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Firefly Watching

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Address: Iwahig River, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
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+63 916 780 9118
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A romantic dinner at the floating restaurant and a magical tour with...

A romantic dinner at the floating restaurant and a magical tour with Firefly.

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Nice evening

This is an event you must plan in advance to get your scheduled time to ride. Our guide told us that January wasn't the best month to see te fireflies, but we still saw plenty. It... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Amanda M
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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I absolutely loved this tour! I'm glad my friend mentioned this, otherwise, I would have missed it. It wasn't part of the original itinerary given to me. The included food was meh...even then, I'm not reducing my rating. The calmness and serenity you feel is incomparable. I only had my point-and-shoot camera and cellphone with me that time so I... More 

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an event you must plan in advance to get your scheduled time to ride. Our guide told us that January wasn't the best month to see te fireflies, but we still saw plenty. It was a nice time spent as a couple floating down a peaceful river. I would definitely repeat this activity.

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Thank Amanda M
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

For the price that you will pay, Firefly Watching is not worth it especially during full moon. The tour itself is under 30 minutes only. They need to extend the area further down the river. Mangrove tour in Sabang is more exciting than Firefly Watching.

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Thank Emmanuel I
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour is nice if you have never seen fireflys but not a must do. If your a vegetarian eat beforehand as the floating resturant doesnt cater for vegetarians. Also the band is loud it is impossible to talk and you will leave with your ears ringing.

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Thank Lisa K
Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As a city dweller for most of my life, I didn't really get to experience fireflies during the night because they can only be found in clean, fresh and non-polluted environment. So imagine my glee and happiness when, as we went down the Iwahig river by bangka (small boat, sits around 2-4 people), we saw trees with small LED light-like... More 

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Thank Melissa Nadine C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To say I was in awe is an understatement. I was mesmerised by nature as we gazed at a cloudless sky and our guide gave us a few pointers on star gazing. We saw plankton and of course the fireflies. No pictures taken it's all right here in my brain. Tour guide was informative and pick up and drop off... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If it starts raining, try and wait it out. It's worth the wait. I do wish the tour was longer but was happy with what currently runs. You do see fireflies. Also impressive is the plankton and when no one is talking - the silence. Just wind in the trees and the calm river. I also appreciated our guide pointing... More 

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Thank comfortoverspeed
Cebu City, Philippines
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour was costly but it was a nice boat ride at night in the mangroves and seen alot of the firefly's. The dinner before was not as good and the road to get there wasnt good either, very bumpy. Would not go on this tour again.

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Thank Michael R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

45 min journey from our hotel to a breathtakingly amazing act of nature. These fire flies coupled with the tranquility of the evening made this an unforgettable experience.

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Thank Rag sh
Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would have you say this won't be the first and last time I'm going to do this tour. Unbelievable sight. Water, land and sky. Glowing planktons, shiny trees lit by the hundreds of fireflies and phenomenal sky full of stars and constellations! Tour guide was amazing and boat man was very smart! I highly recommend this tour! No photos... More 

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