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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 experience for those who do not have enough time to enjoy the whole 5 day experience.

Scheduled Departures OCTOBER 2022;

October 2 to 4, CORON TO EL NIDO (FULL)
October 3 to 5, EL NIDO TO CORON (FULL)
October 5 to 7, CORON TO EL NIDO (FULL)
October 9 to 11, EL NIDO TO CORON (FULL)
October 12 to 14, CORON TO EL NIDO (FULL)
October 16 to 18, CORON TO EL NIDO (FULL)
October 23 to 25, EL NIDO TO CORON
October 23 to 25, CORON TO EL NIDO
October 30 to November 1, EL NIDO TO CORON
October 30 to November 1, CORON TO EL NIDO

Scheduled Departures NOVEMBER 2022 – MAY 2023

Every Sundays and Wednesdays from both El Nido and Coron
Plus other dates to follow, join our e mail list for updates.

3 Day Itinerary

Day 0 – The night before departure attend the group briefing Tao office in town.

Day 1 – Your journey begins, traveling by Motor Bangka boat. Overnight in remote basecamp.

Day 2 – Second day traveling by Motor Bangka boat. Overnight in another remote basecamp.

Day 3 – Arrive in Tao Beach Farm or Camp Ngey. Exit the group and travel overland to destination town. Or choose to extend if there is vacancy.

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$

Original Expedition 5 Days / 4 Nights

Tao ExpeditionsEl Nido to Coron [vice versa]

Details and Prices

Our original and classic journey. A perfect mix of action packed 3days onboard our Motor Bangka boats exploring remote islands and then 2days chilled island time at Camp Ngey Ngey or Tao Beach Farm, before arriving in your destination port on the last day before 5pm.

Scheduled Departures OCTOBER 2022;

October 2-6 CORON TO EL NIDO (FULL)
October 3-7 EL NIDO TO CORON (FULL)
October 5-9 CORON TO EL NIDO (FULL)
October 9-13 EL NIDO TO CORON (FULL)
October 12-16 CORON TO EL NIDO (FULL)
October 16-20 CORON TO EL NIDO (FULL)
October 23-27 EL NIDO TO CORON
October 23-27 CORON TO EL NIDO
October 30- November 3 EL NIDO TO CORON
October 30- November 3 CORON TO EL NIDO

Scheduled Departures NOVEMBER 2022 – MAY 2023

Every Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
From El Nido-to-Coron AND Coron-to-El Nido

LOW SEASON PROMOTION

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

5 Day Itinerary

Day 0 – The night before departure attend the group briefing Tao office in town.

Day 1 – Your journey begins, traveling by Motor Bangka boat. Overnight in remote basecamp.

Day 2 – Second day traveling by Motor Bangka boat. Overnight in remote basecamp.

Day 3- Arrive in Tao Beach farm or Camp Ngey. 3 day guests exit the group at this point.

Day 4- No travel day. Sleep late and enjoy our best basecamps at your own pace.

Day 5- Lazy morning, after lunch back onboard top finish your journey by 5pm.

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$

Sailing Expedition 6 Days / 5 Nights

Tao ExpeditionsEl Nido to Coron [vice versa]

Details and Prices

The ultimate expedition connecting El Nido and Coron. Explore El Nido’s Bacuit Bay onboard our unique Tao Paraw before hopping onboard a motor Bangka, to finish your journey in Coron.

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

November 5 to 10, EL NIDO to CORON
November 5 to 10, CORON to EL NIDO
November 12 to 17, EL NIDO to CORON
November 12 to 17, CORON to EL NIDO
November 19 to 24, EL NIDO to CORON
November 19 to 24, CORON to EL NIDO
November 26 to December 01, EL NIDO to CORON
November 26 to December 01, CORON to EL NIDO

December 2022 – May 2023
Every Saturdays

LOW SEASON PROMOTION

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

Itinerary from Coron

Day 0 – The night before departure attend the group briefing Tao office in town.

Day 1 – Your journey begins, traveling by Motor Bangka boat.

Day 2 – Second day traveling by Motor Bangka boat.

Day 3 – Arrive in Tao Beach Farm.

Day 4 – Chilled morning before boarding the Tao Paraw, our traditional Sailing Boat.

Day 5 – Sail down to the limestone islands of El Nido.

Day 6 – Sail around Bacuit Bay on the last day finishing in El Nido Town

Itinerary from El Nido

Day 0 – The night before departure attend the group briefing Tao office in town.

Day 1 – Your journey begins by boarding the Tao Paraw, our traditional Sailing Boat in Bacuit bay.

Day 2 – Second day Sailing around the Bacuit bay and coast of north Palawan.

Day 3 – Arrive in Tao Beach Farm.

Day 4 – Chilled morning before boarding a Motor Bangka to head North to Linapacan.

Day 5 – Second day traveling by Motor Bangka boat.

Day 6 – Arrive in Camp Ngey [option to extend] or return to Coron town.

What's included
  • 5 nights accommodation at Tao’s basecamps
  • 3 days Sailing on Tao Paraw and 3 days travel on regular motor bangka boat
  • 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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Information

What’s NOT included?

  • Eco-Tourism Development Fee (ETDF) are compulsory taxes by the local governments for everyone, local and foreign visitors. Collected upon arrival in each town and checked before departure in the port so always ask for and keep your receipts.
    • Php 200 (US$4-5) Linapacan
    • Php 200 (US$4-5) El Nido
    • Php 200 (US$4-5) Coron
  • Transportation and accommodation before and after the trip
  • Towels and toiletries
  • Cashless Bracelet Credit
  • Payment transfer fees
  • Tips for the crew
  • Perfect weather

How do I pay for drinks from the bar?

  • We use a [RFID] cashless bracelet system for drinks from the bar, massages, community products, and merchandise.
  • You will receive your bracelet at check in.
  • You can load it up before boarding your boat.
  • We recommend you load 50 USD.
  • Keep you wallet and valuables safely inside the locked luggage.
  • We refund what you don’t consume.

Who else will be on the expedition?

There can be up to 24 other guests and 10 local crew onboard.

Within this large group, with a wide mix of ages, nationalities, and backgrounds make for an interesting, diverse, and vibrant atmosphere on-board and in the basecamps.

In our experience smaller groups can be more intimate, however lack the diversity of characters to build the energy of the group, and can run out of conversation quickly.

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.

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.

 

 

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.

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.