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    UNESCO World Heritage Site: Palawan Underground River Tour

    Tutubi visited Puerto Princesa five years ago to do a Palawan Underground River tour but didn't materialize, as the trip turned to a tragedy and had to return to Manila the morrow to grieve and bury his friend.

    On his return trip, however, he made the Palawan Underground River tour that started with a visit to the Palawan Underground River Booking Office on Rizal Avenue right after visiting a resort on Honda Bay to reserve his slot.

    The day, his group left their "hideout" in Puerto Princesa and went to Sabang, Puerto Princesa and scheduled a boat trip to the world-famous Palawan Underground River (also called Puerto Princesa Subterranean River).

    Pictures of Palawan Underground River Tour:

    boat sabang puerto princesaTutubi's boat that took his group to Palawan Undergroung River. trip only took about 15 minutes

    palawan underground rivera boat ride at Palawan Underground River consists of 7 people, including the driver. life vests and hardhats required for the cave tour for the usual safety precautions (you don't need them but just to be safe)

    palawan underground river insidethe dark and dingy interiors of Palawan Underground River is really not scary. Just don't create much movement so your boat won't tip over.

    The boatman doubles as tour guide who narrates funny stories to brighten up the dark (and scary to some) underground river and cave. Stalactites (limestone formations from the cave ceiling going down), stalagmites (formations on the ground going up) and columns (formations joining the ground and ceiling) were given descriptive names and stories.

    puerto princesa underground river tourPalawan underground river tour allows you to see amazing formations called stalactites, stalagmites and columns

    puerto princesa underground river touran interesting stalactite formation called Sharon Stone

    The 45 minutes tour of the longest navigable river in the world was a pleasant experience that Tutubi vowed to return there again probably with Tutubi Jr. and his grandparents, if Tutubi's budget can accommodate them all.

    Palawan Underground River is one of Palawan's pride inscribed in UNESCO World Heritage sites, the other one being Tubbataha Reef. Recent news also trumpeted an amazing discovery in some unexplored chambers of the cave where fossils of extinct animals that existed at least 20 million years ago before civilization came on earth were unearthed by a team of Italian scientists who condected the scientific survey, as revealed by Puerto Princesa City Mayor Edward Hagedorn.

    Coming Up: Palawan Underground River Tour Tips for the "cheapest Palawan Underground River package tour" you can have with the latest Palawan Underground River rates and bus, jeepney fares from Puerto Princesa.

    Related posts on Palawan:
    Puerto Princesa Airport
    How to get to El Nido from Sabang
    How to Get to Puerto Princesa Underground River

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    posted by backpacking philippines @ 8:14 PM,


    At Apr 6, 2011, 12:33:00 AM, Blogger Photo Cache said...

    Oh I'd love to go on this tour too. What a wonderful natural resource.

    At Apr 6, 2011, 11:35:00 AM, Anonymous tina said...

    being there is really an amazing experience.. and all those stalactite formations were equally mystical. :) love the place!

    At Apr 7, 2011, 11:50:00 PM, Anonymous bw said...

    awesome. I'd like to visit is amazing caves someday !

    At Apr 8, 2011, 8:27:00 PM, OpenID docgelo said...

    my parents left me (and my family) when they went there to enjoy that underground river a couple of years ago. di bale, bullet-day (balang-araw!) mararating din namin yang palawan, hehe.

    At Apr 9, 2011, 1:10:00 PM, Anonymous Lyndsay said...

    Wow, I didn't know we won the spot at UNESCO! Sweet! I haven't been here but I surely will soon!

    At Apr 12, 2011, 8:56:00 PM, Anonymous Faith said...

    This is another place i will surely visit!

    At Mar 12, 2012, 9:32:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hi, i'm happy that you posted about the palawan underground river. it would be nice if you can also give us an idea how to go there and the budget perhaps, :)

    At Mar 12, 2012, 2:54:00 PM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    anonymous, there is a post on how to get there under
    the related posts. just look for it above :)

    At Apr 26, 2012, 3:02:00 PM, Anonymous Netherland said...

    I'm so happy when I found out that the underground river was one of the seven wonders of the world. I voted actually that's why I'm so happy!


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