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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Iwahig Firefly Watching Mangrove Eco-Tourism & Wildlife Park: An Amazing Experience

Straight from Iwahig Penal Farm, we went straight to Iwahig Firefly Watching Mangrove Eco-Tourism & Wildlife Park.

iwahig firefly watching mangrove
We arrived there too early.  The first batch doesn't start until 7 pm and we were there at around 5:30 pm.  Although we wanted to eat, there was no restaurant nearby so we just waited.  Thus, it is recommended that you hire a tricycle or van to bring you to this place and back to the city.  A tricycle rental costs 600 php.

iwahig firefly watching mangrove
Good thing they have free WiFi. 

iwahig firefly watching mangrove
In case you ant to make reservations, here's the details.

iwahig firefly watching mangrove
Those are the bancas (boat) you will ride on.  Rental is 600 per boat per tour.  You will be given a hat and a life jacket. 

iwahig firefly watching mangrove
As soon as it was dark, the tour started.  We were the second banca to go.  There's only the two of us and two guides.  They give a background about the mangrove and fireflies.

iwahig firefly watching mangrove
We were amazed at how beautiful the glowing fireflies were.  They were spread throughout the mangroves.  The guides have a red flashlight to which the fireflies react on. 

iwahig firefly watching mangrove
We had so many attempts to capture them while the boat was moving but we couldn't.  This is the best photo we got.

We Travel Tripsters highly recommend that you to try this amazing experience!

Iwahig Firefly Watching Mangrove Eco-Tourism & Wildlife Park
Address Km.20, South National Hi-Way, Brgy. Iwahig, Puerto Princesa 
Palawan, Philippines
Budget 600/boat Iwahig Firefly Watching Mangrove Eco-Tourism & Wildlife Park Map
Payment Options Cash

Operating Hours Monday to Sunday:
7pm-8pm
Reservation Required No (highly encouraged)
Contact (0916) 780-9118
(0929) 616-5990