Puerto Princesa City Tour with Iwahig Penal Farm

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  • Half Day
  • Private Tour

Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm is an interesting attraction in Puerto Princesa City. Established during the American occupation, it was originally a place of exile for offenders during the Spanish regime.

Today, the facility allows inmates to live, work, and move freely. Under the supervision of Col. John R. White, the prison became a successful settlement with a merit system and vocational activities such as farming, fishing, forestry, carpentry, and hospital paramedical work.

Inmates can choose their own vocational activities and are required to reimburse expenditures incurred for their maintenance and that of their families out of the products of their farms. Upon their release from the colony, they receive whatever amount of money they have credited in their favor, after deducting their obligations.


Meet at the hotel and depart for a 3-hour sightseeing tour of Puerto Princesa city.
Drive along Rizal Avenue and pass by the City Hall and Baywalk. Visit the Immaculate Conception Cathedral and the Plaza Cuartel, a restored ruin of a Japanese military base built during World War II.
Next, head to the St. Monica area, where you can visit either the Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center (formerly known as Crocodile Farm) or the Palawan Butterfly Garden.
After that, continue on to Mitra’s Ranch for a panoramic view of Puerto Princesa, and then visit Baker’s Hill to enjoy the beautiful garden landscape and taste some local delicacies.
Finally, head to Iwahig Penal Farm to visit the recreation hall and learn about the education and vocational training programs offered to the inmates. After the tour, return to your hotel.

  • Highlights
  • Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm is a correctional facility in Puerto Princesa, where inmates live, work and move freely.
    Immaculate Conception Cathedral: Located in the heart of Puerto Princesa, this beautiful Catholic cathedral is known for its impressive architecture and peaceful ambiance.
    Plaza Cuartel: Once a World War II garrison, this historic site has been transformed into a public park and memorial to honor the soldiers who lost their lives during the war.
    Palawan Rescue and Conservation Centre: This center is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of endangered species, particularly the Philippine crocodile and other native animals.
    Butterfly Farm: A lovely attraction that allows visitors to learn about different species of butterflies and their life cycles, all while walking through a beautiful garden filled with colorful flowers.
    Baker’s Hill: A popular tourist destination known for its delicious baked goods and picturesque surroundings. Visitors can enjoy a variety of sweet treats while strolling through the hill's beautifully landscaped gardens.
  • Includes
  • Transfer by private van
    Entry Fees
    English speaking guide
Booking notes

The price provided is intended as a guideline and is based on a private tour for a minimum of six people. Please feel free to contact us for a personalized quote.

Visiting Iwahig Penal Farm can be a unique and educational experience. However, it is important to exercise caution and follow all rules and regulations during the visit to ensure the safety of both visitors and inmates.


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