3 day expedition

3day 2night

Our 3day 2night expeditions are shorter and more compact that the original 5 day expedition. Jump onboard and head directly to explore the remote islands, deserted beaches and hidden gems of northern Palawan.

For those with only a short time in Palawan, this expedition gives you a taste of the remote while connecting El Nido and Coron.

Use the boat as a base as we get lost in a paradise playground of deserted islands, swim to the beach and get coconuts, go snorkeling to explore the underwater world, stay on-board and fish off the back of the boat, or just read your book and relax on the top deck.

After a long day, we set up for the night in a rustic Tao base-camp. Enjoy a few beers and share stories around a fire as the moon rises and fall asleep in open cabanas to the sound of the waves, ready for another day of adventure!

Want more time in the islands? Combine a 3 day Expedition with a 2 night stay at Camp Ngey Ngey on Tao Island.

Prices

3 Days/2 Nights Expedition

 

  USD EUR GBP PHP*
Rate per person 375 345 295 18,000
Rate per person (Peak Season) 440 400 340 21,000

Upcoming Trips:

Feb 07 – Feb 09 from Coron to El Nido
Feb 12 – Feb 14 from El Nido to Coron
Feb 14 – Feb 16 from Coron to El Nido
Feb 19 – Feb 21 from El Nido to Coron
Feb 21 – Feb 23 from Coron to El Nido

 

Peak Season Departure Dates:
Dec 20 – Jan 10 – PreXmas, Xmas/NY, PostNY
*Dec 21 – Dec 25 E-C with KIDS
*Dec 28 – Jan 01 C-E with KIDS
Feb 12 – Feb 18 – Lunar NY
Mar 25 – Mar 31 – Easter

 

*PHP Payment only available for Philippine Residence
All payments are managed by Kultura Adventure Pte Ltd

WHAT IS INCLUDED AND NOT INCLUDED?

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
» 3 days of travel
» 2 night Tao Style Camping
» The wild open nature and island living
» All freshly prepared meals, drinks and snacks
» Mask and Snorkels (No Fins)
» A donation to the Tao Kalahi Foundation Projects

NOT INCLUDED:
» Fins, Towels
» Accommodation before and after the trip
» Tip for the crew
» Perfect weather
» All payment/bank fees (including corresponding bank fees)
» All drinks on board – beer, cocktails, Cola/Juice: aprox 1 Euro each
* Bring cash upon checking in for alcoholic drinks and merchandise. Recommended amount – 3000PHP – 5000PHP per person.

Extra payments you need to expect:
» Php200 [aprox 3Euros] Linapacan Eco-Tourism Development Fee (ETDF) – valid for 7 days
» Php200 [aprox 3Euros] El Nido Eco-Tourism Development Fee (ETDF) – valid for 10 days
These are compulsory taxes by the local governments for everyone local and foreign visitors. Collected before getting in the port. Always ask for receipt.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE 3 AND 5 DAY EXPEDITION?

This 3day expedition route is similar to the 5 day but does not include the Bacuit Archipelago and cuts out some other famous spots. Instead we start and finish the 3 day expedition on the northern tip of Palawan at Tao Farm, and connect to El Nido overland on the Tao Jeepney.
Also, to travel the 150km route in 3 days is a lot of distance to cover so some days are long travel.

The 5 day expedition is our original and time tested best. We feel 5 days is the perfect amount of time to spend exploring the islands in open nature before you need some creature comforts. However, 2 nights in the tropical wilderness is sufficient for some others, so this experience is maybe for you.

If you do like things a little more comfortable, consider combining a 3 day expedition with a 2 night stay on our Camp Ngey! Ngey! on Tao Island near Coron.

IS THIS EXPERIENCE FOR ME?

We offer this shorter expedition for those who simply do not have enough time to enjoy the full 5 days, or those who feel 2 nights without creature comfort is enough for them!

However, if you have enough time in Palawan and you do enjoy the disconnection of nature, then we highly recommend joining the original 5 day expeditions.
We find many explorers are left wanting more after just 3 days to fully immerse into island time and explore this seemingly endless archipelago.

WHAT TIME DO THE TRIPS DEPART AND ARRIVE?

Schedule only released 1 month before departure as these trips depend on availability of the expedition boat.
However, there are usually 2 departures each week, one from El Nido and one from Coron.

3 Days and 2 Nights Expeditions DEPART [start] between 7:30am-8:30am from the port/pier of either El Nido or Coron. 
3 Days and 2 Nights Expeditions ARRIVE [end] between 4pm – 5pm at the port/pier of either El Nido or Coron.

WHAT TIME IS CHECK IN AND BRIEFING?

For 3 Days and 2 Nights Expeditions, you are required to CHECK-IN and attend the group BRIEFING at 16:00h (4pm) the day before your departure in the Tao office in either El Nido or Coron.
In Coron we have the Tao office by the main strip of Don Pedro Street.
In El Nido, the Tao Office is located in Barangay Corong Corong (National Hi-way).

Please present a valid photo ID upon checking in.

ANY OTHER INFORMATION U NEED TO KNOW?

Take a look at the Travel Information section at the bottom of the main page. Here you will find useful information and answers to questions for travel in Palawan, flight information, accommodation recommendations, packing lists and everything else you need to know.

Warning: This journey is not for everyone!

It might be bad weather, it might be rough waves, limited privacy, barking Dogs, crowing roosters, mosquito bites, jellyfish stings, sunburns. But that is the nature of the Tao, the unexpected, the unknown, stepping outside your comfort zone, diving into the experience. We love it, but we understand that this is not everyone’s idea of a holiday.

Before applying to take part in this experience you must understand that what Tao offers is not a tour or a hotel. We do not guarantee that you will have a nice relaxing time. In fact we do not guarantee anything. You have to go with the flow and ultimately you are the deciding factor in the experience you have with Tao. This is a sociable trip for sociable people. You have to know that we only offer 50% of the experience, we offer the tools and framework for you to discover for yourself the true island culture of this remote tropical archipelago, the other 50% comes from you, your enthusiasm, your adventurous spirit, your conversation, YOU are the deciding factor.

…DO YOU STILL WANT TO JOIN THE EXPEDITION?

WHAT TO DO NEXT...

Start your application with selecting your travel month and then choose a date from the list, the color is telling you, how many free places are still available for that expedition:

many places available
few places available
no free places, but you can apply for waiting list
Application:

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Instructions:

Please choose the month you want to travel, then you get a list with all available dates for that month, you can browse through the list with the buttons “EARLIER” or “LATER”. Select the date you want, then you get the choice to pick up an alternate date. Subsequent we will ask you for some personal information who you are and why you want to travel with us and who else you want to bring with you.

After sending the booking form you will get an automatic confirmation mail. Please check your entry mail and make sure that mails from the server “taophilippines.com” will not be rejected by your spam filter!

Dates that are full and have a long wait list will no longer appear on the calendar.

If you don’t hear from us within 3 days, please send an email to [email protected].