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Puerto Princesa Underground River

Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines
63 48 7230904
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: National Parks, Bodies of Water, Caverns/ Caves
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Helsinki, Finland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

It was definitely worth a visit but the process to get there was very very bureaucratic and difficult and the whole thing was very touristy. We were told that one should book a month in advance to get on a tour but luckily, thanks to the helpful staff at our hotel, we got the permits. We had to go twice... More

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San Pedro, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The underground river. The queues are a pain but the wait is worth it. It is one of the few dozen (?) new 7 wonders of the world and deserves the award. The stalagmites and stalactites are magnificent, as good as any others that I have seen but the trip is more fascinating due to the canoe ride into the... More

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Caloocan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

The trip to Sabang wharf is a long 2 hours winding road drive. Waiting for the permit at the City coliseum is definitely a pain in the neck. At the Sabang wharf, another long waiting game for the motorized banca to take you to the underground river island. Then another waiting time for the actual Underground river tour. But the... More

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

the view inside the cave is amazing ,differently worth the trip specially if you like natural sites.when you are there i recommend doing the zip lining over the water .

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Cebu City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Worthy to be on the Wonder's List! It's worth the wait. The long queue did not discouraged us. We took pictures at the beach while waiting for our turn to go inside the cave. Once inside you will be amazed by the beauty of nature. God's creation at it's BEST!

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Cebu City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Aside from the amazing rock formations inside the cave, what I love most are the tour guides, really funny and informative.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We were really impressed by he caves. The visitor centre/walkways to access the boats to the caves are well set up with the odd monkey crusing around and other wildlife. I was also impressed by the scenery on the way to the access site from the township. Awesome rock structures beautiful blue water and stunning beaches. Be sure to have... More

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This is a magical paradise! All formations are natural. Truly God-made! Our boatman was knowledgeable about the River. It showed that he spent lots of time studying what he could to share with us. We did not have to wait for hours for the permit, as our agent took care of these necessities. Visiting this was a humbling experience. What... More

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Tour registration in the morning at Sabang followed by a boat ride (life vests provided) to the cave. Rock formations are very unique and truly a nature wonder. There are monitor lizards and macaques outside the cave while lots of swiftlets flock at the cave entrance. Insectivorous bats are plenty inside. The whole boat ride inside the cave is dark... More

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Pasadena, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The visit to the UR is not worth the wait. We were picked up at 6am just to run around the city for other guests. We reached Sabang at 10am to wait more because our schedule is in the afternoon. All the waiting is not worth it. Spent the whole day and we were in the cave for only 45min.... More

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