Hang En cave 2-day Ultimate adventure (2D/1N - RT047)

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VND 7,500,000
(US$ 326)

Highlights

  • A stop in the ethnic minority Ban Doong Village, set amongst the limestone mountains is a highlight for many, not to mention the pristine jungle, many river crossings, and jovial porter team, made up of local jungle men!
  • This 2-day-1-night tour will truly be an unforgettable experience during your time in Vietnam.
  • Come and find out what makes Hang En so popular and amazing as many have said.

Hang En Cave is probably the world’s 3rd largest cave and is quickly becoming one of the must-see natural wonders in Vietnam. Its size will blow you away, and our campsite located within the cave beside a lazy river, will leave you speechless. You’ll examine fascinating fossils in one part of the cave over 300 million year old, and around every corner be subject to the most picturesque views.

A stop in the ethnic minority Ban Doong Village, set amongst the limestone mountains is a highlight for many, not to mention the pristine jungle, many river crossings, and jovial porter team, made up of local jungle men!

We provide the very best adventure experiences with every aspect of the trip carefully planned including delicious meals, the highest safety standards, and friendly and informative adventure guides.  Come and experience what has been dubbed by one Lonely Planet author as the biggest WOW factor in Vietnam.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Phong Nha - Ban Doong Village - Hang En

Start your ultimate adventure with a pickup from your hotel in Phong Nha between 8:00 am and 8:30 am and a short transfer to Oxalis Headquarters. Learn all about safety collect your gear and sign our Release Form before driving 45 mins through the National Park to reach the trailhead. At 10:00 am, leave the road behind for the jungle.

A steep jungle hill starts the journey, with a refreshing river at the bottom. Hike through rich primary forest to reach the Ban Doong minority village, where a hot cup of tea welcomes you. Feast on a picnic lunch which takes place shortly afterwards at about 12:30 – 1:00 pm, near the river. Then it’s back into the jungle, through rivers and streams, and along the river valley until Hang En lays on the horizon.

Enter Hang En around 3 pm, and take a quick rest as the porter team sets up camp on the beach within the cave. For the next couple of hours, complete the adventure by preceding the rest of the way through the cave to the breathtaking exit, a scene made famous in the film Pan. Return to camp through the dry passage to the viewpoint high above camp, where 300 million year old fossils can be seen. Enjoy your downtime relaxing or swimming in the natural pool before a sizzling grilled dinner is served, complete with rice wine and the sounds of swifts overhead.

Day 2: Hang En - Ban Doong Village - Phong Nha

Awake at 8:00 am for breakfast and pack up your belongings. Depart camp at 9:00 am to leave Hang En. Take one last look at the entrance, almost hidden amongst the jungle.

Have lunch with your group from 12:00 – 1:00 pm, and then it’s time to start the journey home. Trek for the next hour along a shady path through the river valley. And then from 2:00 – 4:00 pm, make your way up the hill to the pickup point, where our driver will be waiting to take you back to civilization. Return to Phong Nha between 4:30 – 5:30 pm.

NOTES

** The price inclusive of VAT & VND 1,100,000/pax of National Park environment/entrance fees

  • This tour is operated from mid-Nov to mid-Sep (closed from mid-Sep to mid-Nov).
  • Maximum is 10 participants per booking
  • This product is on request. We will confirm availability within the shortest possible time after we receive your order.

Adventure Level

Hang En Adventure Cave Camp is easy-to-moderate for anyone who considers themselves physically fit and who participates in regular outdoor activities, and moderate-to-hard for anyone with limited trekking experience.  Please make sure that your health is suitable for these activities with ease before taking part in the tour.

  • 22 km jungle and mountain trekking, rocky terrain
  • Multiple river crossings: 30 times (knee deep, 10 – 50 m wide river)
  • Elevation change up to 550 m (between road and valleys)
  • 4 km caving
  • 2 days and 1 night in jungle and caves

 

 We will provide you with the following:

  • Camping gear: tent, camp light, sleeping bag, mattresses, pillow
  • Caving & safety gear: caving helmet, caving headlight, gloves
  • Dry bag (for clothing and personal belongings excl. electronics)
  • Basic canvas trekking boots (only if you do not have your own pair) sizes 36 – 46
  • Meals: picnic lunches, breakfast (day 2), dinner (day 1)
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide and guide safety assistant
  • Porter team to carry all camping gear and prepare all meals
  • Shared dry box for phones and small cameras (limited availability for larger cameras)
  • Water purifier (used only by guide and porters) and water bottle
  • Basic camping facilities with eco-friendly compost toilet using western toilet seat
  • First Aid Kit and Medical Rescue Equipment (application by guides and porters only
  • Secure Storage Facility at Oxalis Headquarters to store all luggage you will not be taking on the trek

Please also bring with you the following:

  • 1 long (easy to dry) pants and 1 long sleeved shirt to wear during the trek (quick dry)
  • 1 pair of shorts and t-shirt to wear at campsite
  • 1 pair of trekking boots/shoes (if you prefer your own comfortable pair)
  • 1 pair of ip op (sandals) for campsite
  • 1 medium size towel
  • 1 -2 pairs of calf length close weave socks (not ankle socks!)
  • Small backpack for your water bottle and personal belongings
  • Personal items: mosquito repellent, sunglasses, hat, camera, underwear, toiletries

If you are trekking in the colder months (December – March) please bring additional warm clothes for the evening and an extra change of long pants and shirt for swimming.

 

 QUICK FACTS 

  • Operating: from Dec to Aug (closed from Sep to late-Dec) 
  • Duration: 2 days / 1 night 
  • Adventure Level: Moderate (25 km) for physically active guests 
  • Availability: Regular Departures (check availability in calendar) 
  • Small Group Tours: Average 10 - 16 pax (required minimum 2 pax) 
  • Minimum Age: 16 years old 
  • Tour Starts: 7:30 am - 8:00 am from any local hotel in Phong Nha
  • Tour Ends: 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm at any local hotel in Phong Nha 
  • Ban Doong Village 1
  • Ban Doong Village 2
  • Ban Doong Village 3
  • Ban Doong Village 4
  • Hang En 1
  • Hang En 2
  • Hang En 3
  • Hang En 4
  • Hang En 5
  • Hang En 6
  • Hang En 7
Validity Tour price per person Select your group size More than 10 pax
01/01/2019 - 31/12/2020
VND 7,500,000
(US$ 326 )
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*Please do let us know if your group have Children

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Children’s Policy

  • Above 9 years old: Apply the same price as an adult.
  • From 4 to 9 years old: 50% of an adult tour price.
  • From 1 to 3 years old: Free of charge (only 1 child).
  • Please note the age of the child(ren) on Additional Information Form.
  • All children must be supervised by an adult at all times during the tour.
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