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..so you can swim more in Jellyfish Lake, dive more, discover the remnants of World War II and explore the area' s cultur. It' s difficult to find Palau - let us know if you have any further question!
So you want to go to Palau at a bargain price, do you? Now, here I give you everything you need to know to get to this micro-crone jewel the least expensive way! But just so you know, Palau is NOT a low-cost place for a tourist... and I think they want to leave it at that.
Notice: We have split our Palau times into 3 islands: It is home to the biggest town of Koror, Peleliu (a smaller southern islet known for its World War II relics) and Babeldaob (the biggest isle, home of the international airports and linked to Koror by a bridge). Okay, we'll begin with the evil things you can't help it (but don't let it put you off!), Palau may as well be named the country of tolls!
When you go to Palau, you'll probably want to go swimming in Jellyfish Lake. Now, there is another small charge of $100 to go to the Rock Islands, where you can find Jellyfish Lake (except for the costs of the trips themselves). That is, if you go to Palau and do the bare essentials, that's $150.
In Peleliu, if you want to study the artefacts of World War II, this is an additional $15.00 "Land Permit". In spite of all these annoying charges we still found our journey to Palau valuable. As a Pacific Ocean holiday destination, there aren't many inexpensive places to stay.... there isn't much!
Now if you REALLY want to economize on lodging, the best airbnb is. Here we found our accomodation both in Koror and in Peleliu by hiring rooms from a place named MAML Doctors. In all honesty, especially in Koror, the place was almost uncomfortable...... to call it "simple" would be a pleasant way of expressing it!
And if you feel really adventure-packed, you can hire a marquee for them and stay in their front garden for $10.00 per evening.... probably the lowest price out there! At Peleliu, although the room had no A/C, there was a ventilator and it was right next to the "harbour" with proper baths (especially in comparison to the place in Koror).
From March 2016 the room in Koror was $37. 00 per room and the room in Peleliu $19. 00 per allotment. Couchsurfing would be the most economic choice, but we couldn't find a suitable place to stay. Palau offers several ways to help you reduce your transport costs.
It is not really a low-cost place to go. They can travel to Palau via Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines or China. If you want to buy a ticket from Europe, America, Africa or Oceania, it will be hard to find anything under $2,000! When you are already in Asia, you can take a plane to Palau!
Reading in this paper how I got my plane to Palau, you saw that for only 15,000 nautical mile from the United (Star Alliance) mile programme I could travel from South Korea to Palau and then from Palau to Lijiang, China for another 15,000 nautical mile..... in other words, to a deal!
Deltas (Skyteam) programme gives you 17,500 mile per route. Briefly, if you want to make savings on your Palau trip, you will find a low cost airfare to any location in East Asia and from there with points to Palau. In order to help you buy your ticket to Asia, you can find our 16 tip guide for saving on your fligth.
It is a good suggestion if you want to save the US $15.00 per passenger cab fare from the Koror Aiport. And like us, you can also discover the islands of Babeldaob and Koror. IA Rental is the lowest rental rate. Simply make sure they know when your trip is arriving (because your schedule often comes at very bad times) to make sure someone is at the booth when you get there, or ask when they open.
If so, our 5 best and cheapest sites to find and hire cars around the world won't help you much, as it's less expensive to hire a vehicle from your Palau company than you can do now. When you want to move around Koror or Peleliu and make savings, this must be one of the simplest places to go.
Generally, they won't charge anything, but when we tried to get to the airfield, a native host families asked us to come with them for some "gas money". However, if you just drive into the vicinity of the archipelago, it is really simple to get a free journey. Apparently there is no more bike rental in Koror, but in Peleliu it is a good possibility to discover the archipelago cheap if you don't want to go on a trip by road.
When you live at MAML Airbnb on Peleliu, which we mention in the section Accomodation, you can ask the lovely woman who works there to book the bikes and take you there (it is a long walk). The Peleliu is warm and moist, so you have to be in the form necessary to occupy the 13 sq. km (5 sq. miles) of the isle.
It is the least costly way to move between the Koror, Peleliu, Ansaur and Kayangel with some nice outlooks! They can also use diving centre privately owned vessels to cross the island (as they often sail in this direction anyway), although they are more costly than the government's regular vessels.... but sometimes they are faster and have better itineraries.
When you live with MAML Airbnb in Koror or Peleliu, you can speak to them. You can find more hints on how to make savings during your trip on our website. This is something to spend in Palau! It is an unbelievable place and it would not make much sense to do without the major tourist attraction just to make some sums.
Jellyfish Lake is the first and most beautiful. The best choice I found after a lot of research was the Impac Tours 1 dayspack. Jellyfish Lake and Rock Iceland was the name of the special group. This trip pays US$100 for the trip (plus $100 for your permission from the government) and the days includes a medical sound swim in the Milky Way, canoeing around the Rock Islands, a stopover on an isolated spot for dinner, a trip to Jellyfish Lake and a last snorkel between a local hard waterfall.
An unbelievable experience that would be definitely a worthwhile one. Palau is a must if you want to go underwater. No wonder it's not a low-cost place to go underwater. When you want to go scuba-diving don't miss to take out a trip policy that will cover you. WorldNomads is a good choice, which offers several adventure and scuba dives up to 50 metres for a good rate.
For more information on other possibilities of travelling health care, take a look at our dedicated page on the 3 best and most affordable health care cover. For those interested in the Battle of Peleliu, one of the bloody wars of World War II, there is much to do. Plus, you have all the caverns as well as the Muzeum (though you must have the $15. 00 regimen country permission if you want to sightsee them).
It is a beautiful place, so it's definitely a good idea to spend a few nights if you can. But if you don't have much free but really want to see the islands, you also have the possibility to do a rather costly daily trip to Peleliu from Koror. It' actually quite simple to economize on your meals in Koror.
It' really not that much money to dine in some of the locals' own food stores (even in Koror city centre) or to buy things in the mall. Bento -Boxes", available at every petrol stations, are also available in prepacked, delicious form and are freshly made.
In Peleliu things are unfortunately much more restricted. Best would be to get a lot of Kororese. Another thing....... the mains in Palau is not potable, so you have to buy your own in the mall. To find out more about how you can reduce your consumption when travelling, this paper gives you some suggestions.
We will soon be publishing more about Palau. The first will tell you about the major Palau sites you shouldn't miss, and the second about exploring the remains and deserted weapons that have been discovered on the Peleliu Islands, complete with a card and an explanatory itinerary!
Updatebook: As pledged, we now have our 8 reason why to come to Palau, so don't miss it! In case you have any question or comment about what has been described above, or anything else related to Palau, just use the comment field below and we will answer you as soon as possible.
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