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    Phong Nha Caves
    Stop: 12 hours - Admission included
    Pick up will take place from 7:00 – 7:30 am from your local hotel in Phong Nha. From there the tour will head an hour and a half to Tan Hoa office, located 70 km from Phong Nha. The drive is beautiful, passing alongside jungle, fields and over the historic Da Deo pass. During the drive, you’ll also listen to a safety briefing led by your experienced tour guide. Arrive at the office around 9:00 am where you’ll sign your Release Form, and collect equipment such as jungle boots, water bottles, lights, helmets, etc. You can leave your extra luggage at our office in the storage room. At around 9:30 am, the group will take a drive over to the drop off point and start at the trailhead by 10:00 am. The trek begins with a hike through the forest over a hill. The last kilometer before the cave is very rocky with many boulders, as if the cave terrain has spilled out onto the landscape in front of it. You’ll enjoy a BBQ feast, including fresh pork and traditional spring roll wraps (vegetarian option available) before enter the spectacular cave. Around 12:30, you’ll start your exploration of the cave. With formations rising up like a layer cake of rimstone pools and lush ferns, this cave is truly a unique specimen. As you explore, you’ll reach a small skylight in the cave, created from a shaft which overspills sunlight from the cave’s entrance. Beyond the skylight will be a ladder leading to the second section of the cave. You’ll venture through this next section of the cave, known as the high chamber. The exit of the cave lies just ahead – you have conquered Hang Tien! You’ll make your way back, and get a chance to take a dip in the natural jungle pool you passed on the way in. You’ll have time for a coffee, a quick swim, and to take some photos before making your return journey. You will be collected at the pickup point and head back to Tan Hoa. A shower awaits you at the office before the van ride back to Phong Nha at 6:00 pm. The tour will finish around 7:30 pm in Phong Nha.
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Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We would like to pick up all travelers in central Phong Nha and if you're in Dong Hoi, surcharge $30USD
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Duration
12h
Inclusions
  • Caving & safety gear: caving helmet, caving headlight, gloves
  • Basic canvas trekking boots (only if you do not have your own pair) sizes 36 – 46
  • Water and picnic lunch
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide and guide safety assistant
  • Porter to prepare meals and pump water
  • Shared dry box for phones and small cameras (limited availability for larger cameras)
  • Water filter and purifier (used only by guide and porters)
  • Eco-friendly compost toilet using western toilet seat at lunch site
  • First Aid Kit and Medical Rescue Equipment (application by guides and porters only)
  • Dry box is prepared in case of high water level
  • Entry/Admission - Phong Nha Caves
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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The cave and guides were nice, but the trip is quite boring. It seems we skipped half of the cave and nobody told us anything. That was no way 3km caving and we didn't go on the second level of the cave as described. We arrived home much earlier than written in the itinerary.
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By: Phong Nha Locals Travel & Transport
13 reviews
27curtisy
132
Fun tour with zip line and cave exploring as well as a nice swim or kayak
This is a half day tour that includes a lot of fun activities. We start off in caves and then go and dip in the
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RoperT
Palo Alto, California
2319
Difficult, but So Worth It
This is a difficult trek, but everything about it was fantastic. The guides and porters are extremely
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Travel773242
Tallinn, Estonia
204
Go back the same way
The cave and guides were nice, but the trip is quite boring. It seems we skipped half of the cave and nobody told
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schlaefers
20
Awesome way to see the Phong Nha Caves
Our tour guide was really awesome and gave us a great tour. The zipline was the highlight for me since you get to
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WillBTravel
Vancouver, Canada
69
Excellent Service
We arranged three separate services through the agency. All our services were on time and safe. Ms. Rose at the
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FinkleRay
207
The best way to get around Vietnam
Ms Rose provided unbelievable customer service! She responded to emails within a couple of hours and was always
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Robin D
24
Dong Hoi to Hoi An Transfer
I made a last minute booking for a transfer from Dong Hoi to Hoi An. Ms Rose was able to cater to my urgent
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Journey678853
11
Relaxing trip
My girlfriend and i have been Phong Nha in October. And we book phong nha cave and dark cave tour at phong nha
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TrailBlazer681632
10
Good!
it's a great journey to Paradise cave, my family was so satisfied, their caring service was extremely good, it's
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Jane_DPT
84
Amazing Trekking Tour!
We has an amazing trekking tour with Phong Nha Locals yesterday. We had a business trip in Phongnha, then we found
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