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Palawan Explorer

This fun and marvellous journey takes you to explore the land and seascapes of Palawan. Take a boat and traverse through the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park which features a spectacular limestone karst landscape with its underground river. You will afterwards have a more participatory experience where you will climb Ugong Rock: a 75-foot limestone formation that is like a pedestal that stands in the middle of a rice field. On its summit, witness the 360-degree breathtaking view lush green fields and mountains. You will have about an hour of caving and a 350-meter zip line adventure. Peak of the journey is a visit to El Nido, one of the more beautiful places in the world. From its ageless towering marble cliffs to its white sandy beaches with crystal clear water, many refer to it as paradise. There are over 50 beaches to discover, so many in fact that sometimes you feel as if you are on your own secluded private beach. You will also find enchanting lagoons with tranquil turquoise-green water, caves that can take you to hidden beaches, and a very diverse variety of wildlife.

  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: MNLPAL/207101
  • Starts: Palawan, Philippines
  • Finishes: Palawan, Philippines
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Itinerary

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Day 1

Manila To Puerto Princesa To Sabang
Upon arrival, you will be met by our representative. Board your vehicle and take a 1.5 hours drive to Sabang.
Check in and overnight.

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Day 2

Underground River and Ugong Rock Climbing
Breakfast.
Meet your local guide and walk towards the wharf where you will take your boat to the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River and Park. It features an 8.2-kilometer navigable underground river, reputed to be the world’s longest that winds through a spectacular cave before emptying out in to the South China Sea. Your boat will take you through cathedral chambers, wide hallways, and interesting geological. At the mouth of the cave, ancient trees growing right of the water’s edge frame a clear lagoon. Monkeys, large monitor lizards, and squirrels find their niche on the beach near the cave.
Drive to the next town of Tagabinet. Ugong Rock has taken its name from the echoing sound of the rocks produce when tapping it. It starts at the base of a limestone karst mountain that is 110 meters high, and about 23 million years old. There are magnificent caves, stalagtites and stalactites to maneuver around. There are stairs to climb, or walls to rapell. And finally, you are on the top of the world! You are given a choice of descent-zipline, or reverse climb. On zipline, you are harnessed onto the steel cables and with the wind holding you gently, eyes on tops of trees and the glistening rice paddies below, here is silence everywhere except for the sound of your own voice yelling in delight
Lunch, prepared by the local community, will be taken. Back to the resort.
Overnight.

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Day 3

Sabang
Breakfast at the resort.
Day at leisure.
Overnight.

04

Day 4

Sabang To El Nido
Take an early morning breakfast and start with a drive to the town of San Rafael.
Begin your easy trek through the jungle and a few river crossings to the Batak community. You are given time to mingle with the tribe folks before you head back to start your drive to El Nido. The 5-hour journey will take you along ricefields, cashew trees, rainforests and seaviews until you reach the town of El Nido. Upon arrival, proceed to your hotel and check in.
Overnight.

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Day 5

El Nido
Breakfast at the hotel.
Day at leisure.
Overnight.

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Day 6

El Nido
Breakfast.
Join one of El Nido’s signature island-hopping tours: Tour A. Visit the enchanting Big and Small lagoons in Miniloc Island, Shimizu Island and the Seven Commandos Beach. Have a picnic lunch, specially-prepared lunch by the boatmen on a very picturesque little beach, then off to Secret Lagoon. After the tour, you will be dropped at your resort/ lodge.
Overnight..

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Day 7

El Nido To Puerto Princesa.
Breakfast and check out from the hotel.
Drive back to Puerto Princesa and check in at your hotel. Cap your Palawan journey with a dinner at Ka Lui’s: popular restaurant known for its excellent fresh seafood fare, and its unique and cozy ambience where customers have to remove their shoes and sit on pillows.
Back to the hotel. Overnight

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Day 8

Puerto Princesa To Manila.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to the airport to take your flight back to Manila.

Inclusions:
    • Welcome pack upon arrival (Tanduay rum, dried mangoes, and local map)
    • One bottle of water per person per touring day
    • Accommodation as mentioned on above or similar
    • Meals (food only/no drinks) as indicated in the program
    • Transfers and tours by van with English speaking guide
    • Entrance fees
    • Service charges and room tax
    Accommodation

      Sabang
      A-List: Sheridan Beach Resort / Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort
      El Nido
      Rock Solid: El Nido Cove/ El Nido Garden Resort using standard room
      Puerto Princesa
      Rock Solid: 31 Hibiscus Garden Inn / Aziza Paradise Hotel

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