Dong Hoi Tours
Phong Nha National Park - Paradise Cave and Dark Cave Tour
5

Phong Nha National Park - Paradise Cave and Dark Cave Tour

By Phongnha Discovery
Recommended by 98% of travelers
98% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About

Ages 3-90, max of 14 per group
Duration: 1 day
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
More


  • Fuel surcharge
  • National Park fees
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Transfer by golf cart
  • Equipment (mining helmet w/flashlight, life jacket, harness)
  • Bottled water
  • Insurance: cave operators provide personal insurance on any activity occurring inside the cave.
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • pick up at train station.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • Dong Hoi Airport, Dong Hoi Vietnam
      Additional pickup options
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
      • Dong Hoi Railway Station, FH9X+GRX, Thuận Lý, Thôn 4, Đồng Hới, Quảng Bình, Vietnam
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 47432P2

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • WEIGHT RESTRICTION: to use the zipline, you must be between 40 and 90 kg. No exceptions. If you do not meet the criteria, you may take a kayak to the mouth of the cave instead.
        • HEIGHT RESTRICTION:Children are not advised to enter the mud bath portion of the Dark cave as it is deep and difficult to maneuver. Minimum required height of 1m to enter the mudbath; although we do not recommend children under 1.3m to enter.
        • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
        • Zipline not recommended for pregnant women
        • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
        • ****Please be sure to bring swimwear and a towel. Lockers for your belongings will be provided at the Dark cave with a 50,000 deposit which will be refunded upon the return of the locker key.
        • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
        • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
        • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 47432P2

        Currently unavailable
        This product is unavailable to book via Tripadvisor.
        Explore other options

        Similar experiences

        About the operator
        Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
        • Phongnha Discovery
          514
          Dong Hoi, Vietnam
        • carlottafrisione
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing days discovering caves in the National Park
          Amazing tour with Victor who is an experienced guide and very nice person. His English is very good and he explains lot of interesting things about the Vietnamese culture and about the local area. The caves were amazing and the zip line an adventurous thing to do. Every aspect is organized well to run your day smoothly. Thank you guys! Shoutout to Victor!
          Written April 23, 2024
        • Venture23903996942
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Super great experience
          I'm not the kind to like organised tour buti was really positively surprised with this one. The guide Victor was super interesting and super funny, told us a lot about the region where he comes from. All was super well organised, the pick up from the hotel, everything was good. We even made a little stop to the ATM just for us. I really recommend if you just want to be guide by a local in small groups (9 in the morning and 5 the afternoon). Thank you so much again !
          Written April 11, 2024
        • pennysi
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Victor is the best!
          My family and I did the paradise/dark cave tour with victor as our tour guide and he was the best! Cracking jokes, leading us through some mud baths, and taking videos of everything. We saw other tourists do these caves without a guide and the sites didn’t give them as good treatment as we got because we had a guide. Also victor was just a funny and knowledgeable person about the caves and surrounding area. Definitely book a tour and get Victor for the best time!
          Written April 9, 2024
        • Paradise31044490024
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent Adventure tour
          We did the tour today to the paradise and Dark cave today. It was really and a lot of fun. And we had a very nice guide and heart a lot about the caves but also about Vietnam. I would everybody recommend this tour.
