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Passports & Visas Over 150 Countries can enter The Philippines for a maximum of thirty (30) days, provided they are holders of a passport valid at least six (6) months beyond the period of stay in the Philippines, and present a return or outward bound ticket to their country of origin or to a next country of destination.\n\n30 days extensions are available in Immigration Offices in Manila, Cebu, Puerto Princesa and other main cities and cost around 3000 pesos.\n\nFurther extensions require a formal Alien Registration Card (50 USD) on top of the visa fees. Don’t turn up with flip flops, shorts or vest. Make sure you dress up appropriately to see immigration officers. Delete
Palawan - Getting There and Away You will have to travel at least 1 day prior to the expedition to Palawan, we strongly recommend to allow time for flexibility in your travel plans. Flights can be cancelled or departures of expeditions can be effected by bad weather. We recommend that you have least 2 days in both El Nido and Coron.\n\nYou are required to check-in and attend a group briefing at 17:00h the evening before your departure. Trips arrive in the destination port at approx. 18:00h so onward travel arrangements must be made for the next day at the earliest.\n\nBusuanga Airport in Coron is 40min away from town and has daily connections to Manila and Cebu with PAL Express, Cebu Pacific and SkyJet (Manila only).\n\nYou can travel to Coron by sea with www.2gotravel.com. it takes around 14 hours El Nido airport can only be accessed with www.air-swift.com from Manila, Cebu, Clark or Caticlan (Boracay) tickets cost up to 150USD one-way.\n\nBudget Airlines fly to Puerto Princesa, the provincial capital is 4 to 5 hours away with commuter van services. Cebu Pacific, PAL Express and AirAsia have several daily departures from Manila, Cebu, Iloilo, Davao and Clark.\n\n For a comfortable van to El Nido book online with https://www.facebook.com/DaytripperPalawan/ (around 800 pesos) if unavailable just take any van offered outside the airport, these are usually 500-600 depending on the season. Delete
Cash in Palawan There are cash machines in Coron and El Nido. Exchange rates are less favorable as in bigger cities. Most businesses don’t accept credit card payments. \n\nYou will need to bring cash with you to the briefing to prepay your drinks, buy any last minute stuff from our shop and after the expedition to tip your crew. Delete
Departure and Arrival Times First will need to 'check-in' at our office in town of your departure 17:00h the day before you depart. Please read the info in the 'PREPARATIONS' section. All Expeditions depart/start at 8:30H from:\n\nTAO EL NIDO OFFICE: Tao House, Corong Corong.\n TAO CORON OFFICE: Don Pedro St. Centre of town.\n\n* Both of our offices are easy to find and both of the town is not that big that you cannot find us.\n\nFor anyone who misses the departure of the expedition due to disrupted travel plans, there is a possibility to catch up with a private boat transfer. Boat hire costs from 5,000 PHP - 10,000 PHP depends on how far you need to travel.\n\nThis can be arranged by our staff in our office. Please take note of our emergency contact numbers so that you can inform us of changes to your travel plans due to flight delays, cancellations or other travel disruptions.\n\n We have the right to cancel your booking if you do not inform us or if you do not show up on the briefing.\n\nFor Private Expeditions, we will depart when you and your group are ready. All expeditions usually arrive/end between 17:00H - 18:00H. There will be time for you to transfer to your accommodation before it gets dark if you are staying on the mainland.\n\nIf you are staying in an island resort please inform them that you will be traveling with Tao and that you will be arriving in town between 17h and 18h. They will be able to advise you on their transfer policies.\n\n Delete
Planning Your Itinerary Try not to take on too much destination as traveling in the Philippine islands takes time. You don’t want to spend half your trip on a bus or waiting in an airport as most destinations will take a day journey. \n\nIf you would like to visit several provinces, try to plan to spend a week in each place. This is enough time to take it all in, and at the same time get as much as possible out of your trip.\n\n You should make at least a 2-day puffer after your expedition. If there is a severe weather warning or a typhoon and the Coast Guard does not give us clearance to leave in the scheduled date, we will reschedule within the next two days. Delete

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