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Experience

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.

February DeparturesHIGH SEASON

Feb 1 to Feb 5
EL NIDO to CORON AVAILABLE

Feb 1 to Feb 5
CORON to EL NIDO FULL

Feb 4 to Feb 8
EL NIDO to CORON FULL

Feb 4 to Feb 8
CORON to EL NIDO FULL

Feb 5 to Feb 9
EL NIDO to CORON AVAILABLE

Feb 5 to Feb 9
CORON to EL NIDO FULL

Feb 6 to Feb 10
CORON to EL NIDO AVAILABLE

Feb 6 to Feb 10
EL NIDO to CORON AVAILABLE

Feb 8 to Feb 12
CORON to EL NIDO AVAILABLE

Feb 8 to Feb 12
EL NIDO to CORON FULL

Feb 9 to Feb 13
CORON to EL NIDO FULL

Feb 9 to Feb 13
EL NIDO to CORON FULL

Feb 12 to Feb 16
CORON to EL NIDO FULL

Feb 12 to Feb 16
EL NIDO to CORON FULL

Feb 13 to Feb 17
CORON to EL NIDO FULL

Feb 13 to Feb 17
EL NIDO to CORON FULL

Feb 15 to Feb 19
CORON to EL NIDO FULL

Feb 15 to Feb 19
EL NIDO to CORON FULL

Feb 16 to Feb 20
CORON to EL NIDO FULL

Feb 16 to Feb 20
EL NIDO to CORON FULL

More Scheduled Departures
FEBRUARY 2023 – MAY 2023
Every Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays From BOTH El Nido-to-Coron AND Coron-to-El Nido
Send us your dates and we will tell you available departures.

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$

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.

February Departures HIGH SEASON

Feb 1 to Feb 3
EL NIDO to CORON

Feb 6 to Feb 8
EL NIDO to CORON

Feb 8 to Feb 10
CORON to EL NIDO

Feb 11 to Feb 13
CORON to EL NIDO

Feb 14 to Feb 16
EL NIDO to CORON

Feb 18 to Feb 20
CORON to EL NIDO

Feb 20 to Feb 22
EL NIDO to CORON

Feb 23 to Feb 25
CORON to EL NIDO

Feb 26 to Feb 28
EL NIDO to CORON

Feb 26 to Feb 28
CORON to EL NIDO

Feb 27 to Mar 1
EL NIDO to CORON

Feb 27 to Mar 1
CORON to EL NIDO

More Scheduled Departures
MARCH 2023 – 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$

Combination Expedition 6 Days / 5 Nights

Tao ExpeditionsEl Nido to Coron [vice versa]

Details and Prices

This expedition is a combination of a 3 day expedition connecting El Nido and Coron on the motorized bangka and the El Nido Sailing on the Tao Paraw. This gives you the full Palawan experience including the majestic limestone islands of El Nido Bacuit bay.

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

Limited Offer – 10% Discount on selected dates

December 2022 – May 2023
Every Saturdays

PEAK SEASON

Feb 4 to Feb 9
CORON to EL NIDO AVAILABLE

Feb 4 to Feb 9
EL NIDO to CORON FULL

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.