Philippines Photography Tour

Philippine Island Adventure with Brendan van Son

I’m heading back to The Philippines! And, the best part? I’m bringing you along with me!
I’ve been looking to launch my series of Adventure Photography Trips, and this water-based adventure in The Philippines just made so much sense. We’re going to be exploring the islands of Palawan and Coron – both which are absolutely stunning. This is trip is going to be so much fun. A perfect mix of photography and adventure.

What is an Adventure Trip?

Unlike my photography workshops, and exclusive trips, this trip is going to be more focused on the adventure side of things rather than teaching. Sure, there will still be plenty of opportunity to learn from me. And there will be plenty of instruction, including some one-on-one time and photo editing sessions. But, we’ll be more focused on exploring and having fun. Essentially, this trip is focused on bringing together a fun group of adventure and photography loving people to have an amazing trip in The Philippines.

The Philippines Itinerary

I’ve included the brief itinerary below, but if you’re interested in the more indepth schedule you can download it here.  Moreover, it should be noted that this itinerary is not fixed in stone.  On the ground, depending on conditions we may opt to make adjustments.

Start Date: February 22, 2018 – Manila
End Date: March 4, 2018 – Manila

Day 1 – February 22 : Participants arrive in Manila and are transferred to the hotel.
Day 2 – February 23: We catch an early morning flight to Palawan Island and transfer to El Nido.
Day 3 – February 24: Our first day island hopping in Palawan
Day 4 – February 25: More Island Hopping in Palawan
Day 5 – February 26: Land-based adventures and photo editing in El Nido
Day 6 – February 27: Last Day Island Hopping in Palawan
Day 7 – February 28: Fastboat to Coron Island
Day 8 – March 1: Island Hopping on Coron
Day 9 – March 2: Land-based adventure on Coron
Day 10 – March 3: Flight from Coron to Manila
Day 11 – March 4: Goodbyes, tour ends after breakfast

Cost and What’s Included?

Tour Cost: $2500 usd
Deposit: $500 usd

To make the deposit (or full amount), please pay below. The T&Cs of payments can be downloaded here.

What’s Included:

  • On the ground transport in The Philippines
  • Flights to/from Manila to Puerto Princesa
  • National Park Entrance Fees
  • Accommodation during tour (11 nights)
  • Photography instruction by Brendan van Son
  • Airport transfers on tour dates
  • All Breakfast
  • Lunches during boat days
  • Drinking Water in the field

What’s Not Included

  • Flights to/from Manila
  • Necessary Visas (Note: The Philippines are visa-free for most)
  • most Lunches and all Dinner
  • Photography Gear

Book Here

Since this trip is fairly short notice, I’m giving you the option of booking the deposit or making the full payment right away. As per the T&Cs, a full refund is available if you cancel before December 22nd. Be sure to read the T&Cs before booking.


Deposit or Full Payment:




Photos of Palawan

Not convinced of The Philippines as a photography destination?  Check out this blog post I put together in February of El Nido, which is our main location on this trip.

Philippines Adventure Tour FAQs

If you have any questions, there’s a good chance they can be answered in the FAQs I’ve put together.  You can download them here.  If not, feel free to email me at brendanvanson (at) gmail (dot) com.

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