 to 39, but we regularly have people in their 40's and occasionally 50’s travel with us who have an incredible time! As long as you have an appetite for adventure and are happy to share your experience with people of different ages and backgrounds, you’ll fit in perfectly on any trip.

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    A variety of like-minded travellers from all over the world aged 18 - 40's

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes. We pride ourselves on our high standard of accommodation.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    At INTRO we want all group members to feel safe and comfortable whilst travelling with us. As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the use of facial coverings, hand sanitisers, enhanced cleaning and disinfecting processes, as well as social distancing measures will be practised where appropriate or deemed necessary on our tours.

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    We offer free date changes up to 30 days before your start date. Within 30 days there may be some small fees incurred.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 2005

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Yes. Some tours we offer a private room option upon request.

Reviews from travellers on this tour

EMILY  

The Philippines trip with Intro Travel was an amazing experience

The Philippines trip with Intro Travel was an amaz

The Philippines trip with Intro Travel was an amazing experience. Would definitely recommend it to anyone solo travelling or travelling with a friend/partner. You get to see so many amazing islands on this tour and encounter many sealife, including turtles and sardines! Kyle and Julia were our leaders and they made the whole trip! Everything was organised so we didn't have to worry about a thing. Thanks guys!

HARRIET  

Had an amazing 12 nights in the Philippines with Intro travel

Had an amazing 12 nights in the Philippines with I

Had an amazing 12 nights in the Philippines with Intro travel. Exceeded my expectations from day one. From Canyoneering in the beautiful fresh waterfalls to taking it back to basics with a three day island hoping boat trip to some spectacular sandy beaches ❤️Massive shout out to an incredible tour leader DJ Sherry 🥰 For having the best energy and being super organised throughout the trip👍She is Incredibly passionateh about her home country 🇵🇭 And I can't thank her enough for encouraging me to be more confident in swimming in deeper waters 💦

BRITNEY  

Absolutely exceeded my expectations!

Just finished my Philippines intro travel tour and

Just finished my Philippines intro travel tour and it absolutely exceeded my expectations. The trip was amazing. Our group leader Sherry was such a fun personality and really went above and beyond to make sure everyone had the best time. I wouldn’t change a thing about the tour and would absolutely recommend this to anymore who seeks adventure. Our 3 day boat expedition to El nido was probably my favourite part of the tour. The boat staff on the expedition, Richard and his crew really provided an spectacular experience. Every single meal they provided really blew me out the water. Probably best food I’ve ever had. Big thanks to them all.

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    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of intro travel charges.

    Up to 30 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 21 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 14 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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