PALAWAN Travel Diary III: Underground River

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Here's to my last but definitely not the least Palawan travel diary :) Our last tour in Palawan was actually my favorite among all the tours we had because we went to the famous Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. We woke up early again for our last tour because we have to travel for 2 hours from the hotel to Sabang wharf. The ride was long but we had a nice time sight seeing while we were on our way. 

There was still a long wait when we got to the wharf but of course no time was wasted since I'm with the best company. We did some food trips (banana cue with sesame seeds won my heart), pasalubong hunting again and of course photo ops! :)

We traveled for 30-45 minutes from the wharf to the Subterranean Underground River. It was high tide so imagine those big waves almost got in the boat. It was a thrilling experience! Haha :) These are some of the views during the boat ride. Palawan is truly blessed with so much beauty. I felt so amused during the whole boat ride. 

Touchdown. Everything was breath taking!!! <3 I wouldn't mind having my house built in this place. It's beautiful!

The entrance to the famous Underground River. It still feels surreal thinking that I've visited this paradise. And to tell you it's not just a paradise of my own but a paradise to many because it was declared to be one of the 7 Wonders of Nature along with AmazoniaHalong BayIguazu FallsJeju IslandKomodo Island, and Table Mountain.

Entrance of St. Paul cave. The boat man said that this point was already 9 meters deep. What more inside? 

The feels of being inside the Underground River was priceless. It was too dark inside because the only means of light was the flashlight that we have. It felt like it was midnight already and I can't help but felt sleepy during the tour. It was serene the whole time. 

As we go farther the rock formations became more beautiful and interesting. The boat man told us that the cave includes major formations of stalactites and stalagmites.  He even joked and compared the rock formations to the different things it resemble. Another thing that made me love this underground river is that it was cold inside. I felt like I was in an air-conditioned room the whole tour. 

When we were already half way the river there was this huge spot that they call the cathedral of the Underground River. We spotted these rocks forming the nativity scene. 

Look at these formations! Breath taking <3

After the Underground River tour we went to the park. We were expecting to see monkeys that steal bags (our tour guide told us to take care of our belongings) but unfortunately we didn't see one and instead we saw large monitor lizards freely moving around the park. I was quite shocked to see those. They're hanging around just like "Hey, what's up?" Haha! 

After the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park tour we had our buffet lunch at the Sabang Wharf. The foods were too good! Very local-friendly.

 Our last stop was a side trip at the Karst Mountain Elephant Cave. We didn't actually went down there. We only had some photo ops since the ride was still long and we have to be at the airport on time for our check-in. We don't want to miss our flight back. :)

Puerto Princesa Palawan, you are so beautiful! The Underground River tour was by far my favorite among all the trips I had in my life. I'm going to be back for Coron and El Nido soon. <3 

xoxo,





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175 comments:

  1. Buenos días Shaira, que lugar tan bonito. Un post y unas fotos increíbles. Bss preciosa.

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  2. Buenos días Shaira, que lugar tan bonito. Un post y unas fotos increíbles. Bss preciosa.

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  3. Amazing Pics! I´m fond for traveling and seeing new places :)

    xx

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  4. Gosh this is so nice place! <3

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    1. Oh my! I can totally understand why it was declared as one of 7 Wonders of Nature! Really surreal and breathtaking place! Glad you enjoyed this exciting trip with good company, Shaira! You look adorable, dear!

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  5. Awesome pics and write-up - sounds like it was a really great trip! x

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    1. Yes it was and I miss it already! :)

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  6. Stunning pictures Shaira! I love your overalls!
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  7. The trip looks incredible. I really hope I will have a chance to visit Phillippines one day.

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  8. Palawan is really beautiful! I've been to El Nido but haven't toured Puerto Princesa yet. I might next year. *wishful thinking. :)

    Jenn
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  9. Gorgeous pictures!! This trip looks awesome! Come and meet our adventures in Paris at Living Paris

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  10. this looks like so much fun!!!!

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  11. Paradise is the right way to describe the place, Shaira...what a stunning place on earth!

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  12. Wow!!!! The paradise :)
    xx

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  13. Looks like a Great place to visit!!
    Thanks for sharing!! Xo

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  14. This looks so cool! I totally want to visit - it looks like such a beautiful spot. I honestly love doing tours but my boyfriend isn't really a fan. Any type of cave stuff scares me, but i'd still like to go in and explore. Looks like you had an awesome time! Great post:-)

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    1. You should encourage him and try a cave tour especially this Underground River tour in Palawan. Everything looks amazing in the inside. :)

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  15. world class talaga ang views and beaches ng palawan!! i've been there years and years ago and it was such a wonderful experience!!! breath taking views!! :D

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  16. I love Palawan! I totally enjoyed my time there and seeing your photos make me want to go back :) Cute outfit too!

    xo,
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  17. aw lovely post babe! also thank you for the comment on my recent blog post. My instagram is: @hello_hailey and I don't mind at all requesting you. have a good one!!

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  18. That beach looks incredible
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  19. Great experience! Marvellous places! You're so pretty:)
    Baci,
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  20. This looks so wonderful, what a gorgeous place :) xx

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  21. Your weather looks amazing. I really like these photos this place looks so stunning!

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  22. What a great view!
    Wish I could be there someday.
    Bisous,
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  23. Amazing pics!

    Baci,
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  24. Wow, this looks incredible!
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  25. Amazing pics! this place looks so stunning (:
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    Have a nice day!
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  26. This place is stunning. I love the beach and those cliffs look magical.

    the underground river looks fascinating...I bet that boat ride was quite exciting. I love caves so I know I would enjoy a ride like that one.

    you look so pretty...and so adorable in those overalls.

    thank you for sharing this wonderful post, full of energy and good vibrations.

