Location
Length
1 - 4 weeks
Program Tags
Adventure Travel Cultural Immersion Working Holiday

Program Details

Activities
Animal Viewing Backpacking Boating Hiking Snorkeling Swimming
Timeframe
Year Round
Housing
Hotel
Age Min.
18
Age Max
49

Pricing

Starting Price
2099
Price Details
Personal Airport Pickup
12 & 16 Nights Twin Share Accommodation
All Transport & Internal Flights
Some Meals
Awesome Group Leader
Waterfalls
Beach Sunsets
Sardine Run
Kawasan Falls Canyoneering
Simala Shrine
Hot Springs
Coron Viewpoint
Snorkelling in Coron
3 Day Boat Expedition
Snorkelling
Deserted Paradise Islands
Cultural Activities
Jeepney Tour of El Nido
Nacpan Beach
Island Boat Trip
Starfish Island
Palawan Underground River
Help with Onward Travel
+ This tour is 100% carbon neutral!
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Some Equipment Some Meals Tour Guide Transportation Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Domestic Airfare Some Equipment Some Meals Travel Insurance Visa
May 25, 2023
May 15, 2024
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About Program

The Philippines Island Explorer is our 13 and 17 day adventures that will have you snorkelling turquoise waters, visiting local villages, hanging out at waterfalls, discovering untouched islands on a multi-day boat expedition, and much more! Oh, and did we mention that you’ll be doing this with an experienced group leader and instant crew of new friends? Get ready for the trip of a lifetime exploring this island paradise.
+ This tour is 100% carbon neutral!

PHILIPPINES ISLAND EXPLORER 13 DAY: Manila - El Nido
PHILIPPINES ISLAND EXPLORER 17 DAY: Manila - Manila

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Impact

Sustainability

At INTRO our commitment to a sustainable future is a key principle, and the driving force behind our Small Change initiative, which we launched in 2017.

As part of our goal to make a real positive impact to the environment, we partnered with Eden Reforestation Projects in 2019 to plant 10 trees for every booking we received. And as a result we’ve planted tens of thousands of trees, aided reforestation, rehabilitated wildlife and reduced poverty in multiple local communities.

However we wanted to go even further and achieve true sustainability, so in late 2023 we began a new partnership with Path Net Zero to accurately measure our tours emissions, and Veritree to plant trees to offset those emissions.

We are now very proud to say that every INTRO tour is 100% carbon neutral.

Ethical Impact

At INTRO our commitment to a sustainable future is a key principle, and the driving force behind our Small Change initiative, which we launched in 2017.

As part of our goal to make a real positive impact to the environment, we partnered with Eden Reforestation Projects in 2019 to plant 10 trees for every booking we received. And as a result we’ve planted tens of thousands of trees, aided reforestation, rehabilitated wildlife and reduced poverty in multiple local communities.

However we wanted to go even further and achieve true sustainability, so in late 2023 we began a new partnership with Path Net Zero to accurately measure our tours emissions, and Veritree to plant trees to offset those emissions.

We are now very proud to say that every INTRO tour is 100% carbon neutral.

Program Highlights

  • Discover Stunning Waterfalls
  • Multi-day Day Boat Expeditions and Snorkelling
  • Sardine Run & Kawasan Falls Canyoneering
  • Tour the best of the iconic El Nido in a traditional Jeepney
  • Navigate the infamous underground rivers of Palawan

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Program Reviews

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  • Housing 4.75
  • Support 5
  • Fun 5
  • Value 4.95
  • Safety 5
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Sanne
5/5
No, I don't recommend this program

Amazing experience

I just finished my tour and it’s been absolutely amazing from beginning to end. We were really well taken care of by our group leader Andri making sure everyone was safe and seen while being a good friend along the way. He truly made the experience memorable. The itinerary was excellent and everyday was filled with something exciting. One of the best experiences of my life. 10/10 would recommend for first time solo travelers, and for an easy way to travel with guaranteed friends to hang out with.

What was your funniest moment?
Boat expedition from Coron to El Nido
Pros
  • Everything
Cons
  • Airport pick up was a little hard
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Isabelle
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Philippines tour 8th of March

This was an amazing tour, and I am so happy I booked it! The sights and activities was great, the people even better, and I always felt safe (much of this because of our tour leader Andri Agassi). No problem was ever to small, and he was always there for everyone. I will forever cherish the memories from this trip. I am recommending this tour to anyone who wants to travel! Although if you are vegetarian, be sure to by some extra snacks for the boat expedition, although there are veggie options, I was so happy to have a little extra!

