The most wanted trek trail and cave tour over the world

Son Doong Cave Discovery

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Dong Hoi - En cave - Son Doong Cave - Dong hoi
3-day tour with 2-days cave trek
Trekking grade: Challenging. View grading definition here
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You are going to join the most breath taking cave trek. We are taking you to Son Doong – the cave keeping several records of which the biggest cave over the world is most known.
The biggest section of Son Doong cave is 5 kilometers long, 200 meters high and 150 meters wide, according to Howard Limbert, British Cave Research Association in April 10-14, 2009. Son Doong is much larger than Deer Cave in Malaysia, believed the world’s largest until this date. The cave has not been explored fully yet then many explorers believe the recording numbers much bigger. This tour offers you an accessible trek trail to this extraordinary natural caving masterpiece
Tour Highlights
  • Trek to Son Doong Cave
  • Camping at En Cave
  • Jungle muddy trek trails
  • Extraodinary insides of Son Doong and En caves

Son Doong Cave Discovery  route map

ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

Day 1: Dong Hoi Town – Phong Nha Ke Bang NP – En Cave
Day 2: En Cave - Discover Son Doong Cave – return to En Cave
Day 3: Back to Dong Hoi Town

PRICE FOR PRIVATE TRIP (Per person)

2 person:    US$ 989
3-4 persons:   US$ 750
5-10 persons: US$ 625

Inclusion:

  • Camping gears
  • Permission to discover the cave
  • Transfer  two ways from/to Dong Hoi
  • English speaking guide
  • Porters & Cook
  • First-aid kit
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Drinking water
  • Entrance fees & sightseeing fees 

Exclusion:

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa
  • Hotel in Dong Hoi
  • Train ticket
  • Air ticket
  • Tips for guides & driver
  • Personal expenses

Equipments are provided in tour:

        •   Head torch
        •   Related medicine for first and trekking tour
        •   Local socks with plastic sandals
        •   Light raincoats
        •   Pillows, blankets, sleeping bags, camps, hammocks
        •   Climbing ropes (for passing river or stream and climbing
        •   Net (catch fish on the way to the cave or at stream where camps are set)
        •   Bowls, pans, rice cooker, bowls, chop sticks
        •   Rice and foods
        •   Mineral water (for whole trip)

Equipments you should bring for tour:

      •   Hand torch
      •   Personal daily use and items
      •   Pens and notebooks (for daily dairy)
      •   Good camera
      •   Mosquito spray
      •   Hat and sun glass
      •   Trekking clothes and one more to change at night
      •   02 pairs of socks (long socks)
      •   Personal back-pack (to carry personal items and water, 02 person should carry only one back-pack)
      •   Climbing gloves (for female members).

Note: This tour is close on Oct & Nov due to bad weather.

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Day 1: Dong Hoi – Phong Nha Ke Bang - En Cave campsite

08:00   ActiveTravel Asia caving trekking guide will meet you at your hotel for transfer to Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park where Son Doong is located in the core. On the way, he brief the tour plan as well as essential safety guide to ensure your enjoyable and risk-free trekking tour. Arrive to jungle entrance, start hiking from here. You will be escorted and supported by an experienced guide, porter(s) and a forest ranger.
11:30 We reach Doong Village, a secluded village in jungle and Son Doong is named after this village. After lunch we begin a trek through jungle toward En Cave (Swallow Cave) – the third biggest cave of the world.
14:00 Access to En Cave with a huge, dome-shaped cavern. Getting inside for stunning trek before setting tents, catching fishes for dinner and overnight.
18:00 Have dinner and sleep in tent.

Summary
Transfer: Private transfer 3hrs
Activity: Trekking, camping, En Cave discovery
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Local guide: Yes
Support team: Yes
Accommodation: Camping

Day 2: Son Doong Cave Discovery

Start up the most wanted trekking day to Son Doong Cave.
07:30 Breakfast at the campsite before we begin our 2hr-trek through jungle to Son Doong Cave. This giant cave will get you 6-7 hours trekking passing just like some minutes. Getting inside the cave and being overwhelmed by stalagmites, underground rivers and jungle with primitive, unbelievably diversified botanical environment. Some places are so dark that you even feel the atmosphere concentrated but some others got huge holes at their domes that allow the sun giving amazing living power to the underworld.
15:00 Leave Son Doong cave. We return to En Cave and take a swim in underground, cool and pure stream before dinner. Overnight at the campsite.

Summary
Activity: Trekking, Son Doong Cave Discovery
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Local guide: Yes
Support team: Yes
Accommodation: Camping

Day 3: Son Doong – Dong Hoi

08:30 Breakfast at the campsite and prepare for leaving. Please keep in your mind responsible travel ideas - leaving nothing behind. We are here to admire, to learn and to understand in order to protect this place at its bests for other trekkers and next generations to enjoy.
Hiking back on the same muddy, trek trail toward Doong Village where we have lunch break before driving back to Dong Hoi Town. Arrive in your hotel and free time to relax and get ready for your next adventures in Vietnam or in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar with ActiveTravel.Asia. End of the services.

Summary
Transfer: Private transfer 3hrs
Activity: Trekking
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Local guide: Yes

Note on client safety
We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions or for any other factor which may influence client safety.


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