- Access to Palawan City Sightseeing Tour
- Hotel transfer (only within Puerto Princesa City)
- Van transportation for duration of the tour
- Highlights / Activities include:
- Bakers Hill
- Mitra Ranch
- Souvenir Shopping
- Historical Plaza Cuartel
- Crocodile Farm (optional)
- The minimum booking for this tour is 2 pax
- Please contact the operator at least three (3) days before to schedule your trip
- Contact information will be provided in your e-Ticket
- FREE for children under two (2) years old
- Children over eight (8) years old share the same rates as adults
- Surcharge applies for hotel pickup outside Puerto Princesa City
- This is a small group tour with other tourists in a van
- Meals are NOT included in this tour
PALAWAN CITY SIGHTSEEING TOUR
Puerto Princesa, the capital of Palawan, is an ideal gateway to an amazing adventure for your Palawan trip. Although an urbanized city, Puerto Princesa occupies a solid landmass of verdant forest, high mountain areas, and scenic coastlines. What better way to spend your time in the Philippines with this Palawan City Sightseeing Tour?
As the name implies, Baker’s Hill got its name from the bakers found on said hill. Pegged as a theme park for bakers to flaunt their expertise and creations, it’s also known to many as a place to buy hopia, a Philippine bean-filled moon cake-like pastry. Amazingly, the bakers and their crafts can be found at the front part of Baker’s Hill and probably the pizza parlor inside its vicinity. But it’s also more than just its food offerings as a bakery – Baker’s Hill also features a mini-zoo, coffee bar, and a small village surrounded by iconic figures from Bugs Bunny, Shrek, to the legendary Marilyn Monroe.
Owned by the family of the late Senator Ramon Mitra and located in Sta Monica Heights, this piece of paradise offers a stunning view of Puerto Princesa City. On the top of the hill of Mitra’s Ranch lies a viewdeck that is open to anyone for a great relaxation while enjoying the scenery. Several activities can be done here such as horseback riding, ziplining, trampoline jumping, and skywalking. If you’d like, you could also take aesthetic pictures that capture the rustic charm inside Mitra’s Mansion. Do note that entering the mansion comes with an entrance fee and footwear is not allowed inside.
No trip to Puerto Princesa is complete without pasalubong (souvenirs) for the people back home who missed all the fun. But aside from that, a pasalubong can also be something you take home and eat after the trip, or it can also be a trinket that serves as a testament that you have explored a place you haven’t before. Whatever your reasons are for buying pasalubong, there’s plenty of them for you to discover while shopping for them in Puerto Princesa.
The City Baywalk of Puerto Princesa is a long stretch of promenade, well paved walkway right beside the bay. While taking a stroll along the walkway lined with palm trees, some flowers and lamp posts, you can enjoy the relaxing view of the bay. Just a few steps away from the promenade are lines of food carts selling cold drinks, various street food. It’s a nice walkway to enjoy the cool breeze while taking in the view of the City Baywalk’s surroundings.
Historical Plaza Cuartel
While Plaza Cuartel may look like an ordinary city park with concrete pavements, towering trees and benches, the ruins of an old garrison and tunnels are proof of its grim past, the Palawan Massacre. The tunnels were where 150 American prisoners of war were kept during World War II. But on December 14, 1944, the Japanese decided to kill them all by burning them alive. Many perished but eleven prisoners were able to survive and escape the mass execution. Today, Plaza Cuartel commemorates both the survivors and the fallen servicemen during this bleak page in history.
Puerto Princesa Cathedral
The Immaculate Conception Cathedral or Puerto Princesa Cathedral in Puerto Princesa is probably one of the grandest and most breathtaking Roman Catholic religious edifices in the city, if not in the whole Palawan. This cathedral is a historical landmark where Puerto Princesa’s first mass was held in 1872. At that time, the Spanish expedition also proclaimed that the Immaculate Conception of Mary is the patroness of Puerto Princesa. Painted light blue, the cathedral has pointed symmetrical arches redolent of Gothic architecture. This cathedral houses some of the finest examples of wood carvings found on the island, which were made by the craftsmen in the Iwahig Penal Colony.
Palawan Crocodile Farm (optional)
The Crocodile Farming Institute or Palawan Crocodile Farm is now known as Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center. Whatever the place will be called, one thing is for sure, it is the place where the rescued creatures are placed. It mainly serves as a hatching area for endangered crocodile species. Nonetheless, many other wildlife are housed inside the center. Don’t forget to say hi when you meet Mac Mac, the biggest crocodile who is the biggest crocodile in the center and Puerto Princesa, with his own special pond reserved for him.