A trip to Palawan is made even more meaningful and memorable with an experience of the Puerto Princesa Underground River tour. This subterranean waterway is one of the longest navigable in the world. UNESCO declared it as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature in 2012. As with most unforgettable trips, a Puerto Princesa Underground River tour deserves considerable planning. To ensure that everything goes on smoothly without hassle, here are a few things to remember.
Book Ahead of Time
A lot of people want to visit the river, especially during summer. It is necessary that you book ahead of time. The tourism authorities only allow a limited number of guests per day at the site. Getting a slot for the tour during summer, could be difficult. It is wiser to book for a Puerto Princesa Underground River tour at least a few weeks before your trip.
Make sure to allot a whole day for this tour. The trip going to Sabang port from the city proper will take about 2 hours. If you’re booking your Puerto Princesa Underground River tour with Hopping Buddies Travel & Tours, you will be picked up at your hotel between 7 and 8 in the morning. Avoid delays by making sure you’re already ready when the van arrives.
Bring a Valid I.D. for the Puerto Princesa Underground River Tour
Take note that nobody is allowed to go for a Puerto Princesa Underground River tour without a permit. If Hopping Buddies Travel & Tours is arranging the trip for you, they’ll be the one to secure the permits for you. Otherwise, you’d have to get in touch with the Puerto Princesa Underground River Tour office to get permits.
Don’t forget to take a valid ID with you. This will be checked at Sabang Port, where you’d have to register and wait until your permits are verified. You cannot take your chance and go there before your schedule, in the hopes of getting in ahead of time. The authorities are rather strict in following the schedule provided.
Dress appropriately and comfortably for the tour. Shorts and sandals are the best. During the Puerto Princesa Underground River tour, you will get to see amazing rock formations, stalactites and stalagmites, do not miss out on any sight!
Relax at Sabang Beach After the Tour
After the tour, you will have a delicious buffet picnic lunch at Sabang Beach – this is, if you’re getting your tour from Hopping Buddies Travel & Tours. Other agencies may only offer packed lunches. If you are particular with your meals, make sure to ask about this when booking your tour.
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