With El Nido emerging as one of the most popular destinations in the Philippines, we break down the El Nido tour package options and all the info you need.
El Nido Tour Package – Island Hopping Explained
Firstly you need to know that there are four types of tour packages in El Nido, tours A, B, C & D. Each is similar in trip length and inclusions but just visits different spots. Here’s exactly what each tour consists of:
El Nido Tour A – 1200 Pesos
7 Commando Beach
El Nido Tour B – 1300 Pesos
El Nido Tour C – 1400 Pesos
El Nido Tour D – 1200 Pesos
Nat Nat Beach
You’ll find booking agents all over town with prices for the tour packages in El Nido varying from around 1200 to 1400 php (Philippine Peso) per person.
Our recommendation is to get a group together (minimum 4 people) and negotiate a deal for your own private boat – we ended up paying 1700 php per person to do both tours A & C in one day plus a huge vegetarian lunch thrown in.
This way it beats sharing a boat with another 10 tourists all fighting for the same photos.
This part is the easiest.
As soon as you arrive in town nearly every accommodation, restaurants or pop up shop will be jumping to sell you an El Nido tour package.
The majority of them will have signs up on the wall with prices and they are all pretty fixed. Although if there is a group of you, as mentioned, the price is always negotiable.
We can only speak from experience but we took tours A & C and were not disappointed!
We got up a little earlier than the usual departure time because we were mixing two tours into one day. It worked out in our favour though as we arrived at all the tourists spots first before anybody laid foot on the islands.
Every place we visited was insanely beautiful and by far the highlight of our whole month in the Philippines.
We’re sure that all the tour packages in El Nido are simply amazing but we definitely recommend tours A & C.
Luxury – Lagùn Hotel – Situated in the centre of El Nido town, Lagùn Hotel features an outdoor swimming pool and a terrace. Guests can enjoy a drink at the bar or a meal in the restaurant. All which is within walking distance of the main area of entertainment.
Mid-budget – Ipil Suites – The property is conveniently located in the centre of where it’s all happening and only a 15-minute drive from the airport. Ipil Suites features a restaurant and comfortable rooms with free Wi-Fi access and a/c. It has a common lounge area with a TV and breakfast is included.
Budget – Elternative Hostel – Featuring a rooftop sun terrace and views of the surrounding mountains, Elternative Hostel offers solar-powered accommodations 6 minutes’ walk from Corong Corong Beach. The bus/van terminals are just a 4 minute walk away.
For other places to stay in El Nido you can check the latest prices here.
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