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El Nido: Island Hopping Tour A Lagoons and Beaches

1. El Nido: Island Hopping Tour A Lagoons and Beaches

Spend the day island-hopping in paradise on an El Nido cruise to deep-blue lagoons and white-sand beaches. Explore Bacuit Bay, the Big Lagoon, Seven Commandos Beach, the Secret Lagoon, and a snorkeling area. Enrich your trip with optional rental gear including aqua shoes, fins, and kayaks. Your day will include up to four stops in total. Start with the Secret Lagoon, a secret world hidden in the jagged rock walls. Continue on to Shimizu Island, a gorgeous beach with crystal-clear waters. Later, head to Seven Commandos Beach, lined with coconut trees and pure white sand. In between your adventure, enjoy lunch. Big Lagoon will also be one of your destinations - pay the premium destination fee and rent a kayak to enter.

El Nido: Island Hopping Tour with Lunch & Photographer

2. El Nido: Island Hopping Tour with Lunch & Photographer

Visit El Nido on this guided tour, a must-visit destination in the Philippines known for its natural beauty, secluded beaches, and emerald lagoons surrounded by impressive rock formations. Follow your guide to four different locations that will allow you to commune with nature, embark on new adventures, and find fun under the sun. Visit Seven Commandos Beach, a stunning white-sand beach with turquoise waters, coconut trees, and a few beachside shacks. Play fun-fueled games like volleyball, or relax and dip in its pristine waters. Travel to the Big Lagoon, a location that feels straight out of a fantasy book with its emerald waters and enchanting scenery. It boasts some of the most dramatic limestone rock formations in the world. Rent a kayak and paddle your way through the opening of the lagoon and see the breathtaking views inside. Head to a snorkeling spot where you can enjoy swimming, snorkeling, and getting up close to local marine life. After snorkeling, you'll visit Entalula Island, a beach with dazzling white and powdery sand framed from behind by towering karst cliffs lined with lush green native trees. After island hopping, head back to town to cap off the day at the rooftop pool bar. Make new friends with participants who are solo travelers, backpackers, and groups of friends who are excited and eager to meet people from all over the world.

El Nido Tour A: Full-Day Tour with Lunch and Pickup

3. El Nido Tour A: Full-Day Tour with Lunch and Pickup

During your visit to Palawan, make time to discover the amazing islands in the region. Discover beautiful lagoons, pristine beaches, and crystal-clear waters on this full-day tour with lunch and hotel pickup included. Begin your day with a visit to the Big Lagoon, a serene turquoise waterway nestled between towering limestone cliffs. As you glide across the peaceful waters on a traditional outrigger boat, enjoy the tranquility and awe-inspiring views. Next, head to the Secret Lagoon, a hidden gem accessible only through a small opening in the rock. Inside, you will find a natural swimming pool surrounded by a rocky edifice. Marvel at the sparkling clear waters and the serene atmosphere. Enjoy a lunch in the beach on Shimizu Island or nearby islands or in the boat, famous for its towering limestone cliffs and vibrant marine life. After lunch, explore the island's underwater world as you snorkel. Stop at Seven Commandos Beach for some relaxation. With its white sandy beaches, coconut trees, and crystal clear waters, this is a true tropical paradise. Enjoy a refreshing swim, some beach activities, or simply bask in the sun. The itinerary may vary in order and lunch stops will be determined based on the guide's discretion.

El Nido: Big Lagoon and Shimizu Island Tour with Kayaking

4. El Nido: Big Lagoon and Shimizu Island Tour with Kayaking

Explore the islands and lagoons of El Nido and go kayaking. Transfer by boat, and visit Shimizu Island. Paddle around the Big Lagoon in a kayak. Marvel at the limestone cliffs of Payong-Payong, and see the coconut trees and beautiful white sand at 7 Commandos Beach. Return to the starting point. Come directly to the meeting point to see the activity provider. Then, put on your life vest, and board the boat to start visiting the islands and lagoons. Visit Shimizu Island, which is famous for snorkeling because of its marine life. Have lunch on the island too and admire the rock formations. Go to Payong-Payong, known for its beautiful white-sand beach and lofty limestone cliffs. Take some incredible photos here. See a secret lagoon, and head to 7 Commandos Beach. Relax on the white sand and admire the coconut trees that line the beach. Finally, head back to the meeting point.

