Puerto Princesa Underground River, Puerto Princesa

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Voted one of the new seven wonders of nature and listed as a World Heritage Site, Puerto Princesa Underground River is reportedly the longest navigable underground waterway on earth. The area is a designated national park and home to the diverse wildlife of bats, reptiles, primates, sea snakes, and other marine creatures. You may run into monkeys and komodo dragons resting in the lush vegetation that surrounds a small blue lagoon at the cave's mouth. Hop on a boat and embark on a journey down the river, winding through a massive cave. See sleeping bats and stalactites hanging from the ceiling like shreds of petrified drapery. In 2010, geologists discovered another level inside the cave with small waterfalls and a large dome rising 300 m (980 ft) above the water. Add Puerto Princesa Underground River to your Puerto Princesa travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Puerto Princesa itinerary maker.
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  • We had already booked the trip already in Netherlands because we were afraid that this would be already full. In retrospect, it turned out to be no problem to the spot. 07:45 we were picked up at our resort in Puerto princessa. We were there around 10:30 and had to wait 45 minutes by boat to the next pending location were brought. On that beach layers about 40 to 45 boats (we were sitting with 8 in the boat). When we walked to the entrance of the cave and there we were given instruction to wait for our turn. You should not swim. Then we got another helmet and 12:30 we started the boat tour the cave in which lasted about 30 minutes. After we did all the same only a lunch (which was okay) before we drove back towards Puerto princessa. In short; far too busy!! Long drive, much waiting for 30 mins cave. Was a beautiful Cave but would not do it again.
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  • Saw this on the travel channel & had to go. It's an adventure just getting there and the crowds do come. When you see the crowds disillusionment kind of sets in and you're like - oh man! all this way ...  more »
  • U need to travel 2 hours to get there and come back , and you only have 40 minutes at the underground river. For me I dont enjoy the trip but if you have time this is one of the highlight in puerto pr...  more »