Palawan Puerto Princesa Shared Firefly Watching Tour with Dinner & Transfers
Watch fireflies light up the trees around you while sailing down an idyllic river in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, through this day tour. This is a perfect experience for travelers craving a slow and relaxing activity in nature. It is also inclusive of roundtrip transfers from Puerto Princesa's city proper to the river, a shared paddle boat, life vests, a complimentary dinner, and the service of a guide.
At 5 PM, you will travel in an air-conditioned van from your hotel in Puerto Princesa City to a local restaurant where you will first be served a sumptuous dinner. After the meal, the tour van will take you to the drop-off point near the Iwahig or Kito-Kito River. Upon reaching the site, you will proceed to the waiting area and wait for your group’s turn to get on a boat. Life vests will also be provided at the site for your safety.
Both rivers are lined with mangrove trees where fireflies are abundant. Once the darkness settles in, the main event then starts. The fireflies will glow one by one in the dark, illuminating the trees and looking a lot like Christmas lights. Ready your camera so you can capture how these little dazzling insects create such surreal beauty. Please keep in mind that during the tour, flash photography is not allowed as it might scare off the fireflies.
As you sail through the river, your seasoned boatman and guide will inform you about everything you need to know about the river and the fireflies. He will also show you bioluminescent phytoplankton. You will be asked to paddle through the waters and wait as the planktons glow underwater.
Hop aboard this one-night boat trip and see for yourself the breathtaking sight of fireflies lighting up the evening sky. Check the availability by choosing a date.
What to bring
Good to know
This is a shared tour. Complimentary dinner will be served during the tour.
Children Friendly: Yes! 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: Yes!
Senior Citizen/PWD Friendly: Yes!
Pick-up time is 5:00PM and pick-up location covered is only within Puerto Princesa. 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.