The cave is called the dark cave because it is made of mostly basalt in addition to limestone. The basalt is a black hard rock, giving it its dark name. Basalt and limestone surrounding you, you squished through the passage using only your headlamps.
By the time we got through the passage, you are covered in mud and ready for another swim. This time you can go further into the cave, where the width was probably 100m and the depth is deeper than anyone could touch. As you swim, you have to duck under huge stalagmites and balance between limestone columns to get to the next big opening.
One the way back, everyone turn out their lights during the long swim stretch and you can swim in darkness. It is surreal. Probably the coolest thing you have’ve done.
08:10- 08:30am Our car and tour guide will pick up guests at hotel in Dong Hoi, you will explore the most impressive Phong Nha caves (50 km about the city, 45 minutes driving). After 25 minutes on boat, visitors will arrive Phong Nha cave, take a couple hours to see the cave. This cave is called as water cave, is famous for its rock formation which has been given names such as the “Lion”, the “Fairy Caves”, the “Royal Court”, and the “Buddha”.
12:00 Lunch at local restaurant in Phong Nha village before exploring National Park in the afternoon
01:00 – 04:30pm visit Dark cave, Dark cave is really amazing where you can experience many adventure activities
Activities: Muddy bath, ziplining, swimming, kayaking, soft caving and walking
Tip: Bring swim suit and towel
05:00 – 05:30pm Back to Dong Hoi. Tour end
Price for join-in group tour: 60 usd /person
- Pickup from Dong Hoi (8:00 am) and from Phong Nha (9:00 am)
- Drop off from Dong Hoi (17:30 pm) and from Phong Nha (16:30 pm)
- Over 5 persons: please contact us for better price for private tour
- Transportation ( from Dong Hoi)
- English speaking guide
- Entrance fee
- Boat trip
- Safety equipment for the cave tour.
- Kayak, Zipline to Dark Cave, ” Bathing” Zipline.
- Other expenses