2 Days / 1 Night El Nido Tour - Lagoon, Beaches and Shrines: El Nido is a Philippine municipality on Palawan island. It’s known for its white-sand beaches, coral reefs and as the gateway to the Bacuit archipelago, a group of islands with steep karst cliffs.
This tour is composed of Lagoons, Beaches and Shrines - 8 to 10 major destinations including Small Lagoon, Big Lagoon, Secret Lagoon, Shimizu Beach, Seven Commando Beach, Matinloc Shrine, Talisay Beach, Hidden Beach, Helicopter Island, and Secret Beach.
Secret Lagoon - located in a small island reminscent of the movie "the Beach" surrounded by limestone karst cliffs.
Shimizu Island - is an island with stunning limestone cliffs where swiftlet nest and produce the much sought after bird's nest soup, believed by asians to have healing powers.
Small Lagoon - Located on the cove of Miniloc Island. As you enter a small swim through hole on board a kayak or swimming through, you will see the tranquil turquoise-green waters of Small Lagoon of its orchid-lined limestone walls, a showcase a kaleidoscope of marine life.
Big Lagoon - a visit to Big Lagoon is a running tour on board the outrigger boat, approaching the lagoon in the middle of karst limestone formations you are welcomed by water so clear and full of marine life. Big lagoon is a breeding ground for fishes and crustaceans.
Seven Commandos Beach - The final destination after a long day on tour. Seven Commandos is named after the 7 remaining Japanese commandos who lived in the island as stragglers after World War II. The island has a long white sandy beach lined with palms trees.
Dilumacad and Helicopter Island - This Island has a beautiful white sand beach stretching to some 300 meters that is ideal for picnic lunches during island-hopping trips. There is an underwater tunnel at its northern side and a fringing reef on its southern end. The island is also called Helicopter Island because its limestone cliffs resemble that of a helicopter when it is viewed from a considerable distance.
Tapiutan Island - Further out of the bay facing the South China Sea, Tapiutan's rich marine life provides opportunities for scuba diving and snorkeling. One of the most striking islands in El Nido because of its shape and sheer limestone walls.
Matinloc Island - Matinloc Island, the longest slim island in El Nido, has a secret beach, which is a pocket of white sand beach at the corner of a sinkhole that is inaccessible by boat and surrounded by steep rock walls. To reach it, divers must swim underwater through a narrow crevice in a rock wall. At noon, the sun streams in through the opening, allowing a play of light and shadow against its limestone walls.
Star Beach - Another fantastic snorkeling spot. Here your guides will prepare a sumptuous lunch by the beach while you discover the wonders and beauty of the coral reefs near this island.
Matinloc Shrine - Hidden among the lush forested island is the Matinloc Shrine (also known as Shrine of Our Lady of Matinloc and Shrine of the Blessed Virgin) a sacred monument built in 1982 to honor the blessed virgin mary.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up at the hotel from Puerto Princesa.
Duration: 2 days.
Start/opening time: On the first day, at 1pm.
End/closing time: On the last day, at 5:30pm.
Opening days/period: Daily.
Not included: Dinners.
Required documentation: ID or passport.
Others: 1 lugagge only allowed.
Voucher validity: 1 day.