Puerto Princesa, Palawan — Get ready to explore the hidden treasures within the pitch dark depths of Puerto Princesa Underground River. This boat trip is open for anyone who wants to explore the spectacular limestone landscape of Palawan’s prized attraction.
Early in the morning, you will travel from your hotel within Puerto Princesa City to Sabang Wharf in the comfort of an air-conditioned van. Sabang serves as the main gateway to the Subterranean River National Park. There, a motorized boat will be waiting for you and will take you to the mouth of the cave.
There will be paddle boats on standby at the entrance of the cave. You will be transferred to these vessels which will take you inside the river. Beforehand, a lifejacket, headgear, and audio device will be given to you.
The Underground River is considered as one of the world's most impressive cave systems in the country, so expect to see several naturally carved rock formations on its walls. Your boatman will point to you various shapes these rocks form such as a naked lady, dinosaur skull, the last supper, the candle, to name a few.
Other than the rocks, the stunning stalactites and stalagmites will catch your attention. The dazzling crystals and minerals, plus the cathedral-like caverns and halls will also leave you speechless. While enjoying the breathtaking view, listen to the audio device given to you for further information about the river.
The river stretches up to 8.2 kilometers, but only 4.3 is open to the public as the remaining part lacks oxygen, making it too risky for visitors to go beyond. This part of the river is home to a few species like bats, birds, and reptiles. When looking up, be careful not to open your mouth as bats may come dropping.
After that awe-inspiring underground river cruise, you will return to Sabang Wharf where a buffet lunch will be waiting for you.
Climb aboard on this incredibly amazing ride amidst the cave walls of Puerto Princesa Underground River. Check availability by choosing a date above.
- All our guides speak English.
- Not all establishments accept credit or debit cards, and ATMs can be limited.
- Php 150.00 environmental fee for local and international adults/minors to be collected by the tour guide before the tour starts.
- Please bring a valid ID for verification purposes.