I just took a two-day-one-night Hang Va expedition organized by Oxalis. It was an excellent experience that I would never forget.
Hang Va is located in the middle of the thick tropical rain forest of Quang Binh province of Central Vietnam. We booked the trip with Oxalis days ahead. On the day, we were transported by a van for 45 minutes on the legendary Ho Chi Minh trail before trekking for another 2 hours to the cave's entrance.
To get inside the cave, we had to used harness, helmet with headlight and life vest as there is an underground river in this cave which we walked a long for miles.
I was so impressed by the immortal life of fish, insects, plants, fungus and mushroom... in the eternal darkness of this cave which was discovered in 2012 and opened to welcome explorers only less than a year ago. In addition, the conical stalagmite is unique to this Hang Va.
This tour is highly adventurous. I recommend you travel with a professional tour organizer to maximize the safety and enjoyment. Besides, you should have good trekking shoes providing friction for walking on stone and in water. A walking stick is also useful to support your knees as we have to climb up and down rocks.
As the tour cost is relatively high in market, I had had a high expectation for this tour. But after completing the tour with Oxalis, I think it is worthy any penny. The quality of the tour, what I experienced in the cave are more than what I had expected.
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