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Philippines – “A DIY Taste of the Philippines Most Beautiful (but Touristy) Islands”

14 Day (2 Week) / 13 Night Itinerary



This is a relaxed itinerary that lets you explore some of the highlights of Palawan (El Nido and Coron), the surfing culture of Siargao and a taste of Cebu.

14 Day (2 Week) / 13 Night Itinerary

  1. El Nido (3 Nights)
  2. Coron (3 Nights)
  3. Siargao Island (4 Nights) or Boracay (3 Nights)
  4. Cebu (3-4 Nights in Cebu City)

Details of 14 Day / 13 Night Itinerary

  • Day 1 – Arrive Manila (MNL) and Arrive El Nido (ENI).
    -Take flight from Manila to El Nido (ENI) via Air Swift.
    -Arrive El Nido Aiport (ENI).
    -Take Tricycle from El Nido Airport (ENI) to hotel/hostel. P300 (approx. $6USD, $8CAD, €5EUR, £5GBP, ¥649JPY, ¥42CNY, $9AUD, CHF6)
    -Arrange for Boat Tour for next morning.
    -Arrange for Fast Ferry via Montenegro from EL Nido to Coron; Tip: Buy ticket in advance as these sell out.
    -Afternoon Activities: Explore Beaches of El Nido (Nacpan Beach and Seven Commandos Beach) via Tricycle.
  • Day 2 – Explore El Nido via Boat
    -Morning Activities: Entire Day of Boat Tour on Tour A or C with Tarawis
    -Boat tours generally pick you up at 8:30 in the morning and expect to be out until 5pm.
    -Evening Activities: Explore El Nido Nightlife.
  • Day 3 – Explore El Nido via Boat
    -Morning Activities: Entire Day of Boat Tour on Tour A or C with Tarawis
    -Boat tours generally pick you up at 8:30 in the morning and expect to be out until 5pm.
    -Evening Activities: Explore El Nido Nightlife.
  • Day 4 – El Nido to Coron via Ferry; Explore Coron
    -Take Fast Ferry via Montenegro Fast Ferry from EL Nido To Coron; Fast ferry leaves El Nido at 6:00am and Arrives 9:00am
    -Hint: Make reservation in advance by emailing: msli_travels@yahoo.com or operations.msli@gmail.com
    -Morning Activities: Explore Coron
    -Afternoon Activities: Explore Coron
    -Evening Activities: Explore Coron Nightlife.
  • Day 5 – Explore Coron via Boat
    -Morning Activities: Entire Day of Boat Tour with JY Tours
    -Boat tours generally pick you up at 8:30 in the morning and expect to be out until 5pm.
    -Evening Activities: Explore Coron Nightlife.
  • Day 6 – Explore Coron via Boat
    -Morning Activities: Entire Day of Boat Tour with JY Tours
    -Boat tours generally pick you up at 8:30 in the morning and expect to be out until 5pm.
    -Evening Activities: Explore Coron Nightlife.
  • Day 7 – Leave Coron (USU); Flight from Coron (USU) to Cebu (CEB) to Siargao Island Sayak Airport (IAO)
    -Take Shuttle from hotel / hostel to Francisco B. Reyes Airport, formerly Busuanga Airport (USU). Allow about 1hour for transportation and 30min to checkin.
    -Arrive Francisco B. Reyes Airport, formerly Busuanga Airport (USU)
    -Take flight from Francisco B. Reyes Airport, formerly Busuanga Airport (USU) to Mactan–Cebu International Airport (CEB) to Siargao Island Sayak Airport (IAO). Tip: Flights are often delayed so try to take earliest flight (less chance of delay). Total time is around 6h and expect to get to Sirgao Island at 1pm.
    -Morning Activities: Explore Siargao Beaches and Sunsets
    -Evening Activities: Explore Siargao Nightlife.
  • Day 8 – Siargao Island
    -Morning Activities: Siargao Island Hopping (Daku, Guyam, & Naked Islands) with Explore Sirgao
    -Boat tours generally pick you up at 8:30 in the morning and expect to be out until 5pm.
    -Evening Activities: Explore Siargao Nightlife.
  • Day 9 – Siargao Island
    -Morning Activities: Explore Siargao Beaches and Sunsets on your own.
    -Evening Activities: Explore Siargao Nightlife.
  • Day 10- Siargao Island
    -Morning Activities: Explore Siargao Beaches and Sunsets or Siargao Island Hopping (Corregidor Island or Sohoton Cave) with Explore Siargao Tours
    -Evening Activities: Explore Siargao Nightlife.
  • Day 11 – Cebu
    -Leave from Siargao Island Sayak Airport (IAO) to Mactan–Cebu International Airport (CEB) Pro Tip: Flight Time on Cebu Pacific Airlines is 1h5m and Leaves IAO at 09:15, 12:15, 12:55, 15:15; Take the earliest flight – less delays; Cost ~P2000 (approx. $40USD, $54CAD, €36EUR, £32GBP, ¥4,329JPY, ¥283CNY, $58AUD, CHF38)
    -Arrive Cebu City
    -Morning Activities: Explore Cebu City
    -Evening Activities: Explore Cebu City
  • Day 12 – Cebu
    -Morning Activities (Leave Cebu City ~3am): Swim with Whale Sharks in Oslob (arrive before dawn), Explore Tumalog Falls
    -Evening Activities: Explore Cebu City
  • Day 13 – Cebu or Moaloal
    -Morning Activities: Canyoneering in Kawasan Falls, Explore Moalboal, Swim with Sardine Run in Moalboal
    -Evening Activities: Explore Cebu City
  • Day 14 – Leave Cebu (CEB) and Leave Manila (MNL)
    -Take Uber or Taxi from hotel / hostel to Mactan–Cebu International Airport (CEB). Allow about 2-4hours for transportation (Cebu City during rush hour can take hours) and 60min to checkin.
    -Arrive Mactan–Cebu International Airport (CEB)
    -Take flight from Mactan–Cebu International Airport (CEB to Manila Airport (MNL). Tip: Flights are often delayed so try to take earliest flight (less chance of delay).
    -Take flight from Manila Airport (MNL) back home. HINT: If you’re leaving for the USA on a direct flight you may arrive the same day.

Wanderasm’s Savvy Travel Tips:

  • We generally recommend flying into El Nido Airport (ENI) airport as opposed to Puerto Princesa (PPS) to save time. Tip: If you do travel to Puerto Princesa (PPS) allow ~7 hours for the van commute to El Nido.
  • Take the earliest flights – less delays. There’s a saying that flights in the Philippines are on “Philippines Standard Time” so the later your flight is, the more likely it will be delayed.

Wanderasm's Savvy Travelers Tips

What to do BEFORE you get here?

  1. Book hotels on Booking or Agoda (preferred – good selection in PH) or AirBNB (poor limited selection in PH) or hostels on HostelWorld or Hostels.com
  2. Find Flights using Google Flights, Kayak, Expedia Philippines Airlines
  3. Book your flight to El Nido through Air Swift.
  4. Book El Nido boat tours with Tarawis by emailing Benly Lim (the owner) at lim.benly@gmail.com (easier) or call him at +09174238764. Check out their amazing reviews on Tripadvisor
  5. Book Coron boat tours with JY Tours by Emailing them at: yong_cj@yahoo.com (easier) or call them at +09205532361
  6. Make reservation with Montenegro Fast Ferry in advance by emailing: msli_travels@yahoo.com or operations.msli@gmail.com
  7. Book Sirgao boat tours with Explore Sirgao Tours directly at their website or by emailing them at: exploresiargao@gmail.com (easier) or call them at +63 917 555 2296

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