Puerto Princesa: Underground River and Firefly Watching Tour

Activity provider: Corazon Travel & Tours

Puerto Princesa: Underground River and Firefly Watching Tour

Activity provider: Corazon Travel & Tours

From US$ 86.28 per person

Experience the highlights of Puerto Princesa with this combo tour to the Underground River, followed by a firefly watching mangrove tour. Benefit from hotel pickup and drop-off and included meals.

About this activity

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Tagalog
Pickup included
Your accommodation within 5 kilometers of Puerto Princesa City Airport. Pickup is also available from the airport. Your pickup time will be confirmed by the local partner via email.


  • Start your day with a fully-guided tour to Puerto Princesa's Underground River, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO-listed site
  • Enjoy a special evening watching glowing fireflies in their natural habitat
  • Tour hassle-free with prearranged hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Savor a local-style buffet lunch and dinner during the tour
Full description
Begin the day with hotel pickup from downtown Puerto Princesa or the airport and head to Sabang Wharf, arriving around 8:00 AM. Board a pump boat and cruise into the mouth of the cave, home to monitor lizards, monkeys, snakes, and other wildlife, some of which is exclusive to Palawan. Following a short walk, ride a paddle boat to the Underground River and marvel at this unique natural wonder. Grab an audioguide and sail through the narrow waters, past stone walls with hundreds of years of history. Keep an out for interesting shapes and colors in the caves and on the walls. Upon return to the wharf, lunch will be served. Savor a feast of local cuisine and then set off on the optional excursions, either a zip-lining adventure or a peaceful mangrove paddle boat tour. Return to your hotel for some downtime before heading back out for the evening portion of the tour. Drive to an offsite restaurant for your dinner before heading on to a river located some 30 kilometers from the city center. Aside from the fireflies and the stars, you'll also see the water light up by the bioluminescent plankton. Following the tour of the estuary, return to the wharf and then to your hotel.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch and dinner
  • All boat transfers
  • All entrance fees
  • Professional tour guide
  • Professional driver
  • Zip line adventure (if option selected)
  • Mangrove Paddle Boat Tour (if option selected)
  • Environmental fee (Php 150, to be paid at the Underground River site)
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 13 years
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Insect repellent

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please note, you may get wet during this tour
  • A life jacket will be provided for all boat rides
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 13 reviews

Review summary

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The underground river tour and zipline part of the tour were fantastic!! However, the fire fly watching part of the tour was not well run, we were dropped back at our hotel for 1&1/2 hrs in between the 2 activities, and made to repeat the travel to the activity area a total of 4 times. The buffet dinner was also stone cold, congealed and they ran out of what food they did have, which was disappointing. When concerns were raised with Weng our guide for the fire fly part of the tour, she could not have cared less. The whole day was too long as pick up from 7am and finally back at hotel at 1030pm, so advise to do them separately.

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March 22, 2023

March 22, 2023

The underground river could have been much more impressive and a better attraction if its potential is well digged. I've been to lots of smaller and younger limestone caves and was amazed by the uniqueness of each, because there were experienced attraction designers who know how to display the beauty of a cave to the traveler. I don't recommand the underground river to whom has no passion for exploring cave. PS: To my surprise, the firefly tour is fun. I went 2 nights on a row.

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February 4, 2023

Product ID: 347081