- 10-Day Journey Sailing the Parawan Archipelago
- Sail on a 74-foot Traditional Paraw Yacht
- Visit Remote Off the Beaten Track Islands
- Immerse in Local Villages & Island Life
- Eat Fresh Locally Prepared Meals
- Swim, Snorkel, Kayak and Relax to Heart’s Content
- 2 Nights Accommodation in Manila
- 1 Night Accommodation in Coron
- 2 Nights Accommodation in El Nido
- 5 Nights Rustic Accommodation on Islands
- Domestic Flights from Manila, Coron, El Nido
- All Ground Transportation
Palawan, which means “hero” is one of the largest archipelago’s in the world and home to the indigenous Palawano people. This unique journey explores the remote islands off Palawan’s northern coast, and travels amongst island communities that are part of a unique sustainable eco tourism enterprise that’s helping preserve the environment and local fishing and farming traditions. There are few tourists along this voyage, and is a opportunity to immerse in a culture and way of life that few travelers experience. As we adjust to a slower pace and let go of our busy daily lives we’ll connect with the island people and explore the area’s incredible natural beauty, with it’s crystal clear waters, unique limestone cliffs, white sand beaches and unique biodiversity. For the locals Palawan is known as the last frontier, and makes this truly one of the last unspoiled island destinations in the world.
Our voyage includes sailing 6 days/5 nights on a traditional Filipino Paraw sailboat. Instead of having a keel, the boat employs outriggers and is capable of sailing into shallow waters of protected bays and lagoons. The boat will be manned by an experienced 10-person crew, who know and have sailed these waters for years. While on board they will take care of your needs, taking care of all of the sailing duties, providing meals, and ensuring a safe and enjoyable voyage. If conditions are not prime for sailing, we’ll motor between islands, anchoring in a new location each day, and spending our nights ashore in authentic basecamps that are situated around local villages, private islands and secluded beaches. Here we’ll be able to kick back and relax, swim, kayak, fish, explore or nap at your leisure. There’s no pressure to be active or not – just immerse and experience this place at whatever pace you wish.
Our trip begins and ends in the Philippine capital of Manilla. Upon arrival we’ll check into our local hotel, enjoy a group dinner and evening tour. The next day our adventure begins as we take a local flight to Basaunga island. From here we’ll transfer to the fishing town of Coron and spend the night in a first class hotel.
We’ll have the afternoon to buy any last minute supplies, and meet with our crew for a briefing on our sailing adventure. The next morning we depart on our sailboat, and spend the next six days exploring the islands on our way to Palawan. Our basecamps for the next five nights are remote, and there is no electricity once we leave our port in Coron. It’s recommended that your bring a portable charging unit to change any devices during our voyage. Accommodations each night will be basic, sleeping in open native beach huts with fresh bedding and mosquito nets. There is fresh water and showers available at each basecamp, but are basic.
Upon arriving to El Nido on Palawan we’ll transfer to a local up scale resort for two nights where you’ll have a chance to freshen up and enjoy some luxury. This will be an opportunity to relax and decompress after six days of remote accommodations and sailing. We can either soak up the relaxed atmosphere, or explore the island on our final day. We’ll depart on a local charter flight the next day back to Manilla where we’ll spend our final evening enjoying the local nightlife before catching our international flights the following day.
- Day 1 – Arrive in Manilla
We arrive in Manilla check into our hotel, have a group dinner and local tour.
Day 2 – Manilla to Coron
Fly one hour to Busaunga island and transfer to Coron. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 3 – Sailing Coron
Sailing off the coast of Coron. Overnight on remote island.
Day 4 – Sailing Culion
Sailing near Culion island group. Overnight on remote island.
Day 5 – Sailing Linipacan
Sailing around Linipacan islands. Overnight on remote island
- Day 6 – Sailing Linipacan
Continue exploring Linipacan islands. Overnight on remote island.
Day 7 – Sailing Palawan
Sailing to El Nido island. Overnight in local village.
Day 8 – Sailing Palawan
Exploring Bacuit Bay off of El Nido. Overnight in Resort Accommodation.
Day 9 – El Nido Island
Full Day on Private Island. Overnight in Resort Accommodation.
Day 10 – El Nido to Manilla
Fly from El Nido to Manilla. Overnight in Manilla
Day 11 – Depart Philippines
- Dry Bag for Going Ashore (25-35 Liters)
Duffel Bag for Main Items
Small Day Pack for hikes and excursions
Water Bladder or bottle
Shoes – Lightweight hikers or cross trainers
Light comfortable clothing (shorts, shirts,sarong, sun dresses)
Skin rash for swimming/snorkeling
- Small Towel
Knife or multitool – Optional
Journal – Optional
Donation items for local people – Shoes, shirts, socks, sunglasses, school supplies.
EARLY REGISTRATION: $2,400
(before April 30th, 2017)
NORMAL PRICE: $2,800
(after April 30th, 2017)
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- IInternational Airfare
Single occupancy option, unless specifically requested
Tips for guides, porters and cooks
Personal drinks, snacks, food, and gifts
Additional lodging not outlined
Meals not outlines or while in Transit
Alcohol and desserts
Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond our control