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

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Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippines
Starting time
Shared Tour: (5:30pm)
4 hours
Ending place
Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippines
English, Tagalog
All year
Minimum age:


Watch fireflies dance above the idyllic Iwahig River in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, through this tour. This firefly tour in Puerto Princesa 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 cruising 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 cruise near 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.

While on the river cruise, you'll be treated to a complimentary set dinner. Enjoy a unique dining experience as your dinner is served aboard the boat. After the cruise, 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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Hotel pick up & drop off within City proper
Local Guide
Tourist Boat
Entrance Fee
Not Included: Environmental Fees which will be collected onsite


Outdoor & Adventure Activities
Shared Tours

What to bring

Valid ID
Electronic Copy of Confirmation Voucher
Mobile, Camera & Powerbank
Reusable Water Bottle
Umbrella or Cap
Personal Sanitation Kit (Alcohol, Tissue, Wet Wipes)

Good to know

Tour Information:This is a shared tour. but you have the option to upgrade it into a private tour. This tour is available daily.

Meet-up Information: Guide to the Philippines will send tour reminders at least (1) day before the tour date through your registered email address or mobile number. Please keep all communication lines open. Make sure to have the electronic copy of your confirmed tour voucher ready.

On the day of the tour, your assigned Tour Guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel at least fifteen (15) minutes prior to start of the tour. Strictly no latecomers or tour reservation might be forfeited.

Tour Proper: Please be reminded to dress appropriately. All guests are expected to do their share in ensuring their safety and security as well as that of their personal belongings. Guide to the Philippines and Tour Operators are not liable for the loss or damage to any personal belongings left unattended during the tour.

he larger your group is the higher the discount you will get for your upgrade. Complimentary snacks 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: Yes!

Pet Friendly: No. Please understand that the establishment does not allow pets inside.

Senior Citizen/PWD Friendly: Yes. However, please be advised that this tour includes mostly walking tours and may not be suitable for PWDs or individuals with existing cardiovascular ailments.

Cancellation Policy: The operator may cancel the activity 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. Schedule cancellation requests must be made 48 hours before your original subject to approval. No shows are not entitled to reschedule and refund.

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