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10 Days / 9 Nights

Philippines Adventure Tour - One Life Adventures

Manila

5.0 (1 review)

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Discover why the Philippines are fast becoming one of the most popular holiday destinations in Southeast Asia! Let our awesome guides take you on an adventure, starting in Manilla and heading to Palawan to discover the regions most beautiful islands and beaches, with plenty of activities to help ensure your adventure is unforgettable. 


Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Manila
Arrive at any time in Manila and we will meet you at the airport. Settle in to our accommodation and then join us at one of the local restaurants to enjoy a delicious welcome dinner (included). We then head up to a rooftop bar for a few drinks overlooking the Manila skyline. After that, guests will get the option to check out some famous Manila nightlife spots for good times at our favourite bars. Please note that airport pickups are only available for arrivals on day 1. Accommodation: 4-bed dorms in a boutique hostel in down-town Manila.
Meals: Dinner

 

Day 2: Manila to Palawan – Iwahig Prison
Fly to Palawan in the morning. Check in to our boutique hotel and relax by the pool for a while. After lunch, we visit the Iwahig Prison where the inmates govern themselves and learn new skills such as farming and dancing. In the evening, get your seafood fix with the dinner option at a local restaurant in this coastal city. Accommodation: Twin/double rooms in artistic boutique hotel.
Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 3: Underground River and Port Barton
After a delicious breakfast, we head to the UNESCO heritage Underground River. We jump into a small boat and are taken around this amazing place by an experienced local guide. In the afternoon, we drive along dirt roads to the beautiful village of Port Barton. Port Barton is so remote it only recently started getting electricity 24/7! We spend the night in a beach bungalow listening to the sounds of the ocean. Accommodation: Twin/double rooms in Filipino style beach-front bungalows.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

 

Day 4: Port Barton Island Life - Snorkelling, Camping & Meeting the Locals
Today we get to experience the local island way of life, with our Islander Experience. After breakfast, we join our local guides on their boat for a day of exploring islands and experiencing the islander way of life. We will snorkel reefs with turtles and really get to know this incredible area. In the evening, our guides will cook us an absolute feast whilst we chill out by the bonfire sitting underneath the stars. Accommodation for the night is in tents right on the beach.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 5: Port Barton Island Life - Snorkelling, Camping & Meeting the Locals
Experience more paradise island life! Today we explore more of the area with our guide. We will also get the chance to visit a local school to interact with the kids and make donations of supplies (not a guaranteed visit). After a couple of days of sun and sand, you will need a shower. Our guides will lead us to a small, refreshing jungle waterfall for you to get clean. In the late afternoon, we will head back to Port Barton for one more night. Accommodation: Twin/double rooms in Filipino style beach-front bungalows.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

 

Day 6: Bound for El Nido
This morning is time to say goodbye to this incredible place. Today we are travelling to El Nido in the north of the island by minivan. Relax and enjoy the scenery as we journey to the north of Palawan. We check in to our boutique hostel and relax for the afternoon before heading to our favourite beach bar for dinner and good times. Accommodation: 4-bed dorms in top-rated boutique hostel.
Meals: None 

 

Day 7: Around El Nido – Full day Cultural Experience & Zipline
Today we have our cultural experience in the surrounding area of El Nido in small villages. This will be with local people showing you their traditional ways of living; a great way to experience a slice of local life. Take a guided walk to learn about the plants and animals, try Filipino stick fighting, learn how they make coconut oil, try weaving with palm leaves, discover the secret to making the famous Filipino food 'Adobo' and then finish with a Halo-Halo (Filipino iced dessert). We then head to the amazing Las Cabanas beach where you get the option to experience flying on a 750m long zipline over the ocean between 2 tropical islands (own cost of PHP 500). Accommodation: 4-bed dorms in top-rated boutique hostel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

 

Day 8: Island hopping
This morning we board our boat to take us around all the tiny islands in the bay. You will explore the most spectacular islands and the bluest waters you have ever seen. Snorkel with your new friends, and feast on the freshly prepared food on board. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Accommodation: 4-bed dorms in top-rated boutique hostel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

 

Day 9: El Nido Viewpoint Hike, Massage & Farewell Dinner
Today we make our way through the small streets of the town to where we start our hike. We climb to the top of the limestone cliffs surrounding the town for an unbelievable view of the town, bay, and islands. Definitely the best views on the island! Spend the rest of your day exploring and getting to know the area and meeting the locals. Today we include a traditional Filipino massage to ease those aching muscles. In the evening we have one farewell dinner with everyone at our favourite place and say our goodbyes! Accommodation: 4-bed dorms in top-rated boutique hostel.
Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 10: Depart!
Take a bus back to Puerto Princesa airport (included), or stay on in El Nido. We help organise other activities such as learning to surf in Siargao, visiting the Chocolate Hills of Bohol & meeting the world’s smallest primate or snorkelling and island hopping your way around Coron (or you can learn to dive here too!). You can fly from El Nido airport to Manila, or other parts of the Philippines with an airline called Air Swift. This will save you having to do the 6 hour bus ride back to Puerto Princesa!
Meals: Breakfast

Your Adventure Includes

  • Legendary group leader
  • Airport pick-up (day 1 only)
  • All transportation and transfers including domestic flight, buses, vans, taxis, boats, and tuk-tuk
  • 20kg of luggage allowance for the domestic flight
  • All accommodation. From boutique hostels, hip hotels, and beach camps
  • 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Good times and memories to last a lifetime!

The Specifics

Additional Costs:

  • Some meals are included, others must be purchased at an additional cost
  • Cost for the zipline is a local payment of PHP500

Extra Information:

  • Departures: Contact us to find out the full list of departure dates and days
  • Airport pickup is provided from Manila on Day 1
  • Tour finishes in Puerto Princesa (Day 10). Option to finish in El Nido upon request (flight options available from both)
  • Valid passport and visa (if required) should be organised prior to booking
  • Please advise any dietary requirements when booking
  • All bookings must be reconfirmed 48 hours prior to departure 
  • Contact us for more information on inclusions, extras and essential info to know before you go!
  • Want to experience more of this amazing country after your One Life Adventures? Add on one of our packs at the end of your tour! Learn to dive in Coron, catch some waves in Siargao or check out the chocolate hills in Bohol!

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Sarah K
This tour was everything I hoped for and more. Alice (Alatron) was amazing and went above and beyond to make sure everything went smoothly, even when we got stuck in the middle of a typhoon! She also went the extra mile to help passengers arrange plans for after the tour which was greatly appreciated. This tour provides a very wholesome Filipino experience. I would highly recommend it to anyone.
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