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El Nido: Island Hopping Tour A Lagoons and Beaches

1. El Nido: Island Hopping Tour A Lagoons and Beaches

Spend the day island-hopping in paradise on an El Nido cruise to deep-blue lagoons and white-sand beaches. Explore Bacuit Bay, the Big Lagoon, Seven Commandos Beach, the Secret Lagoon, and a snorkeling area. Enrich your trip with optional rental gear including aqua shoes, fins, and kayaks. Your day will include up to four stops in total. Start with the Secret Lagoon, a secret world hidden in the jagged rock walls. Continue on to Shimizu Island, a gorgeous beach with crystal-clear waters. Later, head to Seven Commandos Beach, lined with coconut trees and pure white sand. In between your adventure, enjoy lunch. Big Lagoon will also be one of your destinations - pay the premium destination fee and rent a kayak to enter.

Transfer between Puerto Princesa and El Nido

2. Transfer between Puerto Princesa and El Nido

Enjoy a hassle-free journey between Puerto Princesa and El Nido. Sit back and relax inside a modern air-conditioned vehicle as your professional driver takes you to your destination. Choose between a shared or private transfer.  If your upcoming holiday has a laid-back schedule, try the shared transfer with time slots available throughout the day. If you would prefer a readily available transfer, you can book a private van. Enjoy the spacious interior that will fit up to 13 people.

El Nido Island Hopping Tour C: Hidden Beaches & Shrine

3. El Nido Island Hopping Tour C: Hidden Beaches & Shrine

This unique tour will take you over the world-famous beaches of El Nido that include Hidden Beach, Secret Beach, Helicopter Island, Talisay Beach and Matinloc Island. Your day begins with an early departure to El Nido Pier, where you'll travel to your first stop: Helicopter Island, named for its unique rock formations that from a distance looks like a helicopter. Visit Matinloc Shrine, which is also known as the Shine of Our Lady of Matinloc, a spritual oasis. After learning the stories behind this location, head off to the Secret Beach. Hidden away from the shoreline, it's like your own private paradise. Don't miss out on the chance to see and swim along El Nido's finest beaches.

El Nido: Hidden Beaches and Lagoons Boat Hopping Tour D

4. El Nido: Hidden Beaches and Lagoons Boat Hopping Tour D

Discover the heavenly natural sites and emerald waters around El Nido on a full-day tour of the region's secret spots. Visit secret beaches and famous lagoons with time to enjoy water activities. Discover Cadlao Island, Small Lagoon, Nat Nat Beach, Paradise Beach, and Bukal Island.   After pickup and a short safety briefing, the boat will head out into the crystal clear sea. The first stop is at Small Lagoon, where mysterious rocks and clear waters await you. Continue to Cadlao Island and swim in the beautiful lagoon.   Visit Nat Nat, and Paradise Beach, hidden beaches on the island where shallow waters and calm waves allow even beginners to enjoy the sea. When the tour ends, you'll be dropped off at the same place as the meetup.

El Nido: Island Hopping Tour B Cudognong Cave & More

5. El Nido: Island Hopping Tour B Cudognong Cave & More

Start your tour by boarding your tour boat and getting ready for some island hopping. You'll visit Snake Island, which got its name from its constantly changing sandbars. Snake Island is a well-known photo spot for tourists. Next, discover Popolkan Island with its abundant marine life and rich reefs and enjoy some snorkeling or swimming in crystal blue waters. Then, listen to stories about World War 2 at Cudognong Cave where Japanese soldiers often hid. Other tour highlights include Cathedral Cave and Entalula Island, famous for its white sand beach. At the end of your tour, you'll be dropped back off at the same starting point.

Puerto Princesa: One-Way Transfer To/From El Nido

6. Puerto Princesa: One-Way Transfer To/From El Nido

Experience easy and efficient transfers between El Nido and Puerto Princesa City! Sit back and feel at ease as your professional driver takes you from one place to the other in a relaxed and modern air-conditioned vehicle. With this peaceful and convenient transfer, you'll be able to appreciate your trip to Palawan without worrying about finding public transportation - everything will be set and organized for you! With 10 seats and multiple schedules available, the shared transfer option can give you a ride on your preferred time.

El Nido Tour A: Full-Day Tour with Lunch and Pickup

7. El Nido Tour A: Full-Day Tour with Lunch and Pickup

During your visit to Palawan, make time to discover the amazing islands in the region. Discover beautiful lagoons, pristine beaches, and crystal-clear waters on this full-day tour with lunch and hotel pickup included. Begin your day with a visit to the Big Lagoon, a serene turquoise waterway nestled between towering limestone cliffs. As you glide across the peaceful waters on a traditional outrigger boat, enjoy the tranquility and awe-inspiring views. Next, head to the Secret Lagoon, a hidden gem accessible only through a small opening in the rock. Inside, you will find a natural swimming pool surrounded by a rocky edifice. Marvel at the sparkling clear waters and the serene atmosphere. Enjoy a lunch in the beach on Shimizu Island or nearby islands or in the boat, famous for its towering limestone cliffs and vibrant marine life. After lunch, explore the island's underwater world as you snorkel. Stop at Seven Commandos Beach for some relaxation. With its white sandy beaches, coconut trees, and crystal clear waters, this is a true tropical paradise. Enjoy a refreshing swim, some beach activities, or simply bask in the sun. The itinerary may vary in order and lunch stops will be determined based on the guide's discretion.

