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TOUR OF THE PHILIPPINES

If you are looking for authentic experiences on some of the most beautiful tropical islands globally, the Philippines is the destination for you. This action-packed tour is a highlight of our trips. We have curated the ultimate 10-day Philippines tour. It will take you to the UNESCO World Heritage Underground River, the most exciting island-hopping destination globally, and allow you to cook with locals. You can also stay at a private camp overnight. You can relax under the stars, snorkel with turtles at Port Barton and float in the emerald water. El Nido’s limestone cliffs will amaze you. This is an amazing place to visit while in Asia.

DAY 1 – GET IN MANILA! Let’s go!

We will be waiting for you at the airport at any time. We will take you along the narrow streets to our hostel in central Manila. After checking in, you will be able to enjoy a delicious welcome dinner at a local restaurant. Enjoy a drink on the rooftop terrace while you enjoy dinner. If you are looking for a party spot, you can visit some of Manila’s most popular nightlife venues and enjoy great times at one of our favourite bars.

  • Accommodation – 4-bed Dorms
  • Optional Extras
  • Meals – Dinner

DAY 2

Palawan, here we come! Today, we fly to Puerto Princesa in Palawan. After checking in, we relaxed at the pool and enjoyed our boutique hotel. We visit the Iwahig Prison in the afternoon. Here, the inmates learn new skills like farming and dancing to Michael Jackson. It was quite an experience. You can also enjoy a meal at a local restaurant on the coast in the evening.

  • Accommodation – Twin Rooms
  • Optional Extras
  • Meals – Breakfast

DAY3 UNDERGROUND RIVER TIME!

Today’s early start means we get up at 5:15 am and then head to the Underground River, a UNESCO-listed river. After exploring the 5 miles of rivers and caves, we drive over dirt roads to Port Barton, a remote fishing village. You will feel like you have arrived in paradise, but it doesn’t get any better. You can enjoy the afternoon sipping coconuts on the golden sand and listening to island reggae. Tonight, we will be sleeping in traditional Filipino-style beach bungalows while listening to the sounds of the ocean outside our doors.

  • Accommodation – Twin
  • ZimmerOptional Extras
  • Meals – Breakfast & Lunch

DAY 5/5 – THE ISLANDER XPERIENCE – PRIVATE BEACH CAMP!

The Islander Experience will take us on a 2-day journey to discover the island lifestyle. After breakfast, we board our boat and join local guides for two days of exploration of Port Barton’s islands and surrounding areas. You can snorkel alongside turtles and coral reefs, take a dip in the jungle waterfalls, or enjoy the beauty of tiny islands. We gather around the fire at our little beach bar to watch the stunning sunsets. Perfect! You don’t have to worry about the food, as your local guides will provide you with delicious feasts of grilled fish and pork, rice, vegetables, and fruit. Tonight, you’ll sleep in tents on the beach.

  • Meals – Breakfast & Lunch, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation – Beach Camping / Twin Rooms
  • Optional Extras

DAY 6 – BOUND FOR EL NIDO

Enjoy breakfast and take time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Then, we will board a van to head towards El Nido. You will be amazed at the beauty of Palawan when you arrive. El Nido, surrounded by towering cliffs and islands, is a hidden paradise that we are privileged to share. We will check into the most fun hostel in Palawan once you have lifted your jaws off the ground. This hostel is exclusive to One Life. It looks more like a boutique hotel rather than a backpacker hostel. After settling in, head out to your favourite beach restaurant for dinner and fun with your One Life Family.

  • Accommodation – 4-bed Dorms
  • Optional Extras
  • Meals – N/A

CULTURAL DAY 7

We are ready to immerse ourselves in the unique Filipino culture. After a brief jungle hike, we’ll arrive at our beach hut and have a great time. Activities include cooking authentic Filipino food and coconut tree climbing, traditional Filipino stick fighting and coconut shaving. We also offer children’s games and dances and coconut leaf weaving and coconut leaf weaving. After the activities, you can relax on Las Cabanas Beach and enjoy the spectacular sunset. You can also take the optional Zip Line. It’s an exhilarating experience to fly between two islands above the ocean. It’s a day you won’t soon forget.

  • Accommodation: 4 bed Dorms
  • Optional Extras: Zipline El Nido – 500php approx.
  • Meals – Breakfast & Lunch

DAY 8- ISLAND HOPPING

We will board our boat this morning to explore the beautiful, small islands in the bay. You’ll see the most stunning islands and the bluest water you’ve ever seen. Enjoy snorkelling with new friends, and enjoy freshly prepared food aboard. This is truly an unforgettable experience.

  • Accommodation – 4-bed Dorms
  • Optional Extras
  • Meals – Breakfast & Lunch

DAY 9 – EL NIDO TOWN

We will do a brief canopy walk to get the best view possible of El Nido and Cadlao Island. You’ll need to relax after all the exercise. To help soothe your muscles, we offer a traditional Filipino massage close to the beach. Relax and take your time to enjoy the surroundings. Meet friendly people and explore the town.

  • Accommodation – 4-bed Dorms
  • Optional Extras
  • Meals – Breakfast

DAY 10: TIME TO SAY GOODBYE!

All good things must end. This is the moment to say goodbye to those who have booked their next journey. We all hop in a minivan to return to Puerto Princesa, where we end our trip. A small airport in El Nido can be used to fly you back to Manila. Although it is more expensive, you don’t need to fly back to Puerto to get your flight.

  • Accommodation – None
  • Optional Extras
  • Meals – Breakfast

 

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