Underground River Tour

Last year, hubby and I were not able to go to the Underground River because we were not able to get a permit. Since we didn’t like it to happen for the second time, hubby and I decided not to waste any single second to get the permit as soon as we arrived to Puerto Princesa together with his family. The new office is now loacated along Rizal Avenue, beside Kinabuch Restaurant and sharing the same building with Badjao Inn. Riding a tricycle would only cost you P8/head.

puerto princesaUnderground River Booking Office (right side)

Since it was already four in the afternoon, there were no more slots available for the next day and no more morning slots for the day after next. We had no choice but to take the last tour, at 5:30pm. But the staff advised us to go there early, around 2pm, so that we could have the chance to have the tour earlier than the one we got.

On the day of our tour (3rd day), we started our trip to Sabang at 9:00 in the morning, in that way we can have side trips before our UR Tour. Buenavista Viewdeck was the first stop then we headed to Ugong Rock for the Spelunking & Zipline. At around 1pm, we were already in Sabang, time to have our late lunch.๐Ÿ˜€ We ate at Roberts and availed their P200/pax buffet lunch thinking that the food would be better than the one we had at Hunda Bay. But to our disappointment, the food was really not that good. Boooh! I think it would have been better if we ate at the carinderia across the pier.๐Ÿ˜‰

While we were having our lunch, Kuya Manny, our driver, went to the UR Booking Office in Sabang to make sure that we’ll able to have our tour earlier than 5:30pm. I had no idea how he did it but we were able to take the tour beforeย  4pm.๐Ÿ˜€

underground river palawanboat terminal and booking area

puerto princesaUnderground River’s Entrance

puerto princesa palawanway to the river

puerto princesaget your life jacket and hard hat here๐Ÿ˜€

cave’s entrance

We waited for the next boat and then proceeded in the tour. As usual, the tour guide started his spiel about the cave and everything that can be found inside. Let the pictures speak for the beauty of the cave.

thank God it’s low tide๐Ÿ˜‰

chandelier

banana blossom?!

another formation

bat’s poop

colony of bats ^-^

amazing stalactites

tourists with the bangkero at the back๐Ÿ˜€

the light and the battery๐Ÿ˜‰

The tour was indeed fun but I was not that satisfied with the cave’s beauty… That’s the reason why I am not daring to vote for this cave to be included in the New Seven Wonders of the World. It’s nothing compared to Sagada…. If Sagada was the one on the list, I would definitely vote for it.๐Ÿ˜€

DISCLAIMER: All photos (except for the first two) used in this blog post was taken by my hubby.๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks Hon!

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. liezl
    May 15, 2012 @ 03:16:02

    hi, do you still have the contact for underground river, i would like to take the underground river tour in the afternoon on Oct. 15, 2012… thanks and God bless!

    Reply

    • G-nang
      Jun 02, 2012 @ 06:25:37

      Liezl, I have no contact person for the Underground River Tour. You have to go the Booking Office and get your schedule unless you’ll get a travel tour agency who will do the work for you. But this one is expensive.๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply

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