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Balabac Private Tour 2022 with Van Transfers

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Availability : Jan 2022 - Dec 2022
Puerto Princesa

COVID19 Advisory

As of February 2022

Good news! Balabac has already reopened to both local and international travelers who are fully vaccinated.
For the complete list of requirement, please visit our latest post here: Balabac Travel Requirement.

Stay safe, stay sane!

Much love,
The Wanderwalkers Balabac team

Balabac Private Tour Package Details

A Balabac Private Tour with Van Transfer is for you if:

  • You want to enjoy the privacy of having your own boat and your own time.
  • You have booked flights that does not fit any of our scheduled group trips.
  • You want us to arrange your roundtrip van transportation from PPS to Balabac.

This is best for couples, families or group of friends who want to visit Balabac together. Although there is a standard itinerary, we can customize it a little bit to fit your needs. Still, we cannot customize the weather and waves to fit a perfect itinerary.

However, if you want to spend less, then you can join our Balabac Group Tour where we pool #VACCINATED travelers together on a fixed tour schedule!

Balabac Private Trip Length and Schedules
Dictate the schedule you want!

As long as your travel date allows you to have minimum of 3D2N in Balabac, then we can accommodate you.

Pick from 3D2N, 4D3N and 5D4N.

3D2N – For travelers who have limited time. Visiting all islands in the inclusions is not guaranteed, but you still get to go to the most beautiful ones like Onok Island, Candaraman Sandbar, Mansalangan Sandbar and Punta Sebaring beach and sandbar. If you want to visit all destinations in the inclusions, then you should go for 4D3N.

4D3N – Ideal length of time to travel the highlights of Balabac. You get to visit all the top destinations without hurrying to leave for the next.

5D4N – More laid back than 4D3N. You will still visit the same set of islands (plus a bonus) but spend more time in each one.

 

Balabac Private Tour with Van Package Price

Private Tour Price Matrix

Refer to the table below to find the price of your tour

 

Private Tour with Van Van Option 2 people 3 people 4 people 5 people or more
3D2N Private van 19,500/person 16,000/person 14,500/person 13,000/person
Shared Van 16,000/person 14,000/person 13,500/person N/A
4D3N Private van 21,000/person 17,500/person 15,500/person 14,000/person
Shared Van 17,000/person 15,500/person 14,500/person N/A
5D4N Private van 22,000/person 18,500/person 16,500/person 15,000/person
Shared Van 18,000/person 16,500/person 15,500/person N/A

Legend:
Private Van – only your group in the van. Pick up as early as 2am.
Shared Van – public van where other passengers bound south can ride the van. Pick up as early as 3:30am.

*All prices are in PhP
*Price is non-VAT
*Price is subject to change without prior notice

Terms and conditions apply

Departure & Return Location

We will pick you up from your hotel in Puerto Princesa. Check out Booking.com for the available lodges near the city center. It is suggested that you stay there the night before your trip.

Price Inclusions

  • Island Hopping
  • Round trip transfers PPS-South Port (Airconditioned Van)
  • Boat rentals, fuel, and boat captain and assitant boatman fee
  • Full board meals
  • All entrance fees to the islands
  • Use of beachfront campsite
  • Tent with thin foam sheet inside so you don't sleep against the sand.
  • Use of generator at night
  • For Filipino guests: Travel Insurance with medical coverage

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 kubo accommodation with mattress/airbed and mosquito net. Needs advanced reservation.

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 this package. We outsource the van and driver, and coordinate/mediate between guest and driver for the pick up. 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.

Suggested Itinerary

Our Balabac Private Tour itineraries are rough estimates only. It is highly subject to change due to weather, wind, wave condition. Don’t expect a perfect itinerary in Balabac. 

Before reading below, make sure you have read the difference of 3D2N, 4D3N and 5D4N here.

3D2N Sample Itinerary
4D3N Sample Itinerary
5D4N Sample Itinerary

Day 0 Arrival 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 1 Travel to Balabac, Island Hopping (B / L / D)

4am – Pick up from your hotel in Puerto Princesa
1oam 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 2 Island 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 3 Relax 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 (last meal)
9am – ETD for Buliluyan port
11am – ETA at Buliluyan. Ride van back to Puerto Princesa with stopover for lunch.
6pm – ETA to Puerto Princesa

Day 0 Arrival 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 1 Travel to Balabac, Island Hopping (B / L / D)

4am – Pick up from your hotel in Puerto Princesa
1oam 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 2 Island 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 3 Island 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 4 Relax 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 (last meal)
9am – ETD for Buliluyan port
11am – ETA at Buliluyan. Ride van back to Puerto Princesa with stopover for lunch.
6pm – ETA to Puerto Princesa

Day 0 Arrival 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 1 Travel to Balabac, Island Hopping (B / L / D)

4am – Pick up from your hotel in Puerto Princesa
1oam 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 2 Island 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 3 Island 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 4 Island 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 5 Relax 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 (last meal)
9am – ETD for Buliluyan port
11am – ETA at Buliluyan. Ride van back to Puerto Princesa with stopover for lunch.
6pm – ETA to Puerto Princesa

Note that our standard itinerary suggests that you should arrive to Puerto Princesa a day before (Day 0) that start of your tour to maximize Day 1.

Starting your tour on the same day of your arrival to PPS is possible only if you take the earliest flight which arrives to PPS at 6-8am. We will then pick you up from the airport and send you to Balabac and visit 1-2 islands before arriving to our beach campsite. This counts as Day1.

If you arrive at 9-10 am, you may still start the tour but you will not be able to hop to an island before arriving to the campsite. This still counts as Day 1.

If you arrive later than 11 am, you will not be able to reach the campsite by daylight, so it is best to start the tour the next day.

Booking Process

Before going through the steps below, please make sure you are AWARE of the following requirement to visit Balabac. You can provide these requirement to at least a week before your tour.

✔Approved S-PASS

✔Vaccination Card and / or Vaccination Certificate from the Vax Cert (https://vaxcert.doh.gov.ph/)

✔Roundtrip flights

  1. Check availability
    Confirm available slots of your preferred Balabac group tour schedule by chatting with us through our FB Page or Whatsapp +63297109639.
  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 +639297109639.
  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 wait-listed joiners.
  5. Group Size
    For Private tours, in the event that your group size has changed on the actual tour date, the price indicated in our price matrix will apply.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Rebooking due to Covid19
    Should there be abrupt changes in travel policies (e.g, lockdown in the guest’s area of origin, or in Balabac), we will allow rebooking of your trip for free. The guest may be asked to produce proof of policy causing his inability to travel on his booked dates.
  9. Rebooking – other reasons
    If for any other reason, 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.
  10. Refunds
    No refunds will be issued. Should the government release a lockdown notice days before your trip making travel impossible, we will allow rebooking of your paid tour without additional fees.
    If you are already in Balabac when the lockdown is announced, no refund will be issued if you decide to cut your trip shorter.
  11. Agreement
    You agree to this terms once you send us your reservation deposit.
COVID-19 Provisions

While we will only accept vaccinated guests in our campsite, face masks are still encouraged. We would like to make sure that guests are aware of the risk of the Coved-19 situation. Kindly make sure that you and those joining you have not been exposed with a Covid-19 patient and did not have fever prior to your coming to Balabac.

Should there be unforeseen policy changes due to rising Covid-19 cases, we will abide while following the terms stated above.

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/e-wallet transfers are accepted.
  • For International Transfers

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

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16 Reviews
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Robin Schortgen

Couple Traveller

The wanderwalkers did a wonderful job coordinating everything and communicating with us about each detail of the trip. We did a 4D3N private tour which was a good amount of time to see everything we wanted to see. The homestay location was nice and well hosted. Like the information that the WanderWalkers provided, it is not for the posh travelers, but more for people looking to get away from the touristy locations and spend some time with nature. The boatmen were so kind and patient and even helped us with our photos. We will be planning to come back again because we loved every minute of the trip!

