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4 Days 3 Nights
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Puerto Princesa
Balabac Group Tour Package Details

Our Balabac Joiner Tours are fixed 4 days 3 nights (4D3N) trip, designed to accommodate solo, couple or small group travelers. We pool joiners together to form a group, making the trip merrier and cheaper. If you haven’t booked your flight tickets yet and meeting other travellers is something that excites you, then book our group tour! However, if you want privacy, or do 3D2N/5D4N, or your tickets dont meet our schedules, then a Balabac Private Tour is for you.

 

Balabac Group Trip Schedules
Choose a schedule that fits your travel plans

Arrive to Puerto Princesa a day before and leave a day after the tour dates.
Example. If your preferred tour is March 5-8, 2020:
Fly in to PPS on Mar 4. 
Fly out of PPS on Mar 9.

Balabac Group Tour Package Price

Group Tour Package Price

Php 12,500.00/person*

Minimum of 6 joiners is required to push the trip at P12,500/person.
If minimum is not met, the trip can still push at an adjusted rate.
P13K/person if 5 people only
P14K/person if 4 people only
P15k/person if 3 people only
P16k/person if 2 people only

*Price is non-VAT
*Price is subject to change without prior notice

Terms and conditions apply

Departure & Return Location

Your lodge/hotel in Puerto Princesa

Price Inclusions

  • Island Hopping
  • Round trip transfers PPS-South Port (Private van if group is 6 or more people; Shared van if 2-5 people only)
  • Licensed English-speaking tour guide
  • Boat rental, fuel and boatmen fee
  • Full board meals
  • All entrance fees to the islands
  • Use of beachfront campsite
  • Tents for sharing with mattress
  • Use of generator at night
  • Insurance

Balabac Destinations

  • Onok Island and Roughton Reef
  • Candaraman Island and Sandbar (Starfish Island)
  • Punta Sebaring beach and Sandbar
  • Bonbon Beach and Natural Infinity pool
  • Matangguli Sandbar
  • Mansalangan sandbar
  • Patonggong Island
  • Patawan Island and Corals
  • Secret Reef

Price Exclusions

  • Airfare
  • Accommodation in Puerto Princesa before and after the tour
  • Snorkel Mask (pls bring your own, or you may rent from the campsite)
  • Fins (no rentals at the campsite)
  • Towels
  • All transfer/ bank fees
  • Tip for the crew
  • Perfect weather in Balabac

Bring extra cash for

  • Beers/softdrinks/snacks you can buy from the store
  • Souvenirs
  • Snorkel Mask rental (P200 per set for the entire trip)
  • Upgrade to shared dorm accommodation with mattress/airbed and mosquito net (P500/person for the entire trip) Limited only.

Transportation Notes

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 transpo in our package. We only outsource the van and driver, and coordinate/mediate between guest and driver for the pick up. 

For tours with 5 people or less, the van is shared (which means the driver picks up other passengers along the way). If you don’t like the idea of this, you may opt to book a private van which will incur additional cost.

For tour 6 and above, the van is private. Sometimes our crew with supplies will ride along with the van.

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.

Approximate Itinerary

This is a rough estimate only. It is highly subject to change due to weather, wind, wave condition. Don’t expect a perfect itinerary in Balabac. 

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Day 0Arrival in Puerto Princesa

Check in to your preferred hotel in PPS and take time to complete your things to bring such as insect repellent, some snacks for the long rides, etc.

