Son Doong Cave Discovery (Back to Tour list)

3-day trip departure from Dong Hoi Town

Son Dong, a cave belongs to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang grotto system in central Quang Binh Province, has been discovered to be the biggest in the world.
Son Doong cave, discovered by a local 18 years ago, is more than 200 meters wide, 150 meters high, and at least 6.5 kilometers long, though the explorers said they were unable to explore it fully. British explorers have recently discovered that So Dong is much larger than the world’s biggest known cave. The biggest section of Son Dong is five kilometers in length, 200 meters high and 150 meters wide, said Howard Limbirt of the British Cave Research Association team searching the area April 10-14, 2009. Son Dong is much larger than Deer Cave in Malaysia, currently considered the world’s largest, an explorer said (Deer is 90 meters wide, 100 meters high and 2 kilometers long). The Son Doong cave has replaced to take pole position as the world’s largest cave.

Highlights
  • Son Doong Cave
  • En Cave
  • Jungle trek

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

08:00   Our tour guide will meet you at your hotel in Dong Hoi and brief the tour plan before we leave for Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park’s core zone to discover Son Doong Cave.
11:30  We reach Doong Village, a secluded village in jungle. We will have picnic lunch in the village. After lunch we begin a trek through jungle toward En Cave (Swallow Cave).
14:00  We reach En Cave, a beautiful cave with over 2km in length and 49m in height. We will explore the cave, taking photo then set our camp near a stream. Our support team will catch fish in the stream to cook our dinner.
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

07:30  Breakfast at the campsite before we begin our 2hr-trek through jungle to Son Doong Cave. Discover a part of the world’s biggest cave. 
12:00  Have picnic lunch in the cave
15:00  Leave Son Doong Cave after 5-6hr discoverring inside the cave. We return to En Cave and take a swim in the 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 before we trek toward Doong Village where we have lunch break before driving back to Dong Hoi Town. Trip ends.

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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