Puerto Princesa Underground River

Puerto Princesa Underground River

Puerto Princesa Underground River
4.5
Bodies of Water • National Parks • Caverns & Caves
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Mobile691288
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Our tour guide was friendly and helpful, especially when I wanted to open my bag to get water and she said the monkeys would beat me to it! Fun, educational tour.
Written 26 September 2022
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G2Kpauly
Melbourne, Australia1,604 contributions
Friends
I really enjoyed this underwater river cave tour. The boat paddler was good and showed us all the good sights as the recording was telling us about all the interesting things to look at. The audio guide was enjoyable and informative. This cafe is pretty cool and a must see in Palawan!
Written 15 August 2022
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odehja
San Fernando, Philippines49 contributions
Family
The place good but the stores not right what they say if no explanation much better the trip was good and my kids happy from the
Written 31 July 2022
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Rhino R
9 contributions
Using an audio device is very efficient and quite useful for all sort of visitors where the language could be chosen, foreigners would love to visit and would feel very welcomed in that kind of scheme
Written 13 July 2022
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ColeMK
Antipolo City, Philippines10 contributions
Fun! There's also a scientific explanation about the cave. I'm also very impressed that the boat paddler is very precise in paddling and that they can avoid crashing on narrow passages. I highly recommend everyone that plans to go to Palawan to visit the Underground River.
Written 17 June 2022
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pestman
New Jersey373 contributions
This National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the new natural wonders of the world.

Getting there requires a 1.5 hour van ride from Puerto Princesa then a 20 minute boat ride to get to the cove where the cave is located then an outrigger ride for 30-45 minutes to navigate the underground river. Each outrigger can carry 8-9 passengers.

The boatmen are very knowledgeable about the cave and knows their way around it even in complete darkness. We felt totatlly safe with our boatman and had a great time learning from everything he was telling us.

Word of warning to travellers who are very sensitive to smells. The cave smells of bat guano and pee. It isn't too overpowering but it definitely permeates the cave so be aware of that. Also, if you are afraid of the dark or riding on small boats/outriggers, this is not the tour for you. There is no getting out/off the outrigger for the entire 30-45 minutes that you are inside the cave.

The other drawback is the long ride from Puerto Princesa and there's also not a lot of shade while you wait for the boat ride to the cove where the cave is.

Wear flip flops or sandals as you'll get your feet wet getting off and on the banca (boat).
Written 1 June 2022
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Christina H
Pasig, Philippines67 contributions
Don’t leave Puerto Princesa without experiencing the Underground River Tour. There are no words to describe the awesome experience, truly a wonder of nature. You will be provided with an audio guide as noise is prohibited inside the cave. Boat ride takes about 40 minutes. Hard hat will be provided as protection for possible bat poops & drops of water from the ceiling. Keep your belongings close to your body during the tour & even on the way to the cave as there are monkeys all around.
Written 19 May 2022
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JILLIAN D
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The famous underground river in Puerto Princesa. In the cave I enjoy to seeing the the jaw dropping cave formations in every spot, in the cave you’ll see the limestone and pristine waters. There are many species specially bats. I enjoy the tour because of kuya who that gives us information about the rock formation and some facts and jokes by our tour guide. It was a great experience inside and I will visit again.
Written 26 May 2021
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Elena Ciocan
Timisoara, Romania1,725 contributions
This was an absolutely perfect experience! The place is stunning and everything is well organized. The boat tours are safe and informative. We went with organized trip from the hotel. Little did we know when they warned us about the bat drops that they can indeed be so dangerous :)
Written 28 January 2021
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Timothy C
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Couples
The boat ride was cool. Keep an open mind about lunch. It might not be for you if you're not adventurous.
Written 20 December 2020
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