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    Cheap Palawan Ecoutourism Package Tours for Protection of the Environment

    As Tutubi's homage to the late broadcaster-environmentalist Doc Gerry Ortega of Palawan, Tutubi's publishing this post on his 40th day, for the information of many people and visitors to Palawan, the 5 ecotourism projects Doc Gerry helped established as head of ABS-CBN Foundation.

    Note that unlike most tourism projects in the country, the 5 ecotourism sites in Palawan are all community-based sustainable tourism sites.

    The next time you visit Palawan, do try to consider checking them out, not too expensive tours that provide direct livelihood to people of the community and helps protect the environment.

    1. Bacungan River Cruise and Floating Restaurant in Puerto Princesa

    Location: Sitio San Carlos, five minutes away from the city proper

    A floating restaurant with meals while cruising along the Bacungan River and the 378-hectare mangrove swamp surrounding the river.

    Cost: PhP3,500.00 for 10 people (Add PhP80.00 if more than 10 people)
    Lunch: PhP150 to 200 per person
    Contact Person: Mrs. Emma Dacanay
    Contact Number: +63.907.973.0251

    2. Honda Bay Island-Hopping and Snorkeling

    Location: Dalubkaragatan in Pambato Reef.
    Community: Honda Bay Boat Owners Association Inc.,

    Tour Price: banca ride PhP1,500.00 for six people. (PhP250/pax in excess of 6 pax)
    Rental for snorkeling gear: PhP 100.00 (suggest you bring your own)
    Contact Number for reservations: +63.929.864.9255

    3. Iwahig River Firefly Watching and River Cruise

    Location: Iwahig River, 45 minutes south of Puerto Princesa city proper
    Community: Iwahig Community Ecotourism Association Inc.

    Tour Price: PhP600.00 per banca, good for three people.
    Contact Person: Nelia David +63.910.600.1686

    4. Ugong Rock Climb And Zipline

    Location: Brgy. Tagabinet, 2 hours away from the city proper, a few minutes from Sabang

    Length of zipline: 350 meters, about 2 minutes
    Price: PhP350.00
    Contact: Marivel Ocajada +63.930.862.2750; +63.918.755.8993

    5. Puerto Princesa Bay Dolphin And Whale Watching

    Seasonal tour from April to October (there could be tours during November to March but the waves caused by amihan may be too high and dangerous)

    Tour package price: PhP600.00/person, in groups of six or more
    Contact person: Jet Millare +63.918.755.8993

    Go ahead, try one or all of these cheap Palawan package tours and help preserve the beauty of Palawan!


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    posted by GingGoy @ 8:14 PM,


    At Mar 8, 2011, 1:03:00 AM, Blogger Photo Cache said...

    If I go home and get a chance I'd really would love to go to Palawan. It's my first choice (over Bora).

    At Mar 12, 2011, 3:04:00 PM, Anonymous Islandvacations said...

    I go with the environmentalists' world in condemning the killing of Doc Gerry. The projects he initiated are true legacies of a selfless man being killed by selfish people.

    At Jan 19, 2012, 2:56:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hi! I am currently looking for a Bohol and Palawan Tour Package for our company summer outing tentatively scheduled on March 30 or 31, 2012. Please include full board meals for 30-40 pax and itinerary. It would be better if you can also arrange airfare for us.

    You can email the quotation to


    Beigh Pamitangco


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