Explore 4.5KM Phong Nha Cave by Kayak

Explore 4.5KM Phong Nha Cave by Kayak

Kayaking through the cave

Kayaking through the cave

Phong Nha Cave is the most well-known cave inside the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park and world’s largest wet cave! The subterranean river system can be followed all the way to what is supposedly the end of the cave 8 kilometers from the entrance. This amazing tour will take participants 4.5 kilometers deep inside the cave!

Tour Description

The Kayak tour 4,5km of Phong Nha Cave is one of the most highlight tours in Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park. The tour run daily (except the flood season Sep 15 – Nov 15) from Phong Nha area.
Our guide will pick up participants from hotels in Phong Nha to the base (Heritage By Night hotel) to prepare the equipment such as helmet with headlamp, life-jacket, gloves, sandals, waterproof bags. Participants will hear brief information and safety-guidance about the tour.
After receiving all equipment and guidance, participant will hop on bus to reach the Phong Nha Cave entrance and take time to practice the kayak in front of the cave for 5 minutes before entering the cave. (2 persons each kayak)
Participants will paddle the kayak inside the first kilometer of the cave with artificial light to reach the Bi Ky cave (dry sand-stone cave inside Phong Nha). This cave retain some manuscripts from Cham people in early 11th century.
After an hour inside the Bi ky cave, Participants will get back on kayak for going further 1.5km in the dark part of the cave before getting off the kayak for bouldering, climbing over some huge rocks where the river disappears under them.
The bouldering, climbing takes 1 hour to get to the lunch spot. Participants can take a break and add some energy from food, coke which are prepared by porters.
After having lunch and relax, participants will continue to explore deeper into the secret lake inside the cave and jump into the beautiful emerald green water and try the sand-bath. Then, participants will get back to the kayak by the same way, kayak back to the entrance and finish the tour. Participants will be transferred back to hotel by guide and driver.

Tour itinerary13781889_497908913748132_8110649688964478255_n-1

  • 08:00-09:00 AM: Pick up visitors around the Phong Nha Kẻ Bàng National Park.
  • 09:00-09:30 AM: Tour guide plans the tour program, prepare cave equipment
  • 10:00AM: Practice kayaking in front of Phong Nha Cave entrance. Please show us how professional you are!. Start kayaking through the cave in the darkness( First 3 kilometers)
  • 11:00AM: OFF kayak, reach the hiking spot( 1,5km)
  • 13:00PM: Reach the secret underground lake, enjoy swimming in the dark
  • 13:30PM: Get some lunch at the lunch spot
  • 14:00PM: Hiking and Kayaking back
  • 15:00PM: Off kayak, go to other dry chambers, see ancient writing of Cham people, the early human in Viet Nam
  • 15:30PM: come back to the hotels, tour ends

Activities: Kayaking, Exploring the cave, Hiking inside the cave, Swimming, Taking sand bath


  • Caving & safety gear: caving helmet, caving headlight, gloves, kayak and paddles( for kayaking option)
  • Water proof bag( for swimming inside the cave)
  • Water crossing sandals sizes 38 – 43
  • Meal and water:  Fresh spring rolls with rice papers, bread, cookies, fruits, and water bottles
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide and guide safety assistant
  • First Aid Kit and Medical Rescue Equipment (application by guides and porters only)


  • 1 short and 1 t-shirt to wear during visiting
  • 1 pair of shorts and t-shirt to wear when you take kayking back
  • 1 medium size towel
  • Small backpack for your water bottle and personal belongings, personal items: camera, underwear

Note 1: There is plenty of time to take pictures and videos inside the cave. Our tour guides are highly skilled and professional & they speak English.


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For more information about the Phong Nha Cave click here.


Price Per Person (Minimum of 2): 1,530,000 VND/76 USD

For more information please contact us at:
phongnhakebangdl@gmail.com or call +84918841455

Please book the tours by email at pnkbheritagetours@gmail.com

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