During our action packed time in Palawan, we will trek to waterfalls and through tropical rainforest, canoe the longest underground river in the world, visit magical islands, hidden beaches, relax at a luxurious eco resort and explore tropical islands. There is also time for snorkelling and diving wrecks.
GBP £2375 | USD $3660 | EUR €2745 | NZD $4350
Group Departures 2013- 30th May ; 16th Nov ; 22nd Feb 2014
Group Departures 2014- 22nd Feb
Tailormade Departures - Nov - Jun - min 2 pax
Known as the last frontier, these unique islands in the Philippine archipelago are a treasure trove of natural wonders . Pristine primary rainforest, deserted tropical islands and underground rivers, unsurpassed coral reefs and abundant marine life thrive in its crystal clear waters. Pioneer Expeditions is delighted to offer what promises to be a unique and unforgettable experience on the Philippine island of Palawan.
Pioneer Expeditions has researched the island thoroughly and has created an itinerary which will leave even the most experienced traveller inspired by this unspoiled and spectacular territory. A lot of our time is spent island hopping and we enjoy the marvels of the colourful marine life and coral gardens. Spectacular for both the snorkeler and diver, the waters around Palawan are regarded as some of the best in the world.
We explore part of what is known as the 'Last Frontier' of the Philippines, the group of 1768 islands that make up the Palawan Province. Stretching out into the South China Sea towards the tip of Borneo, the main island consists largely of mountainous jungle. These extraordinary islands and superb landscapes provide the perfect setting for this once in a lifetime expedition. During our action packed time in Palawan, we will trek to waterfalls and through tropical rainforest, canoe the longest underground river in the world, visit magical islands, hidden beaches, relax at a luxurious eco resort and explore tropical islands. There is also time for snorkelling and diving wrecks.
The price for this expedition is £1995 (based on 4 people travelling - a supplement of £275 per person applies if 2 in group), this includes 3 internal flights whilst in the Philippines but excludes international flights (Please see booking). Pioneer Expeditions have ATOL bonding (ATOL no: 10113) so if you prefer we can also book your international flights in addition to this adventure providing you with increased protection and convenience.
What our clients say
I had the most amazing time, the itinerary was great
-P. OGrady, Tailormade Trekking, 2009
Contact us by phone 0845 0047801 or email us to discuss tailormade options and we can design your perfect itinerary.
Responsible Travel & The Palawan
One of the reasons we have chosen Palawan as the destination for our expedition, apart from its relative isolation and raw natural beauty, is that for many years it has had a progressive environmental policy – leading the way for its Southeast Asian neighbours. In 1989 the Aquino government imposed a logging ban which halted the loss of nearly 20,000 hectares of forest a year. This amounted to almost two and a half percent of total forest reserve on these islands, home to a varied diversity of flora and fauna some of which is endemic. Although it took a little time, by the mid 90s there was an end to fire clearance and illegal logging. Both the authorities and the local people seem to have recognised the mood of the times, and their new awareness of the ecology has preserved the rich natural environment of Palawan.