How much is the rate for the underground river tour just the tour alone
Hi! So here are the UPDATED RATES AND FEES for the Puerto Princesa Underground River Tour (As of January 2016)
For the Permit/Entrance Fee*
*includes the paddle boat going inside the Underground River
Local Filipino Adult - Php175
Local Minors (13-20yo) - Php100
International Adult - Php250
International Minor (13-20yo) - Php150
And then there's a COMPULSORY Audio Device (this is the device that you're going to use during the tour, this will provide all the necessary Informations about the Underground River) that everyone going inside the Underground River should pay. That's additional PHP85 and you have to pay Php40 for the Environmental Fee.
And the Motorized Boat from Sabang to the Underground River cost Php1,100 which is good for 6 persons. If your going to share the boat with other tourist you're just going to pay atleast Php184 per person.
So for example you're an International Adult your fees will be breakdown as:
Php 250 - Permit/Entrance Fee
Php 85 - Audio Device
Php 40 - Envi Fee
Php 184 - Motorized Boat
TOTAL: Php 560.00
If you're from downtown Puerto Princesa City: the Van Ride going to Sabang cost PHP140 for Filipinos and PHP200 for International Guest.
TIP FOR DAY HIKERS (JUNGLE TRAIL)
If you're planning to do the Jungle Trail, there's an additional payment for the Jungle Trail Entrance Fee/Permit of PHP200.00 per person. The payment includes your "Trail Guide" (trail guides are required for every Trekker who's going to do the Jungle Trail)
From this blog that has a detailed DIY trip:
1. Visitor's Entry Permit (VEP)
General Entrance: Php100 (Local), Php150 (Foreigner)
Cave Entrance: Php175 (Local), Php250 (Foreigner)
2. Environmental Fee: Php40
3. Boat to Underground River: Php700 (good for 6 persons)
4. Transportation to/from Sabang Wharf (estimate only): Php145 (Local), Php210 (Foreigner)
Hi, after serious haggling, we got the tour at P1,350.00/pax. I heard you can get it cheaper elsewhere, around P100 cheaper but didn't bother us then since our options were limited as we did it from overseas. Try calling the number I posted, you might get a better deal with him. Keep me posted.
Most people here got ripped off. Don’t book online in advance. Just show up. I paid 1250 pesos for the tour and a ride to el nido.
Does anyone know if there are shared transportation options from pp airport to sabang later in the morning? My wife and i arrive at 9:25am and have been told we must book a private van to sabang but we were hoping to find a cheaper way to get there because our UR tour includes transportstion back to PP. We are hopful for a bus or shared van that leaves arpund 10am from PP. Thx!
Additional: Php 150/Pax=Under 12YO.
That Php275 and P175 would be for Filipinos.
It would be about Php 275/pax=Adult, Php 175/pax=Minors.
I booked a tour at the hotel - P1700/pax. It includes transfers from hotel to boat, lunch and back. The trip takes about 9hrs or more
Teobpersons about 4000 PHP booked via hotel in Puerto. Drive there, boat, tour, guide, lunch, drive back
I'm not sure exactly since most people do the package with the bus including. I paid about 1900-2000 per person. We got dropped off at our hotel after the tour so it was "point to point" so to say...
We just booked with our hotel reception when we arrived and everything was included, pick up, drive to the boat, boat itself, underground river, local quisine on the way back and drop off at our hotel again. I can't remember the exact price but it wasn't very expensive.
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