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Paradise caves and Vihn Moc tunnels from Dong Hoi

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Paradise caves and Vihn Moc tunnels from Dong Hoi

Going to be in Dong Hoi late July. Coming from Danang by train. Does anyone know the best way to see Paradise cave, we are thinking of hiring bikes then getting ticket at entrance. Can you get a tour guide at caves? and if so about how much? Also can you hire a guide with car from Dong Hoi to go to the Vihn Moc Tunnels. Have done the tunnels from Hue before but am traveling with another couple who wants to go. Thanks in advance for any help.

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1. Re: Paradise caves and Vihn Moc tunnels from Dong Hoi

why don't you take a share group tour to save money and you can have guide and van.

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2. Re: Paradise caves and Vihn Moc tunnels from Dong Hoi

It is better to rent a car or mortobike with guide starting from Dong Hoi visiting Paradise Cave and then the next days you will continue to Hue and on the way stop to visit Vinh Moc tunnel.

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3. Re: Paradise caves and Vihn Moc tunnels from Dong Hoi

There will be 4 or 8 people in our group so we don't mind getting a car and guide. Don't really like crowds so just wondering the cost of doing this.

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4. Re: Paradise caves and Vihn Moc tunnels from Dong Hoi

Sorry think I made a mistake. We don't want to go to Hue just tt Vinh Moc tunnels. We will be staying in Dong Hoi then going to Hanoi. Thanks

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5. Re: Paradise caves and Vihn Moc tunnels from Dong Hoi

Better to get off in Hue visit the tunnels and continue to Dong Hoi. Otherwise youll be backtracking quite abit. No need for a guide at Paradise Cave if you go there on your own as it's pretty straight forward. Getting there might be tricky as it's tucked away in the bush. Cave is at least 40k from DH. Contact Phong Nha Farmstay about a driver....... they can arrange a pickup in Hue that will take you to VM then on to DH.

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6. Re: Paradise caves and Vihn Moc tunnels from Dong Hoi

Are the Vihn Moc Tunnels closer to Hue? When we went there last time it seem a very long way from Hue. I thought there were alot closer from Dong Hoi. We want to go to the paradise caves and then the vihn moc tunnels. Is this feasible? Thanks

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7. Re: Paradise caves and Vihn Moc tunnels from Dong Hoi

Yes but then you're heading north again to HaNoi.

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8. Re: Paradise caves and Vihn Moc tunnels from Dong Hoi

Yep and then on to Sapa. So do you know if you can get a good english speaking driver at Dong Hoi to go to Vinh Moc Tunnels?

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9. Re: Paradise caves and Vihn Moc tunnels from Dong Hoi

Normally driver will not speak Eanglish very well. It better to have a driver and tour guide travelling with you.

You would start from Hue, visit Vinh Moc tunnel and then going ahead to Dong Hoi. From Hue to Dong Hoi about 200km away to to the Noth.

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10. Re: Paradise caves and Vihn Moc tunnels from Dong Hoi

Ive heard there's a new hotel opening out near the Farmstay .........along with a small hostel style place with dorm rooms for the backpacker/flashpacker crowd.....near Phong Nha town. Can anyone confirm this?

Edited: 7:11 am, March 20, 2013