Philippines Island Hopper 2021

Start: Manila Finish: Siargao Island

Visiting: Manila, Port Barton, El Nido, Coron Island, Coron Town, Cebu City, Moalboal, Siargao Island


Duration: 16 Nights

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Vegans

Tour code: 25507

Tour operator: TruTravels

Age range: Minimum age of 18 years for this trip.

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: $2471

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Tour Overview

The ultimate combination of all the best hotspots. This truly is the best way to see it all on a budget and all in 19 days! Combining both the East and the West tours, you will be sure to have an action packed adventure. Snorkel in crystal clear waters with millions of sardines, cliff jump, visit faith healers, enjoy dozens of silky sunsets, check out beautiful waterfalls, zipline, party, stay in beach huts, you name it! This trip is the perfect way to indulge yourself into island life.

Places You'll See

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Itinerary

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icon Day 1: Airport Pick Up

Location: Manila

Begin with an airport pick up, and arrive at our hotel in the lively district of Makati, where you’ll meet your guide and the rest of your group. We give everyone time to arrive and relax a bit before we all meet up for a welcome dinner and drinks to get to know each other!

TRANSPORT:

icon Day 2: Travel to Palawan & Local Lunch With Family

Location: Manila

Meals: LUNCH

The following morning we catch a flight to Puerto Princesa – the gateway to Palawan. From here, we get private minivans directly to a beautiful, quiet fishing village named Port Barton. On the way, we stop to have lunch with a local family; getting a feel for the local cuisine and way of life.

TRANSPORT: Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.

TRANSPORT: Climb aboard, take your seat, and enjoy the ride.

ACTIVITY:

icon Day 3: Port Barton Island Hopping

Location: Port Barton

Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH

Today we hop on a boat to explore the beautiful islands around Port Barton. We head out to several snorkel spots to look for turtles, view the reef and see some amazing beaches. Stop at a small fishing village for a local style lunch (included) and then afterwards head to a waterfall. In the evening we check out some of the best bars in town.

ACTIVITY:

icon Day 4: Travel to El Nido & Waterfalls

Location: Port Barton

Meals: BREAKFAST

It’s time to pack your stuff and get in private vans bound for one of the most popular destinations in the Philippines – El Nido! We stop at a waterfall on the way for a cheeky swim and chill out. After getting settled into our El Nido accommodation, we head out for dinner and explore the nightlife.

TRANSPORT: Climb aboard, take your seat, and enjoy the ride.

ACTIVITY:

icon Day 5: El Nido Island Hopping

Location: El Nido

Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH

Today we experience the world-class island hopping that made El Nido famous. We visit some of the best locations the region has to offer and enjoy a delicious local-style lunch. We arrive back at the hotel by sunset; there’s some time to chill out before we meet again later for dinner.

ACTIVITY:

icon Day 6: Nacpan Beach & Zipline

Location: El Nido

Meals: BREAKFAST

Time to explore El Nido by land. We start our day zip-lining across the ocean to another island on the Las Cabanas beach zipline. After zip-lining we head to Nacpan beach, also known as El Nido’s ‘twin beaches’ to chill out and enjoy some quality beach time. We enjoy the incredible sunset at the beach and then head back into town.

ACTIVITY:

icon Day 7: Boat to Coron & Begin Castaway Experience

Location: El Nido

Meals: DINNER

This morning we get an early start, and catch the fast boat to Coron Island. After a break for lunch, we embark on our 3 day/2 night Red Carabao Coron Castaway Expedition! We stay at Camp Carabao – a private beach with basic beach-style bungalow accommodation. Get a feel for the local Tagbanua way of life by meeting some of the locals, and participating in some cultural activities, such as spearfishing, coffee brewing, mat weaving, and an indigenous Filipino cooking class.

ACTIVITY:

icon Day 8: Culion Town & Snorkeling

Location: Coron Island

Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER

Head out for an exciting day of island hopping and local history. We enjoy a walking historical tour of Culion town, formerly the worlds largest leper colony, and spend the rest of the day island hopping and snorkelling at shipwrecks. We return to Camp Carabao in the evening where we enjoy a local Filipino dinner after an optional beach clean-up.

ACTIVITY:

icon Day 9: Lagoon & Lake Visit + Arrive to Coron

Location: Coron Island

Meals: BREAKFAST

It’s time to make our way back to Coron Island. We visit the lake and lagoon that made Coron famous in the morning and enjoy an optional hike up to the viewpoint for sunset before having our farewell dinner in Coron town. Cap off the final night out with the rest of the group over a few drinks in town.

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icon Day 10: Coron Town/Cebu City

Location: Coron Town

TBD DAY

icon Day 11: Moalboal & Simala Church

Location: Cebu City

Day 2 we're heading for the gorgeous seaside town of Moalboal, (pronounced mole-bowl if you were wondering). We'll visit the stunning Simala Church, this place will undoubtedly end up on your Instagram. It's pretty much one of the most spectacular buildings you'll ever see. It's also a long-standing myth that miracles happen here, so if you're looking for next week's lottery numbers, then you're in the right place. After a walking tour and short history lesson, we continue into Moalboal where the afternoon is ours! Grab an iced coffee, treat your tense self to a traditional Filipino massage or just check out the local town. There are real hidden gems in Moalboal, and our Travel Ninjas know them all!

