son-doong-cave- the most amazing cave

7 Days, Son Doong Exploration

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Duration
7 days/6 nights
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Overview

DAY 1: DONG HOI – PHONG NHA (D) 

DAY 2: PHONG NHA TO HANG EN (B/L/D)

DAY 3: HANG EN TO SON DOONG CAVE (B/L/D) 

DAY 4: SON DOONG CAVE (B/L/D) 

DAY 5: SON DOONG CAVE (B/L/D) 

DAY 6: SON DOONG CAVE TO HANG EN (B/L/D) 

DAY 7: HANG EN TO PHONG NHA (B/L/D) 


Itinerary

Itinerary in detail:

 

Day 1: Dong Hoi – Phong Nha (D)
Arrive in Phong Nha for evening safety briefing and tour preparation, overnight at local Phong Nha Hotel

 

Day 2: Phong Nha to Hang En (B/L/D)

From Phong Nha village travel with porter team and guides to the drop off point 35km in the National Park. Descend into the river valley passing the minority village and trek for 6km to arrive at camp inside Hang En.
Overnight in tents at Hang En (Swallow Cave)

 

Day 3: Hang En to Son Doong Cave (B/L/D)
In the early morning, travel through this enormous cave to reach its jaw-dropping exit and then follow the river through the jungle to the entrance of Hang Son Doong. Descend an 80m vertical drop to emerge into the first huge passage of Hang Son Doong. Cross the underground river twice and emerge in the gigantic main tunnel. Pass the Hand of Dog to first campsite close to the first underground doline
Overnight in tents at Son Doong Cave

 

Day 4: Son Doong Cave (B/L/D)
On this day you will pass incredibly large boulders straddled by 200m cliffs to the first doline and small jungle within the cave. Visit the Garden of Edam and camp at beach camp, one of the best campsites in the world with superb views of the jungle from the camp. Huge 250m high cliffs are visible from the camp. Flying foxes, monkeys and hornbills are often seen in this section of the cave
Overnight in tents at Son Doong Cave

 

Day 5: Son Doong Cave (B/L/D)
Leave camp and travel deeper into the cave to reach the Great Wall of Vietnam, and depending upon water levels a boat may be required to complete this final section. Return to camp 1 near the first doline and visit a newly discovered passage with excellent examples of 300,000,000-year-old fossils
Overnight in tents at Son Doong Cave

 

Day 6: Son Doong cave to Hang En (B/L/D)
Spend one extra night in the jungle on the way back to Phong Nha camping at the magnificent Hang En. Enjoy an evening celebration with your porter team
Overnight in tents at Hang En (Swallow Cave)

 

Day 7: Hang En to Phong Nha (B/L/D)
Arise early and trek back to Phong Nha. Spend the evening at local Phong Nha Hotel and enjoy a welcome back celebration party. Option to depart in the late evening by bus or train from Dong Hoi. Otherwise, check out the following morning (Day 8) and transfer to Dong Hoi
Overnight at Phong Nha

 


Inclusions

  • Transfers to/from Dong Hoi (Hotel/Airport/Train Station)
  • Accommodation during Tour (2 nights hotel + 5 nights camping)
  • All food and drink during the tour (tea/coffee/drinking water/wine).
  • Expert cave instructors to guide on safety equipment and caving techniques.
  • English speaking Vietnamese guide to provide local knowledge about area and caves.
  • Experienced caving porters who will carry all the food, camping and caving equipment, set up camp and prepare meals.
  • Caving equipment: SRT Ropes, karabiners, safety harnesses, caving helmets and lights, trekking boots, drinking bottle.
  • First Aid Kit and Rescue equipment
  • Walkie-talkies and Satellite telephone
  • Camping equipment: tents, sleeping bags and mattresses.
  • National Park permit and entry fees
  • Value Added Tax (VAT)

Exclusions

  • Personal Expenses
  • Travel Insurance
  • Guide/Porter Tip
  • Generator/Fuel for Charging Cameras etc.
  • Accommodation before and after the tour dates.

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Friday, 27 November 2020 7 Days, Son Doong Exploration 7 days/6 nights
Saturday, 28 November 2020 7 Days, Son Doong Exploration 7 days/6 nights
Sunday, 29 November 2020 7 Days, Son Doong Exploration 7 days/6 nights
Monday, 30 November 2020 7 Days, Son Doong Exploration 7 days/6 nights
Tuesday, 01 December 2020 7 Days, Son Doong Exploration 7 days/6 nights
Wednesday, 02 December 2020 7 Days, Son Doong Exploration 7 days/6 nights
Thursday, 03 December 2020 7 Days, Son Doong Exploration 7 days/6 nights
Friday, 04 December 2020 7 Days, Son Doong Exploration 7 days/6 nights
Saturday, 05 December 2020 7 Days, Son Doong Exploration 7 days/6 nights
Sunday, 06 December 2020 7 Days, Son Doong Exploration 7 days/6 nights