Puerto Princesa Underground River

Puerto Princesa Underground River

Puerto Princesa Underground River
4.5
Bodies of WaterNational ParksCaverns & Caves
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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  • Sarah_nz31
    Leichhardt, Australia280 contributions
    Amazing
    Although the journey to visit the cave (driving, waiting in line, boat to island, more waiting) was tiring, I’m very glad I went. I had never heard of this underground river / cave system prior to coming to the Philippines. You can think of it as just a cave, or you can think about how the cave came to be, via billions of droplets of water over millions of years. I loved the audio provided, and it was fun looking at the different shapes rocks. I’m glad it is such a well preserved attraction - long May that continue.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written April 10, 2023
  • Maree R
    Christchurch, New Zealand1,142 contributions
    Just Do It
    It is a long day, van ride for 1 hour 20 and then 2 boats with plenty of waiting, and lunch provided at a buffet with many other groups. Our guide was keen for us to take the extra zipline and or mangrove boat tour as we were there a little late and the queues were long for the boats. Maybe all guides do this anyway, it passed some time. The underground river, once there, was fascinating and so worth the effort so it really is a must do when in Peurto Princesa.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 9, 2023
  • Alex H
    Port St. Mary, United Kingdom1,319 contributions
    A great tour from Puerto Princesa
    We did the day tour from Puerto Princesa which took around 90 minutes to get from our hotel in the city centre to the boat terminal port. Wearing flip flops / sliders is recommended to easily take your footwear on and off when boarding the boats. The cave and river itself is excellent, and the audio guide is informative (which I recommend getting if it’s not already included in your tour package). Overall absolutely worthwhile doing, and at a cost of around 1500-1700 pesos (plus 150 peso entry fee) it’s value for money.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 2, 2023
  • Sonny_circumvehor
    Toledo, Ohio1,283 contributions
    Winner winner, bonus chicken dinner
    Be aware of some things.. 1 it's possible to rain out 2 " private " upgrade is a scam, don't do it. 3 the 2 hours total from start to finish including zip line to 5 hours.. So plan for 5 hours if your doing the zip line.. Don't let the parking boys direct you to the tour booths.. you can buy a package with food.. you'll see monkeys, and you get an audio guide That's the downs.. the tour itself certainly is a wonder, and a winner
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written August 19, 2023
  • Christopher F
    Laguna Hills, California6 contributions
    Underground River
    We loved this tour. We drove thru the country to the boat launch. Our tour guide noted some important sites along the way. The boat ride was enjoyable. We stopped at the beach to take pictures of beautiful mountainside. We walked to another boat and toured the underground River. It was very impressive.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 18, 2023
  • Anne S
    Leeds, United Kingdom570 contributions
    Fab
    It was a long minibus journey from where our ship docked in Puerto Princesa. When we arrived at the place the boat trip set off from it appeared to be chaos, but there was a system and our guide ensured we got onto an outrigger boat to take us to the mouth of the underground river. We then were given hard hats and got into another outrigger boat that another guide paddled us into the cave. We had an audio guide and our guide also pointed out key features. For us the most interesting part was the bats who inhabit the cave and fly around, sometimes swooping down towards the boat. We travelled along the underground river for around 30mins before turning round and travelling back to the mouth of the cave for another 30mins. The cave is not illuminated apart from the light our guide held. We then left the boat and got back onto the boat which took us back to where our minibus dropped us. We then journeyed back to the cruise terminal. Please note you have to wade through water to enter and exit each boat so ensure you take shoes that can get totally wet and that you wear shorts or trousers that can be rolled up. Overall an excellent experience.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 30, 2023
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hamid reza z
6 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Is is not amazing ,we get ticket and leave elniro and 5 hours drive from elnido so i think maybe better wad we stay in elnido and enjoy there
Written January 24, 2024
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rick r
1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Family
The caves were very nice, but it was not worth the 4 hours that had a wait
The 2 hours to wait for the boat to take it over to the caves. And then another hour and a half to get into the caves. There has to be a better way to conduct this business.
Written January 14, 2024
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Mark H
4 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
Totally overpriced and over rated tourist trap.
Save ur money!!
Its a simple river inside a cave: SO WHAT???
Written December 29, 2023
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tito f
2 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
Capture the Beauty: Immerse yourself in the natural wonders as you sail through the mesmerizing limestone formations. Don't forget to capture the jaw-dropping stalactites and stalagmites that have taken centuries to form.
Written December 27, 2023
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Jayson A
6 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
The cave inside stinks so bad it might give you a headache. Not suitable for kids due to 45 minutes in the dark with strobing flashlights. If you have a light sensitivity problems, or a seizure prone , then this trip is not for you. If you scared of bats and other crawlies then don't go.
Written December 14, 2023
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ldsouza1234
30 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Very cool underground cave system, busy but worth checking out.
Each boat comes with a guide, you are given helmet and audio guide too.
Written December 3, 2023
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Anne S
Leeds, UK570 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
It was a long minibus journey from where our ship docked in Puerto Princesa. When we arrived at the place the boat trip set off from it appeared to be chaos, but there was a system and our guide ensured we got onto an outrigger boat to take us to the mouth of the underground river. We then were given hard hats and got into another outrigger boat that another guide paddled us into the cave. We had an audio guide and our guide also pointed out key features. For us the most interesting part was the bats who inhabit the cave and fly around, sometimes swooping down towards the boat. We travelled along the underground river for around 30mins before turning round and travelling back to the mouth of the cave for another 30mins. The cave is not illuminated apart from the light our guide held. We then left the boat and got back onto the boat which took us back to where our minibus dropped us. We then journeyed back to the cruise terminal. Please note you have to wade through water to enter and exit each boat so ensure you take shoes that can get totally wet and that you wear shorts or trousers that can be rolled up. Overall an excellent experience.
Written November 30, 2023
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Merhala B
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Couples
This company is a scam. You wait for hours while they lure customers into other activities you didn’t sign up for on the way to the underground River. We spent 3 hours waiting at stop 1 with nothing to do or drink. The tour guide kept saying 20 minute wait at the wharf for our boat in stop 2 but it was more like 2 hours. This tour is listed as 8 hours and could be done in 4 hours. Still, the tour was over 10 hours and my group rented our own vehicle to leave the tour back to our hotel. Don’t waste your time and money with these incompetent thieves.
Written November 26, 2023
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Christopher F
Laguna Hills, CA6 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
We loved this tour. We drove thru the country to the boat launch. Our tour guide noted some important sites along the way. The boat ride was enjoyable. We stopped at the beach to take pictures of beautiful mountainside. We walked to another boat and toured the underground River. It was very impressive.
Written November 18, 2023
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Nick P
19 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
Spectacular! Witnessing the dramatic formations & learning the history itself is informative. No wonder why it’s chosen 7 wonders of the world.
Written October 2, 2023
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