This century old light house sits on top of the tallest peak in the rock islands. The commanding view from the lighthouse looks down over Palau’s famous rock islands. While most of the rock islands are composed of vertical cliffs and tumbling boulders, the Light House trail was made accessible by Japanese engineers at the height of WWII. The now canopy covered trail was once an access road that delivered cannons and ammunition to the Japanese defensive effort. The song of the bush warbler has now replaced gunfire and the trail is now unquestionably the finest walk within the limestone rock islands. This is the best opportunity to explore Palau’s botanical and ornithological wonders in addition to the historical sites.
This full day tour also includes paddling through Fantasy Lake and Wood Swallow Bay. Soaring white tailed tropic birds dance overhead while Cockatoos and Eclectus Parrots dive for cover in these rarely visited bays. The shallow waters provide habitat for the incredibly shy Yellow Sea Horses and Scribbled Pipefish.
The grand finale of this tour is a magnificent drift snorkel at Lolita’s coral Gardens. Dominated by sun loving branching and table corals this gentle swim is packed with hordes of schooling damselfish, delicate bicolor angels, and the curious long nosed filefish.