Tour route: Hanoi – Phong Nha – Dark Cave – Thuy Cung Cave – Phong Nha – Hanoi
Duration: 2 Days 1 Night
Depart time: Hanoi 8h00 a.m.
End time: Hanoi 2h00 p.m. – the next day
Number of guests: from 02 to 15 people
Tour Categories: Quang Binh Tours, Adventure Tours
Tour type: Adventure, Caving, Trekking, Swimming
Adventurous Level: From 3-4 – From Normal to Hard
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
– 15km walking on a mountain road with rough terrain, crossing river/stream
– Climbing steeply slopes about 150m – 300m in height (from the valley to the top of the mountain)
– Swim to explore E cave, explore the new Golden cave
– Camping in the forest/cave for 1 night
– Explore the 800m back door of Dark Cave
+ Breakfast (Day 2)
+ Picnic Lunch (Day 1)
+ BBQ (Day 1)
+ Fruit & Snack, Drinks (Any request about diet/ vegetarian meals, please contact us before 1 day)
– Let us know if you have a history of cardiovascular disease or epilepsy.
8h00: Pick up at Hanoi. Moving to Noi Bai airport to transfer to Dong Hoi
10h30 – 11h30: Pick up at Dong Hoi. You can have lunch on the way and rest
13h00-13h30: Gather at Moc Nam’s Operator, we will get to know about the safety regulations of the camping trip, summarize the itinerary and complete the logistical arrangements.
14h00: Depart for a trekking journey to explore the deep forest of Survival Valley
The group will start by going deep into the primeval forest among hundreds of large ancient trees, passing through narrow roads, rough cliffs, streams, and sharp rocks to conquer over 800m deep in Dark Cave.
15h00: After 1 hour, the group will reach the back door of Dark Cave to explore the ancient limestone system with hundred million years old fossils, witness and prospect the stalactite system with black limestone structure, and inspect the adventurous roads and jagged rock trails.
15h30: Snack and free to explore
A picnic is prepared to help the group regain energy to prepare for the next stages. Free time to explore around the back-door area before departing to Thuy Cung cave.
16h30: Continue the journey to Thuy Cung Cave, receive tents and free travel. Thuy Cung Cave (also known as Hang E) is known for the beauty of its surrounding unspoiled landscape, and system of typical stalagmites, and stalactites. Although they are smaller in size than the stalactite system in other cases, however the unique values it possesses have made Thuy Cung Cave a destination that cannot be ignored. In particular, we can easily swim in the cool fresh flow inside the cave.
After receiving the tents and carefully storing your belongings, you can change clothes and freely swim in the blue water, and enjoy all yourselves in the nature at Thuy Cung Cave area.
– Swim and explore 150m inside the Thuy Cung Cave – One of the most pristine river caves
in Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park. Exploring Thuy Cung cave-like exploring an underwater aquarium with colorful, magnificent stalactites.
– Moving deeper inside Thuy Cung cave, listen to the melodious sound of the water, the echo of the cave-like a symphony of nature
After swimming, a cup of warm tea is prepared to help you quickly warm up your body. Relaxing and enjoy the atmosphere, where you are alone with nature
18h00: Let’s begin and enjoy a high-class BBQ party, embrace yourself in the vivid atmosphere and watch the stars together.
5h30 – 7h00: Wake up to welcome the dawn, immerse yourself in the exciting music of the mountainous area in the early morning
7h00 – 8h30: Breakfast with local dishes has been prepared. You will have a hands-on experience of making and enjoying your own coffee right at the stream. This time you can freely take pictures at the site camp.
9h00: Departure to the Golden Cave
The group will discover a completely new system of caves with giant stalactites in numerous different shapes. The cave has a special construction, there is a deep hole in the cave that can pass through another cave. In fact, there is currently no official survey going down this wide hole.
11h00 – 12h00: The group moves out back to the gathering place
12h30: After giving the equipment back to the campsite, cars will pick the visitors back at Dong Hoi Airport
14h00: Back to Hanoi