Sustainable Tourism: The Purpose behind Main Modifications in El Nido Island Hopping Excursions
El Nido, Palawan, Philippines — An inventory has simply been posted concerning the modifications of the 4 island-hopping excursions to advertise sustainable tourism. There have been two dry runs this November which have been organized by Tourism officers in El Nido. The Protected Space Workplace as positioned each Small Lagoon and Massive Lagoon as premium stops on Tour A. There’s a restricted quantity of people that can go there at a time. Secret Seaside for Tour C can also be anticipated to be a premium cease. The pre-registration for the Premium Stops is already being practiced.
Listed here are the brand new set El Nido excursions that will likely be imposed.
- Tour A: Massive Lagoon, Secret Lagoon, Shimizu Island, Small Lagoon and seven Commando Seaside
- Tour B: Cathedral Cave, Entalula Island, Popolkan Island (the island to go to in substitute of the now personal island Pangulasian) and Snake Island
- Tour C: Helicopter Seaside, Hidden Seaside, Matinloc Shrine, Secret Seaside and Tapiutan Island
- Tour D: Bukal Island, Cadlao Lagoon, Nat Nat Seaside, Paradise Seaside, and Pasandingan Cove
And listed here are the massive modifications that may occur or have already been imposed.
Touring Small and Massive Lagoon on the Identical Day is prohibited
Guests are solely allowed one Premium Cease per day so you need to tour Small Lagoon and Massive Lagoon on separate days. Guests are given two selections that are A- Premium Tour A with Small Lagoon and B- Premium Tour A with Massive Lagoon. The draw back of that is that you simply’ll must do the tour twice if you wish to go to each lagoons.
Combos are Not Allowed
It was once that vacationers are allowed to do mixture excursions whereby stops from two excursions may be mixed relying on the selection of the customer. This resulted to largely combos of Excursions A and C which suggests going to Small Lagoon, Massive Lagoon, and Secret Seaside in in the future. Now the Tourism authorities are implementing guidelines on the numbers of holiday makers that’s why they separated the Premium Stops.
There’ll Be Pre-Registration to Go to Massive Lagoon and Small Lagoon
There’s a necessity now to pre-register if you wish to go to these two Premium Stops. The tour operator will pre-register your title with the Protected Space Workplace for Tour A and there’s a risk that pre-registration may also be a prerequisite for Tour C (the place Premium Cease Secret Seaside is situated). The process contains giving your title, age and nation of residence to the tour operator. The tour operator will then enlist you with the right authorities.
A Php200 payment per particular person will likely be charged for pre-registering to go to a Premium Cease. The cash will likely be used for the upkeep of the lagoons and its protected space. That is an extra payment to the present Php200 EDTF (Eco-Tourism Improvement Price) cost.
Time Slots for Premium Stops
The time slots for the Premium Stops begin at 7:00 am and ends at four:00 pm. Every group is allowed an hour to spend at Massive Lagoon and an hour-and-a-half for Small Lagoon. The 7:00 am slot means you’ll need to be on the Lagoon by 7:00 am and this goes for the opposite time slots.
You Must Kayak Your Strategy to the Insides of Small and Massive Lagoon
The Massive and Small Lagoon have fragile ecosystems and the Tourism authorities require that the island-hopping boats usually are not allowed anymore to go contained in the lagoons. What you are able to do is lease a kayak from a verified vendor for the quantity of Php300. You should use the kayak to succeed in the insides of the lagoons.
Tour Worth Improve
This has not but been executed but though the tour costs are nonetheless the identical quantity it has been for years.
Tourism authorities in Palawan are working collectively to accommodate guests whereas practising sustainable tourism. They wish to let guests take pleasure in El Nido however on the similar time shield it from abuse which results in future environmental issues.
Sources: Palawan-news.com / EEL.ph FB Web page