Palawan Puerto Princesa Iwahig River Shared Firefly Watching Tour with Dinner & Transfers

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Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippines
4 hours
English, Tagalog
All year
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Watch fireflies dance above the idyllic Iwahig River in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, through this tour. This experience is perfect for those looking for a leisurely night out immersed in the city's diverse landscape. The river cruise also comes with the service of a guide, a set dinner, a visit to the Puerto Princesa Baywalk Park, and hotel pick-up and drop-off within the city proper. For a more memorable experience, you may also upgrade your tour to a private one.

Your guide will fetch you from your accommodation at 5:30 PM so you can arrive at the port before the sun completely sets. When you get to the port, you and your guide will get in a small row boat operated by a local boatman. You will then start slowly sailing across the water as the sun sets, casting the area in warm orange hues before eventually transitioning into evening. When the sun finally dips behind the horizon, keep your eyes peeled as you sail between the mangroves that line the river.

Remember to turn off your camera's flash beforehand to avoid scaring away the fireflies. Listen to your guide as you try and find a good spot to watch these insects dance above the calm waters. Along with watching the fireflies light up the evening air around you, you may also get to see glowing plankton slowly illuminate the river's surface. To get a better look at them, focus on the edges of your boat that glide through the river as the plankton glow more when the water is gently disturbed.

After the river cruise, you'll be treated to a complimentary set dinner. When you've had your fill, you will drop by the Puerto Princesa Baywalk Park for a night stroll next to the sea before heading back to your hotel.

See fireflies and bioluminescent planktons glow above and on the surface of Iwahig River by booking this day tour. Check the availability by choosing a date.

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Shared Puerto Princesa firefly watching tour with tour guide assistance
Free hotel pick-up and drop off within Puerto Princesa City Proper
Tour Itinerary: Puerto Princesa Baywalk Park
Entrance fees
Complimentary dinner
Not Included: Other spa treatments, Other Meals not stated, Tips and Gratuities


Outdoor Activities

What to bring

Camera, phone, charger, and power bank
Extra money in Philippine Peso Currency
Personal drinking water and or snacks
Personal medicine
Personal sanitizing alcohol and face mask
Covid-19 vaccination card and valid ID

Good to know

This is a shared tour, but you have the option to upgrade it into a private tour. The larger your group is the higher the discount you will get for your upgrade. Complimentary dinner will be served during the tour. Activities not indicated are to be paid on site should guests want to avail themselves. The Puerto Princesa Environmental Fee valid for 7 days may be paid at the airport upon arrival or to your accommodation in Puerto Princesa. In case you have not paid it yet, you may pay it directly to your tour coordinator before the tour starts.

Children Friendly: Children 0-2 are free of charge but are not included in the complimentary lunch. Parents may share their meal or pack food for their children.

Pet Friendly: Pets will only be allowed on private tours.

Senior Citizen/PWD Friendly: There are no extreme activities included in this experience.

Pick-up time is at 5:30 PM Philippine Standard Time from any hotel within the vicinity of Puerto Princesa City proper. To change the pick-up time and location please request in advance so our operator may check if the itinerary will fit as we may need to move the pick-up time if the location is far and additional fee may apply.

The operator may cancel the tour in case of force majeure or unforeseen circumstances like weather conditions. In this case, you will be given the option to reschedule or request a full refund. Note that being late by 15-30 minutes without any advice is considered a no-show. Schedule cancellation requests must be made 48 hours before your original subject to approval.

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