If you want to get away from the touristy Bacuit Bay or the party crowd of El Nido, our alternative Palawan island expeditions is the way to go! Make the most out of your Palawan vacation by taking this 3-day special trip to the uninhabited islands surrounded by crystal clear waters, pristine coral garden, diverse marine life, and fine white sand. And 2 nights of gazing at the starry night sky, listening to the sound of the crashing waves and feeling the cool island breeze. It’s a proper island adventure for those who are willing to get out of their comfort zone in exchange for the best of nature, authentic experience, and a tropical holiday of a lifetime.
We will take you on a journey from El Nido to the Linapacan Islands and Coron on a well-equipped traditional Filipino boat called “Bangka“. This 3-day Palawan island expeditions can also be done in reverse if you are coming from Coron to El Nido.
What makes us the best choice for your Palawan Island Expeditions?
100% Filipino-Owned and Operated Small Business
We are a proud 100% Filipino-owned and operated licensed tour operator in El Nido. Booking your El Nido to Coron island expedition with us means that you can be assured that we are compliant with the rules and are legally operating for your safety. And as part of our sustainable ecotourism practices, we make sure that everyone gets a proper wage and that the money goes to the local economy. The traditional Filipino boat that will be used for the island expeditions is owned and operated by a local family from the Linapacan village. The expedition leader, the captain, the cook on board, and the boat crew are all part of the family and are experienced in taking small groups to the remote islands outside El Nido. The owners are all hands-on the whole trip so you can expect that everything is done with passion.
Small Groups and Private Tours Only
Private or small group tours ensure that you will have a more personalized experience. We can begin the journey with a minimum of two people, whether you’re a couple or a small family looking for an adventurous trip or an immersive experience. Don’t worry as we respect your wishes and private time all throughout the trip. We will never put you on a “cattle boat” where the expedition leader or local guide belongs to everyone. You will never be treated like just one of the many travelers. Our local guides will be able to attend to your needs the whole time and are always available to make sure that you get the most out of each activity. And of course, small groups mean less environmental impact. We don’t just take everyone for profit as our small company is founded on the principle of quality over quantity. We care about our nature because it is our home too.
It’s your holiday, your design. Do you prefer more snorkeling, kayaking, a bit of hiking and some adrenaline-pumping activity during your Palawan island expeditions? We’ll try to make everything possible for you. We take into consideration your needs and interests. You deserve a flexible itinerary for this once-in-a-lifetime holiday. We don’t usually offer more than 2 nights of island expeditions in order to preserve the charm and uniqueness of the whole experience. The best thing about small group tours is that the local guides will be able to focus on your needs. We do some serious preparation weeks before your trip. Your actual journey starts right when you arrive in El Nido or Coron. What makes our tour operator stand out? Our wow moments. We make sure that you get a personalized service throughout your Palawan trip. For us, details matter. You deserve more.
Get More Than You Pay For
The private Palawan island expedition is without a doubt more expensive than the regular boat trips or island-hopping tours in El Nido and Coron but you’ll see that it’s all worth it. You’ll definitely get more than you pay for from start to finish. It’s a fixed price for a complete Palawan experience. Every aspect of the trip is carefully planned and tailored according to your needs. For a hassle-free vacation, we make sure everything is included in the price so you don’t have to worry about anything else. And you’ll see that the crew works really hard to ensure that you’ll have a safe and comfortable journey. Choosing our Palawan island expeditions means a lot to their livelihood.
This is more of a journey with the local experts. They know the ins and outs of the sea and the islands by heart. We don’t offer any parties, heavy drinking or loud karaoke during the trip, just a culturally immersive experience and the best of nature. We offer uniquely tailored opportunities to fully experience Palawan as only those born and raised here can. You will travel by sea like a local and get to see where they live. You will eat what the locals eat and be treated to sumptuous meals or home-cooked Filipino dish that you won’t really get in fancy tourist restaurants in El Nido. You’ll have a nice conversation with the locals who genuinely care about you and learn more about their lives. This is the kind of authentic experience you’ll never get from anywhere else.
During the island expeditions, you’ll see that you’re not so different than the people you’re visiting. We are all human beings and we have so much more in common than we often realize. Whether you live in a big city or a small island, we all love, dream, hope, laugh, cry and yearn for meaningful connections. By the end of this trip, we hope that you’ll bring with you a fresh perspective and better understanding of the world and its cultures.
Please ask our itinerary specialist about our tailor-made Palawan island expeditions
Karen is the local expert and itinerary specialist of Palawan AlterNATIVE. When she’s not traveling, she likes to immerse herself in a good book or blog about her life. Parts geek, parts scuba diver. Her other obsessions include things-to-do lists, cycling, solitude, and cryptocurrency. She currently lives with her cat in El Nido.