February 3, 2013

How much would it cost to travel Palawan?

Cost would probably the usual question in mind when planning for a trip. That is why we made sure that before we arrived to Palawan for our 5 days- 5 nights Trip, everything was pre-planned including how much would it cost for our individual tours, lodging, transportation, food {of course} and souvenirs.

But, sometimes plans can be changed. Perhaps because of the unavoidable scenarios on the road or on your lodging or even while dining. And, that’s one normal thing. 

Like in our expenses, the proposed individual budget for 5 Days – 5 Nights Puerto Princesa- El Nido, Palawan Do it Yourself Trip was: 7, 172.00 pesos {including tours, transportation, food, lodging, souvenirs and extra money} –that excludes airfare. 

Here’s our actual individual expenses (in Philippine Peso):

Tours

P200.00

Boat (Iwahig River) P600 for 3pax

P1000.00

Underground River Tour P7000 for 7pax

P1200.00

Island Hopping Combination Tour (Tour A & C) inclusive of lunch, vest, guide

P40.00

Entrance to Crocodile Farm

P200.00

Eco-Tourism Development Fee (ETDF)

P2, 640.00

Tours Budget per pax

Transportation

P12.00

Tricycle from Puerto Princesa Airport to Lodging (P 50.00 for each tricycle)

P215.00 Van rental for Iwahig River Tour (P 1500 for 7 pax)
P215.00 Van rental for City Tour (P 1500 for 7 pax)

P600.00

Van from Sabang to El Nido, Palawan (6hrs)

P600.00

Van from El Nido to Puerto Princesa

P12.00

Tricycle from  to Lodging to Puerto Princesa Airport (P 50.00 for each tricycle)

P1, 654.00

Transportation Budget per pax

Lodging

P220.00 (Hillside) Lodging for 1 night at El Nido

450.00

(near the beachfront) Lodging for 1 night at El Nido

P900.00

Lodging for 3 nights at PPC

P1570.00

Lodging Budget per pax

Food

P100.00

Day 1 Dinner at PPC

P100.00

Day 2 Breakfast at PPC

P100.00

Day 2 Dinner at El Nido

P100.00

Day 3 Breakfast/Snacks for Island Hopping Tour A

P100.00

Day 3 Dinner at El Nido

P100.00

Day 4 Breakfast/Snack for Island Hopping Tour C

P100.00

Day 4 Dinner at El Nido Palawan

P100.00

Day 5 Breakfast/Snack at El Nido going PPC

P100.00

Day 5 Late Lunch at PPC

P100.00

Day 5 Dinner at PPC

P1000.00

Food Budget per pax

Other Fees

P500.00

Pasalubong (ex: tshirt-200-400; display items- 100-800)

P500.00

Extra Money

P1000.00

Other Fees Budget per pax

Budget Summary

P2, 640.00

Tours

P1,654.00

Transportation

P1, 570.00

Lodging

P1, 000.00

Food

P1, 000.00

Other Fees

P7, 864.00

TOTAL ACTUAL BUDGET per pax (excluding airfare)

So that made a difference of 692 pesos. Not bad for the first attempt. Smile

Tips:

  1. Plan your budget itinerary weeks/months ahead if you’re  going on a long trip.
  2. Allocate the budget individually for easier transaction.
  3. Never put all your money in a single pouch. Have a spare wallet. And, always bring it with you, ALWAYS!
  4. Haggle hard if you have to but be nice when doing so.
  5. Burn some calories. Walk if the distance is not too much, specially when going to the Baywalk, Plaza Cuartel and the like.

1 comment:

aizaziamarie said...

hi po,

anong tour company po yung sa island hopping nyo for el nido?

thanks

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