Thursday, July 26, 2012

Puerto Princesa and El Nido Travel Guide


6D5N Puerto Princesa-El Nido Sample Itinerary



El Nido


This is based on my own trip itinerary (IT). From Manila (MNL), I flew to Puerto Princesa City (PPS). This is a very detailed IT as I already included necessary info and instructions.


Part I: Puerto Princesa

Day 1

600am – Check-in @ the airport

800am – ETD MNL

920am – ETA PPS

– Walk outside the airport for a cheaper fare going to your hotel (if your hotel does not offer free pick up)

945am – Check in to your chosen accommodation


City Tour

1000am – Start of Tour

-Palawan Butterfly Garden
-Palawan Crocodile Farm
-Rancho Sta. Monica

1200nn – Lunch

-Baker's Hill
-Puerto Princesa Baywalk
-Plaza Cuartel
-Immaculada Concepcion Cathedral

400pm – Back to Inn

600pm – Dinner

*You may hire a tric for a City Tour for PHP 400-500.
** Hotels/Inns normally offers tours as well. City Tour's fixed rate is PHP 600. This is a joining group tour so you don't have control over your time duration in each attractions.



Day 2


Underground River Tour + Ugong Rock

800am – Tour starts

500pm – End of tour

500pm – Back to City proper

800pm – Dinner

Another option is Honda Bay Island Hopping.


*Like the City Tour, hotels/inns normally offer these tours.
**Underground River Tour's fixed rate is PHP 1500. Honda Bay Tour's fixed rate is PHP 1400.
***If you're a solo or a couple traveler, it's better and more practical to join the group tours. But if you are a large group, it's much cheaper if you will just rent your own transportation for the tours. You may contact Kuya Roy (see his number below) if you need one. :)


Part II: El Nido


Day 3

500am – Wake up!

515am – Check Out

530am – Go to bus terminal in San Jose

6:00am – ETD PPS

100pm – ETA ENI (El Nido)

130pm – Check in to your guest house

200pm – Free time
– Island Hopping Tour Shopping/Reservation

500pm – Sunset at Corong-corong

700pm – Dinner


Day 4

700am – Breakfast

900am – Tour A

– 7 Commando
– Simizu Island
– Big Lagoon
– Small Lagoon
– Secret Lagoon

400pm – End of tour

500pm – Free time

700pm – Dinner


Day 5

700am – Breakfast

900am – Tour C

– Secret Beach
– Star Beach
– Hidden Beach
– Matinloc Island
– Helicopter Island

400pm – End of tour

500pm – Free time

700pm – Dinner


Day 6

500am – Wake up and prepare

600am – ETD ENI

1200nn – ETA PPS

100pm – Lunch

– Pasalubong shopping

300pm – Go to the airport

325pm – Check in @ PPS Airport

525pm – ETD PPS

640pm – ETA MNL


Accommodation Information:

Puerto Princesa:
Dallas Inn
I have a separate entry for this info:
http://itraveltolive.blogspot.com/2012/07/where-to-stay-in-puerto-princesa-dallas.html

El Nido: 
I am not recommending the place we stayed at in El Nido. Simply because their customer service sucks. The name is Og's Pension House.



Tour Van Driver and Services:

Contact: Roy Pamintuan
Contact No.: +63-906-606-4895


Summary of Expenses:

Airport and Transportion:

150.00 - Taxi to NAIA T2
200.00 - T2 terminal fee
500.00 - Tric rental for whole day
485.00 - Roro Bus to El Nido
  10.00 - Tric from Bus Terminal to Town
500.00 - Lexus Van from El Nido to Puerto Princesa
  12.00 - Jeep to City Center
  20.00 - Tric to PPS Airport
  40.00 - PPS Terminal Fee
150.00 - Taxi from T3 to Home
---------
2067.00 - Total Airport and Transpo Fees

Accommodation:

1200.00 - 2N in Puerto Princesa
2700.00 - 3N in El Nido
---------
3900.00 (divided in 2pax)
1950.00 - Total Accommodation Fees

Tour Fees:

   25.00 - Butterfly Garden Entrance
   40.00 - Croc Farm Entrance
1300.00 - Underground River Tour
   10.00 - CR fee
  200.00 - Ugong Rock Entrance
1400.00 - El Nido Tours A&C
    50.00 - Boatman Tip
---------
3025.00 - Total Tour Costs

Food:

1288.00 - Total Food Expenses


Total Computation:

2067.00 - Airport and Transpo
1950.00 - Accommodation
3025.00 - Tour
1288.00 - Food
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8330.00  - Total Trip Expenses


I always love bringing pasalubong to my family and friends. I ended up spending PHP 1797.00 for that. Most of it went to fresh seafood that I want my Mom to cook hehe.

8330.00 - Total Trip Expenses
1797.00 - Pasalubong
-----------
10,127.00 - My overall expenses


***Again, buying pasalubong is optional. If you're on a very tight budget, skip shopping! :)

2 comments :

  1. I know how fun it was. Palawan is indeed one of the most beautiful place here in Philippines that we must be proud of.


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  2. Hi, thanks for stopping by! I'm always at awe with Palawan and I'm coming back for more. I have yet to check out Port Barton and San Vicente. I also hope to travel in Southern Palawan in the future. :)

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