Water activity

From Puerto Princesa: Underground River Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: Corazon Travel & Tours
Water activity

From Puerto Princesa: Underground River Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: Corazon Travel & Tours

From US$ 47.70 per person

Explore the Puerto Princesa Underground River and admire the natural beauty of Palawan on a full-day trip. Sail along the world's longest navigable underground river and enjoy an authentic lunch.

About this activity

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Duration 7 - 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Tagalog, English
Audio guide included
Spanish, Tagalog, Chinese, English, German, Japanese, Korean, French
Pickup included
Meet your driver at your accommodation in Puerto Princesa.
Private or small groups available


  • Enjoy a day close to nature
  • Enter a cave on board a canoe
  • Taste sumptuous Filipino delicacies served in a buffet-style
  • See a one-of-a-kind ecosystem that's rich in flora and fauna
Full description

Sail along the world's largest underground river at Puerto Princesa on a full-day tour. Learn about this incredible structure from your guide, look out for wildlife, and enjoy a restaurant meal. 

Start your day with a convenient pick-up service from your downtown accommodation at 7:00 AM. From there, travel by land to the famous underground river. 

Your guide will provide information about the area and Puerto Princesa City in general along the way, ensuring you get to learn as much as you can about this wonderful location. During the trip, a stop will be made at Buenavista, a delightful viewpoint where you can get a glimpse of Ulugan Bay.

Arrive at Sabang Wharf at approximately 8:00 AM, and board a pump boat to the mouth of the cave. This place is home to Monitor Lizards, monkeys, snakes, and other forms of wildlife, some of which are exclusive to Palawan. 

After a short walk, you'll ride a paddleboat to the underground river and marvel at this natural wonder.

Once back at the wharf, lunch will be served at one of the restaurants in Sabang. Get to enjoy local cuisine and sample the taste Filipinos love. 

An optional side trip to Ugong Rock Adventure Zipline and Spelunking is available after the Underground River Tour so that you can make the most of your day. Once back in the city, you'll be dropped off at your hotel.

If you want a relaxing end to the day, select one of the massage options. Hotel drop-off after the massage can be provided with an extra charge, which can be booked as an add-on upon checkout.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip pump boat cruise
  • Paddleboat cruise
  • Round-trip transportation by van
  • Tour guide
  • Lunch
  • Driver
  • Ugong Rocks Adventure with Zipline (if option/add-on is selected)
  • Environmental Fee (Php 150)
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • This is a small-group tour up to 13 people per van
  • Hotel transfer is included only within 15 kilometers radius from the airport. An $80 transfer surcharge may apply if your hotel is located outside 15 kilometers from the airport
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved. Further, due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities
  • Let us know if you have any dietary restrictions so we can arrange your meals
  • Please ensure that your insurance covers all the activities involved
  • The listed price does not include an $80 transfer surcharge payable at the time of tour check-in should your hotel be located 15-kilometers away from Puerto Princesa Airport
  •  Actual pick-up time shall be re-advised a day before the tour through your hotel's receptionists
  •  Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • For guests arriving via cruise ship, please book the private option as you are unable to join the regular tours
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 198 reviews

Review summary

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The trip was great, we really enjoyed ourselves. The underground river is impressive and definitely a place to not miss whilst in Palwan! We also really enjoyed the optional extra, mangrove tour. The guide was so lovely and sweet. We were lucky and seen lots of animals including a cat mangrove snake, monkeys & a monitor lizard.

March 24, 2023

This was one of the best tours I’ve ever been on! Our guide Echo was fantastic! He added so much to the experience with his knowledge of local flora and fauna, and, of course - enthusiasm! The underground river is breathtaking, I will never forget it as long as I live and I implore everyone to visit this UNESCO world heritage site at least once in their lifetime! The mangrove forest boat was also excellent and supports the local community. We didn’t try the zip line but heard there’s spectacular views from it! Lunch was plentiful and vegetarian options and considerate of allergies etc.

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March 24, 2023

Excellent communication about pick-up etc before the activity, very nice and friendly guide and driver. The whole day is well planned out, you never have to worry about missing a boat or anything, just enjoy the surroundings and meeting people :) the river itself is a must do if in palawan and just an amazing experience. I recommend this tour, it's a no-brainer :)

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March 24, 2023

Product ID: 180785