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do it yourself or tour package?

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do it yourself or tour package?

I am planning to explore Coron, which way is best to do, get a package tour that is sometimes more costly or do it yourself to save some money to fit on my budget ? Flight ticket is a separate budget..

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1. Re: do it yourself or tour package?

cha, what is your daily budget for (a) travel and tours (b) accommodation and food?

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2. Re: do it yourself or tour package?

I got quote of $145 per head for a tour package 4D/3N accomodation with roundtrip airport transfers, breakfast and lunch, Coron town tour,(shops, maquinit hot springs),Coron Island tour (Kayangan Lake,twin lagoon, barracuda lake, banol beach, siette pecados and skeleton wreck), Is this a reasonable price? or I can save more if I just check in for accomodation and do the tours ourselves (my husband and I)?

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3. Re: do it yourself or tour package?

go for a tour package. It's hassle free. Look for a 4d3n package w/o the coron town tour because you can do this during free time or on your last day before your flight. I've been to Coron twice, first time was 4d3n, 2nd time was 3d2n. The rate quoted to you is a bit high. I've been to all those attractions you've mentioned during the 3d2n stay including dinner and snacks for only Php4480 (approx. $100). Although I've spent around Php7000 ($155) during our 4d3n tour, we've been to Malcapuya Island and Calumboyan Island plus a hidden hot spring near the mangroves in Busuanga Islands. And that rate includes all meals plus snacks.

Where did you inquire?

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4. Re: do it yourself or tour package?

When you get there almost all hotels and inns there are offering tours so you could just book any tours that you want when you arrive depending on what are your interests and your budget of course.

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Do it yourself for sure..as Keg said.when you get there all will fall into place with the hotels or others offering such....

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7. Re: do it yourself or tour package?

Just for curiosity, so one just need to head to the pier and look for a boat? So do we tell the trike our destination as "pier" or there is a name for it?

Also, is it advisable to go to Malcapuya Island in the early afternoon. I understand that it may be a 2 hour ride from Coron.

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8. Re: do it yourself or tour package?

Hi i was quoted 9k per person for 3 nyts 4 days in cvl full board meals n tours. Is it more cheaper to book separate tours? Even if we are just 2 pax? Hw much do boatmen charge for coron island tour? N malcapuyan? Also are there lutuan in the market where we can have fresh seafood cooked?:)

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9. Re: do it yourself or tour package?

Hi,

That's a bit high. You can get less expensive ones, just ask around once you are there. Also, the whole town is safe, so be frank when you ask.

Thanks,

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10. Re: do it yourself or tour package?

Pena, 9k is too much. For packaged tours 5k-6k is reasonable enough. Though i'd avdice to do a DIY tour. Just book a hotel. When you get to the airport, get brochures for island hopping tours so you can compare prices. You can also ask the hotel management if they do tours