Our Son Doong Expedition Cave 5d4n will take you deep into the heart of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park in Quang Binh Province, Vietnam, on one of the most thrilling adventure tours in the world.
Note: For photography enthusiasts and professionals alike, we are continuing our Son Doong Photography tours for the 2017 season. This tour focuses on capturing unique images within Son Doong with lighting support and porters carrying up to 20 kg your personal equipment. Sign up now at Son Doong Photography Tour.
With your team of more than 25 porters plus safety experts and guides, you’ll explore over six days, the entire length of Son Doong Cave, Hang En Cave, as well the Ban Doong ethnic minority village.
Imagine trekking straight into the depths of the world’s largest cave on an expedition unlike any other. A cave that can fit a 747 flying through its largest cavern – a truly foreign landscape, with enormous stalagmites and statuesque stalactites, hanging from the ceiling and rising from the ground like an alien species.
A jungle within a cave, that’s almost so unreal that you have to see it to believe it. Misty clouds enveloping the whole scene, evidence of the cave’s own weather system. Fossil passageways that give proof of the cave’s ancient existence!
There is no rush on this tour and there is plenty of time for photography and to enjoy the cave. However you need to be very fit, and have previous experience trekking (but not necessarily caving or climbing) to enjoy this adventure tour.
Note: Due to safety and conservation matters, the government of Quang Binh allowed Oxalis is the only operator bringing tourists to Hang En/Son Doong cave. Letter Number 1213/UBND-VX dated on August 03, 2016 of the Government of Quang Binh Province.
Customers alway expect to make it to Son Doong entrance without assistance. Anyone who cannot do so will be turned around. We maintain the right to turn around any customers who cannot follow safety, conservation, or trekking rules, and anyone who refuses to follow the instructions of the guide team. Customers who want turning around will not a receive a refund of any kind.
Dong Hoi – Safety Briefing – Local hotel in Phong Nha
Day 1: Phong Nha – Ban Doong Village – Hang En Cave
Anyone who is unable to complete any stage of this first day comfortably will be turned around to Phong Nha and will not be permitted to continue the expedition. This will be the decision of the guide team on your tour. Should you be turned around, all tour costs will be forfeited.
Day 2: En Cave – Son Doong entrance – Hand of Dog – SD Camp 1
Please note that there are no washing facilities at camp on this day.
Day 3: SD Camp 1 – Watch out for Dinosaurs – Great Wall of Vietnam – SD Camp 2
Quick note: you may use a pair of dry boots on this day, as aside from the mud, there are no water crossings! Also, there are no washing facilities at camp on this day.
Day 4: SD Camp 2 – Fossil Passage – Nat Geo View Point – Hang En Cave
Day 5: Hang En Cave – Ban Doong Village – Phong Nha
Please make sure that your health is suitable for these activities with ease.