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Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park Tours

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park
A new Seven Wonders of Nature, the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Puerto Princesa Underground River flows through a limestone cave system before spilling into the South China Sea. A paddle through this eerie ecosystem, filled with otherworldly cave formations and chattering bats, is one of the Philippines’ most unforgettable experiences.

The Basics
The Underground River, situated within Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park on Palawan, is an easy day trip from the city of Puerto Princesa. Take a guided boat ride along one of the world’s longest underground rivers, beginning at Sabang Wharf near the mouth of the cave. The rock formations within, considered among the most complex in the world, are illuminated only by flashlight beams. Some tours also include a stop at Ugong Rock for optional ziplining or spelunking.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Underground River is a must for adventure travelers and outdoor enthusiasts.
  • Day trips from Puerto Princesa last eight to 11 hours, depending on the option chosen.
  • You’ll get wet on this tour. Bring a waterproof case for your camera and phone, wear shoes you don’t mind getting wet, and if you’re wearing socks, bring an extra pair.
  • Most tours include pickup and drop-off in Puerto Princesa.

How to Get There
The Puerto Princesa Underground River is 90 minutes away from the city of Puerto Princesa by road. It’s a 15-minute boat ride from Sabang village to reach the entrance of the cave. Most visitors arrive by guided tour; alternatively several public buses run from the San Jose bus terminal to Sabang.

When to Get There
Boat trips can be cancelled due to rain and poor weather, so it’s best to visit the cave system during the dry season (January to April). This natural wonder is one of Palawan’s most popular attractions, so it’s a good idea to arrange your tour before arriving on the island, particularly during the peak season (December to May).

Biodiversity in Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park
While the river is the area’s star attraction, the surrounding national park supports impressive biodiversity, including some 800 plant species, 195 bird species, 19 reptile species, and 30 mammal species. While some of these critters are hard to spot, visitors commonly see some of the eight species of bat living within the park and its cave system.
Address: Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines
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39 Tours and Activities to Experience Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

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Puerto Princesa Subterreanean Underground River National Park UNESCO site

Puerto Princesa Subterreanean Underground River National Park UNESCO site

The Puerto Princesa city Subterreanean River National Park is a World Heritage Site inscribed by UNESCO on December 4, 1999. The Worlds Longest Navigable Underground River and Now one of the & Wonders of Nature. The primary tour destination PPUR has the worlds navigable Underground river with its spectacular rock stalactites and stalagmites formation that made it to be among the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE and awarded as RAMSAR site. 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 .
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$45.00
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$45.00
Taking safety measures

Underground River Day Trip from Puerto Princesa City

Underground River Day Trip from Puerto Princesa City

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Visit the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, and paddle down the Puerto Princesa Underground River on this 8-hour tour. This underground river is one of the longest underground rivers in the world. Board a boat at the mouth of the cave at Sabang Wharf, and stop at the Buenavista viewpoint for views of the Ulugan Bay. You can also choose to upgrade to include a group or private trip to a ziplining experience at Ugong Rock Adventure Zipline and Spelunking.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.98
Price varies by group size
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$42.98
Price varies by group size

Underground River Tour from Puerto Princesa

Underground River Tour from Puerto Princesa

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Spot coastal wildlife, ride a paddle boat along an underground river, and explore a flooded cave system on a full-day nature tour from Puerto Princesa City. This tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off, a buffet lunch in Sabang, and all activities in Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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  • 9 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$52.31
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$52.31
Taking safety measures

Underground River Tour, Including Lunch from Puerto Princesa

Underground River Tour, Including Lunch from Puerto Princesa

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Take a trip to one of the new Seven Wonders of Nature, the Puerto Princesa Underground River in Palawan, on a full-day tour. Cruise through this 5-mile (8.2-kilometer) subterranean river with a local boatman, who is also your tour guide, and enter a protected cave to view stalactites and stalagmites in unique formations. A buffet lunch is included to fuel you for the tour of this must-visit Philippine natural wonder.
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  • 8 hours
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$47.18
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$47.18

