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El Nido - Just TAO Expedition is enough?

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El Nido - Just TAO Expedition is enough?

Hello all! Question for you all! We are about to book a 4nights/5days Tao Expedition trip (taophilippines.com) however this way we would totally skip El Nido as we get there late the day before departure. Would we be missing out a lot by not stopping in El Nido (hence not doing the various tours A-D, visiting Nacpan beach etc) and instead just doing the Tao Tour? I am sure there is a lot to see in El Nido, i am asking given we only have few days to spend in the area anyway.

The other option would be to do a shorter tour with another provider (Buhay Isla) which is 2 nights/3 days hence having 2 more days to spend in El Nido!

Thanks!! Erik

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1. Re: El Nido - Just TAO Expedition is enough?

I would stick with Tao, you will see enough different beaches on the trip

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2. Re: El Nido - Just TAO Expedition is enough?

Tao has a great reputation and many of the guests used to stay at my friends guest house and had raving reviews. I would stick to the Tao expedition as you will visit islands with few people. El Nido is crowded, even when you take the 4 tours, boats everywhere !

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3. Re: El Nido - Just TAO Expedition is enough?

I've met dozens of people who have done Tao, and everyone has given glowing feedback on their tours! My friends who are guides mentioned that Tao can afford to pay more for guides than island-hopping boats (since Tao costs more), and so they cherry pick the best guides in Palawan. I think that's a huge factor in their popularity!

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4. Re: El Nido - Just TAO Expedition is enough?

We did a tour with Tao years ago and when we got to El Nido we didn't bother with any other Island hopping trips. It's getting too crowded there. Stick with Tao.

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5. Re: El Nido - Just TAO Expedition is enough?

Thanks everyone!! We booked Tao!

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6. Re: El Nido - Just TAO Expedition is enough?

Hi, Everyone,

I would like to do Tao in Feb. I see there 're 5day 4 nights expedition and Expedition combo which is 3 days 2 nights expedition plus 2 days island camping. Can someone advise which is better? Before Tao we will stay in El Nido to do some island hopping, after the tao we will also stay in a small island which is 10 mins by boat from Coron. Your advices will be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance guys!

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7. Re: El Nido - Just TAO Expedition is enough?

hi, MrErik84 ,

I wonder how was your experience. Would appreciate if you could share some first hand info.

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