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Puerto Princesa: Underground River and Firefly Watching Tour

1. Puerto Princesa: Underground River and Firefly Watching Tour

Begin the day with hotel pickup from downtown Puerto Princesa or the airport and head to Sabang Wharf, arriving around 8:00 AM. Board a pump boat and cruise into the mouth of the cave, home to monitor lizards, monkeys, snakes, and other wildlife, some of which is exclusive to Palawan. Following a short walk, ride a paddle boat to the Underground River and marvel at this unique natural wonder. Grab an audioguide and sail through the narrow waters, past stone walls with hundreds of years of history. Keep an out for interesting shapes and colors in the caves and on the walls. Upon return to the wharf, lunch will be served. Savor a feast of local cuisine and then set off on the optional excursions, either a zip-lining adventure or a peaceful mangrove paddle boat tour. Return to your hotel for some downtime before heading back out for the evening portion of the tour. Drive to an offsite restaurant for your dinner before heading on to a river located some 30 kilometers from the city center. Aside from the fireflies and the stars, you'll also see the water light up by the bioluminescent plankton. Following the tour of the estuary, return to the wharf and then to your hotel.

Puerto Princesa: Jungle Firefly Watching Boat Tour & Dinner

2. Puerto Princesa: Jungle Firefly Watching Boat Tour & Dinner

Be at one with nature with this one-of-a-kind activity in Puerto Princesa. You will be collected from your accommodation at approximately 4:30 PM and will be driven to a restaurant where you can have your dinner. The food is mostly local cuisine and includes rice, fish, meat, soup, and fruits in season. Other dietary meals can also be requested upon booking. After the hearty dinner, you will be driven to a village 45 minutes from the city center. With fewer lights from the city, you will be able to fully enjoy the night illuminated by fireflies. Board a paddle boat and learn about these majestic creatures and their habitat. Enjoy the romantic atmosphere aboard the boat. Depending on weather and tide conditions, the tour may end anytime between 8 and 10 PM.

Puerto Princesa: Balayong People's Park with Dinner and Show

3. Puerto Princesa: Balayong People's Park with Dinner and Show

Enjoy an evening of fun in Puerto Princesa's Balayong People's Park. This park is lined with hundreds of Palawan Cherry that blooms to a beautiful hue of pink during the dry season. In the evening, it transforms into a park that has an interactive light and water show. To start the activity, you'll be picked up form your hotel and will have early dinner at a restaurant down town. You'll then head to the park where a water and light show happens every hour. This is a great activity for children and adults alike. The park also has a children's playground, several roundabouts with different depictions of what Puerto Princesa is, a sports complex, and several stand-alone parks. You also have the option to include a luxurious massage experience after the tour where you can relax in a sauna, dip in a jacuzzi, and have a soothing massage. Once all that is done, you'll be dropped back off at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Palawan

The tour was excellent. Wen (Rowena) was warm, friendly, and funny. She was very informative and accommodating. My partner was not feeling very comfortable about being on a boat and she volunteered to join us in the boat to make him feel more comfortable. She was truly amazing!

Great adventure. Unfortunately, the getourguode agent does not allow you to enter the name of the hotel where you are staying and threatens you with canceling the trip. We contacted the organizer directly and he picked us up from the hotel without any problems.

I was busy all day with experiencing unforgettable moments! Underground river is a must (watch out monkeys). Firefly show was lot of fun followed by amazing dinner on a boat!

Really good value for money, efficient and prompt, very knowledgeable and friendly guides. Happy to do what you want to give a great experience

Very nice experience, lovely kind and helpful tour guide, she was great!