PHILIPPINES

ENCHANTING ISLANDS, SEASCAPES & CRITTERS

29 APR - 15 MAY 2021  • 17 DAYS •  18 GUESTS  

This exceptional journey takes you through the Philippines and her islands, with colourful markets, authentic villages and abundant marine life. Stay at luxurious beach resorts, surrounded by jungle and enjoy stunning ocean vistas. Submerge into an incredibly rich and diverse underwater world and explore some of the most gorgeous reefs on the planet.

The long thin island of Palawan is a slice of heaven, with exotic wildlife, quaint fishing villages surrounded by stunning limestone islands and a marine sanctuary. Experience incredible seascapes with enchanting lagoons and lush jungle-covered islands. Walk through tropical rainforest and marvel at the abundance of flora and bird life; indulge in a candle lit dinner on an isolated beach; marvel at dramatic cliffs and untouched white-sand beaches; kayak on tropical crystal-clear waters through archways and into colossal caves. Visit bustling markets, stroll through lush green rice terraces, enjoy a refreshing dip at a waterfall and visit the stunning UNESCO world heritage site Chocolate hills. Come ‘eye to eye’ with the smallest primate in the world, the Philippine Tarsier in Bohol. Walk along the golden sand beach and through the coconut plantations of Dauin and be swept away by the energy and vibrancy of a local market and take a ‘Tuc Tuc’ tour. Snorkel and dive incredible coral gardens, swim alongside turtles and watch schools of fish at remote Apo Island and discover why Dauin is hailed one of the best “muck” places in the world, as you observe weird and wonderful ‘critters’ along its volcanic slopes.

HIGHLIGHTS·      

  • Explore stunning reefs inside the Coral Triangle.

  • Marvel at dramatic island seascapes, dense jungle and gorgeous lagoons.

  • Luxuriate in some of the Philippines most stunning beach resort properties.

  • Stare back into the eyes of the smallest primate on earth, the Philippine Tarsier.

  • Visit the world-famous Chocolate Hills in Bohol.

  • Dive and snorkel along spectacular drop offs, marine channels and marine lakes abundant with fish and corals.

  • Discover weird and wonderful critters on muck dives like the Pygmy seahorse, Harlequin ghost-pipefish, Giant frogfish and White-bellied star gazer.

  • Swim alongside turtles and schools of barracuda, jacks, snapper and fusiliers.

  • Participate in a reef planting project.

  • Peruse vibrant and colourful local markets and observe the flow of authentic Filipino village life.


COMBINATIONS for the ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE

Book 2 expeditions and receive a $500 per person savings / Book 3 expeditions and receive a $750 per person savings

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PALAU 01 - RAINBOWS END

18 APR - 01 MAY 2021 – 14 DAYS – 14 GUESTS  

Join us on an exceptional expedition through the archipelago of Palau, a tropical island paradise showcasing incredible marine biodiversity with over 1500 fish species, an abundance of pelagic animals and a plethora of soft and hard corals.

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PALAU 02 - RAINBOWS END

13 - 26 MAY 2021 – 14 DAYS – 14 GUEST

An exceptional expedition through the archipelago of Palau, a tropical island paradise showcasing incredible marine biodiversity with over 1500 fish species, an abundance of pelagic animals and a plethora of soft and hard corals.


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As experienced snorkelers who have traveled to some of the finest snorkeling sites in the world, our trip with Wild Earth Expeditions to the Philippines and Palau was extraordinary. We were privileged and thrilled to have Robin Aiello (a Harvard trained and world renowned marine biologist) as our personal guide through the incredibly beautiful waters of the region. We snorkeled for hours in all kind of conditions. Robin was ready on a moments notice and we became inseparable. Hard to believe our hour long encounter with 4 whale sharks and our once in a lifetime half hour encounter with four manta rays.
— Barbara & Bruce B., USA - 2013 Philippines and Palau

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ITINERARY OVERVIEW

ENCHANTING ISLANDS, SEASCAPES & CRITTERS

29 APR - 15 MAY 2021 – 17 DAYS – 18 GUESTS

Day 01 | Apr 29 Depart Home or Koror from Palau 01 Expedition / En route to Manila, Philippines

Day 02 | Apr 30 Arrive in Manila

Day 03 | May 01 Fly to Palawan / Welcome Cocktails

Day 04-06 | May 02-04 Island Exploration and Dive Palawan

Day 07 | May 05 Travel to Bohol / Tarsiers and Chocolate Hills

Day 08-11 | May 06-09 Snorkel and Dive Anda / Coral Planting / Village Visit

Day 12 | May 10 Travel to Dumaguete

Day 13-15 | May 11-13 Muck Diving / Apo Island / Malatpay Market       

Day 16 | May 14 Fly home or onto Koror for Palau 02 Expedition

Day 17 | May 15 Arrive home


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