What is it? A boat trip to a cave, 6km up the Son River through the mountains.
Things to see and do – Caves, Rivers, Mountains, Countryside. Afterwards go for a flat 10km bicycle ride(free) through the villages and countryside to the Phong Nha Farmstay. Also a lovely walk or you can organize transport if you don’t like to bicycle. Use the Phong Nha Farmstay as a base in countryside to relax, as it is owned by the same family as the Victory Road Villas. It is located is unique and rural, with a pool and beer garden overlooking the rice paddy’s. Arguably, the best bar for sundowners, definitely the best stocked, between Danang and Hanoi.
They have a pool, restaurant and bar and if you only want to ride one way, leave the bike there. The boat to Phong Nha Cave has an engine and the boat drivers turn it off at the entrance and take you through the cave by rowing. You can also walk up past a temple, to Tien Son Cave, a dry cave located above the Phong Nha Cave.
Insider Tip – We think this is best done on Day 1, if you have time. Be sure to download the Podcast for best information and insights along the way. Chapter one is about Phong Nha Cave.
How To do it – In order of preference:
- Phong Nha Rider 400,000vnd (our best recommendation)
- Rent a scooter 200,000vnd
- Rent an XR150 500,000vnd
- Park Tour 1,350,000vnd – leaves 8.30am