Phong Nha - Abenteuerland

Phong Nha is located at the foot of limestone cliffs formed 400 million years ago and is the gateway to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. The landscape of the park consists of limestone plateaus and tropical forests. It has a great geological diversity and offers spectacular landscapes, including a large number of caves and underground rivers.

Travel destination Phong Nha

Welcome to Phong Nha, the hidden gem of Vietnam and the paradise for adventurers! Nestled in the heart of the country, this fascinating destination is a paradise for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. 

Phong Nha is known for its impressive limestone karst mountains, lush forests and fascinating cave systems that are millions of years old. Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to some of the most extraordinary caves in the world. From the mysterious depths of Phong Nha Cave to the surreally beautiful Paradise Cave, exploring these natural wonders is like entering a fairytale world.

For adventure seekers, Phong Nha offers a wealth of exciting experiences. Take a breathtaking ziplining adventure through the jungle tangle or conquer challenging hikes to the peaks for stunning panoramic views. 

Son Doong Cave, the largest cave in the world, is undoubtedly the crown jewel of Phong Nha. With its own lush ecosystem, imposing stalagmites and breathtaking underground passages, it is reserved for an expedition suitable only for the most adventurous souls.

Away from the caves, the surrounding landscapes are equally fascinating. Take a leisurely boat ride on the Son River, where limestone cliffs rise majestically from the water, providing an enchanting backdrop for relaxation and reflection.

Phong Nha, with its breathtaking scenery, rich history and adventurous spirit, promises an experience like no other. So lace up your walking shoes, pack your spirit of discovery and get ready for an extraordinary journey through the heart of Vietnam's natural wonders.

Topics

  • Fascinating caves 
  • Nature
  • Hiking
  • National Park

Highlights

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Scenic landscapes
  • Paradise Cave
  • Hang Son Doong - The largest cave in the world

Discover Phong Nha Adventure Land

Explore the largest caves in the world, hike through mountainous regions with local guides. Tours through the mountainous areas of Phong Nha National Park and the huge caves are a must.

Phong Nha - Immer ein Abenteuer
Phong Nha - Always an adventure
Phong Nha Trekking
Phong Nha Trekking

Phong Nha's underworld

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Phong Nha Cave

If you have little time and only have the opportunity to see a cave, this must be the one. A truly spectacular cave. The first 1 km can be seen by anyone, either during the national park tour or by visiting the cave on your own. The longer 7 km hike into the cave is one of the most incredible days you can experience in the area, but it is only offered as a guided tour.

Paradise Cave

Paradise Cave

If you have little time and only have the opportunity to see a cave, this must be the one. A truly spectacular cave. The first 1 km can be seen by anyone, either during the national park tour or by visiting the cave on your own. The longer 7 km hike into the cave is one of the most incredible days you can experience in the area, but it is only offered as a guided tour.

Hang Toi (Dunkle Höhle)

Hang Toi (Dark Cave)

A real adventure cave,and very popular! There is no light in the cave, after crossing the river by zip line, you swim through the cave with headlamp first and then explore a side passage before returning by kayak across the river. You can explore this spectacular cave on our tour or on your own. The other entrance to the Dark Cave is many kilometers away in the Abandoned Valley and can be seen on the Abandoned Valley Trek. Hang Toi is a wonderful and very good example of the beautiful caves that can be found in this region.

Hang En

Hang En

This is one of the largest and most beautiful caves in the world and is located near Hang Son Doong (the largest cave in the world). To see this cave, you need to take a day trip through the beautiful jungle and valleys in the core zone of the national park, through a minority village and then spend the night in the cave. Hang En was filmed in the 2015 Peter Pan movie as the entrance to Neverland.

Hang Va

Hang Va

This spectacular cave is unique in the world of speleology. There is still speculation about how they were formed. This newly opened cave is one for adventurers and is part of an expedition that includes another cave called Nuoc Nut.

Tu Lan Höhlensystem

Tu Lan Cave System

One-day and multi-day hikes can be organized to this interesting cave system in the northwest of Quang Binh province (outside the national park zone). Experience camping in the jungle with local bushmen in hammocks and around the campfire. One of the main reasons Tu Lan is not a UNESCO World Heritage Site is that it was only recently discovered and remains untouched for jungle adventures and caving.

Hang Pygmy

Hang Pygmy

Considered the fourth largest cave in the world with a tropical jungle inside. The Hang Pygmy Exploration was launched by Jungle Boss in early 2018, and has been done by very few people.

