Good to see a write up on Daytripper.
Whilst some tourists will want to experience the thrill of a jeepney ride, others will look for comfort and Daytripper offers that.
And the cost - you get what you pay for!
Daytripper has the cutest barf bag I ever seen (at least in pictures).
Haha Keg hopefully one doesnt have to use it!
Atleast my initial review a few months ago has been corroborated :P We keep coming back to El Nido and we have decided to only take Daytripper since our first ride with them. Had our fair share of horrible rides before that that includes:
1. drivers from hell
2. bad food in pitstops
3. horrible toilets
4. inexistent customer service (rudest staff!)
5. smelly and awfully cramped vans - 14 people in a small cramped van!!!
We're not luxury travelers and also want to save money as much as we can but 5-6 hours of the things I mentioned above is not a joke.
I hope Daytripper will keep up the standard!
i had the most comfortable 6-hr land travel with daytripper palawan. :)
We went with Daytripper to El Nido
I had extremely prompt helpful responses to my e-mails when we were booking our seats.
Dennis, our driver, gave us a safe, comfortable and most enjoyable trip.
He kept us fully informed of what was happening at every stage of the journey
He gave us the choice of stopping at a Vietnamese restaurant for freshly cooked food or the warm, bacteria breeding option at Roxas. All the passengers chose the safer, healthier, more delicious option.
Daytripper provided a goodie bag with fresh fruit, dried fruit and water.
Customers were supplied with a comment sheet which we thought showed the company's commitment to excellence - they want to know what was good and what can be improved
We loved having a laminated map at each seat so we could understand the route.
Daytripper was fully booked on the day we wanted to return to Puerto Princesa and so we booked with Eulen Joy. When fellow customers early in the trip declared: "Never again will we go with Eulen Joy," we thought they were being somewhat premature in their judgement. However after being driven at insane speeds, thrown about the van as we cornered far too fast, locked in the van at Taytay so no-one could not get out to use the toilet, having a driver who did not say a word to us or smile until we reached Puerto Princesa when he wanted us out of his van, being delivered (again without a word) to the café with trays of warm food incubating bacteria for a lunch which most passengers were not brave enough to order, we thought our fellow passengers were very wise and we agreed with them totally.
Daytripper was very little more expensive than some other van companies. However we felt safe and comfortable and we had a very enjoyable day. Surely that is what holidays are about.
Having heard about other traveler's similar horrific experiences, we were very happy with our choice of Daytripper.
Daytripper does look like an alternative option, I personally would not use any of the van services.
I felt the Roro aircon bus @483php was by far the most economical and relaxing of the options, 6 hrs and no crazy break neck speeds by the driver.
I also didnt need to eat any bacteria laden food as the previous post suggested, as I caught the 6am arriving in PP at noon, so I was able to have lunch and swim in the pool at my hotel
Hi everyone - another high recommendation for Daytripper from PP to El Nido. They have a great website and very good with communication via email. They picked us up from the airport PP. The vans are fairly new and comfortable inside (much better than some of the other van services, like Lexus). Provided nice welcome snacks and water.
My only compliant is that they took almost an hour to pick up the other passengers from hotels around PP. But my guess is any van company would do the same. Also, I had the opposite experience from some of the others, where my van driver was a bit slow. Yes, he was super safe, but almost wished he drove a bit faster (then again, safety is always better, no?).
Tip - I highly recommend you look at the seating charts of the van and request your seats.