Taking a Puerto Princesa Underground River tour was already popular even before 2011. But it landed a spot on the list of new 7 Wonders of Nature, the underground river because even more popular for both foreign and local tourists. Who would not want to see a world wonder? The river is also reputed to be among the longest navigable subterranean waterways at an estimated five-mile stretch. Aside from this, St. Paul Subterranean River National Park, its formal name, is also noted for its biodiversity.
Things to Remember when taking a Puerto Princesa Underground River Tour
There are a few things you need to know when taking a Puerto Princesa Underground River Tour, especially if it’s going to be your first time visiting this popular tourist destination.
Before anything else, make sure to secure a permit for the tour. If you are booking a Puerto Princesa Underground River Tour with a travel agency, like Hopping Buddies Travel & Tours, getting the permit will be done by the agency. However, for those taking a DIY Tour, it is best for you to get the permit way ahead of your scheduled trip. Every month, the government only allows a certain number of visitors to take the tour. The slots are often sold out very fast.
During the tour, make sure to bring a valid form of identification. Even if you have the permit but don’t have a valid ID, you may not be allowed to join the tour. This will be such a hassle, considering that you’ll be traveling for about two hours from the city proper to Sabang port, the drop-off point for the Puerto Princesa Underground River Tour.
Tour Cancellations, Rescheduling and Refunds
When taking a Puerto Princesa Underground River tour, it would also be better to check on the weather forecast. There are times when trips would be cancelled to ensure the safety of all guests. But this only happens when extreme weather conditions are foreseen. Should the tour be cancelled, you may be able to get a refund or have your Puerto Princesa Underground River Tour rescheduled at a later time. However, if, for some reasons you won’t be able to push through with the scheduled tour, it is best to inform your travel agent as soon as you can. You may not get a refund and may not be able to have your tour rescheduled if you don’t inform your travel agent about changes on your trip.
For more information and assistance on booking a Puerto Princesa Underground River Tour, you may contact Hopping Buddies Travel & Tours through phone or email.
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