Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park Travel guide from A-Z

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Phong Nha is one of the few mystery lands on Earth that has yet to be fully explored. This is more than simply a lovely rural village in Vietnam; it is a separate universe in and of itself, and it invites you to be a part of it. Phong Nha ” Ke Bang National Park was proposed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998 and designated one in 2003. It is certainly a natural wonder. This wonderful region is tucked away in the heart of Central Vietnam’s thick forests, valleys, karst mountains, and tranquil rivers.

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About Phong Nha Ke Bang

Phong Nha, in Quang Binh Province, north-central Vietnam, has a 2,000-square-kilometer limestone zone and a 70-kilometer-long cave and cave system.

Phong Nha-Ke Bang Park, which is primarily covered in tropical rainforest, is one of the Indo-most Pacific’s significant eco-regions. The park is vast and home to a diverse range of fascinating vegetation, many of which are rarely found elsewhere. Many endangered animal species, including black bears, tigers, and elephants, still roam the region.

It also has several notable geomorphic features, such as subterranean rivers, dendritic caves, dry caves, hanging caves, and terraced caves. Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, which is made up of 300 caverns and grottos, provides a variety of activities, including boat tours of the caves and grottos, as well as mountain climbing and forest hiking. The fact that the Phong Nha cave system contains the world’s largest cave, Hang Son Doong, attracts explorers from all over the world. Aside from the spectacular Hang Son Doong, this region is home to some of the world’s most stunning cave systems.

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Best time to travel Phong Nha Ke Bang 

Every year, the rainy season begins about mid-September and lasts until mid-November, with the possibility of severe weather, particularly floods. Floodwaters can remain high for up to a week. And high season from December to late February ( after Lunar New Year ). So all travelers will avoid traveling in bad weather. You should schedule your holidays and book all reservations 6 months to 1 year in advance.

But where should you spend nights when visiting Phong Nha Ke Bang will make your holiday more perfect than ever?

1.      Where to stay in Phong Nha Ke Bang

Nowadays, Quang Binh Province or Phong Nha Ke Bang particularly becomes destination tourism. Along with that is many kinds of accommodation you can choose for your holidays such as hostels, hotels, homestay, farm stay  or resort.

Farmsaty or Resort They’re an entirely different experience! You get closer to the culture while enjoying the luxury feel of a resort. Some of these resorts are positioned just outside of town to provide you with the most tranquil experience possible.

Homestays in Phong Nha are quite popular since they make you feel at home and like you’re part of a family in Vietnam. You’ll get a fantastic sense of the basic way of life in Phong Nha since you’ll spend a lot of time with the local family hosting you.

The hotels in Phong Nha are one-of-a-kind and will provide you with the perfect taste of luxury while still allowing you to experience tradition. Some of these hotels are constructed close to the jungle and paddy fields … so you can rest.

  • Therefore, all the amazing accommodations in Phong Nha are worth you spending one night. Each of them will bring experiences differently. Not only that, but almost all of them also will give you the best views when waking up, along with unmatched comfort, professional staff, and lip-smacking delicious food.

Coming to Phong Nha Ke Bang to relax is not enough. Exploring adventure or getting closer to nature in a less daring way, there are plenty of things to do, places to see, and experiences to enjoy.

Hotel - Resort in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park

2.      What to do in Phong Nha Ke Bang

As you know, Quang Binh province is famous for being the world’s largest cave. The government takes this advantage to allow many kinds of adventure tours for exploring this mystery place. Let us tell you some places you should put on the must list when you visit Quang Binh province

Son Doong Cave

First, I must mention that Son Doong Cave is the world’s largest Cave.

Hang Son Doong, there are too many words to talk about these 3 million years old caves all over the world. The ultimate adrenaline-filled cave for adventure lovers worldwide has been a different and unique world of its own. Its ecosystem has been created by jungle, river, and climate and is home to a thousand animals, including over 100 species in the Red Data Book of the world. For all those reasons, Quang Binh province allows only 1000 visitors admitted into Son Doong Cave each year with the Son Doong Expedition of 4 days and 3 nights.

