Trek: 12km

Swim: 300m (optional)

Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous

This trek is perfect for individuals willing to put in some extra work to get further into the jungle and explore some truly unspoiled tropical rainforest and caves. On this trek you will hike through the original Ho Chi Minh trail to the secluded Abandoned Valley in the heart of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park. In abandoned valley we will guide you to two very special caves, E cave and Dark cave. At this private side of Dark Cave you will have opportunity to explore 800m into the darkness with your guide. Then, once at E cave we will feed you with a delicious jungle BBQ (vegan options available) before swimming in the amazingly blue waters of the cave. Read further for a more detailed description.

If you’re looking for something more challenging, but EXTREMELY rewarding and authentic click here to check out our Tiger Cave Series Adventure.

If this sound fun, but you are looking for something shorter check out  Elephant Cave and Ma Da Valley Jungle Trek


Tour departs daily at 7:30 am and returns around 5:30 pm.  Please book before 9 pm the day before.

What to Expect

Experience pristine jungle and explore 2 un-spoilt caves whist being provided with information about the wild life & the surrounding area along the trek. You’ll trek along narrow pathways, climb over giant boulders and navigate through rivers. Explore the jungle exit of Dark cave, clambering over sharp rocks and experiencing complete darkness in the depths of the cave. Carry on the trek to explore the breath-taking Hang E cave, where you will swim in one of the most beautiful river caves in Phong Nha. Enjoy a mouth-watering BBQ lunch with our team all prepared by our porters. The trek has some sections of uphill and downhill, stream crossing, trekking and a bit of rock climbing in the dark cave with a head torch, as well as swimming in the E cave.

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What to bring

  • Long trousers & long-sleeved-shirt to avoid poison ivies and mosquitoes
  • Swim wear
  • Long socks
  • Small backpack
  • Dry bag (optional)
  • Hiking shoes (optional)
  • Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent

Price Includes

  • Tour Guide & Porter Team
  • VAT
  • Transportation in Phong Nha
  • Entrance Fee ( 400,000vnd/pax )
  • Safety Equipment
  • All Food & Drink
  • Snacks
  • Use of trekking shoes Euro sizes 36 - 45 (We suggest bringing your own shoes if these do not suit you. We do not suggest Goretex/waterproof boots as these take these take a long time to dry)
  • Use of towel