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Friday, July 4, 2014

Day 1: Palawan City Tour, Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center

Another travel destination was recently checked on my bucket list. It was rainy when we arrived at Puerto Princesa early afternoon. We checked in at Go Hotels and it's free pick up from the airport. First thing I noticed was that the people in Palawan are very nice, kind and friendly.

We do malling while hoping the rain would stop and fortunately it did stop. Out first plan was to do City Tour. I recommend hiring tricycles if you are a solo traveler or in a small group. Puerto Princesa's main transportation is tricycles, no taxis in here. Outside Robinson's Mall, there are lots of tricycles, we negotiate drivers and agreed on Php 600.00 for city tour. That includes all city spots that Palawan Tourism offers.

Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center was our first destination. In here you can see the fossil and skin of the largest crocodile in the Philippines named Rio. After Rio died, another huge crocodile was captured and was named Lolong.

According to our tour guide, the reason Rio died was because of stress. We are prohibited to use camera flash when taking photos to crocodiles. 

They also have hatching area where small crocodiles can be seen. When making a bag made of crocodile skin, they don't use skin of a large crocodile because it hard, thick and difficult to sew. 

Palawan is also famous in selling crocodile meat. Most of restaurants in Puerto Princesa City serves crocodile sisig. A must try - it's very delicious!

After the tour, we allowed to take photos holding crocodiles. They are truly cold blooded - and heavy. Don't worry, it's mouth was sealed, it can't bite. Hope this crocodile wasn't stress.

They also have a huge zoo. Jungle type zoo because you need to walk yards by yards under the trees and green leaves before you can see another cage of different animals. 

Tour guides will not go with you if you tour on the jungle zoo. There are signage thou so don't worry, you won't get lost.

On the exit, you can find many souvenir shops. T shirts, key chains. fans, bags and many more for a very affordable price.

Here's the entrance fee. You need to pay the fees if you hired a tricycles for city tour. Other tour package includes the fees.

For Bookings and Reservation
Gulliver's 24/7 Travela nd Tour
2nd Floor Moraga Building, Rizal Avenue
Corner Lagan Street, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
Phone: (048) 723-3218 / 723-8649 / 434-8649

Individual Tour Packages

City Tour - 600.00/head
Honda Bay Island Hopping - 1,500/head
Underground River - 1,600/head

Optional Tours

Estrella Falls - 1,600/head
Dos Palmas - 1,840/head
Firefly Watching - 1,100/head
Kamia Bay - 1,600/head

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