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El Nido Island Hopping Tour A and C

3/20/2013

I believe El Nido holds some of the best beaches in the Philippines. So when we got the chance to visit Palawan, we definitely added El Nido in our itinerary. El Nido's powdery-fine beaches, clear waters, breathtaking lagoons and stunning views of karst limestone formations are really something to look forward to.


Tour operators in El Nido have standard rates for island hopping. We availed Northern Hope Tour's combination Tour A and C inclusive of lunch and snorkel sets for Php 3500.  I think that's already a good deal for a private tour. Thanks to Ate Neriza for this!

Northern Hope Tours

El Nido Island Hopping Tour A and C

We started the tour with visits to the islands included in Tour C. Our first stop was Helicopter Island. Its view from a distance resembles that of a helicopter. Next stop was the Hidden Beach followed by Matinloc Shrine.

The Hidden Beach


Hidden Beach, El Nido

Hidden Beach, El Nido

Hidden Beach, El Nido
nice pose with the captain! :)

The Hidden Beach was beautiful but Matinloc Shrine was my favorite because of its magnificent top view of the surrounding islands of El Nido.

Matinloc Shrine


Matinloc Shrine, El Nido

Matinloc Shrine, El Nido

El Nido Island Hopping Tour A and C

Matinloc Shrine, El Nido

After visiting the first three spots, our boatmen brought us to Star Beach for lunch. They transformed from boatmen to kitchen masters as they prepared food right in front of us. Actually, they all acted as our tour guide, life guard and cook at the same time. How cool was that? They were so accommodating and fun to be with. We've feasted on grilled pork, chicken, fish and fresh fruits. Thanks to you captain Oliver and to your crew (Renz and Ricknel) .

Lunch at Star Beach

Star Beach, El Nido

Moving forward after the delightful lunch, we headed to the secret beach. Entering the beach was challenging because you need to swim through a small opening in order to see what's hidden inside those wall of rocks. Isn't that exciting?

The Secret Beach


Secret Beach, El Nido


Secret Beach, El Nido

After that, we've visited the Hidden Lagoon, Big Lagoon and went swimming at the Small Lagoon. We've also seen different varieties of fishes at the Shimizu Island. Our last stop was the 7 Commandos island. Truly, El Nido has the best islands, beaches and limestone cliffs.

Hidden Lagoon


Hidden Lagoon, El Nido

Hidden Lagoon, El Nido

Most of the spots requires a lot of swimming so I was not able to take many pictures. Thanks to our boatmen for capturing some of our photos.

Big Lagoon

el nido tour a, big lagoon

7 Commandos Island


el nido tour a, 7 commandos


Northern Hope, El Nido, Neriza, Northern Hope Ticketing & Island Tours
with Ate Neriza of Northern Hope Ticketing & Island Tours

Northern Hope Tours

c/o Ate Neriza 09399022216

Standard Island Hopping rates
Tour A - 700 pesos per person
Tour B - 800 pesos per person
Tour C - 900 pesos per person
Tour D - 700 pesos per person
Private Tour (P3500 for 3-4pax)


El Nido is definitely a gateway to adventure. The whole day island hopping tour was very challenging but more enjoyable because I was able to spend it with friends and some of El Nido's friendly local boatmen. 
9 comments on "El Nido Island Hopping Tour A and C"
  1. nice! sulit ang private boat no? =)

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  2. Sulit na sulit! Thanks Chyng! actually sayo ko na-discover si Ate Neriza hehe

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  3. 'Yun pong combitour A and C gamit ang private boat ay 3500 as a group? Or per person po?

    Salamat po!

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    1. 3500 para sa isang boat na yun which can accomodate 3-4 pax. So if 4pax kayo then tig-P875 nalang per pax, with free lunch and snorkel gears na yun, so sulit talaga siya!

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  4. I miss El Nido!! Can't wait to be back soon! :) Nice post.. I have yet to make mine. :)

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    1. Masarap talaga balikan ang El Nido. Thanks for dropping by agent_paupau!

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  5. Its a Great Escapade!!!

    Meron dn ba silang boat that can accomodate 10 pax? nasa magkanu kaya rate nila kpag private boat?

    Tks!

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    1. I think they have a big boat that can accommodate 10 pax. Contact Ate Neriza (Northern Hope Ticketing and Island Tours) directly at 09399022216. Enjoy your El Nido Trip!

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  6. Hello! I hope you get to read this. I'm going to El Nido by the end of January and I plan to take tour A or C. I'm just wondering if it's safe to bring my DSLR onboard during the tour? Is it ok to leave it on the boat when we're underwater, especially when we go to the hidden beach? :) - Martin

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