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17 Day Philippines Island Hopping Tour From $3961pp (Online Only)

Experience the ultimate 17 day Philippines Island Hopping Tour for the adventure of a lifetime. Dive into an array of activities, from island hopping to paddle boarding, and soak up jaw-dropping sunsets and golden sunrises.

The Philippines’ beauty and local hospitality is unmatched, so get ready for one of your best holidays yet. From exploring high canopies for breathtaking views to canyoneering in turquoise waterfalls at Kawasan Falls, snorkelling shipwrecks in Coron, swimming with turtles, and witnessing the mesmerising Sardine Run in Moalboal, this journey has it all.

Your journey begins in Manila, where you’ll meet your travel group before flying to Puerto Princesa in Palawan. From there, you’ll embark on a series of adventures, including island hopping in Port Barton, snorkelling in El Nido, and experiencing an exclusive Castaway Island experience in Coron. Each day is packed with excitement, from ziplining to exploring the stunning Simala Church in Moalboal. After 16 unforgettable days, your journey concludes in Boracay, known for its vibrant nightlife and pristine beaches, where you’ll be topping it all off with an epic boat party.

With accommodation, 19 meals, transportation, an expert guide, and 17 days full of unforgettable adventures all included, this guided group tour ensures a seamless and exciting experience. Book now and create memories to last a lifetime in the beautiful Philippines.

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Philippines Island Hopping Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Manila & Meet Your Group

Welcome to the Philippines. Arrive in Manila airport and head to the hotel where your epic 17 day adventure will begin. Take the day to recover from the jetlag, grab a drink on the rooftop and get to know your travel group. Head out for a welcome dinner and a few cocktails at a favourite spot in Manila.

Day 2: Travel to Palawan

This morning you’ll be flying to Puerto Princesa in Palawan, and quickly learn what true paradise is. Hop in a private mini bus that’ll take you to the unspoilt beach town of Port Barton. Stop off to have a delicious Filipino style lunch with a local family before checking into your beachfront accommodation. Check out the local beaches, grab a cocktail or two, head out for dinner with the crew, and watch the sun go down over paradise.

Meals included: Lunch

Day 3: Port Barton Island Hopping

It’s island hopping time! Set sail on a long tail boat and be mesmerised by Palawan’s vibrant reefs, majestic turtles, and crystal-clear waves. Forget the Great Barrier Reef; the snorkelling spots from Palawan’s untouched islands are unparalleled. After a fun-filled day, recharge with a seafood lunch in a quaint fishing village. Enjoy free time to relax on the beach or bond with your group. Return to Port Barton to freshen up before exploring the town’s top bars and restaurants.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Travel to El Nido

Today you’re heading to El Nido, an absolute gem of Palawan that is charming and incredibly scenic. If you crave good vibes, good times, and good beer, El Nido is your destination. Explore the town, shop around, then settle into your accommodation. Get dolled up, grab dinner with your newfound travel family, and prepare for one of the world’s best sunsets. With a cold beer in hand, cherish this magical moment forever.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5: El Nido Snorkelling

Hop on some traditional Banca boats to explore the best spots on the island. Picture crystal-clear lagoons and kayaking in paradise – what could be better? Dive into the sea to refresh, snorkel to discover the wonders of the Philippine Sea, or relax on golden sands. After a local-style lunch, return to the hotel by sunset for some downtime before dinner and a night out with the group.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6: Ziplining & Nacpan Beach

Today you’ll be exploring El Nido by land. Begin with an exhilarating Mission Impossible-style zipline ride, soaking in breathtaking views as you zip between beaches. Then, relax at Nacpan Beach, renowned for being one of the most pristine beaches in the Philippines with breathtaking palm-lined shores. Enjoy an afternoon full of beach games, swimming, and soaking up some sun.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7: Castaway Experience

Get ready for a truly unique experience today as you hop on a boat towards Coron and head to Daracotan Island. Here, begin your incredible off the beaten track Castaway Island Experience. Explore shipwrecks, tour the secluded island with its 88 residents (including a couple of pigs), and learn about their heritage. Enjoy a traditional Filipino cooking demonstration and dinner with local delicacies. Then, unwind by the bonfire with some beers, surrounded by nothing but nature. It’s an unforgettable island getaway!

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8: Travel to Coron

Enjoy a chilled morning soaking up the magic of your island home before heading off to your next slice of paradise. Whether you’re snorkelling or sunbathing, make the most of your last moments on Daracotan Island. Then, it’s off to Coron by ferry, where you can unwind or explore local shops. Treat yourself to a delicious smoothie, recharge for an evening out, and get ready to hit the town – Coron’s nightlife is one of the best in the country.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9: Coron Boat Trip

Hope you didn’t go too wild last night, because you’re up early this morning for a sailing adventure around Coron – another unforgettable day in the turquoise paradise. Explore stunning beaches and crystal-clear lagoons throughout the day. Have fun burying the most hungover group member in the sand, capturing Insta-worthy beach shots, or competing in handstand contests underwater. Afterward, return to Coron to freshen up for dinner.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10: Travel to Cebu

Next destination: Cebu! After a short flight, settle into the hotel to unwind and catch up on sharing your amazing photos from the past few days. Later in the evening, head out for some drinks and explore the best of Cebu city’s nightlife.

Day 11: Simala Church Walking Tour

Today you’re off to the charming seaside town of Moalboal (pronounced mole-bowl). First stop: the stunning Simala Church, an absolute must-visit with its spectacular architecture and rumoured miracles. After a walking tour and insight into some interesting history, enjoy free time in Moalboal. Whether it’s sipping iced coffee, indulging in a Filipino massage, or exploring the local gems, there’s plenty to enjoy!

