My encounter with a world wonder

I am a fan of nature. God’s work of art has never failed to awe me. Big City tours does not please me like how nature does. Before our trip to Palawan I have done my own research of the underground river. Needless to say It is very popular because it has been officially declared as on of the World’s 7 wonders of nature. Hence, we save the best for last. UR tour is our last activity here in Palawan.

The declaration of the Puerto Princesa Underground River as one of the Official NEW 7 WONDERS OF NATURE has resulted to the sharp increase in influx of visitors to the Park. To conserve it in its natural state, a carrying capacity of Nine Hundred (900) Visitors a day is currently in effect and a NO PERMIT, NO ENTRY POLICY is strictly enforced. Management highly advises that a Visitor Entry Permit (VEP) be secured in advance before proceeding to the Park. We sincerely regret and apologize for any inconvenience as we appeal to you to please bear with us. (source)

We booked our package tour a month earlier from our trip. However my cousin who just decided to join our tour was not able to secure permit because it was already fully booked. But since my mom already saw the UR 5 years ago she passed her permit to my cousin.

Tip: Secure your permit at least 2 weeks before your trip to Palawan.

From puerto Princesa the trip to unferground river will take around 2 hours with stopover here:

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Parang mga vietnamese lang. 

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May hang over pa ng vietnam war si Jede

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I didn’t know that there are squirrels in the Philippines. Now I’ve seen one.

Moving on: Another boat ride before we can get to the hidden paradise

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St. Paul Mountain Range. Nga nga talaga ako sa ganda.

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Pat loved this place so much. I quote “Hindi ko to ipagpapalit sa Boracay” 

We got so excited and we took a lot of photos before our turn to enter the cave.

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We’ve been warned about these thieves. Never bring plastic bags because they will be taken.Image

ImageI will never get tired of this place because it’s very interesting and  everything is surprising. I like animals and nature even if it’s scary sometimes.

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Our group was divided. Image

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These dripping water have minerals which when exposed to air forms the stalactite and stalagmite. Interesting isn’t it?

I won’t show photos of what I saw inside because I don’t want spoil the fun for you. How was it inside? The trip was short but it was great I still wish we’d go deeperbecause the boat man was really good in giving these tours. You will never get bored because they’re humorous and you will see a lot of images inside. My favorite is the face of Jesus Christ. I had goosebumps and even got teary eyed because I kind of felt that Jesus was really there looking at me. It was like he’s communicating with me through nature like an apparition.

I had su much fun here not only with the things I saw but with what I have learned this is one of the best trip I’ve had so far. I’m sure you will appreciate  life ad nature when you see the underground river. I’m grateful for this experience. It’s never a wonder why I love to wander around the Philippines.

see you on my next trip!

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