VND 69,800,000/pax approx. US$3,000 Promo price VND 58,200,000 Normal price VND 69,800,000/pax (~$3000) See dates

Son Doong is the world’s largest cave sầu và one of its greatest natural wonders, comparable with the Great Barrier Reef, the Gr& Canyon and Mt. Everest. The four-day, three-night Son Doong Expedition is one of the world’s top bucket list adventures. Cross underground rivers, explore two gigantic cave sầu ceiling collapses, traverse through underground rainforests và sleep in some of the world’s most magnificent campsites. This tour is for adventurous travelers who want khổng lồ join a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Uncover the world’s largest cave with a specialist. Marvel at two gigantic cave sầu ceiling collapses. Explore unique underground rainforests. Traverse rivers – both above sầu ground and below. Tuông xã into lớn three freshly cooked meals per day, plus snacks. Plunge into lớn an underground river (optional). Scale the 90-meter “Great Wall of Vietnam” with ropes and ladders. Sleep in some of the world’s greachạy thử campsites. Discover Hang En & camp nearby an emeral lagoon.
Four days exploring, three nights camping. Only available January – August due to lớn annual flooding. Group size: 10 people maximum. Age: 18 years và above sầu. Distance: 17km trekking, 8km caving, 800m elevation change, 90m climb of the “Great Wall of Vietnam”. Difficulty: Level 6 – hard. Itinerary (below) is subject khổng lồ change with the weather. Paths can be slippery and muddy after rain.

Itinerary

Due khổng lồ the weather conditions the itinerary may need to be changed at short notice. The paths can be muddy và slippery after rain.

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Important: Make sure you reach Dong Hoi no later than 14:00 on the afternoon of your briefing day. Transfer to lớn Son Doong Bungalow in Phong Nha.

17:30 Meet in the hotel restaurant before moving lớn Oxalis Headquarters. Meet your cave sầu expert and guide for your safety briefing và equipment kiểm tra. This briefing is mandatory. Anyone who doesn’t join the briefing may be eliminated from the tour without refund.

Make sure you have all required belongings prepared before the briefing. Your belongings will be collected after the briefing in individual large bags và sent to lớn our porters to prepare for the following day. You will receive sầu this bag each evening upon reaching the campsite. Keep anything you want to take with you during the day in a separate backpachồng (cameras, tripods, sun cream, etc.). Before dinner, you will be given your helmet for the trip. This is your responsibility for the duration of the tour. Please note that the release form needs khổng lồ be signed at the safety briefing.

19:30 Enjoy a welcome dinner with your team at Oxalis headquarters, then transfer baông xã to lớn your hotel.


08:00 Breakfast. Oxalis staff will come to the hotel to collect your luggage & valuables. They will store this for you, and it will be waiting in your hotel room after the tour.

09:00 Depart for the first leg of the expedition. After a 45-minute drive along Road đôi mươi of the Ho Chi Minch Highway you’ll reach the trailhead, where you’ll start trekking for approximately 1 hour downhill through the forest, which is quite steep. Walk for half an hour along a small stream lớn the minority village of Ban Doong, which is a highlight for many on this expedition. Learn more about this chất lượng ethnic group và enjoy lunch in the village.

After this point, you will be in the sun all afternoon for about 3 hours along a river, with very little shade. You’ll cross the river many times so expect to have sầu wet feet for the whole day. Important: In the summer, the water is only usually knee deep, but Gore-Tex boots will fill and hold the water so are not recommended (please see our detailed FAQ for footwear recommendation).

You’ll then reach the entrance khổng lồ Hang En, trang chủ khổng lồ thousands of swifts. Here you’ll be given your headlight & you will trek/climb approximately 20-30 minutes khổng lồ your campsite inside the cave. The group should arrive at camp around 15:00 - 16:00 where you can enjoy swimming & showering in the underground river. Dinner will be served at the spectacular campsite with numerous photographic opportunities.

