Philippines 10 Day Adventure Tour - Manila to Puerto Princesa (or El Nido)

Explore the best of the Philippines during this epic 10-day trip! Kayak and snorkel picturesque reefs, camp on a remote beach, spend a day island hopping and heaps more! Get ready for 10 days stuffed full of incredible scenery, amazing people, awesome parties and lifelong memories as you adventure through the tropical South East. 

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  • Get ready to join us in exploring an area that is widely considered as the hottest destination on the adventure travel scene!
  • Like us, are you tired of seeing the same photos from South East Asia?
  • From your airport transfers, accommodation, awesome activities, all your transport and some meals, we will take care of everything! 
  • Just come along for the ride. 
  • Domestic flights, buses, vans, and tuk-tuks (though in the Philippines they are called 'tricycles') are all included.
  • Our awesome guides will make sure you have the best time and won't have to worry about a thing.
  • Learn to dive in Coron, catch some waves in Siargao or check out the chocolate hills in Bohol!


  • Legendary group leader.
  • Airport pick-up (day 1 only).
  • All transportation and transfers including domestic flight, buses, vans, taxis, boats, and tuk-tuk.
  • All accommodation. From boutique hostels, hip hotels, and beach camps.
  • Welcome dinner in Manila.
  • Visit to the world famous UNESCO Underground River of Puerto Princesa.
  • Visit to Iwahig Prison – a bizarre prison without walls.
  • Private tropical island beach camp experience including food.
  • Snorkel over coral reefs and with turtles.
  • Visit to the starfish fields.
  • Rainforest waterfall visit.
  • Beach picnics.
  • Canopy walk to the top of the cliffs overlooking El Nido for the best view in town.
  • Traditional Filipino massage.
  • Cultural day including cooking lesson, weaving, stick fighting, coconut tree climbing and more!
  • Meeting the kids at a remote island school (seasonal).
  • Island hopping on one of the best boats in El Nido.
  • Transportation back to either El Nido airport or Puerto Princesa airport.
  • Good times and memories to last a life time!
  • Breakfast : Some
  • Lunch : Some
  • Dinner : Some

Day 1: Welcome to Manila

Arrive at any time in Manila and we will meet you at the airport. Settle in to our accommodation and then join us on the roof terrace to meet the group, and have some Filipino BBQ eaten out of a banana leaf overlooking the Manila skyline.  After that, guests will get the option to checkout some famous Manila nightlife spots, with guest-list entry into clubs and good times at our favourite bars. Please note that airport pickups are only available for arrivals on day 1. Accommodation: 4-bed dorms in boutique hostel in down-town Manila  

Meal(s) included: Dinner

Day 2: Manila to Palawan – Iwahig Prison and street food

Fly to Palawan in the morning. Check in to our boutique hotel and relax by the pool for a while. After lunch, we visit the Iwahig Prison where the inmates govern themselves and learn new skills such as farming and dancing. In the evening, we sample some weird and wonderful Filipino street food by the water. Once we have eaten, we go to some local nightlife spots! Accommodation: Twin/double rooms in artistic boutique hotel  

Meal(s) included: Breakfast

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. Accommodation: Twin/double rooms in Filipino style beach-front bungalows  

Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Islander Experience – Snorkeling, fishing, and meeting the locals

Today 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 a day of exploring islands and experiencing the islander way of life. We will snorkel reefs with turtles and really get to know this incredible area. In the evening, our guides will cook us an absolute feat whilst we set up the BBQ and party the night away in the stars. Accommodation for the night is in tents right on the beach. Accommodation: Local style tents on the sand – absolute beach-front  

Meal(s) included: Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Port Barton Island Life

Experience more paradise island life! Today we explore more of the area with our guide. We will also get the chance to visit a local school to interact with the kids and make donations of supplies (not a guaranteed visit) After a couple of days of sun and sand, you will need a shower. Our guides will lead us to a small, refreshing jungle waterfall for you to get clean. In the late afternoon we will head back to Port Barton for one more night. Accommodation: Twin/double rooms in Filipino style beach-front bungalows  

Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6: Bound for El Nido

This morning is time to say goodbye to this incredible place. Today we are travelling to El Nido in the north of the island by minivan. Relax and enjoy the scenery as we journey to the north of Palawan. We check in to our boutique hostel and relax for the afternoon before heading to our favourite reggae beach bar for dinner and good times. Accommodation: 4-bed dorms in top-rated boutique hostel  

Meal(s) included: Dinner

Day 7: Around El Nido – Full day cultural experience & zipline

Today we have our cultural experience in the surrounding area of El Nido in small villages. This will be with local people showing you their traditional ways of living; a great way to experience a slice of local life. Take a guided walk to learn about the plants and animals, go fishing in the bay, 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). We then head to the amazing Las Cabanas beach where you get the option to experience flying on a 750m long zipline over the ocean between 2 tropical islands (own cost of PH500). Accommodation: 4-bed dorms in top-rated boutique hostel  

Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8: Island Hopping

We have an early start to board the custom-built, exclusive 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. Here you will see Big and Small Lagoon, Secret Lagoon, Cadlao Island, and other areas. Snorkel and kayak with your new friends, and feast on the freshly prepared food on board. We will have our drinks included, and music to match the scenery. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Accommodation: 4-bed dorms in top-rated boutique hostel  

Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9: Nido viewpoint hike, massage & farewell dinner

Today we make our way through the small streets of the town to where we start our hike. We climb to the top of the limestone cliffs surrounding the town for an unbelievable view of the town, bay, and islands. Definitely the best views on the island! Spend the rest of your day exploring and getting to know the area and meeting the locals. Today we include a traditional Filipino massage to ease those aching muscles. In the evening we meet for dinner by the water. This is also the day we help with any advice on further travel around the Philippines. In the evening we have one farewell dinner with everyone at our favourite place and say our goodbyes! Accommodation: 4-bed dorms in top-rated boutique hostel  

Meal(s) included: Breakfast

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 diving courses, our Whale sharks and Waterfalls pack, and our Boracay Party Pack! You can fly from El Nido airport to Manila, Boracay, or Cebu with an airline called Air Swift. This will save you having to do the 6 hour bus ride back to Puerto Princesa!  

Meal(s) included: Breakfast

Pickup: Manila 

Return: Puerto Princesa - can finish in El Nido if the customer would like to fly from there instead.

Shuttle buses run from El Nido 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 hours so bare this in mind. There are also flights out of El Nido using an airline called Air Swift. If flying with Air Swift from El Nido, guests can leave at any time on day 10. 


What to Bring:

Passport and separate photocopy of the ID page of your passport.
Onwards flight tickets.
Printed copy of your travel insurance details.
Your One Life Adventures confirmation vouchers/tickets.
Entry visa (if required).
Enough clean clothes to last the trip – Pack for warm weather and pack light.
A light rain jacket or emergency rain poncho.
Comfortable shoes and sandals - They will probably get dirty so don’t bring anything fancy!
Sun hat or cap
Phone & charger
International plug adapter – The voltage in the Philippines is 220-240 volts.
Swimwear and towel
Credit cards and money – Please do not bring travelers checks.
Small padlock
Camera and spare battery.
Mp3 player or books for the longer bus journeys.
A money belt
Basic medical supplies such as aspirin, ibuprofen, motion sickness tablets, Imodium.
Insect repellent
A sense of adventure!

Luggage Limit:

20kg. Recommended to take a backpack instead of a suitcase.

Dietary Requirements:

All catered for where possible, though when in the more remote areas cannot be guaranteed.

Extra Costs:

International flights not included.
If you arrive earlier than the start date, your airport pickup is not included.
Cost for the zipline is a local payment of PHP500.
The following meals are included, the rest you have to budget for: 7 x breakfasts/5 x lunches/2 x dinners.


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