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TOUR D - Sea Lovers (Palawan & Boracay)
Our tours could be organized in two different ways:
A- Self-guided version, with English assistance
We'll organize your trip, then you and your companions will travel by yourself, supported (in English language) by our accredited local operators in each destination. Before the start of the tour, you will receive a Travel Handbook with your itinerary in full detail along with travel documents and tickets, passes and vouchers, so you'll be able to travel around the Philippines in a smooth and organized way. This solution is advised for those who have some travel experience and can communicate using the English language (a bit, at least!). Of course, it's also a good solution for those who want privacy or choose a rather simpler/not too complex tour.
B- Fully-guided version, with an accompanying English-speaking tour leader
Alternatively, you could choose to have a private tour escort appointed by Tropical Experience, who will coordinate all your activities and transfers, offering the most comfortable way to travel around. We offer privacy and a professional approach. This option is ideal for bigger groups, also for people who are not comfortable speaking in English and/or have too little or zero travel experience. It can also be an advised solution for certain destinations that may have complicated logistics. Surely, it is also a service that fits those who prefer prime-level guide services.
Other "combinations" or different options can be discussed by E-mail.
A perfect combo for those who search both active adventurous experiences as well as leisure downtime to unwind. This tour is concentrated on the most amusing, internationally-famous yet also relaxing tourism destinations of the Philippines: Palawan and Boracay Island. It also includes an optional tour in the capital Manila.
The incredibly picturesque Coron and El Nido (in Palawan Province) are among the most the favourite Ecotourism destinations not just of the Philippines, but in the world! Palawan is the ideal place for snorkeling and to indulge yourself with a vacation in full contact with nature. Despite becoming increasingly famous for the beauty of its landscape, Coron is still a raw, wild and pristine destination, where mass tourism still didn’t reach its peak.
Also El Nido, with its impressive marine landscapes, lagoons and breathtaking hidden beaches will surely uplift your minds and body. You will get lost around the huge limestone cliffs, hidden lagoons, volcanic lakes and wonderful tropical islets.
On the other hand, Boracay is one of the most famous beach islands of the Southeast Asia which boasts crystal-clear sea water, powdery white sand, radiant sun, fringe of palm trees and everything that a tropical paradise is made of. Boracay is really packed with all you need to make your friends jealous of your pictures. Here you can find high level services and leisurely stroll around truly beautiful beaches. The most famous beach of Boracay is the White Beach, a wonderful 4-kilometer stretch of white sand beach in front of a unique emerald blue transparent water.
These two destinations together, eventually combined with a cultural tour of Manila, will be able to give you an amazing "sea lovers" experience of the Philippines.
What kind of tour
This tour is designed for all those sea lovers who want to experience some of the most famous spots of the country, both for relaxation and fun. It is an easy and comfortable tour.
The trip can as well be taylor-made for those who travel low cost and also for discerning travelers who like top comfort services and even eco-luxury brands.
The routes Manila-Coron, Coron-El Nido, El Nido-Boracay and Boracay-Manila are all short domestic flights.
For day tours and transfers on the sea, you will be provided with private boats with crew. For tours and transfers by land, we will provide a chartered vehicle with driver.
It might happen that you’ll need a small tricycle (motorbike with cabin) ride or the jeepney (mini-bus), but only for short distances.
If you'll like to visit Manila, taxis or private vehicles could be used depending on the size of your group.
Apart from barbecue picnics or packed lunch during day tours, you’ll get the chance to savour the specialties of the tasty local cuisine, alternating classic restaurant and home-made style food. The local cuisine is quite varied comprising fish and other seafood, meat (especially pork and chicken), some choice of vegetables, rice and plenty tasty and fresh tropical fruits and juices. The Filipino plate is tasty but not spicy, an interesting mix of rich flavours of Spanish, Malay, Chinese, American cuisine with local ingredients. Quite complicated as it sounds yet it generally matches with the Western taste. Some meals are included in the price (see specification for "included" or "not included"). We’re giving you the freedom of autonomous dinners mostly in Boracay, where it is easy for you to choose the eating place that you prefer and have your privacy. If you’d prefer not to have dinner by yourselves, just tell us and we will modify the program.
Day 1 - Arrival, time to rest
Arrival at Manila Airport, settle down in the hotel.
Day 2 – To Coron: Discover the Town from the Top and Chill in Hot Springs
Transfer to the airport and flight to Coron. Lunch (not included) on the way or upon arrival. Settle down in the hotel
In the afternoon you will visit Coron town and will familiarize with the Filipino provincial setting. You will then have a walk to reach the top of Mount Tapyas for a breathtaking view on the bay of Coron.
Then, it will be time to relax and rejuvenate in an outdoor spring theme, with natural open-air volcanic water pools known for their health benefits
Back to the hotel. Free time, dinner not included.