What was your funniest moment?
It was canyoneering!
Pros
  • Amazing sights and activities
  • Team building
  • Feeling of safety
Cons
  • Could be better veggie options for the vegetarians
11 people found this review helpful.
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Emmy
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Philippines 2024 with IntroTravel

It was an amazing trip experience! We had such a great tour leader, Andri and it was a pleasure to have Kell as a trainee. We did a lot during the tour, and from canyoning to massages, it was all worth it! It was also nice that we got to sample the culture, but also did sporting things and did fun/ interesting activities as a group.

I would like to thank Intro Travel for this experience and Andri & Kell. It was my first solo trip and I definitely recommend Intro Travel.
Everything is arranged for you even if something goes wrong in the moment Intro Travel is very well arranged all and feedback is always welcome for them.

My only downside was that there was too little free time. It wasn't quite supposed to be that way as we had a delay a couple of times....But for next time, I would personally appreciate that more.

All in all, the trip was great and would definitely do it again, though in a different country!

What was your funniest moment?
The moments that we played the game werewolf!

So many great laughs:)
Pros
  • Lot’s of amazing people
  • Over all flexible
  • Great leaders
Cons
  • To little free time
  • Bit to small boat for the expedition…
17 people found this review helpful.
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Lauren
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Paradise and Friends For Life!

I have just finished my Philippines Intro Tour with Andri and can honestly say it was an experience of a lifetime.

Not only did we have two weeks in blissful paradise meeting 14 new worldwide best friends, dining on incredible food and having the best hospitality known to man by locals but also Andri as a leader was beyond incredible; the perfect balance between fun and cool, calm and collected.

He was able to make the process so smooth and accommodating, not a single one of us ever had anything to worry about. I want to put a special mention in for his attitude and kindness. As a group we bonded extremely well, so much love and respect between everyone, and Andri was a core part of that; be it lending out his incredible fins, entertaining us with his singing, making sure safety was priority on nights out, being the loveliest with locals allowing us to get to know them on a deeper level or getting a personal best in free diving (17.5m what?!🤯) and us thinking I would need to take over because he was never returning from the darkness. This man smashed it.

I have had the pleasure of doing three previous tours: Bali, Thailand and Vietnam and each tour has built its own reputation to assume the next will never be as good. This one.. was as good if not better in its own right. From canyoneering to white sand beach snorkelling, sunsets with Andri on guitar to scuba’ing shipwrecks, waterfall photo shoots to swimming with turtles 🐢 every moment was magical.

Would 1000% recommend to anybody thinking of going.
It was that good, I’ve contemplated not only returning but becoming a leader myself.

Lauren, London UK

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Jumping off the highest cliffs I have yet whilst canyoneering in Cebu! Amazing experience
Pros
  • Incredible hospitality from both locals and our guide
  • Fresh, increddddible food
  • The scuba and snorkeling abilities for coral and shipwrecks
20 people found this review helpful.
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Megan
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Fantastic Tour

What an amazing thirteen day tour, a brilliant itinerary packed with adventures and beautiful places. It has the perfect balance of downtime too.
We had a fantastic leader in Andri, he ensured everything ran as smoothly as possible for us every day and made the trip even better.
I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone wanting to explore the Philippines, especially to those who love the sea, snorkelling/diving and boat trips.
Intro are a fantastic company to deal with as well, helpful with any questions

18 people found this review helpful.
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Sophie
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Best trip ever !!

I just finished the Philippines tour and I cannot recommend it enough!!! Marek and Kyle were my leaders and they were amazing and super helpful. Everything was organised for us which made everything feel relaxed. The 3 day boat trip was a lot of fun and the food was incredible, stopping at different islands and even visiting a local school to experience the culture! I will definitely be booking more tours with intro in the future!!! Thank you Marek and Kyle for making great memories with us :)))

Pros
  • 3 day boat trip
  • Meeting new people
  • Local culture
31 people found this review helpful.
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grace
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

An unforgettable experience

I had the most amazing time on this tour absolutely loved everything but particularly the boat trip from coron to el nido but also having Sam as group leader made a massive difference he was so welcoming, kind and created such a nice environment which made it super easy for everyone to get to know eachother especially when travelling solo. He dealt with some very difficult situations (cancelled flights) which he handled absolutely incredibly and made everyone feel at ease even when things didn’t go to plan, I can’t praise the support and help we got from him enough thankyou so much Sam 😊😊

Pros
  • beautiful beaches
  • incredible people
  • fun activities
71 people found this review helpful.
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Dessarie
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Tour

I have just finished the Philippines Island Explorer trip with INTRO Travel and I absolutely loved it! The Philippines is such a beautiful country and I can’t recommend it highly enough. The waters and the beaches here are unbelievable.

My favourite activities on this trip has to be the sardine run, there were so many 😳 also the 3 day boat trip was really special, I enjoyed the togetherness of the islands in the evening sat around the campfire playing games. The group leader was amazing and really made this trip that extra bit better so I can’t thank him enough!

80 people found this review helpful.

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