Important: Anyone unable lớn complete any stage of this first day comfortably will be turned back khổng lồ Phong Nha & will not be permitted to continue the expedition. This will be the decision of the safety team on your tour. Should you be turned around, all tour costs will be forfeited.


08:00 Delicious breakfast inside the cave sầu. You’re in for a tough day today so it’s best lớn enjoy a big breakfast, as you’ll need your energy!

09:00 Trek through Hang En for about 30 minutes lớn reach the magnificent exit, made famous by many photographers. You’ll scramble down lớn the river valley & then it’s an hour walk through the river, so your boots are going lớn be wet for most of the day; it is unavoidable, yet part of the fun.

You’ll then start climbing a steep hill for about 45 minutes with some rocky sections. At the top of the hill you’ll enjoy lunch, a safety briefing & fit your safety harness to lớn prepare for your big journey underground. A steep descent with a couple of short rope climbs brings you at last khổng lồ Son Doong entrance.

With your safety harnesses, you’ll start the 80m descent inlớn the cave by making a number of short descents using ropes và safety lines with your guide’s assistance. There is no rappelling or abseiling at any point during the expedition. You’ll then enjoy a few more climbs lớn reach the first và second river crossings inside the cave, which are no more than knee-to-thigh deep depending on the water levels. You may have a wash here, as it will be the last washing place for the day.

On your way to lớn the first campsite in the first large passage of the cave, you’ll have sầu lớn be extra careful as there are a number of big drops và scrambling over boulders along a rocky path -- but don’t worry as our safety team will always be there khổng lồ support you. Soon you’ll reach one of the most spectacular views in the biggest part of the cave sầu. You will then scramble down lớn the first campsite of Son Doong, arriving at around 15:00 - 16:00. After a tea and coffee break, head down lớn view ancient fossils. Here there is a chance for a short & cool swyên ổn, but no washing. You’re in for another big meal with your team before turning in for the night.

Important: Please note that there are no washing facilities at camp on this day.


08:00 Breakfast.

09:00 Departure towards your second campsite in Son Doong Cave. You’ll start with some rocky climbs, which are quite steep in some places, as you reach the first jungle within the cave sầu at Watch Out for Dinosaurs. It will take about 1.5 hours khổng lồ travel within the cave from Camp 1 khổng lồ Watch Out for Dinosaurs. We will spend some time here taking photographs và then you’ll be going down the rocky path khổng lồ reach the enormous Green Gours, one of the most magnificent and famous photography spots on the tour! A light lunch is provided with an incredible backdrop of the first doline. If you are lucky you may even catch some sunbeams, which make for truly spectacular photos.

Walk through the cave past gigantic formations & plenty of cave pearls towards the light of the second doline & main jungle within the cave sầu. Follow the path past the beautiful foliage reaching towards the light khổng lồ reach the underground jungle, unlike anything else on the planet! Cross the jungle for around 30 minutes to lớn reach the steep and sometimes slippery path down lớn your second campsite within Son Doong Cave. You will reach camp around 14:00.

After a short rest at your campsite, you are bachồng on your feet & heading deeper within the cave. You’ll pass through a very large dry passage with huge stalagmites and great views baông chồng to lớn the second doline. Many new creepy crawlies have sầu been discovered within this passage including Trắng spiders, fish, woodlouse and shrimp species, so be sure lớn keep your eyes open. You will have sầu many great photography opportunities here.

You’ll be bachồng at camp again at around 17:00 lớn enjoy a sensational dinner with your team in one of the best campsites in the world.

Important: you may use a pair of dry boots on this day, as aside from the mud, there are usually no water crossings! Also, there are no washing facilities at camp on this day.


After refueling with another hot breakfast you’ll pack up camp và start heading towards the “Great Wall of Vietphái nam.” Scaling this wall will use a combination of ladders và ropes in three sections, but there are always safety lines and people khổng lồ look after you. After this strenuous ascent, you will see the light from the exit. At the top of the Wall, enjoy your picnic lunch before passing more flowstones and cave sầu pearls, see the calcite covered animal skeleton & then emerge into lớn the jungle.

