The WanderWalkers
The WanderWalkers
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Balabac Palawan Tour makes it possible for adventure travelers to camp in the white sand beach of Punta Sebaring after doing your island hopping in Balabac. Visit Onok Island, Patawan Island, Canimeran Island, Candaraman's Starfish Sandbar, Canibungan Island and Mansalangan Sandbar in Balabac. Joiner and Private Tours are available.
Balabac, Philippines

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Travelers' Choice
2023

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Kimmerbellum
Port Macquarie, Australia140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
What an amazing experience! Everything from the place, to our boat team, the camp team, the various islands and sandbars we visited, and the wonderful group of fellow travellers, made this a special thing to do. Balabac is way less touristed than other highlights in Palawan, although I’m guessing this will change very soon, so we feel lucky to have gone when we did. This was definitely adventure travel - no luxury here, but the places are stunning, the people delightful, and it makes for a wonderful adventure. Wander Walkers provided great information and everything went smoothly. We are so happy we chose to join this tour!
Written May 9, 2024
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We're so happy to hear that you had an amazing time in Balabac with us! We're glad everything went smoothly, and we're grateful you chose us for your adventure. Looking forward to more adventures together!
Written May 10, 2024
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Zuzana S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We loved the tour to Balabac from WanderWalkers. Firstly the place is breathtaking, pristine beaches without crowds, I doubt there are many more places like this. Secondly the organization from WanderWalkers was perfect, everything was very professionally organized, on time, we felt safe a didn’t have to take care about anything. Another thing was food which was as well really nice, cooked by local ladies in the camp. Overall it was an experience we will remember for a long time.
Written April 26, 2024
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Thank you for your lovely feedback! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your Balabac tour with us. We can't wait to have you join us again for more adventures!
Written May 3, 2024
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Candy D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
It was a really a unique experience .The trip are well organized and managed.The food was great and the people at the camp site are very nice and helpful , I really love having conversations with them . Jeremy and the team are very kind and accommodating. Thumbs up to the van driver also.
Thank you again for the wonderful expedition. I’m definitely going back 💋
Written April 23, 2024
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Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience! We're glad you found your trip unique and well-managed. Jeremy and the team strive to ensure our guests have a fantastic time. We'll pass along your kind words to our van driver too. We can't wait to welcome you back for another adventure soon! 💖
Written April 26, 2024
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SarahEB
Hannover, Germany27 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We have been traveling with WandersWalkers in April as a couple. We had in general a good experience and enjoyed the trip. We just would like to put the attention on some points that could be improved for future groups;

The +++ were ;
- The islands were amazing (especially Onuk Island)
- The communication prior to the trip was clear. We knew what to expect.
- People at the camp are very kind and helpful.

