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Tao Expeditions

#2 of 50 Tours in El Nido
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Address: El Nido, Palawan Island, Philippines
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The most incredible trip with the most amazing people.

Thank you Tao. What an experience, eye opener and unforgettable trip. The food was incredible - thank you magic Mike! The crew were so fun. Snorkelling - the best yet. Views... read more

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Thank you Tao. What an experience, eye opener and unforgettable trip. The food was incredible - thank you magic Mike! The crew were so fun. Snorkelling - the best yet. Views insane :)

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Easily our best travel experience to date. 5 days of sailing to remote islands and coral reefs on a traditional sailing boat with an awesome local crew that know what they're doing but know how to have fun too. The food was versatile and fresh, the snorkelling was the best we've ever done (far better than the Great Barrier Reef)... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The most amazing 5 days, the best crew, the best people!! My tips.... Try breakfast beers they are the best!!! Take everything they say on the packing list plus a blow up pillow or neck pillow to rest you head on when laying on the boat. I wish I had a GoPro camera, I don't think you need to capture... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the 4 night/ 5 day Paraw Sailing Group Experience from Coron to El Nido after many referrals for Tao Philippines - and they didn't disappoint. We were on their amazing team wood sail boat called Balatik where they took us island hopping - a different destination each day and night visiting untouched paradises and island communities. The boat... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I just returned from this trip starting in El Nido and ending in Coron. What an experience! It's the perfect way to explore the gorgeous Palawan Islands. The wooden boat is a magnificent sight to behold and easily catered to our 25-person expedition, plus crew. Never did I feel cramped with tons of space to hang out,... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although I don't believe the concept of the environment friendly expedition is true. It was a great expedition, incredible food, great snorkeling and really good fun. This was the highlight of my holiday!

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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we were invited by some family to experience this one of a kind sailing adventure from Coron to Palawan, on the Balatik. a handmade all wood boat, made responsibly from the trees of the forest, with free hand carving art, from the indigenous people of Palawan. we knew we were going to be going into some backcountry and prepared for... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must if you have some spare time in the Philippines. Although it is not that "adventure and of the beaten path" as I expected, I still had an awesome time. The staff is extremely friendly and you feel home within the first hour. The trip takes about 6 days from Coron to El Nido. You sleep on... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you go to Coron or El Nido and miss a trip on the sailing ship, you'll have missed just the most fantastic trip you could possibly take. Don't miss the magic! Sights, sounds, swimming, snookering, Five star food, and the wonderful off the track villages to visit. It was just magic. Crew were outstanding. brilliantly planned and nothing over... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Jaw-dropping nature, remote base camps, awesome local crew members and not least extremely interesting, forthcoming and dedicated tourists on the expedition. Our group was put together of a wide variety of nationalities, and when cruising the seas between the islands we got to know each other very well. Go on the Tao Expedition if you are a social person, if... More 

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