HANG EN CAVE ADVENTURE 2D1N

Come and explore Hang En and Hang Lanh Caves, located within the Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park. Hang En is one of our famous caves that have been featured within National Geographic, The New York Times, and recently on Good Morning America, as well as in Pan (2015), a film by Warner Bros. Entertainment (Hollywood). This tour will give you opportunity to experience caving, trekking and camping in the middle of the jungle!

We provide the very best adventure experiences with every aspect of the trip carefully planned including delicious meals, the highest safety standards, and friendly and informative adventure guides.

You will see both Hang En and Hang Lanh Caves during this 2 day, 1 night adventure. Along the way, your guide will inform you about cave formation and the geology of the region.  Your tour will wind through jungle, across streams, into two massive caves, and past a minority village, all situated within one of the prettiest national parks in the country.

Hang En is one of our famous caves that has been featured within National Geographic, The New York Times, Lonely Planet, Dailymail UK and recently on Good Morning America, in front of over 6 million audience members, as well as in Pan (2015), a newly-released blockbuster film distributed by Warner Bros. Entertainment (Hollywood).

Come and find out what makes Hang En so popular and amazing as many have said.

2 DAYS & 1 NIGHT TOURROUTEHIGHLIGHTSBEST TIME OF THE YEAR
– 25 km jungle and mountain trekking, rocky terrain
– Multiple river crossings: 30 times (knee deep, 10 – 50 m wide river)
– Elevation change up to 400 m (between road and valleys)
– 4 km caving
– 2 days and 1 night in jungle and caves
Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park– Hang En Cave
– Hang Lanh (Cold Cave)
From late-December to August

DAY 1

Phong Nha – Rao Thuong Valley – Hang Lanh

Start your ultimate adventure with a pickup from your hotel in Phong Nha between 7:30 am and 8:00 am and a short transfer to Oxalis Headquarters. Learn all about safety, collect your gear and sign our Release Form before driving 45 mins through the National Park to reach the trailhead around 10:00 am.

The next three hours will take you on a trek down through the jungle and across to Rao Thuong Valley. You’ll stop for a picnic lunch from about 1:00 – 1:30 pm to gain your energy for the next hour and a half’s journey to Hang Lanh.

From 3:30 – 5:30, the group will venture into Hang Lanh and explore the first kilometer of the 4 km long cave. Hang Lanh is an active stream cave, with cold water running through it, and it is well decorated with stalagmite and stalactite formations. Rare fossils can be found in many places!

Back at camp, you’ll have time to relax before a sizzling grilled dinner is served, complete with rice wine and the sounds of the surrounding jungle. Sleep under the trees and the stars, and rest up for Hang En the following day.

Sunbeam in Hang En Cave

DAY 2

Hang En – Ban Doong Village – Phong Nha

Awake at 8:00 am for breakfast and pack up your belongings. Depart camp at 9:00 and trek to the entrance of Hang En. The entrance seems small for such a large cave which lies ahead; as you make your way to the main passage of the cave, you’ll be astounded by the view. From 9:30 – 12:00 pm, you’ll explore Hang En: the cliffs above the beach, ancient fossils, and of course, the exit, which was featured in the Hollywood movie Pan.

After your exploration of the cave, you’ll have lunch on the beach within the cave while soaking up your surroundings. For the following few hours, make your way back through the mountainous river valley, through jungle and across streams, until reaching the minority village, Ban Doong, around 2:00 pm. Spend about 30 mins getting to know the elders of Ban Doong and then continue on. Enjoy a water break by the stream as you prepare for the biggest challenge ahead, climbing the treacherous hill up to the Ho Chi Minh Road. Watch out for leeches and push ahead to the road, where cold drinks are waiting. Return by vehicle to Phong Nha by 5:30 pm.

The kids of Ban Doong Village