A short but steep & rocky path leads down khổng lồ the bottom of the hill, followed by a short hike to the road. Cold drinks await you at the top of the hill before a 45-minute drive sầu baông chồng lớn Chay Lap Farmstay where cool towels & a refreshing swimming pool are waiting for you. You will have sầu time to relax after your long trek before enjoying a group farewell dinner with your fellow expedition team members.

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Important: Please advise our sales team in advance of your departure time so that they can arrange the logistics of your transfer baông chồng khổng lồ the airport or train station. If you would like lớn extover your holiday in Phong Nha, let our team know so that we can assist you in booking extra nights at Ctuyệt Lap Farmstay.


Enjoy breakfast at the khách sạn & the check-out time of the khách sạn will be 12:00 regardless of your departure time. Why not take this as your opportunity to lớn get khổng lồ know more about Phong Nha beside the expedition, by staying for some extra days?

You will be blown away by the remarkable scenery, being surrounded by karst mountains, idyllic green rivers, rustic villages with beautiful local people. There are so many places to lớn go và see (Ctuyệt Lap Water Sport Center, Paradise Cave sầu, Phong Nha Cave, Mooc Ecotrail, Dark Cave sầu..); sensational local pubs (Easy Tiger, Moi Moi, Pub with Cold Beer..); motorbike/xe đạp tours through the National Park, Bong Lai Valley.

If you are still in the mood for the wild, our one khổng lồ two-day adventure tours in another marvelous area – Tu Lan Cave sầu System, are highly recommended (see more here). Since the cave system is the trang chủ of the Hollywood blockbuster movie Kong: Skull Islvà, you will have a great experience enjoying the landscape & imagining the legendary King Kong!

Our driver will piông xã you up according khổng lồ your departure time and don’t forget to lớn let us know in advance if you would like additional night(s) at the khách sạn và we can reserve that for you.


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Son Doong Expedition 4 Days Adventure Level 6 · Hard

Requires: Good cấp độ of fitness; previous trekking experience Expect: Multiple river crossings, extensive rocky terrain, and multiple technical sections.


4-day tour 17km trekking, very rocky terrain 8km of caving which includes rope climbs, rocky scrambling, & the 90m ascent of the Wall of Vietphái nam (technical sections with instruction, supervision and safety equipment) Surface và underground river crossings 3 nights camping underground

Son Doong Cave sầu is currently the world’s largest cave sầu và it is environmental sensitive sầu therefore the Government of Quang Binh province issued a regulation that allows only 1000 tourists can visit the cave each year, each tour normally 10 tourists. In order to lớn manage the cave sầu sustainably, only one operator to lớn be appointed to run tours to lớn Son Doong & Oxalis Adventure was appointed as the only operator since 2013. Oxalis Adventure has been collaborating with the British Cave sầu & Research Association in maintaining safety & conservation. Below are the reasons why Son Doong Expedition cost US$3000:

In this $3,000 tour price, 10 percent of tax is already included, $660 is the environmental service fee that will be transferred to the management of the Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park. The fees also go khổng lồ the 22 porters, five safety assistants, one international tour guide, a cave sầu expert, two cooks và a forest ranger who accompany every 10 people who take a tour. Other expenses include transportation, hotel, food and drinks, management and administration during the tour. (Not including international and domestic airfares).
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Please visit our Son Doong Cave FAQ page khổng lồ read our specific What khổng lồ Bring menu before departing for Vietphái nam & your cave sầu expedition.