Puerto Princesa Underground River Tour

Puerto Princesa Underground River Tour

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The Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) is a UNESCO world heritage site and recently named as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. This 8.2-km subterranean river runs under a protected cave that features spectacular formations of stalactites and stalagmites. With these and its limestone landscape, it is considered as one of the world’s most complex cave systems.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00
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$40.00

Palawan: Puerto Princesa and El Nido - 4 Days and 3 Nights

Palawan: Puerto Princesa and El Nido - 4 Days and 3 Nights

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Leave itinerary planning to the experts and check off Palawan’s highlights in just four days on this convenient 3-night package. On day one, explore Puerto Princesa city; on day two, cruise the Puerto Princesa Underground River; on day three, hop El Nido’s most pristine islands, including the notorious Secret Lagoon Beach; on day four, travel back to the airport. Choose between no accommodation, budget accommodation, mid-range accommodation, and hotel packages.
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  • 4 days
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$374.36
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$374.36

Underground River Private Tour from Puerto Princesa City

Underground River Private Tour from Puerto Princesa City

Named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, there are few places in the Philippines that are as unforgettable and iconic as the natural wonders that can be found in the Underground River near Puerto Princesa city. A day tour to this breathtaking location will take you through what is now named as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. After an early morning pick up, you'll drive to Sabang Wharf before transfering by boat to the Underground River National Park. This location is not merely the access to the river: it's also a national park that is a haven for local and some endemic wildlife in the Philippines, and famous as a birdwatching site. The highlight of the tour remains as the guided paddle boat which will take you across the underground river.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$136.00
Price varies by group size
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$136.00
Price varies by group size

Underground River Tour from Puerto Princesa Including Lunch and Boat Ride

Underground River Tour from Puerto Princesa Including Lunch and Boat Ride

The dramatic karst cliffs, lush forests, and underground river system of the Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park lie around two hours north of Puerto Princesa City. On this tour, enjoy plenty of time to explore the UNECO-listed landscapes, cruise along the underground river on a paddle boat, and spot monkeys and other wildlife in the rainforest, before enjoying a buffet lunch at a local restaurant.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.44
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$57.44

Private Underground River Tour

Private Underground River Tour

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This tour is private tour to Underground river provided with private AC transportation and motorized boat transfers. The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park or popularly known as the Underground River is the the world's longest navigable underground river and one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature. Guests will enjoy seeing various limestone formations which were formed thousands or even millions of years ago. Truly, this makes Underground River the number 1 tourist attraction in the city. Important Notes: 1. Underground River tour permits are limited to a maximum of 1000 slots per day and should be booked ahead of time. Ideally a month before arrival. Minimum time for me to process the permits is atleast 3 days before arrival. This tour is subject to weather conditions. 2. Tour inside the cave is always on group of 8-10 persons per boat as strict policy of the park due to operational limitations of the site. 3. Tour is on first come first serve basis at the site.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$179.49
Price varies by group size
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$179.49
Price varies by group size

Underground River Tour

Underground River Tour

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This Whole Day Tour takes you on a journey from Puerto Princesa to Sabang to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park stopping en route to view other natural attractions, such as Elephant Mountain; one of the locations used for Amazing Race Asia.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
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$57.70
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$57.70

Underground River Day Trip from Puerto Princesa City with Buffet Lunch

Underground River Day Trip from Puerto Princesa City with Buffet Lunch

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A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Puerto Princesa Underground River is Palawan’s star attraction. Experience it in style without the self-drive hassles on this small-group door-to-door tour that includes a boat trip into the cave, a buffet lunch, a stop at the Buenavista Viewdeck, and monitor lizard sightings. Upgrade to add a zipline ride or land cave adventure at Ugong Rock, or a paddle-boat cruise through the mangroves.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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$56.42
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$56.42