El Nido: Big Lagoon and Shimizu Island Tour with Kayaking

8. El Nido: Big Lagoon and Shimizu Island Tour with Kayaking

Explore the islands and lagoons of El Nido and go kayaking. Transfer by boat, and visit Shimizu Island. Paddle around the Big Lagoon in a kayak. Marvel at the limestone cliffs of Payong-Payong, and see the coconut trees and beautiful white sand at 7 Commandos Beach. Return to the starting point. Come directly to the meeting point to see the activity provider. Then, put on your life vest, and board the boat to start visiting the islands and lagoons. Visit Shimizu Island, which is famous for snorkeling because of its marine life. Have lunch on the island too and admire the rock formations. Go to Payong-Payong, known for its beautiful white-sand beach and lofty limestone cliffs. Take some incredible photos here. See a secret lagoon, and head to 7 Commandos Beach. Relax on the white sand and admire the coconut trees that line the beach. Finally, head back to the meeting point.

El Nido: Social Jeepney Tour w/Lunch, Waterfall & Beaches

9. El Nido: Social Jeepney Tour w/Lunch, Waterfall & Beaches

Head out on an adventure in a jeepney around El Nido and discover beaches, enjoy a guided trek, go cliff jumping at a waterfall, and tuck into traditional food on this tour. Embark on your exciting journey starting with a ride in a traditional jeepney to Lio Beach. Your next stop will be at a farm to experience the delicious boodle-fight lunch, a traditional Filipino way of eating where you'll enjoy scrumptious dishes over a banana leaf-lined table using your hands. After lunch, you'll take a guided trek through a forest leading you to Bulalacao Waterfalls where you can soak up the tranquil and enchanting countryside scenery. Take a refreshing dip in the water or, if you're feeling daring, try cliff jumping. Next, you'll visit Nacpan, a breathtaking beach with 4 kilometers of pristine white sand and turquoise waters lined with coconut trees. Choose to swim in the ocean or sit back and relax on a sun lounger. Enjoy unlimited cocktails while playing fun games or watching the sunset from the beach club. Finish your day with a fun karaoke session with your new friends. Then, head back to town to cap off the night at a rooftop pool bar. Make new friends as most of our guests are solo travelers, backpackers, and groups of friends who are excited and eager to meet people from all over the world.

El Nido: Full-Day Premium Island Hopping Catamaran Cruise

10. El Nido: Full-Day Premium Island Hopping Catamaran Cruise

Meeting place: El Nido Yachting Club's El Nido Town Office Tour Schedule: 9:00AM-4:00PM (M-W-F-Sun) Big Lagoon Shimizu Island Star Beach (Private Beach) Hidden Beach Seven Commandos (T-Th-Sat) Cadlao Lagoon Helicopter Island Star Beach (Private Beach) Small Lagoon Papaya Beach *Guests can visit at least three (3) islands as part of the restrictions set by the Department of Tourism. Though, our exclusive island - Star Beach is usually part of the itinerary already.

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This is a great tour that takes you to some fantastic beaches and swim spots, away from the crowds of Tour A. The guides are always excellent and friendly and very helpful. Lunch is amazing, worth the price alone! I definitely recommend this tour company, we took 2 of their tours. Tour A is the most popular and most crowded so this Tour C was a nice change of pace to relax more. The company is also very accommodating and communicative.

Even though the pick up time was a little late this was down to other pick ups from the Airport from flight delays causing this, out of there control. The two drivers were very professional, spoke excellent English and really looked after us stopping for toilet breaks and a half way stop for a spot of Lunch...I would recommend anyone needing transfers in the Philippines to use this company.

Great service! Picked up from hotel in puerto princesa and dropped off in El Nido. Reserved the 7:30am time slot and it was about 8:30 when they arrived. Received an email the day before with expected 8-9am pickup time. So it was perfect. They stop about halfway for bathroom break and lunch if you want.

Driver was really friendly and pointed stuff out to us along the route, he also told us stuff that we could do in El Nido. They were on time and got us to El Nido in good time with a little stop on the way.

Great tour visiting beautiful beaches and highlights of El Nido! Lunch was delicious and guides were friendly and professional! These tours and sightseeing spots are crowded so be prepared for that!