Abandoned valley one day trek
Phnong Nha - Ke Bang National Park is such a spectacular part of Vietnam, made famous by the Ho Chi MInh Trail and part of the UNESCO World Heritage accolade. With so much to see in this National Park, you would be forgiven in to thinking you could not possibly choose which were the best parts to visit. Hanoi Travel Agency have just the trip for you.
The Abandoned Valley is one of those truly remote areas within this national park of Nha-Ke Bang you MUST visit while in this area of Vietnam. This Abandoned Valley day tour takes you 12km along the Ho Chi Minh Trail to explore the Vietnamese tropical rainforest to experience the history of the Vietnam v. USA war, trekking along narrow trails and exploring deep and dark mysterious caves such as "Dark Cave". Enjoy a swim in a crystal clear natural spring and get to see the most beautiful river caves in Phong Nha National park.
Under the guidance of an internationally qualified local tour guide, with the support of a team of local porters, this tour represents a great opportunity to get in to the jungle and experience authentic Vietnam whilst supporting employment for local people.
07:30 – Pick up at the hotel and transfer to our base (Jungle Boss Homestay)
08:00 – Team meeting to plan the trip, clarify rules and regulations in the National Park.
8:30 – Depart for abandoned valley by motorbike or car (dependant on weather and group size)
9:00 – Arrive at the trek departure point and start trekking through the jungle to the abandoned valley
11:00 – Arrive at the Dark cave exit
11:00 – 12:30 Explore 500m inside Dark cave
12:30 – Start trekking along the river to hang E cave
13:30 – Arrive at the entrance of hang E cave, BBQ lunch, swim in the crystal clear spring from hang E, and explore hang E river cave
15:30 – Start trekking on a different trail in the abandoned valley to Ho Chi Minh road
17:30 – Arrive at the Ho Chi Minh road, enjoy cold drinks on the road
17:45 – Drive back to Phong Nha village and to your hotel
18:15 – Arrive at your hotel in Phong Nha area. Tour ends
PRICE: ONLY $75 per person
What to bring: Long trousers and shirt, personal toiletries, sun cream, mosquito/insect repellent, hat, sunglasses, swimming trunks/bathing suit & a lot of energy!
What is provided: Vietnamese soldier trekking boots (if required), headlight, helmet, gloves and life jacket.
Activities: 12km of Jungle Trekking, Explore Dark cave, Jungle BBQ, Swim in hang E cave
Adventure level: Medium high – fitness for the challenging terrain of the 12km hike. NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 15 YEARS OF AGE!
– Snacks on trail and cold drinks by end of the tour
– BBQ lunch
– National Park Entrance fees and Park Ranger
-Trekking and caving gear
– Internationally qualified local tour guide who speaks English very well.
– Porter team
– Transportation by easy rider or car (during the tour at Phong Nha)
– Travel insurance
– Tips (discretionary)