From Puerto Princesa: Day Trip to El Nido and Island Hopping

5. From Puerto Princesa: Day Trip to El Nido and Island Hopping

Discover the islands around El Nido on a full-day island hopping tour from Puerto Princesa. Explore the area's most picturesque sites, including the Secret and Big Lagoons, and replenish your energy in this close to nature activity. Choose the private option to have your own exclusive experience, allowing for more flexibility and customization.  Begin your tour bright and early with pickup from your hotel in downtown Puerto Princesa at around 4 AM and head straight toward El Nido. Rest during the approximately 5-hour journey, and make a short stop to stretch your legs and buy some food. Upon arrival in the resort town of El Nido, you'll be dropped off near the jump-off point. Have breakfast at one of the several restaurants before boarding your boat, if you like. To fully enjoy the activity, rental of gears and kayak are already included in the package. Set sail on your island hopping activity by 9 AM and make up to 5 stops in all. Depending on the assigned route, you will start with the Secret Lagoon, a secret world hidden in jagged rock walls. Continue on to Shimizu Island, a gorgeous beach with crystal-clear waters. Then, head to Seven Commandos Beach, lined with coconut trees and pure white sand, before making your last stop at the Big Lagoon. By midday, pause your island hopping to savor a lunch of barbecue pork, chicken, and seafood, as well as vegetable salad and fresh fruits. The island hopping activity ends at around 4 PM, at which point you'll be dropped off back at the wharf where you'll head back to your hotel in Puerto Princesa. Prior to going back to Puerto Princesa, you can enjoy dinner in El Nido. At 6 PM, get back on the road to your hotel, which you should reach by midnight.

Shared El Nido Tour A

6. Shared El Nido Tour A

Explore some of El Nido's best island. Visit five of their beautiful island namely Big Lagoon, Secret Lagoon, Shimizu Island, Payong payong Island, and Seven commando beach. Enjoy and unleash the natural beauty of El Nido Palawan while enjoying top rated tour activities like snorkeling, kayaking, swimming and many more as we offer a variety of experiences to make your vacation a very memorable one. With this tour, guest will be advised to go to a meet up location near the wharf area where the assigned team and tour guide will assist them of the paper and document processing before going to their respective boat for dispatching. This tour takes around 6-7 hours maximum with meet up time starting at 8:30-9:00 a.m. Have a luscious lunch while viewing the beautiful scenery in one of the island destinations and enjoy water activities with this whole day tour that we offer.

El Nido Island Tour A w/ Fees included (No Hidden Charges)

7. El Nido Island Tour A w/ Fees included (No Hidden Charges)

Engage to El Nido's wonder of nature by joining our Island Tours operated by Cliffside Travel and Tours (a Tourism Accredited Travel Agency based in El Nido). Hurry and book now. Island Tour A includes 5 destinations (Big Lagoon, Secret Lagoon, Shimizu Island, Payong-payong beach and 7 Commando Beach). The tour guide will pickup or meetup the guest and boat dispatch at el nido town beach at around 9:00am-10:00am. The travel time going to the first destination will take about 20-30mis. Duration of stay in each islands/destination is approx.40-50mins. The picnic lunch will be served at one of the islands. In the tour the guest can do snorkeling, swimming, sun bathing, play volleyball and eat at the restaurant. The tour will end at around 3pm to 5pm. The licensed tour guide is always available if the guest needs any assistance.

