This is for sure one of the best Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park Cave Experiences! Enjoy a very warm welcome from your tour guide who will guide you through this stunning piece of Vietnam which lies in the hart of the original Ho Chi Minh Trail. This is ... View more
Destinations: Hue, Dong Hoi, Phong Nha Ke Bang NP, Dark Cave, Paradise Cave, Hanoi
Duration: 2 Days 2 Nights

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

Picture of HUE - DONG HOI

Itinerary Details Day 1: Hue – Dong Hoi by train

Depending on your train departure (standard departure is 16.47) you start this journey at Hue's railway station to board the train to Dong Hoi (standard arrival is 19.37). Your pick-up service will be ready for you, showing a sign with your name, to take you to the hotel to check-in. The further evening is at your own interpretation. Overnight at the hotel.

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


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

After breakfast and check-out we'll prepare for a great day of cave exploration. You can leave your luggage that you don’t want to take on this day safely behind! At around 8.30 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 Dark Cave (located in Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park, about 20km from Phong Nha cave and 65km from Dong Hoi (around 1h10 minutes driving). The second cave, after lunch, is Paradise cave and is about 25km from Phong Nha cave and 75km from Dong Hoi (around 1h20 minutes driving).

Dark cave is a true experience, kayaking over the river to get there, walking through the dark with only the head touch 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 hidden deep within the Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park, 14km southwest of Son Trach, and shrouded by dense forest and looming karst peaks. It is the longest dry cave in Asia! This remarkable cave system extends for 31km, although only a kilometer or so is accessible, and is reputed to be the longest dry cave in the world. The diminutive cave mouth is accessed by a 500-step staircase and once inside the sheer scale of Paradise Cave is truly breath-taking! A Wooden staircase descends into this cathedral-like space, encircled with colossal stalagmites and glistening stalactites of white crystal that resemble glass pillars.

At around 5 – 5.30 p.m. we will be back in Dong Hoi city. Tour ends

Please bring: swimwear and towel for swimming

Dinner will be served for you at the hotel before our drop off service will take you to the train station for your 19.52 (our standard time) overnight train (soft sleeper berth) to Hanoi. Estmated arrival time in Hanoi the next morning is 5.30am.

Remember that the area in front of the train station in Hanoi is busy and the atmosphere can be a little pushy! Our advice is to step away from this area and take a reliable taxi, our recommendation is CP Taxigroup, a little bit further up road. 

If you are short on time it it possible with this tour to continue your travels to Hue by bus after the tour. We will bring you to our partner hotel for dinner before you go on the bus to Hue. You'll departing Dong Hoi at 6pm and arrive in Hue at around 9pm.

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?

  • Day train (soft seat) from Hue to Dong Hoi
  • Pick-up service from the train station and transfer to the hotel
  • Overnight in our hotel in Dong Hoi
  • Dark & Paradise cave Tour
  • Drop off service to the train station
  • Soft sleeper berth on the overnight train from Hanoi to Dong Hoi
  • Meals:
    Day 2: breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Transportation by minibus during Cave Tour
  • Water and wet tissue
  • Entrance tickets with private boat and buggy during Cave Tour
  • English speaking tour guide

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
  • 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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