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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 3 days ago via mobile

It does not disappoint! Weather plays a role; we could not go further because the water was too low but we saw enough. Star studded sky was breathtaking. I was not a fan of the floating island dinner but it helps the local economy. Sad...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is about half an hour drive from Puerto Princessa. the 30 minutes ride on the small boat(2-3 passengers) is very smooth .The guide was excellent and the illumination by the Fireflies was very interesting.

1  Thank IlanTtravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spending your night time with the informative and entertaining tour guide and paddler completed my night experience together with the fireflies. The food serves us a buffet style gives us the right moment to experience and enjoy the night.

1  Thank caringkarren
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have not seen a firefly ever not until this trip. They are very organized and doing the tour makes you one with nature. The tour guides are very informative too! They have a lot of stories to tell that will make the tour interactive.

1  Thank Charls059
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was great to see the fireflies light up at the same time, also, our tour guide and boat paddler is really informative and entertaining. Other than that, there's nothing special about this tour. The buffet dinner that comes with the tour (restaurant is within...More

1  Thank cxLean_1223
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place was spectacular. It was nice (but scary at the same time haha) boating around the Iwahig River in a full moon night. The boatman was also entertaining and knowledgeable which made the boat ride excellent. I recommend this activity to all people visiting...More

1  Thank carinnasaldana
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is an ok trip. It is good to say you seen fire flies....but not really a WOW trip. You go off down the river and you see some twinkling lights in the trees...I thought a bit like you see lights on a Christmas tree...More

2  Thank DeanCannock
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've beed to several must-see destinations all over the Philippines but this activity is highly recommended! Photos won't do justice on how mesmerizing the fireflies were. It's like a scene straight out from a disney movie! Tip: you don't have to avail of those expensive...More

2  Thank Kent L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its the most beautiful thing ever - almost magic. The fireflies light us as pretty fairy lights as you call out to them.. This is followed by a hot dinner on a floating hotel... A must do!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When we arrived at 6pm there were many tourists already. Too many mosquitos thats why we bought and applied insect repellent. Our group number in line was 33, while waiting our tour guide told us to eat dinner first and helped us to find seats....More

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11 August 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.
28 July 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.