          Written March 30, 2024
        • Adventure58205773408
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great day and fantastic tour guide
          We had a great day in paradise and dark cave. Victor was a great tour guide with good English. Lunch was really great! We had a fantastic day.
          Written March 26, 2024
        • Paradise63768330829
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour, very adventurous
          It was a great experience. Totally worth it tour guide victor was amazing. Food was also good we ate non veg. Hopefully veg food will be good too.
          Written March 26, 2024
        • wmtaylor96
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          An exceptional tour of Paradise Cave and Dark Cave
          The tour of Paradise Cave and Dark Cave was exceptional with Victor. Victor was very charismatic and he was professional in delivering information and ensuring the group were all okay. You also have free time in the caves so you can take your own time, which was an added bonus. Lunch was also exceptional - lots of different food, and plenty; it was the best food I’ve had on any tour in Vietnam. Finally, we had time to enjoy the water around the Dark Cave which was a fun activity. I’d recommend this tour!
          Written March 26, 2024
        • ameliec330
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great day tour of paradise cave and dark cave
          The tour was really fun. Victor was a great guide - knowledgeable and good fun. The tour was very well organised. The group size was perfect (about 12 people). The food was amazing!
          Written March 25, 2024
        • vivekb902
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing experience for 1 day
          Amazing tour. The trip was made all the more fun thanks to our guide Victor. Highly recommend the paradise and dark cave tour to anyone who wants to spend a day at Phong Nha or Dong Hoi.
          Written March 25, 2024
        • hoap608
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Trip
          The Phong Nha Ke Bang has many spectacular caves. 10/10 for the support team on our trip. Hope to come back to Quang Binh the next time for more and more experience
          Written March 23, 2024
        • hoaa_28
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          very recomendable!
          A wonderful day. i amused to this trip. Everything from the quality of service, food, landscape to perfect tour guide. I like the nature here, there are rivers, mountains, caves and adventure. I will come back here
          Written March 14, 2024
        • 748thuyt
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Perfect
          It was great trip with my husband and friends from other nations. I learned more about caves, limestone mountains, history, culture,... about Vietnam. Many thanks Team!
          Written March 14, 2024
        • 501mjt
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great trip
          The tour was well-organised and the destinations were spectacular: Phong Na and Paradise caves. Lunch was excellent, and our tour guide was great: very friendly and really helpful.
          Written March 12, 2024
        • 306anninad
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Phong Nha
          We did the Phong Nha National Park - Paradise and Dark Cave Tour with Victor and it was amazing. He is really nice, funny and informative. In a group of 8 people we explored the caves, had lunch and did the activities as described on their homepage. Everything was well organized from the pick up, time for toilet and changing to the drop off which could be the hotel or also the airport.
          Written March 11, 2024
        • clairemV3899NT
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Would definitely recommend this tour!
          I would highly recommend this tour, the entire process ran very smooth which made the day very enjoyable. We were picked up directly at the hotel and dropped back at the end of the tour. Victor, our tour guide was very knowledgable and funny which made the day very fun! The activities and lunch were great, would highly recommend to anyone visiting Phong Nha!
          Written March 10, 2024
        See all 514 reviews
        These reviews are the subjective opinions of Tripadvisor members and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

        Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

        Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as wait time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

        Popular mentions

        5.0
        5.0 of 5 bubbles86 reviews
        Excellent
        81
        Very good
        4
        Average
        0
        Poor
        0
        Terrible
        1

        Simon F
        15 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2024 • Couples
        We had a great tour, we first went to Paradise cave, our guide Victor gave us some information about the cave and then cave us a lot of time to wander around. The cave was such an amazing natural wonder.
        We then had a great lunch (vegetarian for us) all the food was delicious and there was plenty to eat. We then had a tour in the dark cave and had a fun mud bath. To finish we had a lot of fun playing in the water with the zipline, slides and much more. Victor was full of information, jokes and tips a really great guide. My partner forgot her swimming togs in the changing room and he even arranged for them to be dropped at our hotel so we didn't have to go back. Thank you for an amazing tour
        Written May 7, 2024
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
        Dear Our Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us. Your kind words and positive feedback about your trip with Phongnha Discovery truly made our day! We're thrilled to hear that you had such a fantastic time exploring the caves with us. We truly appreciate your support and look forward to welcoming you back for another incredible journey in the future! Warm regards, Phongnha Discovery Team
        Written May 7, 2024
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        ramos
        Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        7 friends from Melbourne Australia couldn’t have felt more at home with the lovely service and exceptional work of Phong Nha Discovery.
        VIET is a hero, with a great attitude, a wealth of knowledge and looks to kill 😎. Had a ball of a time, great food with vegetarian options available.
        Would definitely recommend, big value for money, big fun.
        Written February 20, 2020
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
        Dear drP7913PV, Thank you for your lovely words on our Tripadvisor. Your comments and appreciations encourage us develop our services and products. We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent trip with our guide Viet. We will pass on your compliments to him. Once again, thank you 7 friends from Melbourne Australia for choosing Phongnha Discovery and your nice feedback. We do hope you come back here soon. Warm regards, Phongnha Discovery Team
        Written February 20, 2020
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Erin
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2020 • Friends
        My friend and I decided to book this tour as they offered it at the hostel we were staying at (gecko hostel). Possibly the best day we have had in Vietnam so far, the tour was incredible and Van our tour leader was so helpful and funny making it easy to talk to her as well as everyone else In the group. Visiting paradise cave as well as the dark cave which included a long zip line into the cave with swimming, a mud bath, and then an adventure course in the river as optional, but no extra charge. Overall the tour was amazing, I would definitely recommend it. And a massive shout out to Van for being the best tour guide!
        Written March 9, 2020
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
        Dear Erinkafish, Thank you so much for such great feedback. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. It was wonderful to know that you enjoyed your recent trip and had a nice day with our guide Van. We certainly pass on your compliment to her. Paradise cave and Dark cave are absolutely amazing and mesmerizing cave. Once again, thank you so much for joining our tour. We wish you had a nice trip in Vietnam and can't wait to have you come back here. Warm regards, Phongnha Discovery Team
        Written March 9, 2020
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Dwarakesh
        Chennai (Madras), India3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2022
        A breathtaking tour, and it was super special mainly because of our tour guide Thanh Tuyen(chocolate). She was incredible! We lost our go pro in the dark cave river. (btw guys pls be way too careful with your gadgets at this place) Only because of our tour guide we got it back through courier. Even though it wasn’t her responsibility she made sure we got it on time. And don’t miss this cave tour when you are in Vietnam. Highly recommended!
        Written July 8, 2022
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
        Dearest Dwaki, Thank you for joining Phongnha Discovery Tours on Paradise Cave - Dark Cave Tour! We're glad you had a wonderful time experience in the tour. We hope to see you back soon in another experiences with Phongnha Discovery Tours in the future! Kindest, Phongnha Discovery Team
        Written July 19, 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Maddy
        13 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2020 • Couples
        We had Cloud as our tour guide and she was amazing. We went to the Botanical Gardens, the Paradise Cave and the Dark Cave. Fab free lunch and the zip lining, kayaking and caving were so fun. Cloud went above and beyond to make sure everyone enjoyed the day - she took pictures throughout so we didn’t need to worry about bringing our phones and sent them all to us.
        Written February 28, 2020
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
        Hi there, We are so happy when you was satisfied with Paradisecave-Dark cave tour, especially Cloud - she must be so happy when he reads all your nice words. We hope to be able to welcome you again. Best regards, Phongnha DiscoveryTeam
        Written February 28, 2020
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Joe T
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2024 • Couples
        Amazing tour to see 2 caves with beautiful scenery. Dark cave is incredible, being able to swim through to the mud bath was great!

        Victor is a great guide, very knowledgeable and funny we had a great time.
        Written May 7, 2024
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
        Dearest Our Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your fantastic experience with us from your amazing one-day Paradise Cave and Dark Cave tour. We're delighted to hear that you had memorable experiences led by our team. Thank you for your kind words about our services. We truly appreciate your recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back for more unforgettable journeys. Best regards, Phongnha Discovery Team
        Written May 7, 2024
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        leesh86
        Sydney, Australia120 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        This has been one of the best tours I did in Vietnam. We originally wanted to take a different tour, but as it’s the start of the rainy season we weren’t able to access some of the other caves due to the water level being dangerously high. It did rain all day during the dark cave and paradise cave tour, but it didn’t matter. Our guide was Chocolate and she was very funny, helpful and gave us a lot of information on the caves.

        We got picked up from our accommodation in Dong Hoi and also dropped back off. The tour started with Zip lining to close to the entrance of The dark cave. We were fitted with life jackets, helmets with torches and harnesses. The zip line was great, about 400m long. After that we swam approx 25m to the entrance of the dark cave where we then walked along a wooden path. We then swam again inside the dark cave to get to the mud bath. It was scary, but fun. We walked inside the cave to find some mud baths. After playing in the mud, we headed back to kayak towards lunch. The kayaking was difficult as we were going against the current. We ended up getting towed in. They had other things to play on, like flying foxes, ropes course and swings into the river. We had a delicious Vietnamese lunch and they were accommodating vegetarians.

