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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    Start of island hopping tour the next day. The pier.



    That's one cool sidecar/bike/boat thing.

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    We were on a tour package, so we were picked up at the GH and dropped off at the pier, where another agent was waiting for us. Very organized group.

    The agency used was JY Travel and Tours. They're also the owner of the GH, so it was convenient. Contact details to follow later.

    Day 1 was Tour A, which was 6 destinations. Start of boat ride.
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    similar to Ha Long Bay in Vn, there are limestone karsts
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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    Start of island hopping tour the next day. The pier.


    That boat/bike ... classic

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    We were on a tour package, so we were picked up at the GH and dropped off at the pier, where another agent was waiting for us. Very organized group.

    The agency used was JY Travel and Tours. They're also the owner of the GH, so it was convenient. Contact details to follow later.

    Day 1 was Tour A, which was 6 destinations. Start of boat ride.


    similar to Ha Long Bay in Vn, there are limestone karsts
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    Saved the day, some pics didn't show.

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    Contact details of the agency, JY Travel & Tours. Highly recommended, was very satisfied with their service.

    If you don't like tour groups, you can go to Coron by yourself. At the airport, there are lots of touts giving out brochures for various agencies. You can also go to the town proper near the pier by tricycle, where there are offices of tour agencies (but you don't get hotel pick up & drop off). If your group is small, you'll be "joiners" on a large tour boat, which holds ~ 20 pax. Whether it's DIY or tour agency, up to you.

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    my group did Tours A, B, C1 & town tour. One USD ~ 50 pesos. 53 at the moment, but I use 1:50 for easy conversion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    Contact details of the agency, JY Travel & Tours. Highly recommended, was very satisfied with their service.

    If you don't like tour groups, you can go to Coron by yourself. At the airport, there are lots of touts giving out brochures for various agencies. You can also go to the town proper near the pier, where there are offices of tour agencies (but you don't get hotel pick up & drop off). If your group is small, you'll be "joiners" on a large tour boat, which holds ~ 20 pax. Whether it's DIY or tour agency, up to you.





    my group did Tours A, B, C1 & town tour.
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    Salamat Luigi! Thanks also to those who've sent greens.

    Approaching Kayangan Lake, 1st stop of Tour A
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    Docking area for boats
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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    Salamat Luigi! Thanks also to those who've sent greens.

    Approaching Kayangan Lake, 1st stop of Tour A


    Docking area for boats
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    You'll have to walk on some planks
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    The water was so clear
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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    You'll have to walk on some planks


    The water was so clear
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    After the planks, you'll have to wade through this
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    Then climb this, ~350 steps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    After the planks, you'll have to wade through this


    Then climb this, ~350 steps.
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    View after ~160 steps up
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    There's also a cave which can be explored
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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    View after ~160 steps up


    There's also a cave which can be explored
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    I'm posting only 2 pics at a time bcos it takes ages to load them from my phone - so bear w/ me.

    If you're not a good swimmer, you're advised to wear life vest while swimming. Entering the lake...
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    The water in the lake is ~70% fresh water & 30% salt water. Lots of tourists that day - it was a long weekend due to Eid Al Fitr (end of Ramadan).

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    I'm posting only 2 pics at a time bcos it takes ages to load them from my phone - so bear w/ me.

    If you're not a good swimmer, you're advised to wear life vest while swimming. Entering the lake...


    The water in the lake is ~70% fresh water & 30% salt water. Lots of tourists that day - it was a long weekend due to Eid Al Fitr (end of Ramadan).

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    After ~1H at the lake, we were told by our guide to return to the boat.
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    another boat sailing away
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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    After ~1H at the lake, we were told by our guide to return to the boat.


    another boat sailing away
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    Boat trip to the next island for lunch, which is included in the tour package. The boat crew prepares lunch while the clients swim or explore the island.

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    Approaching Sunset Beach for lunch in one of the huts
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    Sunset Beach
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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    Boat trip to the next island for lunch, which is included in the tour package. The boat crew prepares lunch while the clients swim or explore the island.



    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    Approaching Sunset Beach for lunch in one of the huts


    Sunset Beach
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    Lunch, Day 1: chicken adobo, pinakbet veggies & fish
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    Sea grape salad, cucumbers & rice
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    sea grape, a.k.a green caviar, a.k.a. Lato (Tagalog) & Ar Arusip (Ilokano). I first tasted it in a trip to the Ilocos region (north) years ago, and I liked it. Thanks to Google, it's a.k.a. Caulerpa lentillifera.

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    What is the mix of nationalities taking these organised trips?

    Thanks for you notes and photos.

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    ^for Day 1, Tour A, we were ~ 20 pax in the boat, 9 from my group & the other group was an extended family. All Filipinos.

    For Day 2, Tour B, still ~ 20 pax. Four foreigners, the rest Filipinos. The 4 foreigners were: British guy, Indian girl (w/ US accent) = they were a couple. Russian girl & Swiss-French guy. Swiss French (Swiss but from French speaking part) guy has been travelling around PI for a year now. Russian girl works in Vietnam, but has 1 month holiday & is spending that month to travel around PI. She's going to the north (Sagada or Banaue) to see the rice terraces next. All the foreigners are in their 20s- early 30s. I saw the boat manifest. Lol. The rest of the ppl included my group plus some "joiners".

    For Day 3, Tour C1, we had a smaller boat (good for 10 pax) and we had it to ourselves - all Pinoys.

    Before you land on an island, the tour guide has a short speech about the island - some trivia, history, etc, and how much time you have to swim or explore in that area. Then when it's time to leave, he reminds you to check your belongings, cellphones, etc, and to check your seat mate! Very nice & organized crew. We (my group) gave the crew a tip after each day - they divide the amount among themselves. I think per boat, it's five crew members, including the guide, who speaks English. When there were foreigners in our boat, he spoke English the whole time.
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