One Life Adventures - The Philippines

Travel with an experienced guide and a group of like-minded travellers. Fly to Puerto Princesa in Palawan, explore the UNESCO Underground River, sleep in beach bungalows, camp on an island beach, island hop and spend time in El Nido town.

  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • Supplier Tour ID: MANLYF/208664
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Starts: Manila, Philippines
  • Finishes: El Nido, Philippines
  • Age requirement: 18 +
You will Visit
  • Manila
  • El Nido



Day 1

Welcome to Manila
Arrive at any time in Manila and we will meet you at the airport (if you are already in Manila, meet at the Z Hostel). In the evening we`ll head out intoManila for a welcome dinner. (D)
Accommodation: 4-bed dorms in boutique hostel in down-town Manila


Day 2

Manila to Palawan
Today we will fly to the most beautiful island in the world. We`ll check in to our boutique hotel before heading to Iwahig Prison to meet some dancing inmates. You then have the opportunity to kick back by the pool making the most of 2 for 1 cocktails. (B)
Accommodation: Twin/double rooms in artistic boutique hotel


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 doesn`t even have electricity for half the day! We spend the night in a beach bungalow listening to the sounds of the ocean. (B)
Accommodation: Twin/double rooms in Filipino style beach-front bungalows
*** Due to recent events in the area, the Underground River may be substituted with Honda Bay. This trip takes you around the Honda Bay marine reserve, activities include swimming, snorkeling, and lunch.
Please note that snorkels will need to be rented from the kiosks on the island.


Day 4

Islander Experience
Today we get to experience the local island way of life, with our Islander Experience. After breakfast, we join our local guides on our custom made boat. We start with a very special visit to a local school before we then begin exploring the islands and experiencing the islander way of life. We will eat fresh grilled fish on the beach, snorkel reefs and really get to know this incredible area. In the evening, our guides will make a bonfire while we watch the sunset. (L,D)
Accommodation: Local style tents on the sand - absolute beach-front


Day 5

Port Barton Island Life
Today we awake to the sounds of the ocean, step out of our tents and take in the beauty for one final time of our own private island before
going in search of turtles and waterfalls. Another beautiful lunch is served up on the boat before we head back to Port Barton. (B,L)
Accommodation: Twin/double rooms in Filipino style beach-front bungalows


Day 6

Bound for El Nido
In the morning we all jump into a bus and we are on our way to El Nido! When we arrive, you will see why Palawan was named the most beautiful
island group in the world. Surrounded by islands and cliffs. Once you pick your jaws up off the ground, we will check in to the funkiest hostel in Palawan. Exclusive to One Life, this slick hostel looks more like a boutique hotel than a backpackers! Settle in, then head out to one of our
favourite beach bars in the evening for food and fun.
Accommodation: 4-bed dorms in top-rated boutique hostel


Day 7

Philippine Cultural Experience
Today we have our cultural experience. This will be with local people showing you their traditional ways of living. 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). Note: activities may be substituted. We then head to the amazing Las Cabanas beach where you get the option to experience flying on a 750m long zip line over the ocean between two tropical islands (own cost of 500php). (B,L)
Accommodation: 4-bed dorms in top-rated boutique hostel


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! (B, L)
Accommodation: 4-bed dorms in top-rated boutique hostel


Day 9

Canopy Walk & Massage
Today we make our way through the small streets of the town to where we start our canopy walk. We climb to the top of the limestone cliffs
surrounding the town for an unbelievable view of the bay and islands. Definitely the best views in the area! Spend the rest of your day exploring
and getting to know El Nido and meeting the locals. Today we include a traditional Filipino massage to ease those aching muscles. In the
evening we meet for our final dinner together. (B)
Accommodation: 4-bed dorms in top-rated boutique hostel


Day 10

Stay on longer, or head to Puerto Princesa
Take a bus back to Puerto Princesa airport (included), or stay on in El Nido. We help organise other activities such as the chocolate hills of Bohol, reef and wrecks of Coron or surfing in Siargao! (B)
***Shuttle buses run from El Nido to Puerto Princesa every hour on the hour from 4am to 7pm (with the exception of 12pm). Therefore guests can book their flight from Puerto Princesa to any destination in the Philippines on Day 10 of the tour any time after 3pm. The journey takes 6-7 hours so bare this in mind. There are also flights out of El Nido with Air Swift which can leave any time on Day 10. Please ensure your tour guide is aware of your flight arrangements***

    • Experienced leader, accommodation, touring, meals and transport as indicated, arrival airport transfer (if arriving on Day 1, domestic flight as per itinerary, traditional massage, cultural experiences including cooking class. A bus transfer from El Nido to Puerto Princesa Airport at the end of the tour is included
    • End Point: ENI (9am) or PPS Airport (6pm)

      8 night’s multi-share accommodation with shared bathroom and one night tent camping (or upgrade to 8 night’s private ensuite accommodation and one night tent camping

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Tour Highlights:
    • Explore some of the most amazing places on Earth in the hottest adventure destination right now! This epic journey into Palawan is a blend of different cities, villages, activities, local experiences and beaches.
    • End point of this tour is:
    • ENI (9am) or PPS Airport (6pm)