Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village, Puerto Princesa

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Encounter a preserved world of indigenous Palawan traditions set within a leafy butterfly enclosure at Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village. Supporting the local village and developing an established colony of southeast Asian butterflies, the gardens also house a small collection of crocodile, scorpion and lizard. Tread leafy paths surrounded by thick tropical foliage, looking out for brightly colored butterflies and learning their life cycle. Next, immerse yourself in Palaw'an tribe culture, with their blow dart display and tour of daily village life. Browse hand made tribal craft, proceeds of which support the project and people living here. Arrange to visit Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village and other attractions in Puerto Princesa using our Puerto Princesa itinerary maker.
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  • Very small preserve for butterfly habitat but very educational. The tour guide is very knowledgeable and quite funny. Good place for picture taking.  more »
  • educational for kids, they get to touch scorpions and stick insect that is amazing! the tour guide is very informative and motivates the kids to appreciate everything. I am a hog farmer and I tried to...  more »
  • it was amazing since the butterfly garden was so near the place we were staying. it's just good to appreciate the beauty of nature present in the location.  more »
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  • Always love butterfly gardens and this one was good. The tribal village was very nice as well. I happily bought some needed gifts and souvenirs. The caged animals were not attractive and really took away from the experience, even if they were 'rescued' , otherwise five stars.
  • We absolutely loved this place! Good for grown ups as well. Besides the butterflies and Tribal experience (their handicrafts are highly recommended as souvenirs as they are both authentic and support directly the Tribal people) there are also "petting" exhibits of giant millipede, stick insect, specially bred Gecko and even a giant Indonesian scorpion!
  • Butterflies, insects and animals are very interesting. In the tribal village I got to have a large snake wrapped around me.
  • I love the place because you can interact with nature. This place is good for toddlers or even young at heart. They have a special place for Palaw'an, a native of Province of Palawan. Visitor's can take a peek of their humble lifetyle.
  • The butterfly exhibit is ok but do come for the Palaw'an blowgun demonstration.