We pick up you at the hotel in Hoi An and then we start to explore this tour. On the way to Phong Nha National Park, we will go over Hai Van Pass (Cloudy Pass) – one of the most impressive gateways in Vietnam. Then we make another stop on the way down to take photos of Lang Co fishing village. From here, you can see a long coastline with a fantastic view.
Next, we keep going on the tour to go by Lap An Lagoon. We stop en route to know oyster – a farming culture of the local Vietnamese people. You can take a photo of water buffalo as your request on the road through villages, lagoons, lakes, rice paddies in Hue.
Besides, our journey will pass by DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) that marked a painful memory of the nation. Also, Ben Hai River is only 100m wide but it divided the country for almost twenty years.
On arrival, we will stroll around DMZ to visit some relics that still exist after the war. They are Flag tower, exhibition museum, watching tower, old Hien Luong Bridge and so on (note: Can skip it if you travel back Hue city after visit Phong Nha).
Take a rest stop in a local restaurant for savour lunch. Then visit Phong Nha National Park – is new on the map of tourism of the country. This cave is 7729 m long, contains 14 grottos, with a 13,969 m-long underground river. The scientists have surveyed 44.5 km of grottos in this cave so far, but tourists can only penetrate to a distance of 1500m. It is the most miraculous and magnificent stalactite, the widest and prettiest cavern and passageway.
Then we sail along the longest underground river in the world to admire amazing stalactites and stalagmites formed millions of years ago by absorbance of water. This process has dissolved, washed away limestone for millions of years, creating a system of caves, grottoes that are remarkably unique in Vietnam.
We continue to sail back then get off to walk on fine sand to imagine more wonders of the nature in Phong Nha. Stalactites and stalagmites come out breathtaking everywhere you go and they seem to picture in your mind.
Finally, we will take you back by boat and come back to the hotel. You end tour at hotel in Quang Binh or can return Hue city (spend 4 hours on road to reach back Hue). We wish you to enjoy the tour very much.
Note: We recommend not travel back Hoian because if full day spend 12 hours on car you cannot do it and tour will be very expensive. At least you spend 1 night in Quang Binh for better itinerary.