Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is located in the middle of the Annamite Mountain Range in Quang Binh province, Viet Nam, and shares its boundary with the Hin Namno Nature Reserve in the Lao PDR to the west. The property comprises an area of 123,326 ha and contains terrestrial and aquatic habitats, primary and secondary forest, sites of natural regeneration, tropical dense forests and savanna and is rich in large, often spectacular and scientifically significant caves.
The property contains and protects over 104 km of caves and underground rivers making it one of the most outstanding limestone karst ecosystems in the world. The karst formation has evolved since the Palaeozoic period (some 400 million years ago) and as such is the oldest major karst area in Asia. Subject to massive tectonic changes, the karst landscape is extremely complex, comprising a series of rock types that are interbedded in complex ways and with many geomorphic features. The karst landscape is not only complex but also ancient, with high geodiversity and geomorphic features of considerable significance.
The karst formation process has led to the creation of not only underground rivers but also a variety of cave types including: dry caves, terraced caves, suspended caves, dendritic caves and intersecting caves. With a length of over 44.5 km the Phong Nha cave is the most famous of the system with tour boats able to penetrate inside to a distance of 1,500 m. The Son Doong Cave, first explored in 2009, is believed to contain the world’s largest cave passage in terms of diameter and continuity.
A large number of faunal and floral species occur within the property with over 800 vertebrate species recorded comprising 154 mammals, 117 reptiles, 58 amphibians, 314 birds and 170 fish. The property clearly has impressive levels of biodiversity within its intact forest cover, notwithstanding some gaps in knowledge of the population status of some species
Day 1: Sleeping bus to Phong Nha
Catch the bus from Halong bay or Cat Ba Island to Ninh Binh province.
21h00: The bus will pick you up from your hotel in Ninh Binh city, then overnight on bus going to Phong Nha
Day 2: Phong Nha National Park tour
04h00: Early Check in on your arrival into Phong Nha
09h00: Bus and tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Phong Nha, start a dreamy trip to stunning scenery with thousands of limestone mountains through Phong Nha National park and Ho Chi Minh trails.
10h15: Visit Paradise cave – the Cave was labeled the World’s most beautiful and magnificent. It has the length of 31.4 kms and it’s the longest dry cave in Asia.
12h30: Bus picks you up to go to Dark cave and stop to have lunch at Dark cave restaurant to taste delicious Vietnamese traditional dishes.
13h30: You will explore Dark cave. The cave is really amazing and you can experience many adventure activities such as Zipline, mud bathing, kayaking on Chay river and swimming.
16h30: Back to Phong Nha town.
18h30: Have dinner at your own choice
Option 1: 21h00 - 22h00 Take a bus trip to go back to Hanoi.
You will arrival Hanoi around 06h00. Tour ends!
Tour inclusion: All transportation, tour guide, entrance tickets, breakfast and lunch.
Option 2: Stay overnight in Phong Nha Town. 04h00: The next day take a bus trip to go to Hue city.
You will arrival Hue city around 08h30. Tour ends!
Optional: you can stay and join another tours with us, please follow this link for detail itineraries:
Price per person: 89 USD (surcharge 8 USD bus to Hoian city)
Tour inclusion: All transportation, Zipline, Mudbath, tour guide, entrance tickets, 01 night accommodation in Phong Nha, breakfast and lunch.
PHONG NHA HERITAGE TRAVEL
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