12 May Dark Cave and Paradise Cave Experience (1 day)
After visiting the impressive Paradise cave, Visitors will have the chance to zipline and kayak on Chay river. A special tour for someone who would like to explore the cave and nature. In this tour, visitors can see the vast primary forest, Kayaking on the Chay river along the rustic villages.
The tour of 2 caves: Dark Cave and Paradise Cave is an interesting experience in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park within 1 day from Phong Nha or Dong Hoi City
Paradise Cave (total over 31 km in length)
Thiên Đường Cave (Paradise Cave) is a cave in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, 60 km northwest of Đồng Hới city. The cave was discovered by a local man in 2005 and 5 first km of this cave was explored by explorers from British Cave Research Association in 2005, the whole 31 km was explored and publicly announced by the British cave explorers. The cave was formed around 300-400 million years ago, surrounded by underground streams and rocky mountains
It’s about 30km from Phong Nha Cave. To access this cave, tourists have to be transferred to inside the mountain by buggies car, then walk over 530 steps up or walk up by wheelchair path to the mouth of the cave. Upon arrival to the top of mountain, a rest is recommended to listen to introduction about the cave information and sightseeing regulation.
Start to walk down the steel staircase with handrail and then take a walk on long wood path 1km to visit this amazing cave. Huge caverns appear in front of you, keeping your eyes open to admire the amazing formation of stalactites and stalagmites with different shapes. You are allowed to use camera and phone to capture the unforgettable moments in the Paradise Cave
Dark Cave (total over 6 km in length)
It is a new cave and have been opened for tourists for a few year ago. This cave is suitable for whose who love cave exploration on your knees, on your belly, in the mud and through tight tunnels, underground rivers. Do ziplining 400m over Chay River is first impression to explore this cave from above, then join other activities of swimming, mud bathing inside the cave. Beside there are some other water spot games for tourists to play outside the cave on the Chày River
Notes: children under 1.3m or under 38kg are not allowed to join the zipline of Dark Cave
7:45 8:00 AM Pickup time at Dong Hoi / 9:00 Am pickup at Phong Nha area
We provide free pickup service at the hotels around Dong Hoi City, at the train station or around Phong Nha area
Move to the National Park
While transferring to Paradise Cave Center, our local guide will provide you the information of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, daily life activities and mysterious stories of local people …
Sightseeing and photographing at Paradise Cave
Pickup by buggy cars and transfer to inside the forest. From the foot of mountain, you have to walk up over 530 steps to the Paradise Cave and then sightseeing the cave within 1 km with colorful lighting system.
12.00 PM – 12.45 PM: Lunch at Dark Cave Restaurant and relax
You will be served lunch displaying in baboon brackets. It looks cool and yummy. It’s better to eat with your two hands. If you are vegetarian or allergic with any food, please notify us
Dark Cave Exploration
13.30 PM: Prepare the helmets, life jackets and belts for zipline from the top of tower crossing 400m over Chay river to Dark Cave, then you can do kayak or swim to the month of the cave and start exploration
Dark cave is 6 km, but you are only allowed to explore within 1km. You will firstly explore the muddy cave, climbing over slippery slopes, but it’s a lot of fun to play together with mud and it’s also good for your skin
After that, you will go back to the main cave and start to swim (with life jackets) on the underground river to explore more the mystery of Dark Cave
Finally, you will get outside of the cave to Chay River where other water spot games await you to play for fun. After finishing, take a shower at Dark Cave restaurant and ready to go back to the hotel
16:00 PM Our driver will transfer back to your hotel. End tour
17:00 – 17:30 PM Back to Dong Hoi city. Tour ends
Price for join group tour (SIC): 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
Price for private group in USD /person
|Group of persons|
|2 persons||3-4 persons||5-7 persons||8-10 persons|
|Rate in 2017-2018||95 USD||85 USD||75 USD||69 USD|
- 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
– Please bring your swimming suite, dry bag or water proof bag to keep your electronics while exploring the Dark Cave and other water sport games. There are lockers at reception room, but recommend not to bring valuable things, bring some money for extra coca or beer
– Children under 1.3m or under 38kg are not allowed to join the zipline of Dark Cave
– Pregnant women and elderly people with high blood pressure or foot pain … are not adviced to join the Dark Cave
Children Policies for all tours
Under 1.0m high: Free of charge.
From 1.0m to under 1.3m high: 75% of adult’s fee.
Higher than 1.3m high: full charge as an adult
Some photo on the tour: