Contiki Launches First-Ever Trip to the Philippines

Contiki has announced its first-ever trip to the Philippines with new nine- and 13-day “Island Hopping” tours. The new tours will visit the country’s tourist attractions and hidden gems on the Palawan island including Puerto Princesa, Port Barton and El Nido with stays at beachfront hotels and bamboo huts. Travelers can also enjoy underground river tours, snorkeling, jewelry-making and more.

The nine-day version visits Puerto Princesa, Port Barton and El Nido, and includes many island adventures, such as a boat ride through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, an island-hopping day trip in Port Barton, a Jeepney ride to Nacpan Beach, and a Special Stay and Make Travel Matter experience at The Isla Experience in Daracoton Island, which directly contributes to the welfare of the locals. Among the included experiences is a Filipino classic tricycle ride to Las Cabanas for a beach sunset and a traditional boodle fight. Travelers will also have a chance to visit a local’s house for an authentic locally grown Filipino meal.

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Island hopping, El Nido (Contiki)

The 13-day version includes a four-day boat expedition that takes travelers to undiscovered gems in the Philippines, including Palawan’s Calamian Islands and well-known attractions such as Coron, Culion and Linapacan Islands. It includes a private boat, the chance to go snorkeling in Coral Garden, seaside camping in Coron and a visit to Turtle Islands.

“The Philippines is a major in-demand destination for travelers worldwide, particularly those from the Gen Z demographic. We’re thrilled to now be satisfying that demand on a trip that makes visiting the Philippines so very easy—and fun, too,” said Adam Armstrong, CEO at Contiki. “We know that the Philippines can be challenging for solo travelers to navigate, which is why we wanted to launch a trip that includes internal flights, boat transfers, and all other transport—along with all accommodation and delicious Filipino meals too.”

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