24th Feb to 4th March, 2018

Rs. 50,500 + Rs. 15,000 (variable internal flight costs)
+ 5% GST

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Description

Manila - Puerto Princesa - El Nido - Manila

Street food. Island Hopping. Sandy Beaches. Beautiful Lagoons.

Experience Philippines as a local and not a tourist. Explore the longest cave river in the world. Hop from island to island where the only thing you worry about is figuring which is prettier. Snorkel over beautiful coral and swim through schools of fish. Chomp down on all the local cuisine offers (even the famous duck embyo eggs if you're super adventurous). All this while sipping on some delicious Philipino Rum that in some shops is cheaper than the coca cola you mix it in!

Highlights

Island hopping
The biggest highlight of your trip are the beautiful beaches and crystal clear blue waters of the island around El Nido in Palawan – repeatedly rated as one of the top islands not only in The Philippines but the world.

Longest cave river in the world
The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River is the longest underground river in the world. Explore this UNESCO world heritage site and take a boat ride into its caves and admire it's crazy limestone formations.

Organized chaos of Manila
Walk through Manila's Spanish quarter and discover why it was known as the “pearl of the orient”.  Notice its stark contrast to the concrete jungle, crazy traffic and awesome street food that makes Manila what it is, today. At night, head to coolest rooftop bar at your hostel and make some new friends. 

Includes

  • Airport pick up from Manila International Airport at 14:00 PM to your hostel on Day 1 
     * Recommended flight - Singapore Airlines (SQ 910) arriving at 1:00 PM 
  • Accommodation on a double sharing basis private A.C. rooms for 7 nights and 1 night in tents on a beach on a secluded island
  • Transfers
    • By Air
      • Flight from Manila to Puerto Princesa, Palawan
      • Flight from El Nido, Palawan to Manila (small plane so pack light, 15kg check in bag)
    • Overland
      • Manila hostel to Manila airport
      • Puerto Princesa airport to Puerto Princesa Hotel
      • Bus / Mini Van from Puerto Princesa, Palawan to El Nido, Palawan
      • El Nido hostel to El Nido airport 
      • Manila airport to Manila hostel
  •  Activities
    • Day trip to The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park
      • Transfers by Bus / Mini Van
      • Trip on boat into the river and cave including all permits & fees
    • Island hopping on 2 days in El Nido
      • Transfers from one island to another by boat
      • Stay for the night in the middle on the island in tents
  • Meals
    • Breakfasts on all days
    • Lunch on Day 3 (underground river) and day 5 & 6 (island hopping trip) 
    • Dinner on Day 5 (island hopping trip) 
  • Airport drop to Manila International Airport at 10:00 AM from your hostel on Day 9 
     * Recommended flight - Singapore Airlines (SQ 917) Departing at 2:05 PM

Excludes

  • Return tickets to Philippines (India – Manila - India), visa and travel insurance. 
    *Approval of visas is at the sole discretion of the concerned embassy.
  • Transport within cities unless explicitly stated in includes section.
  • All activities unless specifically stated in includes section.
  • Entrance fees and zone fees to the sights unless specifically mentioned in includes section.
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • Meals unless explicitly stated in includes section.
  • Late / early pick up or drop to the airport.

Please note that trip participants must be over 18 years of age.

Accommodation

Manila and El Nido: Double sharing A.C. rooms in the coolest & hippest hostels in town

Puerto Princesa: Double sharing A.C rooms in a 3 star hotel with a pool

Island (off El Nido): Two man tents under the stars, right on the beach

Itinerary

Day 1

  • Arrive at Manila International Airport.
  • Transfer from airport to your hostel and check in.
  • Explore Intramuros on foot – the old Spanish walled in city which still has horse drown carriages that you can take rides in.
  • Once you’re done with sightseeing, make your way to the roof top bar at your hostel. It's time to make your first night count by getting totally wasted!
    • The hostel has one of the coolest rooftop bars in Makati.

