Sorsogon Donsol Firefly Tour with Transfers

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Donsol, Sorsogon, Philippines
3 hours
Dec. - May
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Witness your surroundings light up with hundreds and thousands of fireflies as you cruise along the peaceful Donsol River in Sorsogon in this firefly watching tour. If you’re looking for a relaxing activity to cap your day in Sorsogon, along with the best firefly watching Donsol rates, then this Sorsogon firefly watching activity is definitely a must-book.

You will be picked up by a tricycle within the municipality of Donsol and take you to the jump-off point of the Donsol firefly tour, where a boat will be waiting. Once you get geared up and settled on the boat, your guide will then paddle your way upstream from the river mouth. The 100-kilometer Donsol River is surrounded by mangrove forests and coconut trees. The warm water temperature and abundant vegetation in Donsol and Ogod Rivers (a branch of Donsol River) make a natural sanctuary for fireflies. 

The Donsol firefly watching activity starts when the evening sky dawns on the land. As the surroundings turn dark, take a look at the river and you’ll see the open-air brighten up with thousands of fireflies floating in and out of the trees and over the water. It’s a magical sight you shouldn’t miss.

The view grows even more mystical when you look down into the water and see it glowing, thanks to the planktons lighting up, as well.

You’re more than welcome to take pictures during the firefly river tour Donsol activity to keep it in memory, but make sure to not use flash photography so as not to scare the fireflies away. This activity will last for about two to three hours. After the firefly watching, you will be taken back to the jump-off point, where a tricycle will be waiting to bring you home to your hotel or resort within Donsol

Appreciate the fairytale-like luminescent view in Donsol River with this firefly watching activity. Check availability by choosing a date. 

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Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off within Donsol
Firefly watching private tour with tour guide assistance
Tricycle and boat transfers
Registration fees
Tour Itinerary: Visit to Donsol River
Not Included: Other activities onsite, Tips and Gratuities



Water 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 private tour. Activities not indicated are to be paid on site should guests want to avail themselves.

Children Friendly: Yes!

Pet Friendly: Yes!

Senior Citizen/PWD Friendly: Yes!

Pick-up time is at 5:30pm within Donsol, Sorsogon only. 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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