trekking tour at phong nha ke bang national park The Abandoned Valley Trekking in Phong Nha - Ke Bang is designed for those with just a day to explore the wild but still looking for an escape to the jungle along with adventure and of course, a beautiful cave.

Duration: 1 Day – at least 3 hours hiking
Date: Daily join-in-group tour
Tour Type: Trekking & Exploration
Tour Category: Quang Binh Tours
Depart: at Dong Hoi from 7.30 am or Phong Nha from 8.30 am
Drop off: about 5.00 pm at your hotel
Hiking Grade: 3 or 4 – Moderate to Strenuous
Transportation: Van or car to trailhead depending on group size
Meals: Picnic lunch, fruit snack, purified drinking water. Please note one day in advance if you have special dietary/ vegetarian requirements.

Highlights of this tour:

Please make sure that your health is suitable for these activities with ease

  • 12km jungle and mountain trekking, rocky terrain
  • Stream crossings
  • Elevation change up to 150m – 300m (between valley and top of the mountain)
  • Short swim inside the cave
  • 800m cave exploring
  • Minimum Age: 10 years old
  • Group size: from 02 to 17 person
  • Please inform us of any medical conditions like asthma, epilepsy, etc.
  • Full Itinerary
  • Price & Inclusion
  • Photos

7.30 am: Pick up at Dong Hoi City

8.30 am: Pick up at Phong Nha Town

Once you are ready, we head directly to the Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park and unto the trail-head. The going is 6 km trekking along narrow pathways, climb over giant boulders and navigate through streams to make the way into the beautiful and fertile. The reward for this hard trekking is a fantastic view of the many flora and fauna species found along the path. There is a wide variety of flora in this area ranging from towering hardwood trees hundreds of years old to delicate blooming flowers.

abandoned valley trekking 1 day

  • Trek through 12 km jungle and mountain, rocky terrain
  • Go through vast grass hills
  • Descend down narrow paths with a shimmy
    around boulders and under low-hanging vines
  • Go crossing stream

12.00 am: Lunch at E Cave

E Cave is one of the most beautiful and pristine river caves in the Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park as it is situated in a completely unspoiled environment.

  • Free jump and swim in the blue natural springs
  • Explore E Cave as an Aquarium, with colorful stalactites, with lovely shapes, creating a mysterious feature.
  • Dive deeply inside the E cave

1.00 pm: ‘Nuoc Lan’ cave Exploration – the jungle exit of Dark Cave

If you view from a distance, ‘Nuoc Lan’ Cave will look like a wine bottle of the old ancestors. It is surrounded by groves of trees growing from rocky mountains. High ceilings are structured by black limestone but more surprised when the stalactites flowing down from the ceiling are primitive white.

  • Climb over sharp rocks
  • Conquer 800m ‘Nuoc Lan’ cave
  • Explore the ancient limestone system with hundreds of millions of years old fossils
  • Learn and explore stalactite system with a black limestone structure
  • Experience adventure roads and jagged rocky trails

trekking at phong nha ke bang national park

4.00 pm: End tour

Head back (6km) trekking on a different trail in the Abandoned valley to Ho Chi Minh road. Drive back to your hotel around 5.00 pm. Your Vietnam vacation ends.


  • Pick-up from your hotel
  • English speaking guide
  • Water and picnic lunch
  • Caving and safety gear: caving helmet, caving headlight, gloves, life jacket.
  • Basic canvas trekking boots (only if you do not have your own pair) sizes 36 – 46
  • Shared dry box for phones and small cameras (limited availability for larger cameras). A dry box is prepared in case of high water level.
  • First Aid Kit and Medical Rescue Equipment
  • All necessary forest and tourist permits
  • Secure Storage Facility at our Headquarters to store any luggage you will not be taking on the trek.

You will need:

  • Long pants (quick-dry) and 1 long-sleeved shirt (quick-dry) (highly recommend to avoid leeches and poison ivies)
  • 1 pair of trekking boots/shoes – difficult terrain, good footwear necessary. Gore-Tex/waterproof boots are NOT recommended as they do not drain well (if you prefer your own comfortable pair)
  • 1 change of clothes for after the tour
  • 1 pair of calf-length densely woven socks (not ankle socks)
  • Personal items: mosquito repellent, hat, waterproof camera, underwear, toiletries, sunscreen, towel and swimsuit (if desired).