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  • Discover the beauty of the Philippines and its Palawan archipelago on this trip from Manila to Puerto Princesa.
  • Have an unforgettable journey as you embark on a traditional boat trip in the bay of El Nido and visit the Puerto Princesa Underground River.
  • You will stay in 3*/4* accommodation along the way and can choose from a 9, 11 or 14-night trip - What are you waiting for?

Your Destinations

Take a journey to the Palawan Archipelago, considered "the last natural frontier of the Philippines". Departing from Manila, fly to Palawan, this long island is surrounded by a myriad of islets and sandbars (around 1700). Sparsely populated, it is home to the lush wilderness with unique biodiversity. Its beaches, lagoons and tropical forest are still incredibly well preserved. Its relaxed atmosphere surrounds you with an intense feeling of escaping everyday life, from arriving into the country, you will be amazed by the karst formations, emerald waters, the underground rivers and labyrinths of limestone. Open your eyes wide, you will only see this once in your life!

Your Itinerary In Brief

9-night tour: 1 night in Manila + 3 nights in Puerto Princesa + 5 nights in El Nido
11 night tour: 1 night in Manila + 3 nights in Puerto Princesa + 7 nights in El Nido
14-night tour: 1 night in Manila + 3 nights in Puerto Princesa + 10 nights in El Nido

Your Itinerary

Day 1 : Welcome to Manila
Arrival to Manila. Private transfer to the hotel. Explore St. Augustine's Church, the oldest stone church in Manila, founded in the 17th century by the Augustinians, Casa Manila, a 19th century bourgeois residence, restored after the destruction of the Second World War and the Silahis Center, which exhibits art and crafts from the various islands of the Philippine archipelago.  Accommodation and overnight at Diamond Hotel 5 * in a Deluxe room.
Day 2: Departure for Puerto Princesa (Breakfast)
Breakfast at the hotel and pick up in the lobby to take the flight from Manila to Puerto Princesa. Arrival in Puerto Princesa, meeting and welcome by the resort representative. Private transfer from the airport to Sheridan Boutique Hotel, Puerto Princesa, Palawan. Check-in at the hotel. Accommodation at the Sheridan Boutique Hotel, in Puerto Princesa. in a superior room.

Day 3: Boat trip in Honda Bay (Breakfast & Lunch)
Breakfast at the resort. Pick up time at the resort lobby. Head to Bahia Honda for a fantastic tour with lunch and with other guests, on the east side of the island of Palawan, and we make stops on smaller islands known for their white sand beaches and their possibilities as a diving environment. You can swim and snorkel along the reef, which can be seen near the surface of the water, as well as up to 24 meters deep. Admire corals and tropical fish, and watch the starfish on Starfish Island.

The island of Luli receives its name from the phrase "Lulubog-Lilitaw". It means sinking and rising, since the island disappears at high tide. Cowrie Island is home to thatched-roof cabins overlooking the water, providing a resort-style atmosphere. After the tour, return to the hotel. Overnight accommodation at Sheridan Boutique, in a Superior Room.
Day 4: Exploring the underground river of Puerto Princesa (Breakfast & Lunch)
Breakfast early at the resort. At 7am, hotel lobby pick-up to take the tour. Begin the underground river tour with lunch, shared with other guests. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the “New 7 Wonders of Nature” — visit and experience the longest subterranean river in the world and be amazed by spectacular limestone formation and other minerals embedded in this national park. The Underground River is situated at 2 hours from Puerto Princesa, on the West coast of Palawan in Sabang. This whole day tour takes you on a journey from Puerto Princesa to Sabang.

This most popular tour in Puerto Princesa, the Underground River is a protected area of the Philippines located about 80 kilometers (50 mi) north of the city center of Puerto Princesa, Palawan and is the longest navigable underground river in the world and is now one of the "new seven wonders of nature" The tour highlights monitor lizards and monkeys through a short path in the forest; century old mangrove and the stalagmites and stalactites formation at the St. Paul Subterranean River.After the amazing tour at Underground River, feel refresh and experience the ambiance of Gusto Grill & Resto and enjoy the buffet lunch serve. They Serve Filipino dishes and different grilled fish fresh from the sea of Puerto Princesa. The restaurant is located near the dock, where the boats or bancas from to the Underground River are all docked. After the tour going back to the resort.

Overnight accommodation at Sheridan Boutique Hotel, Puerto Princesa, Palawan.

Day 5: Transfer to El Nido (Breakfast)
Breakfast at the hotel. Pick-up at the hotel lobby for private transfer to El Nido (estimated 5 to 6 hours of travel by land). Arrival at Silk Lio and check-in. Overnight accommodation at Silk Lio Resort, in a Deluxe Forest room.
Day 6: El Nido (Breakfast)
Breakfast at the resort. Pick up time at the resort lobby. Proceed for El Nido Island Hopping Tour C (Seat in Coach) joined with other guests. El Nido is known for its beautiful powdery white sand beaches and limestone rock formations. It will take you on a journey to beautiful islands, beaches and snorkeling spots.

Helicopter Island
By just looking its shape, you will already know why it’s called the Helicopter Island. Some people had a hard time associating its shape with just 20 minutes away from El Nido town by boat, Helicopter Island features a nice, long white-sand beach, crystal-clear waters and towering karst formations projecting from a dense tropical forest on both of the island. 

Matinloc Island
Matinloc shrine Is an abandoned site hidden at the foot of towering karst cliffs on the western coast of Matinloc Island. More formally known as the Shrine of Our Lady of Matinloc, it was built in 1982. The place has been completely neglected (with the main building almost empty), but tourists are still allowed to visit. While others may find this as a spiritual oasis, most tours make a stop here for the view.  

