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Well looks like I am going to do this piecemeal. Flying into Puerto Princesa from Manila on Monday 10/3, flying out to Cebu on Sunday 10/9. Flights are booked.

Doing the underground river tour when I am in PP, and probably two boat tours in El Nido. I hear "A" and "C" are the way to go. 

Plan to be in PP and environs until I leave for El Nido on Wednesday 10/5. Head back to PP on Saturday 10/9, spend one night, then fly to Cebu the next day in the evening.

Now need to find a place to stay in both PP and El Nido.

I hereby open the floor to comments and recommendations. 

 

 

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That is what we did. We shopped for good prices on the flight. Then booked a hotel via Agoda. You can use the forum's link to Agoda for hotels to give the forum a referral bonus. We used the Celia Hot

Try, Southtravels. com ,  Also try Boris Travel & Tour company (looks a better deal ) we missed out El Nido but maybe next time....

Palawan is on my Bucket List before I return, ( if ever) to the states. We're planning first, to go to Hong Kong, Disneyland, shopping and dining. This would be Number 1 on Bucket List.

6 hours ago, Reboot said:

I hereby open the floor to comments and recommendations. 

 

Again, I refer you to Tripadvisor.com for comments visitors have on places you are interested in.

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I've done Palawan three times now and have just bought a condo in Puerto Princesa. To do the underground river there's only so many tickets allocated each day and you usually get your ticket the day before or queue up very early in the morning. Have your passport and cash at hand.

The last touring around I did I hired a car and driver. He picked me up from the airport, dropped me at my hotel then collected me early in the morning to get my underground river ticket. We set off straight away to the underground river and arrived early but still had a good few hours waiting around as the place was mobbed. Once I'd done the tour it was straight on up to El Nido arriving about 8pm at night. You can then ditch the driver as all the tours run from the main beach and the majority of accommodation is within a few hundred metres of the boats. 

If you're hanging around Puerto for a few days do the Honda Bay tour first and it'll give you a day to get your underground ticket. The Fire Fly tours I think don't run until November. You can do the crocodile farm also to kill time.

 

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8 hours ago, Snowy79 said:

I've done Palawan three times now and have just bought a condo in Puerto Princesa. To do the underground river there's only so many tickets allocated each day and you usually get your ticket the day before or queue up very early in the morning. Have your passport and cash at hand.

The last touring around I did I hired a car and driver. He picked me up from the airport, dropped me at my hotel then collected me early in the morning to get my underground river ticket. We set off straight away to the underground river and arrived early but still had a good few hours waiting around as the place was mobbed. Once I'd done the tour it was straight on up to El Nido arriving about 8pm at night. You can then ditch the driver as all the tours run from the main beach and the majority of accommodation is within a few hundred metres of the boats. 

If you're hanging around Puerto for a few days do the Honda Bay tour first and it'll give you a day to get your underground ticket. The Fire Fly tours I think don't run until November. You can do the crocodile farm also to kill time.

 

There is a big rock spire on the way to the Underground River. You can hike up to the top sometimes from inside caves. Then zipline down to the ground. I can't recall the name now.

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3 hours ago, earthdome said:

There is a big rock spire on the way to the Underground River. You can hike up to the top sometimes from inside caves. Then zipline down to the ground. I can't recall the name now.

Ulong Rock I think it's called.

 

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5 minutes ago, Reboot said:

Just looked it up...

It's Ugong...as in Ugong climb that?

If you like ziplines there is also  Eco Park which has 3 tree top ziplines and a forest canopy walk.

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11 minutes ago, Reboot said:

Just looked it up...

It's Ugong...as in Ugong climb that?

sounds like a Redneck word like "jeetyet? Yunto?

:hystery:

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Wife and I used Boris Travel for the underground river and Honda bay last year. Booked the flights through Cebu Pacific Air from Manila to Palawaan. Then few days later Palawaan to Cebu. Booked the hotel through Agoda.

Boris Travel is an intermediary with groups in Palawaan from what I understand from the tour guides. You could do the Honda bay tour and then the same guide could do the underground river the next day. They will come and pick you up at your hotel. Expect the van to be packed tight. A simple buffet type lunch is included. Basic Filipino food of course.

Unless Boris has changed its payment methods, you have to do it via remittance. I paid using LBC here in USA. Was a little concerned about it, but all in all no problems.  I would use Boris again.

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