Puerto Princesa: Firefly Watching

Duration: 4 hoursLocation: Puerto Princesa City
PHP 1,200/person

Firefly Watching is another exciting experience in Palawan.

Taking place just before dusk, this tour allows you to get closer to nature and, in particular, the dazzling and flickering insects known as “Fireflies” or “Lighting Bugs”

You will be driven to Baker’s Hill, where you will have a light dinner before going on to the river.


At the River you will transfer in to Paddle Boats, which will take you up a 10 meter wide stretch of the Mangrove perimeter.  The River tour will last approximately 30-45 minutes.  Please read the Itinerary Section in full, as it varies depending on the size of the group booked, or joined if you book individual places.

Fireflies live in abundance amongst the mangroves and trees, which are perfectly situated along the banks of the Sicsican and Iwahig Rivers.  This location is ideal as it is away from the light pollution experienced in the city.


Please Note:- Absolutely no flash photography, as this will disturb the Fireflies causing them to leave the immediate area

Take this chance to be closer to nature and enjoy the beautiful, peaceful and calm river, with the nearby trees lit up, just like Christmas Trees, by the Fireflies.


The Itinerary for Firefly Watching is classified into 2 Types according to the number of participants joining the tour:

Itinerary for groups of less than 5 people:

From the pick-up location of your hotel, a van will take you to Puerto Princesa Baywalk, from there you will ride a motorized boat with other travellers, which will take you to Sicsican River where the firefly watching site is located.

When you arrive at the Sicsican River, the group will be divided into 2. The first group will take the tour first and transfer to a paddle boat, which will transport them along the Sicsican River, for around 30-45 minutes. Whilst the first group is on their tour the second group will have their dinner (and vice versa).

Itinerary for groups more than 5 people:

From the pick-up location in your hotel, a van will take you to Baker’s Hill, where you will take your dinner. Afterwards the group will be taken to Iwahig River. When you reach the site you will ride a paddle boat that will carry you along the river, which is about 10 meters wide, and which will take 30-45 minutes.


 Other Disclosures

Taxes and Charges: Tour rates are quoted in Philippine Peso (PHP), per person and subject to 5% service charge and 12% Value Added Tax

Children policy

Children Rates applies: 2-5 years of age

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation made on the actual tour date shall be charged in full amount. No show will incur full amount charge.

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