Philippines – Desert Island Survival

11 - 14 Days



18 Years

£ Price On Request

The Ultimate adventure

We have all wondered- what if? What if I were marooned on a desert island how would I survive? This spectacular experience not only allows you the time to develop survival skills but also gives you a golden opportunity to put them into practice. Picture a utopian paradise and you’ve probably imagined something like the 120 Acre crescent-shaped island in the north of Palawan is known as the jewel of Busuanga’s bay. This deserted island boasts an expansive crescent shaped 1200 meter white sand beach fringed by crystal clear waters, and a lush tropical interior of palm and an array of seasonal fruit trees. The remainder of the island has hilly elevations with several other hidden beaches and coves. This island is an outlier, set apart from most of the other islands of the archipelago.

Price On Request

Based on 2 pax. Excludes international flights.


Upcoming Group Departures

2024: 19-Jan, 02-Feb, 16-Feb

2025: 09-Jan, 23-Jan


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Day by Day

  •  We meet in Panama City (the exact location will be shared with you in the Expedition Guide you will receive after booking).
  • That late afternoon you meet your instructor and receive the safety expedition briefing before dinner with the team. We have an early night in shared accommodation.
  • You can request the solo room supplement on our booking form if you want a private room. We will confirm availability after your request.

After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, we jump on our speedboats to your new island home. As you approach this untouched wilderness and pull up on the shore the reality of your adventure begins to set in. Upon arrival we take a stroll along the expansive beach to explore our new home and choose the location for our camp.


After selecting a couple of palm trees, between which to string your expedition hammocks, we get to work on building our shelter. This will be our home, where bonds are forged, fire is made, food is cooked and hearts are opened. There’ll be just enough time for a sunset swim, before we eat. Belly filled, we’ll be passing around a bottle of rum before heading to your hammock where you’ll make it about 2 pages into your kindle before drifting off to the sound of rustling palms and lapping waves.

  • After completing your training phase, you and your new tribe will move to a different spot on the island to put into practice the skills learned.
  • You will experience the wilderness with little more than a machete, knife, essential fishing equipment, medikit, and satellite phone. But don’t worry; we have an invisible safety net in place!
  • For many, this is one of the toughest psychological and physical challenges they have ever endured: the reality of survival sinks in, and new highs and lows are encountered as hunger, thirst, and discomfort are offset by the euphoria of success starting a fire or finding food. And simultaneously, this is an experience that leaves the most incredible sense of achievement and deep gratitude.
  • If you would like this phase in complete solitude, please request this on your booking form. We will reach out to you after checking availability.
  • After completing your survival phase, speedboats are sent in the morning to bring you to Mar Y Oro’s beach to eat and rest.
  • That night we head out for a survival party where you’ll eat your weight in pizza at the excellent Casa Tortuga restaurant.
  • We will all head back to Panama City by speedboats arriving around noon.

Sporting a fine suntan and a tremendous sense of achievement, you will depart home with enough tales to woo at any dinner party.

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