Underground River

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    Nature and wildlife
  • Activity Level Fairly Easy
  • Group Size Small Group
    6-12 persons
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All about the Underground River.

Explore Underground River, one of the most amazing attractions in Palawan Island and in the Philippines.

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 entire area where the Underground River is located is actually a national park and a model of biodiversity. The park encompasses one of the world’s most impressive cave systems, featuring spectacular limestone karst landscapes, pristine natural beauty, and intact old-growth forests and distinctive wildlife.

Tour Highlights

  • Underground River
  • Sabang Beach
  • Zip Line

Recommended things to bring along: 

  • Passport or Id card must be presented during registration
  • Light comfortable clothes, shorts are fine, loose fitting shirt / T-shirt of light cotton
  • Sun hat, sun block, sunglasses
  • Camera and video
  • Flip-flops or comfortable walking shoes
  • Insect repellent
  • Drinking water
  • Raincoat (just in case of rain)
  • Cash for personal expenses

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.

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
  1. Underground River Pick up from your hotel between 7:00 am / 7:30 am

    You will be collected from your hotel in Puerto Princesa and driven for about 2 hours to the Underground River in Sabang.

    Upon arrival proceed to the registration area at the wharf and wait for your assigned boat. In peak season the queue is often quite long. You can spend some time at the nearby beach or take a short walk around the village.

    When it’s your turn take a short boat ride to entrance beach 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. The boatman will point out the formations that, with imagination, resemble animals, religious images, and vegetables.

    Return to Sabang wharf area for lunch at a local restaurant, and if time permits, experience a thrilling Zip Line through the scenic Ugong Rock (optional activity not included in the price).

    After lunch, you will be transported to your hotel in Puerto Princesa. Arrive at your hotel around midday or late-afternoon.

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.

The voucher will be e-mailed to you within 48 hours after booking.

If you haven’t received the voucher after 48hours, please send us an email.

Yes, but only for private tours.

You can also see our package Underground River 2 Days / 1 Night which include Monkey Trail and Mangrove River Cruise.

No, they are the same thing. Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is a protected area of the Philippines located about 80 kilometres (50 mi) north of the city centre of Puerto Princesa, Palawan. The river is also called ‘Puerto Princesa Underground River’.

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, it’s possible. We can arrange a private vehicle to transfer you to El Nido after the tour. Please contact us for more details and quotation.

Yes! We can offer a private van (seating capacity 8 persons) at Php 7,500 per van per way.

Please contact us if you wish to make the booking.

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

Yes, if you don’t have a Paypal account you can pay with your credit card or debit card. On the checkout page, select Credit Card / Paypal and click Place the Order.

You will be redirected to Paypal page. Click the grey bottom “Pay with Debit or Credit Card” under the blue login button.

If you wish to pay by Bank Transfer, Transfer Wise, Pawnshop, then please contact us for more information.

No, because the cut-off time for registering to the Underground River is 12:00 pm.  The last boat to the underground river is at 3.00pm. However, if you wish to take any afternoon boat before 3.00pm, you still have to register at the wharf before 12.00pm.

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