PHILIPPINES WELLNESS &
Day 01 - Arrive in Manila - transfer to hotel - trip briefing.
Day 02 - Transfer to airport - fly to Puerta Princesa. Transfer to Microtel by Wyndham/City-Estate Asturias Hotel. Check-in and Wilderness + Wellness Palawan, PH 2017 Tour Briefing. Enjoy the late afternoon sunset cruise in Puerto Bay on a traditional outrigger boat. Proceed to Firefly-watching Tour to witness the thousands of fireflies glowing at night in an old growth mangrove forest and the tiny zooplanktons shimmering on the river. Dinner on the boat. Back to Hotel and rest.
Day 03 - Breakfast at the hotel. Prepare to swim with the whale-shark today. Experience snorkeling with one of the gentle giants of the sea. Enjoy a good lunch on the boat. Today we will also experience a local ride with the iconic Philippine transport vehicle, the Jeepney to go around the city of Puerto Princesa City and explore. Dinner before going back to the hotel. Rest.
Day 04 - Early morning walk around the hotel to see some birds. Breakfast and check-out. We will visit a small community at the west coast of Puerto Princesa City and observe a local village and their way of living. We will then camp on a nice sandy beach facing the West Philippine Sea. Beach combing, swimming and chill on the beach watching the sunset. We will have yoga session, massage and bonfire at the beach. Camp meals to be served. Enjoy our million-star accommodation before retiring at night.
Day 05 - Sumptuous breakfast to be served. Early morning stroll on the beach. Break camp and we will travel to Maoyon river and take a boat to see some interesting wildlife on a boat cruise. Lunch will be served on the boat. Look for kingfishers and visit the century-old trees upstream of Maoyon river. In the afternoon, we will visit a local performance by the Batak Tribe. We will stay in Love and Peace Resort by the river of Maoyon. Dinner and rest.
Day 06 - Early morning wake-up. Enjoy our locally-brewed coffee or tea before heading out on a morning boat cruise to look for more wildlife. Breakfast by the river. Back to the resort and check-out. We will then travel to El Nido in Northern Palawan. It is the home of the most beautiful beaches and coral reefs in the world. We will stay in a hotel and have a relaxing evening. Dinner and rest
Day 07 - Early morning breakfast. Today we will explore the remote lagoons and hidden coves of EL Nido with a nice and comfy speedboat. A nice picnic lunch of grilled fish, barbecue pork belly, steamed seafood and green salad, rice and cold beverages will be served. Hot towel and snorkeling set are available on board. Enjoy one full day of relaxing trip around Bacuit Bay. Back at the hotel in the afternoon. Dinner and Rest
Day 08 - Early morning breakfast. Check-out and we will be cruising to Linapacan Group of Islands in Northern Palawan. This is the World’s Clearest Water to swim in and one of the reasons why Palawan was dubbed as the Best island in the world. We will be doing snorkeling and beach combing. Picnic lunch will be served on the beach. We will then proceed to our Expedition Base Camp. Yoga and a nice massage while observing the sunset. Cocktail and Dinner to be served. Camp fire. Rest
Day 09 - Lazy morning. Breakfast. Walk around the village and immerse with the local village life. We also have the option to do a morning snorkeling today. Dip into the cold waters of Linapacan Island or just simply lie on your tent and enjoy the entire morning. Lunch to be served. Yoga session in the afternoon. Sunset watching. A camp fire and cocktail. Dinner and rest.
Day 10 - Morning cruise and visit adjacent islands in Linapacan. Breakfast. Snorkeling or walk into the forest and look for wildlife. Lunch to be served. Break camp and boat travel back to El Nido. Check-in the hotel. Dinner and rest.
Day 11 - Breakfast in the morning. Post trip evaluation. Check-out and travel back to Puerto Princesa City - last night in Palawan at Microtel
Day 12 - Fly to Manila - transfer to hotel
Day 13 - Transfer to airport - fly home
INCLUSIONS: 13days/12nights hotel and camp accommodation. Full-board meals as stated. All local land and boat transfers (A/C van, Jeepney, Boat cruise). All park permits and fees. Complimentary cold beverages and water. Complimentary use of snorkeling set (as stated). Dance performances of the Batak tribe/fire dance. All boat tours and cruise. Services of medical technician. Services of Yoga Instructor. Services of tour leader. Services of all local guides and porters. Services of camp manager/cook. All are covered with a medical insurance. Airfares to and from Puerto Princesa City
EXCLUSIONS: Tips and gratuities.Toiletries. Any meals not explicitly stated in itinerary.
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If you love adventure, photography, wildlife, wilderness and wellness, then you do not want to miss this exclusive trip. We will be exploring some of the most breathtaking landscapes & wilderness in the world. We will be exploring lush jungle habitats with local tribes and taking time to photograph the wildlife and scenery. We will snorkel in spellbinding marine worlds with whale sharks, manta rays and more. Most importantly we will also relax besides campfires underneath a canopy of stars at night.
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**Palawan was rated by National Geographic Traveler magazine as the best island destination in East and Southeast Asia region in 2007 and No1 island in the world by readers of Conde Nast Traveler Magazine in 2014.**
"The memories of snorkelling over coral for the first time, sharing the water with a six-metre-long whale shark, and admiring a spectacular night sky from a boat on the Iwahig River, will stay with me for life. Looking back, I am not just happy but impressed with how much we managed to experience - not only the wildlife, but the beautiful surroundings and the extremely welcoming local people. I could have easily stayed for another two weeks, and was sorry to go. Thank you to Greig Smith Travels Wildlife Tours and Nigel Marven for an unique and unforgettable holiday!
Richard Southworth, UK