February 2, 2020

Valentina Llanote

Family Traveller

We took a private trip to Balabac with them last December!what to say? Everything was just perfect: food, accommodation, kindness of the staff, they also were so flexible and helpful in changing the schedule as our flight was delayed!!I usually organise my trips by myself but I am so happy we chose to go with them!!!!

January 17, 2020

Francesca Llanote

Family Traveller

The tour with The WanderWalkers was amazing, everything is perfectly organized, you don’t have to worry about anything, they will take care of you, from carrying you to the island to feeding you with great food and with hospitality.
The island where you will sleep, it’s an amazing way to leave the island with the real behavior, you could choose to sleep in tent or in bungalow, but for sure you will experience the real “wild” part of the island.
in the evening the start that you could see from the beach are amazing and for sure is something you will never forget.
the island tour show the best of those island, colors and nature are the protagonist of the view.
Safety is never an issue, you feel safe at any time.
You will discover how fantastic is to be on a desert island with your family.
The only suggestion is to bring mosquito’s spay to save your body from sand insects.

The organization was always in contact with us even when we had a problem with our flight and they were assuring us the best solution to solve our problem.

one of the best holiday even done!
go and visit BALABAC

January 15, 2020

Bianca Vladareanu

Couple Traveller

The tour with The WanderWalkers was amazing, everything is perfectly organized, you don’t have to worry about anything, they will take care of you, from carrying you to the island to feeding you with great food and with hospitality.
The island where you will sleep, it’s an amazing way to leave the island with the real behavior, you could choose to sleep in tent or in bungalow, but for sure you will experience the real “wild” part of the island.
in the evening the start that you could see from the beach are amazing and for sure is something you will never forget.
the island tour show the best of those island, colors and nature are the protagonist of the view.
Safety is never an issue, you feel safe at any time.
You will discover how fantastic is to be on a desert island with your family.
The only suggestion is to bring mosquito’s spay to save your body from sand insects.

The organization was always in contact with us even when we had a problem with our flight and they were assuring us the best solution to solve our problem.

one of the best holiday even done!
go and visit BALABAC

January 3, 2020

Nathalie Estevan

Family Traveller

Nous sommes partis en famille avec Wander Walkers début décembre à Balabac avec beaucoup d’excitation mais aussi d’appréhension ! Mais cette expérience a dépassé de très loin toutes nos attentes. De notre départ à Porto Princessa à notre retour tout c’est merveilleusement bien passé ! Ardee notre guide a été aux petits soins pour nous tous tout en discrétion et bienveillance nous le remercions pour tout ❤️ 😍
Quand aux îles et plages explorées chaque jour à bord de notre banka…. Que dire sinon que tout est comme dans un mirage, des eaux turquoises, des bancs de sable blanc mais le plus agréable c’est de vivre ces moments sans autres touristes que nous 6 🏝
Spécial dédicace à Touripàne, jeune homme natif de Sibarig (village de pêcheurs où est installé le campement) qui nous a ébloui par sa polyvalence et son énergie 💪🏽
Le campement nous permet de découvrir la vie à l’essentiel, nous avions choisi de dormir dans des cottages logement traditionnel très agréable sommaire mais confortable.
Des habitants de l’île d’une gentillesse extrême nous ont régalé à chaque repas avec des plats typiques beaucoup de poissons et de fruits et bien sûre du riz 😜
Nous reviendrons c’est sûr, revivre cette expérience avec grand plaisir !
N’oubliez pas d’apporter des répulsifs insectes , les sand fly sont vraiment terribles
Merci également à Jonaï qui a été une interlocutrice parfaite 👍

December 14, 2019
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