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Address: Ogod River, Donsol, Luzon, Philippines

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We did this based on the reviews. Booked it via the tourist center in donsol. They picked us up form the hotel and dropped us back. Went out for a trip on the river in a boat by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We did this based on the reviews. Booked it via the tourist center in donsol. They picked us up form the hotel and dropped us back. Went out for a trip on the river in a boat by ourselves (couple). It was good to see and we found some trees with alot of fireflys. Thre was nothing wrong with the... More 

Thank dahenchman
Bacolor, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

The Donsol River Cruise is just a tricycle away from the beaches of Sorsogon. The cruise itself is enjoyable communing with nature passing mangroves, breathing the fresh air. The river is clean and the skyscape is awesome. How majestic witnessing the tiny creatures providing lightings on trees, it was like christmas trees. The fee is minimum with a tour guide... More 

Thank Kaizen1975
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

It was a magical experience. The tour took an hour (cost: Php1,250 for 5 people) but it was worth it. The guide who took us there was very informative. By the way, you would have to pay an additional Php150 for the guide. You can book this tour at the Donsol Tourist Center.

Thank Kristine C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend this tour. It is a brief one hour tour and worth every minute. We had an informative guide and really enjoyed our time on the river. The fireflies are beautiful and unlike anything I've seen before!

Thank StephFerry
Randers, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

I went on this trip alone last month. Actually I didn´t expect much, but did it because Donsol is quite boring in the evening. I was the only one in the boat, and the fireflies were so magical. There were thousands of them lighting up the sky. Pure magic sitting in the silence of the river and watch the lights.

Thank Anders G
Akita Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

I did two firefly tours, one in Ticao Island and one in Donsol, during my week in the Philippines. Unfortunately, it was low tide when we went in Ticao, so we couldn't get close to the fireflies there. But when we went in Donsol, it was perfect conditions to see the fireflies in all of their glory. We stopped by... More 

Thank Carey B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

My 8 yr. Old daughter and my 2 yr old baby was amazed by the beauty of this tour and boat ride! Learned a lot so much also while having fun. Thanks to Ms. Girlie/Girly you are the best! My daughter will never forget your stories and ur knowledge imparted to her and to us. Thanku you

Thank Madel M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

A wonderful serene experience for about £3 as you are taken by boat along the river under the stars with just the sound of insects . That is in itself a peaceful way to spend an hour but then you come to the magical kingdom of the firefly and watch a tree light up more majestically than a Christmas tree.... More 

Thank Colin B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

We stayed at AGM resort and were told that this was one of THE main attractions in Donsol and that we shouldn't miss it. We were able to book the tour from our resort itself. Since we were 11 people, we did not have to wait for anyone else and had two complete boats to ourselves! We set off only... More 

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Ipswich, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

I absolutely loved this trip of the Fireflies in Donsol. I had never seen them before and they are simply majestic. After going up the river, you could not stop staring at how magnificent and simply stunning these creatures are.

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