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Imagine splashing around and swimming under the surface of the Earth, surrounded by complete darkness and only guided by the headlamp on your caving helmet. This is indeed a bucket list experience and the caves of Vietnam and especially Phong Nha beckon you to be explored.

Planning how to spend your next holiday? Come take a trip to the ‘Adventure capital of Asia’ – Phong Nha and experience the best overnight camping tours in Vietnam!

In the adventure of a lifetime Son Doong Expedition, you’ll find that you’re almost at the exit of the gigantic cave when you come face to face with the last challenge – The Great Wall of Vietnam!

This surreal revelation has certainly generated hysteria among adventure enthusiasts, travelers, nature lovers and professional cavers worldwide! Read on to find out all the interesting details about this milestone.

Motor biking in Vietnam and especially in the Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park is what motorcycling dreams are made of; the thrill, the peace, the nature, the sights and the unending roads.

With plenty of things to see and do in Phong Nha, this safe, affordable and charming destination is one of those last few places on Earth, which are yet to be completely discovered. 

About the diving expedition in Son Doong Cave to explore and learn about the connection between Son Doong Cave – the world’s largest cave and Hang Thung, a huge cave that found in 1994.

No matter which tour you decide to do here, make sure you definitely visit Phong Nha Cave on your Phong Nha travel itinerary, as this boat tour in Phong Nha is considered to be one of the most memorable experiences for travellers.

With an effort to quench the thirst of curiosity that travellers have when planning to explore the Son Doong Cave, we’ve made a handy list of the 27 things you should know before travelling to the mighty Son Doong Cave in Vietnam

“In every experienced traveller’s conversation about the best trekking in Vietnam, the top spot goes to Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, which is based in Quang Binh Province of Central Vietnam. “

“Thien Duong Cave”, also known as the “Paradise Cave” is a huge cave based in the UNESCO World Heritage Site – Phong Nha Ke-Bang National Park, in the Quang Binh Province of central Vietnam.

With its incredible history, wonderful culture and plethora of positive vibes, Vietnam attracts travellers worldwide and manages to keep its serene charm alive even in the busiest of tourist seasons.

When you’re in Dong Hoi, you’ll find that Dong Hoi restaurants offer a wide variety of popular Vietnamese specialties that hare hard to find in such quantity anywhere else in Vietnam.

Son Doong Cave is considered to be one of the few on Earth that has its own jungle, river and climate. This was described by the National Geographic team as one of the most captivating caves of the world.

“The Oxalis home, situated on the banks of the Son river, tempted us with its scenic location, and its proximity to adventure. The lure of the limestone mountains, the winding river, and a mysterious cave system was indeed too strong..”

“Founded in Phong Nha, Quang Binh back in 2011, Oxalis Adventures is believed to be the leader of adventure tours in the area and an enthusiastic supporter of the local community. 2016/2017 was a momentous adventure season for Oxalis.”

“I love adventure, I’ve been looking for an adventurous job, a new challenging chapter of my life, something that motivates me every single day, and Oxalis is the one”. H’Anetta has successfully overcome many of her earlier difficulties. She has proved herself, and now holds a senior guide position.

There’s a thin line separating ordinary from the extraordinary, and only a few have the courage to cross that line into a world of glory.

Phong Nha is a welcoming little town, set amongst stunning landscapes. Majestic limestone mountains offer a backdrop to scenic roads and a river of green. Friendly hotels, hostels and homestays await you. “

“I trained as much as I could. Rock climbing and many hikes. I spent months preparing with essentials I would need incase something went wrong. With this expedition, I knew we would be wet for 3 days and semi dry for 2 days. I also knew the only light we would have is our headlamps…”

“During the trip you are cut off from civilization. No phone. No social media. No email. No news of the outside world. No nothing. This is life as it once was before communications invaded every part of our existence. Instead, on the breaks between hikes, between …”