Ba Cave Deep Forest Exploration Tour - 6 days

Duration: 6 Days
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Overview

Hang Ba Tour is a completely new product, drawn from Oxalis's 10 years of experience in adventure tourism combined with conservation along with the consultation, inspection and evaluation of the representative of UNESCO in Vietnam. Nam, representative of IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature and representative of the management board of Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park.
Departure: Quang Binh
Categories: Autumn experience
Theme: Mountain - Adventure - Ecotourism
Type: Adventure Tour

Highlights

As a different tour from all the adventure travel experiences of Oxalis Adventure currently available, the Hang Ba deep forest expedition leads you through almost 95% of the way under the trees, exploring the primeval forest. thousands of years old in the area of ​​Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park.


Unique only in this route, visitors will be able to participate in early morning activities to immerse themselves in nature. Listening to the birdsong signaling a new day combined with the howling of gibbons echoing through the forest…a natural concert rarely found anywhere else.


Experience 3 camping spots right at the large cave entrances, with breathtaking views, where it's cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Camping sites must be far away from where wild animals walk and drink to avoid disturbing them.


For the first time, Oxalis brings visitors to discover the habitat of many endemic, rare and protected wildlife species in Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park. You will be able to observe and learn the footprints and other traces of wild animals such as Son Duong, Deer, Wild Boar, Gibbon, Langur, Wild Cat, etc. More specifically, we have an observation system. Automatic images capture wildlife activity in the forest and you will have the opportunity to see them in real life through the photo and video data from that camera trap. When we observe in this way, we will not disturb the life, behavior or affect the animals.


A trip where visitors can become true cave explorers. The journey will take you to explore 6 amazing caves such as Dai Cao Cave, Me Cung Cave, Ba Cave, Long Bay Cave, Bright Cave and Bay Round Cave.


The camping areas of the tour are located in the deep forest where there is no artificial light, so this is also an opportunity for visitors to watch the stars, the moon, and the Milky Way in the most vivid way without visiting. telescope. This is also a rare opportunity for those who live in a big city where artificial lights are a barrier to seeing the starry sky with the naked eye.

In order to become a member of the service team in the Ba cave exploration tour, our porter team, guide, chef have undergone thorough training courses to minimize unnecessary activities, no making noise during moving, working and living. When Oxalis organizes a tour in this area, it will also contribute to limiting indigenous people's hunting or illegal deforestation. The 4-day 3-night journey goes deep into the core area of ​​Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park with difficult and steep terrain, so you need to be well prepared in terms of physical strength as well as the necessary items to carry in your trip. throughout the trip.


With a maximum capacity of 6 guests per group, this special expedition will provide visitors with the best experience while making an important contribution to the conservation of biodiversity within the natural heritage. World Nature Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park.


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Tour Itinerary

Safe Popularity - Phong Nha

Note: You need to be in Dong Hoi at the latest at 15:00 on the same day. Oxalis staff will pick you up at Dong Hoi station/airport and transfer to your hotel or homestay in Phong Nha.


Around 17:30 - 18:00, you will meet the Guide and other members of the delegation at Oxalis Phong Nha office or at the hotel lobby where the whole group is staying to receive safety information as well as receive information. equipment for the journey. A safety briefing is required prior to the official start of Hang Ba Expedition to ensure you have complete information about your trip. Note that you need to research and sign the “ Exemption Form ” during the safety briefing.


19:30 The whole group had dinner together and then rested at Son Doong Bungalow hotel . Thus, Oxalis's Hang Ba tour schedule includes 6 days and 5 nights (including 2 nights at a hotel in Phong Nha before and after the expedition).

Hang Ba - Bay Round Lake - Bright Cave Campground

5:00 am, Everyone wakes up, enjoys tea and coffee by the stream. Observe animal footprints along the valley and listen to the flock calls of hundreds of species of birds, gibbons and other mammals, reverberating through the mountains early in the morning (you can choose to stay campsite and do not participate in this activity).


8:00 am, the group had breakfast and packed up their luggage to move to explore Me Cung Cave - A beautiful cave with massive stalactites. Here, on sunny days, you can see the brilliant rays of sunlight shining from outside into the depths of Me Cung cave creating a magically beautiful scene. Your guide will show you the footprints left on the way by wild animals.


Leaving the cave and following the forest road for about 2km, the group will have lunch and explore Hang Ba - a cave with 3 caves and a beautiful jade green underground river. The breathtaking scenery of Hang Ba will be a place for you to freely take pictures. The beautiful scenery completely surrounded by the massive "rock wall" of Vinh Tron Lake will greet you when you exit Hang Ba, cross the lake to reach the campsite on day 2. The campsite is located in the middle of the Cave. In the morning, the cave is short but beautiful with 2 magnificent cave arches appearing right in the eye.


The group will have dinner at 18:00, then can talk together or watch the vast dome of the cave, if you are lucky, you can still see the starry sky.

