- The mysterious cellars of Phong Nha and Paradise, registered with UNESCO
- Day 3 steeped in history
- A route still ignored by mass tourism
Quang Binh is located 160 km north of Hue, however this region is still less known and therefore less visited by international tourists. The newly-discovered caves and recently built visiting routes together with accommodation facilities have converted this region into a good place to explore.
This explore module presents the UNESCO World Heritage Site – the Phong Nha Caves and the Paradise cave, the longest caves in Asia. Stay in simple yet charming homestay to appreciate locals' rustic hospitality and support the host family participating in this pilot community tourism project.
Continue the quest for senses while kayaking on the crystal clear river. Trek the eco trails and leave the region with a glimpse back into wartime.
Day 1: Hue – Phong Nha – Rustic Chay Lap
Depart from Hue, visit Phuoc Tich ancient village then continue for Quang Binh
Enjoy lunch at Phong Nha.
Go boating on the Son River, visit Phong Nha (wet cave) and Tien Son (dry cave).
Transfer by boat to Rustic Chay Lap.
Enjoy dinner and stay overnight in a traditional house (shared).
Day 2: Kayaking and paradise cave explore
Go kayaking upstream on the Chay River (5km). Visit the Paradise Cave, the longest cave in Asia. Picnic lunch or lunch at local restaurant.
In the afternoon, walk or cycle leisurely around the village, or participate in farming chores.
Help the host family in preparing dinner.
Stay overnight in a traditional house (shared).
Day 3: Chay Lap – Vinh Moc tunnels - Hue
Drive on the heroic Ho Chi Minh trail and "Road No. 20" built by local Volunteer Youth Force during the American War and visits the war memorial to their sacrifice.
Creep through the Vinh Moc tunnels that used to be an underground village, a safe haven to protect from fierce American bombings.
Lunch en route.
Pass by the DMZ and Hien Luong Bridge, the vestige of the divided Vietnam between 1954 and 1975.
Back to Hue in the afternoon.
- Transportation in air-conditioned car / minibus / coach
- Transportation from/to your accommodation
- All entrance fees to visits
- Double room with air conditioning in selected or similar rooms
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Personal expenses
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