• Trek through the magnificent Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, home to one of the world's two largest karst regions
• Descend a 262-foot vertical drop into the world’s largest cave - in complete safety
• Spend time in Vietnam’s Garden of Eden, the world’s largest jungle within the cave
• Explore a newly-discovered passage that houses 300,000,000-year-old fossils
Day 01: Phong Nha
Arrive in Phong Nha village, just north of
Hue, nestled into the foothills of limestone cliffs that have been
carved over millennia. Sit through a safety briefing for your upcoming
adventure this evening, and spend the rest of your night at a local
Phong Nha Hotel.
Day 02: Phong Nha Ke Bang
morning for Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage
Site, where you’ll be taken to a drop-off point 35 km inside the park’s
lush forestland. From here, you’ll descend into the river valley - catch
a glimpse of daily life in a minority village as you pass it by - and
trek 6 km to arrive at the camp inside Hang En. Get settled into your
lush natural surroundings, and learn about the park from your expert
guide. Tonight, let the forest sing you to sleep.
Day 03: Phong Nha Ke Bang
up with the sunrise, and take in a deep breath of the fresh, jungle
air. You’ll start your day by traveling through an enormous cave. From
here, you’ll trace the river through the jungle to the entrance of Hang
Son Doong: currently the largest-known cave in the world. Marvel at its
immensity as you descend a 262-foot vertical drop (your expert cave
guides will be at your foremost assistance), which will bring you to the
cave’s first huge passage. From here, you’ll cross the underground
river and find yourself in the cave’s incredible main tunnel. Check out
the aptly-named giant stalactite formation, Hand of Dog, and set up camp
close to the first underground doline, a sinkhole that collects the
rainwater running off the ground surface.
Day 04: Phong Nha Ke Bang
up inside the massive cave, and get ready for more caving adventures.
You’ll pass immense boulders, which are straddled by cliffs over 600
feet high, towards the first doline. Here, the collapsed roof has
allowed the world’s largest jungle within a cave to form - also known as
the Garden of Eden. From here, you’ll set up camp at Beach Camp, which
provides stunning panoramas of the magical jungle. Catch glimpses and
hear the call of monkeys, hornbills, and flying foxes.
Day 05: Phong Nha Ke Bang
you’ll travel even deeper into this incredible cave, making your way to
the Great Wall of Vietnam. Water levels will determine whether a boat
is necessary to make the journey from here. You’ll return to your first
night’s campsite, near the first doline. Your guide will take you to a
newly-discovered passage that contains fossils dating back a
jaw-dropping 300,000,000 years.
Day 06: Phong Nha Ke Bang
is your last day in the otherworldly landscape of Phong Nha Ke Bang
National Park - breathe it in, and make memories that will last a
lifetime! Celebrate the final night of your adventure with your porter
team. Sleep amidst the jungle flora and fauna in Hang En.
Day 07: Phong Nha
you’ll make the trek back to Phong Nha, where you’ll check in once
again to a local hotel. Enjoy a second celebration back in town. You may
either depart this evening by bus or train from Dong Hoi, or check out
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Note on client safety
We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions or for any other factor which may influence client safety.
About Hang Son Đoòng
Son Doong cave (in Vietnamese: Hang Sơn Đoòng, meaning Mountain River Cave) is a cave in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Bo Trach District, Quang Binh Province, Vietnam. The cave is located near the Laos-Vietnam border ( 17°27'25.88"N 106°17'15.36"E). It has a large fast-flowing underground river inside. The cave was found by a local man named Hồ-Khanh in 1991. The local jungle men were afraid of the cave for the whistling sound it makes from the underground river. However, not until 2009 was it made known to the public when a group of British scientists from the British Cave Research Association, led by Howard and Deb Limbert, conducted a survey in Phong Nha-Ke Bang from April 10-14, 2009. Their progress was stopped by a large calcite wall. According to Limbert, this cave is five times larger than the Phong Nha cave, previously considered the biggest cave in Vietnam. The biggest chamber of Son Doong is over five kilometers in length, 200 meters high and 150 meters wide. With these dimensions, Son Doong overtakes Deer Cave in Malaysia to take the title of the world's largest cave.