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How to Spend 2 Days in Puerto Princesa

How to Spend 2 Days in Puerto Princesa

Two days in Puerto Princesa gives you time to tick off the colonial city sights, visit a couple of beaches, and check out Puerto Princesa’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the most impressive cave networks in the world. Here are a few tips on how to spend 48 hours in PP. 

Day 1: Premium Puerto Princesa

**Morning:**Kick-start your time in Puerto Princesa with a city tour that reveals highlights such as the Immaculate Conception Cathedral and hilltop Mitra’s Ranch. Top picks for nature lovers include the butterfly garden and wildlife-rescue center. 

**Afternoon:**Spend the afternoon doing what Palawan is famous for: sunbathing and swimming. Either relax on the white sands of Honda Bay or opt for an afternoon island-hopping tour, which typically include a barbecue buffet on the beach and time to snorkel at uninhabited islands. 

**Night:**After a busy day, spend the evening feasting on classic Filipino cuisine at a restaurant in the city. Recommended dishes includelechon (roasted suckling pig served with crackling) and freshly caught seafood. 

Day 2: Going Underground

**Morning:**Rise early and head straight to the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River. Options for visiting this natural wonder are plentiful but usually include round-trip hotel transfers and a boat ride into the underground caverns; optional upgrades such as ziplining are a common feature of day trips.  

**Afternoon:**After visiting the underground river, some tours make a stop at the lesser-known village of Sabang, where a white-sand beach sees far fewer crowds than those of Puerto Princesa and El Nido. If taking a private, custom tour, consider adding this hidden gem to your itinerary. 

**Night:**Underground-river tours typically return to Puerto Princesa in the late afternoon, giving you time to enjoy one final activity: a firefly-watching cruise. Set sail on the mangroves after sunset and see a natural light show orchestrated by hundreds of fireflies. Most packages include dinner and transfers for maximum convenience. 

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Underground River Day Trip from Puerto Princesa City

Underground River Day Trip from Puerto Princesa City

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Visit the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, and paddle down the Puerto Princesa Underground River on this 8-hour tour. This underground river is one of the longest underground rivers in the world. Board a boat at the mouth of the cave at Sabang Wharf, and stop at the Buenavista viewpoint for views of the Ulugan Bay. You can also choose to upgrade to include a group or private trip to a ziplining experience at Ugong Rock Adventure Zipline and Spelunking.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.98
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Firefly Watching Tour with Dinner in Puerto Princesa

Firefly Watching Tour with Dinner in Puerto Princesa

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Bring the perfect day to the perfect conclusion on a river cruise accompanied by sparkling fireflies and twinkling stars. There’s no need to worry which river to pick, or where conditions are best: your veteran tour guide chooses between the Iwahig River or Sicsican River to ensure the best experience. Finally, relax over dinner, either on the boat or at a nearby restaurant, before your transport drops you home.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Shared Puerto Princesa Bay Cruise with Dinner and Fireflies Watching

Shared Puerto Princesa Bay Cruise with Dinner and Fireflies Watching

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Experience the magic of Puerto Princesa Bay by night on this evening tour. First, enjoy a romantic dinner aboard a floating restaurant in the bay, as you watch the sunset along the coast. Then, cruise around the estuaries in a paddle boat beneath a canopy of glittering fireflies.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.45
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Shared Puerto Princesa Firefly Watching

Shared Puerto Princesa Firefly Watching

As night falls on Palawan’s Iwahig River, winged lights begin to glimmer and flicker in the mangroves: fireflies. Witness one of nature’s most gorgeous phenomena on this boat tour, with a friendly guide who’ll introduce the constellations, point out glowing plankton, and maybe even show you how to catch a firefly. To avoid a night drive, your package includes door-to-door transfers from Puerto Princesa hotels: Upgrade to add dinner.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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