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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  • We were there just for time for the indiginuous show to begin. At first I thought it would be boring we found it actually very interesting and exciting. We could hear their music, touch their pets (al...  more »
  • This is a pretty small place but for just a minimal entrance fee, visitors will automatically be greeted by guides upon entering the garden. Aside from the butterflies, they also feature other local a...  more »
  • Since the weather hadn't been great for the rainy season, we decided to come here for something to do. It wasn't bad, but the tour was too fast. The woman took us through to show the different insects...  more »
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  • The tour guides are very accommodating. The place is good for site seeing. There are few insects and animals. You also get to meet the locals here. BTW there is an entrance fee.
  • 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.
  • Nice place with nice animals. You can enjoy it for only 50 pesos. It was great!
  • 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.

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