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Philippines 4 Day / 3 Night Itinerary

This itinerary is generally not recommended because it is too rushed. You unfortunately will only have 3 Days to explore which may not be enough time in any location.

4 Day / 3 Night Itinerary

  1. El Nido (3 Nights)

Details of 4 Day / 3 Night Itinerary

  • Day 1 – Arrive Manila (MNL) and Arrive El Nido (ENI).
    -Arrive Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL)
    -Clear customs (Allow 2 hours)
    -Withdraw Cash from ATMs prior to leaving terminal (Pro Tip: There are ATMs in the International Terminal Lobby by the exit; ATMs and Credit Card payments in EL Nido are extremely limited. The ATMs usually run out of cash so take enough cash with you and DO NOT expect to use your credit card at all in El Nido.)
    -Buy SIM Card for Globe or Smart (Pro Tip: There is a SMART kiosk in the International Terminal Lobby by the ATMs and Exit; SMART is recommended over Globe)
    -Transfer from Terminal 1 (Intl Arrival) to Terminal 4 (Air Swift – Domestic Terminal) (Allow 1.5h via Airport Shuttle and 45min via Taxi)
    -Take flight from Manila (MNL) to El Nido (ENI) via Air Swift.
    -Arrive El Nido Aiport (ENI).
    -Take Tricycle from El Nido Airport (ENI) to hotel/hostel (Approximately 45min Tricycle ride).
    -Arrange for Boat Tour for next morning.
    -Afternoon Activities: Explore Beaches of El Nido (Nacpan Beach and/or Seven Commandos Beach [sunset]) via Tricycle.
  • Day 2 – Explore El Nido via Boat
    -Morning Activities: Entire Day of Boat Tour on Tour A or C
    -Boat tours generally pick you up at 8:30am 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 or B
    -Boat tours generally pick you up at 8:30am in the morning and expect to be out until 5pm.
    -Evening Activities: Explore El Nido Nightlife.
  • Day 4 – Leave EL Nido and Leave Manila
    -Take Tricycle from hotel / hostel to El Nido Airport (ENI). Allow about 45min for transportation and 30min to checkin.
    -Arrive El Nido Aiport (ENI).
    -Take flight from El Nido Airport (ENI) to Manila Airport (MNL) via Air Swift.
    -Transfer from Terminal 4 (Air Swift – Domestic Terminal) to your terminal (Allow 1.5h via Airport Shuttle and 45min via Taxi)
    -Clear customs (Allow 1.5 hours)
    -Take flight from Manila Airport (MNL) back home. Tip: If you’re leaving for the USA on a direct flight you may arrive on 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. Theres a saying that flights are on Philippines Standard Time so the later your flight is the higher the chance is of a delay.


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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