Exploring Palawan – Trip to the Underground River Tour
This trip was our most exotic trip to date and it took us to the memorable Philippines by airline departing from Hong Kong. Alan booked everything in advance and chose perfect accommodations along our path of our journey.
On our schedule was Manila, Palawan, Negros and to finish Hong Kong again before heading back home to Belgium.
To finish with the intro, this holiday was as beautiful as it can ever get. Read on to find out why…
Acclaimed to be the greenest and cleanest city in the Philippines!
01. How to travel to Puerto Princesa?
Via airline AirAsia from Manila is the easiest way and it only takes 1 hour and 13 minutes. We flew to Puerto Princesa and made our way up north from there to Coron via the world-famous aircon vans.
After arrival at the Puerto Princesa Airport grab a tricycle instead of a van just to experience the real Filipino way of getting to your destination and it’s much more affordable as well.
02. Where to stay in Puerto Princesa?
We booked the Citadel Bed & Breakfast, located on the north-east side of the city at just 1.8 km from the Kanigaran Beach to the east and 2 km to Robinsons Place Palawan shopping mall to the west.
How to book a tour?
If you didn’t book an island hopping tour in advance then the “Manong Driver” is ready to help you for the bookings. He will bring you to a trusted tour guide agent and voilà you got a safer and cheaper booking.
What does a tour look like?
Underground River tour at Sabang
- Pick up at your hotel (8:00 am or your preference)
- Arrive at Sabang wharf (2 or 3 hours trip)
- Boat ride from Sabang wharf to underground river park (15 minutes)
- Cave exploration via paddle boat (30 to 60 minutes)
- Lunch buffet at Sabang restaurant
- Departure from Sabang wharf to Puerto Princesa (leaves at 16:00 pm)
- Drop-off at your hotel
It was an amazing shortcation adventure. Check booking.com for your favourite accommodation.
The Underground River
Before you go!
Keep in mind a couple of things before heading to the Underground River.
You need to secure a permit at the Underground River Booking Office located at Puerto Princesa’s City Coliseum or via a tour operator. We booked our trip at … .
All of the below fees are mandatory.
|Entrance fee||500 pesos||8.65 euro|
|Environmental fee||150 pesos||2.60 euro|
|Audioguide fee||85 pesos||1.47 euro|
How to get there from Puerto Princesa?
Best way to get to the Underground River is by booking a tour at … the day prior your excursion to the Underground River because you’re going to leave early around 8 am. They offer prices starting at … PHP.
Pickup and drop-off at your place of accommodation is all included in the fair.
Time of arrival back at your hotel will be somewhere in the afternoon like 4 or 5 pm depending on the season.