The - - - were ;
- the food!
Out of 4 days, within our group of 11 persons, 6 out of 11 faced serious illness (vomit/diarrhea due to food poisoning). The point was highlighted to the guide who “knew the issue already” but did not seemed to bother much. We also discussed with some other tourist group and the sickness due to food came back every-single-time. On our last day, a new group came and two men sleeping in a tipi close by were throwing up the whole night! This seriously impacted our trip.. as we ended up eating only rice/fruit.
- The camp itself was disappointing. On the paper it is sold as an isolated island experiment; this is not quite true. You are indeed on an island but basically in the backyard of the owner where lots of people are living (I could count over 40 people at least). The camp can host up to 35 tourists so it gets very busy. (we saw around 15 tents + 15 tipis). They are building further tipis. We did not get the feeling of “inner peace” as described. Nevertheless, the people and atmosphere on the camp was good so it compensated that.
- the boat was not properly working; we lost everyday at least 1h up to 2h as our boat would not start. (Once, on one of the island, they even used the battery from a farm truck to restart our boat). We also had the issue of the boat not working on open sea. Everyday it was promised that the problem would get solved but the day after it was same story and we lost so much time.
- the Karaoke/ loud music until midnight on the island. This took place every night we spent on the island… our recommendations; bring some earplug! The last night our group decided to try it out as well :) it’s definitely fun but probably not for all people trying to sleep.
- Last point would be; the interesting price of the mini shop. The price from one Coca Cola or anything you will ask will fluctuate every day and sometimes to 3x the prices you paid or somebody in our group paid just 10min before. It was not that serious and at the end we had fun comparing within each other who paid what for how much. Example; one pay 50pesos, the other 80, the next day 90… we are tourist and we are fine to pay “more” for things… but coherency could also be good sometimes.
Written April 21, 2024
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Grete-Liis K
Perth, Australia11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Balabac tour was one of the most memorable experience I have ever had! The islands are amazing, all the tour guides and campsite people are so sweet and helpful. Onok island has been the most beautiful island I have visited. When you go through Wander Walkers then every single thing is done for you from picking you up until the drop off. Just a note that you have to leave the luxurious home and understand it is a undeveloped islands and if you can do that, you will have the best time like I did! 🩵
Written April 19, 2024
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We're so happy you had an amazing Balabac tour with us! Thanks for enjoying the islands with us. We hope to welcome you back in the future!
Written April 26, 2024
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Tantan
Makati, Philippines3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
I've had the most magical time in Balabac. It was a heavy feeling leaving—it is that beautiful. Words and photos won't be enough. You have to be there to really understand the phrase "so beautiful it hurts". I'm so glad I had the courage to go on this adventure, and I'm glad I decided to do it with your amazing team. I didn't have any major concerns during the 4D3N of the tour, if at all. The island life experience was humbling, but it was memorably fun. Even the booking process was seamless and the instructions and reminders were well communicated. The group that I was with was also a fantastic mix of different cultures. It was the icing on an already good cake. Thank you for the opportunity.
Written April 18, 2024
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Thank you so much for your kind words! It sounds like Balabac experience really left an impression on you. We totally get what you mean about words and photos not doing it justice. And you're right! Island life can be such a humbling experience, but guests can still have a blast. Thanks for choosing us, and we're glad we could make your Balabac adventure so memorable! We hope to welcome you back in the future!
Written April 19, 2024
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Gautier C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
It was one of the best experience in my life, seriously !
The local peoples and the crewship is so lovely and the organisation is perfect, you will see the best landscape of your life :)
Written April 16, 2024
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Thank you so much sir Gautier! We're so happy to hear that you had the best experience in your life with us. Our team takes great pride in providing excellent service and ensuring that every aspect of your trip is perfectly organized. We hope to welcome you back in the future!
Written April 19, 2024
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Lidija
24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The islands are absolutely stunning and still resisting the mass tourism. Our guide Jeremy was fantastic and made sure we all felt great and got everything we needed. There are 2 main reasons for 4 stars:
- the boat was in very bad shape. 3 out of 4 days we were floating in the middle of nowhere while the captain was fixing the engine and the steering?!
- the camp can take more than 60 people, not what we expected (ever, body in the group expected it would be just us). Also, the karaoke is an absolute no go for us - they promised serenity and peace, not drunk singers...
Written April 16, 2024
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Josipa H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Best experience on our Philippines Tour! Really friendly and welcoming crew, the food was goos and the islands are breathtaking.
Would definitely recommend!
Written April 13, 2024
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We're so happy to hear that you had the best experience with us, Josipa! Our team works hard to ensure a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Thank you for recommending us! We look forward to welcoming you back on another adventure soon.
Written April 16, 2024
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Emily T
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Such a great trip. The islands were the best we've seen, the campsite had everything we needed including a volleyball net an karaoke and the staff were friendly. The trip isn't a luxury one though so be prepared for long boat rides and getting wet!
Written April 10, 2024
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Thanks for sharing your feedback, Emily! We're so happy to hear that you had a great trip with us. Yes, it's indeed a luxury and an island life experience haha If you ever decide to experience it again, we're here to welcome you back!
Written April 11, 2024
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