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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 with snorkelling 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-night or 11-night trip - What are you waiting for?

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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

Offer 1: 9 Nights
Day 1: Welcome to Manila
Day 2: Departure for Puerto Princesa 
Day 3: Boat trip in Honda Bay 
Day 4: Exploring the underground river of Puerto Princesa
Day 5: Transfer to Astoria Palawan 
Day 6: Free day in Astoria Palawan 
Day 7: Transfer to El Nido 
Day 8: Free day in Nido 
Day 9: Free day in El Nido 
Day 10: Return to Manila and departure 

Offer 2: 11 Nights
Enjoy 2 more nights in El Nido to end your stay.

Your Itinerary

Day 1 : Welcome to Manila
Enjoy a personalised welcome at Manila Airport and your transfer to the hotel. For your first night in Manila, you will stay at The Bayleaf, a charming hotel in the heart of the historic Intramuros district. On the agenda, depending on the arrival time of your international flight: briefing on your trip and then discovery of the Intramuros district, the former Spanish colonial city. We will explore successively: 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 (depending on the arrival time of your international flight, this visit may be proposed in Day 2). Overnight at The Bayleaf.
Day 2: Departure for Puerto Princesa (Breakfast & Dinner)  1hour of flight
The hotel will provide your transfer to Manila Airport, with a direct flight to Puerto Princesa, the capital of Palawan Island, in the late morning or early afternoon. On arrival you will settle at The Legend Palawan Hotel. The Legend Palawan is located in the city of Puerto Princesa. The spacious rooms are equipped with parquet flooring and warm lighting. The hotel has two restaurants and an outdoor swimming pool. In the late afternoon, a van will pick you up and take you to the mouth of the Iwahig River. You will board a barge that will go up the river and allow you to observe clouds of fireflies in the trees along the banks. A buffet dinner is served on board (group outing with a local English-speaking guide) Return to the hotel in the evening. Overnight at the Legend Palawan.

Day 3: Boat trip in Honda Bay (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Honda Bay, on the east coast of Palawan, is an exceptional marine sanctuary. You will leave the hotel around 09.00, in a van, to reach the pier of Sta Lourdes. From there you will take a banca, a traditional Philippine boat with double pendulums, to reach the small island of Pandan. You will dock on a magnificent white sandy beach. From there you can kayak and paddle. You can also practice scuba diving and snorkeling by renting the equipment on site. The reef around Isla Pandan is the richest in the bay. Lunch is included. Return to the hotel in the afternoon (group outing with a local English-speaking guide). Overnight at The Legend Palawan.
Day 4: Exploring the underground river of Puerto Princesa (Breakfast & Lunch)
A two-hour drive from Puerto Princesa, near Sabang Beach on the West Coast, on the South China Sea, lies a 24km-long network of cellars, within which the Cabayugan River winds its way for over 8km. The river is navigable from the sea for 4 km. You can admire majestic stalactites and stalagmites in large rooms. You will leave the hotel after breakfast, in a van to reach Sabang Beach. After exploring the river, you will have lunch on the beach. Return to the hotel in the afternoon. Enjoy the late afternoon by visiting the MCA Pasalubong Center, the largest craft market in the city, 10 minutes walk from your hotel. Dinner at leisure and overnight at The Legend Palawan.

Day 5: Transfer to Astoria Palawan (Breakfast)
Astoria Palawan is a seaside hotel located one hour north of Puerto Princesa. It is a haven of nature and tranquility. The rooms are spacious and very bright. The hotel has a 40m long outdoor swimming pool, a large park with a mini-golf and a very large water park. You can also snorkel or kayak and walk under the mango trees and in the mangrove swamp. Meals on your own means. Nights in Astoria Palawan.
Day 6: Free day in Astoria Palawan (Breakfast)
Meals on your own means. Nights in Astoria Palawan.

Day 7: Transfer to El Nido (Breakfast)
A van will drive in the morning to the very north of Palawan Island. Your destination is El Nido, the pearl of the island, with its spectacular bay. You will stay for three nights at HUNI, a 50-room hotel, opened in 2019, on the large beach of Lio, 20 minutes north of El Nido Town.Your Deluxe room has a balcony or terrace and a large bay window.  The rooms are arranged on two levels around a large swimming pool. On the exclusive beach, you will find various services: bars and restaurants, spa, tour operator, diving centre... You will be able to organize your activities and meals easily. Afternoon free, meals on your own means and overnight at HUNI.
Day 8: Free day in Nido (Breakfast & Lunch)
We recommend that you participate in a boat trip to Bacuit Bay. Register with a local tour operator. You will embark on a banca, a small traditional boat, motorized, with double pendulums. It is the typical Philippine boat, ideal for day trips to the shallows and lagoons. At each stopover, an extraordinary marine scenery awaits you, with deserted white sandy beaches, calcareous cliffs that emerge from the vertical of translucent water and turquoise blue lagoons.  Meals on your own means and overnight in HUNI.

Day 9: Free day in El Nido (Breakfast)
You can enjoy the hotel's large beach or discover the lively little town of El Nido. Do not hesitate to go on a boat trip in the bay or to explore a natural curiosity: the twin beaches of Nacpan and Calitang, which are located 30 minutes north of your hotel, in a region where tourism is not yet developed. It is a magical place, with two white sandy beaches that meet along a tiny isthmus. The surrounding region offers a beautiful discovery of the countryside, with a fishing village, the hot springs of Makinit and the Nagkalit-Kalit Falls, which can be discovered after a 45-minute hike.Meals on your own means and overnight in HUNI.

Day 10: Return to Manila and departure (Breakfast)
You will take a domestic flight El Nido-Manile in the morning. The exact time will be determined according to your international flight schedule. In Manila you will have two to three hours to eat and shop in the Mall of Asia, the bay's major shopping centre. We provide interconnection with your international flight.

*Opt for the 11 night itinerary to enjoy 2 more nights at the HUNI.

Your Tour Hotels

Our members will stay at the following hotels in a Standard Room with meals included as per itinerary.

Your Hotels

Your Tour Hotels
Manila: The Bayleaf
Puerto Princesa: Legend Palawan & Astoria Palawan
El Nido: HUNI

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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Mar
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Apr
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May
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Jun
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Jul
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Aug
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Sep
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Oct
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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 or 11 nights in Standard room in 3 * / 4 * hotels or similar depending on the stages
  • Breakfast package, 2 lunches and 4 dinners (excluding drinks)
  • Welcome and briefing by a English-speaking guide on your arrival at Manila
  • Guided tour of the Intramuros district of Manila (according to the time available on the first day)
  • 2 privatized excursions: boat trip and snorkeling by the day in the bay of El Nido and visit of the underground river of Puerto Princesa
  • 2 domestic flights in economy class: Manila-El Nido and Puerto Princesa-Manila with 20 kg baggage in the hold
  • Guard your excess baggage in Manila
  • All land and sea transfers - Transfers airport - hotel - airport

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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