Sunday, September 30, 2012

Palawan Underground River

Puerto Princesa Underground River, Palawan, Philippines
Photo by Paolo Petrignini for La Venta

Definitely a must see is the Underground River in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. It is one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. It is reportedly one of the longest navigable underground rivers in the world. It is a living cave with an extremely rare and diverse ecosystem.

The PPUR is open all year, but peak season reservations should be made 1 month in advance. I believe that is from March till June.

Here is a link to the history of the PPUR:
http://www.puerto-undergroundriver.com/about-us/


Visit this blog to get all the other details such as how to get there, where to book and park and tour rates and a lot more photos. http://undergroundriver-puerto-princesa.blogspot.com/

Here is the link to the Booking schedule at the Official Underground river site.
http://www.puerto-undergroundriver.com/management/booking-schedule

Photo by La Venta, Org

Photo by La Venta Org. The cave is not actually this bright when the public tours. It's pitch black actually and each paddle boat has one person in group who is given a large flash light and is directed by the guide where to point it.