Paradise Cave dubbed as “underground palace” is one of the wonders of the magnificent and magical world most. The cave is nestled deep in the World Natural Heritage National Park Phong Nha Ke Bang and Surrounded by forested karts peaks, this remarkable cave system extends for 31,4 km, though most people only visit the first kilometer. The scale is breathtaking, as wooden staircases descend into a cathedral-like space with colossal stalagmites and glimmering stalactites.
Dark Cave is amazing and 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.
A real adventure cave, newly on the map here in Phong Nha, and still without the lights and large tourist groups to spoil the experience. You can explore this spectacular cave on our National Park tour or independently, and after kayaking across the river, enjoy swimming through the cave with your head torch leading the way, then explore a side passage. Dark Cave is a wonderful and very accessible example of the beautiful caves that are found throughout this region.
Itinerary Dark Cave and Paradise Cave Full day:
08.00 am: Pick up from your hotels in Dong Hoi City, the one hour driving on Ho Chi Minh Trail East heading to Phong Nha.
08.45 - 09.00 am: Our bus and tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Phong Nha, start a dreamy trip to stunning scenery with thousands of limestone mountains through Phong Nha National Park and Ho Chi Minh trails (the trails were built during the “American War” to get troops and material to the south to help in fighting on the southern side of the DMZ line).
10.15 am: Visit Paradise Cave – the Cave was labeled the World’s most beautiful and magnificent. It has the length of 31.4 km and is the longest dry cave in Asia. With naturally primitive features, Paradise Cave looks like a landscape painting, making it very attractive to visitors.
12.30 pm: Bus picks up to go to Dark cave and have lunch at Dark cave restaurant with Vietnamese traditional dishes.
13.30 pm: You will explore Dark Cave. The cave is really amazing where you can experience many adventure activities such as Zipline, mud bathing, kayaking on Chay river and swimming.
16.30 pm: Back to Phong Nha town.
17.30 pm: Back to Dong Hoi City. Tour ends!
Price per person: 60 USD
– Tour guide
– Entrance tickets
– Kayak and lunch
– Personal expenses
What to bring:
– Swimming wear and towel