Published: April 24th 2007April 24th 2007
Just thought that I could share this itinerary for Palawan. Enjoy your trip!
PUERTO PRINCESA, PALAWAN
Always touted as the last frontier of the Philippines, the island province of Palawan holds true to that reputation. This area is considered as one of the few dream destinations for many seasoned and would-be travelers. With more than a thousand islands, islets, cays and shoals and matched by impressive limestone cliffs, excellent coral reefs, cultures and other interesting natural treasures, I recommend that you allot at least three to four days of your entire lifetime to visit the attractions in Palawan.
For a great taste of the destination, you can try this already-proven itinerary.
6:00 A.M. ETD Manila
7:00 A.M. ETA Puerto Princesa City
Take a tricycle or get to a service vehicle
Check-in Hotel or Lodging House
After Breakfast Hire a tricycle or a service vehicle for a city tour
Visit the following:
This is a private lot that was converted into a butterfly farm where one
can see butterflies in all stages of their lives. Adult butterflies flutter
about in a landscaped garden where tourists can freely walk.
Iwahig Penal Colony
This is actually a prison area where the inmates are given the chance to
become farmers and workers in the sprawling land. A visitor can buy
handicrafts made by the prisoners.
A different kind of farm where crocodiles are kept in captivity to help their
species survive in the Philippines. More than 500 crocodiles call this home.
Visitors can see the skeleton of a huge man-eater that gobbled up
people in the past. They will also be given lectures on the ecological
importance of crocodiles and later, made to walk on steel boardwalks
located on top of crocodile pens. Have some pesos ready for a photo
opportunity while holding a baby croc and buying some souvenir items
make of crocodile teeth.
Late P.M. Back to Accommodation
Dinner (Accommodation or city restaurant)
Recommended: Kaluis, Kinabuch, Kamarikutan
Early A.M. Proceed to Honda Bay by hired tricycle or service vehicle (must have
Honda Bay is one of the must-visit destinations in Puerto Princesa. It has
numerous small islands that are usually ringed by white sands. Get ready
to have tanned skin under the sun while having the time of your life
swimming, snorkeling and sun bathing.
Whole Day Island Hopping
Any other island in the area
Late P.M. Back to city proper
7:00 A.M. Proceed to Sabang for a visit to St. Paul Subterranean River National Park
(okay, Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park). Either hire an
FX or service vehicle.
10:00 A.M. ETA Sabang
Transfer to a boat
10:30 A.M. ETA Park
Wait for your turn to explore the cave by boat
Lunch at the park area
2:00 P.M. Exploration should be finished by this time
Take boat back to Sabang
2:30 P.M. ETD Sabang
5:00 P.M. ETA city proper
Early A.M. Panic Shopping
Hire a tricycle and visit the souvenir stores in the city
Actually, there is an easy way - you can buy a lot of items at the
souvenir shop beside the airport. You can do this after you have checked-
in and while waiting for your flight.
11:00 A.M. ETD Puerto Princesa City
12:00 NN ETA Manila
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