Palawan: Puerto Princesa and El Nido - 5 Days and 4 Nights

Palawan: Puerto Princesa and El Nido - 5 Days and 4 Nights

With so much to see and do in Palawan, it’s a notoriously difficult island to plan a vacation on. Ensure you see the best of the island paradise, and skip the stress of advance planning, on a 4-night tour that covers the highlights of El Nido and Puerto Princesa. A guide takes care of arranging transfers, accommodation, and activities to ensure your vacation in Palawan runs smoothly.
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  • 4 to 5 days
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$743.59
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$743.59

Underground River Tour

Underground River Tour

Puerto Princesa City Subterreanean River National Park is a World Heritage Site inscribed by UNESCO on December 4, 1999. The Worlds Longest Navigable Underground River and Now One of the 7 Wonders of Nature. The primary tour destination PPUR has the worlds navigable Underground River with its spectacular rock stalactites and stalagmites formation that made it to be among the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE and awarded as RAMSAR site. 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 .
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  • 8 hours
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$43.08
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$43.08

3-Day Escape in Puerto Princesa City

3-Day Escape in Puerto Princesa City

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Looking for the perfect weekend getaway? Puerto Princesa City is the place you're looking for! This 3-day tour package will take you to the world-famous Underground River. Plus, you'll have plenty of time to just sit back and relax in this one-of-a-kind city.
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  • 3 days
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$204.11
per group
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$204.11
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Puerto Princesa Palawan 4d3n Rm with Tours

Puerto Princesa Palawan 4d3n Rm with Tours

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See the best of Palawan during this 3-day excursion from Puerto Princesa. Each day features a different activity as well as free time to explore on your own. Watch the fireflies and glowing plankton on the Iwahig River, see the UNESCO-listed underground river, and go island hopping in Honda Bay. Each daily tour is inclusive of one meal, either lunch or dinner, and this package also includes three nights accommodation.
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  • 4 days
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$158.98
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$158.98

Underground River Tour via shared van

Underground River Tour via shared van

The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park or popularly known as the Underground River is the the world's longest navigable underground river and one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature. Guests will enjoy seeing various limestone formations which were formed thousands or even millions of years ago. Truly, this makes Underground River the number 1 tourist attraction in the city. Important Notes: Underground River tour permits are limited to a maximum of 1000 slots per day and should be booked ahead of time. Ideally a month before arrival. Minimum time for me to process the permits is atleast 3 days before arrival. This tour is subject to weather conditions.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$51.29
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$51.29

Private Underground River perfect for cruise ship and airline arrivals

Private Underground River perfect for cruise ship and airline arrivals

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This underground river tour requires a minimum of 6 people to book. This is exclusive private tour for your group only and is perfect for guests arriving on the same day before 10am. This is suitable for guests from cruiseship with a minimum of 6 people in a group.
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  • 8 hours
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$46.16
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$46.16

Palawan: Puerto and El Nido and Coron - 6 Days and 5 Nights

Palawan: Puerto and El Nido and Coron - 6 Days and 5 Nights

Discover the best that Palawan Island has to offer on this comprehensive 6-day tour. Visit the island’s most popular regions—Puerto Princesa, El Nido, and Coron—and see key landmarks like the UNESCO-listed underground river, Honda Bay, and the Secret Lagoon. Spend the week swimming, snorkeling, and soaking up the sun as you tour this picturesque island with your group.
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  • 5 to 6 days
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$897.44
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$897.44

Palawan: Puerto and El Nido - 3 Days and 2 Nights

Palawan: Puerto and El Nido - 3 Days and 2 Nights

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(Please send correct time arrival of Airlines for the Airport Pick Up, and try to borrow some local people or police phone to contact the agent if incase of Miscommunication) The Puerto Princesa Underground River has placed Palawan in the forefront of tourism after it was hailed as one of the new seven wonders of Nature. Explore breathtaking lagoons and unspoiled beaches with the El Nido Island Hopping day tour. This tour gives you incredible sights of the Big and Small Lagoons, which are some of El Nido’s pride.  Suggested Itinerary: Day 1- AM Arrival 7am PPS airport/ Under Ground Tour/ El nido Day 2- Tour A ( Island Hopping Elnido)/ Back PPS Day 3-  Airport Transfer (Departure 5pm ) NOTE : PPS AIRPORT- ARRIVAL 7AM -8AM 
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  • 2 to 3 days
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$410.26
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$410.26