El Nido Private Lagoon Tour - Tour A w/ Island Lunch

8. El Nido Private Lagoon Tour - Tour A w/ Island Lunch

Discover the breathtaking beauty of El Nido with our popular Island-Hopping Adventure, Tour A. Immerse yourself in the unparalleled splendor of this stunning tropical paradise in Palawan, Philippines. 1. Big Lagoon: Begin your day with a visit to the Big Lagoon, a serene turquoise waterway nestled between towering limestone cliffs. As you glide across the peaceful waters on a traditional outrigger boat, revel in the tranquility and awe-inspiring views that abound. 2. Secret Lagoon: Next, we journey to the Secret Lagoon, a hidden gem accessible only through a small opening in the rock. Inside, you will find a natural swimming pool surrounded by a rocky edifice. Marvel at the sparkling clear waters and the serene ambiance that evokes a sense of enchantment. 3. Shimizu Island: Enjoy a scrumptious buffet lunch on Shimizu Island, famous for its towering limestone cliffs and vibrant marine life. Post lunch, explore the island's vibrant coral gardens and underwater world, making it a perfect spot for snorkeling. 4. Seven Commandos Beach: Our next stop, the Seven Commandos Beach, presents the perfect opportunity for relaxation. With its white sandy beaches, lined with coconut trees and crystal clear waters, this is a true tropical haven. Enjoy a refreshing swim, engage in beach activities, or simply bask in the sun. 5. Payong-Payong Beach is a relatively small stretch of white sandy shore, framed by jagged limestone cliffs on either side. The clear turquoise waters are calm and shallow, making it ideal for swimming and snorkeling. Coral formations near the beach offer vibrant marine life, making it a haven for snorkelers. The beach itself is characterized by its powdery white sand which contrasts beautifully with the emerald waters. The surrounding cliffs provide a sense of seclusion and privacy, even during peak tourist seasons. Inclusions: Boat transportation, Buffet lunch, Life jackets, snorkel gear, and guide. Duration: Approximately 8 hours (9AM - 5PM) Note: Please bring sunblock, swimwear, extra clothes, and a waterproof camera for the best experience. Embark on this island-hopping journey that promises an unforgettable fusion of adventure, relaxation, and wonder. Bask in the radiant sun, feel the sand beneath your toes, and let the melody of the waves lull you into a state of peace and tranquility. Welcome to the magic of El Nido, Tour A!

El Nido Tour A

9. El Nido Tour A

Discover the clear waters of Miniloc Island, where you can explore three breathtaking lagoons Soak up the sun and relax on the white sand beaches of Shimizu island and explore the majestic Big Lagoon in the Big Lagoon Tour Or escape to Secret Beach beach and kayak through the peaceful, crystal waters of Small Lagoon in the Small Lagoon Tour Big Lagoon, Secret Lagoon, Shimizu Island, Payong Payong Island & Seven Commando Beach.

El Nido: Private/Exclusive Island Hopping Tour A BEST PRICE!

10. El Nido: Private/Exclusive Island Hopping Tour A BEST PRICE!

This is a private tour with exclusive use of the boat for you and your group to experience the tour at your own pace. The goal of escapists is to escape away from everything as much as possible. You'll want a location that is entirely natural, as isolated as possible, and still somewhat of a secret—it won't do to simply lounge on the immaculate sands and catch some tan lines. This group would definitely live out their beautiful dream on a lagoon tour, which is also referred to as Tour A in El Nido. It circles Shimizu Island, Payong Payong Beach, 7 Commando Beach, the Secret Lagoon, and the Big Lagoon. This is the island of Miniloc, which has the majority of the lagoons. The Big Lagoon, encircled by black limestone cliffs and featuring a picturesque small stream with startling blue waters, is the first place on the list. And then there's the Secret Lagoon, which is hidden between a grotto of precipitous limestone cliffs. It is simultaneously serene, enchanting, and astounding. After that, you go through a sizable caldera or depression and emerge into what was formerly a cave. Another beach is called 7 Commando Beach, after a company of troops who were left stranded there during World War II. It has a majestic feel to it due to the limestone cliffs around it, and you may relax there while the sun shines and sip coconut water. A must-see is Shimizu Island. With the peaceful sea as background and the shade of massive limestone cliffs, it's a great spot to unwind with loved ones. Payong Payong is a great option for beach picnics. This charming location features gorgeous rock formations, charming cliffs, and a little beach. Additionally, the waves are gentle and modest, making them ideal for paddling and casual swimming. Destinations may change due to weather conditions and lunch stop will be determined by the guide.

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4.2
(96 reviews)

My wife and I had such a great time on this tour! Cyron was our guide and he took care of us very well, and even found a secluded shore for us to eat lunch on. Spending the extra money for a private tour was worth it, in my opinion. Would definitely do it again!

The different locations and that there was enough time for every spot to take pictures, have some drinks etc.

It was a very good experience. The guides were very helpful and patient

The private tour was great. Friendly guide, good food, many activities

It was beautiful! And really well organized. Highly recommended.