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    1. Aww thanks Ivana <3 Your so sweet. I'm hoping to meet you soon :)

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  27. heeey! hope you have a great day! do you want to follow each other via bloglovin? if yes, just follow me there and i'll follow you back soon! http://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/anna-alina-3947784

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  28. Looks awesome! Except for those huge lizards. Those are scary.

    Gina
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  29. Wow, it looks so much fun! I would love to have that kind of trip. It reminds me of the jungle trip we had last spring in Mexico with snorkeling inside the caves)
    Love your photos!

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    1. Snorkeling inside the caves sounds thrilling! <3

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  30. What a beautiful place to visit and find peace, the lizard is so adorable, you look gorgeous in your overalls <3

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  31. wow! this looks soo beautiful!! would give anything to go travelling and see these places. need to go on more adventures! x

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  32. WOWW!! I am adding this place to my bucket list pronto! An underground river? This looks insanely beautiful and I can easily see why you rate it as one of your best trips ever :)

    Rachel xxx
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  33. Amazing places *_*

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  34. Oh my, these photos! They were like a mini vacation for me, and I'm sure lots of others felt the same! What a stunning place to visit...

    Have a great weekend,
    -Kati

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  35. Beautiful photos Shai! Makes me wanna jump in to my screen to visit palawan hahaha!

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    1. Haha! If only we can do that I would have traveled the world <3

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  36. what a dream, beautiful pictures!!

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  37. Such gorgeous pictures!
    Have a nice week end!
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  38. Fabulous places and your dungarees are so cute!!<3

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  39. Que espetaculo imagens encantadoras amei
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  40. The denim playsuit you're wearing in this post is so cute! I loved the photos taken at the beach, ah, it's got me dreaming of beach days in warmer climates! :)

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  41. Palawan looks incredible! Beautiful photos and great post x
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  42. This place is gorgeous! Love the pics of the underground river. You look really cute :)

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  43. Amazing pictures. What a wonderful place to visit. I love your romper, so so cute.
    xox
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  44. You have an amazing blog! May I follow you?
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  45. Obviously it was really worth to woke up early for this impressing tour! You saw many wonderful things, I'm really impressed and I like you so much in your cute dungaree shorts <3 Thanks for sharing these bunch of beautiful pictures!
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  46. Such a beautiful place and lovely photos!!
    xo, Jane
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  47. Such a beautiful pictures dear! Lucky you! xx
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  48. How fun! Your photos are awesome, they totally make me with I were there and your overalls are so cute, I want a pair like that!

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  49. IM SO JEALOUS! That's one of the places I wish to visit in my bucket list.. I can't wait to visit it soon.. Palawan is such a wondeful paradise :)

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xx
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    1. Really? Wow! I'm looking forward to your visit there :)

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  50. Amazing adventure! I will definitely visit Palawan soonest! Its in my bucket list. Love the pictures! Thank you for your comment on
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  51. So jealous of all your beautiful adventures there in Palawan. The underground photos were amazing! I'd be totally scared there but I think it's worth checking out. :)

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  52. Oh I'm so excited. We're planning a trip to Palawan either this year or the next. Palawan is really one of the must see places in the Philippines. You took really amazing photos of the underground river. Beautiful!

    Stay Wonderful Always,
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    1. Oh, i look forward to that! :) Thank you Heidi <3

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  53. Wow. Amazing place to visit Shira. Love your cute romper look:).

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  54. Beautiful place, awesome pictures and you look very cool!

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  55. Oh this looks so gorgeous Shaira, so envious of you stunning travels. Have an amazing time, and show us the rest of your beautiful photo's :)

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    1. Sadly this is the last set of pictures. You can follow me on instagram for more :)

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  56. Such amazing and beautiful pictures! What an amazing looking place. It looks like you had a lot of fun there! :)
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  57. I LOVE the pics Shaira! Looks like a lovely trip and wonderful photography!
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  58. Wow, looks like a great holiday destination. Great shots!! :)

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  59. Lovely holiday destination.
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  60. what a great post! looks like you had a great time! the underground river looks stunning, what a great place to visit! i want to visit at some point and go to igazu falls as well! thanks for sharing your photos from your trip! xo
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  61. Looks like you had an amazing trip! xx

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  62. The place looks amazing, Amazing trip! :)

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  63. Awesome photos! <3

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  64. great post my dear...love palawan!!
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  65. Lovely places dear..it seems that you had such a great time ;)

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  66. Beautiful location♥ Love your outfit!
    xoxo,
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  67. Sounds like such a magical adventure and we just adored going through all your photos!!

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  68. These photos are so beautiful! Love the cliff next to the crystal clear blue water! Wonderful place!

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  69. ahh.. Palawan! Thanks for sharing Shaira!
    Hope we can push through our plan this December.


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  70. Such a gorgeous post and all your photos are amazing!!! Absolutely beautiful! :)

    Layla xx

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  71. Amazing pictures! This place is very beautiful! :)
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  72. Your photos are so dreamy! I definitely have some wanderlust after looking through your fun photos! The overalls are so darling on you! :)

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  73. WHAT?! this place is absolutely gorgeous!! I'm totally needing a vacation now!!

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  74. WHAT?! this place is absolutely gorgeous!! I'm totally needing a vacation now!!

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  75. This looks like such an amazing trip! I would love to visit someday!

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  76. damn amazing pics

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  77. Wow, it looks like an amazing place! The photos are beautiful!
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  78. Beautiful photos like always! It looks like you had an amazing time! I love reading about your adventures :) xx

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  79. Your photos are magical ! Thank you for this travel in pictures ! :)

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    1. Yay! Thank you and You're welcome :)

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  80. The caves look so cool! I want to go there :) xx

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