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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

Choose from the following pick up/dropoff hotels/lodge in Puerto Princesa. It is suggested that you stay here the night before your trip.

Budget accommodation/backpackers:

Mid-range accommodation:

Note: We appoint these locations only which are within the town proper for a time-efficient pick up for the whole group. Book your lodge as soon as possible.
It’s alright to have a different drop off (after the tour) that’s not on the list, just let us know.

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 thin foam sheet inside so you don't sleep against the sand.
  • 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

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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Sheil Granados

Solo Traveller

I booked my Balabac trip with The Wanderwalkers. Their rates are reasonable and coordination is hassle-free. A private van picked me and my tourmates up from our respective hotels and we were accompanied by our guide, Ardee, the whole way. Ardee was superb, he took care of us and accommodated our requests. I didn’t expect the island accommodations to be so basic, but we learned that it was cause the campsite had just relocated there 5 days prior. It was my first time sleeping in a tent while Ardee slept in a hammock beside our tents. The islands and sandbars we visited were pristine and powdery. Onuk was the best one. The locals were friendly, Tess and Ruben were very hospitable. Every island and sandbar was picturesque. Will come back another time and will book with The Wanderwalkers again. Thanks for making this trip happen, you guys!

January 3, 2020

Sheil Granados

Solo Traveller

I booked my Balabac trip with The Wanderwalkers. Their rates are reasonable and coordination is hassle-free. A private van picked me and my tourmates up from our respective hotels and we were accompanied by our guide, Ardee, the whole way. Ardee was superb, he took care of us and accommodated our requests. I didn’t expect the island accommodations to be so basic, but we learned that it was cause the campsite had just relocated there 5 days prior. It was my first time sleeping in a tent while Ardee slept in a hammock beside our tents. The islands and sandbars we visited were pristine and powdery. Onuk was the best one. The locals were friendly, Tess and Ruben were very hospitable. Every island and sandbar was picturesque. Will come back another time and will book with The Wanderwalkers again. Thanks for making this trip happen, you guys!

November 5, 2019

Ninna Maglonso

Solo Traveller

If you really are a sun-worshipper, a beach bum, who is also looking for a place for detoxification, relaxation, and peace of mind… then I guess Balabac should be listed on your bucket list. Although travel period would be so long (5 to 6 hours) compared to El Nido, it will be all worth it in the end as the place offers the best beaches and fine, powdery sands. Believe me, I wasn’t wearing my slippers most of the time as I was enjoying myself walking barefoot on the soft white sand. Stayed there for 4D3N wherein I visited the 6 top-rated islands, and all of them were truly amazing!!! I’ve seen pictures on the internet, but it is best when you get to see these beautiful islands personally. You will find all sorts of sandbars, and all of them have astonishing pristine waters. You will not be disappointed! I went there during an off-peak season thus visitors are also minimal and mostly, I have the whole island or sandbar to myself. Yes, I am a lucky one! (see pictures for proof, lol). As I was solo-tripping, Kuya Argie (my boatman) made my IG-worthy pictures possible. He is warm-hearted and friendly, and gave plenty of fun facts about the islands and I guess it’s a “plus” for me.

People from the campsite made me feel at home and welcomed me like as I was part of their family, but not the insects though, which they called “nik nik”. You’d better have your insect repellant ready for these insects or you will have rashes/hives all over your body. Ate Tess cooks the food at the campsite and served it hot & fresh, from seafoods to veggies, with sliced fruits as your dessert. Coffee was also given during the afternoon after your island hopping. Phone signals and electricity are a bit limited so bring your own powerbanks and charge them during the night. Good thing, the campsite uses solar panels and you can enjoy watching TV during the afternoon if you like to. You will feel at ease with the folks around as they are

Planning & booking my Balabac trip was too risky at first, knowing that there are news spreading all over the internet about the “crocodile attacks”. And this is actually my first time to travel solo, so I was not quite sure about it at first if I would be pushing this through. Despite all of this, I trusted The WanderWalkers that my whole trip would be safe and secured. And being true to their words, fortunately, I haven’t seen a single crocodile, and I slept soundly and at ease. No need to worry about the places you are going as your boatman is knowledgeable and will take you only to safe places.

Balabac has proven its beauty and definitely a place to go back. Can’t wait when will be my next booking again with WanderWalkers! Until next time. Keep wandering!

September 30, 2019

Charm Bonoan

Solo Traveller

Joined the 4D3N Balabac Trip and the wanderwalkers brought it on! If you’re into the great outdoors, exotic destinations, getting the disconnected and more in touch into the wilderness and craving for the ultimate vitamin sea overdose then this is the island hopping trip for you. They made sure my wanderlusting, explorer and nomad heart was satisfied. I’m pretty much a sucker for stunningly beautiful virgin beaches, uber clear turquoise sea waters and exotic destinations and I must say Balabac doesn’t disappoint. They say if you want the best experience then you have to explore the place thought the locals and like the locals and I must say the Wanderwalkers will give you that local island living experience in the best possible way under the best circumstances. Take note that Balabac is still a bit under the radar so expect a total island living lifestyle. My favorite during the trip was actually sleeping under the stars on the hammock, but sleeping under the tent was special as well. The island, white sand powdery beaches and sand bars are as pretty as the pictures you’ve seen of Balabac and the snorkeling spots between islands are a treat. Jonai and Ardee are the most top notch tour guides you’ll ever meet in Balabac and it helps a great deal that Jonai is one of my closet friends so it made the trip a whole lots special and memorable. I was a Solo joiner but I left with a bunch of buddies and the best people you’ll meet is when you’re traveling. A little warning, the boat rides are quite long and the mosquitoes and sand fleas are relentless so bring tons of insect repellents not just in Balabac but in Palawan.

September 22, 2019

Lawrence Mauleon

Solo Traveller

The whole experience was great. long ride from pps to bulilyan, hours of boat ride its all worth it once you see the mesmerizing beauty of every island.

July 19, 2019
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