Plan Overview

Puerto Princesa's Underground River is truly a wonder to behold. Spanning more than eight kilometers long, it is regarded as the longest navigable underground river in the world. It is part of the larger Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, a protected area which is also home to a magnificent sophisticated cave system that is teeming with spectacular limestone and karst formations as well as a rich and diverse forest formation filled with a variety of flora and fauna. Such is its natural beauty that it has been creating waves on the international tourism radar. In 1999, the park was hailed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Meanwhile, in 2011, the underground river was named as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, making it the pride of—not only Puerto Princesa—but also the entire Philippines. If you're heeding your wanderlust and are planning to see this natural wonder soon, you may want to skip a DIY trip since it's a chore. Not only do you need to secure a visitor entry permit from the Puerto Princesa Underground River Office prior to your tour, but you also have to endure the commute from the city proper to Sabang, which is about three hours away. There is also a limit to the number of visitors to the underground river per day, so if you weren't able to go there early, then you probably won't make the cut. If you want to avoid these hassles, you can always book the Underground River Tour with Environmental Fee. For a budget-friendly price, you will get a packaged tour of the underground river, featuring inclusions that will cover your transportation, meals, and the necessary permits. For a DIY tour, you need to take a bus or van to Sabang. Sometimes, modes of transportation like these are hard to come by, and when they do arrive, you will have to wait for them to be filled up before it leaves. With this tour, you can say goodbye to commuting blues. No need to wait or queue because an air-conditioned van will pick you up from your hotel of choice in Puerto Princesa's city proper. You'll get to Sabang in about two to three hours depending on the traffic. Also, during a DIY tour, you'll need to visit the Puerto Princesa Underground River tourist office to pay for all the required fees and rent a boat for the tour. Now, there's no need for you to queue with other tourists since this tour package will already cover the entrance fee, the environmental fee, and the boat transfers. The required audio device is also already included. The Underground River tour usually takes about 45 minutes. With the help of the licensed tour guide, which is also covered by the package, you'll not only get to see the beauty of this natural wonder through your own eyes, but you'll also be more knowledgeable about it. An added treat for this tour that you usually won't find with other providers is the buffet lunch inclusion. After a draining Underground River tour, replenish your energy with this sumptuous meal.

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Location

SJD Building, Puerto Princesa North Road, Barangay San Pedro, Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines 5300