1. Overview

Phong Nha Cave (Quang Binh) is hidden in the Ke Bang limestone mountains and covering primeval forests, it is considered a gorgeous cave with a magical and magnificent stalactite system. Phong Nha Cave is a famous tourist destination in Vietnam, attracting millions of domestic and foreign tourists every year. It is famous for its natural creatures and beautiful river. When traveling to Vietnam, Phong Nha Cave Tours are tours not to be missed to experience the magical world in real life.

The Phong Nha Cave Tours are the best choices for you to explore the mysterious beauty of Vietnam through natural caves with picturesque scenery, lush gardens, and marble rivers. In addition, this is also an ideal tour for explorers to explore cave systems and develop tourism services.

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2. Things to know about Phong Nha Cave

2.1. Where is Phong Nha Cave?

Phong Nha Cave is located within the grounds of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, a world natural heritage twice recognized by UNESCO. Phong Nha Cave is located in Son Trach commune, Bo Trach district, Quang Binh province, about 50 km from Dong Hoi city center. Phong Nha Cave is considered the “Thien Nam De Nhat Dong” of Vietnam, protected and covered by tropical forests.

  • Open time: 7:30 a.m – 17:00 p.m. However, during rainy seasons and national holidays, some services may not be available.
  • Entrance ticket: 6.19 USD/person, free for children under 1.3 meters tall.
  • Boat fee to Phong Nha Cave: 22.68 USD per boat with life jackets for 12 people including children, free for children under 1.3 meters tall.

2.2. Explore Phong Nha Cave in Quang Binh

Phong Nha Cave has a length of 7,729m; the cave entrance is 20 to 25 m wide and 10m high. The deepest place in the cave is 83m, including 12 main caves and many sub-cave branches. Phong Nha was voted one of the most beautiful caves in the world. With the following criteria: longest underground river; most beautiful underground lake; cave entrance is the highest and widest; most beautiful sandy beaches and reefs; dry cave is the largest and most beautiful; The most magical and magnificent stalactite system.

Phong Nha is famous for its unique rock formations named after natural shapes like: “Lion,” “Unicorn,” “Vo Chau,” “Royal Palace,” or “Buddha Statue.” After about 19km, it flows underground under the Truong Son range. The river appearing at the entrance of the cave with a blue water color in the dry season and red in the rainy season is Song Son, about 35–40 meters wide, the longest underground river in the world with an unfinished length of 13,969m. The highest estimated depth can be up to 35m.

Phong Nha Cave’s temperature is usually maintained between 18 and 20 degrees Celsius, so in the summer it becomes very cool and suitable for visiting. First, you will go along the underground river to visit Phong Nha cave somewhere for about an hour, and then visitors will take turns visiting the caves: Co Tien, Bi Ky Cave, and Cung Dinh Cave. Each cave has a different beauty with beautiful stalagmites, stalactites, and many diverse shapes depending on human imagination, creating a magical and mysterious beauty.

3. Discover The Top 5 Most Attractive Phong Nha Cave Tours

3.1. Phong Nha Cave Tours Half Day

A half-day Phong Nha Cave Tour is the ideal choice if you don’t have much time and want to see a wonderful cave in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. Our tour guides will provide you with interesting information about the various outstanding features of the National Park as well as the various locations you will visit on your journey. The half-day Phong Nha Cave Tour will last about 4–5 hours, departing in Dong Hoi City.

On the half-day Phong Nha Cave tour, you will take a dragon boat ride down the Son River for about 25 minutes to reach Phong Nha Cave. While on the boat, you will observe both banks of the river, with countless traditional Vietnamese houses, Catholic churches, and majestic mountains surrounding the town. You will walk another 300 meters into the cave after entering by boat. You will explore Phong Nha Cave and enjoy breathtaking views of mountains and rivers. The stalactites and stalagmites appear more illusory the deeper you go into the cave, sparkling as light focuses on them. After spending 2 hours exploring the cave, you will go to a restaurant to enjoy special local cuisine before returning to your accommodation in Dong Hoi, Phong Nha.

3.2. Phong Nha Cave and Paradise Cave 1 day tour

The Paradise Cave and Phong Nha Cave Tours are daily tours of Phong Nha starting from Dong Hoi or Phong Nha. This tour will give you the opportunity to explore two world-famous caves in the Phong Nha cave system: Phong Nha Cave and Paradise Cave. With this Phong Nha Cave Tour, you can join a high-quality tour with friends or family as a private tour.

Nature’s first natural masterpiece in this tour is that you will explore the Paradise Cave. Thien Duong Cave has a majestic and magnificent structure created by the combination of natural light from skylights and thousand-year-old stalactites. The beautiful scenery at Thien Duong Cave is evaluated and recognized by experts as earthly beauty, as beautiful as paradise on earth. In particular, this is also the longest dry cave in Asia, with a length of up to 31.4 km and a width of 30–100 m.