Son Doong Cave

Hang En Cave

If you ever watched the movie Pan (2015), starring Hugh Jackman, you will see the amazing cave from Hang En. Hang En is the world’s third-biggest cave, and its entrance is located on the slope of a mountain. Phong Nha Ke Bang has Hang En Adventure, a 2-day trek to this cave to experience the unfathomable beauty inside. Once inside, the sheer grandeur of the rock formations will take your breath away, and your campground will be on the sandy banks of a magnificent natural blue pool where you may swim and relax. The Hang En trip provides an excellent opportunity to visit one of the world’s most beautiful caverns.

Hang En Cave

Tu Lan cave

The Tu Lan cave system is enormous! It comprises over ten caverns, with excursions available ranging from one to four days. It’s also worth noting that portions from the Hollywood movie Kong: Skull Island were shot here. Exploring the Tu Lan Cave System entails walking through isolated, unspoiled forests, passing buffalo farms flanked on all sides by massive, imposing limestone mountains, and diving into deep, cold, underground rivers swirling gracefully through mountains and river valleys alike. Aside from the natural beauty, the excitement of swimming through the river caves sets this excursion apart from the rest.

Tu Lan Cave

•      Tiger Cave

The Tiger Cave Series Adventure is the most genuine and isolated trip in the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. These three caverns are located deep in the untouched jungle, far from civilization. To get to these caverns, you’ll have to follow a freshly built path into the center of the Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park. Hiking, Swimming, climbing, and Trekking are all them in the expedition. You can have a full look at the 4th largest cave in the world.

Tiger Cave

•      Hang Pygmy

Hang Pygmy is the fourth biggest cave in the world, with a tropical jungle within, and Kong Collapse is one of the deepest sinkholes on the planet. The caverns are works of art created by nature, with surreal sceneries. Inside Pygmy Cave, make your way through the tropical forest before making up camp beneath. Admire the massive stalagmites and statuesque stalactites that rise from the ground and hang from the ceiling like an extraterrestrial species.

Pygmy Cave

•      Phong Nha Cave

This cave gave rise to the region’s name. You’ll arrive in the cave by boarding a tiny wooden boat that will transport you over the tranquil Son River, where you’ll be surrounded by stunning karst mountains and rich green flora. Only 400m of this cave is public to everyone

Phong Nha Cave

•      Dark Cave

Chay River leads to Dark Cave, where both dry and wet caves coexist. To enter the cave, you must complete a zipline and go on your adventure. There will be no more natural light flowing in, and a frighteningly black void is directly in front of your eyes. Deep into the cave, there will be numerous stalactite columns of all forms, and the stalactites will be coated with a coating of green moss, which is different from Phong Nha cave and Thien Duong cave.

Dark Cave

•      Paradise Cave

Paradise Cave, located in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, certainly deserves its name. It is set in a massive limestone mountain complex surrounded by an ancient forest. Paradise cave is a dry cave, whereas Phong Nha cave is a wet cave with a river flowing through it. Everyone was taken aback by the grandeur of the “palace in the earth” as soon as they arrived.

Paradise Cave

Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park is where every traveler would like to visit. There is much incredible sightseeing, blowing off your mind with the amazing sceneries. Those mentioned places above are the best highlights in Phong Nha. Next, BM travel Motorbike Tours will recommend to you how to get to Phong Nha in the best way.

3.      How to get to Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park

Take a flight to Dong Hoi airport.

Air travel is the quickest option for anybody to travel; with a flight time of fewer than two hours, Dong Hoi city is only a stone’s throw away. Please remember that if you choose to fly, you will need to schedule an additional shuttle from Dong Hoi to Phong Nha. International flights are a significant concern for people traveling from all over the world. Vietnam has some international airports.

