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10 Day Philippines Tour Package

Manila to the Island of Palawan

Epic 10-day trip to the most amazing area of the Philippines. Starting in Manila, this guided tour includes exploring an underground river, taking a small boat to camp on a remote beach, kayaking and snorkelling reefs, cultural experiences, island hopping, and a ...

Get ready to join us in exploring an area that is widely considered as the hottest destination on the adventure travel scene! Like us, are you tired of seeing the same photos from Bali and Thailand? Experience the Phiippines with One Life Adventures - we have it all covered. From your airport transfers, accommodation, awesome activities, all your transport, and some meals, we will take care of everything. Just come along for the ride! Domestic flights, buses, vans, and tuk-tuks (though in the Philippines they are called 'tricycles') are all included. Our awesome guides will make sure you have the best time and won't have to worry about a thing.

Want to experience more of this amazing country after your One Life Adventures? Add on one of our packs at the end of your tour! Party in Boracay, swim with whale sharks in Cebu, learn to dive, and more. Add on more than 1 if you like!

Booking Conditions

Age Restriction: 18

Fitness Requirement: Normal fitness

What's included

  • Legendary One Life group leader
  • Airport pick-up (day 1 only)
  • All transportation and transfers including domestic flight, buses, vans, taxis, boats, and tuk-tuk
  • 20kg of luggage allowance for the domestic flight
  • All accommodation. From boutique hostels, hip hotels, and beach camps
  • Welcome dinner in Manila
  • Guest list entry into the biggest clubs in Manila
  • Visit to the world famous UNESCO Underground River of Puerto Princesa
  • Visit to Iwahig Prison – a bizarre prison without walls
  • Private tropical island beach camp experience including food
  • Snorkelling over coral reefs and with turtles
  • Visit to the starfish fields
  • Rainforest waterfall visit
  • Beach picnics
  • Canopy walk to the top of the cliffs overlooking El Nido for the best view in town
  • Traditional Filipino massage
  • Whole cultural day including cooking lesson, weaving, fishing, coconut tree climbing and more!
  • Meeting the kids at a remote island school
  • Island hopping on one of the best boats in El Nido
  • Ziplining between 2 tropical islands (optional – local payment of P500)
  • Transportation back to either El Nido airport or Puerto Princesa airport
  • Good times and memories to last a life time!

What To Bring

  • Passport and separate photocopy of the ID page of your passport
  • Flight tickets
  • Printed copy of your travel insurance details
  • Your One Life Adventures confirmation vouchers/tickets
  • Entry visa (if required)
  • Enough clean clothes to last the trip – Pack for warm weather and pack light.
  • A light rain jacket or emergency rain poncho
  • Comfortable shoes and sandals - They will probably get dirty so don’t bring anything fancy!
  • Sun hat or cap
  • Phone & charger
  • International plug adapter – The voltage in the Philippines is 220-240 volts
  • Swimwear and towel
  • Credit cards and money – Please do not bring travelers
  • Small padlock
  • Earplugs
  • Camera and spare battery
  • Mp3 player or books for the longer bus journeys
  • A money belt
  • Basic medical supplies such as aspirin, ibuprofen, motion sickness tablets, Imodium
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • A sense of adventure!

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Itinerary

Day 1 : Welcome to Manila
Arrive at any time in Manila and we will meet you at the airport. Settle in to our accommodation and then join us on the roof terrace to meet the group, and have some Filipino BBQ eaten out of a banana leaf overlooking the Manila skyline.  After that, guests will get the option to checkout some famous Manila nightlife spots, with guest-list entry into clubs and good times at our favourite bars. Please note that airport pickups are only available for arrivals on day 1. Accommodation: 4-bed dorms in boutique hostel in down-town Manila
Meals :Dinner

Day 2 : Manila to Palawan – Iwahig Prison and street food
Fly to Palawan in the morning. Check in to our boutique hotel and relax by the pool for a while. After lunch, we visit the Iwahig Prison where the inmates govern themselves and learn new skills such as farming and dancing. In the evening, we sample some weird and wonderful Filipino street food by the water. Once we have eaten, we go to some local nightlife spots! Accommodation: Twin/double rooms in artistic boutique hotel
Meals :Breakfast

Day 3 : Underground River and Port Barton
After a delicious breakfast, we head to the UNESCO heritage Underground River. We jump into a small boat, and are taken around this amazing place by an experienced local guide. In the afternoon, we drive along dirt roads to the beautiful village of Port Barton. Port Barton is so remote it doesn't even have electricity for half the day! We spend the night in a beach bungalow listening to the sounds of the ocean. Accommodation: Twin/double rooms in Filipino style beach-front bungalows
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 : Islander Experience – Snorkeling, fishing, and meeting the locals
Today we get to experience the local island way of life, with our Islander Experience. After breakfast, we join our local guides on their boat for a day of exploring islands and experiencing the islander way of life. We will snorkel reefs with turtles and really get to know this incredible area. In the evening, our guides will cook us an absolute feat whilst we set up the BBQ and party the night away in the stars. Accommodation for the night is in tents right on the beach. Accommodation: Local style tents on the sand – absolute beach-front
Meals :Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 : Port Barton Island Life
Experience more paradise island life! Today we explore more of the area with our guide. We will also get the chance to visit a local school to interact with the kids and make donations of supplies (not a guaranteed visit) After a couple of days of sun and sand, you will need a shower. Our guides will lead us to a small, refreshing jungle waterfall for you to get clean. In the late afternoon we will head back to Port Barton for one more night. Accommodation: Twin/double rooms in Filipino style beach-front bungalows
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6 : Bound for El Nido
This morning is time to say goodbye to this incredible place. Today we are travelling to El Nido in the north of the island by minivan. Relax and enjoy the scenery as we journey to the north of Palawan. We check in to our boutique hostel and relax for the afternoon before heading to our favourite reggae beach bar for dinner and good times. Accommodation: 4-bed dorms in top-rated boutique hostel
Meals :Dinner

