PhongNha is the adventure capital of Vietnam and has some of the largest caves in Asia. You can store your luggage at Gecko Hostel and have breakfast while you gear up for another exciting day. It starts with a journey to The Paradise Cave, the longest dry cave in Asia, where you’ll be transported to another world as you make your way 2km inside this natural wonder. Stop off to have lunch and recharge before suiting up to zip-line across a 40m wide river to reach the entrance to The Dark Cave. You will have to swim to reach the cave entrance and exploring with only your headlamp. Deep inside the cave you’ll reach a natural mud bath for you to enjoy. Wash yourself off with a swim out of cave then kayak back to Gecko Hostel. Enjoy free time around PhongNha for the rest of the day
DONG HOI – DARK CAVE & PARADISE CAVE - DONG HOI
May be its the unfathomable amount of time, maybe it’s the natural process of erosion and the complete absence of human intervention. May be it’s that caves are only starting to be discovered on a planet where humans have existed for thousands of years. Walking through, or swimming through, all of the caves in Phong Nha Ke Bang national park is definitely highlight of Vietnam.
First Night: Overnight on sleeping bus
Bus leaves from Ocean Tours Office at 18.00
04.00: Welcome to Phong Nha National Park with breakfast at Gekco Hotel. You will explore Dark cave (located in Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park, 20km about Phong Nha cave, 65 km about Dong Hoi).
Dark cave was the true experience, kayaking over the river to get there, walking through the dark with only the head touch on your mining helmet, having a mud fight in the mud baths deep in the cave and then washing clean with a swim in the lake inside the cave.
Activities: Muddy bath, ziplining, swimming, kayaking
11.45: Lunch at Dark cave restaurant
13.00: Visit Paradise cave - the longest dry cave in Asia (located in Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park’s core zone, 25km about Phong Nha cave, 75 km about Dong Hoi and 1h20 minutes driving) at the rest of the day.
17.00: Spend 1 night at Gekco Hotel and take the early bus at the next morning to Hue.