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3 Days / 2 Nights

Tao ExpeditionsEl Nido to Coron [vice versa]

Details and Prices

Our 3 days 2 nights expeditions are shorter and more compact that the original 5 day expedition. Jump onboard and head directly to explore the remote islands, deserted beaches and hidden gems of northern Palawan.

For those with only a short time in Palawan, this expedition gives you a taste of the remote while connecting El Nido and Coron.

What's included
  • 3 days of boat travel with 2 nights at Tao’s basecamps
  • Freshly prepared meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks)
  • Beverages (water, coffee, tea)
  • Kayaks and snorkels (no fins)
  • Raw nature and island life

360USD

REGULAR PRICE

480USD

5 Days / 4 Nights

Tao ExpeditionsEl Nido to Coron [vice versa]

Details and Prices

May 09 to May 13 – El Nido to Coron
May 12 to May 16 – Coron to El Nido
May 16 to May 20 – Coron to El Nido
May 21 to May 25 – El Nido to Coron
May 23 to May 27 – El Nido to Coron
May 28 to June 01 – Coron to El Nido
May 30 to June 03 – Coron to El Nido
June 06 to June 10 – El Nido to Coron
June 13 to June 17 – Coron to El Nido (NEW)
June 20 to June 24 – El Nido to Coron (NEW)

3 Days Boat Expedition & 2 Days Island Time
Our original and classic journey. Join a group of like-minded travelers and local islander crew to set off on an adventure of a lifetime.

Spend the first 3 days on the action packed Expedition through the remote islands spending the first 2 nights getting to know your shipmates and crew. Then chill in one of our main camps for another 2 nights for some island time. Get as adventurous or as lazy as you want, before the final part of your journey on last day.

With no itinerary, plan or set route, this is a great mix of action, adventure and relaxation. Its a sociable experience with a diverse group of strangers from all over the world on one of the best journeys in South East Asia.

What's included
  • 4 nights accommodation at Tao’s basecamps
  • 3 days boat travel and 2 days chilling at a Tao main camp
  • Freshly prepared meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks)
  • Beverages (water, coffee, tea)
  • Kayaks and snorkels (no fins)
  • Raw nature and island life

500 USD

REGULAR PRICE

570 USD

5 Days / 4 Nights [with Paraw]

Tao ExpeditionsEl Nido to Coron [vice versa]

Details and Prices

3 Days Boat Expedition & 2 Days onboard our traditional paraw

May 19 to May 23 – El Nido to Coron
May 28 to June 01 – Coron to El Nido

Spend the first 3 days on the action packed Expedition through the remote islands spending the first 2 nights getting to know your shipmates and crew. Then chill in one of our main camps for 1 night for some island time. Get as adventurous or as lazy as you want, before the final part of your journey onboard the unique Tao Paraw sailing down to El Nido’s Bacuit Bay with your last night staying in the stunning limestone islands, finishing your journy in El Nido Town.

What's included
  • 4 nights accommodation at Tao’s basecamps
  • 3 days regular bangka boat travel and 2 days Sailing on Tao Paraw
  • Freshly prepared meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks)
  • Beverages (water, coffee, tea)
  • Kayaks and snorkels (no fins)
  • Raw nature and island life

520USD

REGULAR PRICE

650 USD

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What’s NOT included?

  • Transportation and accommodation before and after the trip
  • Towels and toiletries
  • Perfect weather
  • Cashless Bracelet Credit
    We use a cashless bracelet system for drinks from the bar, massages, community products, and merchandise. You will receive your bracelet and can load it up before boarding your boat. We recommend you load 50 USD. We refund what you don’t consume.
  • Payment transfer fees
  • Tips for the crew

What other payments are there to expect?

  • ETDF (Eco-Tourism Development Fee)
    * ENVIRONMENTAL FEES are compulsory taxes by the local governments for everyone, local and foreign visitors. Collected before getting into the port.
    • Php 200 (US$4-5) Linapacan
    • Php 200 (US$4-5) El Nido
    • Php 200 (US$4-5) Coron
Always ask for receipts.

Who is this trip for?

The Tao Experience is a social experience for like-minded travelers. We don’t mean people who think the same things, but think the same way. We welcome adventurous travelers looking to disconnect from the noise of the modern world, reconnect with nature, and be inspired by new perspectives.

Each experience group has a wide mix of ages, nationalities, and backgrounds to make for an interesting, diverse, and vibrant atmosphere on-board and in the basecamps.

The minimum age for joiners of this experience is 14 unless by prior agreement with parents / official guardians and subject to Tao’s discretion. There is no upper age limit.

All guests should be comfortable in the water as swimming is a big part of the experience. However, our crew are happy to help travelers worried about their physical capabilities.

What time of year is good to visit?

There are two main seasons in the Philippines, ‘Amihan’ (Northeastern Winds) bring the dry season from October to May. This is our high season. ‘Habagat’ (Southwestern Winds) bring the rainy season from June to September. Expect some rainy days and trip reschedules if you are travelling during Habagat months. Read more (hyperlink to weather section in Travel Info).

Packing List

  • Clothes for the day (swimwear for getting in and out of the water, shorts, t-shirts and tank tops) and night (light trousers and long sleeves to minimise insect bites)
  • Sun protection (sunblock, hats, sunglasses)
  • Wash kit (soap, shampoo, toothbrush and toothpaste)
  • Insect repellent
  • Bath towels
  • Sarong (day/beach towels) for drying up, lounging, and wrapping around your head as additional sun protection
  • Reusable water bottle (no plastic bottles allowed on board – if you don’t want to invest then ask for an empty rum bottle)
  • Sandals/Flip flops and Reef shoes (you might need trek shoes in some parts too)
  • Flashlights/headlamps for getting around in the dark
  • Rash guard to guard against…rashes, the sun, and jellyfish stings
  • Other sm`all things you may want or need: fins, camera (but be careful with salt water damage; we recommend an extra dry bag for electronics), a book, a journal, an open mind, a good attitude, a sunny disposition….

Departure and Arrival

El Nido – Coron
  • DEPARTURE TIME: 8:00AM, Tao Office El Nido
  • ARRIVAL TIME: 5:00PM, Coron Port
Coron – El Nido
  • DEPARTURE TIME: 8:00AM, Tao Office, Coron
  • ARRIVAL TIME: 5:00PM, Tao Office El Nido

Guests are required to check in at the Tao Office at their starting point any day before their trip. Our offices are open from 8:00 to 20:00 everyday.