Vietnam

Phong Nha Ke Bang NP

The main attractions in Unesco World Heritage listed Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park are the magnificent Phong Nha, Paradise and Dark Cave. Phong Nha Cave is entered by boat after a scenic boat ride through the countryside along the Côn River and contains of 14 grottoes and a long underground river. It’s the second largest cave with a total length of more than 7km of which 1500 meters are accessible for visitors, it is a must see during your Vietnam travels.

Paradise Cave, or Thiên Đường Cave, discovered in 2005, is only open for the public since 2011 and is hidden deep within Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park. It is supposed to be the longest cave with a total length of more than 31km. Visitors can access the first kilometer of this impressive dry cave.

Dark Cave, or Hang Toi, is a true thrilling and adventurous experience, zip lining over the Côn River to get to the entrance, swim into the cave and walk through the dark with only your head torch on your mining helmet. The deeper you go into the cave, the muddier it gets so you need to navigate through the narrow passages to end up in a large mud bath, deep in the cave. Wash yourself clean with a swim in the river on your way back and take a kayak for a scenic paddle along the river.

For those who want to experience something different we offer an adventurous trekking through the jungle in a remote area of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, which is traversed, by parts 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 and you can take a dip in a crystal clear natural spring. This adventure also takes you to another exit of Dark Cave and we even explore Hang E cave, an un-spoilt and beautiful River Cave in the park.

For those those looking for real cave explorations Hang Sơn Đoòng, also known, as Sơn Đoòng cave is the absolute pinnacle.

Hang Sơn Đoòng was only discovered by a local man in 1991. The whistling sound of wind and roar of a rushing stream in the cave heard through the entrance as well as the steep descent prevented the local people from entering the cave. The number of visitors is strictly limited to only about 700 a year and the waiting list can be over a year.

Great alternatives for multi day trips are Hang Én, Hang Va and Tu Lan which almost run on a daily base. Feel free to contact us for more information and availability.

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