We availed of their PHP1 + Fuel Surcharge & Taxes Promo last March. Yes, I've been planning this Palawan trip since March. Which was good coz it gave me time to read around and discover this helpful, inspiring, glorious...ehem..forum...and eventually meet you guys (sniff, sniff) Cebu Pacific's motto for this promo was "This time, everyone flies". I hope "this time" means every year....hehehe. Also, you might wanna read encyclopedias and geography books before flying on this airline. they have trivia games aboard...also, you might wanna bring an expired driver's license, you need this for the "bring me" game. Prize is a cebu pacific pillow, which I won! The question was: Besides the Philippines, name a country starting with the letter P! I answered, P...P...PINDONESIA! Joke. I answered Pakistan.
This is your bestfriend when getting around PPC. It will send you on a (half) day tour for only PHP500 (plus optional tip). It will get you to Honda Bay and back for PHP300. It will get you to Vietville for PHP60. And also from and to the Airport. PHP6 for the regular rate but PHP10 after 9pm.
Seair's flights are not just commercial flights from PUERTO PRINCESA to EL NIDO and BUSUANGA, they are also a great way to see Palawan from a birds eyes view.
Seair 's 19-seater plane flies Tuesday, Friday and Sunday (no sunday till october) either way. Bring a camera. You may book them in Manila in Seair's ticket outlet, in Puerto Princesa at Floral Travel, in El Nido at the Artcafe, in Coron at Coron Tours.
Puerto Princesa is the capital of palawan. Most if not all buses that go to the different municipalities in Palawan are found in this city. A number of them are stationed at the new public market. Buses' go to roxas, taytay, port barton, el nido, aborlan, etc.
Upon reaching the picnic ground, a short walk along a forested trail follows. At the end of the trail is the mouth of the underground river where the paddle boats are waiting for our 45-minute river tour.
Aside from life vest, we were required to put on helmet to protect our head from bat dung, dripping water, or possible sharp objects inside the cave. Also the person seated at the boat's front-end is in charge of holding the lamp that illuminates our way.
It is advisable to have an early start to avoid the long queue of people waiting for their turn on the river tour. Based on experience, we were the second group to arrive so we were able to choose the color of our helmet, strike different poses, and take pictures. However when we returned, there were already more than 5 groups in line.
The advantage of being in a tour group, I didn't have to worry about details. As soon as we arrived at Sabang wharf, we immediately boarded a motorized outrigger boat for the 20-minute ride to the picnic ground. We were provided by life vest each which we had to don as per coast guard policy.
Alternatively, an option to taking this 20-minute boat ride is to hike inside the jungle. It takes around 3 hours to cross from Sabang to the picnic ground.
Public transpo between PP and Sabang has no specific schedule. As soon as the jeep is full, then it leaves. In most cases, people and cargo are squeezed together, whether inside or on top of the jeep.
Going to Sabang via public transpo is a bit tough, especially if you plan to be back in PP within the day. The best thing is to join a tour group. I requested the staff at Casa Linda to arrange it for me through Ellen's Travel and Tours. Tour fee is P1300 per person inclusive of round trip transpo on aircon van, boat ride, paddleboat ride, lunch, permit, stop-over at VietVille, and tour guide.
I was picked up at my hotel before 7am, fetched other tour members, and was able to leave the city around 7:30am. The tour guide, Buboy, is very knowledgeable about the province's history, landmarks, and current events. He also shared some anecdotes and side stories (he is also a licensed therapist and offers massage services). I was back at my hotel around 4pm.
our flight was delayed twice, going to puerto princessa and once, to manila.............
so it's a good practice to check with PAL of any delay in your flights the day before your departure........... or an hour before you leave your house to the airport..............
Most convenient way when making the city tour; minimul fee of P7 for the 1st km and additional P1 for every kms thereafter. Can accomodate up to 5 persons.
to get to the islands, you need this peice of machine...don't worry mr./ms. scardy cat...they come with life vests...
Ferry/boat ride to Dos Palmas is already included in their rates :) It would take about 20-30 minutes to get to Arrecefi island from the wharf.
PAL flies to Palawan once daily. Upside is that Terminal 2 is for exclusive use of the airline and there aren't lots of people in the waiting area.
you can hire a van for your city tour.......... it's 250/hour......... you can ask your hotel to arrange it for you........... in our case, lolaitang contacted topstar for us....
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