Private Underground River Extended Tour (4.3km) To El Nido

by Tropical Paradise


Private Underground River Extended Tour (4.3km) To El Nido

Nature and Parks National Parks Caverns and Caves Puerto Princesa Palawan


This tour will bring you to one of the 7 New Wonders of Nature. Aboard your private air conditioned van, you will travel from Puerto Princesa City to Sabang, about two hours away from the town proper. From there, you’ll be able to reach the protected National Park where you’ll discover the Underground River. After the tour, your private van will bring you to El Nido, 250 kms up north and around 5 hours away from Sabang, and drop you off at your hotel in Corong-Corong or El Nido town. Additional drop-off options in El Nido area (like Lio, El Nido Cove, Sibaltan, Nacpan and Duli Beach) are also available for an extra charge. The specificity of the Extended Tour is that it will bring you up to 4.3km inside the cave, way farther than the 1.5km usually explored with the other tours. This is truly a unique experience to get, and the absolute best way to enjoy the calm, beauty and remoteness of the famous Subterranean River. Get ready for an exciting tour that you will leave you with unforgettable memories!

Included Destinations

Program (9 hours)

This tour package has an approximate duration of 9 hours. You will find the main events and activities programmed for this tour listed below.

This tour itinerary may vary: With this private tour, guests are free to choose the time of departure (between 6:00 and 10:00AM). This may affect the order of the activities, which will be supervised by the tour guide. Lunch time will also vary depending on the time of arrival in Sabang area.

  • 1

    Pick Up At Your Hotel In Puerto Princesa

    Your tour guide will meet you at your place of choice within Puerto Princesa City proper.

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    Sights On The Way

    Around 1 hour and 20 minutes on the way to the Underground River, we’ll stop at Buenavista View Deck to see the breathtaking scenery of the Ulugan Bay (and give you time to use the restroom if needed).

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    Processing Of Permits And Boat

    While your tour guide is processing the permits and boat to go to the National Park, you’ll be able to roam around Sabang Beach and watch the locals cultural performances. The waiting time will depend on the affluence on that day.

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    Boat Travel From Sabang Wharf To The National Park

    A 25 minutes boat travel will bring you from Sabang Wharf to the Subterranean River National Park. You’ll land on the beautiful Saint Paul Beach.

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    Discovery Of The National Park

    Within the National Park, you’ll witness a lot of wildlife: monkeys, monitor lizard (bayawak) and squirrels. While waiting for your turn to enter the river on the municipality managed boats, please be advised to keep plastics bags or packages hidden and to pay close attention to your belongings: the monkeys might get interested in them and take them from you.

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    Extended Cave Exploration (4.3 Km)

    With this extended tour, you will explore the longer part of the Subterranean River aboard your private boat. During approximately 3 hours, you'll go as far as 4.3 kms inside the cave. Be ready to be amazed as this is a very unique experience to have in this New Wonder of Nature.

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    Return And Optional Swimming At Sabang Beach

    After the tour, you'll take your private boat back to Sabang Wharf. If you're not in a rush and would like to take the time to swim a little, you'll have the opportunity to do so at Sabang Beach.

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    Lunch is served either after or before the tour, depending on the time of arrival in Sabang. The lunch buffet will be served in a local restaurant, with variations of different Filipino dishes, including vegetarian options.

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    Drive To El Nido And Drop Off At Your Hotel

    Your private van will then drive to El Nido and drop you off at your hotel. The ride to El Nido town will take around 5 hours.

Inclusions and Exclusions

This tour package includes several items or services that you will find listed below in the "Included" list. The items or services listed under the "Not Included" list are not included in the price of this tour package.


  • Buffet Lunch
  • Entrance Fees
  • Air-Conditioned Private Van Transfers
  • Private Boats
  • Environmental Tax Development Fee (ETDF)
  • Boat Transfer
  • Licensed Tour Guide


Booking Policy

Booking Confirmation: Your booking will be confirmed after you completed the online checkout process. You'll then receive an email with detailed practical instructions from Tropical Paradise (such as meeting point and time).

Balance Payment: For the settlement of your remainining balance, Tropical Paradise accepts the following payment methods: Cash (₱) PayPal .

Cancellation Policy: Tropical Paradise applies a moderate cancellation policy for this tour. A partial refund is available up to 48 hours before the tour. In case of no show-up or a cancellation made less then 48 hours before the tour, the whole amount will be charged.

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