Itinerary Details Day 2: Dong Hoi – Phong Nha Cave – Dark Cave – Dong Hoi
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 impressive caves in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park.
The first exploration of this day will be the impressive Phong Nha cave (located in Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park, about 50km from Dong Hoi (around 45 minutes driving). After 25 minutes by boat we arrive at Phong Nha cave where we spend a couple of hours. This cave is called the river cave as we explore it by entering by boat. The second cave, after lunch, is Dark cave and is about 20km from Phong Nha cave and 65km from Dong Hoi (around 1h10 minutes driving).
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
At around 5 – 5.30 p.m. we will be back in Dong Hoi city.
Please bring: swimwear and towel for swimming
The rest of the evening will be at your own interpretation and overnight will be at the hotel. Depending on your booking this will be based either on dorm or hotel room.