El Nido Combo Tour A & B

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In recent weeks, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has banned all combination tours in El Nido. This new policy has been implemented to help minimize the negative impact of tourism in El Nido.

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  • Activity Level Leisurely
  • Category Private Tour
All about the El Nido Combo Tour A & B.

Island-hopping is the best way to explore some of the islands scattered in Bacuit Bay, El Nido.

If you want to see as much as possible, but have limited vacation time, you may like our Combo Tour A & B – El Nido Island Hopping which will take you to explore the most beautiful islands and beaches of Bacuit Bay in one day.

With El Nido Combo A & B Tour you will visit the following island and beaches: Big/Small Lagoon, 7 Commandos Beach, Secret Lagoon and Shimizu Island (Tour A) and Pangulasian Island, Pinagbuyutan Island, Snake Island, Cudugnon and Cathedral Caves (Tour B).

Miniloc Island is one of the most popular island of Bacuit Bay, El Nido. The main attractions of Miniloc Island are Big Lagoon, Small Lagoon and Secret Lagoon, three of the more photographed sights in all of Palawan.

The Big Lagoon boasts beautiful scenery with tropical forest as the background and crystal-clear waters.

The Small Lagoon will take you breath away. You have to swim through a hole to reach the lagoon, and the view as you enter is stunning: pristine clear waters surrounded with imposing limestone formations as backdrop.

You need to swim through a tiny crevice on the rock’s face if you want to discover the Secret Lagoon. But once inside, you ‘ll find yourself on a small pristine beach enclosed by limestone walls.

7 Commandos Beach has a beautiful white beach with very fine sand and crystal clear waters ideal for swimming and snorkelling. On 7 Commandos Island there is a little beach bar with nice chilled out vibe that serves cocktails, beer and fresh juices.

Shimizu Island is an awesome place for snorkeling, home to a large number of brightly coloured fishes.

Also known as the “Island of the Sun”, Pangulasian Island has breathtaking views of both the sunrise and sunset and it boast a 750-meter stretch of white sand beach and a vibrant marine life.

Pinagbuyutan Island has become famous after the Survivor Israel was held in this island. This dome-shaped island is dominated by high limestone cliffs with a strip of powdery white sand at its base. It’s considered one of the most scenic islands in Bacuit Bay, El Nido.

Snake Island is a tiny sandbar that changes shape with every tide – most likely took its name for this reason.

It’s possible to enter inside the main chamber of Codugnon Cave by crawling in a small passage in the rock wall. Once you’re in, you can see the cave ecosystem. Thousands of years ago, Cudugnon Cave was a sacred burial site. Bats nest deep inside the cave and the smell of their guano may be very unpleasant.

The entrance of the Cathedral Cave really looks like a cathedral. Although the greenish blue water are inviting, it’s not possible to swim around here. Most of the time the waters are too rough and the cave is home to venomous sea snakes.

Tour Highlights

  • Miniloc Island
  • 7 Commandos Beach
  • Shimizu Island
  • Pangulasian Island
  • Pinagbuyutan Island
  • Snake Island
  • Cudugnon Cave
  • Cathedral Cave


Recommended things to bring along: 

  • Flip flops or water shoes (to protect your feet from sharp rocks and shells)
  • Lightweight clothes
  • Swimwear
  • Beach towel
  • Small backpack
  • Cameras and/or video
  • Sunblock lotion and sunglasses
  • Drinking water
  • Insect repellent
  • Raincoat (just in case of rain)

Best time to visit

It’s possible to visit El Nido year-round

Last Minute Bookings
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Inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included?Items that are included in the cost.
  • All internal transport by land/sea
  • English speaking guide
  • Picnic lunch
  • Life jacket, mask and snorkel
What's not included?Items that are not included in the cost.
  • Travel insurance
  • Kayak Rental
  • El Nido Environmental fee
  • Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond our control
  1. El Nido Tour Combo A & B Pick up from your hotel between 8.00am / 8.30am

    You will be collected from your hotel and taken to El Nido town main beach to board the boat for a full day excursion around the exotic islands of Bacuit Bay in El Nido.

    With this combo tour, you will visit the following islands and beaches: Big/Small Lagoon, 7 Commandos Beach, Secret Lagoon and Shimizu Island (Tour A) and Pangulasian Island, Pinagbuyutan Island, Snake Island, Cudugnon and Cathedral Caves (Tour B).

    The islands are great for swimming, snorkeling and kayaking.

    A picnic lunch will be served on the beach.

    Head back to El Nido town around mid-afternoon. Transfer to your hotel

Yes, we offer private tour with exclusive use of the boat.

The private tour is more expensive than shared tour but will give you more flexibility in choice of stops and length of staying in stops.

In the event of bad weather, a tour may be postponed to a later date.

If you are unable to make the new tour date, you will be offered a full refund.

Note that a tour may be canceled within 30 minutes prior to departure in the event of changing weather conditions.

Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) has opened its first branch in El Nido town a full-service branch.

Island hopping tour is the highlight of El Nido. With the island-hopping tours, you will have the opportunity to visit the beautiful islands with crystal clear waters, white sand beaches, and limestone karsts.

The ETDF stands for Eco-Tourism Development Fund and is designed to help to limit the impact of tourism and protect the marine environment of El Nido.

A 200-pesos ETDF fee per person is required for visiting the islands of Bacuit Bay and it’s valid for 10 days.

All our tour excludes the environmental fee.

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