Around Phong Nha

There are many activities you can enjoy whilst based in Phong Nha. The area is famous for caves, so there are all sorts of options for visiting the caves. Some tours you can do by yourself:

The most famous cave, Phong Nha Cave is visited by boat. You start with a stunning journey up the Son River on a local dragon boat. The boat takes you into the cave, a beautiful river cave with many stalactites and stalagmites. On the return you will be dropped off to wander amongst the splendid formations and make your way out of the cave. Refreshments are available at the exit. The boat will then take you back to the village. Buy tickets at the Tourism Centre in the village.

Paradise Cave, only opened to the public in 2011 is one of the best decorated caves in SE Asia. Do not miss this cave. The huge passage is full of formations, and is very tastefully illuminated. The wooden walkway ensures the cave is protected from accidental damage by visitors. Take the Farmstay’s National Park Tour, or hire a motorbike (with or without driver) and go by yourself.

For a historical perspective visit 8 Ladies Cave in the National Park, and learn about the efforts of the local people during many years of war.

On a warm sunny day, you cannot beat a swim in Nuoc Moc Spring. the Eco Trail takes you down to the Chay River, where the spring emerges. Enjoy a cooling swim in the clear blue water.

For a bit more adventure, kayak to Hang Toi or Dark Cave. Now with a zip-line over the river. Visit the large cave passage, and get muddy in the some of the smaller passages!! One of the highlights of the Farmstay’s National Park Tour.

To see more of the countryside use one of the Homestay’s bicycles and make your way to the ‘Pub with Cold Beer’, which also serves delicious roast chicken. Enjoy the friendly greetings as you bike through farmland and villages. Cycling maps available to guide you.

The Homestay is not a tour operator, but we can help you contact local operators and book trips. Please see the section on Local Tour Companies for more details

With our local partners Oxalis Adventures, Jungle Boss, Phong Nha Farmstay,Easy Tiger and Oriental Sky Travel, there are many options for tours and transport. Don’t just come for the day, come and stay, there’s so much to see and do!