Tour of Son Doong Cave, the largest caves of the world

6 nights with the discovery tour of Son Doong cave

“There isn’t in anywhere over the world”

It is located deeply in the most remote areas of Vietnam, where scientists told about in National Geographic famous magazine  “There isn’t in anywhere over the world.” That is Son Doong cave – the largest cave of the world in Quang Binh.

Video of Son Doong cave by Ryan Deboodt

Tour of Son Doong Cave

Tour of Son Doong Cave

A special tour

The tour of conquering cave is applied for global travelers in 2015 with business license from Provincial People’s Committee of Quang Binh, and its price is $ 3,000 per one guest. In order to join this professional tour, you not only have to ensure your good financial but also good and endurable health to cope with experiences which will push you to limits.

Son Doong cave discovery

Son Doong cave discovery

The journey to Son Doong cave

The first day, your local guide will pick you up from Dong Hoi city, transfer to Phong Nha for hearing experts talking about rules of safety, environmental protection, how to use equipment during the tour.

The second day, tourists have to answer expert’s questions which is related to their health. If you meet these stringent checks, you are given safety equipment to use in the tour. The bus take you to starting point on Ho Chi Minh trail in the west, then you with get in the journey of hiking from there to Doong village of 4km long.

At the end of slope in forest, tourists stop at minority people village for lunch. Then itinerary is continue of wading streams, hiking in jungle to En cave, 5km long of the route. In the late afternoon, experts guide everybody camping on the sand in En cave. Stay overnight.

Son Doong cave gate

Son Doong cave gate

Son Doong cave inside

Son Doong cave inside

Son Doong cave exploring

Son Doong cave exploring

journey to Son Doong cave

journey to Son Doong cave

Inside the biggest cave of the world

After breakfast, tourists will discovery En cave along walkways which have been examined before, stop at nice points to watch and take pictures. Continue to walk 2km to Son Doong cave, get climbing equipment, helmet, safety belt and other equipment to go down the cave, there is a depth of 80m from the cave top to the cave bottom, use rock climbing clips and ropes for slippery steep cliffs.

Tourists must cross streams and waterfalls in the cave to main area of the cave, admiring sunlight from the sinkhole 1 (Doline1). Having dinner and stay overnight in small tents was erected here.

The day after that, leave the campsite, pass through the sinkhole 1 (doline 1) watch “Dinosaur area”, experience special weather system changes constantly in every 10-15 minutes at doline 1 of Son Doong cave.

Scroll through “The Garden of Eden”. In the afternoon, boating (on the water) or walking to the bottom of “Vietnam wall”, stay overnight at the 2nd campsites near “The Garden of Eden”.

Continuing a day in this wonderful cave, you will be observed “The Garden of Eden” in the early morning, move back to doline 1 to see fossil corals has nearly 300 million years of age. Move out of the cave entrance and return to En cave. Having dinner, camping and staying overnight in En cave.

The last day, walking from Hang En, overcome many streams and “Ba Gian” slope to Ho Chi Minh Trail, bus pick up and transfer back to Phong Nha.

The gallery of Son Doong cave tour of Photographer Ryan Deboodt

Porters of the expensive tour with familiar faces. Person discovered Doong cave Mr. Ho Khanh

Porters of the expensive tour with familiar faces. Person discovered Doong cave Mr. Ho Khanh

Tourists have to had good health to walk deep in the tropical rainforest

Tourists have to had good health to walk deep in the tropical rainforest

Attraction of this tour has been overbooked with tourists at a global level in 2015 reservation but just over 500 guests had the opportunity

Attraction of this tour has been overbooked with tourists at a global level in 2015 reservation but just over 500 guests had the opportunity

When going into the remote rainforest Ke Bang, you'll wade through streams Rao Thuong for 3rd largest cave in the world. En cave

When going into the remote rainforest Ke Bang, you’ll wade through streams Rao Thuong for 3rd largest cave in the world. En cave

There is a high mound in the cave background is used to camping

There is a high mound in the cave background is used to camping

One night in fanciful En cave

One night in fanciful En cave

early morning, people go out the back door of En cave to go to Son Doong cave

early morning, people go out the back door of En cave to go to Son Doong cave

Son Doong cave known as lost world that hides a unique ecosystem. Each year only 500 people have opportunities to go deeply inside Son Doong

Son Doong cave known as lost world that hides a unique ecosystem. Each year only 500 people have opportunities to go deeply inside Son Doong

The greatness of Son Doong is the holy grail of science

The greatness of Son Doong is the holy grail of science

Heaven-forest garden inside the cave. On the ground in this forest the scientists said there is not anywhere on the planet. The uniqueness of the forest in the cave did surprise the world

Heaven-forest garden inside the cave. On the ground in this forest the scientists said there is not anywhere on the planet. The uniqueness of the forest in the cave did surprise the world

The sky via the inner views of heaven garden

The sky via the inner views of heaven garden

The shapes of the plants are very abundant. The pendulous stalactites from the giant ceiling and magic cave

The shapes of the plants are very abundant. The pendulous stalactites from the giant ceiling and magic cave

The photo of cave pearls was put on Bing search page of Yahoo to disseminate the beauty of Son Doong at a global level

The photo of cave pearls was put on Bing search page of Yahoo to disseminate the beauty of Son Doong at a global level

Great stalactites inside the cave

Great stalactites inside the cave

Diverse types of natural tectonic in this cave

Diverse types of natural tectonic in this cave

The stream and the water inside the cave as embellished magnificence of Son Doong

The stream and the water inside the cave as embellished magnificence of Son Doong

Space within the spectacular giant

Space within the spectacular giant

Tourist context inside the world has been lost

Tourist context inside the world has been lost

Camping sites in Son Doong

Camping sites in Son Doong

Follow the travelers are porters and catering

Follow the travelers are porters and catering

All of them are natives with forest livelihood, now their livelihood is serving the tourists

All of them are natives with forest livelihood, now their livelihood is serving the tourists

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