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El Nido Caves & Beaches I Full-Day Island Hopping Tour B with Lunch

El Nido Island Hopping Tour B | Caves and Coves
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El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
7 hours
English, Tagalog
All year
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Explore the mysterious caves, secret coves, pristine beaches, and intriguing historic sites in El Nido, Palawan. Tour B is perfect for travelers who want to experience El Nido’s diverse and magnificent seascapes in one day. Enjoy the exclusive use of the tour boat as you visit Cudugnon Cave, Cathedral Cave, Snake Island, and Pinagbuyutan Island. 

The tour starts when you’re picked up from your accommodation in El Nido town proper. You will head to the port where your boat and tour guide awaits. Climb aboard and listen closely as your guide briefs you on the day’s itinerary, as well as the rules for responsible tourism. You will also be provided with the life-jacket, strap it on and prepare for an adventure-filled day.

Your first destination is Snake Island. It gets its name from the natural S-shaped sandbar that shows itself during low tide. Savor the feeling of your feet being lapped up by the waves, or take a dip in the shallow swimming areas in Snake Island. You can also climb a nearby hill to get a bird’s eye view of the seascape as your boat crew prepares a picnic barbecue lunch for you.

Afterward, you will head to the historic Cudugnon Island. Anthropologists believe that Cudugnon was once inhabited by cave-dwellers from Borneo who traveled across the ancient land bridge that was once connected to Palawan. Jewelry and pottery dating back to the Sung Dynasty (960-1279) have been discovered here, making this an important archaeological site. The island also served as a hiding area for locals during World War II.

From Cudugnon, you’ll make your way to the Cathedral Cave. This cave conceals an opening which leads to spectacular rock formations that resemble the high ceilings of a cathedral. During certain times of the day, the interiors of the cavern are lit up by sunlight streaming in through a cave gap.

Cap off your day at Pinagbuyutan Island. Pinagbuyutan boasts vertical limestone cliffs with just a narrow strip of beach at the base. The island is well-known for its thriving underwater ecosystem and vibrant coral reefs. Marvel at the raw beauty of Pinagbuyutan and swim to heart’s content.

Book this tour and go on the ultimate island-hopping adventure in El Nido, Palawan. Check the availability by choosing a date.


Air-Conditioned Vehicle
English - Speaking Guide
Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off
Boat Transfer
Life Vests


Island Hopping

What to bring

Extra Clothes
Extra Towel
Personal Medicine

Good to know

- Infants and children up to 2 years old are free of charge.

- All our guides speak English.

- Not all establishment accept credit and debit cards and ATMs may be limited.

- Weather Dependent.

- Secret Beach, Big Lagoon and Small Lagoon are no longer allowed to be toured on the same day as part of the policies of the Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) of El Nido.

- Limitation to the number of tourists, boats, kayaks and time of stay in El Nido lagoons are strictly enforced by the PAMB. Delays affected by this is beyond the tour operators’ control.

- A mandatory user fee of PHP 200 per person is collected by PAMB for every entry to the Secret Beach, Big Lagoon and Small Lagoon.

- Single use-plastics are banned in El Nido island tours. Please bring reusable water bottles or tumblers.

- All visitors are required to bring their own trash back to the boats.

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