Puerto Princesa Underground River

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Puerto Princesa Underground River

Puerto Princesa Underground River
4.5
Bodies of Water • National Parks • Caverns & Caves
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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JILLIAN D
2 contributions
Underground River Experience
Jun 2020
The famous underground river in Puerto Princesa. In the cave I enjoy to seeing the the jaw dropping cave formations in every spot, in the cave you’ll see the limestone and pristine waters. There are many species specially bats. I enjoy the tour because of kuya who that gives us information about the rock formation and some facts and jokes by our tour guide. It was a great experience inside and I will visit again.
Written May 26, 2021
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Elena Ciocan
Timisoara, Romania1,725 contributions
Amazing river and cave. Mind the bats
Feb 2020
This was an absolutely perfect experience! The place is stunning and everything is well organized. The boat tours are safe and informative. We went with organized trip from the hotel. Little did we know when they warned us about the bat drops that they can indeed be so dangerous :)
Written January 28, 2021
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Timothy C
2 contributions
Nice destination
Jan 2020 • Couples
The boat ride was cool. Keep an open mind about lunch. It might not be for you if you're not adventurous.
Written December 20, 2020
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Katy Santos
Philippines493 contributions
Well maintained attraction, good job!
Dec 2019
I visited the park in June and it’s a wet season, therefore, we experienced some occasional heavy rains during our tour.It took over an hour for us to reach a stop before heading to Sabang Wharf. The zigzaggy and uneven terrain road will surely cause you car sickness (if you’re prone to it) but if you’re used to it then it’s a must to enjoy the amazing view of lush green trees, limestone mountains, and calm blue sea. Only a limited number of tourists are allowed to go inside the Underground River, therefore you’ll have to patiently wait for your group’s turn. We were given an option to either have a zipline ride in Sabang X Zipline or to try the Mangrove Paddle Boat Ride for a certain fee. Most of the people that are part of the tour chose to kill the time by opting for the Mangrove boat ride and some opted for both activities.You’ll appreciate the view of beautiful green mountains and green seawater during a sunny day but not much if it’s raining. Unfortunately, the sky at that time is weeping but I still appreciate a hazy view of the green mountains, it looked like some scenes from the movies.It takes about 20-30 minutes to reach the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park via boat. Finally! We reached our destination and we’re excited to see the Underground River in reality. I’m happy that the sunlight returned! Once you arrived, the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River welcomes you with powdery white sand, relaxing sea waves, and amazing picturesque that would make you wish to stay for few hours instead of exploring the river.You can take photos first before your group heads to the checkpoint. You’ll see monkeys roaming around the area so ensure that you don’t have any food with you. It would be safer as well if you won’t wear any jewelry such as flashy gold earrings or necklaces as this could attract the primates. We were also told by our tour guide not to hold any plastic bags as the primates would think that you’re holding food.

You’ll walk a few meters from the coast to reach the checkpoint where one of the staff will hand you an audio device. From there, you can grab a headgear and life vest which are mandatory before riding a small boat.While on the boat, the guide will instruct you on how to use the audio device properly so you can listen to it at the right timing while touring inside the Underground River.

Please expect the natural smell of bat poop as the underground river is home to countless bats. Aside from bats, endemic to the area are snakes, giant spiders, crabs, and several species of marine life. I would suggest looking below the water before entering or going out of the Underground River as you’ll notice big fishes swimming in and out of the cave.While inside the Underground River, it’s complete darkness that’s why your tour guide will light up the area with flashlight and will discuss the rock formations and how it looks like. You’ll learn so many things from the audio device and from your tour guide like the history of the Underground River, animals that are endemic in the area, how they manage a huge number of tourists, the deepest part of the river, etc.Some of the rock formations are in a form of mushroom and the holy family (Jesus, Joseph, and Mary). Aside from it, you’ll also witness stalagmites and stalactites that were formed for thousands of years.

I got surprised when after the tour, the water level rises from the mini boat port! I prefer low tide so you can take photos infront of the Underground River.
Written November 16, 2020
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maproglobal
Palma de Mallorca, Spain124 contributions
Impressive cave
Dec 2019
It is a nice half day excursion with interesting information. You receive something like an ipod with earphones and receive all information in your language.
Written July 30, 2020
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Citra Jatmiko
Jakarta, Indonesia50 contributions
One of Most Breathtaking Journey I've ever Had
Aug 2019
To be honest, this could be one of the most breathtaking journey I have ever had so far. The scenery was amazing, the sensation was extremely incredible.
Written July 27, 2020
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JD Medina
Quezon City, Philippines23 contributions
Trip to Underground River
Feb 2020 • Friends
This is first time visiting this place and I’m amazed! It’s just a little disappointing coz it’s not allowed to swim which is understandable coz they’re maintaining the image.
Written June 12, 2020
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llauraa-
Helsinki, Finland159 contributions
Really glad I chose to visit here
Feb 2020
After reading some bad reviews we were not entirely sure to book a trip here. However we changed our mind in the end of the trip and I'm really glad we did so! The cave was really impressive and we listened cool stories and history of it through the headphones. There were loads of bats inside the caves and outside we saw monkeys and monitor lizards so this trip is definitely good for animal-lovers as well.
Written June 9, 2020
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GRANDEBLUE
Rhodes Town, Greece37 contributions
Extraordinary
Nov 2019 • Couples
It’s a very beautiful place, my fiancé enjoyed so much and he loved the picture of Jesus inside, for me was a nice experience, I loved I saw so many bats and how nice animals are, you just need to respect them as you enter their house! I also loved the monkeys however don’t touch them, they may hurt you while trying to play with you!
Written June 4, 2020
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emmet26
Italy21 contributions
A vacation to remember
Jul 2019
A hidden gem! Photos are not enough to express the beauty of this place. What adds more to the experience are the amazing tour guides and locals who are at the top of their game, making each guests feel comfortable and happy. We always brag about our over-all experience being here. At the end of the tour, we were headed to a local buffet restaurant made out of bamboos where they also cater their unique Mangrove Wood Worm (which we never tried as we are not that much adventurous) We are so pleased and will definitely rteturn!!
Written June 4, 2020
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