Hi all! So I've been to Palawan recently and have talked about the City Tours of Palawan. As for now I'm gonna share about the beautiful places you should visit when it comes to sceneries and nature. Palawan is always known for their beaches, and also for their underground river which is said to be one of the 7 amazing wonders of nature over there.
This trip has been sponsored by Cebu Pacific Air as I'm the Cebu Pacific Juan Blogger Ambassador. Also there's accommodation sponsored by Agoda and also shopping money sponsored by VISA. I want to thank you guys for making it happen! Do read my first Palawan City Tour post here:
So first stop, we decided to go for their underground river tour. We had one of the hotel tour staff to arrange it for us which costed us about 1300 pesos per person (RM100). For those who would want to go, you would need to book your spot a day earlier as they have restrict the number of people/slots going in to preserve the beauty of the place, of if you feel adventures, you can try heading there by yourself by planning your own itinerary and finding your own transport there.
A van came early about 8am where our tour started. Since our permit to enter the underground river was at 3pm, the first place we headed to was Ugong rock which showcases an amazing limestone cave and fun filled activities of ziplining. It was an hours drive away into the mountains and after just napping for a while, We finally reached.
Ugong Rock stands 75 feet tall, and is about a 40 minute hike up. as for the option of going down, you can either hike your way down, or zipline your way done. Of course ziplining would cost a lil more [200-300 pesos more (RM15-25)], but it definitely is the easier and more fun way down.
At the first stop
Some cute lil signboards
at the cave entrance
The flash blinded my eyes
Eileen on a vine swing
Our American friend posing LOL
Climbing through the caves
Check out my epic camwhore moment ziplining down!
After ugong rock, we headed over to the jetty which will bring us to the underground tour. We took an hour boat ride out to the island, The Underground river tour is unique as we would have to take a small boat through the caves where its pitch black in there. The cave is about 24km in length but we are only allowed to head in about 4km.
There are plenty of bats there too, so its advisable not to look up with your mouth open LOL
Heading out on the boat
Finally reached the Island
I'm thinking,...after the 3rd cigarette its free? =D
Some monitor lizards on the island
Eileen & I on the small boat ready to enter the cave
The underground river
Rock formations in the cave
One of the highest peaks of the cave
Bats who are living in those small tiny holes
Can you spot the "head" of a person?
Eileen & I
Exiting the cave
Eileen and I outside the cave
The journey back
Ooohhhh a mountain.....
On our way back towards Puerto Princessa, we stopped by Elephant Cave, Karst Mountain. What's so special about it? The Amazing Race took place here! so its another tourist spot where everyone goes just to take a pic with the "Amazing Race" banner
Yes I'm running!
We won! LOLOL
That pretty much sums up another day at Palawan with the Underground River Tour as it is a full day itinerary. As for the 2nd day, we headed off for the Honda Bay Island Hopping tour. There were only 6 of us for this tour, so pretty much we were given full attention by our tour guide. For the Honda Bay Island hopping tour, we were visiting a few islands, which were Starfish Island, Lulu Island and Courie Island
Our first stop, Starfish Island! Ironically we didn't manage to see any starfish over there, and as for those who plan of going there, do rent those snorkelling boots as there are plenty of sharp coral over there
Eileen & I
A small shoutout to Cebu Pacific Air for their Anniversary
Chalets around the island
Eileen jumping off the board
Myself jumping off with a little twist
Another guy flipping in
Last stop: Courie Island. Its a great place to chill as there's an open bar and a massage centre! we just had a nice halo-halo and san miguel beer there to chill things off :)
A big Courie Island sign
Eileen & I again
That sums up my Underground river tour and island hopping at Palawan! Once again I would like to thank Cebu Pacific Air for sponsoring my trip there and I can't wait to work with you guys some more!
Read about my other Philippine adventures here: