Paradise Cave – Dark Cave tour 1 day of Phong Nha Private Car will be the most memorable experience during your stay in Phong Nha. By joining our Paradise cave and Dark cave tour full day, you will enjoy delicious lunch and participate in many exciting activities. For example, kayaking, aerial ziplining, mud bathing, etc.
The distance from the northwest of Dong Hoi city to Paradise Cave is 70 km, and to the Dark cave is over 62 km. Thien Duong cave is a dry cave dubbed an “underground palace.”
The British Royal Cave Association discovered the Paradise cave in 2005. After the exploration journey, in 2010, they announced it as the longest dry cave in Asia, with a total length of 31,4 km.
The Thien Duong (Paradise) cave has this name since the beauty of stalactites and stalagmites in the cave. Moreover, according to the British Association of Cave Research, the Paradise cave is bigger and more gorgeous than the Phong Nha cave.
PARADISE CAVE AND DARK CAVE TOUR FULL DAY
A Paradise cave and Dark cave tour one day is a great option to explore the Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park – the Kingdom of Caves. Embark on an extraordinary journey through Vietnam’s magnificent landscapes as you explore the mesmerizing Paradise Cave and venture into the mysterious Dark Cave.
This is a perfect tour for reducing stress with natural beauty and traditional Vietnamese dishes. Providing an unforgettable experience for travelers seeking excitement and adventure.
Firstly, we will explore Paradise Cave – one of the most impressive and gorgeous natural wonders in the world. Step into a world of wonder as you enter Paradise Cave, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its stunning stalactites and stalagmites.
You will be surprised by the magnificent formations, creating a surreal underground landscape over millions of years. Our knowledgeable guides will share fascinating insights into the cave’s geological history, making your visit unforgettable.
Then, we will visit the Dark Cave and bathe in the mud in this cave. Currently, the aerial zipline in the Chay River is a fabulous experience to get to the Dark Cave.
The Dark cave is one of more than 400 caves in Phong Nha Quang Binh, Vietnam, which British Royal explorers surveyed in 1990 and 1992. Plus, the cave has a 20m wide door and 40m high.
Not only that, this place also has pristine beauty with many magnificent stalagmites and stalactites. True to its name, there is no light in the dark cave, so when exploring, you will use lights.
Paradise Cave- Dark Cave Tour’s Detailed Itinerary
In the morning
07:30- 08:00 am: Our driver and English guide will pick you up at your hotel/homestay in Dong Hoi city or Phong Nha town. Then, we will drive you to explore Paradise cave and Dark cave. Along the way, you will see many beautiful rice fields.
After 1 hour of transferring by car, we first visit Paradise Cave, a “giant underground Palace”. It is the king of Phong Nha caves and even other caves in Vietnam. Besides, it is extremely prominent with easy approaches, fantastic walkways with a wooden bridge built inside the cave with over 1km along with a lights system.
To get to the cave, you will take the electric car from the parking lot to the foothills of the cave, a distance of 2 km. After that, you must walk the mountain path to get to the cave entrance at 570m height.
After walking 300m, you may feel tired. However, when you reach the cave entrance, you will clearly feel the cool air radiating from the cave door. Although the cave door is quite small, entering the cave, you will be overwhelmed by its vastness. Moreover, the temperature in the cave is only 18-22 degrees, so it is very cool, so all feelings of fatigue disappear.
With this tour, you will admire countless stalactites with different shapes in over 1km length of the cave. For example, Thien Ha waterfall, Quan Tien converging, Lien Hoa tower, a giant rabbit, etc.
In addition, you will have the chance to admire the image of a typical terraced rice civilization. There are Champa tower, Rong house of highlands Vietnam, and so on.
At noon: We enjoy a delicious lunch at a restaurant next to the beautiful jade color of the Chay River. All local dishes are cooked by the people here.
In the afternoon
After enjoying lunch and a short rest, from 01:00 to 04:30 pm, we will visit Dark Cave. Plus, experience interesting activities on the Chay River.
To enjoy interesting activities at the Dark Cave and Chay River, you must wear a bikini and underwear if you are a woman, while a male must wear underwear and no T-shirt.
First, you will be wearing protective gear. Next, watch video tutorials about the journey and activities to explore the dark cave. Then you will reach the dark cave by zipline across the Chay river. Once you arrive, you can swim or walk a very short distance about 6m, to the meet-up point outside the cave.
If you choose to swim, you will feel the cool and refreshing that the river’s water brings. After entering the meeting place inside the dark cave, the guide will instruct you on some safety regulations. Then you will take off your life jacket to start the journey to explore the dark cave.
The first road to the cave is quite wide, with water, sand, and pebbles. However, continuing to go deep inside, the road is narrower. It only about 1m, and quite slippery, so you must go slowly.
After a few minutes of walking, you will reach the mud bath located deep in the Dark cave. The unique thing about mud bathing is that when you apply mud all over your body, your whole body will automatically float up like the water in the Dead Sea.
After a mud bath, you will shake off the mud in the cave, then wear the life jacket. Then, you will kayak and swim in the Chay River.
05:00 – 05:30 pm: We will drive you back to your homestay/hotel in Dong Hoi city. We finish the Paradise cave and Dark cave tour. Phong Nha Private Car wishes you marvelous experiences and memories in Phong Nha, Vietnam!
What should you bring?
- Hat, sunscreen, camera, swimming suit, towel, and sports sandals or shoes.