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Wonderful cave

This is the largest cave on the world. If you want to visit this cave, you should prepare... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2018
Victor P
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Great Cave

The beautiful life is here. The trip is full of surprise and lightning --- >>> Quang Binh straight... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2018
phuongthaon589
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Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

Words cannot describe how amazing the son doong expedition was!! My boyfriend and I were skeptical about how a caving tour could be worth $3000ud which for us is quite expensive as we're young but having done the tour, the scenery was worth it. We have been to many wonders of the world like ha long bay, iguassu falls and Machu Picchu but we felt like what we saw in Son Doong was far more amazing. This is an experience which I will be treasuring for the rest of my life.

Also shout out to Howard from the British caving association and his hilarious and entertaining stories as well as to Dai and to the safety assistants Cung and Quang who helped me get through the hike!

2  Thank 65cindyv
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Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Out of the world experience of the largest cave in the world. Celebrated 59 th birthday both inside and out of the cave.
Wow . Great cave and wonderful hospitality , food arrangements.
Once in a life time experience but may go again.

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Reviewed July 19, 2018

Can not express my feeling with the trip. The most adventurous trip ever! Not only the beauty of the cave itself but also the excellent service from the team (tour guide, caving expert, safety team, chefs, porters...). Not for those who are not healthy enough.

2  Thank Ha_MaiNgoc
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Reviewed July 18, 2018

This trip was fantastic, a bucket list item for sure! Oxalis does a great job and really takes care of you. The pictures you see do not do this place justice. As gorgeous as these pictures are, I guarantee you that what you'll see is even more breathtaking. Worth every single penny.

Guides and Staff: When we arrived, our guide, Vu actually greeted us at the airport to makes sure we made it okay. We had the afternoon to relax (the Oxalis headquarters is right next to a river where we went kayaking!) before the evening safety briefing. Vu and our safety expert Deb were excellent at giving us all the information we needed, even checking our shoes to make sure they would be appropriate for the trek. Vu is knowledgeable, professional, and hilarious in a very dry, British kind of way. Your porters and safety assistants are the most badass people you'll meet; tip them well.

Physical Challenge: This tour is VERY physically demanding. That being said, people of all ages and body types do this tour because it is said that even the fittest crossfitters are not always the ones who do the best here. It's the terrain that people are not used to, and being a gym rat does not necessarily prepare you for it. But you are accompanied by AWESOME safety assistants who will sometimes literally hold your hand through the hardest parts. Just make sure you're flexible (you'll be doing a lot of reaching for the next ledge), that your knees are healthy, and that you've got good mental endurance. (That last day feels so long.)

The gear you need: Oxalis has an excellent list on their website of everything you need. READ IT CAREFULLY. Long pants and long socks are recommended for a reason: the jungle has leeches and they WILL find you. Bring sleeved shirts because as hot as it is, your backpack will rub your bare shoulders raw. Make sure your shoes are both breathable (you will walk through A LOT of rivers) and has good traction at the bottom. (Some places are quite slippery.) Compeed and foot powder saved my life; get some.

Also, Oxalis sells AWESOME trekking pants and long sleeved shirts at the HQ. (They were both cheaper and better than the things I brought.) If you want, buy some and your money goes to help the local villagers.

Lastly, remember that this is an adventure. You WILL get wet. You WILL get dirty. You will go a few days without a proper shower. If you go in accepting that, you'll have a amazing time.

3  Thank gazbostock
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Reviewed June 29, 2018

It's truly an incredible other-worldly experience. Every amazing view you see simply feels too magical to be real. All the photos you see (which are pretty awesome-looking) simply can't do justice to the sheer scale you experience being there.

Go book this trip as soon as you can!

1  Thank sperlman915
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