Private Underground River Excursion for Cruise Ship Guests

Private Underground River Excursion for Cruise Ship Guests

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Gain exclusive access to a private underground river on this tour that’s limited to cruise ship guests only. The Puerto Princesa Underground River is one of the longest navigable rivers of its kind. Your guide will show you its special features, such as diverse flora and fauna and amazing rock formations, as well as keep you fully entertained and informed throughout the day. Enjoy Filipino dishes for lunch.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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$256.42
Price varies by group size
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$256.42
Price varies by group size

Puerto Princesa Room and tour Package 4d3n

Puerto Princesa Room and tour Package 4d3n

This is a package tour 4days and 3 nights in Puerto Princesa City. The tour includes van transportation during the tours, Entrance fee, tourguide, Boat transfers, buffet lunch, government fees and tours to the best tourist destination in Puerto Princesa City such as the Underground River listed as UNESCO world heritage site and one of the 7 Wonders of nature. Enjoy swimming and snorkeling with Island hopping in honda bay and a half day city tour is also included. The tour has 2 options economy accomodation and standard hotel.
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  • 3 days
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$179.49
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$179.49

Puerto Princesa - 3 Days and 2 Nights

Puerto Princesa - 3 Days and 2 Nights

Discover the Palawan’s capital city of Puerto Princesa highlights: see historic sites, visit the Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center, enjoy views across the Honda Bay from Mitra Farm, and shop for hand-crafted souvenirs. The Puerto Princesa Underground River has placed Palawan in the forefront of tourism after it was hailed as one of the new seven wonders of Nature.  Suggested Itinerary: Day 1- AM Arrival PPS airport Day 2- Under Ground Tour Day 3- Freeday /  Airport Transfer - For Suggestions and Changes as to fit your time and departure please note it in the Special Request or Remarks for changes of Tours ..
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  • 2 to 3 days
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$310.26
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$310.26

Puerto Princesa to Sabang - Private Transfer

Puerto Princesa to Sabang - Private Transfer

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Travel from Puerto Princesa to Sabang using this Private Van Transfer Services. We can pick you up directly at Puerto Princesa International Airport or at your hotel in Puerto Princesa City Center. This van transfer services is exclusive only for your group, no over crowding and travel with comport. We utilize 4 Vehicle Type the Toyota Grandia GL, Toyota Commuter, Nissan NV350 and Nissan NV350 Premium.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.00
per group
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$78.00
per group

Puerto Princesa UNESCO Underground River Tour w/ Lunch (Whole day)

Puerto Princesa UNESCO Underground River Tour w/ Lunch (Whole day)

Puerto Princesa Underground River is a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE site .It is the World's Longest Navigable Underground River. The home of unique flora and fauna and unbelievable karst formation.
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  • 8 hours
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$66.67
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$66.67

Palawan: Puerto Princesa - 3 Days and 2 Nights

Palawan: Puerto Princesa - 3 Days and 2 Nights

Discover the Palawan’s capital city of Puerto Princesa highlights: see historic sites, visit the Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center, enjoy views across the Honda Bay from Mitra Farm, and shop for hand-crafted souvenirs. The Puerto Princesa Underground River has placed Palawan in the forefront of tourism after it was hailed as one of the new seven wonders of Nature.  Suggested Itinerary: Day 1- AM Arrival PPS airport/ PM City Tour Day 2- Under Ground Tour Day 3- Honday Bay/  Airport Transfer - For Suggestions and Changes as to fit your time and departure please note it in the Special Request or Remarks for changes of Tours ..
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  • 2 to 3 days
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$266.67
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$266.67

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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 39 Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park costs USD 45.00. Guided Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park tours start around USD 45.00 per person. See all 39 Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park tickets and tours on Viator.
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