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HANOI (or Ninh Binh) - DARK AND PARADISE CAVE - PHONG NHA (Train)

For those looking for convenience and great service this is the best Phong Nha, Ke Bang National Park Experience! Enjoy a very warm welcome at our host on arrival and of your tour guide who will guide you through this stunning piece of Vietnam. Paradise... View more
Destinations: Hanoi, Dong Hoi, Phong Nha Ke Bang NP, Dark Cave, Paradise Cave
Duration: 2 days 1 nights
$122.00

Day 1 : Hanoi or Ninh Binh – Dong Hoi by train (N/A)

Picture of Hanoi or Ninh Binh – Dong Hoi by train

Itinerary Details Day 1: Hanoi/Ninh Binh – Dong Hoi by train

Depending on your train departure you start this journey at Hanoi/Ninh Binh’s railway station to board the train to Dong Hoi. Overnight in an air-conditioned soft sleeper cabin (4-berth shared cabin).

Day 2 : Dong Hoi – Dark Cave – Paradise Cave – Phong Nha (Breakfast and lunch)

Picture of Dong Hoi – Dark Cave – Paradise Cave – Phong Nha

Itinerary Details Day 2: Dong Hoi – Dark Cave – Paradise Cave – Phong Nha

From the train station (arrival time depending on your train) our driver (he will show a sign with your name(s)) will pick you up and take you to the hotel for breakfast. You can leave your luggage that you don’t want to take on this day safely behind! At around 8 a.m. we’ll start this beautiful and adventurous day to the 2 most impressive caves in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park.

The first exploration of this day will be Paradise cave is the longest dry cave in Asia!

Thiên Đường Cave, or Paradise Cave, is a cave in Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, 60km Northwest of Đồng Hới city. Thiên Đường Cave is located on an elevation of 200 meters above the sea level, near the west branch of the famous Ho Chi Minh Trail. Karst peaks surround the area of the cave and its remarkable cave system extends for 31km, though most people only visit the first kilometer. The scale is breath taking, as wooden staircases descend into a cathedral-like space with colossal stalagmites and glimmering stalactites.

After lunch, we will go for Dark cave. 

Dark cave is a true experience, zip-lining over the river to get to the Cave’s entrance, walking through the dark with only the head torch on your mining helmet, crawling through narrow muddy passages and finishing with a nice mud batch deep in the cave and then washing yourself clean with a swim in the lake outside the cave. 

Activities: Mud bath, zip lining, swimming, kayaking. Bring swim wear! 

After the trip we will drop you off at your accommodation in Phong Nha, where the trip ends.

 

If you are short on time it it possible with this tour to continue your travels to Hue by bus or train after the tour. We will take you back to our partner hotel after the trip for dinner before you go on the bus or train to Hue. By bus you'll be departing Dong Hoi at 6pm and arrive in Hue at around 9pm. If you prefer the train the departure time will be 7.40pm and you'll arrive in Hue at around 10.30pm. Please feel free to contact us and inform us about your preferences.

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?

  • Soft sleeper berth on the overnight train from Hanoi to Dong Hoi
  • Pick up service from Dong Hoi train station and transfer to the hotel
  • Meals: breakfast and lunch
  • Transportation by minibus
  • Water and wet tissue
  • Entrance fees
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Drop off at your accommodation in Phong Nha

What’s excluded?

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

What do I need to bring?

  • Booking voucher from us
  • Cash for personal expense
  • Swimwear and towel

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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