ACTIVITY:

icon Day 12: Sardine Run, Snorkelling & Turtles

Location: Moalboal

Meals: BREAKFAST

Rise and shine! We kick off day 3 by hitting the sea. ARGGH MATEY. That's our best pirate impression btw, but don't worry the waterways are full of friendly local fishermen and the odd tourist. Grab your snorkelling gear as we head to one of The Philippines' best snorkelling spots, a rainbow of coloured corals and marine life. Swim amongst the Nemos and Dorys of the ocean and glide alongside some of the island's local turtles. There really is something magical about seeing our hard-shelled green amigos thriving in their natural habitat. *Secretly cries happy tears*. Later in the day, you'll experience something a bit special - The Sardine Run. Hundreds of thousands of sardines swimming simultaneously in a giant school, a spectacle you'd only ever see in a documentary by the legend David Attenborough himself. In the evening, we head out to explore the local nightlife. Practise showing off what you saw in the day through the movement of dance. You know, the classics - BIG FISH, LITTLE FISH, CARDBOARD BOX!

ACTIVITY:

icon Day 13: Kawasan Waterfalls

Location: Moalboal

Meals: BREAKFAST, DINNER

An early start you'll have no trouble with as we're off to Kawasan Falls. If you haven't felt like the ultimate, cut off from the world, backpacker island babe you are yet then today is THE day. Kawasan Waterfall is on the bucket list of every seasoned traveller. It's iconic. Whether you're an adrenaline junkie who's pure thrill for frills runs through your very veins, parkour 24/7 or if you're on a chilled out, laid back, I'm not jumping off anything sort of vibe. It's cool, we've got you. We can't promise you that you won't be nicknamed Chicken for the rest of the trip, but whatever. Like we said It's cool. Float downstream and get involved in some rock-hopping canyoneering before reaching the falls themselves. Get the go pro ready for this one... Finish the day with a lazy evening to recharge those batteries before moving on to our next destination, Siargao Island - voted the best island in the world in 2019 and Asia's surfing capital!

ACTIVITY:

icon Day 14: Moalboal/Siargao Island

Location: Moalboal

Meals: BREAKFAST

Ladies and gentlemen this is your captain speaking, we will shortly be arriving in Siargao! Wahoooo! Today we head back to Cebu airport before catching a short one-hour flight to the island of Siargao. Siargao has some of the world's most beautiful beaches and is known as "The Surfing Capital of Asia". Rumour has it everywhere you walk, people's hands are in the permanent position of a Shaka (the finger and thumb hand signal shake of a surfer), and every sentence starts with DUDE and/or BRO. We arrive early evening and check into our resort which will be home for our final three nights! We enjoy a group dinner together then see where the night takes us. If flying exhausts you more than a 60-minute spin class at the gym, take the evening to chill in our resort, grab a massage and get some shut-eye. However, if you're itching to unpack those Havaianas and dance the night away, LET'S GO! Our Travel Ninjas are with you every step of the way as we head OUT OUT to Siargao's well known lively nightlife. BRO.

TRANSPORT: Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.

icon Day 15: Surf Lesson and Beach Day

Location: Siargao Island

LET'S SURF! We've got the best in the biz here to give you your very own private surf lesson. Our instructors live, breathe and practically invented surfing and will give you all the support you need to have you riding those waves in no time. Whether you've never surfed before or you're practically the next Kelly Slater, you'll enjoy every minute of this day. And what better place to learn than here in Siargao! We spend the afternoon on the beach with your TruFam, catching some rays, guzzling local beer and burying the worst surfer in a 7ft hole in the ground. After a wild day, the evening is ours for the taking. Whether you fancy relaxing in the resort or heading out for another loose one, we'll go with the flow.

ACTIVITY:

icon Day 16: Island Boat Trip

Location: Siargao Island

Meals: LUNCH

It's our last full day together as travel amigos, comrades, BFFs some may say, or TruFam to us. So let's round off our trip together with arguably the best spot in all of the Philippines. We island-hop, visiting three different islands just off the coast of Siargao. Every beach is more beautiful than the last. Paradise! We snorkel in the crystal clear waters, layout on the white sand beaches and spend the day dreaming of buying our own private island. After squeezing in every last minute of crucial tanning time, we head back before dressing to the nines for a farewell dinner. It's our last night together, pop the champagne, order the dessert, do a shot off the waiters' body if you fancy it. Whatever helps the heartbreak of leaving, we support it. What a week!

ACTIVITY:

icon Day 17: Chilled Checkout

Location: Siargao Island

Departure day and we're not ready to say goodbye. You've become a part of our TruFam which means you'll forever be a part of us. That's how family works, right? How will we go on without you? We can't...so let's just say its not Au revoir, it's more Arnie with the "I'll be back". If you're travelling on further or heading home, our TruNinjas are on hand to help you on your way. Shaka's up, let's hug it out, you bloody legends. And finally… Hasta La Vista Baby.

ACTIVITY: Your trusty travel ninja is on hand to assist you.

What's Included

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    Meals

    9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners

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    Visit waterfalls

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    Visit waterfalls, beaches, and local villages, Lunch with the locals, Island hopping in Port Barton, Coron and Siargao, Snorkelling with turtles, Ziplining over the ocean, Visit crystal clear lagoons in El Nido, 3 day/2 night Red Carabao Coron Castaway Trip, Experience local life of the Tagbanua people, Snorkel at a shipwreck, Beach day, Sardine run in Moalboal, Moalboal boat trip, Siquijor Island, Visit the faith healers, Mountain view point, Surf lesson

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    beaches

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    Snorkel at a shipwreck

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    Lunch with the locals

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    Coron and Siargao

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    Surf lesson

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    3 day/2 night Red Carabao Coron Castaway Trip

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    Island hopping in Port Barton

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    Visit the faith healers

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    Mountain view point

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    Visit crystal clear lagoons in El Nido

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    and local villages

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    Moalboal boat trip

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    Snorkelling with turtles

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    Beach day

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    Sardine run in Moalboal

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    Ziplining over the ocean

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    Siquijor Island

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    Experience local life of the Tagbanua people

Meals Included

9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners

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