Day 7 : Around El Nido – Full day cultural experience & zipline
Today we have our cultural experience in the surrounding area of El Nido in small villages. This will be with local people showing you their traditional ways of living; a great way to experience a slice of local life. Take a guided walk to learn about the plants and animals, go fishing in the bay, learn how they make coconut oil, try weaving with palm leaves, discover the secret to making the famous Filipino food 'Adobo' and then finish with a Halo-Halo (Filipino iced dessert). We then head to the amazing Las Cabanas beach where you get the option to experience flying on a 750m long zipline over the ocean between 2 tropical islands (own cost of PH500). Accommodation: 4-bed dorms in top-rated boutique hostel
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 : Island hopping
We have an early start to board the custom-built, exclusive boat to take us around all the tiny islands in the bay. You will explore the most spectacular islands and the bluest waters you have ever seen. Here you will see Big and Small Lagoon, Secret Lagoon, Cadlao Island, and other areas. Snorkel and kayak with your new friends, and feast on the freshly prepared food on board. We will have our drinks included, and music to match the scenery. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Accommodation: 4-bed dorms in top-rated boutique hostel
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9 : Nido viewpoint hike, massage & farewell dinner
Today we make our way through the small streets of the town to where we start our hike. We climb to the top of the limestone cliffs surrounding the town for an unbelievable view of the town, bay, and islands. Definitely the best views on the island! Spend the rest of your day exploring and getting to know the area and meeting the locals. Today we include a traditional Filipino massage to ease those aching muscles. In the evening we meet for dinner by the water. This is also the day we help with any advice on further travel around the Philippines. In the evening we have one farewell dinner with everyone at our favourite place and say our goodbyes! Accommodation: 4-bed dorms in top-rated boutique hostel
Meals :Breakfast

Day 10 : Stay on longer, or head to Puerto Princesa
Take a bus back to Puerto Princesa airport (included), or stay on in El Nido. We help organise other activities such as diving courses, our Whale sharks and Waterfalls pack, and our Boracay Party Pack! You can fly from El Nido airport to Manila, Boracay, or Cebu with an airline called Air Swift. This will save you having to do the 6 hour bus ride back to Puerto Princesa!
Meals :Breakfast

Pickups

Starts: Manila (day 1)

Finishes: Puerto Princesa (day 10) - Can finish in El Nido if the customer would like to fly from there instead 

 

 

Available Extras

- International flights not inluded 

- If you arrive earlier than the start date, your airport pickup is not included 

- Cost for the zipline is PHP500 

- The following meals are included, the rest you have to budget for:

8 x breakfasts

3 x lunches

3 x dinners

 

Arrival Information: Flight number, arrival date, and arrival time

 

After Your Philippines Tour: Optional add-ons in Cebu and Boracay. There are also diving options in El Nido to do after your tour

 

Travel Insurance : Required. Proof must be provided on day 1 of the tour

 

Visas: 30 day visa on arrival, however proof of outbound flight is required

 

PHP500 payable if they wish to do the zipline 

No Credit Card or Booking Fees!!

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Recent Independent Reviews

  • On Tourradar July 1, 2019

    This tour was a really excellent experience all round. There wasn't really anything they could have done to improve it (and I'm sure if I'd thought of something they'd had done their upmost to do it). The itinerary was all as described and none of the activities disappointed. We were kept busy all the time but with enough down time to keep us going. The transport around Palawan was really great with plenty of space and good Aircon. Everything was always really punctual although timing were flexible to our group. The accomodation was great as it was really varied but always to a high standard. Canvas was a luxury hostel, as described and the staff in Spin Hostel were amazing. The night camping on the beach was a once in a life time experience. Food was also varied and always to a high standard. The included meals were all lovely and Simen always made sure he found us somewhere tasty with a great atmosphere to eat for our other meals. Throughout the trip Simen went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and happy and having the best Experience possible. He was incredibly well organised so everything ran smoothly making the whole thing really relaxing for us. As a solo traveler I was really happy I made the choice to travel with One Life as I definitely couldn't have had such an amazing time without Simen and the group.

    On Tourradar June 26, 2019

    Kate was an awesome tour guide and was knowledgeable on necessities in the area and where to go and where to avoid. She also made sure everything was on time and we were brought to good restaurants and bars in the area. The itinerary was awesome and definitely could not have planned myself. Overall awesome trip!

    On Tourradar June 26, 2019

    The tour was amazing! Meals were yummy and attended all my dietary requirements (vegetarian, gluten & lactose intolerance). Accomodation and tours were great, the landscape was insane, the group was the best and our guide was absolutely helpful and awesome! Couldn’t ask for better holidays!!! Thanks One Life for such an unforgettable experience.

     

    On Tourradar June 26, 2019

    One life adventures Philippines tour provided an exceptional experience for their 10 day tour and I wish it never ended! We got to meet friendly locals in every town we visited and learned so much more about the Philippines and their culture. I really enjoyed our daily activities, such as, visiting Iwahig prison, island hopping in Port Barton and being lucky enough to even camp on one of the private islands. Kate is such a friendly and vibrant tour guide and is very helpful in providing any information we may need. She was really lovely to us and gave us all the insight on the best places to eat and things to do in the towns we visited. I really enjoyed this tour overall and I will highly recommend One Life Adventures to anyone who would like to experience a once in a lifetime tour in South East Asia

    On Tourradar June 24, 2019

    The tour was amazing, the activities were great. Our tour guide Brooke was excellent at helping out the group and the knowledge she has about the area, I would 100% recommend the tour.