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Bicol Donsol 3-Hour Firefly Watching Tour with Transfers

Fireflies during the firefly watching tour in Ogod River
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Donsol, Sorsogon, Philippines
3 hours
All year
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Marvel at the sight of fireflies glowing against the night sky when you join this firefly watching tour in Donsol, Bicol. You will visit Ogod River, one of the main arteries of the Donsol River where mangroves and forests are located. This guided evening tour includes registration fees, boat and tour guide services, as well as tricycle transfers with pick up and drop off points within Donsol.

The 100km Donsol River is a winding waterway surrounded by coconut trees, shrubs, and mangroves that flows out towards Mayon Volcano. You will proceed to Ogod River, one of several waterways adjacent to Donsol River, where the thick vegetation makes it the perfect habitat for fireflies to thrive.

It is best to visit the fireflies beginning at dusk when the sun begins to set to give way to the night sky. The inky black surrounding is the ideal backdrop to have a breathtaking view of the flickering lights emitted by the fireflies, right in the middle of the riverbank, surrounded by thick vegetation.

You will be riding a boat starting at the mouth of the river; your guide and boatmen will row down the winding waterways and allow the boat to cruise along the swamps. These glowing creatures need a lot of peace and quiet so it is recommended that you keep the noise level at a minimum to encourage the sensitive fireflies to come out. 

Flash photography is highly discouraged if you want to make the most of your time in the lush tropical setting where local wildlife flourish. Look down below along the river and chances are, you’ll see another natural phenomenon: glowing bioluminescent planktons that are activated by a gentle tap on the still waters!

Don’t miss this chance to go firefly watching and see glowing bioluminescent planktons in Donsol, Bicol. Check availability by choosing a date.


Tricycle Transfer
Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off within Donsol
English - Speaking Guide
Boat Ride
Registration Fee




Sightseeing and Walking

What to bring

Personal Medicine
Extra Towel
Jacket or Umbrella (During rainy season)

Good to know

- All our guides speak English.

- Not all establishments accept credit or debit cards, and ATMs may be limited.

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