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  • Go Scuba Diving
  • Travel through the Puerto Princesa Underground River
  • Visit Hot Springs after a long travel day
  • Go Snorkelling
Western Philippines Trip: 20 Days - Step Off The Beaten Path tour starts in Cebu and ends in Manila. Western Philippines Trip: 20 Days - Step Off The Beaten Path is a Scuba Diving tour that takes 20 days taking you from Cebu to Manila and through other destinations in Philippines.

You’ll get to visit some of the most beautiful and least visited beaches in the world during our 20-day trip through the western part of the Philippines. This trip also includes a visit to 1 of the New 7 Wonders of the World: the Puerto Princesa Underground River located in the spectacular area of Palawan, where almost half of the trip will be spent. Palawan is a remarkable archipelago of 1,780 islands that have been explored very little and its pristine tropical beauty will have you wide-eyed the entire time you’re there. But this trip isn’t all peaceful isolation as a visit to the Philippines’ most famous island, Boracay, brings the quintessential beach paradise and plenty of great parties to this 20-day trip that is a constant source of fun, amazement and adventure!
Western Philippines Trip: 20 Days: 20 days in Philippines
Group flights arrive late in the evening, and upon arrival at the guesthouse you will meet your group over drinks.
Take private* A/C minibus transfer to the pier. Take private boat to Malapascua. Spend your days scuba diving at this legendary dive spot famous for Thresher Sharks and Manta Rays or sit back and relax in paradise. *all bus transfers will be private on this trip. Only ferries will be public.
Take a private boat to the ferry terminal in Cebu. Take minibus transfer to the airport and fly to Cataclan Airport. A short ferry from the airport takes us to Boracay. This island with its 7 km of powdery white-sand beaches, is widely considered to be one of the nicest tropical islands in the world!
Take local taxis to the pier, and take the ferry back to Cataclan Airport. A speedy flight takes you to Puerto Princesca.
Take minibus to Sabang. This is the home of the Puerto Prinesca Underground River. Recently named 1 of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, it is one of the most impressive and pristine cave systems in the world that you can paddle right through!
Take minibus to El Nido. We will stay at two different beach locations during our days here. El Nido is a true tropical beach paradise but this isn't just a place to get your tan on, its soaring limestone cliffs provide awesome rock-climbing and hiking opportunities.
Take ferry to Coron. It is widely considered one of the best dive spots in the world. And for beach bums who just want to chill, the powder white sand beaches of Coron Island make your time above the surface just as epic as your time spent below it.
Take minibus to the airport and fly to Manila. Explore the city and enjoy local street-foods, shopping, and nightlife. On the last day the group will take taxis to fly out from Manila.
what’s included
accommodation
  • Accommodation for the duration of your Free & Easy experience
meals: philippines (off the beaten path)
  • One Filipino style dinner
  • Lunch on boat trip in Coron
  • Buffet lunch on Underground River Tour 
transportation
  • All group travel between destinations
  • If you are doing multiple trips, all travel between trips is included
  • Return international flights and airport transfers
    (No surprise extra flight surcharges)
    Land Package prices do not include your international flight, airport taxes or transfers
optional activities: philippines (off the beaten path)
  • Scuba Diving (Dive World War 2 ship wrecks!)
  • Fishing
  • Boat trip
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Yoga 
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  • 17 years of trip leading experience
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  • Preparations guidebook
  • Trip Experience guidebook
INCLUDED ACTIVITIES
  • Go Scuba Diving
  • Travel through the Puerto Princesa Underground River
  • Visit Hot Springs after a long travel day
  • Go Snorkelling
  • Catch a Fish and Eat It, Too
  • Learn to be a Mermaid (or Merman)
  • Practice Yoga on the Beach
  • Have a Tropical Island All to Yourself
  • Beach Cleanup
what’s excluded
  • All meals and drinks (except those mentioned above)
  • Activities outside of the ones listed above (optional activities are not included)
  • Any Visa or Visa fees
  • Spending money
Tour details
Duration 20 days
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 20 participants
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Cebu, Philippines/ Manila, Philippines
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A deposit of 200 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 59 days before departure. For any departures within 15 August 2019 full payment is required.

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Western Philippines Trip: 20 Days - Step Off The Beaten Path tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

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For this Western Philippines Trip: 20 Days - Step Off The Beaten Path tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

CancellationNo additional cancellation fees apply for this Western Philippines Trip: 20 Days - Step Off The Beaten Path tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.
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