Day 1Travel to Balabac, Island Hopping (B / L / D)

2am – Pick up from your hotel in Puerto Princesa
8am onwards – ETA at Buliluyan Port. Boat pick up, start of Balabac island hopping + breakfast + lunch on board
4pm – ETA camp site. Pitch tents. Free time
5pm – Watch sunset at the sandbar
7pm – Dinner & Free Time

Day 2Island and Sandbar Hopping (B / L / D)

6am – Catch the sunrise by the beach
7am – Breakfast. Prepare for island hopping
8am onwards- Start of Balabac island/sandbar hopping with lunch on board/island
5pm – ETA campsite. Snacks. Free time
7pm – Dinner

Day 3Island and Sandbar Hopping (B / L / D)

6am – Catch the sunrise by the beach
7am – Breakfast. Prepare for island hopping
8am onwards- Start of Balabac island/sandbar hopping with lunch on board/island
5pm – ETA campsite. Snacks. Free time
7pm – Dinner

Day 4Relax at the Beach. Travel from Balabac back to Puerto Princesa (B / - / - )

6am – Catch the sunrise while relaxing by the beach.
8am – Breakfast and pack up
9am – ETD for Buliluyan port
11am – ETA at Buliluyan. Ride van back to Puerto Princesa with stopover for lunch.
6pm – ETA to Puerto Princesa

Booking Process
  1. Check availability
    Confirm available slots of your preferred Balabac group tour schedule by chatting with us through our FB Page or Whatsapp +639088772700.
  2. Send your payment to reserve your slots
    Once availability is confirmed, kindly send either the full payment or the reservation deposit P2,000 per person through any of our payment methods.
    Note: The deposit (P2,000) is non-refundable.
  3. Update us that the payment was made.
    Send us a screenshot of the deposit slip via our FB Page or Whatsapp +639088772700.
  4. 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 waitlisted joiners.
  5. 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.
  6. Cancellation by The Wanderwalkers
    • 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.
  7. Group Size
    Minimum of 6 people is required to push the Balabac Group  trip at P12,500/person. If minimum is not met, the trip can still push at an adjusted rate:
    • P13K/person 5 people only
    • P14K/person 4 people only
    • P15K/person 3 people only
    • P16K/person 2 people only
  8. Rebooking
    If 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.
  9. Agreement
    You agree to this terms once you send us your reservation deposit
Payment Methods

All payment transfers for our Balabac tours, whether local or abroad should be done in any of the following methods. 

Once ready to pay, kindy message us in FB messenger (this is where we monitor bookings) so we can send you the account details.

 

  • For Local Transfers
    • Over-the-counter and online bank transfer are accepted.
    • Money remittance using Palawan Express or Cebuana Lhuillier is accepted.
  • For International Transfers
    • Transferwise. Cheaper option. You can sign up for transferwise here so that the first transfer will be for free.
    • Paypal. You should cover the paypal charges, and we should receive full quoted amount. You can use this calculator to know the paypal fees.
    • Money remittance using Western Union is accepted, but additional 0.03% should be added to the  amount you will send to cover the tax deduction when we claim 

Message us your preferred method so we can send you the recipient account details.

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34 Reviews
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Long Nguyen

Solo Traveller

The Wanderwalkers Tour was spot on! i honestly felt sketchy signing up at first but then everything just rolled out smooth. from the first shuttle pick up to drop off, at no time did i worry about my safety, i felt fine. not sure why i’ve heard different. this place is amazing and Jonai and Ardee awesome guides at being there for you and making sure you’re ok and having fun. not going to lie, the bugs are insane. mainly mosquitos and sand flies. make sure you bring bug spray/repellent. i got eaten alive. food was great! home cooked meals leaving you full and satisfied. i came here with an open mind and left with a full heart. this place/trip is unforgettable. i advise everyone to do the tour with The WanderWalkers.

June 29, 2019

Oliver Bandong

Group Traveller

It was more than I could ask for. I adore the island life most of the time. I love how most people in Balabac are simple and has a laid back attitude in a good way. It’s like telling you to slow down on purpose because the best things take time. Also, it is safe to explore Balabac. The tour guides are very friendly and accommodating. A big shoutout and thanks to Kuya Ardee and Jonai. Woohoo. Hopefully, I can return to this paradise soon.