        After this we went to the start of Paradise cave. It’s a dry cave so you can do it in the rain. We walked the 1.4km to the bottom of the staircase or you could take the electric car. You could either take the 540 stairs or the 570m foot path on the right. We opted for the stairs. Once at the top we walked into Paradise cave, down more stairs and it was amazing! Beautiful and jaw dropping. Some people found the stairs difficult, but I think you don’t have to be terribly fit to get to the cave. You can take lots of breaks. And I saw a pregnant lady also doing the cave tour. The walk inside is about 1km to the end of the path. Although it was not the caves we wanted to see, I’m still glad we did. I would need to spend a lot more time here to explore other caves and probably in the dry season. I would still recommend this tour to anyone who wants to get a taste of the caves and also experience some fun exciting, activities. And if the weather isn’t great, this is probably the one to do. You won’t regret it. And for the price it’s worth it.
        Written September 22, 2019
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
        Hi there, Thank you so much for your detailed review about us on Tripadvisor. We are really happy to read your great words on this review and very pleased to know that you enjoyed your time with us especially our tour guide, Chocolate. We will pass on your nice words to her. Once again, thank you for choosing Phongnha Discovery Tours. We hope to see you come back here soon and take you on yet another thrilling adventure! Best Regards,
        Written September 30, 2019
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Vadodarafoodbook
        Vadodara, India226 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2019 • Couples
        we booked our tour via Phong Nha Discovery. It was an amazing experience. Went to Paradise cave and dark cave. Biggest cave with lot of fun activites. Kayaking, swimming, mud bath, boating, zip line etc. It was one hell of an experience. Loved it.
        Written May 15, 2019
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
        Hello, Thank you for reviewing your experience with Phongnha Discovery Tours. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your tour. We hope we could bring you every unforgetable moment in Phongnha. We hope you will have you in our trip again in the nearest future! Cheers,
        Written May 20, 2019
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        O.T
        6 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2020 • Couples
        Went here at the end of February to do the Dark Cave and Paradise Cave along with all the activities. Our tour guide Cloud was so lovely and took care of everything, the whole day ran smoothly and was so much fun - a bit expensive but with entry to the caves, the activities, lunch and a rum and coke at the end it is well worth doing!
        Written February 20, 2020
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
        Dear ot1998, Thank you for taking time to share your experience on our Tripadvisor. We are so delighted to know that you enjoyed your recent trip with our guide Cloud as well as all the view and activities of the caves. It is wonderful to know that the guide made your experience all the more memorable. Thank you for choosing Phongnha Discovery. We do hope you will come back here soon. Best wishes, Phongnha Discovey Team
        Written February 20, 2020
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Hannah8831
        11 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        I can HIGHLY recommend doing the paradise cave and dark cave tour with this company. We had Victor as our guide and he was awesome, couldn't have asked for anything more in a tour guide. It was extremely well organised which meant that we just got to fully enjoy the caves and everything they had to offer. Best day in Vietnam so far!!!
        Written October 26, 2019
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
        Dear Hannah Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and appreciation on Tripadvisor. Positive reviews like this will always encourage us to do more and more to make our guest happy during their trips. We always try our best to meet customers needs for our services. And we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the tours with our guide, Victor. We will pass on your nice feedback to our guides, Victor and we 're sure he will be pleased. Once again, thank you for your coming and joining with us. Hope to see you soon again in the coming days in Phong Nha. Warm Regards, Phongnha Discovery Tours Phongnha Discovery Team
        Written October 28, 2019
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Showing results 1-10 of 73

        Phong Nha National Park - Paradise Cave and Dark Cave Tour provided by Phongnha Discovery

        All Dong Hoi HotelsDong Hoi Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Dong Hoi
        All things to do in Dong Hoi
        Spas & Wellness in Dong HoiDay Trips in Dong Hoi
        RestaurantsFlightsVacation RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars