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Puerto Princesa: Honda Bay Island Hopping & Optional Massage

1. Puerto Princesa: Honda Bay Island Hopping & Optional Massage

Experience the beauty of marine life in Puerto Princesa. Honda Bay is located on the eastern shore of Puerto Princesa and hosts a variety of tiny islands with resorts and beaches. It is also home to a wide variety of fishes, corals, and giant clams. Begin your 30-minute journey from the city to Barangay Sta. Lourdes, where the Honda Bay Wharf is located. Before boarding your boat, you will make a stop to rent your snorkel, aqua shoes, and swimming fins. Once on board, you will be taken to 3 different places each with its own unique attractions and characteristics. First is Luli Island. This sand bar got its name from the Filipino 'Lulubog at LIlitaw', which means to appear and disappear on water. The sand bar disappears when the tide is high and appears when the tide is low. It has powdery cream-colored sand and clear blue water, which is perfect for swimming and relaxing. There is a cocktail bar where you can sample the local mixes. There is a dive platform where you can take a jump into the water.  Next is Pambato Reef. This reef is a famous snorkeling site in Honda Bay. It has an average depth of 13 meters and covers an area as wide as 16 hectares. It has a thriving community of branch and ear corals and schools of fish including lapu-lapu (grouper), parrot fish, and spadefish. Finally, head to Cowrie Island where you will spend most of your day. Your buffet-style lunch will be served on this island. The clear blue waters and powdery sand are perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and sun bathing. There is a massage center where you can treat yourself to a relaxing massage. Your day will end at approximately 2:30 PM. You will head back to the wharf and your driver will meet you there to return you to your accommodation. If you want a relaxing end to the day, select one of the massage options. Hotel drop-off after the massage can be provided with an extra charge, which can be booked as an add-on upon checkout.

El Nido: Island Hopping Tour A Lagoons and Beaches

2. El Nido: Island Hopping Tour A Lagoons and Beaches

Spend a perfect day island-hopping in paradise. After pickup from your accommodation in downtown El Nido, you'll head to Carong-Carong beach for the necessary tour briefing and registration. By 9:00 AM, you'll be on your way to various destinations on Bacuit Bay.  Your day will include 4 stops in all: start with the Secret Lagoon, a secret world hidden in the jagged rock walls. Continue on to Shimizu Island, a gorgeous beach with crystal-clear waters. Then, head to Seven Commandos Beach, lined with coconut trees and pure white sand. Your last stop will be the Big Lagoon. If you've booked far enough in advance, you'll be guaranteed entrance to this Lagoon, one of three premium stops designated by the local government—entrance is restricted to just 500 people per day. By midday, make a stop to enjoy a lunch of barbecue pork, chicken, and seafood, as well as vegetable salad and fresh fruits. Head back to Carong-Carong by approximately 4:00 PM. 

Coron: Private Island-Hopping Tour on a Yacht or Speedboat

3. Coron: Private Island-Hopping Tour on a Yacht or Speedboat

Experience an exclusive tour of Coron Island on board your own private yacht or speedboat. Walk along two idyllic beaches, Banol Beach and CYC Beach, and discover what lies beneath Barracuda Lake you plan to snorkel. Enjoy an included lunch and optional pickup. Choose to meet your guide at one of the meeting points or get picked up directly from your hotel. Then, leaving Coron Harbor Square, set sail on the turquoise waters to explore the island’s unique charm. Be camera-ready as you visit Coron's famous Kayangan Lake, Barracuda Lake, and the Twin Lagoon, the latter of which is hidden away amongst staggering limestone cliffs. With this being a private trip, you'll get plenty of time to take in the sights at your own pace. As you continue the day island hopping around one of the best island destinations in Asia, stop to walk along pristine beaches, including Banon Beach and CYC Beach. Be welcomed by their golden sands and clear, turquoise waters. If snorkeling is your cup of tea, you’ll enjoy the visit to Coral Garden, known for its vibrant corals and colorful marine life. Make sure you bring your underwater camera as this might be the best coral you've ever seen. Refuel during the trip with an included 3-course traditional lunch. You can also bring your own food and drinks on board to further personalize your private trip. Enhance your experience by adding the private tour photographer as an add-on for unlimited shots, USB in soft copies, drone shots included and all photos are enhanced for unbeatable memories and easier to share on your social media accounts!

El Nido: Hidden Beaches and Lagoons Boat Hopping Tour D

4. El Nido: Hidden Beaches and Lagoons Boat Hopping Tour D

Discover the heavenly natural sites and emerald waters around El Nido on a full-day tour of the region's secret spots. Visit hidden gems, including secret beaches and famous lagoons with space to enjoy water activities. On this 7-hour tour, you will visit Cadlao Island, Small Lagoon, Pasandigan Beach, Nat Nat Beach, Paradise Beach, Bucal Island.   Start your day with hotel pickup in downtown El Nido or Corong-Corong area. After a short safety briefing, the boat will head out into the crystal clear sea. The first stop is at Small Lagoon, where mysterious rocks and clear waters awaits you. Continue to Cadlao Island and swim the beautiful lagoon.   Visit Pasandigan, Nat Nat, and Paradise Beach, three hidden beaches on the island where shallow waters and calm waves allow even beginners to enjoy the sea. A BBQ lunch will be served at one of the stops, where you can enjoy the food with stunning natural scenery in the background. The tour ends at around 4:00 PM and you'll be dropped off on Corong-Corong Beach.

Puerto Princesa: Underground River and Firefly Watching Tour

5. Puerto Princesa: Underground River and Firefly Watching Tour

Begin the day with hotel pickup from downtown Puerto Princesa or the airport and head to Sabang Wharf, arriving around 8:00 AM. Board a pump boat and cruise into the mouth of the cave, home to monitor lizards, monkeys, snakes, and other wildlife, some of which is exclusive to Palawan. Following a short walk, ride a paddle boat to the Underground River and marvel at this unique natural wonder. Grab an audioguide and sail through the narrow waters, past stone walls with hundreds of years of history. Keep an out for interesting shapes and colors in the caves and on the walls. Upon return to the wharf, lunch will be served. Savor a feast of local cuisine and then set off on the optional excursions, either a zip-lining adventure or a peaceful mangrove paddle boat tour. Return to your hotel for some downtime before heading back out for the evening portion of the tour. Drive to an offsite restaurant for your dinner before heading on to a river located some 30 kilometers from the city center. Aside from the fireflies and the stars, you'll also see the water light up by the bioluminescent plankton. Following the tour of the estuary, return to the wharf and then to your hotel.

Coron: Private Beach Hopping to Malcapuya & Ditaytayan

6. Coron: Private Beach Hopping to Malcapuya & Ditaytayan

Admire the beautiful scenery of Malcapuya Island, Bulog Dos, and Ditaytayan on a guided private tour. Relax on secluded and tranquil beaches under the hot sun with convenient transportation by private speedboat. Depart from the port in Coron and travel in style to some of the most picturesque islands in the region. Journey between each scenic location at high speed on a speedboat perfect for a private excursion. Stop at the tiny Bulog Dos islet and admire the crystal clear waters that surround it. Continue to Malcapuya Island and spend some time on the white sand beaches as you admire the azure blue sea. Finally, stop on Ditaytayan Island where you can admire the vibrant colors of the coral reef. Return to Coron in the early evening after a full day of exploration. Enhance your experience by adding the private tour photographer as an add-on for unlimited shots, USB in soft copies, and drone shots included. All photos are enhanced for unbeatable memories and easier to share on your social media accounts.

Puerto Princesa: Underground River, Zipline, Paddleboat Tour

7. Puerto Princesa: Underground River, Zipline, Paddleboat Tour

Start with pickup from your hotel in Puerto Princesa and travel for 90 minutes to Sabang. Upon arrival at the wharf, your tour guide will arrange the necessary paperwork to access the cave. Ride in a motorboat for approximately 20 minutes until you reach the cave entrance. Put on your hard hat and explore the cave with audio guide commentary. Learn about the cave's importance to the local ecosystem on a tour lasting approximately 45 minutes.  After the cave tour, head back to Sabang wharf where your lunch will be waiting for you. Visit one of the restaurants lining the beach and enjoy traditional Filipino dishes with vegetarian options available. After lunch, walk along Sabang beach to reach the Sabang X zipline. Be strapped in and enjoy a scenic low-speed zip line ride for 800 meters. Take in the beautiful views of the mountains and the coastline. At the end of the zipline, enjoy a paddleboat tour through the lush mangrove forest, before being returned to Puerto Princesa.

El Nido: Island Hopping Tour B Cudognong Cave & More

8. El Nido: Island Hopping Tour B Cudognong Cave & More

Start your tour with convenient pickup from El Nido or Corong-Corong area before you board your tour boat for some island hopping. You'll visit Snake Island, which got its name from its constantly changing sandbars. Snake Island is a well-known photo spot for tourists. Next, discover Popolkan Island with its abundant marine life and rich reefs and enjoy some snorkeling or swimming in crystal blue waters. Then, listen to stories about World War 2 at Cudognong Cave where Japanese soldiers often hid. Other tour highlights include Cathedral Cave and Pinagbuyutan Island, famous for its white sand beach. At the end of the tour, you'll also enjoy a local seafood barbecue lunch while enjoying amazing views. At the end of your tour, you'll be dropped back off at Corong-Corong Beach.

Coron: Private Water Ride Thrills Experience

9. Coron: Private Water Ride Thrills Experience

Have a fun day out at sea in Coron and try up to 4 different exhilarating water rides. Go on 2, 3, or 4 rides; the choice is entirely yours. Enjoy a day out in the sea and soak in the scenery.  Leave the sunbathing aside and shake up your vacation with these 4 exhilarating watersports. Meet your instructor at Coron Harbor Square to start your adventure. Set out on the turquoise waters and feel the adrenaline rush on the rides you choose.  Bump along on a banana boat, hold on tight to the flyfish, try to stay standing on a bandwagon, and try to spin while riding the hurricane. Decide which of the rides you want to go on when you arrive. You can also try kayaking for free. Take advantage of the glorious warm weather in Coron with a day out at sea. Have an unforgettable day with your friends and family and enjoy the ride of your life.

From Puerto Princesa: Day Trip to El Nido and Island Hopping

10. From Puerto Princesa: Day Trip to El Nido and Island Hopping

Discover the islands around El Nido on a full-day island hopping tour from Puerto Princesa. Explore the area's most picturesque sites, including the Secret and Big Lagoons, and replenish your energy with a sumptuous BBQ lunch. Choose the private option to have your own exclusive experience, allowing for more flexibility and customization.  Begin your tour bright and early with pickup from your hotel in downtown Puerto Princesa at around 4 AM and head straight toward El Nido. Rest during the approximately 5-hour journey, and make a short stop to stretch your legs and buy some food. Upon arrival in the resort town of El Nido, you'll be dropped off near the jump-off point. Have breakfast at one of the several restaurants before boarding your boat, if you like. To fully enjoy the activity, rental of gears and kayak are already included in the package. Set sail on your island hopping activity by 9 AM and make up to 5 stops in all. Depending on the assigned route, you will start with the Secret Lagoon, a secret world hidden in jagged rock walls. Continue on to Shimizu Island, a gorgeous beach with crystal-clear waters. Then, head to Seven Commandos Beach, lined with coconut trees and pure white sand, before making your last stop at the Big Lagoon. By midday, pause your island hopping to savor a lunch of barbecue pork, chicken, and seafood, as well as vegetable salad and fresh fruits. The island hopping activity ends at around 4 PM, at which point you'll be dropped off back at the wharf where you'll head back to your hotel in Puerto Princesa. Prior to going back to Puerto Princesa, you can enjoy dinner in El Nido. At 6 PM, get back on the road to your hotel, which you should reach by midnight.

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What people are saying about Palawan

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 30 reviews

All good. The guide and captain are good. Food needs to be improved. No transportation from NacPan. Over all it was good. Do I choose getyourguide again for this tour? Maybe not. I don't think the tour worth the value of the money I paid for.

Everything was wonderful and magical. The guides were great, very kind and friendly and very helpful. Thank you for the awesome experience, would highly recommend!

Very nice activity for the day. We discovered a lot of beautiful places. We were lucky with the weather. The crew were fun and the food yummy.

We had a great day with Jennifer in Puerto Princesa. A nice experience in Honda Bay. Thanks for everything.

Amazing activity, our tour guide Jedd was really cool.