Overview

En Cave tour is a program to Swallow Cave in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, tourists will have a chance to admire the majesty of the third biggest cave in the world located in Quang Binh, Cave Kingdom of Vietnam.


En Cave has a total length of 1,645m with three entrances, Hang En Cave was voted as one of the most spectacular caves in the world by National Geographic in March 2011.


The most special feature of Hang En Cave is the separate ecosystem and climate, along with a beautiful river, which will bring a unique experience to tourists.

Currently considered to be the 3rd largest cave in the world after Hang Son Doong and Deer Cave in Malaysia, Hang En is quickly becoming one of the most recognizable and impressive caverns on the planet. Deep in the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, the two day, one night adventure has been said to have the biggest ‘wow’ factor in all of Vietnam.

Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi sleeping bus to Phong Nha
17h00 – 17h15: Our bus picks up at your hotel in Hanoi (Old Quarter)

Day 2: Phong Nha - Ban Doong Village - Hang En
04h00: Early check in Hotel In Phong Nha

08h00: Start your ultimate adventure with a pickup from your hotel in Phong Nha.
Learn all about safety and collect your gear before driving 45mins through the National Park to reach the trailhead.
A steep jungle hill starts the adventure, with a refreshing river at the bottom. Hike through rich jungle to reach the Ban Doong minority village, where a hot cup of tea welcomes you.
Lunch takes place shortly after near the river, and then it’s back into the jungle, through river streams, and across the river valley until Hang En lays on the horizon.
Enter the cave around 3 PM, and enjoy your afternoon swimming, before a sizzling BBQ dinner is served, complete with rice wine and beautiful flocks of swifts overhead.

Day 3: Hang En - Ban Doong Village - Phong Nha
Awake for breakfast early and explore the breathtaking exit, and then trek through the dry passage to the viewpoint high above camp, where 300 million year old fossils can be witnessed.
In the late morning, trek back through the mountainous river valley, through jungle and across streams, until reaching Doong village again.
Enjoy a picnic lunch by the stream and then prepare for the biggest challenge ahead, climbing the treacherous hill up to the Ho Chi Minh Road.
Watch out for leeches and push ahead to the road, where cold drinks are waiting. Return by vehicle to Phong Nha Town by 5:00 pm.

Day 4: Phong Nha Cave & Paradise cave – Hanoi or Hue City
09h00 – 09h15: Our bus and tour guide will pick up at your hotel in Phong Nha Town, you will explore the most impressive Phong Nha caves. After 25 minutes on boat, visitors will arrive Phong Nha cave, take a couple hours to see the cave. This cave is called as water cave, is famous for its rock formation which has been given names such as the “Lion”, the “Fairy Caves”, the “Royal Court”, and the “Buddha”.
12h30: Lunch at local restaurant before exploring National Park in the afternoon.
13h30 – 16h00: Visit Paradise cave – the Cave was labeled the World’s most beautiful and magnificent. It has the length of 31.4 kms and is the longest dry cave in Asia.
16h30: Back to Phong Nha town
18h30: Have dinner by your own choice

Option 1: 21h00 - 22h00: Take a bus trip to go back to Hanoi. Tour ends!

Option 2: 04h00 on the next day take a bus trip to go Hue city.

Tour ends!

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Price

Price per pax: 454SD
Set departure tours are available on Mon, Wed and Friday.
Private tours are subject to be available
We will provide:
Camping gear: tent, camp light, sleeping bag
Caving & safety gear: caving helmet, caving headlight, gloves
Dry bag (for clothing and personal belongings excl. electronics)
Basic canvas trekking boots (only if you do not have your own pair) sizes 36 – 46
Meals: picnic lunches, breakfast (day 2), dinner (day 1)
Professional English-speaking tour guide and guide safety assistant
Porter team to carry all camping gear and prepare all meals
Shared dry box for phones and small cameras (limited availability for larger cameras)
Katadyn (Swiss-made) water purifier (used only by guide and porters) and water bottle.
Basic camping facilities with eco-friendly compost toilet using western toilet seat
First Aid Kit and Medical Rescue Equipment (application by guides and porters only

You will need:
1 long (easy to dry) pants and 1 long sleeved shirt to wear during the trek (quick dry)
1 pair of shorts and t-shirt to wear at campsite
1 pair of trekking boots/shoes (if you prefer your own comfortable pair)
1 pair of flip flop (sandals) for campsite
1 medium size towel
1 -2 pairs of calf length close weave socks (not ankle socks!)
Small backpack for your water bottle and personal belongings
Personal items: mosquito repellent, sunglasses, hat, camera, underwear, toiletries

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