Underground River Private Tour

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  • Cancel up to 48 hours
  • Full Day
  • Private Tour

For a truly unique and personalized travel experience, we highly recommend exploring the breathtaking beauty of Puerto Princesa’s Underground River with the assistance of a private guide and vehicle. With your own private guide, you can enjoy a customized itinerary that suits your interests, preferences, and travel pace. Your guide will be dedicated solely to you and your group, providing you with valuable insights, tips, and recommendations about the area’s history, culture, and natural wonders.

Having a private vehicle at your disposal also means that you can explore the Underground River at your own leisurely pace, without having to worry about transportation schedules or crowded vans. You can easily stop along the way to take photos, admire the stunning scenery, or explore nearby attractions, ensuring that your visit is both enjoyable and memorable.


Meet your tour guide at the hotel and drive north for about 2 hours to Sabang. Upon arrival, proceed to the registration area and wait for your assigned boat.
Take a short boat ride to the entrance of Underground River National Park then board a park-operated canoe equipped with a searchlight and head down the Underground River.
Marvel at the breathtaking formations of stalactites and stalagmites during the 1.5-kilometer cruise.
Return to the pier and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Drive back to Puerto Princesa. If time permits, experience an exciting zipline.

  • Highlights
  • Featuring one of the world's most impressive cave systems and the longest navigable underground river, Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is an awe-inspiring wonder that has earned the titles of New 7 Wonders of the World and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    Sabang Beach is a picturesque and tranquil stretch of sand located on the west coast of Palawan Island, near the Underground River. This idyllic beach is surrounded by verdant hills, creating a serene and relaxing atmosphere that is perfect for unwinding and soaking up the tropical beauty of the region.
  • Includes
  • Hotel pick up/ drop off (within Puerto Princesa city center)
    Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
    Transfer by motorised bangka from Sabang wharf to Underground river
    1.5 kilometers cave exploration by shared canoe
    Lunch at a local restaurant
    English speaking guide
  • Drinks
    Zipline (optional activity)
    Environmental fees (PHP 150 per person)
Booking notes

Please note that the Underground River tour is subject to weather conditions, and the park may be closed at any time due to excessive rain or rough seas. The safety of visitors is of utmost importance, and the park management reserves the right to cancel or postpone tours in the event of adverse weather conditions. In case of inclement weather, we offer the option to reschedule the tour for another day. If rescheduling is not possible, you will receive a full refund. If the weather suddenly changes en route and we have to cancel the tour halfway through, you will receive a partial refund proportional to the remaining part of the tour that was not completed

The Underground River in Puerto Princesa is an incredible natural wonder that attracts visitors from all over the world. To explore this amazing cave system, we offer a 1.5 km cruise upstream into the cave. To minimize the impact on the environment, we organize this trip with a shared boat. Additionally, please be reminded that the park has a "no touching" policy for the rock formations, to preserve the natural beauty of the cave.

The closing time for visiting the Underground River is usually at 2:00 pm. However, in case of unfavorable sea conditions, the closing time may be set earlier for safety reasons. To make the most of your visit, it is advisable to reach Sabang no later than 10:00 am.

It's a good idea to bring appropriate clothing and footwear for the tour, as the boat ride can be wet.

After your tour of the Underground River in Sabang, you may want to continue your adventure to El Nido. For a hassle-free transfer experience, a private transfer can be arranged at an additional cost.

All last-minute bookings (made on the same day or 3 days before the tour) must be made by phone or email only.

From:  2,450.00

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