Son Doong Cave Expedition 7 Days

Son Doong Cave Expedition
Highlights: Enjoy various activities within one journey: trekking, caving, abseiling, river crossings and it's a truly expedition Hike through a minority village and superb river valleys before reaching the magnificent camp of Hang En. Spend 1 night camping in the largest cave in the world Appreciate the natural wonder – World’s largest cave which promises trip of a lifetime

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Phong Nha

Arrive in Phong Nha for evening safety briefing and tour preparation, overnight at local Phong Nha Hotel

Day 2: Trek to Hang En (B, L, D)

Depart Phong Nha village for the drop-off point located approximately 35km within the Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park. Descend into the river valley passing a minority village and trek 6km to arrive at the camp inside Hang En.

Day 3: Trek Hang En to Son Doong Cave (B, L, D)

In the early morning, travel through this enormous cave to reach its jaw-dropping exit and then follow the river through the jungle to the entrance of Hang Son Doong. Descend an 80m vertical drop to emerge into the first huge passage of Hang Son Doong. Cross the underground river twice and emerge in the gigantic main tunnel. Pass the Hand of Dog to first campsite close to the first underground doline. Overnight at a tent in jungle.

Day 4: Continue Trekking (B, L, D)

On this day you will pass incredibly large boulders straddled by 200m cliffs to the first doline and small jungle within the cave. Visit the Garden of Edam and camp at beach camp, one of the best campsites in the world with superb views of the jungle from the camp. Huge 250m high cliffs are visible from the camp. Flying foxes, monkeys and hornbills are often seen in this section of the cave. Overnight at a tent at Son Doong Cave.

Day 5: Continue Trekking (B, L, D)

Leave camp and travel deeper into the cave to reach the Great Wall of Vietnam, and depending upon water levels a boat may be required to complete this final section. Return to camp 1 near the first doline and visit a newly discovered passage with excellent examples of 300,000,000-year-old fossils. Overnight at a tent at Son Doong Cave.

Day 6: Continue Trekking (B, L, D)

Spend one extra night in the jungle on the way back to Phong Nhacamping at the magnificent Hang En. Enjoy an evening celebration with your porter team. Overnight at a tent in the jungle

Day 7: Return to Phong Nha (B, L, D)

Arise early and trek back to Phong Nha. Spend the evening at local Phong Nha Hotel and enjoy a welcome back celebration party (B/L/D).Option to depart in the late evening by bus or train from Dong Hoi. Otherwise, check out the following morning (Day 8) and transfer to Dong Hoi.

Prices & Hotels

Price is from~US$ 2901 per person
All prices are per person for join-in departure for a group of minimum 6 people.
Prices Include:
- All pick up and transfers during the tour by private vehicles
- All food and drink during the tour (tea/coffee/drinking water)
- Cave instructors who will show you how to use the safety equipment and basic caving techniques
- English speaking local guide who will provide you with local knowledge about the area and the caves.
- Experienced caving porters who will carry all the food, camping equipment, caving equipment, set up camp and prepare meals for you.
- Caving equipment: SRT Ropes, karabiners, safety harnesses, caving helmets and lights, trekking boots, drinking bottle.
- First Aid Kit and Rescue equipment
- Walkie-talkies and Satellite telephone
- Camping equipment:  tents, sleeping bags and mattresses.
- National Park permit and entry fees
- VAT and all other taxes

Prices Exclude:
- International and domestic flight tickets to and from Dong Hoi (Quang Binh)
- Train tickets to and from Dong Hoi
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses