What to Bring during your Underground River Tour Package
Along with El Nido and Coron, the Puerto Princesa Underground River attracts thousands of tourists to the province each year. Many will tell you that you can’t say you’ve been to Palawan or to Puerto Princesa if you haven’t visited the Underground River. It’s true. You should see this majestic place at least once in your life so you will know for yourself what everyone else is raving about.Цапли
If you’re planning to go on an Underground River tour package, here’s a quick list of things to bring to ensure you of a fun, safe and worthwhile trip.
Whether you’re prone to sunburn or not, it’s better to err on the safe side and protect yourself against the harmful UV rays of the sun. Bring a sunscreen of at least 30 SPF or higher and apply an hour before going out. Re-apply every 30 minutes. It can be difficult to enjoy the rest of your vacation with stinging sensations of sunburn constantly bothering you. Even if you don’t get a sunburn, you’ll have peace of mind knowing you’re fully protected against the leading cause of skin cancer.
Malaria has always been a top concern among tourists visiting the province. Although there are very rare cases of malaria in Sabang where the Underground River is located, it’s still better to protect against insect bites. Be sure to include a strong insect repellent in your pack. You don’t have to make use of those that contain DEET, as it has been found to cause side effects on people’s health. It’s recommended to make use of natural insect repellents like citronella.
The glaring light of the sun can make it difficult to enjoy the gorgeous surroundings. So don’t forget to bring a pair of sunglasses, preferably one that has UV protection. Remember, it’s not only your skin that needs protection from the sun but also your eyes. UV rays can cause cataracts and other vision-related problems.
Camera and video camera
Of course, you can’t leave without your camera and video camera. Most people make use of their smartphones in taking photos of the place, and that’s okay too. The important thing is that you have something to commemorate your trip to the place.
A wide brimmed hat is also a practical option to bring on your trip. It can be quite hot in this part of the province, and it would be a wise move to don a hat for ample protection. There are many available at the city proper of Puerto Princesa so you don’t have to pack one in your luggage.
It would be a smart idea to buy a waterproof casing for your gadgets just in case you want to bring them inside the cave. There’s little chance of them getting wet as you’ll be dry and secured inside the boat but accidents can happen anytime and it’s better safe than sorry.
Lunch is included in the Underground River tour package, but you might want to bring some extra light snacks with you. If you are prone to sea sickness, do not eat a heavy meal or greasy snacks (chicharon or chips) right before riding the boat from Sabang to the Underground River entry point. The waves can be a little strong, and indigestion and sea sickness do not mix well.
Have a fun and safe trip to Puerto Princesa Underground River. For sure, you’ll have a blast!
Why You Should Choose a Guided Underground River Tour
You’ve always been a do-it-yourself traveler. You book your own flights, research for your travel destinations, and practically do everything by yourself. It seems more fun and adventurous this way. You get to do whatever you want, and you’re not limited to the tour package itinerary. Plus, it’s cheaper. But for your upcoming Underground River trip, you’re seriously considering getting a guided tour package. You’ve heard many good things about it, and you think it might just make your vacation a tad better.
Here are some advantages of choosing a guided underground river tour:
Tour guides are friendly and knowledgeable
Like most Filipinos, Palaweños are also known for their hospitality and friendliness. And it would be very rare to come across a tour guide that doesn’t fit this description. Your tour guide will make sure that you enjoy every minute of your journey, showing you the best of what the place has to offer. You’ll also be made comfortable at every point. Your tour guide will educate you about Underground River, and share with you valuable information that even online travel resources won’t be able to tell you. Going on a guided tour will surely be a more educational and more enriching experience.
Guided tours are more convenient
You’ve had your share of adventures during your heyday. But you’ve come to a point when you want to take things easy. A guided tour will give you the convenience that you are looking for. Everything you need for the trip—from the permit that you need to enter into the boat that you are riding to the food that you’re going to eat—everything will be taken care for you. All that is left for you to do is to sit back, relax and enjoy your vacation. It’s hassle-free and stress-free, exactly what your vacation is supposed to be.
Guided tours are practical
Yes, going the DIY route may seem less expensive overall. But money isn’t the only thing that you have to consider but also your time and effort. If you don’t avail the guided tour, you will need to spend a lot of time researching about the place, about the requirements for entry, about how to get there, and so on. You’re going to spend a lot of effort when you could just have everything in a snap of a finger with a guided tour. The cost of the guided tour makes it practical.
Underground River is visited by thousands of tourists that it’s only right that you get a guided tour. Otherwise, you’re going to have a tough time getting in line. Save yourself the trouble and the headache, and opt for the more convenient route. There are some vacations done better DIY but most of those who have visited this place will tell you it’s not one of those. You’ll be much better off with a guided tour.
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