$750 per person shared room double occupancy or $900 for private room. We are excited to announce a brand new Happy tour to the picturesque Phong Nha region of Vietnam. Phong Nha has become one of Vietnam's premier adventure tourism destinations. We will spend the first two nights in city of Danang on the famous China Beach. Enjoy a day trip to nearby Marble Mountain and when we return we will head out on an evening street food tour of Danang. You will travel thru the Hai Van Pass which is one of the most breathtaking routes in Viet Nam. In addition to fabulous mountain and ocean views you will see several former US bunker houses from the war. We will spend one night in the former imperial capital of Hue. Sitting on the banks of the delightful Perfume River you will find amazing citadels, fabulous palaces and royal tombs. From Hue we will drive 3-4 hours to the Phong Nha which is where we will embark on our cave exploring adventures. Paradise Cave is the longest dry cave in Asia. Check out this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6x0hHztUC4 We will also take a boat to nearby Phong Nha Cave which is the worlds longest wet cave https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fPGtDYyXdE. If you enjoy light hiking you will also love our day trip to explore Gieng Vooc Cave. On this day we will have an opportunity to swim and see a waterfall. The 3-4 mile hike is not technical, and if you have a condition that restricts you from being on your feet we can come up with another option.
Check out the full itinerary below for more details.
April 20th: Arrival into Danang. There is nothing planned for this evening as most guests flights arrive late into Danang. For those who arrive earlier in the day consider visiting nearby Ba Na Hills.
Overnight in Danang
April 21st: We will depart in the morning for Marble Mountain. Marble Mountains is home to a network of caves, tunnels, towers, and pagodas built by Mahayana Buddhists and the Nygiyen Dynasy Kings The structures and shrines blend harmoniously with nature: Vine tendrils drip from above, frangipani and poinciana trees drop their blossoms on the stone paths, and the pagodas ornate roofs sparkle in the tropical sun. It’s a setting that easily captures the imagination. We will arrive to our hotel in the afternoon. At 5pm we will all get ready for a really fun street food tour of Danang. The evening time in Danang is really when this city comes to life. We will stroll down local streets and sample local specialties. Learn how to roll rice paper and dine at a local house for dinner.
Overnight in Danang
April 22nd: We will depart Danang in the morning and make our way to the ancient Vietnamese capital of Hue. The 2 hour drive will take you thru the Hai Van Pass which is one of the most breathtaking routes in Viet Nam. In addition to the amazing views of the mountains and ocean you will see many US military bunkers from the war. In the afternoon will tour the ancient city of Hue. Hue was once the Imperial capital and now listed as a World heritage site. Sitting on the banks of the delightful Perfume River you will find amazing citadels, fabulous palaces and royal tombs. Many of the sites can be reached by river and this makes an excellent way to see the city.
Overnight in Hue
April 23rd: After breakfast we will travel to Phong Nha which is in the heart of the Cave region of Vietnam. (3 plus hour drive) Arrive and relax at our homestay hotel.
Overnight in Phong Nha
April 24th: Enjoy complimentary breakfast. Today we will depart for Paradise Cave – the longest dry cave in Asia and Phong Nha Cave treks. You will then be taken by golf cart (1.6km) from the main gate through the jungle, to where you will then climb to the mouth of the cave; a climb that boasts spectacular views of the mountainous region around the cave.
12:30 Lunch at local restaurant in Phong Nha village. Here you will enjoy a traditional Vietnamese dish. Vegetarian option available.
13:30 Depart for Phong Nha Cave. You will then take a 25 minute ride to the cave by a traditional dragon boat. This cave is called a water cave as it exhibits an underground river. After going into the cave by boat, you will explore 300 meters into the cave on foot. Then, you will be taken back by boat. This cave is famous for its spectacular rock formations. It has been given names such as the “Lion”, the “Fairy Caves”, the “Royal Court”, and the “Buddha”.
17:00 Arrive back at our hotel.
Overnight in Phong Nha
April 25th: Enjoy complimentary breakfast. Today we will embark on a 4-5 mile jungle hike, swim in caves and view waterfalls.
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Tour guide will arrive at our hotel.
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Tour guide informs guests of the tour itinerary and prepares cave equipment.
10:30 AM – 12:00 AM Transfer to Mooc Spring parking, have a short trek along the mountain to get to Gieng Vooc Cave. After exploring Gieng Vooc Cave and primary forest, you will move to Da Lan lake where you can swim and relax.
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Enjoy jungle BBQ prepared by our porters.
1:30 PM – 4:00 PM Exploring Gio cave and Chay waterfall
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Tour ends
Overnight in Phong Nha
April 26th: Enjoy Complimentary breakfast. After breakfast we will begin our trip back to Danang(4 hours) We expect to arrive Danang between 4-5pm. For those who wish to stay in Danang for the evening we can recommend a hotel. Most international flights depart in the evening.
6 nights accommodations in hotel in Danang, Hue and Phong Nha Homestay hotel
Daily breakfast, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Paradise Cave, Phong Nha and Hang Gien discovery tours (Lunch Provided)
All Vietnam tour Transfers.
Whats not Included
Meals other than what the itinerary mentions.
Tips, Airport taxes
The price for this tour is per $650 per person for a shared room or $850 person for a private room. To secure your spot you will need to put down a $100.00 NON REFUNDABLE deposit. The balance of the trip will be due 60 days prior to departure which will be February 6th 2022.
Getting To Danang
The closest airport to Hoi An is Danang (DAD) with nonstop international flights from Seoul(ICN) Korean Air/ Asiana and Hong Kong (HKG)Dragon Air. There are also plenty of inexpensive daily flights from Hanoi(HAN) and Ho Chi Minh(SGN). Vietnamese airlines do not currently offer ZED fares, but flights within Vietnam are cheap ranging from $40-$60. I would highly recommend side trips to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh prior or after our tour. I will be glad to recommend hotels and things to do. Citizens from the USA will need a visa to enter Vietnam. There are 2 options to obtain a visa. Send your passport to the Vietnamese embassy in the USA which will cost you $100.00 for a one time 30 day entry. The easier and less expensive option is to apply for a visa on arrival and you do not have to mail your passport to the US Vietnamese embassy. You pay a small processing fee ($15-20) to an online travel agent. You will receive your entry document via email. When you arrive in Vietnam you will pay $25.00 to the customs agent and submit your letter and a passport photo. There are several online companies that offer visa on arrival. I personally use this company. https://www.visa4vietnam.com
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