Choose Your

Experience

Original Expedition 5 Days / 4 Nights

Tao ExpeditionsEl Nido to Coron [vice versa]

Details and Prices

Our original and classic journey. A mix of action packed exploring onboard our native bangka boats and some chill island time towards the end [either Camp Ngey Ngey or Tao Beach Farm depending on your direction of travel], arriving in your destination port on the last day.

Scheduled Departures;
From El Nido to Coron (vice versa)

October 2022
Every Sunday and Wednesday

November 2022 – January 2023
Every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday

Book now to avail our early bird discount (not applicable on peak season dates)

Low Season Promo (October & November 2022)
Pinoy Bucket List: 25% Discount (For Filipinos and Philippine Residents)
Group Discount: 5pax + 1pax free

Itinerary

Day 0 – Attend the group briefing. The night before departure meet your fellow explorers and local crew at the Tao office in town.

Day 1 – Your journey begins. Traveling by both boat and overland you head out into the remote islands. Before nightfall you set up camp in one of our magical basecamps.

Day 2 – Wake up and after breakfast sail on through the islands, stopping occasionally for snorkeling and exploring. Another night, another basecamp.

Day 3 – More travel and exploring before arriving at one of our best basecamps;
El Nido to Coron Expeditions stay at Camp Ngey Ngey.
Coron to El Nido Expeditions stay at Tao Beach Farm.
Those who opted for 3 days exit the group at this point.

Day 4 – No travel day, chilled morning and a lazy day, explore at your own pace and enjoy the same incredible basecamp for the 2nd night.

Day 5 – Back onboard to complete the journey with time to visit a few more islands along the way. Arrive in port around 4pm.

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

560 US$

590 US$

680 US$

Express Expedition 3 Days / 2 Nights

Tao ExpeditionsEl Nido to Coron [vice versa]

Details and Prices

Our 3 day Express expeditions gives you a taste of the remote islands while connecting El Nido and Coron. We recommend this experince for those who do not have enough time to enjoy the whole 5 day experience. Be warned; many people want to extend their experience for 4th and 5th day once they start the expedition.

Scheduled Departures;

October 2022 dates coming soon.

Itinerary

Day 0 – Attend the group briefing. The night before departure meet your fellow explorers and local crew at the Tao office in town.

Day 1 – Your journey begins. Traveling by both boat and overland you head out into the remote islands. Before nightfall you set up camp in one of our magical basecamps.

Day 2 – Wake up and after breakfast sail on through the islands, stopping occasionally for snorkeling and exploring. Another night, another basecamp.

Day 3 – More travel and exploring. Before arriving in one of our best basecamps, the Farm or Camp Ngey Ngey. Those who opted for 3 days exit the group at this point and travel onwards for a couple of hours to arrive in Coron or El Nido to finish their trip.

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

400 US$

430 US$

470 US$

Ultimate Expedition 6 Days / 5 Nights

Tao ExpeditionsEl Nido to Coron [vice versa]

Details and Prices

This is the ultimate Tao experience. It starts as a regular 3day expedition before boarding the Tao Paraw, a traditional sailing boat. continue your journey down the cost of Palawan to spend 2 nights in El Nido’s famous Bacuit bay (OR VICE VERSA).

Scheduled Departures;
From El Nido to Coron (vice versa)

November 2022 – January 2023
Every Saturday

Book now to avail our early bird discount (not applicable on peak season dates)

Low Season Promo (October & November 2022)
Pinoy Bucket List: 25% Discount (For Filipinos and Philippine Residents)
Group Discount: 5pax + 1pax free

Itinerary from Coron

Day 0 – Attend the group briefing. The night before departure meet your fellow explorers and local crew at the Tao office in town.

Day 1 – Your journey begins. Traveling by boat you head out into the remote islands. Before nightfall you set up camp in one of our magical basecamps.

Day 2 – Wake up and after breakfast sail on through the islands, stopping occasionally for snorkeling and exploring. Another night, another basecamp.

Day 3 – More travel and exploring. Before arriving in one of our best basecamps, the Tao Beach Farm.

Day 4 – Chilled and Lazy morning before boarding the Tao Paraw, our traditional sailing boat. Sail down the coast of Palawan and arrive in El Nidos Bacuit bay.

Day 5 – Sail around the limestone islands and spend a second night in a secret basecamp.

Day 6 – Sail back up the coast to Tao Beach Farm where you can travel overland to finish your trip n El Nido town, or you can extent for an addition night at the farm and chill for the 7th day.

Itinerary from Coron

What's included
  • 5 nights accommodation at Tao’s basecamps
  • 3 days regular bangka boat travel and 3 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

700 US$

730 US$

780 US$

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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.