Exploring the natural wonder and camping in the middle of the jungle, are you would like to conquer this challenge? If you are ready to have experiences that break your limit, then Ma Da and Abandoned Valleys 2 Days 1 Night of Phong Nha Private Car will be an ideal choice.
Ma Da and Abandoned Valleys are renowned not only because of their natural beauty but also because there are many attractive tourist activities. For example, trekking, kayaking, cave exploration, stream and lake bathing, camping, and enjoying BBQ.
Ma Da And Abandoned Valleys
Ma Da Valley and Abandoned Valley are attractive valleys in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park – a world natural heritage recognized by UNESCO. It is a relatively flat and vast valley surrounded by majestic limestone mountains.
Both the valleys officially went into tourist operation in August 2016, quickly becoming attractive tourist routes. Ma Da and Abandoned Valleys pass through a part of the renowned Ho Chi Minh Trail. Hence, on this tour, you will learn more about the Vietnam War and listen to stories surrounding this legend trail.
Ma Da and Abandoned Valleys 2 days 1 night will also be a challenging tour that you must trek for 20km. On this tour, you will see the beauty of the vast primeval forest and admire the captivating nature of Ma Da Lake, clear streams, and caves.
During this journey, you will explore Tra Ang Cave, Dark Cave, and E Cave – also known as Thuy Cung Cave. Therefore, Ma Da and Abandoned Valleys will be a wonderful trip you can’t find anywhere else.
Tour Overall Information
Activities: We will trek a distance of 20km, swim in the crystal lake at Ma Da Valley, and organize an outdoor BBQ. Plus, swimming 600m in Tra Ang cave, exploring Dark Cave and E Cave.
Level of adventure: Medium-high, it requires high physical strength to overcome the challenging terrain of 20km of climbing and trekking. Plus, you can swim to explore Tra Ang Cave and Hang E Cave. This tour is unsuitable for children under 15 years old and those diagnosed with high blood pressure.
Trekking equipment for the tour: We provide you with Vietnamese military standard boots, but you should bring your own shoes if our boots don’t suit you. Additionally, helmets with headlights, gloves, and life jackets are also provided.
Things you should bring: You should bring long pants and a T-shirt, shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, and insect repellent. Swimwear, towels, or a sarong, and dry clothes to change.
Moreover, we also have many other Phong Nha Cave Tours to explore the Kingdom of Phong Nha Caves, such as
- Paradise Cave and Phong Nha Cave Tour – 56 USD/person.
- Phong Nha Cave Kayak Tour – 73 USD/person.
- Paradise Cave And Mooc Spring Tour – 55 USD/person.
After Phong Nha, you may need our Phong Nha private car to get to other destinations below:
- Phong Nha To Da Nang Private Car – 143 USD/Sedan car.
- Phong Nha To Hoi An By Private Car – 147 USD/Sedan car.
- Phong Nha To Ninh Binh Private Car – 217 USD/Sedan car.
MA DA AND ABANDONED VALLEYS 2 DAYS TOUR DETAILS
Day 1: Phong Nha – Abandoned Valley – E Cave – Dark Cave
In The Morning
08:00 am: Our Phong Nha private car and tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Phong Nha town. Then, we will continue to move to the headquters to carry out some procedures and disseminate regulations related to environmental protection.
08:30 am: After doing everything, we will re-introduce the schedule and a few things to look out for. Also, give priority to wearing waterproof shoes and aim to protect your shoes. In addition, you should also bring socks and bandages to avoid your feet blistering after 6 hours of trekking.
08:45 am: After everything is done, the Ma Da & Abandoned Valleys 2 Days 1 Night tour officially begins. Our driver will drive you to the forest’s meeting point to trek towards the Abandoned Valley.
09:15 am: Upon arrival, we will start the trekking through the jungle. You will trek on the glorious path of the past – the Ho Chi Minh Trail. It used to be a crucial route in the resistance war against the Americans to liberate the country of the Vietnamese people. Many stories are associated with this trail, and our guide will tell you along the way.
11:00 am: After 3 hours of jungle trekking, the first place of Ma Da & Abandoned Valleys 2 Days 1 Night tour is E Cave. Hang E Cave has fresh water with a turquoise color, and you can swim 300m deep inside the cave and explore the E Cave (Thuy Cung Cave).
Swim deep inside the cave when the light gradually decreases, the sounds outside also gradually disappear. Thus, you will hear the echoes of drops of water falling down inside the cave. All these things create a rhythm of nature like a symphony, and you will love it.
In The Afternoon
1:00 pm: After exploring Thuy Cung Cave, we will continue to move to the Dark Cave entrance to enjoy a BBQ lunch and take a rest.
3:00 pm: Afterward, we continue the Ma Da and Abandoned valleys by exploring Dark Cave. You can climb over large rocks to go deep inside the cave and bathe in a natural mud hole. This is surely an exciting journey through some narrow passage in the cave.
5:00 pm: After finishing the Dark Cave exploration, we will return to the campsite to enjoy dinner and rest.
Day 2: Ma Da Valley – Tra Ang Cave – Phong Nha
In The Morning
07:00 am: We enjoy breakfast after waking up in the middle of the majestic mountains and forest, which is a rare experience. After that, we continue the Ma Da And Abandoned Valleys 2 Days 1 Night tour.
09:00 am: We will trek back to the Ho Chi Minh Trail again to go to Ma Da Valley. This trekking route will be relatively rugged with many rocks, so wear a pair of sports shoes for easy movement.
10:00 am: After 1 hour of trekking, we reach the Ma Da Lake, and we swim in the beautiful crystal lake with jade-colored water.
11:00 am: Next, we will explore the Tra Ang Cave at the Ma Da valley. The Tra Ang cave is nearly 700m in length and about 40 – 50m in width. Plus, it has a beautiful natural sand beach in front of the cave, along with turquoise water. Inside the cave is a system of pristine stalactites and stalagmites with diverse structures and shapes.
12:00 pm: We enjoy the jungle BBQ lunch near Tra Ang Cave that our porters prepared for you. All dishes we serve for you have the flavor of nature and are prepared but highly delicious. For example, grilled pork and fried tofu, along with other side dishes.
In The Afternoon
1:00 pm: We will discover 600m into Tra Ang Cave with life jackets and head torches. This is an option, depending on your health condition.
3:30 pm: After the Tra Ang cave exploration, we will return to Ho Chi Minh trail to get back to Phong Nha town.
4:30 pm: Upon arrival at Ho Chi Minh road, we will enjoy a cool drink. Then, our Phong Nha private car driver transfer you back to your hotel in Phong Nha town and finish the tour. Thank you for trusting and choosing Phong Nha Private Car. We hope you have a great experience with our Ma Da valley and Abandoned valley 2 days 1 night tour!