Long Bay Campground - Km 23 Road 20 - Phong Nha

The group can wake up late and have breakfast at 9:00 am. Then pack your bags and prepare to return with a long and steep road from the campsite up to Km23 of road 20. Some difficult sections of the road you will have to use safety equipment such as belts and ropes below. the assistance of safety assistants.


Guests will stop for a light lunch along the way. Around 15:00 - 16:00 (depending on the speed of each group) the group will return to KM23, 20 Quyet Thang street. There is a car waiting to pick up the delegation to Chay Lap Farmstay to rest and attend the Gala Dinner. After check-in, the members of the delegation can participate in activities at Chay Lap such as foot bath, herbal sauna or massage to restore health after a long journey.


At 18:00, the delegation received medals and enjoyed a party together at Chay Lap Farmstay's restaurant.

Chay Lap Farmstay - Dong Hoi

You will enjoy breakfast and rest at Chay Lap Farmstay until the driver comes to pick you up and take you to the airport or train station to return.


If you have more time, take advantage of exploring the idyllic landscape of the mountainous region through gentle Quang Binh tours or simply cycling to discover Phong Nha - Ke Bang.


There are many options for you to visit around Chay Lap Farmstay such as water sports center at Chay Lap Riverside, Thien Duong cave, Mooc Spring, Phong Nha cave,... Hotel check-out time will be at 12:00 in the day. Please let us know in advance if you want to stay a few more nights at the hotel.


If you still want to experience more adventurous trips, the one-day to two-day nature tour of Oxalis to Tu Lan cave system will be the most reasonable choice. This cave system is the home of the Hollywood blockbuster: Skull Island, giving you a wonderful experience with the natural landscape and get the feeling of being part of the King Kong family. legendary!

Round Bay Cave - Long Bay Cave - Long Bay Campground

Wake up at 5:00 am before dawn, sail to Bay Round Lake to enjoy tea/coffee and listen to the special music of all species on the morning of the 3rd day of the cruise. The sounds like creating a rare choir of the mountains. Check out the animal footprints left on the lake shore.


8:00 am, the group enjoys breakfast and spends some time relaxing at the Sang Sang campground, watching the morning rays of sunshine shining through both caves will make you feel awake and sobbing.


After leaving Hang Sang campsite, the group continued the journey to discover Vinh Tron Cave. The entrance to Bay Circle Cave is spectacular up to 90m wide and it is home to many animals. We set up photo traps here and found many traces left. Explore Bay Circle cave with countless special stalactites and will have the opportunity to see sunlight shining inside this cave. After that, the group headed to the campsite to have lunch and rest.

In the afternoon, the group continues to walk along the river to reach Long Bay Cave. Here, the group will move to the campsite right in front of the Long Bay Cave, take a rest and drink tea and coffee before going to check the photo traps and recover the memory card to check the data of the photo traps in the previous days.


The delegation will explore Long Bay Cave and promise to have impressive photos. Return to the campsite and enjoy a delicious dinner at 18:00. After dinner, relax and enjoy the sounds of the mountains and stars on the final night of this journey.

Phong Nha - Dai Cao Cave - Dai Cao Campground

Group breakfast at the hotel before the car picks up at 09:00.


You should pack your porter into a dry bag provided by Oxalis and return it to the hotel reception before 7:30 am (maximum 7kg/person). Porter will receive the items and bring them directly to the campsite, so I will not be able to access these items during the trek. Things to use along the way, please put them in your personal backpack (about 20L). Your baggage and remaining valuables will be checked in at the Oxalis Office.


The bus took the delegation to visit the gallery of specimens of rare and precious animals and plants of Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park at the Botanical Garden. Then the car drove to the starting point of the hike at KM23 Road 20 inside the National Park to start the expedition.


The delegation began the journey to explore Phong Nha - Ke Bang national forest by climbing uphill for the first 3km and then going downhill for most of the way. The entire road is covered by a dense primeval rainforest with countless rare hundreds and thousands of years old trees. The road is mainly hilly with high slope, some rocky sections have slopes up to 30-40%. The group will stop for lunch along the way.


In the afternoon, go to the back door of Dai Cao Cave, the guide will introduce you to the traces of animals left at the cave entrance. The group will swim in Dai Cao Cave to the main entrance of the cave. Here, you can observe albino fish and shrimp that are especially adapted to life in the darkness of the cave. After that, walk out to the cave entrance and get to the campsite for the first night.

The group will have dinner at 18:00, relax, chat together and watch the stars at night, then rest to prepare for the next exciting days of exploration.

What's Included

Pick up and drop off at Dong Hoi airport

Service team: Each tour of 6 guests will have: 1 guide, 3 safety assistants, 1 chef, 12 porters carrying luggage and food.

Safety equipment: Oxalis will provide safety equipment such as helmets, seat belts, explorer headlamps, gloves and other safety equipment.

Toiletries

Personal medicine

Battery backu

Additional Info

For reasons of capacity and limited impact on the environment and ecosystem of Hang Ba. Each year, Hang Ba Deep Forest Exploration tour will welcome up to 150 guests per year. Most are open for sale on a fixed schedule and individuals can register themselves and join with others.

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