Day 12: Moalboal Sardine Run

Start the day with an exciting sea adventure, as you head to one of The Philippines’ finest snorkelling spots. Grab your snorkel and marvel at the colourful coral and incredible marine life including Nemos, Dorys, and local turtles. Later, witness the mesmerising Sardine Run, a spectacle straight out of a David Attenborough documentary, as you watch thousands of Sardine’s swim in unison, creating what looks like an underwater tornado. In the evening, immerse yourself in the local nightlife and dance the night away.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 13: Kawasan Falls Canyoneering

Get excited today with an early start as you dive into canyoneering at Kawasan Waterfalls, a quintessential island adventure. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or prefer a more relaxed vibe, you’ll love today’s activities. Float downstream, hop rocks, and marvel at the beautiful cascades, while capturing it all with your GoPro. After a thrilling day, enjoy a late lunch before winding down for a lazy evening to recharge.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 14: Travel to Boracay Island

This morning you’ll be flying from Cebu to Caticlan, then take a short boat ride to Boracay, an idyllic paradise known for its vibrant nightlife and pristine beaches. Get ready to fall in love with the island’s vibes. After checking into your hotel for the next three nights, it’s time to explore. Boracay sunsets are legendary, with golden oranges blending into lilac and deep purples. Enjoy the sunset with beers on the beach or join a sunset cruise for cocktails. Then, let the night unfold at one of Boracay’s top cocktail bars.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 15: Beach Day & Paraw Sailing

Today is all about relaxation. Enjoy a lazy morning, savouring a fruit smoothie whenever you please. The morning and early afternoon are yours to explore – hit the beach for some sunbathing or browse the shops for souvenirs. In the late afternoon, experience Paraw sailing, a local activity offering serene views of the island as the sun sets. Afterward, dine together as a group and share a few beers under the sparkling stars. It’s the perfect way to spend your penultimate night in paradise.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 16: Island Boat Trip

It’s your final full day together, so make the most of it with an epic boat party. Dance, soak up the sun, and enjoy your last moments together. Whether snorkelling, kayaking, or simply floating, you’ll get to cherish every moment in these tropical waters. In the evening, gather for a farewell dinner with sunset cocktails, celebrating your unforgettable journey. Enjoy your final night dancing, indulging in desserts, and sharing memories together.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 17: Chilled Checkout

Sadly, today is checkout day and time to wave a farewell to your new travel mates. But that doesn’t mean this is goodbye forever! Continue your onward journey back with the best travel memories – what an epic journey it’s been!

Meals included: Breakfast

Inclusions & Extras

Included

  • 16x Nights Accommodation
  • 19x Meals
  • Travel Guide
  • All Transport 
  • Island Hopping
  • Snorkelling with Turtles
  • Ziplining
  • El Nido Lagoons
  • Glamping Experience
  • Shipwreck Snorkelling
  • Sardine Run in Moalboal
  • Kawasan Falls Canyoning (optional)
  • Paraw Sailing
  • Boat Party

Excluded

  • Visas
  • Any meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Flights to and from Manila/Boracay
  • Travel Insurance

Tour Type & Availability

Tour Inclusions Price

17 Day Philippines Island Hopping Tour

Informative Guides, All Accommodation, Some Meals & Activities

$3,961.00

What to bring

  • Passport & Flight Tickets
  • Arrival Information
  • Travel Insurance Documents
  • Light Rain Jacket
  • Swimmers
  • Insect Repellant

Pick Ups & Departures

This trip begins in Manila and finishes in Boracay.

Supplier Terms & Conditions

TruTravel Terms & Conditions

Cancellation & Refund Policy: Refunds will be processed according to the following time frames:

Cancellations more than 60 days: Loss of deposit.

Cancellations 60 days of less: 100% of trip cost.

Free airport pickup is provided if arriving less than 48 hours before the start of the tour and booked the pre-nights directly with TruTravels at the start hotel.

If you’re arriving the day of the tour you will also be eligible for airport pick up.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to reconfirm my bookings?

All bookings must be reconfirmed 48 hours in advance by contacting your tour provider directly using the contact information listed on your tour voucher.

What should I do if my trip is cancelled due to bad weather?

You may either re-schedule directly with the supplier or you can email our support team on [email protected] and include your voucher number, name of product you booked, planned departure date and your contact details. Once you’ve emailed us, you can drop us a line at +61 2 5633 1149.

Do you book tours with flexible dates? If so, how long are they valid for?

Yes, we do have open dated/flexible tickets available. Most tour vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase, however please be aware that you may be subject to supplier price fluctuations. All ticket validity is specified on the tour voucher. If you are unsure of the validity of your voucher, just ask one of our wonderful staff.

What do I do if I need help with an existing booking?

Some tours have extra costs and you should be aware that there may be added expenses. These expenses will differ for each service provider, but some of the more usual extras are: EMC tax, stinger suit hire, luggage storage, sleeping bag hire, linen hire, national park fee, food, insurance, accommodation, equipment hire, petrol levy, etc. We will alert you to extra costs to the extent reasonably practicable. However, you must also check with each individual service provider when you re-confirm your booking.

Do I need travel insurance?

We endorse the recommendation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that all travellers take out travel insurance. If you already have travel insurance, please understand that it is your responsibility to ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all of the adventure style travel you have booked with us.

Do you offer payment plans?

Absolutely, we understand that paying off a big trip in one go isn’t always that easy. We offer flexible payment plans to suit all types of travellers with zero interest or fee’s (minimum $100AUD deposit required).

How do I know if my trip is BYO?

Most tour vouchers will specify if your trip is BYO however we recommend asking your tour provider if your trip is BYO when you reconfirm your booking 48 hours prior to departure.

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