When you explore the Dark Cave
The Dark Cave is considered to be an adventure playground for travellers also due to the features of the cave and how you get to be a part of it in true essence. For instance, if you’ve joined a Paradise Cave tour, you’ll notice that you get to walk to boardwalks and calmly admire the beauty of the cave’s formations with the artificial lighting system involved. However, the Dark Cave tours are quite the contrary. Here, it’s all about jumping in and being part of the adventure from the get go!
After you zip-line to the entrance of the cave Indiana Jones style, it’s time to put on your caving helmet (this will be provided to you by the management there). You’ll find a headlamp attached to your helmet and guided by its light, you’ll make your way barefoot through a crevasse that you’ll notice getting narrower as you continue. This steadily narrowing crevasse also gets muddier with each passing moment and eventually leads you to a section where you’ll be surrounded by thick clay walls on both sides and even underfoot.
As you keep moving forward, you’ll be welcomed by no trail at all and only deep and muddy footprints of the adventurer walking ahead of you. The whole little journey of 300 meters filled with squelching will surely be a really entertaining, funny and memorable experience for you. Please bear in mind that if you suffer from claustrophobia, Dark Cave will surely push you to the limits!
After making your way further, you’ll find that the crevasse you were clumsily traversing leads you to a giant mud pit. Once you get through all this, you’ll be invited by the cave’s cold river where you can enjoy swimming and de-mudding while reinvigorating yourself (in pitch darkness). You will make your way back by kayaking and to accentuate your overall experience, you also get to enjoy a special obstacle course over the water and even a flying fox! For many travellers, dipping in the jade blue Chay River on hot summer days is perhaps the most special part of this entire experience!
After getting done with your adventure, you can grab some grub at the Dark Cave restaurant where you can enjoy the traditional Vietnamese delicacies that’ll surely be an appetizing end to your adrenaline-filled day.
Please note that limited number of visitor can go in the cave for mud bath at a time, be prepared!