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Duration: 10 days or longer

Trip code: PHTO

Enjoy a truly Filipino experience on this 10 day tour! Join a small group of likeminded adventurers and take in perfect beaches, stunning islands, and lively nightlife – all in the gorgeous landscapes of the Philippines! You will stay in a range of beautiful accommodation, from beachside resorts to tents on the sand, so you’ll soon be living it up like a local! Enjoy an island hopping cruise in El Nido and the nightlife of Puerto Princesa. Then get a unique cultural experience in a small rural village and learn how to live life the Filipino way. This fantastic fully-guided tour is the ultimate introduction to paradise. Bring on those beaches!

Trip highlights

  • Meet adventurous like-minded people in the gorgeous Philippines!
  • Enjoy an unforgettable island-hopping boat trip around Honda Bay
  • Sleep in tents on a pristine private island – fall asleep to the sounds of the ocean!
  • Experience true Filipino culture – learn how to weave palm leaves and whip up delicious ‘Adobo’ dishes!
  • Supercharge your experience with an optional add-on adventure!
Further trip information

Day 1: Arrive in Manila. Arrive into Manila Airport and be transferred to your accommodation. Meet your fellow travellers on the roof terrace and then enjoy a delicious group meal.. 

Day 2: Manila/Palawan. Fly to Palawan. Visit the unusual Iwahig Prison. In the evening, try some tasty Filipino seafood.

Day 3: Island Hopping. Enjoy a stunning island hopping boat trip around Honda Bay. Discover the delights of Starfish, Luli and Pandan Islands and then travel to Port Barton. 

Day 4: Island living. Climb aboard a boat to cruise around the surrounding island beaches. Catch fish to grill on the beach, and snorkel shoulder to shoulder with turtles along the reefs. You’ll be sleeping in tents on the beach – a true island adventure!

Day 5: Port Barton. Spend the morning interacting with local school children. Delve into the surrounding jungle to discover a cascading waterfall. Then, head back to Port Barton for a final night of idyllic beachside living.

Day 6: El Nido. Time to depart Port Barton and head to El Nido. Spend the evening relaxing on the beach. Then get dressed up for a night at a lively beachside reggae bar!

Day 7: Island Hopping. Cruise around gorgeous tiny islands on a private boat. Take some time to snorkel and kayak around the islands, and feast on the delicious food that is freshly prepared onboard. All drinks included onboard. 

Day 8: El Nido Cultural Experience. Explore the villages surrounding El Nido and learn local skills such as coconut shaving. Opt to experience an awesome 750m zipline that whizzes across the ocean between two tropical islands! (Extra cost of PH500/approx. £7.50)

Day 9: Canopy Walk and Massage. Walk along rope bridges through the treetops and climb up to the top of the limestone cliffs and marvel at the incredible panoramic views of the town. Then enjoy an inclusive traditional Filipino massage! 

Day 10: Depart El Nido. It’s time to say goodbye to this fantastic 10-day adventure! Fly out from El Nido or take an inclusive 6-hour return transfer to Puerto Princesa Airport and fly from there.

Please note: Itinerary is a guide only and subject to change.

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Can’t get enough of the Philippines? Why not carry on the fun with our awesome add-on adventure? 

Please note: The add-on adventure is an unguided travel experience.

Boracay Party Pack

Head over to beautiful Boracay for four days of partying! Enjoy four nights in fantastic accommodation just minutes away from White Beach, and get an inclusive ticket for the epic Boracay Pub Crawl, the biggest bar hopping event in the Philippines! With tasty drinks deals and hilarious group games, the Boracay Pub Crawl will see you partying long into the tropical night! And that’s not all! You’ll also enjoy a boat cruise to Ariel’s Point, a famous cliff-jumping hangout, with a BBQ lunch, unlimited drinks, and beach activities all included! Add-in the Boracay Party Pack for a festive finish to your Philippines experience!

Please note: Return airport transfers to and from Caticlan Airport are included with this add-on, however flights to and from Caticlan Airport are not included. Our flights team can help you organise this travel.

Dates & booking
Please note: This tour does not run over the summer months due to the monsoon season. If you would like book the El Nido Diving add-on, please contact a travel advisor.