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13 Days / 12 Nights
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Coron Busuanga
Tour Details

Discover the best of Sabah, Borneo and Palawan in this amazing multi-country tour.

With this tour you will explore Kinabatangan River and Kinabalu Park in Sabah and El Nido and Coron in Palawan Island.

  • Witness Borneo’s abundant wildlife up close as you embark on a safari river cruise on the Kinabatangan River
  • See one of richest and most diverse assemblages of plants in the world in Kinabalu Park
  • Enjoy the incredible landscapes and the gorgeous beaches of Palawan’s star attraction, the stunning Bacuit Archipelago
Day 1
Arrive in Borneo - Sandakan
Day 2 - 4
Kinabatangan River
Day 5
Kinabalu Park and Poring
Day 6
Fly to Puerto Princesa Palawan
Day 7
Underground River
Day 8 - 9
El Nido Island Hopping
Day 10
El Nido - Coron
Day 11 - 12
Coron Island Hopping
Day 13
Depart Coron

What's Included

  • Accommodation for the night listed in the travel itinerary
  • All internal transport by land/by sea
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees and ferry tickets
  • Meals as per travel itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Sandakan - Sepilok

Upon arrival in Sandakan, Sabah, Borneo you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Sepilok area.

The rest of the day is free at your leisure.

Overnight at the Sepilok Nature Resort

Day 2Sepilok - Kinabatangan River

This morning visits the Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. Walk ten minutes through the rainforest on wooden boardwalk to witness the feeding of orangutans from the platform in the forest. Return to the reception center, to view the displays and exhibits at the Information Centre.

After Sepilok, you will be driven for about 2.5hrs through rustic countryside studded with villages. On arrival in Sukau village, take a short boat ride to Borneo Nature Lodge. After a brief orientation, you will be given free time to freshen up before lunch. Late afternoon embarks on a scenic boat trip on the Kinabatangan River in search of wildlife – at dusk, you might see an amazing variety of birds, monitor lizards, macaques and proboscis monkeys. Return to the lodge for dinner.

Overnight at the Borneo Nature Lodge


Day 3Kinabatangan River

You will be awakened by the calls of gibbon monkeys and the sounds of hornbills. Embark on another river cruise to Kelenanap Oxbow Lake for bird watching. Take a short jungle walk (if weather permits) and experience the wilderness of Borneo before returning to the lodge for breakfast.

The rest of the morning is at your leisure to explore the surrounding areas or nearby villages. Late afternoon embarks on another river cruise in search of wildlife.

Overnight at the Borneo Nature Lodge


Day 4Gomantong Caves - Kinabalu Park

After breakfast visits the Gomantong Caves, famed for their ‘edible bird nests’. After Gomantong Caves, you will be driven for about 5 hours to Kinabalu Park.

Overnight at the Sutera Sanctuary Lodges (Jungle Lodge or River Lodge)


Day 5Kinabalu Park

After breakfast visit Poring Hot Springs, proceed to the canopy walkway through nature trails of the lowland forest. Observe wildlife and the tropical rain forest from the canopy. You may be able to see birds & butterfly that fly below you. After lunch, depart Poring for Kinabalu National Park. Guided walk to the mountain garden to see the rare collection of mountain plants and flowers.

After the tour you will be driven for about 2 hours to Kota Kinabalu, the largest city in Borneo.

Overnight in Kota Kinabalu at the Horizon Hotel


Day 6Fly to Puerto Princesa

Today transfer to Kota Kinabalu airport to board the flight to Puerto Princesa, Palawan via Manila.

On arrival in Puerto Princesa, you will be driven for about 2 hours to Sabang.

Overnight at the Sheridan Beach Resort and Spa


Day 7Underground River - El Nido

Today you will explore the Subterranean River (or Underground River), a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. Hop on a park-operated paddleboat, and wind your way down the Puerto Princesa Underground River.
A journey through the caves is more than worth it for the underground river, the impressive stalactites, and the awesome rock formations.

