The tour offers visitors a unique chance to satisfy adventurous spirit. Taking the tour, you will have the most wonderful adventure like nothing you have ever experienced before. Phong Nha Ke Bang surely will be the unforgettable name in your mind after the journey.
Visit Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, the home of the largest cave in the world.
Spend time in Vietnam’s Garden of Eden as well as explore the Great Wall of Vietnam.
Explore a newly-discovered passage, the home of 300,000,000-year-old fossils.
In the morning, the tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Hue and transfer to Phong Nha village. On the way, there are many chances for you to take some nice photos of the rural landscapes surrounding before we check in at hotel and take and sweat night for our adventure.
Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Phong Nha Ke Bang (B/L/D)
After breakfast, we will depart to Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, a World Heritage Site recognized by UNESCO. The area contains a community of more than 300 caves that called “the kingdom of cave.” Additionally, the park is celebrated as one of the most beautiful wonders thank to its the fantastic underground rivers, the largest cave gate, the most wonderful subterranean sand stone banks. There are numerous kinds of rare plant and animal species which were listed in the Red Book.
After passing a minority village, we will trek to arrive at the camp inside Hang En where we will have chance to take some information about the route from expert guide. We will have picnic lunch and dinner. Overnight at the camp among the impressive beauty of the cave.
Day 3: Phong Nha Ke Bang (B/L/D)
Wake up in the tranquil ambiance of this area, let’s enjoy the fresh air and bustle up for our exploration. Trek along the river, pass through the jungle and we will reach the entrance of Son Doong Cave known as the largest and most beautiful cave in the world. Son Doong is celebrated as a jewel at the middle of jungle. Surely you will be surprised with its immensity when you go down a 262-foot vertical drop which will open the way for you to the first huge passage of the cave.
Continue the adventure; we will pass the underground river as totally being in the main tunnel of the cave. Once more, you will feel impressed at the giant stalactite of Hand of Dog before we set up camp near the sinkhole collecting the rainwater running off the ground surface.
Day 4: Phong Nha Ke Bang (B/L/D)
A new day of the caving adventure comes as we wake up and continue the route. We will trek through the immense boulders to the first doline where the collapsed roof helps to form the world’s largest jungle and cave. It is also called the Garden of Edam which give you an impressive spectacle of jungle and miraculous sunshine through the foliages.
Set up camp at Beach Camp where you can enjoy the wild sounds of monkeys, hornbills, and flying foxes. A picnic dinner will be fantastic with you. Take a sweat night for our next day!
Day 5: Phong Nha Ke Bang (B/L/D)
The day of adventure will lead us deeper into the incredible cave to the Great Wall of Vietnam. The necessity of using a boat for the journey depends on water levels. Visiting here, you will have an unique opportunity to contemplate the miraculous natural formation.
Transfer back to the first night’s camsite, the guide will bring us to another discovered passage where we can see numerous fossils dating back about 300.000.000 year. Enjoy another dinner and wonderful night.
Day 6: Phong Nha Ke Bang (B/L/D)
The last day comes in the memorable scenery of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park. Visit around with the guidance of the guide to take memories which surely will last a lifetime. Together with your team, celebrate the final night of the adventure before enjoying a sound sleep among the fauna and flora in Hang En.
Day 7: Phong Nha (B)
Saying goodbye to the treasure of the Earth, we will trek back to Phong Nha and check in at a local hotel. After freshen up, there will be another celebration in town with your team. You may freely choose to depart in the evening from Dong Hoi of take a last night here and check out the following morning.
3 long quick dry, full length pants and 3 – 4 (easy to dry) shirts to wear during the trek; thick athletic leggings/running tights/yoga pants are acceptable pants (please make sure they are full-length and not see-through)
2 pair of shorts and t-shirts to wear at campsite (plus your swimsuit for Hang En)
4 – 5 pairs of calf-length close weave socks (not ankle socks or waterproof socks – no neoprene; SmartWool is a good brand; if you go with cotton, make sure it’s composed of 50% or less cotton)
Anti-fungal foot powder (talcum powder)
Wet wipes (very limited bathing inside the cave!)
Bio-degradable soap and shampoo for use in rivers
Medium sized rucksack/backpack for daily belongings (most people find 15 – 20 L adequate; backpack must fit the helmet we will provide for you and cannot be strapped to the outside)
Water bottle at least 1.5 L
Personal items – toiletries, medication, camera, tripod, spare batteries (toiletries should also include feminine hygiene products for ladies, even if it’s “just in case”)
Sunscreen and hat
Small head-torch for use around camp
Medication – bring any essential medication and anything you take regularly (e.g anti-inflammatories). We supply drugs for emergency/unexpected conditions only.
AA/AAA batteries if needed (low quality only available locally)
Fleece, lightweight windproof, warm hat for evenings (February, March & early April only)
The following items are not required but highly recommended:
Sleeping mat (Therma-a-rest is a great brand); if you bring your own mat, it must fit in your plastic bag which the porters will carry
Gloves, as ours are one-size-fits-all (if you bring your own, please choose gloves with fingertips)
Cotton or silk sleeping bag liner
Ankle gaiters to help prevent silt/gravel inside shoes (especially if you have shoes instead of boots)
Trekking poles; please only bring them if you are accustomed to using them
Dry bag in the event of rain (for clothing and personal items within your daypack); alternatively, a backpack cover would be a good idea especially for the rainier months of February – April
If you are serious about photography, please bring your tripod along with your camera (this must be able to fit in your daypack)
Important Notes: We will have porters carry any of your gear that you will not require during each day (e.g. camera equipment/clothes you do not need during the day can be taken ahead to the campsite for you). You will not be able to access this until you reach the campsite. Please respect our porters and do not bring too much luggage for them to carry (7 kg per person). No outdoor equipment is available in Phong Nha, and only limited items in Hanoi or Saigon.