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Friday, January 3, 2014

Ugong Rock Adventures and Karst Mountain Elephant Cave in Puerto Princesa Palawan

Two months before our flight, we already books our Puerto Princesa Underground River Tour with Floral Travel and Tours.  We were told that we will be picked up at 6 am.  So we were already panicking when we were still at our hotel by 8 am.  At around 8:30 am, a van came to pick us up.  We also passed by another hotel to pick up two other guys from Spain.  When we arrived at the Permit Office of the Puerto Princesa Underground River Tour, it turns out that we don't have any permits yet.  Floral Travel and Tours requested that we have a ticket and we were granted but the time slot is for after lunch.


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To kill some time, we were brought by our driver to Ugong Rock Adventures.  The two Spaniards were not up for it but we were.

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We paid 200 php for the entrance and 250 php for the zipline per person.

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We then headed to a hut were they check for blood pressure if you're old.

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But, we skipped that part and we were given our gloves and helmet.

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We were then oriented with a group.  But, this guy volunteered to tour us so we can leisurely take our time.  He explained that the Ugong Rock is a 75-foot limestone formation.  It is amidst the farmlands of Brgy, Tagabinet.  He explained that some rocks create different sounds.

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This one sounded like a bell.

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This formation reminded me of Sumaging and Lumiang Cave in Sagada but this is dry.

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There is a very easy rappelling course.  There were a lots of staff to assist you so I didn't find it challenging at the very least.

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Rock formations are entertaining like this boxing glove and then eagle.

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This looked like a long-necked dinosaur.

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And, this one to me looks like a raptor. 

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There were parts were we played and swang on vines too.

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Once you reach the top, you have the option to climb back or zipline.

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Of course, we ziplined because it was the easier way.  After that, we headed to Karst Mountain Elephant Cave.

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We just made a short photo stop by Karst Mountain Elephant Cave.

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Use your imagination and you're see somewhat of an elephant form.

Overall, for beginner searching for a little adventure, you might as well go for the Ugong Rock Adventures.  As for Karst Mountain Elephant Cave.... well only if you're passing by and you have the time.

Ugong Rock Adventures and Karst Mountain Elephant Cave
Address Brgy. Tagabinet Puerto Princesa 
Palawan, Philippines
Budget Per Person 550 php Ugong Rock Adventures and 
Karst Mountain Elephant Cave Map
Payment Options Cash

Operating Hours
8:00 am-5:00 pm
Reservation Required No
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