Classic Palawan Tour

On this classic Palawan tour, you will experience some highlights of the famous island group in the west of the Philippines. It starts at the capital city that lies in the heart of the long Island Province of Palawan, Puerto Princesa.

After an excursion to the world-wonder underground river in Sabang, the tour will continue towards the village of Port Barton. The tour will then be concluded in a visit to the unspoiled paradise of El Nido.

individual El Nido Palawan tour

This Palawan trip ends in El Nido: the gateway to the beautiful Bacuit Archipelago

This Palawan tour can be combined with some other islands such as Cebu, Bohol, Romblon or Luzon. We would be glad to provide you with an individual offer.

Day 1: Arrival in Puerto Princesa

After arriving in the capital of Palawan, you will be taken directly to the hotel. You can explore Puerto Princesa a little more on your own before the next day starts.

Accommodation: Typical Hotel in Puerto Princesa (standard class), e.g. Puerto Pension, Acacia Tree or Dolce Vita Hotel

Day 2: Trip to Sabang

After breakfast, you will be going to Sabang where you will explore the “Subterranean River”. This underground river, together with the national park, belongs to the Unesco world cultural heritage and will be the highlight of your day trip.

Accommodation: Typical hotel in Puerto Princesa (standard class)

Beach in Sabang, Palawan

On the way to the majestic “Subterranean River”

Day 3: Transfer to Port Barton

Further to the north of the province is the small village of Port Barton, which is one of the secrets of the island. The village in San Vicente is by far not as much traveled as other destinations, but it’s mesmerising beauty and the adventures are always there.
You will spend a total of three nights at a typical beach resort in the village before heading to the next stop.

Accommodation: Typical beach resort in Port Barton

Day 4: Island hopping

Today you will go on the first Island hopping tour. You will be in a Philippine fishing boat (“bangka”) and enjoy a delicious and authentic Filipino lunch.

Accommodation: Typical beach resort in Port Barton

Delicious Philippine food, served during an island hopping tour

Day 5: Kayaking, SUP & Hiking

On the second full day in Port Barton, you can enjoy some water sports– go kayaking or SUP paddle boarding, or simply relax on the beach. There are also possibilities for hiking, so that everyone can get their money’s worth.

Accommodation: Typical beach resort in Port Barton

Day 6: Transfer to El Nido

We will continue the tour with the van going to El Nido (“the nest”). Here you will be staying in a nice town hotel for the next days. In the afternoon, make yourself be a little familiar with the surroundings and eat in one of the many good restaurants.

Accommodation: Hotel in El Nido Town

Day 7: Island Hopping

Here, of course, an excursion to the surrounding islands that you don’t want to miss when you are in El Nido. The famous Bacuit archipelago is stunningly beautiful with it’s scenic views, pristine beaches and beautiful lagoons. Both snorkelers and divers find beautiful coral reefs here.

Accommodation: Hotel in El Nido Town

Island hopping around El Nido

Day 8: Last day in the island of Paradise

For your last full day on this Palawan trip, you will be having your own leisure day.

Accommodation: Hotel in El Nido Town

Day 9: Farewell, Palawan

You will be taken to the airport in Lio or to the seaport. Possible flights are from here to Manila, Cebu or Boracay.

This classic Palawan trip begins, as described, in Puerto Princesa and stops in El Nido. However, we are also happy to help arrange suitable flights and transfers to other islands for you.

Prices from:

1679 USD for 2 Persons 2945 USD for 4 Persons
1430 Euro for 2 Persons 2508 Euro for 4 Persons
86300 PHP for 2 persons 151400 PHP for 4 persons


– All transfers from Puerto Princesa airport to El Nido
– All overnight stays including breakfast
– Trips to Sabang and Island hopping, including lunch and local guides
– 24/7 contact with our team on site

Not included:
– International or domestic flights
– Tip

Do you want to book this Palawan trip cheaply or are you interested in an individual trip to the Philippines? Please send us a contact inquiry!