PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines – Discover the hidden wonders of the Puerto Princesa Underground River, an 8.2-kilometer subterranean body of water hailed as one of the new 7 wonders of the world.
The UNESCO World Heritage website describes it as “one of the world’s most impressive cave systems, featuring spectacular limestone karst landscapes, pristine natural beauty, and intact old-growth forests and distinctive wildlife.”
The national park is home to about 800 plant, 165 bird, 19 reptile, 30 mammal, and 9 bat species. Just outside the cave’s entrance, tourists can snap photos with monitor lizards and Macaque monkeys roaming around. (READ: Palawan's protected areas at the crux of debate on proposed law)
One passage inside the cave known as "The Cathedral," has rock formations called The Giant Candle, the Holy Family, and even a group of disciples during the Last Supper.
Guests are prohibited from touching the cave walls to prevent disturbing the ecosystem. Flash photography is also strictly prohibited.
The tour includes all entrance and terminals fees, a buffet lunch, an air-conditioned van, boat transportation, pick-up and drop-off services at the guests’ accommodation within Puerto Princesa City, and a licensed tour guide.