Day 2

  • Wake up and check out.
  • You know you are on a holiday when you are standing in an airport queue with a hangover – take your flight from Manila to Puerto Princesa, Palawan.
  • Check into your hotel and take the rest of the day to chill:
    • Splash about in the hotel pool if your feeling lazy.
    • Nature lovers can visit the famous Butterfly Garden or Crocodile Farm.
  • Head out into the city and grab dinner - Puerto Princesa is Palawan's biggest city and has some of the best food on the island.

Day 3

  • Wake up at stupid o'clock
  • Today is your day trip to The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park – A UNESCO World Heritage Site
    • Located approximately 80km from the city, this 8.2 km subterranean river has also now been included in one of the new 7 Wonders of Nature. Its length makes it the longest cave / Underground River in the world.
    • Take a mini van to the port, then a boat to the national park, then walk a bit through a monkey forest and then another boat into the cave. 
    • Check out the crazy limestone formations inside the cave where some look like vegetables and one even resembles a dinosaur. If you look closely you might even spot some crabs with colorless shells (since they live all their lives in the cave their shells have adapted to the darkness).
  • Get back to the hotel and make the most of your hotel bar and pool.

Day 4

  • Wake up with ease and check out.
  • Take the bus from Puerto Princesa to El Nido, in the northern tip of Palawan.
  • Check into the hostel and head out to a beach of your chosing.
  • Make it in time to catch El Nido's mesmerizing sunsets
  • Head to the El Nido beach where at least one shack will be spinning tunes, late into the night.

Day 5 

  • Wake up and check out of your hostel.
  • It’s time to do what everyone in El Nido is here to do – Go Island Hopping.
    • Today is the day where you leave civilization behind. Spend the day island hopping and be ready to get amazed with how clear and blue the seas can be.
    • Hop from island to island and jump into the water when you feel like taking a cool dip. 
    • Eat a scrumptious lunch on the boat made by your boat men. 
    • Snorkel and see beautiful coral that litereally will blow your mind away
    • All this while sipping on some very very easy to drink but super potent Philipino RUM.
    • Spend the night in tents on a beach away from the hustle and bustle of crowds.
    • Head to an island away from the rest of the world and watch your boat men transfer everything from your boat to the island on a kayak (including your overnight bags)
  • Continue with your rum haze as they set up your tents and a music speaker for the party. 
  • Party through the night till you know your body just needs to crash.

Day 6

  • Wake up, open the zip to your tent and take in the awesome view.
  • Head for the best shower by walking straight into the water. Spend a little while chilling on the island before getting back on the boat. 
  • Contintue with checking out more islands, hidden beaches and beautiful lagoons
  • Once again eat lunch made for you on the boat.
  • Head back to El Nido and check back into your hostel
    • Take a fresh water shower. You might think you don't need it but you definitely do!
  • Head back to El Nido beach and make your way to the shack with the party for the night.

Day 7

  • Wake up with ease and grab breakfast.
  • Free day to do as you please
    • Repeatedly rated as one of the best islands of the world with magnificent white sand beaches and crystal clear blue water, Palawan has it all.
    • Divers can go for a scuba dive
    • Foodies can go crazy eating the delicious sea food available at all the little cafes and restaurants or just lie on a beach.
    • The more adventurous can rent bikes and ride a couple of hours to the famous Nacpan beach. We highly recommend doing so!
  • It's your last day on the gorgeous island of Palawan – make the most of it doing as you please.

Day 8

  • Wake up, check out and catch your flight back from El Nido to Manila.
  • Spend the rest of the day checking out more of Manila or maybe do some shopping at one of the many malls for the “homies” back home.
  • Whatever you do, don’t forget that it’s the last night of your trip – you must make the most of all the partying Manila and your hostel have to offer.

Day 9

  • All good things have come to an end. It’s time to go home yo!
  • Drop from Manila hostel to Manila International Airport.

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