This 5 day experience is split into 2 parts: a 2-night island retreat in Camp Ngey! Ngey! in Busuanga. Here, you settle for a few days to relax and absorb the atmosphere of this isolated island. Explore its beaches, jungles, and reefs or sunbathe and laze around our playful lounges.
The other part of this experience is hopping on a boat on a 3 day-2 night expedition to the remote islands of Culion, Linapacan and North of El Nido. Explore villages, bays, and beaches, and spend your nights in remote island basecamps.
Ongoing promo: 10% off on selected dates
|Rate per person||605|
|Rate per person (Peak Season)||720|
*PHP Payment only available for Philippine Residents.
All payments are managed by Kultura Adventure Pte Ltd
Peak Season Departure Dates:
Christmas – New Year Holidays: December 21 to January 8
Lunar NY: February 3 to February 9
Holy Week: Easter: April 14 to April 21
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
» The journey with us from El Nido to Coron [or vice versa]
» 2 nights of Tao Style Camping
» 2 nights accommodation in a tuka hut in Camp Ney!Ngey!
» The wild open nature and island living
» Freshly prepared meals, snacks, and drinks (drinking water, tea, coffee, sunset cocktails)
» 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.
Join other travelers on scheduled trips from Coron to El Nido (Monday – Friday) or El Nido to Coron (Monday to Friday).
This trip Departs [start] between 7:30am – 8am from the port/pier of either El Nido or Coron and arrives [end] between 4pm- 5pm at the destination port/pier.
The Island Retreat + Expedition Combo is a sociable experience, shared with individuals from all over the world.
We encourage a wide mix of ages within the group, from old time adventurers, short break professionals to first time travelers- they all make the good atmosphere onboard, there is no upper age limit- all you need is an adventurous spirit.
We also welcome families with kids from 10 years of age. You should be comfortable in the water as swimming is a big part of the island experience, however, our crew is happy and ready to help travelers worried about their physical capability, no matter how severe.
We run the expeditions on different sized of boats. There can be up to 32 guests on each expedition and 10-12 local crew.
This trip starts with a 1.5 hour van ride and boat transfer to Manguengey island where you will start your 2 night island retreat before hopping onboard for your expedition ending in El Nido
This trip starts with a trip via land aboard the Tao Jeepney headed towards the Tao Farm on the northern tip of Palawan connected to El Nido. From there, you will hop on a 3 day boat expedition exploring remote islands, ending in Camp Ngey! Ngey! for the 2 night island retreat, and finally transfers to Coron town 1.5 hours by boat and van on the afternoon of the 5th day.
Please come in and see us between 4pm to 5pm a day before your scheduled departure so you can register and attend the group briefing at 5pm.
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. Present a valid photo ID upon checking in.
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.
After accomplishing the booking form, wait for an automized confirmation email with the following steps. Be sure that emails from the server “” are not be rejected by your spam filter! If you don’t hear from us within 3 days, please send an email to and we’ll sort things out as soon as possible.