Puerto Princesa City Palawan Philippines
Puerto Princesa City Subterranean River National Park
The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park in Palawan province has topped the latest ranking of the nominees vying to become the New7Wonders of Nature. As of September 29, the Puerto Princesa treasure climbed to the top spot from 5th place, according to the Web site of the New7Wonders of Nature Campaign.
The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is located about 50 km north of the city of Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines. It features a limestone karst mountain landscape with an 8.2 km. navigable underground river. A distinguishing feature of the river is that it winds through a cave before flowing directly into the South China Sea.
It includes major formations of stalactites and stalagmites, and several large chambers. The lower portion of the river is subject to tidal influences. The underground river is reputed to be the world's longest. At the mouth of the cave, a clear lagoon is framed by ancient trees growing right to the water's edge. Monkeys, large monitor lizards, and squirrels find their niche on the beach near the cave.
UNDERGROUND RIVER TOUR
Tour inside the cave would cover the first kilometer of this 8.2 km underground river known to be the longest navigable in the world .
UNDERGROUND RIVER TOUR INCLUSIONS
- Underground River Tour (Seat-in coach)
- Air-conditioned Transfers
- Boat Transfers
- Buffet Lunch
- Licensed Tour Guide
- Underground River Permit and Entrance Fees
- Shed Rental
We only fetch guests from city proper hotels.
Additional Van rental charge for guests staying in other hotels outside city proper.
To conserve the Puerto Princesa Underground River in its natural state, a carrying capacity of Nine Hundred (900) Visitors a day has been set (PAMB Resolution No. 06-2012) and a "No Permit, No Entry"policy is strictly enforced.
In case the dates are not available or fullybooked we will advice you to change the date of booking.
Valid identification cards such as government issued ID and passport must be presented during registration for the tour. Please bring these documents with you for a worry-free visit.
Tours for the Underground River can be suspended and Visitor Entry Permits cancelled any day due to bad weather conditions. In such case, the affected visitor may opt to rebook for the tour on a later date or seek a refund of amount paid for the tour
TO BE ADVISED 1-DAY BEFORE TOUR (Usually starts at 7:00am) Tour schedule may change and you will be advised at least 24hrs.
Environmental Fee: There is a government environmental development fee of Php150.00 per person as a city ordinance of the City of Puerto Princesa to be paid by the guest during the Tour.