Day 3 – Island Hopping and Snorkeling in Coron: the Most Iconic Places of the Bay
Day tour in the Coron loop of islands, relaxing on small islands and their beaches and discovering the majestic lakes and lagoons of the area. You will explore the famous Twin Lagoons, the coral gardens of Balinsayaw and the Kayangan Lake among others (with barbecue lunch, included)
Back to the hotel, free evening. Dinner not included.
Day 4 – Island Hopping to Paradise: the Beautiful Islets of Coron Bay
Second day tour in Coron, with new destinations to go swimming and snorkeling in the coral reef, relax on small islands and their beaches (with barbecue lunch, included). You will visit Malcapuya Island, Bulog Dos Island and Banana Island.
Back to the hotel, free time. Dinner not included.
Day 5 - To El Nido, Discovering New Majestic Landscapes of Palawan
Transfer to Coron airport. Coron-El Nido flight.
Arrival in El Nido and transfer to your hotel.
Free time for relaxation, autonomous activities. No lunch & dinner included.
Day 6 – El Nido and the Most Famous Beauties of Bacuit Bay
Day trip by boat around the white beach islands of El Nido, with stops in sand bars, lagoons and other attractions (visit of Big Lagoon, 7 Commandoes Beach, Secret Lagoon, other destinations). Freshly-grilled barbecue for picnic lunch (included) by the beach.
Back to El Nido mainland by late afternoon and autonomous (not included) dinner, choosing among the many restaurants in El Nido town.
Day 7 – Secret El Nido: The Hidden Gems of the Local Sea
Second day trip going a bit farther to the white beach islands of El Nido, with stops in beaches, islets, caves and other attractions (Helicopter Island, Secret Beach, Hidden Beach and other destinations). Freshly-grilled barbecue for picnic lunch (included) in one of the island stops
Back to El Nido mainland by late afternoon and autonomous (not included) dinner.
Day 8 – El Nido, Free Day to Chill and Relax
A free day to relax, stroll around the small town or discover the several gorgeous inland beaches of El Nido.
Lunch and dinner not included.
Day 9 - Transfer to Boracay: The Beautiful Island of the Visayas Archipelago
Transfer to El Nido airport. Flight from El Nido to Boracay. Lunch in transit (not included).
Arrival transfers followed by the check-in at your Boracay hotel
The rest of the day is free. You could have your dinner (not included) choosing a restaurant just by strolling on White Beach.
Day 10 - New Paradise: Boracay
Free time to enjoy the beautiful White Beach or discover other charming beaches around the island.
Lunch and dinner not included: you are free to choose among the many local and international style restaurants the island offers.
Day 11 - Free day in Boracay
Another free day to enjoy the marvelous White Beach and the whole island.
Lunch and dinner not included.
Day 12 - Return to Manila, (optional visit of Intramuros)*
Transfers and then take the Boracay to Manila flight
Arrival and check-in at the hotel
Lunch and dinner not included. Free time
*Optional activity: Manila tour
Tour of Intramuros: the former colonial city of Spain named the “walled city”, the San Agustin Church (UNESCO Heritage Site) and its museum and a visit to a museum-house dedicated to Philippine daily life and domestic traditions
Time available for possible souvenir and local craft shopping
Dinner (included) | with local food in a classic heritage Filipino restaurant accompanied by live and interactive cultural show
Day 13 - Bye bye
Transfer from the hotel to the airport
Flight from Manila to your next destination
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Available hotel options
Generally, we propose the following hotel levels (consider that available levels may also change depending on the chosen destinations)
Basic Level: overnight in small guesthouse-type budget hotels, with no frills but providing the basic comforts and services (private room, private toilet and bath, hot/cold shower, air-conditioning , cleaning service, breakfast, Wi-Fi at least in common areas)
Comfort Level: pleasantly - selected medium-level establishments with good level of services and typical/local atmosphere and personality. Generally preferring good hotels of medium-small size.
Superior Level: medium-high budget hotels with great level of services, for travelers who want to be sure to have all the modern comforts and convenience but not necessarily luxurious.
Luxury level accommodation is also available for those who prefer it.
How you could modify or extend this trip
If you haven’t got enough and still want more of the sea, we can take you to Bohol and other islands in the surroundings of Cebu, where to explore the Cebuano and Boholano culture with nature and beaches. You could also travel to the southern part of Cebu and try the adventure of swimming with whale sharks.
You might also want to explore the capital of Palawan, Puerto Princesa and its famous Underground River.
Terms and conditions
Before booking this tour, please read the page Terms and Conditions on our website.The itinerary presented above should be considered as broad and just for a general idea. It may vary due to weather, obstacles,booking availability or other uncontrollable variables.If one of the guests has allergies or other issues linked to food, please let us know in advance. Inform us too if there’s be any physical obstacles or a particular health status that we should be made aware of.
For inquiries, you can also use the Contact Form below. You will receive an answer by E-mail as soon as possible!
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