ENCHANTING ISLANDS, SEASCAPES & CRITTERS
29 APR - 15 MAY 2021 • 17 DAYS • 18 GUESTS
This is an exceptional journey through the Philippines and her islands, with colourful markets, abundant and beautiful marine life and authentic village life.
The long thin island of Palawan is a slice of heaven, with exotic wildlife, quaint fishing villages all surrounded by a marine sanctuary. Experience incredible seascapes with enchanting lagoons. Walk through tropical rainforest and marvel at the abundance of flora and fauna, indulge in candle lit dinners on isolated beaches and kayak on tropical waters through archways and into colossal caves. Marvel at the dramatic cliffs, as you discover the isolated islands, untouched beaches and biodiversity of Palawan. Visit historic churches and watch towers stroll through the endless lush green rice terraces, swim through mesmerising waterfalls and see the unique and stunning Chocolate hills before coming ‘eye to eye’ with the smallest primate in the world, the Philippine Tarsier in Bohol. Walk through the coconut plantations of Dumaguete, see authentic island life in remote villages and be swept away by the energy and vibrancy of a local market. Discover why it is hailed as one of the best places in the world for ‘muck diving’ as you observe unique ‘critters’ that are at home in the waters here.
Combine with Chuuk-Truk Lagoon WWII Wrecks for the ultimate diving adventure or Palau Expedition for incredible marine diversity.
Discover weird and wonderful critters on muck dives like the Pygmy seahorse, Harlequin ghost-pipefish, Giant frogfish and White-bellied star gazer.
Stare back into the eyes of the smallest primate on earth, the Philippine Tarsier and gaze at the world-famous Chocolate Hills.
Dive and snorkel along spectacular drop offs, marine channels and marine lakes abundant with fish and corals.
Indulge in candle lit meals on isolated beaches.
Participate in a reef planting project.
Marvel at mystifying lagoons at sunrise.
Peruse vibrant and colourful local markets and observe the flow of authentic Filipino life.
COMBINATIONS for the ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE
CHUUK - TRUK LAGOON WWII WRECKS
10 - 20 APR 2021 – 10 DAYS – 13 GUESTS
Dive into history in this incredible week of exploring the Ghost fleet of Truk Lagoon. Over 60 superb wrecks of the Japanese Imperial Navy WWII fleet that are scattered around the Truk Lagoon, range from supply vessels to planes and even a submarine, all tightly packed into a beautiful coral reef lagoon. They are host to numerous artefacts and are some of the most pristine wrecks in the world. With clear tropical waters, vivid and colourful marine life everywhere you look this is a unique adventure that should be on every divers ‘bucket list’.
PALAU - BEYOND THE RAINBOW
20 - 24 FEB 2021 – 05 DAYS – 12 GUESTS
Complete your Mexican adventure with our Pre-Extension to the magnificent Monarch Butterflies in Zitacuaro. Witness the extraordinary wildlife event of the winter hibernation of the Monarch butterflies. Stroll through the Santuario de la Mariposa Monarca, a
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ENCHANTING ISLANDS, SEASCAPES & CRITTERS
29 APR - 15 MAY 2021 – 17 DAYS – 18 GUESTS
Day 01 | Apr 29 Depart Home / En Route to Manila, Philippines
Day 02 | Apr 30 Arrive in Manila / Welcome Cocktails
Day 03 | May 01 Fly to Palawan
Day 04-06 | May 02-04 Island Exploration and Dive Palawan
Day 07 | May 05 Travel to Bohol
Day 08-11 | May 06-09 Snorkel / Dive / Coral Planting
Day 12 | May 10 Move 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 Expedition
Day 17 | May 15 Arrive home
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COST & INFO
PHILIPPINES – ENCHANTING ISLANDS, SEASCAPES & CRITTERS
Double Occupancy: USD $
Single Supplement Surcharge: USD $
All accommodations in twin/double share rooms as outlined in the itinerary; All group meals; Welcome and farewell cocktail receptions; Soft drinks, drinking water, tea and regular filter coffee during lunch and dinner at all hotels; Drinking water in rooms and while on tours; All group transfers and baggage handling; All tours, excursions, diving and snorkelling as outlined in the itinerary; Exclusive services of English speaking professional guides and naturalists; Services of 2 Wild Earth Expedition Leaders (including Expedition Leader/Dive Guide and Marine Biologist/Snorkel Guide); All gratuities to porters, guides, drivers, dive crew, ship-, resort- and wait staff; Government- Service- and Room taxes; All permits, Harbor fees, Entrance and Marine park fees; Complimentary slideshow and photos; Recaps and Lectures by marine biologist; Dive tanks/weights for Scuba divers. Donation to a reef conservation project.
All international and domestic airfares (please note Domestic flights must be purchased through Wild Earth Expeditions); Any airport arrival and departure taxes; Passport and visa fees; Immunization costs; Meals outside the group travel itinerary; Mandatory Travel insurance (including medical, medical evacuation and accident); Excess baggage charges; Personal items, such as laundry, any alcoholic beverages or bar charges (unless specified above), WiFi, telephone, fax calls; Tips for your 2 Wild Earth Leaders and any non-group services; Nitrox air fills and dive gear rental.
Any sudden increase in price, due to currency fluctuations, a steep hike in fuel cost, change in government tax policy or for any reason beyond our control, will be adjusted with the final invoice due 4 months prior to the expedition.
We only have 2 single spaces available on this expedition and single occupancy rates apply. If you are wanting to share accommodations, a roommate will be assigned to you and double occupancy rates apply. If we cannot pair you with a roommate, the single supplement surcharge applies.
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