EL NIDO: SAMPLE ITINERARIES AND BUDGET

Here are sample itineraries for a party of two (2) with the breakdown of expenses, assuming that:

  • Expenses are split between the party of 2
  • Dorm accommodation
  • Point of origin is Puerto Princesa Airport – you are traveling by bus to El Nido, most of the day will be spent in transit.
  • Departure from El Nido is night time – you are taking the overnight bus to Puerto Princesa.
  • Expenses are priced at standard rates

4-Day Itinerary

This is the ideal itinerary, especially if you are visiting El Nido for the first time. This may not be the cheapest trip, but this will allow you to experience the most of El Nido at a good pace.

Day 1: Puerto Princesa to El Nido
07:20 am – Arrival at Puerto Princesa Airport
08:00 am – Ride a tricycle to San Jose Terminal, P60 (P120/2pax)
08:30 am – Buy food for the road, P120
09:00 am – Board Bus to El Nido, P480
03:00 pm – Arrival at El Nido Terminal
03:10 pm – Trike to Hostel, P25 (P50/2pax)
03:30 pm – Hostel check-in
04:30 pm – Pay environmental fee at the tourism office, P200
05:00 pm – Walk around town, book tours
06:30 pm – Dinner at Altrove, P400
07:30 pm – Back to Hostel, chill
09:00 pm – End of Day 1

Day 2: Tour A
06:00 am – Wake-up call
07:00 am – Breakfast, FREE
09:00 am – Start Tour A, P1200
05:00 pm – Change clothes, rest
06:00 pm – Dinner at IBR Fast Food, P150
08:00 pm – Back to the hotel
09:00 pm – End of Day 2

Day 3: Tour C
06:00 am – Wake-up call
07:00 am – Breakfast
09:00 am – Tour C, P1400
05:00 pm – Change clothes, rest
06:00 pm – Dinner and booze at Artcafe, P500
09:00 pm – End of day 3

Day 4: Tour E, Departure
06:00 am – Wake up call, early check out
07:30 am – Tour E, P750 (P1500/2pax)
11:00 am – Early lunch, P250
12:00 pm – Continue Tour E
04:30 pm – Freshen up, pick up bags
07:00 pm – Dinner, P150
09:00 pm – Trike to Bus Terminal, P25 (P50/2pax)
10:00 pm – Bus to Puerto Princesa, P480
04:00 am – Trike to Airport, P60 (P120/2pax)
05:00 am – Check in, Airport Terminal Fee: P200
07:20 am – Flight out

If you are following this 4-day Itinerary, remember that you’ll need to spend about P9,500 (USD183, EUR149, SGD240), excluding airfare and kayak rental.

3-Day Itinerary

If you are on a budget and spending just 3 days in El Nido, this can be your itinerary. This breakdown also limits the food expenses to P150 per meal.

In this itinerary, we are combining Tours A and C in one day to save money and make the most out of your short stay.

Day 1: Puerto Princesa to El Nido
07:20 am – Arrival at Puerto Princesa Airport
08:00 am – Ride a tricycle to San Jose Terminal, P60 (P120/2pax)
08:30 am – Buy food for the road, P120
09:00 am – Board Bus to El Nido, P480
03:00 pm – Arrival at El Nido Terminal
03:10 pm – Trike to Hostel, P25 (P50/2pax)
03:30 pm – Hostel check-in
04:30 pm – Pay environmental fee at the tourism office, P200
05:00 pm – Walk around town, book tours
06:30 pm – Dinner, P150
07:30 pm – Back to Hostel, chill
09:00 pm – End of Day 1

Day 2: Tours A & C
06:00 am – Wake-up call
07:00 am – Breakfast, FREE
09:00 am – Start Combo Tour, P2000
05:00 pm – Change clothes, rest
06:00 pm – Dinner, P150
08:00 pm – Back to the hotel
09:00 pm – End of Day 2

Day 3: Tour E, Departure
06:00 am – Wake up call, early check out
07:30 am – Tour E, P750 (P1500/2pax)
11:00 am – Early lunch, P250
12:00 pm – Continue Tour E
04:30 pm – Freshen up, pick up bags
07:00 pm – Dinner, P150
09:00 pm – Trike to Bus Terminal, P25 (P50/2pax)
10:00 pm – Bus to Puerto Princesa, P480
04:00 am – Trike to Airport, P60 (P120/2pax)
05:00 am – Check in, Airport Terminal Fee: P200
07:20 am – Flight out

If you are following this 3-day Budget Itinerary, you’ll be spending about P7,100 in total (USD137, EUR111, SGD179), excluding airfare and kayak rental. You can also save more money by taking an ordinary bus instead of air-conditioned one, or by finding a cheaper dorm.


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Where to Stay

Here are some of the best rated hotels in El Nido, as scored by Agoda users.


Spin Designer Hostel
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El Nido Overlooking
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Swiftlets Inn
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The Cavern Pod Hotel
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