After lunch, you will be driven north of Palawan for about 5 hours to El Nido. Stop Enroute (if time permits) to visit the Spanish Fort in Taytay.

Overnight in El Nido at Casa Kalaw Resort


Day 8El Nido Island Hopping (tour a)

You will be collected from your hotel and taken to El Nido town main beach to board the boat for a full day excursion around the exotic islands of Bacuit Bay in El Nido.

With this Island Hopping Tour (El Nido tour A), you will visit the following islands and beaches: Miniloc Island, Big Lagoon, Small Lagoon, Secret Lagoon, 7 Commandos Beach and Shimizu Island.

The islands are great for swimming, snorkeling and kayaking.

A picnic lunch will be served on the beach.

Head back to El Nido town around mid-afternoon. Transfer to your hotel

Overnight in El Nido at Casa Kalaw Resort


Day 9El Nido Island Hopping (tour c)

Spend another day in El Nido exploring the islands of Bacuit Bay.

With this island hopping tour (El Nido tour C), you will visit the following islands and beaches: Matinloc Island, Secret Beach, Hidden Beach Helicopter Island and Tapiutan Island.

Head back to El Nido town around mid-afternoon. Transfer to your hotel

Overnight in El Nido at Casa Kalaw Resort


Day 10Ferry to Coron

Early morning depart for Coron with Montenegro Fast Ferry. The journey will take approximately 3.5hrs/4hrs.

Upon arrival, you will be transported to your hotel.

Afternoon you will be taken on half day sightseeing of Coron town. Visit the top attractions including the Public market, the Town Plaza, the St. Agustin Church, the Baywalk, the Harbour Center and the Cashew harvest factory. Walk to the top of the Mount Tapyas. which overlooks the scenic Coron Bay. Descend from the mountain and head to the Maquinit Hot springs.

Overnight in Coron at Corto Del Mar Hotel


Day 11Coron Island

Meet at your hotel and depart by boat for Coron Ultimate Tour, that features some of the most scenic attractions in Coron Island.

The first stop will be at the Siete Pecados Marine Park, an excellent snorkeling spot with colourful corals and abundant marine life. At the Siete Pecados, you will have time to swim and explore the underwater beauty of this pristine place.

From there, continue to Kayangan Lake, the of the cleanest lakes in the Philippines. Kayangan Lake is secluded and unspoiled and swimming in its crystal-clear water is a wonderful experience.

Proceed to Skeleton Wreck, a sunken Japanese ship that is just 5 meters deep. This is another popular snorkeling spot in Coron that host to an abundance of marine life.

After snorkeling, enjoy the powdery white sands at Cyc Beach and White Sand Beach. There will also be time to have lunch, swim in the clear crystal waters or simply bask in the sun.

The tour continues to Twin Lagoon, a wide expanse of turquoise water that is surrounded by the towering limestone cliffs. You will have time to explore these lagoons that are separated by a huge limestone wall. The only way to get to the second lagoon is to swim through the narrow passage in the wall.

After Twin Lagoon, continues to the snorkeling site Coral Garden, close to the Lusong Shipwreck spot. Coral Garden is one of the best snorkeling sites in Coron where you will be fascinated by the multitude of different kinds of brightly colored corals.

After the tour return to Coron town.

Overnight in Coron at Corto Del Mar Hotel


Day 12Coron Island Hopping

You will be collected from your hotel and taken on a full day Coron Island Hopping Tour and Snorkeling Experience.

The first stop will be in Malcapuya Island. Here you will have time to relax on the powder-like sand beach or swim in the endless crystal turquoise water.

Head to Waling-Waling Island for another snorkeling experience or Ditaytayan Island known for its long sandbar surrounded by turquoise water.

Visit Bamboo Island or Coco beach before returning to Coron.

Picnic lunch will be served on the beach.

Head back to Coron town mid-afternoon. Arrive in Coron town around 5.00pm. Transfer to your hotel.

Overnight in Coron at Corto Del Mar Hotel


Day 13Depart Coron

After check-out, transfer to Busuanga Aiport in time to catach your outbound flight.