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A romantic dinner at the floating restaurant and a magical tour with Firefly.
Iwahig River, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

When in Palawan you should go see this. It ain’t expensive and it ain’t far away. The firefly tour includes a Buffett dinner which is not bad at all. The illumination of light from the beetles “fireflys” is an amazing thing to see. The bonus...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I did this tour earlier this year with my family and found it amazing. The experience is definitely something you shouldn't miss. The dinner is what makes the night better as well. This tour makes your appreciate nature and just have a moment of relaxation...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lyssx
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hopefully you are not afraid of the dark or the water. This is a must see. You get on this very low-lying canoe with a Guide paddling behind you, in the dark. The Guide then shines a red light towards the water and hundreds if...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jack F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don’t waste your time or money on this tour. Food was horrible, could not understand tour guide, trip was 15 minutes long to see the firefly. Not worth the amount of time it takes for this tour

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ijustgottago
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fun and relaxing. We didn’t have great weather, but definitely enjoyed it. Guide was amusing and the drivers/helpers attentive. Dinner was included but a real “joke”. Advertised as a seafood buffet. The only seafood was a small plate of 3 shrimp they put on our...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KJS3020
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Your tour will start in Iwahig, which is approximately 45 minutes away from Puerto Princesa. Upon your arrival, you will be introduced to the members of local community who helps preserve this region and run the firefly watching program. In the waiting area, you will...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank estrangherot
Reviewed November 7, 2018

enchanted place , watch the stars while sailing in the enchanted river where firefly amuse you on how they response on the laser light..

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank ladymarga019
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Was here back in May of 2013. It was one of the best experience I had. Specially growing up I used to see this in the city. And now you cant see this anymore in the city.You have to go far on secluded area just...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Zyvertek
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

The trip from city takes about 30 mins towards Iwahig river. While waiting for the paddle boat ride, there is an included dinner but the food quality isn't very good. I suggest to have light snack instead. The guide who paddles the boat gives very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dpm59
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

I’m a solo female traveller and would recommend this to any travellers. Only downside the food is terrible, mystery meat essentially but just eat before you go and you’ll be right. I was worried about my fat butt fitting in the canoe or flipping the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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August 11, 2018|
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Response from samhein76 | Reviewed this property |
At your hotel or hostel or on the street in the town. You can book anywhere.
July 27, 2018|
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Response from trippinorange | Reviewed this property |
This tour is all year round. If you’re lucky, you will even see planktons. Do the one at Baywalk.