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Tao Expeditions

El Nido, Palawan Island, Philippines
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This tour is not a normal tour, it's an experience and you are the one that is deciding what kind... read more

Reviewed June 5, 2017
Refused to answer logistical questions prior to departure.

I was planning a trip with Tao prior to the Abu Sayaf terror warnings for Palawan. I never really... read more

Reviewed June 3, 2017
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El Nido, Palawan Island, Philippines
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Reviewed June 5, 2017

This tour is not a normal tour, it's an experience and you are the one that is deciding what kind of experience. You get 6 till 7 times a day food and drinks. There is always water. The food that you get is Filipino power...More

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Reviewed June 3, 2017

I was planning a trip with Tao prior to the Abu Sayaf terror warnings for Palawan. I never really considered canceling any part of my trip over this, but did have some questions. I proceeded to go to El Nido and Coron and had a...More

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Reviewed June 3, 2017

DO IT!!! There's nothing I can add that other people haven't mention. The food was awesome, the crew was excellence! Beautiful beaches everyday! This was the best part of our trip to the Philippines. We started out in Boracay and it was overwhelmingly crowded! With...More

Thank Conni8
Reviewed May 23, 2017

This was the most amazing trip I've been on. Unforgettable! A friend recommended this and I wasn't let down. The islands were beautiful and crew and other travellers made the trip amazing. It is great what Tao are doing by employing, training and helping the...More

Thank Charli B
Reviewed May 21, 2017

The most fun and beautiful journey I've ever done by boat. The Tao crew were incredibly fun, the food was delicious and all the islands were gorgeous. It's a great way to make new friends with fellow travelers as well as learn about Filipino culture...More

Thank TatianaMcCabe
Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

Amazing!! Unforgettable!! Wonderful trip and Tao is a thinking company achieving great results for the local people and environment. My partner and I have travelled regularly through the Philippines during 8 months of working here and Tao is the best experience we have had here...More

Thank Kím C
Reviewed May 15, 2017

It was definitely the best trip of my life. I didn't really know what to expect when I booked the expedition. I was really worried since I was traveling alone but all those worries disappeared as soon as we started the briefing the day before...More

Thank alexstrike4
Reviewed May 15, 2017

Where to start? I could type many paragraphs and could still not do the trip/ experience justice. You are immersed into Filipino culture in the most picturesque and stunning setting. Living a fun, active, chilled, peaceful life for 5 days with little electricity is something...More

Thank seanielufc
Reviewed May 8, 2017

Me and 3 friends did the Sailing Group experience from El Nido to Coron. In total we were 24 people + 8 crew. The amazing & hard working crew are definitely what made the trip, all of them are so fun and helpful. Our team...More

Thank DeliR91
Reviewed May 8, 2017 via mobile

I went on this trip from El Nido to Coron with my sister. Looking for alternate transposition between the Islands we came across this tour and booked in advance due to such positive reviews. It would have to be hands down one of the best...More

Thank Caitlin F
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April 27, 2017|
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Response from ThomKa123 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do. They follow you in kayaks as well. Even though there can be quite a current from time to time it is safe, even for not too experienced swimmers. If you don't like to swim to shore they will sail you in the... More
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April 18, 2017|
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Response from Jabski | Reviewed this property |
El Nido is not very spectacular. If it is raining, the town gets flooded. There are restaurants and gets festive at night but can be expensive. One day is enough to see it. I'd suggest just go ahead with the tour.
April 15, 2017|
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Response from ThunderbirdJenis | Reviewed this property |
If you like snorkeling and being out in a bout it is worth it. It is not the same the day trips and Tao. There are some incredible beautiful Islands outside of El Nido, and with Tao you might visit one or two of the places... More
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