We dare ourselves to travel with P8,000 pocket-money for six days in Palawan (Puerto Princessa and El Nido). What did you think? Did we accomplished our goal? Read more to know the answer.
It’s not a challenge because we want to challenge ourselves. It was a challenge because we have limited budget. We booked our ticket 7 months before the trip. Due to unfortunate turn of events on the last quarter of 2013 I was not able to save and almost cancelled the trip. But thanks to my friends who encouraged me to pursue my plan and making this trip possible.
So here it is. The real cost of our six-day trip in Palawan.
|Cost||Cost per person|
|Accommodation 3days & 2nights||P1500/night||P1500 for 2 nightsPaid P300 before checkout*(Paid P1200 in advance before the trip)|
|Tour Fees||P1,200/person but it has P200 discount||P500*Deposited P500 before the trip|
|Transportation||P1,400 van roundtrip from PP to our resort in El NidoP75 tricycle fare going back and forth to town properFare going to Marimegmeg Beach sponsored by Lakas||P1475|
|Meals||Day 1Lunch:P200Dinner: P500Day 2
Lunch: FREE included of the tour package
Lunch: P499 (divided to 3 person)
|Package Tour Accommodation4days & 3nightsUnderground River TourHonda Bay Island Hopping
All applicable entrance fees, aircon van transfers, boat transfers and tour permits
Daily set breakfast
|P8,250P2,000 deposit||P2625 – actual amount paid before checkoutNotesP1000 depositP500 less since we cancelled the city tour|
|City Tour transportation||P400 (tricycle fee)||P200|
|Meals||Day 1Dinner: FREE
Lunch: FREE included on the tour package
Total expenses: P6, 931.00
- Based on our experience, it’s best to pay in advance your accommodation, tours, and transportation (if applicable). In that way, you don’t need to worry those things on the real day of your trip.
- We would suggest that you dropped your City Tour if it’s included on the package as we were able to save P300 each as the tricycle fare only cost P400. Our city tour already includes the trip to Baker’s Hill, Rancho Zipline Adventure, Souvenir shop in San Miguel, Environmental Enforcement Museum, and Jollibee drive thru for our to go lunch.
- If we will include the cost of our plane ticket and the money that we’ve paid in advance, it would roughly cost P10, 000 each.
- Look for accommodation that offers free breakfast.
Hope this has helped you in planning your trip to Palawan. Check out my other entries for our Palawan trip here.