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Phong Nha National Park - Paradise Cave and Dark Cave Tour

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    What to Expect
    07:45- 08:00: Our car and tour guide will pick up guests in Dong Hoi and drive you to Paradise cave – the longest dry cave in Asia (located in Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park’s core zone). It is approximately 75 km from Dong Hoi and a 1h15 minute drive). -OR - 8:45-9:00: Our driver will pick you up at your hotel in Phong Nha village, then transfer you to Paradise Cave – the longest dry cave in Asia (located in Phong Nha – Ke bang National Park’s core zone).

    If you book the trip in Phong Nha, you have an opportunity to see Lady cave on the way to Paradise cave. This is additional offer to the customers who stay in Phong Nha because it is located quite close to Paradise but it is too far to see Lady cave for the custoners who book tour in Dong Hoi city.

    You will then be taken by golf cart (1.6km) from the main gate through the jungle, to where you will then climb to the mouth of the cave; a climb that boasts spectacular views of the mountainous region around the cave.

    12:00: Lunch at Dark cave restaurant. Here you will enjoy a traditional Vietnamese dish. Vegetarian option available. Please contact us in advance if you have any dietary restrictions and we will do our best to accommodate you.

    13:00 Visit  Dark cave (located in Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park). Participate in the many adventure activities: muddy bath, ziplining, swimming, kayaking, adventure course, caving etc.

    16:15  You will be dropped off in Phong Nha village or Dong Hoi city at 17:15. Tour ends when you will be dropped off at your hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    pick up at train station.
    Departure Time
    From Dong Hoi hotels or train station: 07:45am

    From Phong Nha hotels without visiting Lady cave memorial site- 08: 35am

    From Phong Nha hotels with visit to Lady cave memorial site - 08:45am
    • Fuel surcharge
    • National Park fees
    • Lunch
    • Driver
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Transfer by golf cart
    • Equipment (mining helmet w/flashlight, life jacket, harness)
    • Bottled water
    • Insurance: cave operators provide personal insurance on any activity occurring inside the cave.
    • Drinks
    • Gratuities
    • 10% VAT charge if you require an invoice
    • 50,000 VND deposit for locker, refunded upon return of the key.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • WEIGHT RESTRICTION: to use the zipline, you must be between 40 and 90 kg. No exceptions. If you do not meet the criteria, you may take a kayak to the mouth of the cave instead.
    • HEIGHT RESTRICTION:Children are not advised to enter the mud bath portion of the Dark cave as it is deep and difficult to maneuver. Minimum required height of 1m to enter the mudbath; although we do not recommend children under 1.3m to enter.
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Zipline not recommended for pregnant women
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • ****Please be sure to bring swimwear and a towel. Lockers for your belongings will be provided at the Dark cave with a 50,000 deposit which will be refunded upon the return of the locker key.
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    My friends and I went to the Paradise Cave and Dark Cave tour. We were picked up from our hostel at 8:30am and taken to the entrance to the paradise cave. It was a short walk (probably around 10mins, however a golf caddy is available...More

    Thank Ave9961
    ph0ngnhadisc0very, Người quản lý at Phong Nha Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

    Dear Ave, Thank you for taking time to write your detailed review on Tripadvisor. We always welcome feedback from our valued guests to help us maintain and improve our product and services. We are delighted to hear that you and your friends enjoyed the caves...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    From picking us up at our hostel to touring the paradise cave and the dark cave which included kayaking, swimming, mud baths and zip wiring this was such a fun day and the experience was amazing! It was so well organised couldn’t fault anything of...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
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    ph0ngnhadisc0very, Người quản lý at Phong Nha Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

    Dear Lorna, Thank you for leaving your wonderful review about us on Tripadvisor. It's really nice to hear you enjoyed your tour. We will pass your nice words to our guide (Cloud and Chocolate) Once again, Thank you for joining in our tours. We hope...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Hannah the tour guide was super friendly and we enjoyed the tour and water activities near the dark cave :)More

    Date of experience: October 2019
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    ph0ngnhadisc0very, Giám đốc quan hệ khách hàng at Phong Nha Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Dear Alexander, Thank you for sharing your nice feedback on Tripadvisor. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your trip with us. We hope that you’ll come to join with us again soon. Don’t hesitate to call if there is anything we can help...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    We did the Paradise Cave and then the Botanical Garden Tour. The Paradise Cave is magnificent, it's so big and there are many different types of stalactites and stalagmites. It's still quite a climb to get to the entrance. The lunch was nice, a lot...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
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    ph0ngnhadisc0very, Manager at Phong Nha Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Elseline91, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. We always appreciate feedback from our clients.Your comments help us improve our service and make it more professional. We are glad that you enjoyed your tours with Cloud, we also gave your lovely...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    This has been one of the best tours I did in Vietnam. We originally wanted to take a different tour, but as it’s the start of the rainy season we weren’t able to access some of the other caves due to the water level being...More

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    ph0ngnhadisc0very, Manager at Phong Nha Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Hi there, Thank you so much for your detailed review about us on Tripadvisor. We are really happy to read your great words on this review and very pleased to know that you enjoyed your time with us especially our tour guide, Chocolate. We will...More

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    28 November 2018|
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    Response from CathyJ720 | Reviewed this property |
    Hi Catherine Our tour was also arranged through our accommodation however, I am sure you could arrange with your tour operator. It seems that nothing is too much trouble in Vietnam
    20 November 2018|
    Response from rossnz2018 | Reviewed this property |
    We went in June, so it was warm. Suggest you contact the tour company regarding wetsuits or non swim options
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