When we arrived at Puerto Princesa Airport, we were offered an Underground River package. It costs P1,500 per head but we got it at a discounted rate (Outdated – December 2015). We have not read anything about Underground River before so we had no idea on how to get there and how much it costs. We had to rely with the available information we could get. Brochures, flyers, asked people and the most helpful was the Published Rates from the Department of Tourism.
Get to know my 2015 experience inside the Underground River on my post here.
We were in luck, we had a P300 discount. So we pretended that we were a little bit doubtful about the package and eventually said yes and took the package.
Was the P1,200 really worth it for a day tour package to the Underground River?
When we went to Sabang, I asked the Tourism Assistance Information Center on how to get to the Underground River without availing of the tour package and here’s what I found out.
Option 1: Via Public Transportation (for 6 pax*)
P150.00 – Underground River Permit (Discounted Price for Filipinos)
P16.67 – Tricycle from Lodging to Underground River Booking Office (P50/tryc, 4pax/tryc)
P16.67 – Tricycle from Underground River Booking Office to San Jose Terminal (P50/tryc, 4pax/tryc)
P120.00 – Jeep from San Jose Terminal to Sabang
P200.00 – Set meal at Robert’s Jewel Restaurant
P116.67 – Boat from Sabang Port to Underground River jump-off and