Underground River, Palawan, Philippines. Image (c) Paweesit / Creative Commons.
What You’ll Get
A 7-day, 6-night hop from the Philippines’ natural wonders in Palawan, following on to leisurely stopovers in Malaysia and Singapore.
Most of the trip is centered around the Philippines’ paradisiacal island of Palawan. You’ll start your first day at the provincial capital of Puerto Princesa, working your way through the island’s highlights: a visit to the Crocodile Farm Institute; a trip to a “prison without walls”, the Iwahig Penal Colony; and a stopover at Mitra Ranch overlooking the city and nearby Honda Bay.
Next, you’ll visit one of the world’s longest underground rivers in the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, set about 80 kilometers from Puerto Princesa City. The magnificent rock formations within the massive cave chambers evoke a sense of awe as you float through their recesses.
You’ll proceed to Honda Bay, a thirty-minute drive from Puerto Princesa. Around Honda Bay, you’ll embark on an island-hopping tour between Bat, Luli, Meara Marina and Pandan Islands where you can swim, snorkel, and relax on the beaches along the way.
Afterwards, Malaysia awaits: a leisurely stopover at Kuala Lumpur lets you explore the city on your own time, before transferring to Genting Highlands and its flashy attractions. Try your luck at Genting’s gaming scene after taking the scenic cable car ride over this brightly-lit hill town.
You’ll ride the bus to Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, spending your final stop at Southeast Asia’s most modern city. Take your time getting to know Singapore, as the trip allows you to explore at your leisure.
Isla Pandan, Honda Bay, Philippines. Mendhak / Creative Commons.
Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Image courtesy of Tourism Malaysia.