Philippines island explorer
Get off the grid and explore this bucket-list destination on a 13 day tour. From spectacular waterfalls, turquoise waters and rugged coastline, this is your chance to discover the Philippine Islands with an experienced group leader and fellow adventurers.
- 12 nights / 13 days accommodation (twin-share)
- Personal airport pickup
- All transport and 2 internal flights
- Meals as indicated
- Group leader
- Island trip to local shamans
- Sardine run
- Kawasan Falls canyoneering
- 3-day boat expedition
- Jeepney tour of El Nido
Valid for Departures
- 08 Jan 2022
- 20 Jan 2022
- 11 Mar 2022
- 28 Mar 2022
- 14 Apr 2022
Itinerary & Map
Kamusta and welcome to Manila! On arrival in the bustling capital, we’ll meet you at the airport to take you to the hotel. You’ll have plenty of time to recover from the flight
This morning is an early start as we travel to the beautiful island of Siquijor via a short flight and ferry. After checking in we’ll head down to one of the island’s renowned white sand beaches to watch the sun sink below the horizon. Welcome to paradise!
Today we will be exploring everything Siquijor has to offer. First we’ll head up into the mystical mountains to visit local Shamans, believed to possess healing powers, before checking out Cambugahay Falls, an instagrammable waterfall complete with rope swings and bamboo rafts. Later on we’ll get a taste of what the Philippines’ immaculate oceans hold in store for us as we have our first snorkelling stop of the trip.
We’ll be leaving Siquijor to head over to Moalboal, stopping for an adrenalinepumping canyoneering experience at Kawasan Waterfalls. This activity will have the brave of us not just looking, but LEAPING into the unbelievably blue pools of the falls below.
Breakfast and lunch
This morning we’ll venture out to witness Moalboal’s famous Sardine Run, a natural phenomenon worthy of a David Attenborough documentary. You’ll get the chance to snorkel amongst millions of sardines in crystal waters, truly an experience like no other. We’ll also keep our fingers crossed for sea turtles! The afternoon is yours to explore more of Moalboal, or simply relax by the beach or pool.
On the way to our second flight of the trip from Cebu City we’ll stop at Simala Church. This castle-like monastery is the perfect place for us to gain insight into the Spanish colonisation of the Philippines. After our flight to Busuanga Island we’ll check in to our hotel and get ready to experience the vibrant nightlife in Coron.
Relax by the pool or wander Coron Town, the morning is in your hands! This afternoon we’ll lace up our sneakers and take a short hike up Mount Tapyas to be rewarded with incredible views of the bay. We’ll then head to Maquinit Hot Springs for some relaxation, taking in a glorious sunset as we soak in the naturally warm saltwater pools.
Today we set off on an unforgettable 3-day expedition from Coron to El Nido. This trip will take us far from the usual tourist hotspots, sailing away on a traditional Banca boat to discover deserted islands, leave footprints on soft white beaches, snorkel turquoise waters, interact with local tribes and stargaze on the beach. This trip will wake up your inner adventurer - with only a mattress, mosquito net and bucket shower our traditional Filipino huts are simple - but given the lack of crowds, abundant fresh food and postcard shots everywhere you turn, the trade-off is absolutely worth it!
Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Continuing our sail to El Nido we’ll swing by more uninhabited beaches and swim amongst fish in some of the world’s clearest waters. Without Wi-Fi we are completely off-the-grid, able to fully immerse ourselves in the otherworldly beauty of our surroundings and focus on our routine - swim, snorkel, sunbathe, repeat! Tonight we stay in a traditional beach camp to fall asleep to the sound of the ocean.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Our boat expedition comes to an end today when we arrive in El Nido on the island of Palawan, our final destination in this stunning country. Back in civilisation we’ll check in to our hotel and be grateful for a hot shower before heading off to see the town from above on a canopy walk through the jungle.
Breakfast and lunch
After a few jam-packed days of sailing and swimming, today we’ll have plenty of free time to chill out on the beach, sip cold drinks, work on our tans and explore El Nido. We’ll also treat ourselves with an included Filipino massage, the ultimate way to ease our muscles after so much adventure.
Our last day of exploring will see us jump in a Jeepney and head to Nacpan Beach, one of the most picturesque spots on Palawan, as well as checking out a few local hideouts to get a taste of Filipino island life. Tonight we have our farewell dinner before heading out for some final drinks together.
Breakfast and dinner
Time to bid farewell as our 13 day adventure comes to an end. You can either check out and make your way back home, stay on longer in El Nido or continue your travels in the Philippines. If you need any assistance planning onward travel, we’re more than happy to help!
- International flights
- Personal expenses
- Tips on excursions
- Meals not specified
- Comprehensive travel insurance
- Any applicable visas
- Compulsory travel insurance
- Twin Share accommodation
- Solo travellers will be accommodated in a Twin Share Room (2 Beds) with a traveller of the same gender.
- Suitable for adults 18 to 39 years only.