Conquer 4.5km of Phong Nha Cave - Full Day Join in Tour

This amazing tour will take participants 4.5 kilometers deep inside the cave to deeply admire the underground beauty of stalactites and the stalagmites.

Experience Code : 10473



  • Duration: 8 Hour(s)
  • No Cancellation
  • Show Mobile or Printed Voucher
  • Fixed Date Ticket
  • English
  • Join In Group
  • Meet Up With Guide
  • Hotel Pick Up

  • Passing the entrance zone & twilight zone where you can find different kinds of animal: bird, fish, snakes, monkeys
  • Observe the artificial lighting system that signalizes the Grand stalagmite and stalactite formation
  • Venturing approximately 500 meters into the dark zone by kayaks or boat
  • Swim in the subterranean river to reach a sandy beach

  • 236 Booked

Package Option

Group from 2 pax - Join in Tour

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Highlights

The tour will start at the boat station which is located at the Phong Nha - Ke Bang Tourism Centre ’s ticket office. You should have a big breakfast before the trip. After a short introduction, you will come to another small dock located 10 minutes from the boat station and here they will use a boat to get to the mouth of the Phong Nha Cave.

The Phong Nha Cave is the most well-known cave inside the Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park and the world’s largest wet cave. The subterranean river system can be followed all the way to what is supposedly the end of the cave 8 kilometers from the entrance. This amazing tour will take participants 4.5 kilometers deep inside the cave! At the Phong Nha Cave’s boat station every single participant will be equipped with high-quality gear required for successfully exploring the Phong Nha Cave.

The assigned tour guide will provide general information about the cave before entering it. Moreover, one of the most crucial things before entering the cave is the safety briefing that will be held after successfully gearing up having checked all the equipment. When everything is approved by the tour guide it’s time to start the exciting day! Depending on the size of the group the cave will be entered either by kayak or boat. On the way in the first two zones of the Phong Nha cave will be passed: The entrance zone & twilight zone. The entrance zone is home to many different animals like birds, fish, snakes, monkeys. Every animal that lives in the sunlight can seek shelter in the entrance zone of the cave. Not far from the mouth of the cave the Twilight zone starts. This is the zone in which the carefully placed artificial lighting system is installed. Grand stalagmite and stalactite formations are beautifully lit up by this system and it creates a spectacular ambiance and vibe. The twilight zone stretches for about 1.2 kilometers and after the last lamp, the dark zone officially starts. This zone is the zone which is not artificially lightened or modified in any way (except for one or two ropes to safely guide visitors descend the slippery rocks)

After venturing approximately 500 meters into the dark zone the kayaks/boat will be left behind and participants will have to make their way over enormous boulders, narrow passages and ** huge stalagmites & stalactites**. It’s a game of climbing and descending while our tour guide provides a large amount of interesting information about the Phong Nha Cave. The first hundred meters often leaves our visitors speechless, just being able to look at how enormous some of the formations are. It’s amazingly overwhelming! After making it through the first kilometer of the dark zone a simple lunch will be served to regain some of the used up energy. Next up it’s time to enter *the subterranean river* once again, however, this time participants will have to swim. The temperature of the water is very pleasant and the view is once again spectacular. After swimming approximately 200 meters you will reach a sandy beach and from that point on, it will be swimming and walking on the gorgeous beaches that can be found inside the cave. At one point the river current gets stronger and one of the tour guides will span a rope between one side of the river and the other to successfully get participants across. After 2~4 hours the 4.5km point will be reached, where the participants will be awarded certificates for successfully exploring the Phong Nha cave.

After taking pictures with the certificates it’s time to head back to the kayaks/boats. However, the way back seems to be completely different. Although partly the same route will be walked viewing the cave from the other way is completely different. This is also caused by the fact that on the way back participants are usually more confident and now take the time to look up more than watching their step. Another great thing about the way back is that participants will be traveling downstream and the river will carry them down for the largest part of the way. Back at the kayak/boat, there is time to relax and swim before slowly returning to the boat station.

However, at this point, the tour is not over! The twilight zone will also be visited including the amazing By Ki chamber where the Cham people have left an inscription that’s over a thousand years old. The twilight zone will be explored by foot and the artificial lighting system will create for another entirely different caving experience. It’s almost like visiting two different caves on the same day.

The Phong Nha Cave is the most well-known inside the Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park and the world’s largest wet caveThe Phong Nha Cave is the most well-known inside the Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park and the world’s largest wet cave
The entrance zone is home to many different animals like birds, fish, snakes, monkeysThe entrance zone is home to many different animals like birds, fish, snakes, monkeys
Depending on the size of the group the cave will be entered either by kayak or boatDepending on the size of the group the cave will be entered either by kayak or boat
Grand stalagmite and stalactite formations are beautifully lidded up by this lighting system and it creates a spectacular ambience and vibeGrand stalagmite and stalactite formations are beautifully lidded up by this lighting system and it creates a spectacular ambience and vibe
This zone is the zone which is not artificially lightened or modified in any way (except for one or two ropes to safely guide visitors descend the slippery rocks)This zone is the zone which is not artificially lightened or modified in any way (except for one or two ropes to safely guide visitors descend the slippery rocks)

Experience Info

1) Confirmation

  • Instant confirmation

2) Schedule

  • 6:30 AM - 7:30 AM: Pick up & Departure at the train or bus station
  • 7:45 AM: Pick up & Departure at hotels in Dong Hoi City
  • 8:15 AM: Pick up & Departure at hotels in Phong Nha Village

3) Inclusion

  • Pick up & Drop off in Dong Hoi/ Phong Nha hotels or at the train/bus station
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Boat trip from Phong Nha center to the cave entrance
  • Equipment and protective supplies
  • Kayak/ boat
  • First aid kit
  • English speaking guide
  • Lunch
  • Mineral water
  • Travel insurance

4) Exclusion

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Personal expenses
  • All other expenses not mentioned in the inclusion

5) Children pricing policy

  • Infants are under 1.1m
  • Children from 1.1m to 1.3m

How To Use

1) How to get to meeting point/pick up

  • Pick up time: 6:30 AM - 7:30 AM (Train or Bus station) / 7:45 AM (Dong Hoi City) / 8:15 AM (Phong Nha Village)
  • Please wait at the hotel lobby and inform the receptionist/concierge of pick up
  • Remember to indicate your pick up location (hotel name and address) and drop off point during booking

2) How to redeem the e-voucher

  • Show the tour guide your E-voucher or printed voucher

Cancellation Policy

No cancellation or refund.

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