Dark Cave and Paradise Cave Experience (1 day)

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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.

Lunch time
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

Min: 2persons

2 persons3-4 persons5-7 persons8-10 persons
Rate in 2017-201895 USD85 USD75 USD69 USD


  • Transportation ( from Dong Hoi)
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fee
  • Lunch
  • Boat trip
  • Safety equipment for the cave tour.
  • Kayak, Zipline to Dark Cave, ” Bathing” Zipline.


  • VAT
  • 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:


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Paradise Cave

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  • sogo chew
    Posted at 13:29h, 12 June Reply


    I going to travel vietnam in coming 28/Jun to 6/Jul/2015

    One of my friend have go to Phong Nha in Apriil by joining your tour, he is highly recommend me to join u also

    He visited Dark Cave and Paradise cave, and i want to join too.

    Here are my question
    1) Do u know any open bus run from Ha Long bay to Dong Hoi ? Any information ?
    As my plan is after i visit ha long bay at morning, then directly take bus to dong hoi to join your tour .

    2) After i join your tour, i want to go Nha Trang at that night
    Any open bus that fit my time , let me to slep on the bus ?

    thanks your help

    Sogo chew

  • Johanna prugger
    Posted at 17:30h, 18 November Reply

    We are three italian guys (19, 22 and 23 years old) and would like to explore the caves of vietnam. We are living and working in hoi an at the moment, but after new year we would like to visit the caves. The problem is that we do not have so much money and we’ve heard that visiting the caves can be very expensive. How much would it cost to explore them for like 1 or 2 days? Are they any options to get it cheap, as for exaple a student-price?
    Thank you very much in advantage.
    Jo, Ben and Max 🙂

    • admin
      Posted at 10:42h, 08 December Reply

      Please check your email. Thank you

  • Sarah
    Posted at 12:05h, 15 June Reply

    Hello. We will be travelling with 3 children, aged 6, 9 and 11. We would like to tour the caves, can you please advise which tours are available for children? Can children do the zip line?

    • Son Doong
      Posted at 16:54h, 17 June Reply

      Please check your email. Thank you very much

  • Berdien
    Posted at 10:18h, 07 October Reply


    We couldnt find the pictures on fb with us in the dark cave. We were there on the 25th of september. We forgot the name of the guide, but he was really funny and friendly. Hopefully you can find the pictures of us or send us the correct fb page.

    Thanks a lot

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