Island Hopping, Balabac, Palawan

Balabac Adventure | 5 Days


Venture off the beaten path to visit the municipality of Balabac which is home to some of the Palawan’s most beautiful islands.

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    Beaches and Islands
  • Activity Level Moderate
  • Group Size Private
    Min. 2 persons
All about the Balabac Adventure | 5 Days.

Venture off the beaten path to visit the municipality of Balabac which is home to some of the Palawan’s most beautiful islands.

Balabc is a secluded hidden paradise in the southernmost part of Palawan, which consists of some 36 virgin islands blessed with white sand beaches and turquoise water. The islands of Balabac are absolutely breathtaking and they are known as the Maldives of the Philippines.

These islands are also an invaluable refuge for many species of wildlife such as the Philippines mouse-deer, dugongs, saltwater crocodiles, sawfishes, and sea turtles.

While it’s not an easy undertaking to travel to Balabac, the unspoiled sceneries and rich marine life make it very worthwhile.

Our tour package Balabac Adventure 5 Days / 4 Nights provides a convenient and hassle-free way to explore the spectacular islands of Balabac.

Tour Highlights

  • Patawan Island
  • Patonggong Island
  • Tangkahan Island
  • Canibungan Island
  • Mansalangan Sandbar
  • Sebaring
  • Candaraman Island
  • Candaraman Starfish Sandbar
  • Onok Island

Brief Itinerary






Recommended things to bring along: 

  • Swimsuit and swim shirt UV Protection
  • Flip-flops or water shoes
  • Bring enough cash because there are no ATMs in Balabac and nobody accepts credit cards.
  • Beach towel
  • It’s best to wear more modest and respectful clothing in this southern part of Palawan
  • Hats, sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Waterproof roll-top dry bag
  • Packable rain jacket or poncho (just in case of rain)
  • Waterproof camera
  • Insect repellent for protection against mosquitos and sandflies

Best time to go

The best time to visit Balabac during summer from November to May

Inclusions and Exclusions
What's included in the price?Items that are included
  • All internal transport as per the itinerary
  • Accommodation for the night listed in the itinerary
  • Activities as per the itinerary
  • Meals full board
  • Entrance fees
  • English speaking guide
Not included in the priceitems that are not included
  • Snorkeling gears
  • Beverages
  1. Day 1: Arrive Puerto Princesa

    Upon arrival in Puerto Princesa you will be met at the airport transported to your hotel.

    Check in: from 2:00pm. The rest of the day is free at leisure.

    Overnight in Puerto Princesa at the Hotel Centro Palawan or Equivalent (3* accommodation)

  2. Day 2: Puerto Princesa - Balabac Island Hopping

    Early in the morning between 3:30 – 4:00am, you will be collected from your hotel and transported to Buliluyan port in Riotuba. The journey to get there will take approximately 5-6 hour drive, followed by another 1 hour by bangka boat to the first island.

    Today you will visit Patongong Island, Patawan Island and Tangkahan Island.

    Late afternoon you will be transported to Balabac Island where you will have to do the registration at the local tourism office.

    Overnight at the JD lodge or equivalent
    (lunch, dinner)

  3. Day 3: Balabac Island Hopping

    Spend another day exploring the beautiful yet remote islands in the south-westernmost tip of Palawan.

    Today you will visit:  Candaram Island, Canibungan Island, Candaraman Starfish Sand Bar and Onok Island. Onok island definitely is one of the best islands in Palawan, known for its extremely clear water.

    Overnight in one of the islands with accommodation facilities (basic room or tent)

    (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

  4. Day 4: Balabac Island Hopping - Puerto Princesa

    Your last day in Balabac is filled with adventure and stunning islands.

    Today you will visit Mansalangan Island, Sibaring Island and Braggie Mangrove.

    After the tour, board the boat to Buliluyan port then proceed by van to Puerto Princesa. Arrive in Puerto Princesa late at night.

    Overnight at the hotel in Puerto Princesa

    (breakfast, lunch)

  5. Day 5: Depart Puerto Princesa

    Breakfast at the hotel and check out before 12:00pm.
    Transfer to Puerto Princesa airport for your onward flight.


Featured Accommodation

JD Lodge / Sing and Swing Lodge

Basic accommodation in Balabac Island with 6 rooms equipped with air conditioning  and 6 room with fans. Most of the rooms are equipped with private toilet.  The lodge has generator, hence 24-hour electricity.

MLK Lodge

MLK Lodge is located at near at Barangay Hall in the Island of Balabac. The lodge has 6 aircond rooms with private bathroom.


Jd Lodge Balabac

Aircon Room

Although it is safe for foreigner and local tourists to travel in Balabac, you should avoid traveling alone without a guide.

No ATMs in the area. You have to bring enough cash.

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