We will pick you up at your hotel in Phong Nha and head to the starting point for safety & village roads’ rules.
08h45 AM: Leave the town for Phong Nha National Park. We will stop by Xuan Son Bridge to have a wonderful view of Phong Nha Town over Son River.
You will be passing the local corn and rice fields, and cycling along Son River to explore Na village, which is known for the floating fishing farm. Stop by the village for a few minute to learn local culture, how the rice is grown and how the villagers feed their fish in the river. At the end of the village, carry your bicycle across the corn fields to get to the boat landing. Your shoes expected to be muddy if it is a wet day!
A B-52 boat will transfer your bicycles to the next station from this point. Meanwhile, you will have a short hike through the corn and peanut fields before hopping on your bike again and back on the road.
Pedal to get through a lovely peanut field and reach Ho Chi Minh original trail, which facilitated the movement of soldiers and war supplies from North Vietnam to battlefields in South Vietnam. Our guide will be happy to tell you all about the trails info.
Make sure your hands are tight enough to conquer this tough trail before crossing to another muddy path through the peanut fields along the Chay river to reach HCM HW (West wing).
Lunch will take place en route at Chay Lap homestay.
After lunch, we will cycle deep into the Phong Nha National Park. Stop at Nuoc Mooc Spring, where an eco-trail leads you to a pristine water swimming pool in the jungle and feel free to have a swim here before you leave. The journey goes on crossing Chay River over a wooden bridge to visit Wine Cave – where the Vietnamese soldiers made rice wine during the time hiding bomb from the U.S aircraft. There is a symbol of peace still remained in the cave. A local ferry to cross Chay River will give you a chance to meet up with the best Russian speaking local man in the area.
On the way back, stop at Ho Khanh’s house to learn about the caving passion of the King of the Cave Kingdom. Ho Khanh is the local jungle man who first found Hang Son Doong – the World’s Biggest Cave. He is working as the leader of the porter team of Son Doong Expedition. Don’t miss his wife’s perfect chocolate coffee before heading back to the town at 4:30 pm. The trip is finished after a cold treat of ice-cream.