Hang En Caving Adventure
The Hang En Cave adventure 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. Safety is absolutely paramount on all trips, and along with having the best caving equipment, you’ll be led by an expert adventure guide. 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 your campsite located within the cave beside a lazy river, will leave you speechless. All camping gear and safety gear is included in the package, as are all meals and porterage.
You will be met at your hotel in Phong Nha at around 7:30 am. Join your group and continue by road to the Oxalis Headquarters. Learn all about safety and collect your gear before driving 45mins through the National Park to reach the trailhead. A steep jungle hill starts the adventure, with a refreshing river at the bottom. Hike through rich jungle to reach the Ban Doong minority village, where a hot cup of tea welcomes you. Wake for breakfast early the next morning, and afterwards explore the breath-taking cave exit. Later trek through the dry passage to the viewpoint high above camp, where 300 million year old fossils can be found. In the late morning, trek back through the mountainous river valley, through jungle and across streams, until reaching Doong village again. Enjoy a picnic lunch by the stream and then prepare for the biggest challenge ahead, climbing the treacherous hill up to the Ho Chi Minh Road. Watch out for leeches and push ahead to the road, where cold drinks are waiting. Return by vehicle to Phong Nha by 5pm and check back into your accommodation for a well-earned rest!
There are a number of different caving adventures of varying lengths that we can offer in the Phong Nha National Park, including more challenging and private trips - please ask for more details.Back to experiences in Vietnam