Thursday, August 25, 2011

Irawan Forest Canopy Zip Line

Irawan Eco Park, Palawan. Flora-Fauna and Watershed Area, Bgy. Irawan, 5300 Puerto Princesa City, Philippines: Check them out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ForestCanopyAdventure

They now also have a huge butterfly garden with a wonderful variety of them. We got rained out the day we went there, but I managed to take 1 shot of a lovely bluish hued one.
Lovely bluish butterfly at Irawan Eco Park and
Zip Line
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The Irawan Eco Park is located off the National Highway going south. It's 3,000 hectares of the Flora and Fauna Protected Area of the Irawan Watershed. You can also take in the Crocodile Farm while out in that area.

The Irawan Forest is one of my very favorites as it is accessible to non hiking persons like myself!  Even if you don't want to take the Zip lines, it's well worth a trip up to the Eco Park just to have a cup of coffee at the check in building and walk along the river.

You do always have to check in at the main building below the watershed, as the zipline is in a protected area and has checkpoints to go through to preserve the pristine beauty from spoilers!

They have a beginners run, 1/2 Kilometer and 1 full Kilometer run.  They opened the 1.3 Kilometer Zipline as well. It's a quick flight through the beautiful Irawan Forest and above its river.

They offer Carabao cart rides in the beautiful pristine forest as well. Inquire at the check in area.

Nice relaxing waiting area with a great view of Irawan forest.
Click the link below to view their packages and rates. https://www.facebook.com/ForestCanopyAdventure#!/notes/forest-canopy-adventure-irawan-zipline/irawan-canopy-zipline/182481545144082


This is the building where you check in. There is an Art Café which serves food as well.
This is the cafe area.

The reception area has lots of space to relax in while you are being checked in.
You can order coffe, buko juice and other refreshments.
This is where you end up after the 1/2 Kilometer ride and this also is the beginners run where you can take a short Zip to get the feel of the harness.

After you check in you are driven to the higher watershed area to be harnessed up and shown a map of where you will be flying through the trees.

Tree house where you land after the Zip line ride and the line to go off onto the beginners zip route.

This is where guests are given orientation, and are harnessed up and also given hard hats for safety.
Happy zip line guest!!

About:
Forest Canopy Adventure - Irawan Zipline is Asia's longest zipline at the 9meter level of Mt. Tagaod, Bgy. Irawan, Puerto Princesa City

The Zip line is located in the Puerto Princesa Watershed area. It's a pristine and beautifully relaxing area with the river running beside the park.  We like to go up there just to have coffee and enjoy the views and the walk along the clear clean waters of the river.