Hang En is one of the largest natural caves in the world, located deep within the Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park in Quang Binh Province. It has a large passage, running through a limestone mountain, with three entrances that are up to 110m high, a ceiling that reaches 145m at its highest point, and the widest section of the passageway reaching up to 200m. Inside Hang En Cave in Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park, there is a clear stream that flows through the cave, eventually heading to Hang Son.
The journey 2 days 1 night Hang En Adventure brings customers to the fairyland in the Hollywood movie (Pan: The Neverland 2015), and where ABC News made the live broadcast for Good Morning America program. Hang En cave is part of the famous Son Doong expedition tour.
The unique features of the trip are:
World’s Most Unique Campsite: Hang En’s campsite is located in the middle of the cave, where there is a cave entrance above. The floor is a wide sandy beach with a beautiful emerald lake, and a part of Rao Thuong river flowing through it. The cave camp receives light from the cave entrance. Particularly from December to the end of February, in sunny weather, sunbeams will shine deep into the cave campsite in the morning, brightening up the whole cave, and creating a spectacular scene.
Swim in the unique emerald coloured underground pool: The campsite has cool water flowing from an underground cave so the temperature of the water in the lake is about 17 to 25 Celsius degrees (63F – 77F). Warm in winter and cool in summer. Meanwhile, the water flowing next to the lake from the entrance brings warm water from the valley outside into the cave.
Giant cave: Hang En has a length of nearly 1.6 km. The Rao Thuong River passes through Hang En on its journey to Son Doong Cave. The cave has three entrances: the river entrance, the high main entrance and the large exit. At the campsite the width of the passage is around 200m, and the highest point in the ceiling is 140m. Hang En is currently one of the largest natural caves in the world.
Trekking through primeval jungle: Hang En is located in the core zone of Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park, where there are ancient trees thousands of years old. On this adventure trek, 70% of the time visitors will walk under the shade of the primary forest.
Experience Doong Village: Visitors who join the Hang En caving tour will have a short stop in the Doong village of the Bru Van Kieu people. At this village, visitors can learn about the lifestyle and culture of the villagers; visit the village’s school, stilt houses, and have lunch at one of the houses of the residents in the village.
Day 1. Phong Nha – Ban Doong village – Hang En cave
Start with a jungle trek, hiking down a steep hill to reach a branch of the Rao Thuong Stream leading to the only village located in the core zone of Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park.
After about 1.5 hr of walking and wading through streams, the group will arrive at Doong Village – the home of the minority ethnic community living deep in the jungle. The group will stop for lunch at the village and learn about the life of the people here before continuing the trek to Hang En camp. Continuing walking through the jungle, crossing the river many times, the group will reach Hang En after about 3 hours. There everyone will be equipped with helmets, turn on the headlamps and start climbing the rocky section to explore the cave. Standing on the top of the rocky slope, you will see the entire Hang En Cave camp and the mesmerizing surrounding scenery. After receiving your tent, you can enjoy swimming in the turquoise lake next to the camp, before enjoying delicious food right in the cave. That’s the first camping day!
Day 2. Hang En – Phong Nha
After breakfast, the group continues, climbing up the rocks behind the camp in a cave, exploring and learning more interesting facts of nature’s masterpiece in Quang Binh Province, and admiring the stalagmites and stalactites. At the back of the cave, a new view of the Hang En campsite opens up. Save some precious memories of this unique place.
After wading through the underground streams you will reach the large sandy floor of the gigantic cave exit. The group will return through the cave to the underground camp to have lunch and a short break. The group will then leave the cave, for the final challenge of wading through many streams and climbing a steep hill around 450m high. At the top of the hill is the road and a bus with cold beverages ready to welcome you back after all the challenges in your caving adventure to discover the wonderful Hang En.
- Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
- Accommodation as mentioned in programme or similar in case the indicated one is full
- (on twin shared room basic)
- Experienced English/French speaking guide/local porters accompanied for the whole trip
- All entrance fee to indicated sights
- Meals as indicated in programme (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
- Boat trips/SUP as mentioned in programme
- Cycling/motorbiking as mentioned in prorgramme
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- Mineral water/cold tissue during the tour
- Meals not mentioned in programme
- Single suppement
- Gratitude to driver/guide
- All drinks
- All International & domestic flights
- International airport tax
- Travel insurance – personal expenses
- Anything not mentioned in Inclusion
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