Puerto Princesa is Palawan’s capital and the largest city in the Philippines. The province is known for the Puerto Princesa Underground River and other eoc-tourism destinations. Majority of tourists who flock to Palawan often take a Puerto Princesa Underground River tour.
Puerto Princesa city is located in the middle of the island of Palawan. It has 66 barangays with 35 of these classified as urbanized districts. The Subterranean River National Park is about 50 kilometers or a 2-hour drive from the city center.
Sabang Port: The Drop Off Point for the Puerto Princesa Underground River Tour
If you are going to get your Puerto Princesa Underground River Tour from Hopping Buddies Travel & Tours, you will be picked up by the tour van at your hotel around 7 to 8 in the morning and be brought to Sabang Port.
Don’t forget to bring an identification card. At the port, your tour guide will take your ID, have your name listed at the office and verify if you have permit for the Puerto Princesa Underground River Tour. Once all these things have been settled, you’d have to wait for an available boat to take you to St. Paul Mountain Range, where the underground river is located.
A Brief on the Puerto Princesa Underground River Tour
The underground river is 8.2 kilometers long. However, you will only get to see the first kilometer of the river. If you want to explore the deeper parts of the river, you’d have to get a special permit. This river is said to be the longest underground river that can be navigated in the world.
You will be asked to wear a life vest and hard hat as a precautionary measure. According to boatmen, the water inside the river is about 27 feet deep. During the tour, you will get to see amazing stalactite and stalagmite formations like the giant mushroom, fish head and the Last Supper.
Lunch at Sabang Beach After the Puerto Princesa Underground River Tour
After the tour, you will be brought back to the Sabang Port by the same boat that took you to St. Paul Mountain Range. A Puerto Princesa Underground River Tour from Hopping Buddies Travel & Tours includes a buffet picnic style lunch at Sabang Beach. You’ll be spending the rest of the afternoon here until it’s time to go back to the city.
Be in awe of the wonderful formations and cave rooms of the underground river. Contact Hopping Buddies Travel & Tours for more information about our Puerto Princesa Underground River tour, travel packages and other services.
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