We are a 100% locally-owned and operated small business specializing in personalized tours, expertly led small groups, and bespoke tailor-made trips. Our goal is to promote sustainable ecotourism and authentic experiences. We curate itineraries based around your interests and unlock experiences that are not available to the general public. Our adventure tours are guaranteed to give you a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We provide alternative yet carefully crafted travel opportunities, so you can go home with priceless memories, new perspectives and a greater understanding of the world and its cultures.
You’ll know straight away what makes us different the minute you say our name. We offer uniquely tailored opportunities to fully experience Palawan as only those born and raised here can. It is our passion to provide eye-opening and extraordinary life experiences to our guests. If there’s one thing we love more than meeting your needs, it’s exceeding your expectations.Read More
We offer hassle-free travel planning with an expert touch, and perhaps, save you mental energy! We work hard so you don’t have to. You can be assured that we only work with the top tour operators, all carefully chosen to provide exceptional service and personalized experiences. We provide local knowledge and insider tips that you won’t get anywhere else. It’s the extra attention that makes the difference!Read More
For those who don’t have the luxury of time, our travel experts are here to design the best travel experience for you. We take care of all the logistics and intricate details of your trip. We know our place by heart. You can trust our expertise in choosing the best tour operators in Palawan and most experienced local guides who know the ins and outs of the region and can ensure your safety whether on land or underwater.Read More
Our ability to 'wow' our guests sets us apart from the rest. You deserve more. More attention, more opportunities and more from your trip. We look for ways to include that extra-special something into every trip, be it a personal guide with insider tips, a trip to a little-known locale or even a special celebration for you and yours. If you can dream of it, we can help you make it happen.Read More
We take our environmental responsibility very seriously. We are strongly dedicated to the principle of ‘No Footprint Left Behind’. We always seek to guide our guests toward culturally authentic experiences that preserve and protect our environment. It is our goal to have minimal impact on the places we visit. We only work with trusted tour operators and guides who share the same beliefs.Read More
What makes us different is that we consider it our responsibility to give back to the community through social and cultural projects. We are proud of our work. We believe that tourism here should do more good than harm, both for the environment and the people who live here.Read More
James L. Huss (South Carolina, US )
"With pristine beaches, clear water, unique landscapes, and great food, Palawan ranks as one of my favorite places in the world. Travel from island to island in a private boat, go snorkeling with a variety of amazing sea life or just relax on the beach. With Palawan Alternative, you can do all of this and more. Palawan Alternative connects you with local guides who will make your trip unforgettable - I highly recommend their services, and I am already planning a return trip to the island!"
Valquira Souza (Florida, US)
"I had a wonderful experience in Palawan with an amazing tour service! From the time I emailed them, I always get prompt responses. I worked with Karen on my itinerary and she arranged the perfect trip for me and my family. I received superb personalized VIP treatment from the time we landed on El Nido. It was all very organized from the moment we stepped off from the plane. We also had an amazing private island-hopping tour on a speedboat which was the highlight of our trip."
Katie Peterson (Atlanta, Georgia)
"My boyfriend and I were truly spoiled by Palawan Alternative. Everything was organized from the moment we landed on El Nido to the end of our tour. Karen went to our hotel every night to make sure we were fine and everything was going smoothly as planned. She provided us with the best travel experience we've ever had! If you are just looking for a hassle-free, easy trip - use Palawan Alternative! They'll help you make the absolute most of your Palawan experience. Highly recommended!"
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