This is by far the best Phong Nha, Ke Bang National Park Experience, especially for this on a budget and short on time. Enjoy a very warm welcome from your tour guide who will guide you through this stunning piece of Vietnam. This is a trip you’ll rememb... View more
Travel Styles: Adventure Tours , Backpackers
Destinations: Hanoi, Dong Hoi, Phong Nha Ke Bang NP, Dark Cave, Paradise Cave
Duration: 2 days & 1 night

Day 1 : HANOI - DONG HOI (N/A)

Picture of HANOI - DONG HOI

Itinerary Details Day 1: Hanoi – Dong Hoi (DH) by overnight bus

Your guidance service will pick you up in between 17 and 17.30 from your hotel or our office and transport you to the departure place for your overnight bus (sleeper) journey to Dong Hoi.

Day 2 : DARK AND PARADISE CAVE (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)


Itinerary Details Day 2: Dong Hoi – Dark Cave – Paradise Cave – Dong Hoi - Hue

Early morning you’ll arrive in Dong Hoi where our driver (he will show a sign with your name(s)) will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel for some extra rest (dorm bed), a refreshing shower and breakfast. You can leave your luggage that you don’t want to take on this adventure day safely behind! Please do make sure that you bring some spare, dry clothes for this day. At around 8 a.m. we’ll start this beautiful and adventurous day to the 2 most striking and impressive caves in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park.

The first exploration of the day will beDark Cave (located in Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park and situated about 20km from Phong Nha and 65km from Dong Hoi, it is around a 1 hour and 10 minute drive. The second cave, after lunch, is Paradise Cave and is about 25km from Phong Nha and 75km from Dong Hoi, it is around a 1 hour and 20 minute drive. The order in which we visit the caves varies.

Dark cave is a true experience, kayaking over the river to get there, walking through the dark with only the head torch on your mining helmet, having a mud fight in the mud baths deep in the cave and then washing yourself clean with a swim in the lake inside the cave.

Activities: Muddy bath, zip lining, swimming, kayaking

Paradise cave is the longest dry cave in Asia!

At around 5pm we will be back in Dong Hoi at the hotel where you can enjoy dinner before taking the bus (6pm) to Hue where the tour ends.

Please bring: swimwear and towel for swimming.

If you have a little bit more time it it possible with this tour to stay overnight in Dong Hoi and take an early train (around 7.40-10.45) the next day to Hue. Feel free to contact us for more detailed information.

Please be aware that the due to safety regulations the zip-line (only the first part of the Dark Cave Experience) cannot be used for people under 40 and over 90kg.

What’s included?

  • Sleeper bus from Hanoi to Dong Hoi
  • Pick up service from Dong Hoi bus stop, transfer to the hotel and dorm bed
  • Meals: day 2: breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Transportation by minibus for the tour
  • Complimentary water and wet tissue on the tour
  • Entrance fees
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Evening bus at 6pm to Hue

What’s excluded?

  • Beverages
  • Travel insurance, tips and personal expenses
  • All not indicated in our itinerary

What do I need to bring?

  • Booking Invoice from us
  • Valid Passport with valid visa
  • Cash for personal expense

Dietary or special food request

In order to take care of your special food request we would like you to inform us by email in advance.

Get Up and Go Vietnam is doing all possible to make your journey and travel experience an unforgettable one. Weather conditions, we unfortunately cannot control. Our apologies for that!

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