Puerto Princesa Tours and Activities

Puerto Princesa Tours and Activities

Discover natural wonders in Puerto Princesa with these tours. Be enchanted by the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Underground River, watch the fireflies at Iwahig River, hop around the islands in Honda Bay, and explore the city to immerse with the locals.
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Neal Patrick Joseph Ocampo

Neal Patrick Joseph Ocampo

30/05/2024, 20:22
Review of Fun 10-Day Nature & Adventure Tour Package to Bohol, Cebu, El Nido & Puerto Princesa Palawan

My life and business partner, Tim, and I had a great time! I booked a 10-day tour through Guide to the Philippines. At first, I just felt that handing over our precious holiday to someone else was a bit uncomfortable, but we are so glad we did! This team of passionate professionals did everything they could to ensure we had an incredible holiday! The tour itself was extraordinary. We traveled to Bohol, Cebu, El Nido, and Puerto Princesa, beautiful places here in the Philippines, where we got to partake in some great activities like island hopping, folk dancing, lunch while river cruising, snorkeling, volleyball, kayaking, swimming with whale sharks and feeding monkeys; possibly a bit too wild, as we also bolted on all of the additional extras like mangrove boating, zip lining, and hiking, but that was more us, biting off more than we could chew but we don’t regret a thing! All the staff, from the airlines to the hotel and the tour itself, even those I only talked to through email whenever I have questions, are outstanding at doing their job! They took care of us like we were friends for a long time. To share why I need to have this vacation, I struggled to produce creative thoughts for the past few months (March to April), and I had to postpone some of my plans due to my lack of motivation to accomplish many important agendas. During the vacation, however, after doing some cleansing, grounding, and centering works in El Nido and thanksgiving offerings to nature (we are animistic), both during our easy and free time and a 10-day business with a leisure getaway, I'm always fired on by ingenious and innovative thoughts. And the thing is, I don't feel drained and exhausted physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I can still work early in the morning until evening without checking my pulse to see if it is still beating. And everything I do is yielding positive results! I'm more than happy than ever! Knowing how a tour like this can help you escape challenging times is incredible. I actually like this routine and my newly gained stamina. I'm just amazed by myself now. So once again, thank you, Guide to the Philippines, for giving us such an adventure! I'm planning to take my whole team to El Nido next year, so I expect we will book another tour through your site!

Frequently asked questions

What are the most popular tourist spots in Puerto Princesa?

Puerto Princesa, one of the top family destinations in the Philippines, is most known for the Puerto Princesa Underground River, which is a UNESCO heritage site in the Philippines and one of the New7Wonders of Nature.

Aside from Puerto Princesa Underground River tours, it s also famous for Honda Bay island hopping tours where you can explore pristine islands with white sand beaches, and firefly watching Puerto Princesa tours, such as the Iwahig firefly watching activity.

Puerto Princesa also houses other ecotourism sites you can add to your Palawan itinerary, like mangrove forests, some of the most famous caves in the Philippines like Tabon Cave, and World War II sites like the Plaza Cuartel. There are also Puerto Princesa city tours and other Puerto Princesa day tours with various Puerto Princesa tourist spots. These are some of the reasons why Puerto Princesa is one of the best places to visit in Palawan.

How do I book a tour to the Puerto Princesa Underground River?

You can book a tour of the Puerto Princesa Underground River through various travel agencies such as Guide to the Philippines or directly at the Sabang Port, which is the jump-off point for the underground river tours. It is advisable to book in advance, especially during peak tourist season, since Puerto Princesa is one of the top tourist destinations in the Philippines.

What should I bring on an Underground River tour?

It is recommended to bring essentials such as a valid ID for permit processing, comfortable clothing, a hat or cap, insect repellent, sunscreen, a waterproof camera, and some cash for fees and personal expenses.

What activities can families enjoy in Puerto Princesa?

Families can enjoy activities such as the Underground River tour, island-hopping in Honda Bay, visiting Baker's Hill for treats and park fun, exploring Mitra's Ranch, experiencing Ugong Rock Adventures, and learning about wildlife at the Crocodile Farm. You can also go on various Puerto Princesa land tours to explore the city. There are also a lot of places to stay in Puerto Princesa, perfect for a relaxing vacation.

Are there age restrictions for the Underground River tour?

Yes, for safety reasons, the Underground River tour may not be suitable for very young children or infants. Each boat has a capacity limit, and children must be accompanied by adults.

When is the best time to visit Puerto Princesa for tours?

The best time to visit Puerto Princesa when booking Philippine tours or Philippine travel packages is during the dry season, which typically runs from November to April. This period offers more favorable weather conditions for outdoor activities.

Is it necessary to hire a tour guide for the Underground River tour?

Yes, hiring a tour guide is mandatory for the Underground River tour. Trained guides provide valuable information about the cave, its geological formations, and the wildlife found within.

Are there any cultural experiences or events in Puerto Princesa?

Yes, Puerto Princesa hosts various cultural events and festivals throughout the year, celebrating local traditions, arts, and music. Check the local events calendar for the dates of specific festivals.

What are some alternative activities in Puerto Princesa apart from the popular tourist spots?

Some alternative activities include exploring the Iwahig Penal Colony, visiting Estrella Falls for a refreshing dip, trying local delicacies at the market, or participating in community-based ecotourism programs in nearby villages.

If you're planning to tour nearby attractions, consider some of the top Philippines itinerary that combines Puerto Princesa with other destinations. You can book a Puerto Princesa to El Nido tour package, designed to offer a seamless experience while exploring the stunning landscapes and pristine Palawan beaches. Alternatively, you can opt for a tour package from Cebu to Puerto Princesa, allowing you to experience the diverse beauty of the Philippines.

How do I get to Puerto Princesa?

To get to Puerto Princesa, you can take Manila to Puerto Princesa flights. Several airlines offer direct flights from Manila to Puerto Princesa Airport (PPS). You can search for available flights to Puerto Princesa and book tickets through various online travel agencies or airline websites.

Once you arrive at Puerto Princesa Airport, you have several options for airport transfer to your accommodation or desired destination within the city. Taxis and tricycles are readily available at the airport, and there are also van services that offer shared or private transfers to different parts of the city. Many hotels and resorts, as well as travel agencies like Guide to the Philippines, also provide Puerto Princesa airport transfer services, which you can arrange in advance.
Keep in mind that flight availability and airport transfer options may vary, so it's advisable to plan your trip and make necessary arrangements ahead of time, such as booking Puerto Princesa tour packages, to have a smooth and convenient journey to Puerto Princesa.
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