Ready for a new challenge?
This adventurous Jungle Trek in a remote area of the world heritage Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park is traversed by part of the famous Ho Chi Minh trail. This tour takes in 12km of the Ho Chi Minh trail, exploring the Vietnamese t...
Ready for a new challenge?
This adventurous Jungle Trek in a remote area of the world heritage Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park is traversed by part of the famous Ho Chi Minh trail. This tour takes in 12km of the Ho Chi Minh trail, exploring the Vietnamese tropical forest and experiencing the history of the Vietnam – American war as you trek along the narrow track. Explore the other exit of the now famous Dark cave, swim in a crystal clear natural spring and explore an un spoilt Hang E, one of the most beautiful river caves in the Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park.
Under the guidance of an internationally qualified local tour guide, with the support of a team of local porters, this tour represents a great opportunity to get in to the jungle and experience authentic Vietnam whilst supporting employment for local people.
Destinations: Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park
Duration: 1 Day
Itinerary Details: Abandoned Valley - Dark Cave – Hang En Cave – Ho Chi Minh Trail
07:30 Pick up at your hotel and transfer to our base
08:00 Team meeting to plan the trip, clarify rules and regulations of the National Park.
8:30 Depart for abandoned valley by motorbike or car (depending on weather and group size)
9:00 Arrive at the trek departure point and start trekking through the jungle to the abandoned valley
11:00 Arrive at the Dark Cave exit
11:00 – 12:30 Explore 500m inside Dark cave
12:30 Start trekking along the river to hang E cave
13:30 Arrive at the entrance of hang E cave, BBQ lunch, swim in the crystal clear spring from hang E, and explore hang E river cave
15:30 Start trekking on a different trail in the abandoned valley to Ho Chi Minh trail
17:30 Arrive at the Ho Chi Minh trail, enjoy cold drinks on the road
17:45 Drive back to Phong Nha village and to your hotel
18:15 Arrive at your hotel in Phong Nha area. Tour ends
12km of Jungle Trekking, Explore Dark cave, Jungle BBQ, Swim in Hang E Cave
Medium high – fitness for the challenging terrain of the 12km hike. NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 15 YEARS OF AGE
Vietnamese soldier trekking boots if required (we suggest bringing your trekking shoes just in case our boots don’t suit you), headlight, helmet, gloves, and life jacket.
Gear to bring:
Trekking clothes (long trousers and shirt), personal toiletries, sunscreen, insect repellent, hat, swimming gear, sunglasses
- Snacks on trail and cold drinks at the end of the tour
- BBQ lunch
- National Park entrance fees and Park Ranger
- Trekking and caving gears
- Internationally qualified local tour guide speaking fluently English
- Porter team
- Transportation by easy rider or car (during the tour at Phong Nha)
- Travel insurance, tips and personal expenses
- All not indicated in our itinerary
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.
What do I need to bring?
- Booking Invoice from us
- Cash for personal expense
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!