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.
Have a great trip!
08.10- 08.30: The 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 exloring National Park in the afternoon
13.00 – 16.30: 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
Tips: Bring swim wear and towel
17.00 – 17.30: Back to Dong Hoi. Tour ends
08.00: Our car and tour guide will pick up guests at hotel in Dong Hoi, you will explore Paradise cave - the longest dry cave in Asia (located in Phong Nha - Ke bang National Park’s core zone, 25km about Phong Nha cave, 75 km about Dong Hoi and 1h20 minutes driving) at the rest of the day.
Dark cave was the true experience, kayaking over the river to get there, walking through the dark with only the head touch on your mining helmet, having a mud fight in the mud baths deep in the cave and then washing clean with a swim in the lake inside the cave.
Activities: Muddy bath, ziplining, swimming, kayaking
12.00: Lunch at Dark cave restaurant
13.00: Visit Dark cave, is located in Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park, 20km about Phong Nha cave, 65km about Dong Hoi).
17.30: Back to Dong Hoi city. Tour ends
Whats to bring: swimwear and towel
HAVE A GREAT TRIP!
PRICE IN $US/PAX
Option 1: 1.400.000 VND/pax (or 65USD)
Option 2: 2.200.000 VND/pax ( or 98USD)
Tour inclusions: Transfer by minibus, English speaking tour guide, lunch (Vietnamese dishes style), entrance tickets with private boat and golf car, mineral water and wet tissue.
- Transfer by minibus
- English speaking tour guide
- Lunch (Vietnamese dishes style)
- Entrance tickets with private boat and buggy
- Drinking water and wet tissue
- Under 6 years (under 0,9m, other extra paymen will be done by parents): free of charge
- Children 6 - 10 years (9 - under 1,3m): 50% - 75% children
- 10 years onwards (1,3m upward): 100% of adults cost
HAVE A GREAT TRIP!