8 Days Manila to Palawan Classic Philippines Tour

Philippines, El Nido Island, Palawan

Tour Code: TCT-Philippines-01

Tour Type: Private Tour

Best Travel Time: The best time to visit Philippines is between November to April

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Tour Feature

Explore the old and new Malina, the capital city of the Philippines

Savour the delicious local food of the Philippines

Relax yourself at the famous Island of El Nido

Take a classic tour in Puerto Princesa, capital city of Palawan Province

What to Expect

Day Destination Highlights
01 Arrival Manila Transfer to hotel
02 Manila Intramuros: Fort Santiago, Minor Basilica, Metropolitan Cathedral of the Imaculate Conception (Manila Cathedral), San Agustin Church, National Museum, Chinatown, Kakesa ride
03 ManilaEl Nido Fly to El Nido
04 El Nido Free time on the Island of El Nido
05 El Nido Free time on the Island of El Nido
06 El NidoPuerto Princesa Drive to Puerto Princesa, the Underground River National Park
07 Puerto Princesa Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Eulalia Park, Plaza Cuartel , Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center , Mitra's Ranch, Baker's Hill
08 Departure Puerto Princesa Transfer to airport

Tour Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Manila

Meals: No meal
Accommodation: In Manila

Upon arriving in Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, you will be met and picked up by our local tour guide at the airport and transferred to hotel. Enjoy your free time later.

Manila City View
Manila City View
 

Day 2Manila

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Manila

Enjoy a full day old and new Manila exploration tour today. In the morning, we will firstly visit Intramuros, a historical walled city, which is one of the most notable Spanish settlements in Manila. Although most parts of this walled city were destroyed during WWII, some parts of Intramuros still stands and preserved as symbols of the Philippines' past. One famous stop of the Intramuros is the Fort Santiago, which is a significant defense structure to the Philippines. Then we walk for a while to Minor Basilica and Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Manila Cathedral), which is only short walking distance to the Fort. Then move to the other left church, the San Agustin Church, listed as a World Heritage Site in 1993, which was regarded as a National Historic Landmark in 1976 by the Philippines government.

The next stop is the National Museum, which is only a few kilometers from San Agustin Church, where you will have the chance to enjoy the national fine arts and history. After a long walking trip in the morning, we will have lunch and have a leisure break at Rizal Park. Then hop on a Jeepney, the symbol transportation way in the Philippines. It is a unique experience. Then we will arrive at Binondo, the oldest Chinatown in the world, where you can find lots of shops and many notable places to eat offering delicious Chinese food, such as dumplings cooked in different ways. Then we will step on a Kalesa (horse-driven carriage), which is important transportation for the high-ranking officials in the Spanish Era. At the end of the Kalesa ride, you will have a chance to enjoy a beautiful sunset of the Manila Bay. Then we will drop you off at the hotel. Enjoy your leisure night.

Manila Cathedral
Manila Cathedral
 

Day 3Manila El Nido

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: On the Island of El Nido

Free at leisure before transfer to the airport to take a flight to the stunning El Nido, which is known for its large limestone karsts emerging from the turquoise ocean. El Nido has a variety of ecosystems such as white sand beaches, mangroves, coral belts, limestone reefs, and non-polluting scenery. The peaceful and cozy atmosphere is perfect for spending a relaxing holiday. Enjoy your free time in the El Nido Town, relaxing on the Corong beach of El Nido Island, watch the amazing sunset view.

El Nido Island
El Nido Island
 

Day 4El Nido

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: On the Island of El Nido

Enjoy your free time in this beautiful island.

We suggest you take an optional Island-Hopping Trip: Small Lagoon-Big Lagoon-Secret Lagoon-Seven Commando Beach – Simizu Island. Hop on a small kayak, drive into large and small caves, and enjoy the incredible lagoon scenery. Heading to the Big Lagoon, the wide view is full of rippled clear sea water, layers of cliffs and underwater rock formations, like a poetic ocean channel. The Secret Lagoon is more like a story book. You can peek into the secluded crystal pool surrounded by rocks at the small entrance, arousing your memories of mermaids and fairy tales. After lunch, you will head to the white sand beach of Sumizu Island to understand the origin of the Seven Commando Beach. You can also experience snorkeling and swimming along the way, and relax in the clear blue ocean. There is no doubt that this El Nido trip will take you into a world full of wonders in the water.

El Nido Island
El Nido Island
 

Day 5El Nido

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: On the Island of El Nido

Enjoy your free time in this beautiful island. Relax on the beach or taking some water activities.

Relax on the beach
Relax on the beach
 

Day 6El Nido Puerto Princesa (Palawan)

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Puerto Princesa

After breakfast, check out from hotel and head to Puerto Princesa, the capital city of Palawan Province. En route, we will take a short boat ride to visit the Underground River National Park, one of the most impressive caves systems in the world. It features spectacular limestone karst landscapes, the pristine natural beauty as well as the intact old-growth forests and distinctive wildlife. It is regarded as one of the 7 wonders of the UNESCO heritage.

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River
Puerto Princesa Subterranean River
 

Day 7Puerto Princesa (Palawan)

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Puerto Princesa

Free at leisure in the morning. Meet at the hotel about 13:00-13:30, and we will enjoy a 3-hour sightseeing tour to visit the main landmarks of Puerto Princesa city. At first, drive along the Rizal Avenue passing the City Hall to visit the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, a blue-colored church, a century-old historical landmark of Puerto Princesa. Eulalia Park and the Plaza Cuartel are just adjacent to the church. It is a restored ruin of a Japanese military base during the World War II. Then we will move to St. Monica area to visit the Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center (formerly known as Crocodile Farm) or Palawan Butterfly Garden. After that, we will take a panoramic view of Puerto Princesa from Mitra's Ranch and enjoy the beautiful garden view at Baker's Hill. After tour, you will be transferred back to hotel.

Immaculate Conception Cathedral
Immaculate Conception Cathedral
 

Day 8Departure Puerto Princesa (Palawan)

Meals: Breakfast

Free at leisure before transfer to airport for departure.

Service ends

Day 1Arrival Manila

Meals: No meal
Accommodation: In Manila

Upon arriving in Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, you will be met and picked up by our local tour guide at the airport and transferred to hotel. Enjoy your free time later.

Manila City View
Manila City View
 

Day 2Manila

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Manila

Enjoy a full day old and new Manila exploration tour today. In the morning, we will firstly visit Intramuros, a historical walled city, which is one of the most notable Spanish settlements in Manila. Although most parts of this walled city were destroyed during WWII, some parts of Intramuros still stands and preserved as symbols of the Philippines' past. One famous stop of the Intramuros is the Fort Santiago, which is a significant defense structure to the Philippines. Then we walk for a while to Minor Basilica and Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Manila Cathedral), which is only short walking distance to the Fort. Then move to the other left church, the San Agustin Church, listed as a World Heritage Site in 1993, which was regarded as a National Historic Landmark in 1976 by the Philippines government.

The next stop is the National Museum, which is only a few kilometers from San Agustin Church, where you will have the chance to enjoy the national fine arts and history. After a long walking trip in the morning, we will have lunch and have a leisure break at Rizal Park. Then hop on a Jeepney, the symbol transportation way in the Philippines. It is a unique experience. Then we will arrive at Binondo, the oldest Chinatown in the world, where you can find lots of shops and many notable places to eat offering delicious Chinese food, such as dumplings cooked in different ways. Then we will step on a Kalesa (horse-driven carriage), which is important transportation for the high-ranking officials in the Spanish Era. At the end of the Kalesa ride, you will have a chance to enjoy a beautiful sunset of the Manila Bay. Then we will drop you off at the hotel. Enjoy your leisure night.

Manila Cathedral
Manila Cathedral
 

Day 3Manila El Nido

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: On the Island of El Nido

Free at leisure before transfer to the airport to take a flight to the stunning El Nido, which is known for its large limestone karsts emerging from the turquoise ocean. El Nido has a variety of ecosystems such as white sand beaches, mangroves, coral belts, limestone reefs, and non-polluting scenery. The peaceful and cozy atmosphere is perfect for spending a relaxing holiday. Enjoy your free time in the El Nido Town, relaxing on the Corong beach of El Nido Island, watch the amazing sunset view.

El Nido Island
El Nido Island
 

Day 4El Nido

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: On the Island of El Nido

Enjoy your free time in this beautiful island.

We suggest you take an optional Island-Hopping Trip: Small Lagoon-Big Lagoon-Secret Lagoon-Seven Commando Beach – Simizu Island. Hop on a small kayak, drive into large and small caves, and enjoy the incredible lagoon scenery. Heading to the Big Lagoon, the wide view is full of rippled clear sea water, layers of cliffs and underwater rock formations, like a poetic ocean channel. The Secret Lagoon is more like a story book. You can peek into the secluded crystal pool surrounded by rocks at the small entrance, arousing your memories of mermaids and fairy tales. After lunch, you will head to the white sand beach of Sumizu Island to understand the origin of the Seven Commando Beach. You can also experience snorkeling and swimming along the way, and relax in the clear blue ocean. There is no doubt that this El Nido trip will take you into a world full of wonders in the water.

El Nido Island
El Nido Island
 

Day 5El Nido

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: On the Island of El Nido

Enjoy your free time in this beautiful island. Relax on the beach or taking some water activities.

Relax on the beach
Relax on the beach
 

Day 6El Nido Puerto Princesa (Palawan)

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Puerto Princesa

After breakfast, check out from hotel and head to Puerto Princesa, the capital city of Palawan Province. En route, we will take a short boat ride to visit the Underground River National Park, one of the most impressive caves systems in the world. It features spectacular limestone karst landscapes, the pristine natural beauty as well as the intact old-growth forests and distinctive wildlife. It is regarded as one of the 7 wonders of the UNESCO heritage.

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River
Puerto Princesa Subterranean River
 

Day 7Puerto Princesa (Palawan)

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Puerto Princesa

Free at leisure in the morning. Meet at the hotel about 13:00-13:30, and we will enjoy a 3-hour sightseeing tour to visit the main landmarks of Puerto Princesa city. At first, drive along the Rizal Avenue passing the City Hall to visit the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, a blue-colored church, a century-old historical landmark of Puerto Princesa. Eulalia Park and the Plaza Cuartel are just adjacent to the church. It is a restored ruin of a Japanese military base during the World War II. Then we will move to St. Monica area to visit the Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center (formerly known as Crocodile Farm) or Palawan Butterfly Garden. After that, we will take a panoramic view of Puerto Princesa from Mitra's Ranch and enjoy the beautiful garden view at Baker's Hill. After tour, you will be transferred back to hotel.

Immaculate Conception Cathedral
Immaculate Conception Cathedral
 

Day 8Departure Puerto Princesa (Palawan)

Meals: Breakfast

Free at leisure before transfer to airport for departure.

Service ends

Prices (per person in US$)

Group Size Oct 1st – Apr 30th May 1st –Sep 30th
2 ~ 5 pax $- $-
6 ~ 9 pax $- $-

Notice:
Due to the uncertainties of this tour, such as special local conditions , the changes of accommodation rate, etc, the tour has to be tailor-made and its price is on request. Please tell us in advance your group information inclusive of departure date, number of pax, and other individual needs, which will be helpful to work out a fit program and the right price.

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