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Tour Overview

Join us on an exciting 6-day tour of El Nido, a tropical paradise nestled in the Philippines. El Nido, known for its stunning limestone formations, crystal-clear waters, and diverse marine life, promises an unforgettable adventure.


Over the course of your journey, you'll embark on private island hopping escapades, delve into the underwater realm with scuba diving experiences, and savor leisurely moments to soak in the local culture. This meticulously planned itinerary offers a perfect blend of exploration, relaxation, and immersion in the natural beauty of El Nido. Get ready for a remarkable journey through this enchanting corner of the world.

Highlights of this tour:

  • Island Paradise: Explore hidden beaches, crystal-clear lagoons, and vibrant marine life during private island hopping adventures in El Nido.
  • Underwater Wonders: Dive into El Nido's enchanting depths with personalized scuba experiences guided by experts.
  • Relaxation and Freedom: Enjoy a free day to discover El Nido's charms at your own pace, from sandy beaches to local culture.
  • Spectacular Limestone Formations: Marvel at towering cliffs and picturesque landscapes on island-hopping excursions.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Welcome to El Nido! Upon your arrival, you'll be greeted by your friendly guide and experienced driver. You'll then be transferred to your carefully selected hotel in El Nido.

    The remainder of the day is at your leisure, allowing you to explore the charming town of El Nido, relax on the beach, or perhaps dine at a local restaurant to savor some Filipino cuisine.

    Meal: N/A

    Accommodation: in El Nido

  2. Start the day with a delicious breakfast at your hotel, fueling up for an exciting adventure. Your guide will meet you at your hotel and escort you to the port, where you'll board a private boat for your island hopping tour.

    The day's itinerary includes visits to some of El Nido's most iconic and picturesque spots:

    Helicopter Island: Named for its unique shape, this island is a great spot for snorkeling and admiring the coral reefs.

    Philippines El Nido Helicopter Island
    Helicopter Island

    Secret Beach: Accessible only by swimming through a small hole in the rocks, this hidden gem is perfect for some secluded relaxation.

    Matinloc Shrine: Explore the enchanting Matinloc Shrine and take in panoramic views from the top of the island.

    Star Beach: Enjoy the crystal-clear waters and white sandy shores, perfect for sunbathing and swimming.

    Hidden Beach: Another hidden gem with a small entrance, leading to a secluded cove surrounded by towering limestone cliffs.

    Throughout the day, there will be ample opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, and capturing stunning photos. A sumptuous lunch will be served on the boat, ensuring you stay energized for the adventure. In the evening, return to your hotel in El Nido, where you can relax and reminisce about your island-hopping experience.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in El Nido

    Philippines El Nido Matinloc Shrine
    Matinloc Shrine

  3. Fuel up with an early breakfast at your hotel, as today is dedicated to exploring El Nido's underwater world. Your guide will arrange for your transfer to the designated diving spot, where you'll join a group of fellow divers. While the boat is not private, rest assured that you'll have your own private diving coach, ensuring personalized attention and safety.

    In the morning, you'll have the opportunity to embark on two exciting dives, allowing you to discover the rich marine life and vibrant coral reefs of El Nido.

    Philippines El Nido Scube Diving
    Experience Scuba Diving

    A delicious lunch will be served on the boat, providing you with a chance to relax and share stories with your fellow divers.

    In the afternoon, enjoy another thrilling dive, exploring new underwater terrain and encountering exotic marine species. Around 3:30 PM, you'll return to El Nido, where you can unwind at your hotel, review your dive log, and celebrate your underwater adventures.

    The evening is yours to enjoy at your own pace, whether you choose to dine at a local seafood restaurant or simply relax by the beach.


    Essential diving gear includes a BCD/REG regulator, fins, mask, wetsuit, oxygen tank, weights, and booties. Dive duration vary from 30 to 50 minutes, depending on individual gas consumption (one oxygen tank provided for each dive.)

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in El Nido

    Philippines Scube Diving in El Nido
    Discover the vibrant coral reefs

  4. After a hearty breakfast at your hotel, prepare for another day of island hopping and discovery.

    Your guide will pick you up and escort you to the port, where you'll board a boat for today's island-hopping adventure.

    The day's destinations include:

    Big Lagoon: Marvel at the towering limestone cliffs and the calm turquoise waters within this breathtaking lagoon.

    Shimizu Island: A popular spot for snorkeling, Shimizu Island offers an opportunity to observe colorful coral formations and marine life.

    El Nido Shimizu Island
    An Aerial view of Shimizu Island

    Payong Island: Named for its unique rock formation that resembles an umbrella, this island is a great spot for relaxation and photos.

    Secret Lagoon: Similar to Secret Beach, this lagoon is accessible through a small entrance and offers a serene and picturesque setting.

    Seven Commandos Beach: Wind down your day on the powdery white sands of this beautiful beach.

    As with previous island hopping days, you'll have opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, and beachcombing. Lunch will also be provided on the boat, ensuring you stay energized and hydrated. Return to your hotel in the evening, where you can enjoy a relaxing evening and reminisce about the natural wonders you've encountered.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in El Nido

  5. Today is a day of leisure, allowing you to explore El Nido at your own pace and immerse yourself further in the local culture.

    Your tour guide and driver will not be accompanying you today, giving you the freedom to choose your own activities.

    You might consider:

    Relaxing on one of El Nido's beautiful beaches.

    Exploring the town's shops and markets to find unique souvenirs.

    Trying out local restaurants or street food stalls to savor Filipino cuisine.

    Philippines Food El Nido Seafood
    Find a street food stall to savor Filipino cuisine

    Participating in optional activities such as kayaking, hiking, or visiting nearby attractions.

    It's an excellent opportunity to embrace the laid-back island lifestyle and soak in the natural beauty of El Nido.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in El Nido

  6. After a leisurely breakfast, you have some free time to make any last-minute purchases or simply relax in El Nido. Check out from your hotel and ensure you have all your belongings packed and ready for departure.

    Your driver will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to El Nido Airport in time for your onward flight to your next destination or back home.

    Bid farewell to the stunning paradise of El Nido, cherishing the incredible memories you've created during your stay.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: N/A

Tour Price Per Person

The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel. Please contact us for a specific price.

Price Includes

  • 5 nights' accommodation in 4/5-star hotels;
  • Meals listed in the itinerary;
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle with licensed drivers;
  • Excellent local English-speaking tour guides services as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • 2 bottle of mineral water per person per day;
  • The arranged diving activities in itinerary in El Nido;
  • Entrance fees and sightseeing as listed in the itinerary.

Price Excludes

  • International air tickets (Could be assisted).
  • Visa Handling fee, visa stamp fee.
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Tipping for guide, driver, and bell boy, etc.
  • Services not stated in the itinerary.

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