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One Life Adventures
10 Day Philippines

$1,499.00 $1,389.00

This award-winning Philippines tour is statistically the most popular tour of this amazing country!

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Starts: Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
Ends: El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

We are very proud of this action packed tour as it was our first destination and for that reason it will always be our baby. The Philippines offers an authentic experience of Asia which is hard to beat. From the crystal clear turquoise water lapping secluded white beaches to the majestic limestone cliffs surrounding tiny villages, every day you will be met with breathtaking places and experiences. The Philippines is truly one of the last untouched gems of the world.

Itinerary

DAY 1 – ARRIVE IN MANILA! LETS GO!

Arrive at any time in Manila and we will meet you at the airport. We take you through the winding streets to our boutique hostel in central Manila. Settle in to your accommodation and in the evening join the rest of the group for a delicious welcome meal in a local restaurant. After dinner, head up to the rooftop terrace and enjoy a few drinks overlooking the Manila skyline. For those looking to party, you will get the option to checkout some famous Manila nightlife spots with guest-list entry into clubs and good times at our favourite bars!

DAY 2 – PALAWAN HERE WE COME!

Palawan here we come! Today we take a short flight to Puerto Princesa in Palawan. We check in to our awesome boutique hotel and relax by the pool for a while. In the afternoon we visit the Iwahig Prison, where the inmates govern themselves and learn new skills such as farming and dancing to Michael Jackson. Truly a bizarre experience! In the evening, we walk along the bay and sample some weird and wonderful Filipino street food by the water. If you’re brave enough you can try a balut (fertilized duck egg), a Filipino delicacy!

DAY 3 – UNDERGROUND RIVER TIME!

We have an early start today and after our delicious breakfast, we head out to the UNESCO listed Underground River. We explore the 5-miles of rivers and caves by boat before driving over dirt roads to the remote and stunning fishing village of Port Barton. This is when you will truly feel like you’ve arrived in paradise but trust us, it gets better! Spend the afternoon sipping fresh coconuts on golden sand while listening to some island reggae in the background. Tonight we will sleep in traditional Filipino style beach bungalows listening to the sound of the ocean outside your door.

DAY 4/5 – THE ISLANDER EXPERIENCE – PRIVATE BEACH CAMP!

For the next 2 days we get to experience the local island way of life, with our Islander Experience. After breakfast, we join our local guides on their boat for 2 days of exploring islands and the surrounding areas of Port Barton. Snorkel coral reefs with turtles, go fishing with our guides, shower in jungle waterfalls, explore tiny islands, discover the Starfish Fields, and just take it all in. On the first evening we get together around the fire by our own little beach bar and watch the spectacular sunset that this area is famous for. Perfect! Don’t worry about food either as our local guides will have everything covered with feasts of grilled fish, pork, rice, vegetables and fruit. Tonight you will sleep in tents directly on the beach in paradise.

DAY 6 – BOUND FOR EL NIDO

After breakfast and have some more time to appreciate your spectacular surroundings, we then hop into a van and head up 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 towering cliffs, El Nido is a secret paradise we are lucky enough to share. 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 reggae beach bars in the evening for food and fun with your One Life family.

DAY 7 – ISLAND HOPPING

Today we set sail on the most (in)famous boat in El Nido. Another One Life exclusive, this custom built boat will take us on an island hopping adventure to secret beaches and pristine reefs around the Bacuit Archipelago. Go kayaking over the emerald waters or jump in and snorkel over coral teaming with life. The awesome crew will take care of all your food, and include all your drinks for the whole day (yes, cocktails and beer too!). So go on, you’ve earned a drink! Get some pictures of you doing a backflip off the boat with the sun setting in the background, or just sit back and enjoy one of those ‘life is good’ moments watching the sunset before setting sail back to El Nido.

DAY 8 – EL NIDO TOWN

Today we do a short trek and canopy walk up to the famous cliffs overlooking El Nido to get the best view of incredible bay and Cadlao Island. After all that exercise, you’ll need some chill-out time! That’s why we include a traditional Filipino massage near the beach to help ease those muscles. Take your time today to relax and enjoy your surroundings. Explore the town and meet some friendly locals.

DAY 9 – CULTURAL DAY

It’s time to experience and immerse ourselves in unique Filipino culture. We start the day by taking a tricycle ride to the local market where we’ll learn about the types of fresh seafood on offer as well as all the local produce. Afterwards we’ll take a short jungle hike to learn about the flora and fauna that grows in the lush rainforest before arriving at our exclusive beach hut for a fun filled day. Today we have activities ranging from cooking authentic Filipino food, climbing coconut trees, bottom line fishing, coconut shaving, learning Filipino dances and children’s games, coconut leaf weaving and more. Afterwards we lounge on the stunning Las Cabanas Beach to take in the incredible sunset where you can take the optional Zip Line. An exhilarating adventure of flying between two islands over the ocean. A day you’re not likely to forget!

DAY 10 – TIME TO SAY GOODBYE!

Sadly all good things must come to an end! For those of you who booked their onward journey, this is where we must say our goodbyes. The rest of us jump in a minivan back to Puerto Princesa where we finish our trip. You can also fly back to Manila from a small airport in El Nido. It’s a little bit more expensive, but it means you won’t have to travel back to Puerto for your flight.

What’s included:

  • Private western guide throughout
  • Airport pickup on day 1
  • All accommodation
  • All transportation & transfers including vans, flights, boats, taxis, and tricycles
  • Welcome dinner and drinks overlooking the Manila skyline
  • Guest-list entry to some of the best clubs in Manila
  • Visit to the world famous Puerto Princesa Underground River
  • Visit to the Iwahig Prison, a bizarre prison without walls
  • Private island beach camp adventure (including all food)
  • Rainforest walks to take a dip in a waterfall
  • Island kayaking through some of the most spectacular scenery in the world
  • Snorkeling coral reefs
  • Paddle boarding
  • Island hopping on the best boat in Palawan (including food and drinks!)
  • Beach picnics
  • Zip-lining between islands over beaches and ocean (PHP500 local payment)
  • Guided climb to the top of the cliffs overlooking El Nido for the most stunning view on the island
  • Local cultural experiences including cooking class and making coconut oil
  • Good times and memories to last a life time!
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