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Timothy C wrote a review Dec. 2020
The boat ride was cool. Keep an open mind about lunch. It might not be for you if you're not adventurous.
Date of experience: January 2020
Katy Santos wrote a review Nov. 2020
Philippines399 contributions125 helpful votes
I visited the park in June and it’s a wet season, therefore, we experienced some occasional heavy rains during our tour.It took over an hour for us to reach a stop before heading to Sabang Wharf. The zigzaggy and uneven terrain road will surely cause you car sickness (if you’re prone to it) but if you’re used to it then it’s a must to enjoy the amazing view of lush green trees, limestone mountains, and calm blue sea. Only a limited number of tourists are allowed to go inside the Underground River, therefore you’ll have to patiently wait for your group’s turn. We were given an option to either have a zipline ride in Sabang X Zipline or to try the Mangrove Paddle Boat Ride for a certain fee. Most of the people that are part of the tour chose to kill the time by opting for the Mangrove boat ride and some opted for both activities.You’ll appreciate the view of beautiful green mountains and green seawater during a sunny day but not much if it’s raining. Unfortunately, the sky at that time is weeping but I still appreciate a hazy view of the green mountains, it looked like some scenes from the movies.It takes about 20-30 minutes to reach the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park via boat. Finally! We reached our destination and we’re excited to see the Underground River in reality. I’m happy that the sunlight returned! Once you arrived, the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River welcomes you with powdery white sand, relaxing sea waves, and amazing picturesque that would make you wish to stay for few hours instead of exploring the river.You can take photos first before your group heads to the checkpoint. You’ll see monkeys roaming around the area so ensure that you don’t have any food with you. It would be safer as well if you won’t wear any jewelry such as flashy gold earrings or necklaces as this could attract the primates. We were also told by our tour guide not to hold any plastic bags as the primates would think that you’re holding food. You’ll walk a few meters from the coast to reach the checkpoint where one of the staff will hand you an audio device. From there, you can grab a headgear and life vest which are mandatory before riding a small boat.While on the boat, the guide will instruct you on how to use the audio device properly so you can listen to it at the right timing while touring inside the Underground River. Please expect the natural smell of bat poop as the underground river is home to countless bats. Aside from bats, endemic to the area are snakes, giant spiders, crabs, and several species of marine life. I would suggest looking below the water before entering or going out of the Underground River as you’ll notice big fishes swimming in and out of the cave.While inside the Underground River, it’s complete darkness that’s why your tour guide will light up the area with flashlight and will discuss the rock formations and how it looks like. You’ll learn so many things from the audio device and from your tour guide like the history of the Underground River, animals that are endemic in the area, how they manage a huge number of tourists, the deepest part of the river, etc.Some of the rock formations are in a form of mushroom and the holy family (Jesus, Joseph, and Mary). Aside from it, you’ll also witness stalagmites and stalactites that were formed for thousands of years. I got surprised when after the tour, the water level rises from the mini boat port! I prefer low tide so you can take photos infront of the Underground River.…
Date of experience: December 2019
2 Helpful votes
maproglobal wrote a review Jul. 2020
Palma de Mallorca, Spain125 contributions19 helpful votes
It is a nice half day excursion with interesting information. You receive something like an ipod with earphones and receive all information in your language.
Date of experience: December 2019
Citra Jatmiko wrote a review Jul. 2020
Jakarta, Indonesia50 contributions18 helpful votes
To be honest, this could be one of the most breathtaking journey I have ever had so far. The scenery was amazing, the sensation was extremely incredible.
Date of experience: August 2019
1 Helpful vote
JD Medina wrote a review Jun. 2020
Quezon City, Philippines23 contributions4 helpful votes
This is first time visiting this place and I’m amazed! It’s just a little disappointing coz it’s not allowed to swim which is understandable coz they’re maintaining the image.
Date of experience: February 2020