Philippines Island Hopper 2021

Start: Manila Finish: Siargao Island

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


Duration: 1 Nights

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Vegans

Tour Operator: TruTravels

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

Tour operated in: English


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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Location: Coron Island

Accommodation: TruTravels Cebu Hotel

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.

ACTIVITY:

icon Day 10: Coron Town/Cebu City

Location: Coron Town

Accommodation: Red Planet Cebu

Meals: BREAKFAST

Board a flight to Cebu, for the second half of your trip. Settle in for our first night in the east islands of the Philippines. Relax in the hotel, then in the evening, enjoy dinner and a few drinks in town.

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

icon Day 11: Moalboal & Simala Church

Location: Cebu City

Accommodation: Love's Beach & Dive Resort Moalboal

Today 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

Accommodation: Love's Beach & Dive Resort 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

Accommodation: Love's Beach & Dive Resort 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/Siquijor

Location: Moalboal

Accommodation: Gana Resort Siargao

Meals: BREAKFAST

Today we travel to the beautiful island of Siquijor and arrive early afternoon where we will check into our accommodation. You will have the rest of the afternoon to chill by the pool or on the beach.

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

TRANSPORT: Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.

icon Day 15: Siquijor Island

Location: Siquijor

Accommodation: Gana Resort Siargao

Meals: BREAKFAST

It’s time to explore the island’s highlights and hidden gems. Siquijor is well known for being home to faith healers; we visit these local legends to see what they get up to. In the afternoon, we’ll have time to check out epic mountain views and waterfalls before finishing off at the beach.

ACTIVITY:

icon Day 16: Siquijor/Siargao Island

Location: Siquijor

Accommodation: Gana Resort Siargao

Meals: BREAKFAST

Jump aboard a ferry from Siquijor back to the mainland, where we head to the airport and catch a flight to Siargao Island. It’s well known for its beautiful beaches and also dubbed as “The Surfing Capital of the Philippines”. We will arrive early evening and check into the resort which will be our home for the final three nights. Enjoy a group dinner, then have the option to chill for the evening or check out the town’s lively nightlife.

TRANSPORT: Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.

TRANSPORT: Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

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

icon Day 17: Surf Lesson and Beach Day

Location: Siargao Island

Today you get the opportunity to try the sport that made Siargao famous – surfing! We set you up with a knowledgeable instructor and get you on some waves that are perfect for beginners. Afterwards, we have a chilled beach day and enjoy the resort facilities. Again, the night is yours for however you prefer it, nice and relaxed, or head out for a night on the town.

ACTIVITY:

icon Day 18: Island Boat Trip

Location: Siargao Island

Meals: LUNCH

Today we visit three different beautiful islands just off the coast of Siargao Island. You will spend the day snorkelling in the crystal clear waters, chilling on white sand beaches and generally having fun in the sun. As it is our last night, we will arrange a farewell dinner with the group.

ACTIVITY:

icon Day 19: Chilled Checkout

Location: Siargao Island

Check out day! The fun doesn’t have to stop here if you’re traveling on; our expert Group Leaders are on hand to help you book everything you need to get to where you’re heading; whether that be on to some more islands in the Philippines or back to the airport to catch a flight to somewhere different, we’ve got you covered!

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

What's Included

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    Meals

    12 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

12 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners

Your Peace of Mind Options

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    Low Deposit

    TruTravels requires a deposit of 0% to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 0 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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