WE WILL PROVIDE

Use of 3 x 43,000 lumen LED filming lights Camping gear: tent, sleeping mat, pillow & sleeping bag Caving & safety gear: caving helmet, caving headlight, harness & gloves Meals: breakfast (day 1, 2, 3, 4, departure day), lunch (day 1, 2, 3, 4), dinners (briefing day, day 1, 2, 3, 4) Water filters (application by guide and porters) Basic camping facilities with eco-friendly compost toilet using western toilet seat First Aid Kit, Rescue Equipment & Satellite Phone (application by safety advisor & tour guides only) 1 Safety advisor (thành viên of the British Cave Retìm kiếm Association) 1 Professional English-speaking tour guide, 5 safety assistants & 2 chefs Porter team khổng lồ carry all gear and prepare all meals Accommodations (single or twin-shared) at Son Doong Bungalow before the tour và at Cgiỏi Lap Farmstay và Resort after the tour Round-trip transfer Dong Hoi – Phong Nha before & after the tour

YOU WILL NEED TO BRING

Trekking pants & shirts for 4 days 1 – 2 pair of shorts and t-shirt khổng lồ wear at campsite; warmer camp clothes suggested for colder months 1 Fleece and 1 lightweight windproof/jacket (February – April only) Trekking boots/shoes – difficult terrain, good footwear necessary 4-5 pairs of calf length close weave socks Flip flops/sandals, towel, wet wipes, water bottle, small head torch for camp Re-hydration tablets, any required medication, anti-fungal foot powder, mosquito lớn repellent, sunscreen and hat Medium sized rucksack/backpachồng for daily belongingsPersonal items (underwear, toiletries, medication, toiletries should also include feminine hygiene products for ladies, even if it’s “just in case”) Phone, camera,... Important Notes: We will have porters carry any of your gear that you will not require during each day (e.g. camera equipment/clothes you vì chưng not need during the day can be taken ahead to the campsite for you). You will not be able lớn access this until you reach the campsite. Please respect our porters and vì chưng not bring too much luggage for them to lớn carry (7 kilogam per person). No outdoor equipment is available in Phong Nha, & only limited items in Hanoi or Saigon. From 2019, all tours will benefit from extra photographic opportunities và equipment. Using our 38,000 lumen lights, we will enable you to take photographs only available previously on designated photography tours. We will light up the darkest parts of the cave sầu khổng lồ enable everyone, even iPhone users lớn create awesome images.

NICE TO HAVE

The following items are not required but highly recommended Dry bag in the sự kiện of rain (for camera, clothing, & personal items within your daypack) Gloves, as ours are one-size-fits-all (if you bring your own, please choose gloves with fingertips) Cotton or silk sleeping bag liner Swimwear (for Hang En) If you are serious about photography, please remember khổng lồ bring your tripod (this must be able lớn fit in your daypack) Ear plugs (If you are a light sleeper) Bandana to lớn wear under the helmet, this will help lớn stop the helmet getting sweaty/smelly throughout the journey nguồn bank/paông chồng for your personal use.

Pricing và availability

Please choose your briefing date using the calendar below khổng lồ book your tour with us.


This tour is operated from January khổng lồ August (closed from September to lớn December). The days in bold are still available. All tours in 2022 are available for booking, please check calendar box below.

Below, some hotels we would recommover in Phong Nha with the best COVID-safe measures. All staff members have been fully vaccinated, ensuring your safety while exploring Phong Nha.


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Chày Lập Farmstay

A residence located in the middle of a vast green forest. You’ll enjoy peace, tranquility while having all your needs anticipated and met with ease at Farmstay. An ideal departure point to lớn begin your discovery of magnificent caves.



Sơn Đoòng Bungalow

Occupying a beautiful location in the center of Phong Nha Town, Sơn Đoòng Bungalow is a resort paradise for people of all ages. Modernly designed, fully equipped, & elegantly blending into nature.


Oxalis Home

Ideally located along the peaceful Son River, Oxalis trang chủ Hotel boasts some of the best views in Phong Nha. Your stay will be filled with lots of không lấy phí services activities.


Victory Road Villas

Victory Road Villas is a residence that fuses contemporary western elegance with local traditional both North and South Vietnamese.


Hồ Kkhô cứng Homestay

Homestay of the man who discovered Son Doong - the largest cave sầu in the world. Rooms in a traditional wooden house with stunning views of Son river, bar, shared lounge, garden, terrace,...


Areca Bungalow

Nestled on the gentle Son River, Areca Bungalow has a recognizable style. In front of each room, there is a small garden và an open space in the yard.


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