Swallow Cave (Hang En) Trekking

From Hang En, it takes only two hours to search Son Doong – the biggest cave passage, voted last May by National Geographic Magazine as one of the most beautiful photos. This is the best tour in Phong Nha – Ke Bang

Hang Én (Swallow Cave) in Phong Nha Caves in Quang Binh province in central. However, it’s paradoxical that few visitors know the site. The Swallow Cave is 1.645 m long and has three mouths. One is halfway up a mountain and two others are located on another mountain which has its foot on the south-east and north-west alongside Rao Thuong Stream. All of these make the cave different from other well-known caves in the country.

Hang En Tour

How to get there:
After reaching Km No. 35 on the Ho Chi Minh Path, we followed a small path that led to a primeval forest stretching as far as our eyes could see. Hang En (Swallow cave) is located in Son Trach, Bo Trach District, Quang Binh province, Vietnam. It takes explorers 5 up to 6 hours of walking through a 9 kilometer long forest path from Truong Son Highway to reach the mouth of Son Dong cave.

From Hanoi:
By train: Night trains start in Hanoi, you will get to Dong Hoi city about the next morning.
By air: There are 4 flights per week (Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun)
By night bus: Sinh cafe, Hoang Long, Camel bus.

From Saigon: There are 4 flights per week (Sat, Sun, Tue and Thur)

Best time to travel: From December to May, August to September


Day 1: Dong Hoi – Phong Nha Ke Bang
07:00 Our tour guide will meet you at your hotel in Dong Hoi and brief the tour plan before we leave for Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park’s core zone to discover Son Doong Cave.
11:30 We reach Doong Village, a secluded village in jungle. We will have picnic lunch in the village. After lunch we begin a trek through jungle toward En Cave (Swallow Cave).
14:00 We reach En Cave, a beautiful cave with over 2km in length and 49m in height. We will explore the cave, taking photo then set our camp near a stream. Our support team will catch fish in the stream to cook our dinner.
18:00 Have dinner and sleep in tent.

Summary: Transfer: Private transfer 3hrs, Activity: Trekking, camping, Swallow Cave Discovery, Meals: Lunch, Dinner, Local guide,

Support team: Yes (porters, rangers, Camping gear, First aid kit.


Day 2: Hang En (Swallow cave) – Dong Hoi
08:30 Breakfast at the campsite before we trek toward Doong Village where we have lunch break before driving back to Dong Hoi Town. Trip ends.

Summar: Transfer: Private transfer 3hrs, Activity: Trekking, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch/Local guide: Yes


Touring Rate: Private tours are subject to be available

Number or pax2 pax  3 pax4pax5 pax     upward
Cost per pax321 USD300 USD280 USD265 USD

* Set departure tour are available on Mon, Wed, Fri, costs 286 USD per person. This tour starts in Phong Nha village (Son Trach commune)


Tour inclusion

  • Permission to discover the cave
  • Transfer two ways from/to Dong Hoi
  • English speaking guide
  • Porters & Cook
  • First-aid kit and travel grears
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Drinking water
  • Entrance fees
  • Personal expenses


What to bring
Trekking boot, sun block, hat, anti-insect repellent (mosquitos & and leeches are majority), warm clothes for cold weather, rain coat, toiletries, original passport.

Note on client safety
We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions or for any other factor which may influence client safety