Check out the Philippines' most significant archaeological site with this private day tour of Tabon Cave in Palawan. A perfect side trip for those staying in Puerto Princesa, this tour is best for archeology and history lovers and adventure seekers.
You will be picked up from your accommodation in Puerto Princesa City early in the morning to avoid the traffic. From there, you will go to the town of Quezon. Your tour guide will discuss with you the background of the cave complex along the way, as well as its history.
Upon arriving at the port, you will be briefed about the dos and don’ts and other safety measures to ensure a hassle-free experience. Afterwards, you will board a boat that will take you to Lake Tabon.
Satisfy your curiosity as you weave in and out of the chambers of Tabon Cave. A skull that was over 20,000 years old was found there. To date, this is the most anthropologically significant site in the Philippines.
Make sure to explore the other caves in the area, some of which are only accessible by steep stairs carved on the rocks. At some point, you would need to duck to avoid hitting your head. According to archeologists, the other areas of the cave were used as burial and ritual sites. Tools and potteries were also found here, believed to be more than 40,000 years old.
Tabon Cave Complex is also a museum-reserve. The lush greens outside are properly maintained, as the rich flora and fauna around the cave affects the ecosystem inside. Hence, the Leave No Trace principle should be strictly observed.
At the end of the trail, you will board a boat that will take you to your shuttle. Don't forget to take some pictures before you head back to Puerto Princesa City.
Quench your thirst for history and adventure with this private day tour of Tabon Cave in Palawan. Check availability by choosing a date above.
- All our guides speak English.
- Tour itinerary is subject to change based on weather and tidal conditions. Tours will start only once operators are given permission to sail by the Local Government Unit (LGU) and the Philippine Coast Guard. Delays in start of tours or cancellation of tours affected by this is beyond the service providers’ control.
- Not all establishments accept credit or debit cards, and ATMs can be limited.