El Nido Tour A : Lagoons & Beaches
Duration: 6 hours – Location: El Nido Palawan
A tour of El Nido wouldn’t be complete without visiting the El Nido Tour A: Lagoons and Beaches. A must see sight for all El Nido guests and other travelers alike. It is a place where we can just relax and enjoy the simple pleasures of exploring the hidden wonders of Bacuit Bay.
The Big and Small Lagoon’s tranquil turquoise-green waters of its orchid-lined limestone walls, showcase a kaleidoscope of marine life. Scientists believe that these lagoons were actually caves which abound in these islands. The roofs of these caves must have collapsed millions of years ago, and these lagoons have emerged in their stead.
Secret Lagoon is located in a small island reminscent of the movie “the Beach” surrounded by limestone karst cliffs. As you enter into a small hole, you will see a massive caldera that was once a cave which collapsed and now is surrounded by karst cliffs. In the middle is a lagoon.
Shimizu Island – is an island with stunning limestone cliffs where swiftlet nest and produce the much sought after bird’s nest soup, believed by asians to have healing powers. Here the guides will prepare for you a sumptuous meal while you snorkel in the nearby coral reef.
Small Lagoon – Located on the cove of Miniloc Island. As you enter a small swim through hole on board a kayak or swimming through, you will see the tranquil turquoise-green waters of Small Lagoon of its orchid-lined limestone walls, a showcase a kaleidoscope of marine life.
Big Lagoon – a visit to Big Lagoon is a running tour on board the outrigger boat, approaching the lagoon in the middle of karst limestone formations you are welcomed by water so clear and full of marine life. Big lagoon is a breeding ground for fishes and crsutaceans.
Seven Commandos Beach – The final destination after a long day on tour. Seven Commandos is named after the 7 remaining japanese commandos who lived in the island as straglers after World War II. The island has a long white sandy beach lined with palms trees.
Please bring a change of clothes, swim attire and your own snorkeling equipment or you can rent snorkeling equipment from the tour provider prior to departure.
Make sure your tour guide is licensed. Licensed tour guide have been trained to minimize the damage to the environment, in first aid, in the highlights and history of El Nido.
Always wear a life vest. A life vest protects you and coral from damages. We ask that you maintain a distance of 3 meters from the reef.
Be careful not to step on the coral. Dangerous organisms sometimes live on the coral and it is unsafe for you to step there. Touching or stepping on the corals also damages the coral polyps.
Be aware of your waste. Help El Nido stay clean by using reusable containers, refraining from littering, and segregating biodegradable from non-biodegradable wastes.
Taxes and Charges: Tour rates are quoted in Philippine Peso (PHP), per person and subject to 5% service charge and 12% Value Added Tax
El Nido Eco-TOurism Development Fund : The Eco-Tourism Development Fee (ETDF) was establish in 2008 in an attempt to fund the expenses of environmental maintenance and protection. The ETDF is also used to develop environmental protection projects which aim to limit the impact of tourism on the environment. The fee of P200 per person is assessed on all tourist upon arrival.
All tour bookings cancelled prior to 30 days from the date of the tour are refundable subject to the applicable cancellation fee of 20% administrative and service charge.
All tour bookings cancelled within 30 days from the date of tour are non-refundable, but may be rebooked to a later date, subject to availability of scheduled tours on the later date.
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