Underground River

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

Explore Puerto Princesa Underground River, one of the most amazing attractions of Palawan Island and the Philippines, with this tour.

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is one of the most impressive cave systems in the world, considered one of the New 7 Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

This national park is a prime example of biodiversity, encompassing one of the most impressive cave systems in the world with spectacular limestone karst landscapes, pristine nature, intact virgin forests and unique wildlife.

Tour Highlights

  • Underground River
  • Sabang Beach
  • Zip Line

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

Pick up and Drop off

Hotel pickup is included if you are staying at a hotel in Puerto Princesa city center.

Best time to go

The best time to visit the Underground River is the dry season from October to May, but it is possible to visit the 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 an additional cost. Please contact us for a quote

Weather Conditions

Please note that this tour is subject to weather conditions. The park may be closed at any time due to excessive rain or rough seas.

If there is inclement weather and you are unable to reschedule this tour for another day, 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.

Last Minute Bookings

All last minute bookings (made on the same day or 3 days before the trip) must be made by phone 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

    Meet the tour guide at your hotel and drive about 2 hours north to Sabang.

    Upon arrival, proceed to the registration area and wait for your assigned boat. When it is your turn, 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. During the 1.5-kilometer cruise, you will see breathtaking formations of stalactites and stalagmites.

    Return to the pier and have lunch at a local restaurant. Drive back to Puerto Princesa. If time permits, you can experience an exciting zipline (optional activity, not included in the price).

For Ugong Rock Zipline, an additional ₱ 700 per person.

The main attraction is the ascent into the inner sanctum of the cave with its ancient stalactites and the climb to the viewing platform, from where you plunge down a 350-metre zip line – pure adrenaline!

If your trip is canceled, we will rebook you on the next available trip. If you are unable to reschedule your trip, you may request a full refund or rebooking on another trip of equal value.

Please note that a tour may be canceled up to 30 minutes prior to departure if weather conditions change.

There is a surcharge for the Monkey Trail.

Also check out our Underground River 2 day / 1 night package which includes the Monkey Trail and Mangrove River Cruise.

You must present your passport at the time of registration.

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

Yes, it is possible. We can arrange a private vehicle to take you to El Nido after the tour. Please contact us for more details and a quote.

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