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

The best Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park Experience! Discover Phong Nha Cave by entering the cave by boat after a scenic boat ride through the countryside along the Côn River, Phong Nha contains of 14 grottoes and a long underground river. It’s the second l... View more
Destinations: Hanoi, Dong Hoi, Phong Nha Ke Bang NP, Phong Nha Cave, Paradise Cave
Duration: 3 days & 2 nights

Day 1 : Hanoi or Ninh Binh - Dong Hoi (N/A)

Picture of Hanoi or Ninh Binh - Dong Hoi

Itinerary Details Day 1: Hanoi (or Ninh Binh) – Dong Hoi by overnight train

Depending on your train departure you start this journey at Hanoi’s railway station to board the train to Dong Hoi. Overnight in an air-conditioned soft sleeper cabin.


Day 2 : Phong Nha and Paradise Cave (Breakfast and lunch)

Picture of Phong Nha and Paradise Cave

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

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.

We return to Dong Hoi where we arrive around 5pm.  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.

Day 3 : Dong Hoi - Hue (Breakfast)

Picture of Dong Hoi - Hue

Itinerary Details Day 3: Dong Hoi – Hue

After breakfast and check out we will take you to the train station for your day train (7.40am) (soft seat) to Hue. Here we end the trip.

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 bring you to our partner hotel 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.

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: day 2: breakfast and lunch – day 3: breakfast
  • Transportation by minibus
  • Water and wet tissue
  • Entrance tickets and boat ride
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Overnight at the hotel
  • Drop off service at train station + soft seat on the day train to Hue or Da Nang

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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