After exploring Paradise Cave, you will continue your tour of Phong Nha Cave with a fun lunch at a local cuisine restaurant in Phong Nha Town. To visit Phong Nha Cave, we have to take a sampan along the Son River. On the boat, you will enjoy the green fields, cottages, houses, and limestone rocks of the locals along the riverbank. After 25 minutes of sightseeing on the boat, you will arrive at Phong Nha Cave. It will take you several hours to explore and enjoy the beauty of the cave.

3.3. Kayaking tour in Phong Nha cave

With a 1-day trip to explore Phong Nha underground cave by kayak, you will be extremely surprised by its uniqueness. Kayaking up the Son River, you will discover the beauty of the river system and explore deep inside the cave with stalagmites on the ceiling, a distance of 4.5 km by kayak.

First, you will take a boat on the Son River to reach the entrance of Phong Nha Cave. You will have the opportunity to visit Tien Son Cave, also known as Dry Cave, by climbing 300 steps to the top of the mountain for panoramic views of the limestone mountains and wonderful scenery. Then you kayak up the river to explore Phong Nha Cave, also known as Wet Cave, to experience and enjoy its specialness. You should use flashlights and specialized equipment to have an exciting adventure. This will bring you to the world of mysterious stalactite systems with globally outstanding criteria.

3.4. Phong Nha Cave Tours from Hue

With Phong Nha Cave tours from Hue, you can explore attractions along the way from Hue to Phong Nha and go around Phong Nha Cave in just one day. This tour is designed for those who are in Hue and have little time to travel. But if you want to have a Hue tour before coming to Phong Nha, we can also provide many Hue tours for you, such as: Bach Ma Day Trip, DMZ Tour In Central Vietnam, Hue Fullday City Tour

With the distance from Hue to Phong Nha Cave being about 228 km, it will take you more than 4 hours to get to Phong Nha Cave by car. On the journey from Hue to Phong Nha Cave, you have the opportunity to pass by many tourist destinations, such as La Vang Sanctuary, a national sanctuary located in Hai Lang district, Quang Tri Province, an important pilgrimage place for Vietnamese people Vietnamese Catholics, you can also stop at Hien Luong Bridge and Ben Hai River to take photos, etc. Coming to Phong Nha, you will be able to travel up the poetic Son River to the Phong Nha-Tien Son Cave system, admiring the landscape as well as the magnificent stalactites here.

3.5. Phong Nha Cave Tours and Botanical Garden Wind Waterfall Trekking 2 days 1 night

Phong Nha Cave Tours and Botanical Garden Wind Waterfall Trekking 2 days, 1 night is a tour to explore the famous natural heritage of Quang Binh province. You will have wonderful experiences and participate in many unique and exciting activities here. Sit on a boat down the romantic Son River to visit Phong Nha Cave, a water cave with the longest underground river system in the world. Ride the mountain tram to see the shimmering stalactite system in Thien Duong cave, have fun at the Mooc Spring ecotourism area, enjoy the fresh air, and participate in entertainment services such as rowing, kayaking, stream bathing, exciting sports games, etc.

An attractive experience on the tour is the trekking trip to Phong Nha botanical garden to conquer Wind Waterfall. This is a nature reserve with an area of over 40 hectares located in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. Following the legendary 20 Quyet Thang Road, you will begin the journey to conquer Wind Falls, visit the botanical garden, and learn about the rich ecosystem here. The botanical garden has many streams, intertwined waterfalls, and majestic landscapes that will bring new experiences to visitors who like to explore.

Depending on your health, you can choose the appropriate route: 

  • Sightseeing Route 1 (2,500m): Specimen Exhibition House; Native Tree Nursery; Vang Anh Lake; Centenary Star Tree; Vong Canh Hill; and Gio Waterfall. 
  • Sightseeing route 2 (5,000m): Specimen Exhibition House; Gio Waterfall; Fairy Waterfall; Ancient Gua Tree; Bullet Cave; Centenary Star Tree; Vang Anh Lake.

4. Some notes when exploring Phong Nha cave tours

The appropriate time to explore Phong Nha cave is in the dry season, from April to August. In dry weather, there is not much rain, making it easy to move into the cave.

During your trip to the Phong Nha Cave Tour, don’t forget to prepare yourself with necessary items such as sports shoes, comfortable clothes, and anti-mosquito essential oils. Besides, you also remember to bring swimsuits, towels, and necessary daily items such as toothpaste and hats. 

In addition, you should also bring good waterproof photography and filming equipment. Remember to fully charge the battery before going, and bring a spare battery if you have one.

5. Conclusion

So Metta Voyage has just shared the top 5 most attractive Phong Nha cave tours. Hopefully, this information will help you have a very interesting trip. Don’t wait any longer; contact us now to schedule an attractive itinerary for your trip.

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