Join us on an exciting journey through the primeval forest to the breathtaking Thuy Cung Cave. Experience thrilling challenges such as climbing steep slopes, trekking through streams, and exploring deep caves. You will find joy and satisfaction as you swim beneath the magnificent underground river.
Indulge in memorable experiences by camping at the campsite in Thuy Cung Cave. With the sound of babbling brooks in the deep forest and a fantastic BBQ party, you will have a unique and irresistible experience that shouldn't be missed.
With thrilling emotions, adventurous fun, and wild exploration, your memories in the Survival Valley will become one of your most unforgettable experiences. Don't hesitate any longer, join us now and discover the incredible wilderness like never before!
7:00 AM Welcome guests in Dong Hoi.
8:00 AM Welcome guests in the Phong Nha area.
8:00 – 8:30 AM Gather at the Operations Center to receive an introduction to the Phong Nha Cave and the Survival Valley with a total area of 2,000 hectares. Learn about trekking routes, safety regulations, and a summary of the journey. Prepare for logistical matters and warm up before trekking.
Take souvenir photos at the Operations Center, then board the bus to the starting point at km 9 on Ho Chi Minh Road (Cay Si Junction).
9:00 AM Start the trekking journey to explore the deep forests of the Survival Valley.
Hike through dense forests and mountainous terrain for 3 kilometers.
Cross vast grassy hills to reach the pristine Sấu Forest with hundreds of ancient trees.
Immerse yourself in the natural scenery of majestic mountains, winding rivers, and a rich system of caves such as Aquarium Cave, Dark Cave, and Golden Cave, showcasing beautiful untouched landscapes.
10:30 AM after more than 1 hour of trekking through the forest, the group will arrive at the camping area known as Aquarium Cave, with its stunning emerald green water, resembling a fairyland.
Aquarium Cave (also known as Cave E) is a place of breathtaking natural beauty in the core area of the Phong Nha - Ke Bang cave system.
11:30 AM the group will receive their tents, rest, and prepare for lunch.
After enjoying a delicious lunch and resting to recharge, our tour group will have the exciting opportunity to explore Hang Thuy Cung. The group will experience activities that combine exploration with captivating underwater games.
On this journey, you will swim and explore the depth of 150m inside the stunning Thuy Cung Cave - a natural cave located in Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park. This cave is incredibly pristine and iconic, resembling an underwater cave world that will mesmerize you with its beautiful and vibrant rock formations.
After completing the exploration, we will prepare a warm cup of tea for you, helping you quickly regain warmth in your body. Take the time to relax and immerse yourself in the fresh air, where it's just you and nature interacting. This will be a wonderful moment for you to enjoy some private time, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
17:00 : Let's start preparing for and enjoying the BBQ party exclusively arranged for the group, where we can share stories by the campfire, accompanied by the gentle strumming of a guitar and impromptu singing, or simply gaze at the magnificent starry sky.
21:00 : The group will rest, concluding the first day at Thuy Cung Cave.
5:30 - 6:00 AM: Wake up to greet the sunrise and immerse yourself in the captivating melody of the early morning forest. •
6:00 - 8:00 AM: Engage in guided morning exercises combined with Pranayama breathing techniques from Yoga to recharge your energy for the second day's journey. Enjoy a nutritious breakfast carefully calculated by the nutrition experts at Nature One Tours to ensure you have enough energy to conquer the experiences of Day 2. After breakfast, you will have the opportunity to personally brew and savor your own coffee masterpiece right by the stream using the provided tools, and capture stunning photos in the Thuy Cung Cave area.
8:00 AM: Our itinerary will commence with taking you to explore the Dark Cave - a thrilling and fascinating journey through the pristine forest, spanning nearly 2km! Here, you will be guided to explore and discover a portion of the most diverse cave system at Phong Nha National Park.
You will have about 1 hour to experience and capture the most beautiful moments of your journey after this 2km-long stretch. Be sure to have your phone or camera ready so you don't miss any scenic views!
10:00 AM: After concluding the adventure at the Dark Cave, we will continue the journey to the final cave with a 5km-long path. Make sure to prepare well, cooperate with each other, and embrace every moment on this path! Be ready to explore with us at
12:00 PM: The group will return to the pick-up point at kilometer 9 (Hồ Chí Minh Road). The transportation will then take the group to Hava Ecotourism Area.
12:30 PM: Arriving at Hava Valley, the whole group will enjoy a local specialty lunch to reward themselves after an emotional journey.
With an area of over 16 hectares, Hava Valley is an attractive destination with breathtaking and untouched natural landscapes. Nature One Tours and our team of guides will accompany you to experience exciting outdoor activities at Hava, including:
Ziplining over the river, spanning more than 600m, an unique experience in Quang Binh.
Participating in Sup, Kayak races, and challenging yourself with thrilling water slides at the amusement park.
Or simply relaxing by the river and taking a dip after an adventurous journey. Come and explore these amazing experiences at Hava, where you will find satisfaction and exciting discoveries.
17:00: The journey concludes, and the group will be transported back to the hotel in the Phong Nha and Dong Hoi area.
We will provide:
- Entrance fees to Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park
- Insurance coverage up to millions of dong
- Tax and environmental protection fees, ensuring natural resources
- Tour guide and porter assistance throughout the tour
- Meals and beverages
- Caving and camping equipment, including helmets, headlamps, gloves, and life jackets
- Military boots/sandals for jungle trekking (for guests without proper footwear, sizes 36-43)
- Dry bag for small-sized phones and cameras (Please notify us in advance if you have a larger-sized camera). Dry bags are only prepared in case of high water levels.
- Medical and rescue equipment
You need to prepare:
- Light and quick-drying clothing:
- 1 set of trekking clothes, preferably with long sleeves to avoid insect bites
- 1 set of swimwear
- 1 set of clothes for camping
- 1 set of spare clothes for after the trip (if needed)
- 1 pair of high-quality military hiking boots/sandals suitable for rugged terrains (DO NOT wear waterproof shoes as they do not have good water drainage)
- 1 pair of long and thick socks (avoid low-cut socks)
- 1 spacious backpack to hold your personal items: mosquito repellent, sunglasses, hat, camera, underwear, toiletries, sunscreen, and swimwear.
Please ensure that your fitness level is suitable for the following activities for the trip:
- Hiking 10km through mountainous forests with uneven terrain, crossing rivers/streams
- Climbing steep slopes of about 150m - 300m (height from the valley to the mountain peak)
- Swimming to explore the Aquarium Cave
- Camping in the forest/cave for one night
- Exploring the 300m back entrance of the Dark Cave
- Enjoying activities such as ziplining for 600m, sliding bridges, kayaking, and swimming in the river
- Group size: from 5 to 20 people
- Please let us know if you have any history of cardiovascular diseases or epilepsy.
Join us on an exciting journey through the primeval forest to the breathtaking Thuy Cung Cave.
You should not miss out on the Quang Binh trekking tour of the Survival Valley if you want to explore the pristine and magnificent beauty of nature. You will challenge yourself with adventurous activities and adventures.