The Underground River in Palawan

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Underground River Full Day Tour
Tour Details
  • Day tour from Puerto Princesa City to the Underground River (Seat in coach)
  • Boat ride from Sabang Wharf to the entrance of the Underground River
  • Explore one of the New Seven Wonders of the World with a paddle boat
  • Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch at a restaurant by the beach
  • Convenient hotel pick up and drop off
  • Discounted rate for children up to 5 years old
  • Save 5% - when you travel in a group of 4 or more

What To Expect

The Underground River at the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is located nearby the city of Puerto Princesa in the region of Palawan.

The Underground River is one of the most beautiful places in the world. It is no surprise that the Underground River was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In addition, the river is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

Your visit to the Philippines is not complete if you have not seen this unforgettable scenic tourist attraction. The Underground River in the region of Palawan is a must-see for any visitor to the Philippines.

Don´t miss out and book a day tour to this fabulous place.

Your day will start with a pick up in the early morning at your hotel in Puerto Princesa. The Underground River is located approximately two hours’ drive from Puerto Princesa City.

After a two hours’ drive you will reach Sabang Wharf, the gateway to the incomparable Underground River at the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park.

At Sabang Wharf, you will board a motorboat that will take you to the entrance of the river. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Limestone Mountains and the picturesque bays of Palawan.

Once you arrive, you walk a few meters through the dense jungle to the entrance of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

Your boatman is waiting for you to take you on one of the most beautiful experiences on Palawan. You will hop on a traditional paddle boat. Your boatman and tour guide will then take you across the underground river on a journey through time. Watch out for the flying bats and discover different stalagmites and stalactites that have taken different forms over the centuries.

Enjoy a unique nature encounter along the 8 km long underground river. This wonderful tour ends after 45 to 60 minutes on the river.

You will arrive back at Sabang Wharf with great memories and the knowledge that you have seen one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

Back at Sabang Wharf, you will enjoy a delicious buffet lunch at a beach restaurant.

A wonderful and exciting day ends with the transfer back to Puerto Princesa City.

Departure & Return Location

Puerto Princesa City

Sabang (Sheridan Beach Resort & Spa)

Departure Time

6:30am – 8:00am, depending on your hotel location


Approx. 8 hours

Price Includes

  • Underground River Tour (Seat-in coach)
  • Buffet Lunch (Sabang Beach)
  • Air-conditioned Transfers
  • Boat Transfers
  • Licensed Tour Guide
  • Permit and Entrance Fees
  • Audio Device Fee
  • Environmental Fee
  • Shed Rental

Price Excludes

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Pick up and drop off at hotels outside of downtown Puerto Princesa City (additional fees apply)
Good To Know

To conserve the Puerto Princesa Underground River in its natural state, a carrying capacity of Nine Hundred (900) Visitors a day has been set (PAMB Resolution No. 06-2012) and a “No Permit, No Entry” policy is strictly enforced.

Permits for the Underground River Tour are issued on a First-Come, First-Serve basis. Although our company regularly updates its inventory to reflect the availability of permits, it may advise fully-booked status anytime. Permit Fee is subject to change without prior notice due to any sudden changes implemented by the local government. Surcharge shall be collected onsite prior start of the tour.

Valid identification cards such as government issued ID and passport must be presented during registration for the tour. Please bring these documents with you for a worry-free visit.

Tours for the Underground River can be suspended and Visitor Entry Permits cancelled any day due to unfavorable meteorological conditions. In such case, the affected visitor may opt to rebook for the tour on a later date or seek a refund of the amount paid for the tour.

  • Free pick up and drop off are limited to downtown Puerto Princesa City.
  • Free pick up and drop off at Sheridan Beach Resort & Spa in Sabang is possible.
  • Additional fees apply for JAMP Pension House, Microtel Inn & Suites Palawan, Marina de Bay Resort and Spa, Daluyon Beach Resort and Taraw Resort.
  • Do not forget to bring flip flops, swimming clothes, sun block, hat and insect repellent.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved.
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
Additional Information

Child Rate: Age 0-5

The discounted rate for children applies to children up to 5 years old. The discounted rate is not available for children older than 5 years (adult rate applies).

Group Discount: 5%

If there are four or more people in your party, we are happy to offer you a group discount.

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Family Traveller

The tour was lovely. Beautiful scenery, tour guide was amazing and the buffet lunch was tasty. My family loved this tour.

31. January 2018


Couple Traveller

Very good organization, everything was fine.

24. January 2018


Solo Traveller

Amazing tour, pick up on time, underground river is highly recommended, loved the scenery, simply breathtaking

7. January 2018
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