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Why Tabon Cave Tour is special ?
The Tabon Caves, dubbed as the Philippines' Cradle of Civilization, are a set of caves located on Lipuun Point, north of Quezon municipality, in the south western part of the province of Palawan on Palawan Island, in the Philippines. The caves are named after the Tabon scrubfowl. It is bordered on the south by the town proper of Quezon, Bgy. Panitian on the west, and the South China Sea on the north and east. Out of 215 known caves, 29 have been explored and seven of these are open to the public. The seven include Tabon, Diwata, Igang and Liyang Caves. One of the oldest human bones found in the Philippines, the Tabon Man, was found here in 1962. Other excavated, unexamined remains are stored onsite.
What to explore at Tabon Cave Tour?
With around 200 caves known to exist here, 29 have been explored while only two are open to public. The remains of the Tabon Man, approximately 22,000-24,000 years old, were discovered in the caves by Dr. Robert B. Fox and his team from the National Museum of the Philippines in 1962. The team also found burial jars, earthenware, jade ornaments and other jewelry, stone tools, animal bones, and human fossils dating back to 47,000 years ago.
They are maintained by the National Museum, and Diwata Cave and Liyang Cave are open to the public. The Tabon Man was discovered in the caves, one of the oldest remnants of human inhabitants found in the Philippines.
How to get to Tabon Cave Tour?
Tabon Caves Complex is a 30-minute ride by pump boat from Quezon proper. Visitors, however, are advised to stop at the National Museum branch at Poblacion, Quezon for orientation and briefing. Below are instructions or a travel guide on how you can visit and go around the Tabon Caves Complex of Quezon, Palawan.
- Ride a van from San Jose Terminal at Puerto Princesa to Quezon, Palawan. Fare is 200 Pesos per person, Estimated Travel Time is 2.5 to 3 hours.
- Ride a tricycle from Quezon Transport Terminal and tell the driver to drop you off at the National Museum. Fare is 10 Pesos per person. Estimated Travel Time is 5 minutes.
- Walk to the National Highway and ride a Tricycle to the Pier of Quezon. Fare is 9 Pesos per person. Estimated Travel Time is 5 minutes.
- Register at the Coastguard Office at Quezon Port.
- Ride the pre-arranged boat to Lipuun Point where the Tabon Caves Complex is located. Fare is 800 Pesos per 6 persons. Estimated Travel Time is 30-40 minutes in good weather.
- A scenic tour of the islands and pristine waters
- One of the most significant sites
- Great exploring and stunning views
- A nice mixture of nature and history
- Example of the beauty and rich colours
Tabon Caves Quezon, Palawan, Philippines