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PHONG NHA CAVE
Designated a Unesco World Heritage site in 2003, the remarkable Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park contains the oldest karst mountains in Asia, formed approximately 400 million years ago. Riddled with hundreds of cave systems – many of extraordinary scale and length – and spectacular underground rivers, Phong Nha is a speleologists’ heaven on earth.
The Phong Nha region is changing fast. Son Trach village (population 3000) is the main centre, with an ATM, a growing range of accommodation and eating options, and improving transport links with other parts of central Vietnam.
The caves are the region\\’s absolute highlights, but the above-ground attractions of forest trekking, the area\\’s war history, and rural mountain biking means it deserves a stay of around three days.
06:30AM Picking up at hotel (located within Hue City center only) and departing for Phong Nha cave.
08:00AM Visit La Vang Holy Land (Christians believe that Mary showed flexibility in this area in 1798 and a church was erected. It is an important place of pilgrimage for Catholics of Vietnam and La Vang Holy was recognized by the Vatican)
On the way, information about DMZ of Quang Tri is introduced as the bus passes by the 17th parallel line (a demilitarized zone established as a dividing line between North and South Vietnam during the Vietnam War)
11:30AM : Arriving at Phong Nha and having lunch (incl.). After lunch, 12:30PM cruising on Son River by boat and starting exploring Phong Nha cave (Cô Tiên fairy cave & Cung Đình palace cave). Back to the pier at 03:00PM and boarding the bus back to Hue
19:00PM: Arriving in Hue and dropping off at hotel. Tour ends.
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