Day trip

From Puerto Princesa: Underground River Full-Day Trip

From Puerto Princesa: Underground River Full-Day Trip

From US$ 303.49 per group up to 1

Get to see the amazing Puerto Princesa Underground River and experience the beauty of nature in Palawan. This 8-hour guided trip will take you to the longest navigable underground river in the world. Lunch is included in this activity.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Tagalog, English
Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean, French, German, Tagalog
Pickup included
Your hotel in Puerto Princesa, within 15-kilometers of the airport.
Private group


  • Enjoy a day close to nature
  • Enter a cave on board a canoe
  • Taste sumptuous Filipino delicacies served in a buffet-style
  • See a one-of-a-kind ecosystem that's rich in flora and fauna
Full description
Start your day with a convenient pick-up service from your downtown accommodation at 7:00 AM. From there, travel by land to the famous underground river. Your tour guide will provide information about the area and Puerto Princesa City in general along the way, ensuring you get to learn as much as you can about this wonderful location. During the trip a stop will be made at Buenavista, a delightful viewpoint where you can get a glimpse of Ulugan Bay. Arrive at Sabang Wharf at approximately 8:00 AM, and board a pump boat to the mouth of the cave. This place is home to Monitor Lizards, monkeys, snakes, and other forms of wildlife, some of which are exclusive to Palawan. After a short walk, you'll ride a paddleboat to the underground river and marvel at this natural wonder. Once back at the wharf, lunch will be served at one of the restaurants in Sabang. Get to enjoy local cuisine and sample the taste Filipinos love. An optional side trip to Ugong Rock Adventure Zipline and Spelunking is available after the Underground River Tour so that you can make the most of your day. Once back in the city, you'll be dropped off at your hotel. If you want a relaxing end to the day, select one of the massage options. Hotel drop-off after the massage can be provided with an extra charge, which can be booked as an add-on upon checkout.
  • Return hotel transfer
  • Boat transfers
  • Processing of park permits and fees
  • Professional driver
  • Taxes
  • Ugong Rocks Adventure with Zipline (if option/add-on is selected)
  • Massage (if option selected)
  • Environmental Fee (Php 150)
  • Souvenir photos
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems
  • Children under 3 years
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • This is a small-group tour up to 13 people per van
  • Hotel transfer is included only within 15 kilometers radius from the airport. An $80 transfer surcharge may apply if your hotel is located outside 15 kilometers from the airport
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved. Further, due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities
  • Let us know if you have any dietary restrictions so we can arrange your meals
  • Please ensure that your insurance covers all the activities involved
  • The listed price does not include an $80 transfer surcharge payable at the time of tour check-in should your hotel be located 15-kilometers away from Puerto Princesa Airport
  •  Actual pick-up time shall be re-advised a day before the tour through your hotel's receptionists
  •  Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • For guests arriving via cruise ship, please book the private option as you are unable to join the regular tours
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 120 reviews

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The underground river is definitely a must-see if you happen to pass by Palawan. It is gorgeous and very well taken care of. Didn't get the massage part. On the way back we stopped by a smaller local attraction where you can do some caving (its optional). I didn't do it because I got so sick from the van driving (which is the worst part of every tour in Palawan).

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May 6, 2020

Agnes, our local tour guide, was kind and helpful. She always looked out on us and made sure that everyone's well. Though the queuing in Sabang going to the Underground River was exhausting, as our tour coincided with a cruise ship's tour, we were offered an alternative to make the most out of our time while waiting. We went to Sabang Zipline which I would say was actually more enjoyable than the Ugong Zipline. The view was superb and majestic. When we got back at the dock, we still waited for around another hour before going to the Underground River but at least we were able to visit somewhere else. Just imagine if we're just there all throughout! So we commend Agnes for being proactive at that. The queuing at the actual site of the Underground River didn't take that long already, it only took us around 15 minutes waiting time to get inside the cave. At least better compared to hours of waiting at the dock.

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January 2, 2020

Overall is a very nice experience, the guide V was very nice and a helpful, the caves are impressive and crossing to the island is quite nice and the buffet afterwards was super good, and had plenty of vegetarian options. But with that said, the waiting time is quite lengthy, which is ok, but I wish they would have informed about it to be prepared for it, specially for the boat returning from the cave, it has to wait still in the ocean and the waves can make you sea sick, so take a pill for it!

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December 13, 2019

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