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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Hanneke Jacobs

Hanneke Jacobs

Amazing!
19/02/2024, 00:34
Review of 5-Day Nature & Islands Adventure Package to Puerto Princesa and El Nido Palawan

Guide to the Philippines has really helped me to get around Palawan, and always making sure if I was comfortable. That was really nice! Hotels -Hue hotel was perfect! Very nice and comfortable, and great styling. The food was super, and the staff nice. The breakfast options were amazing!!! -For the budget option i was supposed to have another hotel, but because it was so busy, I had to switch to Marianne hotel. A hotel that is not finished yet, and still under construction, so no pool and quite some noise and building site smells. Room was all right, but the cleaning could have been better (water stains on mirror and such). Breakfast was not so good, the second day I even chose to have it somewhere else. Transport The transport was arranged perfectly! Nice drivers and on time. Tours - underground river was amazing! Otherworldly! We were lucky because of the weather, other ones were canceled. Lunch was ok. Apparently people could choose an add on to this tour, and go ziplining. Some chose to do this, resulting in having to wait for quite a while. Could have done without that, -honda bay tour was super! The lunch they prepared was absolutely lovely, and the guide took well care of us. We saw some lovely islands and beautiful beaches! Good atmosphere! - Tour C El Nido : i was supposed to be on another tour but in all confusion, i ender up on this one. It was too crowded, and the boat with 30 capacity had 43 tourists on it. After asking, they had to get extra life jackets from another boat. It was not comfortable with so many people on the boat and on the islands. It really was mass tourism, but at least I saw the beautiful nature! All in all, I am very happy I had the help of Guide to the Philippines and would definitely book again! But no more El Nido! Thank you!

Luke George

Luke George

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04/01/2024, 14:21
Review of Breathtaking 12-Day Islands Tour to Puerto Princesa, El Nido, Coron, Cebu & Siargao Package

10/10 My partner and I are seasoned travellers and usually plan our own holidays. However both of us had extremely hectic schedules in the back end of 2023 and so we went outside of our comfort zone and booked an entire 2 week island hopping tour of the Philippines through Guide To The Philippines (GTTP)! I have to say at first it was pretty daunting, handing over our precious holiday to someone else, but we are SO GLAD WE DID!! This is a team of passionate professionals who did absolutely everything they could to ensure we had a fantastic holiday! The tour itself was incredible, we did the 12-Day Puerto Princesa, El Nido, Coron, Cebu & Siargao Island Hopping Philippine Tour Package experience; possibly a bit too hectic, as we also bolted on all of the additional extras, but that was more us, biting off more than we could chew and in hindsight we don’t regret a thing! I am going out of my way to especially say that you are in very safe hands with the GTTP team! Here is what I experienced: 1. Excellent communication - the team write better English than most native speakers. I never had a language barrier. 2. Efficient - emails were responded to quickly and left no stone unturned, so no constant back and forth 3. Professional - always maintained professionalism, despite I was high maintenance from time to time and they may have wanted to kill me at times (lol) 4. 24/7 - I had support around the clock via email, WhatsApp and iMessage 5. Account Management - not sure if it’s intentional, however we seemed to have one particular agent who took care of most things, like she was assigned to us. Her name was Richel and she is just incredible! You are in fantastic hands if Richel is on your side!!! That said, if Richel was away, the other team members took great care of us also 6. Caring - I felt like I was being taken care of and they were always one step ahead and it filled me with confidence and joy to know they had my best interests at heart. 7. Good Value - Whilst on the tour you get an idea of pricing for each component and given the level of service we received this was incredible value We chose the comfort accommodation package and with the exception of one, the hotels were incredible! We provided feedback to GTTP about the hotel that wasn’t great, and they are looking into it. GTTP literally took care of every single component of our tour. We had daily emails explaining the itinerary for the day ahead with contact details for the tour providers and transport providers. All of our internal flights were organised perfectly. You will be very well taken care of if you choose to book a trip in the Philippines with GTTP. I have not been incentivised or pressured to write this review. It’s just so great to have an exceptional customer experience like my partner and I have had in the lead up and during our holiday! Thanks GTTP and especially Richel for being awesome and having curated a trip and a thousand memories that we will never forget!!! Luke, 40 Australian Eduardo, 39 Colombian

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. 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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