For those who can’t stay too long, our 3day 2night expeditions are shorter and more compact than the original 5 day expedition. Jump onboard and head directly to explore the remote islands, deserted beaches and hidden gems of northern Palawan.
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 to the sound of the waves in open cabanas, ready for another day of adventure!
Compare with the 5day expedition, this trip focuses on the remote island of Linapacan, Culion and Busuanga skipping Bacuit Bay(Limestone El Nido Islands)
Want more time in the islands? Combine a 3 day Expedition with a 2 night stay at Camp Ngey Ngey on Tao Island.
|Rate per person (Regular Season)||390|
|Rate per person (High Season)||405|
|Rate per person (Peak Season)||455|
*PHP Payment only available for Philippine Residents
|HIGH SEASON DATES||PEAK SEASON DATES|
|December 15 – 19||December 20 – January 4 (Christmas & New Year)|
|January 5 – 19||January 20 – 26 (Lunar NY)|
|January 27 – April 5||April 6 – 13 (Easter Holiday)|
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
» 3 days of travel
» 2 nights of Tao Style Camping
» The wild open nature and island living
» Freshly prepared meals, snacks, and drinks (drinking water, tea, coffee)
» Mask and Snorkels (No Fins)
» Fins, Towels
» Accommodation before and after the trip
» All transfer/ bank fees
» Tip for the crew
» Perfect weather
Extra payments you need to expect:
*Onboard bar for drinks and merchandise. We use credited cashless wallets. Recommended top up amount – 3000PHP – 5000PHP per person.
ETDF(Eco-Tourism Development Fee)
» Php200 Linapacan
» Php200 El Nido
*ETDF are compulsory individual taxes by the local governments for everyone local and foreign visitors. Collected before getting in the port.
Tao cannot shoulder these payments as the receipts must be released to individuals.
This 3day expedition route is similar to the 5 day but does not include a stay in our Main Camp.
The 150km route in 3 days is a lot of distance to cover, so some days start really early as travel periods can be long.
If you do like things a little more comfortable, consider combining a 3 day expedition with a 2 night stay on Camp Ngey! Ngey! on Tao Island near Coron or a 2 night stay on Tao Beach Farm at the northern part of El Nido.
We offer this express tao experience for those who simply do not have enough time to enjoy the full 5 days, or those who feel 2 nights without creature comforts is enough for them. If you have enough time in Palawan and enjoy the disconnection of nature, then we highly recommend joining the 5day Tao Experience.
The schedule is only released a month before departures as these trips depend on the availability of the expedition boat. There are usually 2 departures each week: one from El Nido and another from Coron.
DEPARTURE TIME [start] between 8:00am-9:00am at Tao Office.
ARRIVAL TIME [end] between 4:00pm-5:00pm at the port/pier of either El Nido or Coron.
Please come in and see us between 8am to 8pm, any day before your scheduled departure so you can register and collect your cashless bracelet. In Coron we have the Tao office by the main strip of Don Pedro Street. In El Nido, the Tao Office is located in Corong Corong.
Please present a valid ID (passport, driver’s license) upon checking in.
The group briefing starts at 7:30 am on the day of your scheduled departure, please be at the Tao Office on or before 7:30am. The briefing is for you to meet the other travellers and your expedition leader who will give an orientation.
Everything you need to know is at the Tao Travel Information section found at the bottom of our Homepage. Here you will find useful information and answers to questions for travel in Palawan, flight information, accommodation recommendations, packing lists, and everything else.
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 of 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 this whole experience. This is a sociable trip for sociable people. You have to know that we only offer 50% of the experience, we offer you the tools and framework for you to discover yourself the true island culture of this remote tropical archipelago. The other 50% comes from YOU… your enthusiasm, your adventurous spirit, your conversation.
… DO YOU STILL WANT TO JOIN THE EXPEDITION?
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:
Select your desired month of travel and browse through available expedition dates. You may also opt to choose alternate dates. After selecting your preferences, help us get to know you more by filling up some personal information. Let us know why you want to journey with us and who else is coming with you.
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