On the 2nd day of my tour in Palawan, I'm so excited to explore the must-see tourist attraction in Puerto Prinsesa which is now official nominee for the World's new 7 Wonders of the World.---Underground Subterranean River.
Actually, my plan was to have our own itinerary going to the cave. I asked Manny (owner of Manny's Inn) on how to get to UNDERGROUND RIVER. He told us that we couldn't easily enter the island and cave if we don't have permits from the City Government. Manny offered tour packages which include Underground River and Island Hopping in Honda Bay. Underground River tour cost 1500 (peso) and Honday Bay Tour cost 1200 (peso). I asked discounts and he gave that P1350 (peso) for Underground River tour and 1100(peso) for Honday Bay tour.(naks! lakas ng appeal ko. lol).The packages include lunch buffet, transportation(round trip),tour guide fee,cave entrance fee, permits and others.
Along our way going to Underground River, we took a side trip to UGONG ROCK Cave in Tagabinet.We experienced cave spelunking which we need to climb up through the cave's cracks and crevices then go down via long zipline.It's an optional to take zipline going down because you can do it again through caving. The tour inside the cave cost 100 (peso) and 250 (peso) for the zipline. I just want to remind that you might get hurt if you don't follow your guides. Properly wear your helmet to protect your head from pointed rocks. Lastly, expect that you will get dirt and sweat during the activity.
We arrived at Sabang Island around 11am. We had our lunch and stayed at the cottage for about 1 and half hour. Around 12:30pm, we took a motorized bangka (outrigger boat) to the beach near the cove to the river which takes another 15 minutes.
The scenery along the way in the bangka is breathtaking. You'll see beautiful limestone cliffs set in clear green water.
From the beach, we walked around 3-5 minutes along the wooden planks going to the cave opening. We saw bayawak (monitor lizard) passing through our way and probably saying give me a shot and i will do the pose (joke)wahaha.
Inside the cave, you’ll be amazed with the stunning formation of stalactites and stalagmites. It’s really an impressive network of caves.Our imagination really works .The bangkero which is also our tour guide reminds us not to look up with your mouth open.Water drips along the way. Even bat pee.
The place was spectacularly magnificent. No wonder why it is chosen of one the nominee for the World's new 7 Wonders of the World.
UNDERGROUND RIVER, Puerto Prinsesa City, Palawan powered by den marco