The best way to have a hassle-free travel experience in Palawan is to book a complete Palawan itinerary that greatly considers your needs and interest, and save you mental energy!
If you are the type of traveler who is very particular with comfort and style, then booking everything on your own can turn into a disaster. Surely, you don’t want to get overcharged for each service. You also don’t want to end up in a bad hotel or a crowded boat, and this is why you need the help of a local expert. Despite Palawan’s reputation of becoming yet another party destination in South East Asia, it is still possible to see its natural wonders and find alternative places you can enjoy away from the party crowd.
Here are some local expert tips for those looking for a hassle-free Palawan trip
Choose a Palawan tour operator that specializes in hassle-free travel
Choosing the right Palawan tour operator can make all the difference in your trip. Do it right the first time, and you can be assured that everything will be a breeze and worry-free. Unfortunately, in this part of the world where you usually ‘get what you pay for’, it can be challenging to find a tour operator that will respond to your inquiries quickly, give you a personalized service and attend to your every need. Make sure to choose a Palawan tour operator that specializes in handpicking the best hotel and handcrafting the perfect Palawan itinerary. To make the most out of your trip, let a local expert take care of all the intricate details for you.
Ask an itinerary specialist to handcraft a personalized Palawan itinerary for you
You won’t really find a lot of information on the internet with regard to finding the right Palawan tour package for you. Everything is DIY which is kind of the reality around here. If you are part of the professional crowd who just wants to have an unforgettable travel experience in Palawan, booking each service on your own can be a disappointment. Sure it is the cheapest way, just don’t expect more out it. In some cases, your trip might even turn out to be more expensive in the grand scheme of things. If you don’t know anyone from here, then pray not to get overcharged. A Palawan itinerary specialist is a local expert who knows the ins and outs, someone who will treat you like a visiting friend and not an atm. Someone who will consider your preferences, travel style, personality and even what ticks you off.
Make sure you have a local expert to help you out from start to finish
If you go where everyone else goes, don’t expect a royal treatment. Good customer service is hard to come by in Palawan especially if you are buying cheap. Most tour operators won’t even respond to your inquiries right away. So, make sure to book your Palawan vacation package with a comprehensive Palawan tour operator that sets the bar – 24/7 client service. A local expert will be able to help you out with your concerns from start to finish, whether it is about your hotel room or anything in your Palawan itinerary.
Book the domestic flights ahead of time
You will definitely be flying from Manila or another city to Palawan but domestic flights are usually not part of your Palawan vacation package. The hassle part of it is choosing the best airline company that is going to give you the value for money and allow you to be comfortable during your flight. You may check skyscanner for fares and schedules, or better yet, check with your Palawan tour operator for the best flight deals to and from Palawan. If you are flying within the Philippines, it would be best to book your flights in advance to take advantage of the seat promos. During the high season, there’s a high demand. Booking your flights to Palawan ahead of time will save you a massive headache.
Make sure you have the essentials before flying to Palawan
Packing can be such a hassle. The worse thing is to arrive and realize that you forget to bring the things that you need. Each traveler has a different set of needs. And part of travel planning is to have a checklist of every item you plan to take on your trip. Palawan has a very warm, humid climate, so make sure to pack the right clothes and stuff. Though there are lots of shops in Puerto Princesa or even in El Nido, it would still be better to bring the things you can’t live without or might not be available here. Before the start of your Palawan tour, make sure to check if you have all the travel essentials for a hassle-free trip.
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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.