Puerto Princesa, Philippines

See fireflies glowing among the mangroves by Iwahig River

If you want to get a good idea of how to spend an evening in Puerto Princesa in the most enchanting way, visit the Iwahig River for a truly magical night. As the sun sets, visitors will be taken on a small paddle boat down the river for a 40-minute tour inside the mangroves, in which fireflies rest. Your local guide may start the tour with an introduction about the mangrove forest, explain how fireflies are attracted to mangrove trees, and even tell you about constellations if you travel on a clear full-moon day. During this time, if you are fortunate enough, you can see thousands of fireflies lighting the mangroves and illuminating the river with their fascinating little lights, like a fairy performance from nature for everyone to enjoy. All-in-all a wonderful experience and a must-see tour in Palawan.

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Palawan Beach Getaway

Manila→Puerto Princesa→San Rafael→El Nido
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Tour around Puerto Princesa to visit its highlights, including Palawan Heritage Museum, Palaweno Brewery, Baywalk

Take an evening adventure to the Iwahig River to see swarms of fireflies glowing among the mangroves

Go for a boat trip to explore the cave and the underground river at Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

Journey deep into the thick mangrove forests of the park to see much wildlife

Enjoy a jungle trek to the Batak tribe, the smallest indigenous community in the region

Get amazed by the striking natural beauty of El Nido on a snorkeling & island hopping trip

Free to explore more about El Nido by bike or kayak

Manila→Puerto Princesa→San Rafael→El Nido

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Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Palawan Heritage Museum

Apart from stunning beaches and natural wonders, Palawan has so much to offer about its rich culture and history, and a visit to the Palawan Heritage Museum will let you experience all of that....

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Puerto Princesa, Palawan
Puerto Princesa, Palawan
Puerto Princesa, Palawan
Puerto Princesa, Palawan

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