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Travelling in Palawan – Puerto Princesa

Amazing Underground River Cave Tour

PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines – This park features a spectacular limestone karst landscape with an underground river. One of the river’s distinguishing features is that it emerges directly into the sea, and its lower portion is subject to tidal influences. The area also represents a significant habitat for biodiversity conservation. The site contains a full ‘mountain-to-sea’ ecosystem and has some of the most important forests in Asia.

You too can now discover this amazing subterranean body of water, stretching around 8 kilometers of meandering river cave awesomeness. Now hailed as one of the New 7 Natural Wonders of Our Amazing World.

Where to Find Palawan & UGR

When visiting Palawan, Puerto Princesa, it is a must do Tour, to experience what mother nature creates over 1000’s of years, awaiting mans discovery!
Tours from your Hotel can be arranged with a pick up service to take you on another Philippines amazing journey.

You will be taken to the start of the tour at Sabang Beach, which is commonly known as the entrance beach to Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park.

Starting your UGR Journey

From Sabang Beach, you can board a motorised Banka ( Filipino boat) ride bringing you to the entrance of this incredible site. Safety is always important, so you will have to wear a water Safety Vest, a safety Helmet, to protect that precious head of yours. You will also be given an Audio Device for listening to your Professional guide as he talks your way throughout your journey. Pointing out the better significant parts of this river cave ride. The excitement begins and nerves will start to appear as you edge closer to entering the River Caves!

What to Expect and See

Even though there is over 8 kilometres of river caves, only around 4 kilometres is able to be explored by boat on this UGR Tour. I think 4 klm, is quite enough to give you an incredible look at an ancient underground river cave, with its structures of stalactites and stalagmites.

The fascination continues as you move through different passages. One passage inside the cave known as “The Cathedral,” has rock formations called The Giant Candle, the Holy Family, and even a group of disciples during the Last Supper.

Another cave passage features rock formations that are shaped like fruits and vegetables, you can judge these formations for yourselves. And of course, with natural darkness you will find, that loving flying creature, the Bat, some birds and fish make a microenvironment, for these animals.

underground river tour a unesco site

What You CAN”T Do on this Tour?

Flash photography is definitely not allowed, and strictly prohibited. Also do not Touch the cave walls, as your sweat and touching can disturb the ecosystem. Remember this UGR is 1000’s ( if not more ) years old, no natural daylight, as we know it, has entered this cave. Please be a good passenger and strictly adhere to these rules!

How to Avail a Ticket for the UGR Tour

This tour is a whole day activity due to the 2 hour journey, each way to Sabang Beach, and is therefore not offered as a half-day tour. The tour of the Underground River itself lasts approximately 1 hour.
Bookings should be made a minimum of 3 days before arrival. This Tour can be FULLY Booked up to a Month in advance, especially during peak seasons (December, January, March, April and May). Please make sure you make a booking as early as possible.

Optional Extra’s

1. Side Tour to Sabang Zipline, 550PHP per person payable in cash on arrival
2. Side Tour to Ugong Rock (Zipline with a short trek and climb), 550PHP per person payable in cash on arrival + split of 300PHP Transport cost
3. Mangrove Tour, 300PHP per person, and share of 200PHP Toll Fee payable in cash on arrival (minimum of 2 people) – Prices are subject to change without notice
4. The Zipline & Ugong Rock Side Tours are dependent on at least 6 people in your join-in Tour Group, also wanting to do the extra activities.

Bookings and More Info.

Ask your friendly Lex. representative, for more info on this Tour and if you wish more about requesting an additional Side Tours, Lex. always there when You need us!

Read more facts about the Puerto Princesa Underground River & National Park Tour

Extract from UNESCO – UGR – read more at

Legends Traveler – Keeping You Informed.

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