Star Beach
Is another spectacular snorkeling site featuring the wonders and beauty of the coral reefs, colorful fish, star fish and sea urchins. 30 meters out and 15 meters down more often than not you’ll see some turtles

Hidden Beach
The swimming area resembles a natural infinity pool with crystal clear waters. The serenity of the place is manifested with the whistling of birds. You’ll have to swim for five minutes ten it gets to be waist to knee deep as you walk to the beach tucked in on the left hand side. Better to try to float as the corals and rocks can scratch you. If you are facing the beach on the right hand side you’ll see nemo. After the tour, back to the hotel. Overnight Accommodation at Seda Lio Resort using Deluxe Resort Room.

Day 7: Transfer to El Nido (Breakfast)
Breakfast at the resort. At 9am be picked up at the lobby of the resort.Proceed for El Nido Island Hopping Tour A. (Seat in Coach) joined w/ other guest.

In this tour, you can discover beautiful lagoons, beaches and snorkeling spots where you can swim and admire the corals, the colorful fauna and its hundreds of fish species. It is a place where you can just relax and enjoy the simple pleasures of exploring the hidden wonders of each lagoon. The Small and Big Lagoon’s tranquil turquoise-green waters of its orchid-lined limestone walls, showcase a kaleidoscope of marine life. Shimizu is an island with stunning limestone cliffs where “Balinsasayaw” (swiftlets) nest and produces the much sought after bird’s nest soup, believed by Asians to have healing properties. 

After the tour, back to the hotel. Overnight Accommodation at Seda Lio Resort in a Deluxe Forest Room.
Days 8 - 9 / 8-11 / 8-14 (depending on the duration chosen) - El Nido
Breakfasts at the Resort. Free days. Accommodation at Silk Lio Resort, in a Deluxe Forest room.

Day 10 or 12 or 15 - El Nido - Manila
Breakfast at the resort. Pick-up in the lobby for private transfer to El Nido airport, where you will fly to Manila, where we met with the representative of Masaya Wonderland. Once there, take the private transfer to the Manila airport to take the flight back home.

Your Tour Hotels

Our members will stay at the following hotels with meals included as per itinerary.

Your Hotels

Your Tour Hotels
Manila: Diamond 5* Hotel in a Deluxe Room
Puerto Princesa: Sheridan Beach 4* in a Superior Room
El Nido: Silk Lio Resort 5* in a Deluxe Forest Room 

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults
+
1 Child
or
Adults Adults Adults
3 Adults

Please note: the bed for the 3rd guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed. If any of these hotels are not available, hotels of a similar standard will be found.

Your Journey

Flights: You may choose from Economy, Premium or Business class flights on sectors that they operate, at the next stage of the booking process.

The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers: Transfers are included. 

For inbound transfer arrangements please confirm with your transfer provider when you arrive. Alternatively, please check with the reception of your accommodation. If you still require assistance, please call the transfer provider directly.

Weather

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Feb
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Nov
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Dec
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Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information please click here. 

Please note that the advice can change, and you should continue to check all advice until you travel. 


Entry Requirements 

You must ensure you have a valid passport to travel on. 

If your passport describes you as a British Citizen, you can enter the Philippines without a visa for an initial period of 30 days. For non-British citizens, you should check the current entry requirements on the website of the Foreign Ministry and if necessary, confirm with the Philippines Embassy. 


Health
 

For information about important health advice and any vaccinations required please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice and https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries

UK health authorities have classified the Philippines as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For information and advice about the risks associated with Zika virus, visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.

Mosquito-borne illnesses like dengue feverJapanese encephalitis (JE) and chikungunya virus occur all year round. There were increased levels of dengue cases in 2016. There’s a heightened risk of dengue fever during the rainy season (June to October). You should take appropriate precautions to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

If vaccinations or other preventive measures are required, you will need to visit your health professional at least 8 weeks before your trip. In the event that you are referred to a medical facility for treatment, you should contact your insurance/medical assistance company immediately. 

Please note that passport, visa and health requirements can change. It is every traveller’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport, any required visas, and all the necessary vaccinations/health requirements as well as adequate insurance. 

In More Detail

Please find practical information about the property and your trip: 

This tour is not accessible to people with reduced mobility. 
Check-in time: 3 pm
Check-out time: before 12 pm

Our price doesn’t include a city/accommodation/tourism tax which may be payable locally (this price is a guideline and is subject to change without prior notification).

Please Note: 
Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.
Schedules and prices are subject to change. 
If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team. 

What's Included

  • 9, 11 or 14 nights (1 night in Manila + 3 nights in Puerto Princesa + 5/7/10 nights in El Nido) in 4 * and 5 * hotels
  • In bed and breakfast with 2 lunches
  • Group guided circuit
  • English speaking guide during visits
  • Tour in Bahia Honda with lunch
  • Tour through the underground river national park in Puerto Princesa with lunch
  • Island hopping tours in El Nido (see description)
  • Airfare Manila / Puerto Princesa / El Nido / Manila with 20 kilos of luggage allowed
  • Transfers airport / hotel / airport (only for deals with flights)
  • Flights departure city / Manila / departure city

Not Included

  • Drinks and other meals not clearly mentioned
  • Surcharge for special requests on food, and meals.
  • Entrance fees, permits and guide service during free time.
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Surcharge for public holidays

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Important Information

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy is not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.

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