Hang Son Doong

Hang Son Doong

The LARGEST cave in the world Hang Son Doong was discovered only in 2009. This is a cave so large that an entire Manhattan city block, skyscrapers and all, could fit inside, and it has immense and spectacular rock formations to offer. Visitor numbers on the organized trek to this newly opened cave are limited to just over 800 tourists / year. The 4-day trek to the cave costs $3000 per person and is almost fully booked for 2021. There is no other way to see Son Doong than on an official tour.

The most popular sights

THE PUB WITH THE COLD BEER

The Pub with the cold Beer

Take a ride to the pub with cold beer. Exploring the surrounding villages by bike is a great great opportunity to experience the "real Vietnam", meet locals and take magical photos.

boar eco farm

Wild Boar Eco Farm

Wild Boar Eco Farm. In the same style as the cold beer pub, cold beer and delicious freshly prepared pork and other dishes are served, but in a rural setting overlooking the river.

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Duck Stop

On your way back from the " Pub with the cold Beer", take a break at the Duck Stop and feed the ducks or swim on the back of a water buffalo to take some epic photos! Get some Phong Nha Black Pepper while you're there.

Phong Nha River
Phong Nha River Kayaking

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Phong Nha weather

There are two main monsoon seasons in winter and summer. The wind makes the weather in Phong Nha National Park hot and dry in summer. September, October and November are the rainiest months of the year. The rest of the year it gets cooler (from December to February).

How to get to Phong Nha ?

The easiest way to get between Phong Nha and Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City is to fly to and from Dong Hoi. Vietnam Airlines and Vietjetair offer daily flights from Hanoi and Saigon.
An overnight train from Hanoi is another good way to get to Dong Hoi. Visit this website to check seat availability and make reservations for Dong Hoi.
You can take buses from the major cities of Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Hue, Da Nang and Hoi An, among others. Coming from the south (Hoi Chi Minh) it is a very long distance - over 30 hours, and you will have several stops in the major cities. We do not recommend taking this trip by bus or train unless you plan to stay in other cities as part of a round trip.

The right time to visit

Due to the climatic conditions in Quang Binh, the dry season from June to August is the best time to visit Phong Nha Ke Bang. During this season, the weather is dry and less rainy, but hot. Those who like it cooler can visit Phong Nha from December to February.

Inspiration

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Cat Ba Island cable car line

Die Cat Ba Island Seilbahnstrecke bietet eine faszinierende Reise durch die atemberaubenden Landschaften der Halong-Bucht. Mit kleinen Gruppengrößen und einem umweltfreundlichen Ansatz bietet sie eine intime und umweltverträgliche Möglichkeit, dieses UNESCO-Weltkulturerbe zu erkunden. Sie segeln entlang smaragdgrüner Gewässer, entdecken verborgene Höhlen und genießen die Ruhe der Natur. Es ist eine einzigartige und nachhaltige Möglichkeit, die atemberaubende Schönheit der Halong-Bucht zu erleben.

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THE MOST EXCITING EXCURSIONS IN PHONG NHA

Elephant Cave Ma Da Valley Day Trip

This unforgettable experience is perfect for beginners looking for an authentic jungle and cave expedition. The Elephant Cave offers a fascinating insight into Vietnam's ancient cultural heritage. The tour will also take you on an adventurous hike through the Ma Da valley, where you will encounter beautiful landscapes and breathtaking waterfalls.

$79 per person

Hang Pygmy Exploration

Experience the adventure of a lifetime as you embark on an exciting journey to one of the world's largest caves in Vietnam. Get ready to discover the hidden wonders of the magnificent Hang Pygmy, where you will see breathtaking landscapes and impressive rock formations that are simply awe-inspiring. 

$369 per person - 2 days/1 night

Tiger Cave Series Adventure

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park with the Tiger Cave Series Adventure. Hidden deep in the pristine jungle, these three caves offer an authentic and remote experience far from the modern world. Follow a newly established route into the heart of the national park to reach these hidden treasures.

$579 per person - 2 days/1 night

Hung Thoong Exploration

This trip offers a jungle trek deep into the Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park, to explore the Hung Thoong Cave System, including Nightmare Sharp Cave, Tron Cave, Hung Cave and Thung Cave, with camping at Hung Thoong River and Ma Da Crystal Lake.

$469 per person - 3 days/2 night

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