I never thought that a trip to Coron Palawan would be this affordable. I’ve always had this perception that going to this world-famous tourist destination is expensive, not until I went there last June 19-21, 2011. If you've been following this series, you definitely know now that it wasn't an easy journey for me reaching Palawan - but all that hardships were paved off as it was an awesome 3D/2N Coron adventure.
To start it off, I wasn’t hands-on in preparing for this trip. My friend Ricky was the one who organized all the things needed. I just requested him to find the least expensive package. Although we’re having second thoughts on whether getting a packaged tour or doing a DIY trip, nonetheless we were enticed by the packaged tour offered by Rudy’s Place. Their tour costs 3,000 pesos for a 3D/2N stay - which is just right for our budget. Thanks Ricky for organizing this!
Getting a package or a DIY trip to Coron Palawan is really up to you. It definitely has its PROs and CONs. If you want to have full control on your itinerary, the food and the type of accommodation you want, I suggest that you do a DIY trip. However, if you don’t want to subject yourself on doing the strenuous work of researching, in creating an itinerary, finding an accommodation and contacting the hotels, you may opt to get a packaged tour.
I am not a fan of packaged tour, I always want to do my trips on my own. But in this case, since I don’t have much time to do the nitty gritty of organizing the trip, I willingly gave in to a packaged tour. And I’m glad I did!
Rudy's Place's 3D/2N Packaged tour includes:
- All meals for 3 days
- Mt. Tapyas Climb and Maquinit Hot Springs on Day 1
- 1 day Island Hopping tour and Snorkeling gears on Day 2
- Round trip Airport transfers
- All transportation to and from place of activity
- Entrance and guide fees
On the other hand, here's a quick run down if you prefer a DIY tour:
|Airport Transfer (Busuanga-Coron)|
Lunch (Day 1)
Accommodation (1st night)
Tricycle Rental (Mt. Tapyas and Maquinit)
Maquinit Entrance Fee
Dinner (Day 1)
Breakfast (Day 2)
1-Day Island Hopping Tour
Snorekling Gear Rental
Dinner (Day 2)
Accommodation (2nd night)
Breakfast (3rd Day)
Airport Transfer (Coron-Busuanga)
*based on Coron Galeri's rates on Coron loop island hopping tour for joiners
In the end, it's really up to you whether you get a packaged tour or explore Coron on a "Do-it-yourself" way - whatever suits your needs and preferences.
Let me hear you. What do you prefer, Packaged or DIY? You may leave your thoughts on the comment box below. Thanks!
NOTE: This is NOT a sponsored post.
This is a 3D/2N trip to the world famous tourist destination in our country, Coron Palawan. Happened last June 19-21, 2011, this series chronicles the places we visited, the activities we did and the people we've met on this wonderful adventure. To date, is the 28th province on my list.
|Map By: Wikipedia|
Thanks to Ricky and Jay-ann for the photos!
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