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help with Philippine itinerary, which way?

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help with Philippine itinerary, which way?

I will be travelling to the Philippines in May and just wanted some advice about the best route to take. I will be starting in Boracay. After that I want to go to Coron town, Palawan, Manila, Banaue and Donsol. my question is in regards to ferries, local flights what would be the best route to take from Boracay and the best way to get around, is it possible to head from Boracay to Coron town and from there to Palawan? thanks for any advice

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1. Re: help with Philippine itinerary, which way?

Coron is part of Palawan.

So I don't understand what you mean by "Coron town and from there to Palawan?"

Can you elaborate further?

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2. Re: help with Philippine itinerary, which way?

Sorry, my mistake I meant Coron town to El Nido

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3. Re: help with Philippine itinerary, which way?

Must you start with Boracay first?

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4. Re: help with Philippine itinerary, which way?

Yeah unfortunately because I am meeting people. I know it's probably the worst place to start the trip, but it is what it is

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5. Re: help with Philippine itinerary, which way?

Boracay - Manila - Banaue - Manila - Legazpi - Manila - Coron - El Nido (flight if not boat else fly to PPS) - El Nido - PPS - Manila

Edited: 21 December 2013, 04:40
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6. Re: help with Philippine itinerary, which way?

Do you know ferries run from Coron to el Nido ?

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7. Re: help with Philippine itinerary, which way?

Yes it does run but not a comfortable ride.

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8. Re: help with Philippine itinerary, which way?

Another alternative would be to go from Boracay (Caticlan) to Legazpi via Cebu (2 flights).

No flights to Banaue from Manila btw. Just a long bus ride.

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9. Re: help with Philippine itinerary, which way?

@ Chief

The travel from Coron to El Nido is very uncomfortable and imho not safe, in a small boat for 7-8 hours with big waves.

details and photos here, with a blog entry by a person who did the trip -

tripadvisor.com/…54770580

I have done the trip from El Nido to Port Barton in a similar boat and I assure you, i will never repeat it.

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10. Re: help with Philippine itinerary, which way?

thanks a lot for the advice, am currently trying to rearrange based on your recommendations.

cheers