USD

Son Doong Cave

World’s Largest Cave at Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Son Doong Cave is known as the world’s largest natural cave, housing many limestone grottoes, stalactites and stalagmites. Set within Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park (about 500km south of Hanoi), the cave is a must visit for adventurous travellers looking to explore one of Vietnam’s natural gems during their holiday.

Son Doong cave was first discovered in 1991 by a local named Ho Khanh, followed by a team of British cavers lead by Howard Limbert in 2009. With sections reaching up to 200 metres high, Son Doong Cave also spans 9 km in length, making it about two times bigger than Malaysia’s Deer Cave. The cave is also home to a variety of wildlife, including monkeys, bats and flying foxes.

Read More

Son Doong Cave Highlights

To reach Hang Son Doong, it’s a six-km-long hike through the rainforest, which includes passing through a small village that’s home to the Ban Doong ethnic group. Entrance to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park costs VND 40,000, plus additional fees (which usually range between VND 80,000 and VND 150,000) to enter the caves via a guided tour.

Oxalis Adventure Tours offer a four-day, three-night Son Doong Cave Expedition that’s available between February and August. Priced at VND 68,700,000 per person, the tour is inclusive of camping equipment, safety gear and caving equipment, as well as four meals a day, bottled water, a first aid kit and medical rescue equipment. The expedition also benefits from guidance from a professional technical advisor, an English-speaking guide, five safety assistants, and a porter team to carry gear and prepare meals throughout the journey.

Son Doong Cave

  • Location: Quang Binh Province (about 500 km south of Hanoi and 260 km north of Da Nang)
Hide Map Show Map
Rate This Place: ( votes)

Tours You May Like

Related Pages

  • Hai Phong Shopping

    Hai Phong Shopping

    Hai Phong is a booming town with new residential projects and commercial complexes under construction, often featuring Read More»

  • Ta Cu Mountain

    Ta Cu Mountain in Phan Thiet comprises 250,000 square metres of lush rainforests, rare wildlife, limestone caves, and Read More»

  • 10 Best Beachfront Resorts in Mui Ne

    Our list of great hotels right on Mui Ne Beach is ideal for travellers looking to soak up the sun during their holiday Read More»

  • Vung Tau Shopping

    Vung Tau shopping choices reflect the town's cosmopolitan nature. Though it might not be the best place in Vietnam, what Read More»

  • Hoi An Riverside

    Hoi An Riverside

    From the16th to the 18th centuries, Hoi An attracted international traders because of its location on the banks of Thu Read More»

  • 10 Best Hotel Discounts in Ho Chi Minh District 1 (downtown)

    The 10 best hotel discounts in District 1 may surprise you, once you realise how much money you could save on your stay Read More»

We try to provide free information that is as up-to-date and accurate as possible. However, if you are planning to travel it's a good idea to double check specific dates and information to avoid surprises.

Hotels.com
Loading...