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Tao Expeditions

#2 of 50 Tours in El Nido Features Animals
El Nido, Palawan Island, Philippines
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Absolutely amazing

I could not possibly say enough good things about our Tao trip from Coron to El nido. The staff... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
Ben C
Kelowna, Canada
via mobile
The best holiday experience of our lives

Had heard rave reviews of this from people in the UK and Ireland. Decided it was one for us but... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
Conor H
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El Nido, Palawan Island, Philippines
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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

I could not possibly say enough good things about our Tao trip from Coron to El nido. The staff (Jeff, Angelo, Aivy and the crew) were awesome guys who we had so much fun with, learning about the islands, the culture, and also sharing many...More

Thank Ben C
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Had heard rave reviews of this from people in the UK and Ireland. Decided it was one for us but still had high expectations. Not for one single minute did the Tao experience disappoint, it was truly mind blowing. We've seen amazing and unspoilt beaches...More

Thank Conor H
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Tao experience was recommended to me by a friend and I will be forever in debt to my pal for this!!! Tao is not just a boat trip, it's a once in a life time adventure that opens your eyes to what life is really...More

Thank Leonzy
Reviewed 19 June 2017

This is hands-down one of the best things you can ever do as a vacation. We were lucky enough to get the large (and only) Tao Paraw which can accommodate around 20 people + the 9 crew. The boat is made in the traditional style...More

1  Thank manndras
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

We were recommended by two people whilst travelling Asia to take part in the Tao expedition as they stated this was the best thing they had done in their lives. Well Tao, you lived up to this expectation! A fantastic way to meet interesting new...More

1  Thank Frunkadunk
Reviewed 14 June 2017

My husband and I loved our trip with Tao and it was one of the highlights of our Philippine trip. The reason I have given a rating of 4 is because we did think it was too expensive for the level of accomodation given and...More

Thank motherfahey
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Tao has 10 boats; 5 that go from El Nido to Coron, and 5 that go from Coron to El Nido. We were on one that went from Coron to El Nido, departing June 4. Over-all it's pretty well organized and well run, in a...More

3  Thank CAtraveler2k
Reviewed 10 June 2017

I knew after reading all of the previous reviews this was going to be a great trip but it has by far exceeded my expectations. My friend and I are in our 50,s and probably older than most of our sailing companions mothers, in saying...More

1  Thank Donna G
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Wow this was amazing!!! The staff was fantastic, The food delicious, the snorkelling out of this world. And what puts the cherry on the cake they are doing it all for a good cause. An adventure of a life time.

Thank TanyaCrampton
Reviewed 8 June 2017

I will not write in too much detail in how the trip itself was, because every trip is different in itself, but if you don't do this you are a fool! This is the best experience I have ever had while traveling. The crew were...More

Thank Celina93
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27 April 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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18 April 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.
15 April 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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