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The Best Tours in Palawan

If you’re looking for a fascinating travel destination that will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated, then you must definitely visit Palawan. These stunning islands are littered with some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, such as towering limestone cliffs, lush rainforests, and unspoiled beaches.

Its natural beauty is just one of the many things that make this province so special – it’s also home to a number of attractions that make it one of the top tourist destinations in the Philippines and even the world! Conde Nast Traveler (CNT) even hailed Palawan as one of the best islands in the world in 2021! How about that?

Aside from that, there’s also a wide range of fun and exciting activities for everyone to enjoy, including snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, and hiking. If you’re planning to visit Palawan, there are plenty of tour packages to choose from. Tour operators in the province will make your life as a traveler much more comfortable by providing transportation, food, and lodging services as well as guided tours. So you have nothing to worry about. You can choose from a variety of tour packages that are designed to meet your budget and interests. Here are some of the best Palawan Tour Packages.

Puerto Princesa Tour

Puerto Princesa is considered as the hub city of Palawan. And for good reason too – it’s brimming with attractions that offer a glimpse into the island’s rich history and culture. So if you’re planning your first trip to Palawan, there’s no better place to kick off your adventure than Puerto Princesa.

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The Puerto Princesa tour usually offers a trip to the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, which is recognized as one of the world’s longest navigable underground rivers. It also includes a trip to Honday Bay then ending it with a city tour around Puerto Princesa. Of course, everything still depends on the itinerary of the operator, so better choose the one that fits your interests.

El Nido Tour

After a 5-hour drive from Puerto Princesa, you will reach the town of El Nido. It is known for its pristine beaches and coral reefs that are great for snorkeling and diving.

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The popular tours in El Nido are called Tours A, B, C, and D. These are island hopping tours with a variety of exciting and stunning destinations. The most popular are Tours A and C which I tried when I traveled to El Nido a few years back. The must-see spots are the Big and Small Lagoons as well as the stunning hidden and secret beaches. It was definitely an awesome experience.

Combo or combination tours are also available for those who want to enjoy both island hopping and sightseeing. Of course, private tours are also offered.

Coron Tours

Coron is another breathtaking destination that every traveler wants to explore whether a Filipino or a foreigner. It is located in Busuanga island near the northern tip of Palawan. This is as equally as popular and beautiful as El Nido which is also worthy of your visit. It has stunning limestones cliff and islands surrounded by coral reefs. The main activities in Coron are kayaking, swimming, diving, and snorkeling. It is also a popular place for wreck diving.

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Coron Tours are usually town tours and island hopping tours taking you to famous destinations such as Kayangan Lake, Baracuda Lake, and more!

Balabac Tours

Balabac is an island paradise dubbed as the Philippines’ last frontier. It is located at the south-westernmost tip of Palawan which is near Malaysia. It is a remote island with minimal population making it an ideal getaway spot. The island is filled with beautiful white sand beaches and crystal clear water perfect for beach bumming and snorkeling.

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Although considered a secluded place, there are some tour operators offering travel packages in Balabac. These operators usually offer a pick-up from Puerto Princesa and then transport to Balabac. Of course, it still depends on the service and price range but most packages have good amenities like accommodations, meals, and transportation.

Once you arrive in Balabac, expect to be blown away by its pristine and breathtaking beauty! And you’ve got nothing to worry about your travel because everything is being taken care of by your tour organizer.