Puerto Princesa Underground River Tour | 1 Day | from PUERTO PRINCESA, PHILIPPINES

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Corazon Travel & Tours


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  • Check out one of the New 7 Wonders of the World on this full-day trip!
  • Puerto Princesa River is the world’s longest navigable underground river.
  • Look out for the resident Komodo dragons in the National Park.
  • Read our review of this experience here!

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1 Day Itinerary | Puerto Princesa Underground River Tour

  • Pick-up from your accommodation in downtown Puerto Princesa at around 6.30am.
  • You will be transported to the destination by tourist van with air conditioning.
  • Upon your arrival at the underground river, your entrance time will be arranged by your guide and you will embark on your boat trip. Be aware that you could get wet during the trip so it is important to wear sensible, comfortable clothing!
  • During the tour, you will spot different animals that live in the cave and marvel at the natural beauty that this place provides.
  • Only 600 people are allowed to access the underground river across any one day period so booking in advance is recommended.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved over uneven surfaces, so wear appropriate footwear.
  • There is the option to combine this tour with a side trip to Ugong Rock Adventures where you can do a zip-line flight and spelunking. This adrenaline filled add-on is a great choice for outdoor lovers and thrill-seeking backpackers!
  • The van will take you back to your original departure point in Puerto Princesa at around 4.00pm. 

Additional information:

  •  If your hotel is situated further than 15km from the city airport, Corazon Travel will communicate a designated pick-up and drop off point for you.
  • This tour is subject to the weather. If the tour is cancelled owing to bad weather, you can select an alternative date or an alternative tour. 
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Not recommended for travellers with serious medical conditions including heart complaints or those with walking disabilities. 

What's Included

  • Accommodation pick-up and drop-off (must be within 15 km of the airport)
  • Lunch – buffet style
  • Environmental Fee
  • Park permits and fees
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Boat transfers
  • Return transport by  tourist van (with AC)

Not included

  • Souvenir photos – can be purchased
  • Tips (optional)
  • Taxes


Can I do the trip from Sabang?

Yes, we can meet you in Sabang for the tour. The regular trips depart Sabang at around 9 AM.

When is the best time to go? 

Rainy season in Puerto Princesa is July – October. High season is  November to June. There is no bad time to visit the Underground River but conditions are generally better in the high season as the sea is calmer and weather tends to be sunny.

If your tour is unable to go ahead because of bad weather conditions, Corazon will work with you to find an alternative day to complete the trip.

What should I pack?

Pack light! You’ll be out for about 6-8 hours and moving from vans to boats and back again so you don’t want to be carrying anything too bulky.

Will I get wet?

You could get wet entering the boat so make sure you bring some flip-flops or sandals with you!

Refund Policy

  • In order to book this experience, you will need to pay a deposit online via South East Asia Backpacker.
  • This deposit is fully refundable if you wish to cancel up until 72 hours before the start of the activity. PLEASE NOTE: This policy refers to the payment made to South East Asia Backpacker at the time of booking. All subsequent payments to the operator of your chosen activity fall under their own refund policy
  • For cancellations made fewer than 72 hours before the start of the activity there is no refund available.
  • You can request a change of date at any time.
  • Date changes are entirely down to the availability of the operator and nothing to do with South East Asia Backpacker. 
  • If your date change is not agreed upon, as long as it is more than 72 hours before the start date you originally made your booking for, your deposit can be refunded in full if you wish to cancel.
  • The remaining payment for the experience is payable directly to the operator.
  • The operator can request the remaining payment via an online payment link OR upon arrival at the destination.
  • The refund of the second payment, which goes directly to the operator, is based on the terms and conditions of the operator, over which South East Asia Backpacker have no control.
  • Please see our customer terms and conditions for more information.

Why Book With Us?

Hi, I’m Nikki and I started South East Asia Backpacker in 2008 after my own first solo backpacking trip! My vision was to create a travel diary for everyone, a place for travellers to share their experiences from the road. After backpacking and writing about Southeast Asia for over 10 years, I saw the opportunity to provide backpackers with the kind of experiences that I’d treasured myself in the region!

Today, there is so much choice, but there are a lot of poor-quality tours and companies that offer mediocre experiences with little care for the environment. I wanted to create a selection of the best tours and activities to help backpackers avoid scams and dodgy tour companies.

Today, I run this website with my partner, Dave, from Spain, where we live with our energetic two-year-old daughter, Evie. All of the bookable activities that you will find on this website have been vetted by a member of our team and we have a friendly relationship with the operator. There are real humans behind South East Asia Backpacker and we are passionate about sustainable travel and development in Southeast Asia.

We are committed to helping travellers at every stage of the journey and understand that plans can change which is why we offer a full discount on the deposit up to 48 hours before the start of your trip, no questions asked. We offer advice on flights, visas, itineraries, hostels, backpacks, packing and more!

If you have any questions about our business or any of the tours that we provide, feel free to contact me on Whatsapp.

Operator Information

  • Store Name: Corazon Travel & Tours
  • Operator: Corazon Travel & Tours
  • 5.00 rating from 1 review

1 review for Puerto Princesa Underground River Tour | 1 Day | from PUERTO PRINCESA, PHILIPPINES

  1. Nataly Enero

    Amazing! This trip started with the tour guide picking us up right on time- and he was very patient with my 5 children loading up. Ecko (tour guide) from Corazon Tours was a wealth of information on the ride up and helpful. The underground river was awesome and I was very happy with the earbuds and prerecorded explanation-all in an effort to preserve the natural habitat. This was well organized, active and crazy fun!

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