Private day trip to Puerto Princesa's Underground River

Underground River Private Tour


From:  2,450.00

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  • Product Category
    Nature and wildlife
  • Activity Level Fairly Easy
  • Group Size Private
    Min 2 persons
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All about the Underground River Private Tour.

Enjoy a personalized experience with a private guide and private vehicle.

Travel from Puerto Princesa City to Sabang village passing through rural countryside and then hop on a canoe and explore the world longest navigable Underground River.

Puerto Princesa’s Subterranean River is one of the world’s most impressive cave systems hailed as one of the new 7 wonders of the world and listed as a UNESCO Heritage Site.

The park features spectacular limestone karst landscapes, pristine natural beauty, and intact old-growth forests and distinctive wildlife.


The cruise is about 1.5km upstream into the cave. In order to reduce the impact on the environment, we arrange this cruise with a shared boat.

It’s possible to proceed 4.3km into the underground river with a special permit at surcharge.


The surrounding rainforest is part of the Subterranean River National Park, and offers world-class hiking and birdwatching. With the private tour, you can get from Sabang wharf to the cave entrance by boat, or walk 5km via the Jungle Trail (also known as Monkey Trail). Jungle Trail is at surcharge.

Pick up and Drop off

Hotel pick up/ drop off is included if you stay in a hotel within Puerto Princesa city center or airport.

The standard pick up time is between 7.00am / 7.30am.  With the private tour, the pick up time is flexible and can be adjusted according to your flight details.

Cut off time for Underground River Cruise

The cut-off time for visiting the Underground River is usually at 2:00 pm. This can be set earlier if the sea conditions are not favorable (in the afternoon, the sea gets rough).  It’s advisable to reach Sabang not later than 10:00am.

Tour Highlights

  • Underground River
  • Sabang Beach
  • Zip Line (optional/at surcharge)

Recommended things to bring along: 

  • Passport or Id card must be presented during registration
  • Insect repellent
  • Flip-flops or sandals
  • Cash for personal expenses
  • Packable rain jacket or poncho (just in case of rain)
  • Waterproof roll-top dry bag
  • Drinking water

Best time to go

The best time to visit the Underground River is the dry season from October to May however it is possible to visit Underground River all year round.

Transfer to El Nido or Port Barton after the tour

A private transfer from Sabang to El Nido or Port Barton, can be arranged at surcharge. Please contact us for a quote

Weather Conditions

Please be informed that this tour is subject to weather conditions. The park can be closed anytime due to excessive rain or rough seas.

When there’s inclement weather and you are not able to reschedule this trip for another day, then you will receive a full refund.

If weather suddenly changes on the way and we have to cancel the tour midway, you will receive a partial refund.

Last Minute Bookings

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

Inclusions and Exclusions
What's included in the price?Items that are included
  • 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
Not included in the priceitems that are not included
  • Drinks
  • Zip Line
  • Environmental fees (PHP 150 per person)
  1. Underground River Pick up from your hotel at 7:00 am

    Meet the guide and the hotel and travel north to Sabang for about 2hrs.

    Upon arrival proceed to the registration area at the wharf and wait for your assigned boat. When it’s your turn take a short boat ride to the entrance of the Underground River National Park. Then hop on a park-operated canoe equipped with a search light, and wind your way down the Underground River. During the 1.5 kilometer cruise, you will see stunning formations of stalactites and stalagmites.

    Return to the wharf for lunch at a local restaurant. Head back to Puerto Princesa. If time permits experience a thrilling Zip Line  (optional activity not included in the price).

For Ugong Rock Zipline  additional ₱ 700 per person.

Its main treat is a climb into the caves inner sanctum of ancient stalactites and up to the summit view deck for an exhilarating plunge down to a 350-meter zip line of pure adrenaline rush!

If your tour is canceled, we will rebook you on the next available tour. If you cannot postone your trip, then you can request a full refund or rebook on an alternate tour of the same value.

Note that a tour may be canceled within 30 minutes prior to departure in the event of changing weather conditions.

We suggest Sheridan Beach Resort and Spa that is conveniently located walking distance to Sabang wharf where you can board the boat to the Underground River.

Yes, you are required to present your passport for the registration.

Overall Rating
A. Janssens
Reviewed On 18/05/2022

Very interesting tour. The cave was even more impressive than we expected. The guide was very informative, polite and funny.