Sunday, June 14, 2009


JD Travel & Tours
San Miguel, National Highway
Puerto Princesa City
Palawan, Philippines

Regular Tour Package Rates:

City Tour-PhP 600/pax
Island Hopping-PhP 1100/pax
Underground River-PhP 1500/pax


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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Safari in Palawan

Calauit Safari Park

April 08, 2009

Tourism in Palawan will take on a new high as the Provincial Government of Palawan lays the groundwork for the transformation of the Calauit Game Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary in Busuanga to the Calauit Safari Park. Executive Order 722 signed by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo last December 12, 2008 paved the way for the transfer of the management of the sanctuary from the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development to the Provincial Government of Palawan and renaming it as the Calauit Safari Park. The ceremonial turnover of the Calauit management was held last March 23 with Gov. Joel T. Reyes receiving the documents on the sanctuary from PCSDS Executive Director Romeo Dorado and CENRO Felizardo Cayatoc. Also present in the ceremony was Busuanga Mayor Samuel de Jesus.

In his message, Gov. Reyes conveyed his gratitude to President Arroyo for approving the proposal of the Provincial Government converting the sanctuary into a park and paving the way for its development into an ecotourism destination. “This is part of our vision for Calauit and I’m glad that the President has given me the opportunity to implement the blueprint of the Calauit Safari Park in the last year of my third term as Governor of the province,” Gov. Reyes explained. He added that the the provincial government aims to infuse additional funds for the development of the park in partnership with the private sector particularly with a group which has the expertise to carry out the vision for the Calauit Safari Park, as a primary ecotourism destination offering great outdoor adventure with exotic animals like the giraffe, zebra, gazelle along with Palawan’s endemic animals like the Palawan mouse deer, the Calamian deer not only in the country but also in Asia. “Calauit has great tourism potentials as a haven for man and animals,” says the Governor.

During the turnover ceremony, Gov. Reyes assured the existing personnel who have been taking care of the animals and the Calauit island that they will remain in their jobs. In fact the 34 Calauit employees already signed their new job contracts with the Provincial Government right after the turnover ceremony. Meanwhile, the governor also instructed the Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator and other provincial officials to meet with the local officials of Busuanga to discuss and lay down the policies and guidelines toward the effective operation and management of the Park.

In line with this development, Gov. Reyes ordered the initial improvements in the park to commence next month. This includes the construction of a reception hall and briefing area, guest waiting area and perimeter fence, floating wharf at Sitio Macalachao, power house, rehabilitation of employee’s quarters and reshaping of Calauit Road.

So, animal lovers and those looking for an exciting adventure can now anticipate an authentic safari experience at the Calauit Safari park.

source: Palawan provincial tourism

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Visit Puerto Princesa City

The City is known as the Eco-Toursim Sports Capital and the Cleanest and Greenest City in the country. It has a diverse faura and fauna that is being protected and continually being monitored by the local government yet it offers a variety of opportunity for sports enthusiasts from all walks of life. There are local and international game events regularly hosted in Puerto Princesa. A year-round events and activities are also in placed with the coordination of the City and the Provincial Governments.

As a tourist destination, the City can offer you exciting places such as the world-famous St. Paul Subterranean Park, the Iwahig Penal Farm (Prison without Walls), Crocodile Farm, Mitra Hill Farm, Baker's Hill, Honda Bay, watching Fireflies, mangroove-river tour and other exciting places to see. Few hours away from the City you can find the El Nido Resorts, Tubattaha Reefs, Tabon Cave and the Caliamanes Islands-home of the famous Ammanpulo Resort. Palawan and Puerto Princesa simply have more to share with you. So make our place a part of your destination by availing of our tour offers and you can help save mother earth too

Suggested Tour Schedule:

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park "Underground River"

06:00 - 06:30 am Preparation/Assembly Time
06:30 - 09:00 am Depart Hotel (approx. travel time to Sabang Wharf)
09:00 - 09:30 am Boat ride arrangements
09:30 - 10:00 am Boat ride to Underground River
10:30 - 12:00 pm Boat Tour (1.5km) inside Underground River
12:00 - 01:00 pm Lunch at the Park Ground0
1:00 - 01:30 Boat ride back to Sabang Wharf0
2:00 - 03:30 Mangrove Paddle Boat Tour
04:00 - 06:30 Depart Sabang Wharf for downtown Puerto Princesa)

City Tour

01:00 - 01:30 pm Crocodile Farm
02:00 - 02:30 pm Iwahig Prison & Penal Farm (shop souvenir items)
03:00 - 03:15 pm Mitra's Ranch
03:20 - 03:45 pm Baker's Hill
04:00 - 04:15 pm Butterfly Garden (optional)
04:30 - 05:00 pm Palawan Museum (optional)
05:00 - 05:30 pm Public Market (optional)
05:35 - 06:00 pm Eulalia Park / Rizal Park /Plaza Cuartel / Cathedral
06:05 - 06:30 pm Sea Port / Baywalk
06:30 - 8:00 pm service during dinner(badjao seafront/kalui/kinabuch/etc.)

Island Hopping (land transpo to Sta. Lourdes / vice versa)

07:00 - 07:30 am Depart for Sta. Lourdes Wharf
08:30 - 04:00 pm Island hopping / Lunch / swim, snorkel
04:30 - 05:00 pm Back to Sta. Lourdes Wharf / hotel

Firefly Watching

05:00 - 05:30 pm Departs downtown for Iwahig River
06:00 - 11:00 pm Firefly watching (Iwahig River on board Iwahig Ferry)

Daytime Mangroove Cruising (San Carlos Floating Restaurant)

Features: 3-4hrs of river cruising with lectures, tribal music/dance entertainment, exotic and indigenous foods

Dolphin Watching

5:30 - 05:45 am Assembly / Hotel to Port Area
6:00 - 10:00 am Travel time (45minutes) /Dolphin watching
10:00 - 10:15 am Port Area to hotel

Night Swimming at the Sta. Lourdes Hot Spring
7:00 - 10:00 pm Travel / Swimming

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Mt. Biking in Puerto Princesa City

Cycling is gaining much popularity among Puerto Princesans. Cyclists of all ages can be seen around with their Mt. Bikes and they have the option to go on either road biking or trailbiking. For those who want more challenge, an extreme downhill course awaits nearby. There are also some Mt. Bikes for rent around but its better if you will bring your own bike for your own safety and comfort. For the trailbikers we have cross country trails with river crossing. A moderate downhill trail is also available nearby. And for those who just want to ride and cruise around, nearby one can find sceneric spots in the city. Professional bikers can be hired to guide you on the different trails for your enjoyment.

Monday, February 23, 2009

St. Paul Subterranean River-No.1

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Other sites to enjoy in the area: Sabang beach, the 2km Monkey/Jungle trail, boating along the mangrooves, cave exploration, hiking to a nearby falls and seeing the various resorts, etc.

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