5D/5N Puerto Princesa-El Nido, Palawan DIY Itinerary

Going to some places you’ve never been before is really really fun and exciting. But remember to plan your trip ahead for you to avoid unnecessary expenses and headaches.  

Last month, our family went to Puerto Princesa & El Nido, Palawan. We had a lot of firsts there. First time to  book a flight, first time to ride a plane, first time to do a whole day island hopping and first time to do a bloody itinerary for this 5 days-5 nights Puerto Princesa-El Nido Palawan Trip.

Here’s our itinerary which actually took several revisions until we finalized. You may use it {or not} if applicable to your schedule. You can also check the links for each tour for more specific  details.
No. of Pax: 7 pax
Duration: 5 days – 5 nights
Estimated Start: Day 1 – 5:15PM Arrival at Puerto Princesa
Estimated End: Day 5 – 10:00AM flight out of Puerto Princesa

Day 0 Jan.27, 2013

12:00 NN Arrival at NAIA Terminal 3
4:00 PM ETD at NAIA
5:15 PM Arrival at PPC Int’l Airport
5:30 PM Checked in at Bahay ni Lolo Manit (Puerto Bayview)
6:00 PM Van picked up to Iwahig River
7:00 PM Arrival at Iwahig River
7:30 PM Iwahig River Firefly watching tour
8:40 PM End of Tour
10:00 PM Arrival to the lodging
10:10 PM Dinner
10:30 PM Lights out

Day 1 January 28, 2013

6:00 AM Wake up/ prepare/ bath
7:00 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM Van picked up for the Underground River Tour
10:30 AM Arrival at Sabang Port
11:30 AM Boat ride to Underground River Beachfront
11:50 AM Monkey Trail trek
12:30 AM Underground River Exploration Tour
1:08 AM Tour ended
2:00 PM Lunch (See our Tamilok eating challenge.)
3:20 PM Arrived at Ugong Rock Cave (side trip)
5:00 PM Arrived at Junction (meet up for van transfer to El Nido)
5:30 PM To El Nido
8:30 PM Stop over for dinner
10:30 PM Arrived at El Nido bus terminal
10:40 PM Checked in at lodging
11:00 PM Lights out

Day 2 January 29, 2013

6:00 AM Wake up/ go for a walk
8:00 AM Start of Tour A ( Part 1: small lagoon, big lagoon)
12:15 PM Lunch at Payung Payong Island
1:00 PM Start of Tour A ( Part 2: shimizu island, seven commando beach)
4:40 PM End of Tour
5:00 PM Wash up- Snacks
8:00 PM Lights out

Day 3 January 30, 2013

6:00 AM Wake up/ go for a walk
8:00 AM Start of Tour C ( Part 1: Matinloc Island, Secret Beach)
12:15 PM Lunch at Talisay Island
1:00 PM Start of Tour C ( Part 2: Helicopter Island, Cadlao lagoon)
4:40 PM End of Tour
5:00 PM Wash up- Snacks {dinner}
8:00 PM Back to Puerto Princesa City

Day 4 January 31 2013

6:00 AM Wake Up/ Breakfast
7:00 AM Free Time
12:00 NN Lunch
1:00 PM City Tour (Baywalk, Plaza Cuartel, Crocodile Farm, Mitras Ranch, Bakers Hill, Souvenir shop)
5:00 PM Back to Lodging
7:00 PM Dinner
9:00 PM Lights out

Day 5 February 1, 2013

6:00 AM Wake up/ pack up/ breakfast
8:00 AM To the Airport
10:00 AM Est. time of departure at PPC International Airport
11:15 AM Arrived at Manila

Budget Summary (in Philippine peso)

2, 640.00 Tours
1, 654.00 Transportation
1, 570.00 Lodging
1, 000.00 Food
1, 000.00 Others
7, 864.00 Total

See detailed budget for our 5 days 5 nights Palawan Trip, HERE


Myrna Amon said...

sister explorer :)

Anonymous said...

Hello! Where kau nakakuha ng van transpo from puerto to el nido? do you still have the contact numbers? thanks :)

footontheloose said...

Hi Anonymous :) yep we still have his number. 09154261966- look for Ryan

mango said...

Who was your contact for the El Nido tour? :) And where did you guys stay overnight while you guys were there? :)

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