Admire Vietnam's most spectacular caves
Trekking in the adventurous Ke Bang national park
Village cycling and local life experiences
Phong means Wind, Nha is the teeth. The wind is blown by the Natural God, from deep within the caves, grasping the heart and trapping it within this deep maze of caves.
Phong Nha (Ke Bang National Park) is in the middle of the Annamite 1Mountain range in Quang Binh, Vietnam. The National Park is home to thousands of habitats. Land and marine animals, dense forests and savanna exist beside these unique and beautiful deep cave complexes. Within these caverns are beautiful caves such as Phong Nha, Paradise cave and Dark cave. These giants stretch 104 km underground and rivers trickle through. These are, without a doubt, the most magnificient limestone karsts in the world. You’ll have to see it to believe it 🙂
09:00 – 09:15: A bus and tour guide will pick you up at your hotel and you will begin exploring the most impressive of Phong Nha’s caves. After 25 minutes on a boat you’ll arrive in Phong Nha cave and explore around for a couple of hours. This cave, the ‘Water cave’, is famous for its rock formations and known locally as “Lion”, the “Fairy Caves”, the “Royal Court” and the “Buddha”.
12:30: Lunch at local restaurant before exploring the National Park in the afternoon.
13:00 – 16h30: Visit Paradise cave – the cave is beheld by many as the world’s most beautiful and magnificent sub-terrainian structure. Its 31.4 km in length and is the longest dry cave in Asia. With naturally primitive features, Paradise cave looks like a masterpiece.
17:00 – 17:30: Head back to hostel. The tour is over.
09:00 – 09:15: A bus and tour guide will pick you up at your hotel and you will begin your adventure. After 25 minutes on a boat you’ll arrive in Phong Nha cave where you can explore for a couple of hours. This cave, the ‘Water cave’, is famous for its rock formations and known locally as “Lion”, the “Fairy Caves”, the “Royal Court” and the “Buddha”.
12:00: Lunch at local restaurant before exploring National Park in the afternoon.
13:00 – 16h30: Visit Dark cave, full of intrigue and adventure. Here you can Zipline, bathe in mud, kayak on the Chay river or swim. It’s beyond your wildest dreams.
17:00 – 17h30: Head back to hostel. The tour is over.
09:00 – 09:15: A bus and tour guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you to Dark cave. Adventure awaits and you can zip-line, mud bathing, kayaking on the Chay river and swimming.
12:30: Lunch at Dark cave restaurant
13:00: Visit Paradise cave – the cave is one of the the the world’s most beautiful and magnificent. It’s 31.4 kms and said to be the longest dry cave in Asia. With naturally primitive features, Paradise cave looks like a beatiful painting.
17:00 – 17:30:Head back to hostel. The tour is over.
08h00-08h30: We will pick you up at your hotel in Phong Nha to go to the starting point for briefing and to review the rules on village roads.
08h45: Leave the town for Phong Nha National Park. You will be passing the local corn and rice fields, and cycling along Son River to explore Na village, which is known for the floating fishing farm. Stop en-route to learn the local culture, how the rice is grown and how the villagers feed their fish in the river. Stop at Ho Khanh’s house to learn about the caving passion of the King of the Cave Kingdom. Ho Khanh is the local jungle man who first found Hang Son Doong – the World’s Biggest Cave. He is working as the porter leader for the trip to Hang Son Doong.
With a bit of luck, you can get a picture with this World-famous man.
Pedal to get through a nice peanut field and reach Ho Chi Minh original trail, which facilitated the movement of soldiers and war supplies from North Vietnam to battlefields in South Vietnam. There is not only one or 2 Ho Chi Minh trails. Our guide will tell you more about those than C.I.A.
Make sure your hands are tight enough to conquer this tough trail before crossing to another muddy path through the peanut fields along the Chay river to reach HCM HW(West wing).
Lunch will take place en route at Chay Lap homestay or Nuoc Mooc Spring, where an eco-trail leads you to a pristine water swimming pool in the jungle!
Later, cycle to cross the Chay river over a wooden bridge and visit to Wine Cave – where the V.C made rice wine during the time hiding bomb from the U.S aircraft. There is a symbol of peace still remained in the cave. Back to the town about 16h30. Ice-cream break. Tour ends.
– English cycling speaking guide (escorted guide for group 9 pax up)
– M-bike with helmet (Trek/Giant or similar)
– Entrance fees
– Boat on Son river, local ferry fees.
– Lunch at local restaurant
– First-Aids service
– Daily seasonal fruits & snacks
– Cold Revive or cokes + cold water (unlimited)
– Fresh tissues
– Ice-cream at the end of tour
– Pick up and drop off before and after the tour at your hotel in Phong Nha
– Drink in meals
– Tourist insurance
– Personal expenses
– Others do not mention above
Dates, itineraries and prices are valid from September 2014 until August 2015
Beyond August 2015 dates, itineraries and prices are indicative only.
…The followed up with my airlines for my luggage and brought it back. They gave me a fair exchange rate for my USD. They booked me on a cruise for Ha Long Bay. They booked me an overnight train ticket to get to Danang (at a much cheaper rate than you will find if you book directly online). Most of all the hot shower in the dorm drove all my stress away. The breakfast they made me was delicious! An omelette never tasted better…Janvimorzaria