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Balabac Island is the southernmost island of the Palawan province, and therefore the westernmost undisputed island in the Philippines, only about 50 kilometres (31 mi) north from Sabah, Malaysia, across the Balabac Strait.

Balabac Island is home to various endemic species. It is the home of birds like the grey imperial pigeon (Ducula pickeringii), Philippine cockatoo (Cacatua haematuropygia), blue-headed racket-tail (Prioniturus platenae), and the Palawan hornbill (Anthracoceros marchei). The Philippine mouse-deer, a subspecies of the greater mouse-deer (Tragulus napu) can only be found in this island.

The Molbogs, a Muslim ethnolinguistic group, is concentrated in this island. Their livelihood includes farming, fishing and barter trading with the nearby Mapun and Sabah market centres.

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❱ ❱ All You Need To Know About Balabac Palawan Expedition, Itinerary and Rates.

❱ ❱ Balabac Island, a guide to one of the most secluded islands of Palawan.

❱ ❱ Balabac Island, Palawan : All You Need to know about this off-beaten travel destination in Palawan

❱ ❱ Best Time to visit Balabac Island

❱ ❱ Terms and Conditions

  • 3 Days and 2 Nights
    * We only organize 3 Days 2 Nights in Private Reminder: Itinerary is subject to changes due to the weather condition and in sole discretion of the Guide/ Expedition Master Day 1: 3:30-4:00 AM Hotel pick up from PPs- Buliluyan.(5-6hours travel) Destinations: Canimeran Island Patawan Island Canibungan Island Sicsican Island(basekamp) 5:00 Camp at Sicsican. Dinner and rest. Day 2: Destinations: Starfish sandbar Candaraman Island Onok Island(Turtle watching, giant clams) Nasubata Reef(snorkeling site) 5:00 PM Back to Basekamp. Dinner and rest. Day 3: (Light Breakfast) Destinations: Destinations: 6:00AM Travel back to Buliluyan port via regular passenger boat. ​ Inclusions: ​ RT AC Van transfer(shared) PPs-Buliluyan RT Boat Transfer Full Board Meals All Entrances and Fees Island Accommodation (Tent) Tour Insurance Life Vest Local Tour Guide ​ Exclusions: Breakfast on Day 1/Lunch and Dinner Dinner on Last Day (Can eat along the way stop over) Not mention above Nice Weather ​
  • 4 Days and 3 Nights
    Reminder: Itinerary is subject to changes due to the weather condition and in sole discretion of the Guide/ Expedition Master Itinerary: Day 1 3:30-4:00 AM Hotel pick up from PPS- Buliluyan.(5-6hours travel) start of island hopping. Destinations: Tangkahan Island Patawan Island Sicsican Island(basekamp) 5:00 Camp at Sicsican. Dinner and rest. Day2 (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) Destinations: Starfish sandbar Candaraman Onok Island(Turtle watching, giant clams) Nasubata Reef(snorkeling site) 5:00 PM Back to Basekamp. Dinner and rest. Day 3 (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) Destinations: Mansalangan sandbar Bragi Island Punta Sebaring Canibungan 5:00 PM back to Basekamp. Dinner and rest. Day 4 (Light Breakfast) 6:00AM Travel Back to Buliluyan Port. Travel to PPS. 2-3PM ETA Puerto Princesa City. ​ Inclusions: ​ Round Trip AC Van transfer(shared) PPs-Buliluyan Round Trip Boat Transfer Full board Meals All Island Entrance Fees including Candaraman Campsite Accommodation (Tents) Tour Insurance Life Vest Local Tour Guide Boat - Onuk to Buliluyan ​ Exclusions: Breakfast on Day 1/Lunch and Dinner on Last Day (Can eat along the way stop over) Not mention above Nice Weather ​ Price: Fr. P15,000 per person
  • 5 Days and 4 Nights
    Reminder: Itinerary is subject to changes due to the weather condition and in sole discretion of the Guide/ Expedition Master Day 1: ​ Pickup is between 4AM, Accommodation/ Hotel in Puerto Princesa. Travel to Buliluyan, 5-6 Hours Island Hopping Activity Destinations: Canimeran Island(Lunch Here) Patawan Island Sicsican Island (basekamp), Camp at Sicsican. Dinner and rest. ​ Day 2: ​ Destinations: Starfish sandbar Onok Island Nasubata Reef (snorkelling) Back to Campsite, Sicsican Island ​ Day 3: Destinations: Mansalangan sandbar Bragi Island Punta Sebaring Back to Campsite, Sicsican Island ​ Day 4: Destinations: Candaraman Island Canibungan Island Tangkahan Island Camp Site Day 5: Relax at the Beach. Travel from Balabac back to Puerto Princesa (B / – / – ) Timbayan Rock formation Cabcabun Silom - Silom Back to Buliluyan Port 3-4pm Arrival in Buliluyan Travel back to PPS 9-10pm Arrival in PPS
  • Inclusions and Exclusions
    Inclusions: Island Hopping Round trip Van transfers PPS-South Port (Shared with other passengers) Private Van Transfer Available upon request, P8500 one way, max of 8 persons. * Please be reminded that shared van is shared with other passengers, and it can be local or with other travelers. Tour Guide Boat rentals, fuel and boatmen fee Environmental Fee Full board meals (Except: Day 1 breakfast) Lunch and Dinner has 3 dishes: 1 pork or chicken viand, 1 fish/seafood viand, and 1 vegetable viand, served with rice, water and fruits. All entrance fees to the islands Use of beachfront campsite Tent with thin sheet. If you want to be more comfortable, pls bring your own camping gears. Use of generator at night for charging phones, powerbanks, cameras Tour insurance Environmental fee Life vest Exclusions: Mask and snorkel Expenses not mentioned in the inclusions. Bring Extra Cash for: Alcoholic and Non Alcoholic Drinks, Snacks. Souvenirs
  • Booking and Reservations
    Before going through the steps below, please make sure you are AWARE of the following requirement to visit Balabac. Check availability Check with us availability of schedule, contact us thru whatsapp, +639457650047/ contact@elnidoadventure.com Pay thru our online platform once availability is confirmed. Note: The deposit (P3,000) is non-refundable. Full payment If you only paid the reservation fee, the remaining balance should be fully-paid 2 weeks before the tour date. Not paying on time will force us to open your slot to wait-listed joiners. Group Size Minimum of 8 people is required to push the Balabac Group trip at P15.500/person (4d3n). If minimum is not met, the trip can still push at an adjusted rate equivalent to a private tour: Php 16 ,200/person 6 people only (shared/passenger van) Php 16, 500 /person 5 people only (shared/passenger van) Php 18, 500/person 4 people only (shared/passenger van) Php 20, 500/person 3 people only (shared/passenger van) Php 23,200/person 2 people only (shared/passenger van) Minimum of 8 people is required to push the Balabac Group trip at P14,500/person (3d2n). If minimum is not met, the trip can still push at an adjusted rate equivalent to a private tour: Php 15,000/person 6 people only (shared/passenger van) Php 15,100/person 5 people only (shared/passenger van) Php 17,000/person 4 people only (shared/passenger van) Php 19,500/person 3 people only (shared/passenger van) Php 21,200/person 2 people only (shared/passenger van) Cancellation by Customers If the Customer cancels the confirmed trip regardless of the reasons, the Customer agrees to pay cancellation fees as follows: More than 14 days before the trip: Php 2000/person 6-14 days before the trip: Php 7000/person 0-5 days before the trip: 100% of the total price Note: If you initiate cancellation, your payment is transferrable to another person not yet registered for the tour, but it is your responsibility to find a replacement until 5 days before the tour. Cancellation by Lagum Adventure In case of force majeure regarding political conditions, natural disaster, wars, etc, we have to cancel the confirmed trip which the Customer has deposited or paid for. In such case, we will refund the amount you paid, not including the non-refundable reservation fee. In the event that the trip is postponed a day later due to inclement weather, making the tour only 3D2N instead of 4D3N, we will refund an amount of P1,000/person. In an event that the minimum travellers are not meet 8 days before the scheduled trip, the trip will be cancelled, or the trip will be converted into private trip, if and only if, the traveller(s) affected by cancellation agreed. In a case that the traveller(s) decided not to do private trip -FULL REFUND of deposit will be credited to respective account use in payment. Rebooking due to Covid19 Should there be abrupt changes in travel policies (e.g, lockdown in the guest’s area of origin, or in Balabac), we will allow rebooking of your trip for free. The guest may be asked to produce proof of policy causing his inability to travel on his booked dates. Rebooking – other reasons If for any other reason, you wish to rebook your confirmed trip to another schedule, inform us at least 14 days before the trip and pay a rebooking fee of P5000/person. Refunds No refunds will be issued. Should the government release a lockdown notice days before your trip making travel impossible, we will allow rebooking of your paid tour without additional fees. If you are already in Balabac when the lockdown is announced, no refund will be issued if you decide to cut your trip shorter. Agreement You agree to this terms once you send us your reservation deposit.
  • Food Notes
    There is no fixed menu since the food we serve depends on what is available from Brooke’s Point Public Market (Mainland Palawan), and the local fishermen’s catch. There’s no wetmarket here unlike in Coron or El Nido. If you’ve been to boat trips in North Palawan, pls don’t expect that the way we serve food is similar to how it’s done in more developed tourist spots. It will be hard for us to cater to vegans and vegetarians unless they’re happy with a veggie and rice meal every lunch and dinner. Pls consider this before booking us.
  • Transport
    Since it is difficult for guests to arrange their own transportation from Puerto Princesa to Buliluyan port where our private boat picks you up, we are including the van transportation in our package. We outsource the van and driver, and coordinate/mediate between guest and driver for the pick up. Given this, please expect that there may be late notice in the pick up time if the 3rd party transport group adjusts their schedule. If any changes happen, we will update you. NOTE: Loading and unloading of your bags in the van will be the passengers’ responsibility and our team will not be liable for any damages that may occur to the item during the land travel. Meanwhile during the island hopping, you can leave your luggages in the campsite, it is safe there, but make sure to always have your valuables such as phone, wallet, cameras, etc, with you. During drop off back to PPS, you are responsible to bring all your items with you and the driver will not be liable if you left any item inside the van.
  • Destinations
    These are the highlight islands of Balabac. If weather is good and there are no delays, you will visit all these. Onok Island (aka Maldives of PH) Punta Sebaring beach (fine, white sand beach) Punta Sebaring Sandbar (soft sand during lowtide) Mansalangan sandbar Canimeran Island Patawan Island (aka Dolphin Island) Candaraman Sandbar (Starfish Island) Canibungan Island Arabella Mangrove (white sand) Secret Reef (for snorkeling)

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Stunning Natural Beauty: Most travelers rave about the untouched, natural beauty of Balabac. The islands' white sand beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and rich marine life are regularly praised.

  • Peace and Quiet: Visitors often appreciate the serene atmosphere and the off-the-beaten-path experience Balabac offers. The lack of crowds and noise makes it a perfect place to unwind and disconnect.

  • Friendly Locals: Many travelers speak highly of the warm hospitality of the local people. Interactions with locals, including tour guides, boatmen, and other residents, are often described as a highlight of their visit.

  • Great for Adventure: Touring Balabac usually involves hopping from one island to another, which adventure-loving travelers find exciting. The chance to explore uninhabited islands and snorkel in untouched coral reefs is a unique experience that's appreciated by many.

  • Astounding Stargazing: Due to the lack of light pollution, the night skies in Balabac are perfect for stargazing. Travelers frequently mention the thrill of seeing the Milky Way in clear detail.

  • Fresh Seafood: The availability of fresh and tasty seafood is a big hit among tourists.

Experience from the island can vary from one person to another, if you are a luxury traveler and travelled the popular tourists spots in the Philippines, like El Nido, Boracay, Bohol or Cebu - and experienced the comfort that these long established tourist destination spots, please reconsider before booking your trip. 

And if you decided to book, unlock the adventurous side of you and enjoy the best the island itself can give you.

GROUP SCHEDULES
GROUP TRIPS

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Experience the magic of Balabac, Palawan like never before. This is more than just a trip; it's an expedition of a lifetime. Reserve your spot now!

(Please follow the schedules below when booking)

3 days & 2 nights
only private trips

4 DAYS & 3 NIGHTS
group schedule

2024

May 2024

May 2-5 (Available)

May 5-8 (Available)

May 8-11 (Available)

May 11-14 (Available)

May 14-17 (Available)

May 17-20 (Available)

May 20-23 (Available)

May 23-26 (Available)

May 26-29 (Available)

May 29-1 June (Available)

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June 2024

June 2-5 (Available)

June 8-11 (Available)

June 14-17 (Available)

June 20-23 (Available)

June 26-29 (Available)

 

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July 2024

Jul 2-5 (Available)

Jul 8-11 (Available)

Jul 20-23 (Available)

Jul 26-29 (Available)

August 2024

Aug 2-5 (Available)

Aug 8-11 (Available)

Aug 20-23 (Available)

Aug 26-29 (Available)

September 2024

Sept 2-5 (Available)

Sept 8-11 (Available)

Sept 20-23 (Available)

Sept 26-29 (Available)

October 2024

Oct 2-5 (Available)

Oct 5-8 (Available)

Oct 8-11 (Available)

Oct 11-14 (Available)

Oct 20-23 (Available)

Oct 23-26 (Available)

Oct 26-29 (Available)

November 2024

Nov 2-5 (Available)

Nov 5-8 (Available)

Nov 8-11 (Available)

Nov 11-14 (Available)

Nov 20-23 (Available)

Nov 23-26 (Available)

Nov 26-29 (Available)

Dec 2024

Dec 2-5 (Available)

Dec 5-8 (Available)

Dec 8-11 (Available)

Dec 11-14 (Available)

Dec 14-17 (Available)

Dec 18-21 (Available)

Dec 21-24 (Available)

Dec 26-29 (Available)

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BALBAC GROUP TRIPS

EXPEDITION RATES
group trips

4 Days 3 Nights

P15,000 (Fr.15,500)

Per Person

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INSTRUCTIONS AFTER RESERVATIONS

  • For Group Expedition trip, please ensure to follow schedule plotted in the site.

  • A WhatsApp Group Chat will be created specially for your scheduled trip 3 days prior your departure date, and all instructions regarding the trip will posted in the said group chat (so please provide a phone number that is WhatsApp workable)

  • The balance invoice will be sent after Group Chat is created or earlier if requested, and will be sent to your email address (payment platform charge applicable)

  • Cancellation and Refund Policy (click here) 

  • What to bring in the expedition (click here)

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