June 29, 2019

Amihan Cenina

Group Traveller

Me and my friend joined the tour and our goal is to experience the beauty of the “last frontier”. Everything exceeded all the expectations. From the transfer PPS-Port Buliluyan-PPS. Tours. The food. The tent life. Jonai and Ardee made sure we got everything. Never felt any worry and it feels like Balabac is a safe haven. I fell in love! It’s just too bad Onuk Island was closed during our visit but that gave us the reason to defo re-visit this place. Just make sure you bring tons of insect repellent lotion not to be attacked by mosqui/sand flies. Many thanks, The Wanderwalkers!

June 27, 2019

Angela Fronckevic

Solo Traveller

What an amazing way to explore the unexplored!!!! The WanderWalkers did such an amazing job! The trip was exactly what I expected – safe, well organised and really fun!!! As a solo traveller I felt really welcome, the organisers and other travellers were super friendly and it felt like I was travelling with a group of good friends. Balabac is something else – the place is peaceful and really stunning! The boat rides were long but added to the idilic experience. Beaches stunning and the views breathtaking!!!
Very much recommended!

June 13, 2019

Melissa Butler

Couple Traveller

But this was not just an adventure, The Wander Walkers make this an experience of a lifetime.
The true beauty of the Philippines can only be explained to someone who is willing to go the extra mile for untouched, unspoiled, natural beauty, truly it is the absolute gem of the Philippines. If you come to the Philippines and did not see Balabac group of islands then I’m not sure you saw the real golden secret that this country has to offer.
Our guides, Jonai and Ardee, made every hour of every day special for us. The tour itinerary was very well planned, you will see maximum island beauty in a short 4 day trip and you will only wish that you booked for longer.
The food that was presented to us was fantastic. We ate like kings, fresh meals of seafood and meats with snacks and waters provided. Always fresh fruit available – which I love. Every time I start to think OK I could have a snack, there it was ready and waiting for us. And always a special creative flair on the presentation.
Our leader Jonai takes such care in attention to detail, providing a most comfortable trip.
There was very, very few tourists visiting the islands (also our private group was mostly local tourists) And each island is unique and special in its own way. The islands were clean and safe and the island locals were so accommodating and friendly, they even accept us on their special island on Holy days which we are so grateful for.
We had plenty of time for relaxing, we had alone time to explore and take amazing photos.
The Oceans are clean and crystal blue.
We made amazing friends on this trip, the Wander Walkers of Balabac will forever hold a special place in our hearts.

**Please do not have any fears of malaria, bandits or crocodiles, there are none** We felt very safe.

Tips for uncertain traveller’s:

I over packed on mosquitoe repellent and hardly used it.

Sunblock however, is a necessity. I recommend spf 50 and plenty of it.

Make request from Jonai to hire a camping mattress, this makes the tent very comfortable and it is a very cheap add on.

Bring a travel pillow (blow up one was perfect for me) or make use of a jacket as a pillow.

Recommended for singles or group travelers.

Pack lightly, bring a towel for showers, costume, shorts or light dresses, sarongs and a hat. Slops are good, water shoes and sneakers not necessary.

I also pack a small and cheap rain coat if water is choppy then you may get wet and it will come in handy.

Bring a dry bag, very cheap purchase in palawan.
You may also want to consider a waterproof bag for your cellphone.

Snorkeling gear can be rented from Jonai but I also found it cheap to purchase in Palawan before the trip and take home with me.

Bring hand sanitizer and wet wipes if you are careful about hygiene.

Snacks, cool drinks, smokes and alcoholic drinks can be purchased at the campsite. The shop has plenty of stock and we were happy. It was not necessary but it is available if you want.

The campsite has a generator that runs at night so you are able to charge up your devices.

Obviously no ATMs or credit card facilities so make sure you bring enough cash, also don’t forget to provision tips for the local assistants. They play a very important role in your adventure.

There is also no cellphone signal, but you will not find a better connection

10 Stars for The Wander Walkers

May 31, 2019
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