  • Hanoi (Noi Bai International Airport)
  • Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City (Tan Son Nhat International Airport)
  • Da Nang (Da Nang International Airport)

From those airports, you need to take another flight to Dong Hoi airport

Tan San Nhat International airport

BUS TRAVEL/ Private transfer

The best saving way is traveling by bus to experience how the bus in Vietnam. The buses are sleeper-style, air-conditioned, and feature wi-fi and a small restroom in the back of the bus. The majority of bus operators make direct stops in Phong Nha. As a result, the bus is becoming a popular mode of transportation among travelers. And don’t worry about how you can take a coach to Phong Nha. Each city or province has many coaches driving to Phong Nha Ke Bang every hour

Stunning Vietnam motorbike routes  to Phong Nha Ke Bang with BM travel motorbike

Phong Nha Ke Bang is a popular destination for adventurers who want to see numerous magnificent landscapes and learn about the culture of the upland people. Furthermore, enjoying great local cuisine and delicacies is a fascinating experience for your vacation.

Riding a dirt bike to get in touch with majestic rustic scenery where BM travel motorbike tours would like to take you there.

These itineraries  below will come through Phong Nha Ke Bang, have a look and pick one for your dirt bike trip

Explore Phong Nha Ke Bang by motorbike

Ho Chi Minh trail Motorcycle Tour From Ha Noi

  • Ho Chi Minh trail Motorcycle Tour From Ha Noi to Hoi An 7 days

Routes: Hanoi → Mai Chau → Tan Ky → Phong Nha → Khe Xanh → Hue → Hai Van Pass → Hoi An

Center Vietnam – the rich land on the S-shaped map can no doubt be a worthy spot for adventure lovers. Cross through wind-wrapped highways to secluded dirt roads between miles of rocks and sun-kissed sea, witness the doughty rising of cities here from past traumas and live in the plain daily life of locals with tasty foods. Ho Chi Minh trail Vietnam motorcycle  tour in  7 days via the historical land will drive you through such incredible experiences. You will fully experience stunning attractions:  Mai Chau,  Tan Ky, Phong Nha Ke Bang, Khe Sanh, Hue,  Hai Van Pass,  and Hoi An with a new blast.

  • Ho Chi Minh trail Motorcycle Tour From Ha Noi to Nha Trang 10 days

Routes: Hanoi → Mai Chau → Tan Ky → Phong Nha → Khe Sanh → Hue → Hai Van Pass → Hoi An → Quy Nhon → Nha Trang

Central Vietnam is always an eternal theme for motorbike tours, especially the legendary Ho Chi Minh road. This road is the achievement of Vietnam in the war with the US, and today, it goes through many famous landmarks of Vietnam. It will be a good experience for tourists. This Vietnam  motorbike tour to Hoi An and Nha Trang via Ho Chi Minh Trail will ride you from Hanoi to Hoi An and Nha Trang via Ho Chi Minh Trails & DMZ. You will visit  Mai Châu Valley, one of the lovely towns, before riding on Ho Chi Minh Trails. You will take the boat trip to see the amazing Phong Nha cave. Visiting former battlefields such as Vinh Moc tunnel and Khe Sanh…is  also an unforgettable experience. You have a great time in Hue and Hoi An via the  Hai Van Pass  and Danang before relaxing at Quy Nhon beach and ending up in Nha Trang.

Explore Phong Nha Ke Bang by motorbike 10 days

  • Ho Chi Minh trail Motorcycle Tour From Ha Noi to Saigon 12 days

Routes: Hanoi → Tan Ky → Phong Nha → Dong Hoi → Hue → Hoi An → Kon Tum → Nha Trang → Ho Chi Minh City

Before you hit the road, learning about this legendary road in Vietnam is crucial. This trail was constructed mainly by hand under the rain of bombs by Vietnamese people and for this, it was well-known as “the greatest engineering achievement of the 21st centuryâ€. The “blood road†was the logistical network that enabled the north of Vietnam to provide the army fighting the US forces in the south with supplies, troops, and materials. Nowadays, the trail, stretching over 1,000 km, connects the north and the south of Vietnam, taking travelers past Vietnam’s top attractions like Mai Chau, Tan Ky, Phong Nha, Khe Sanh, and Hue, Hoi An, Kon Tum, Nha Trang, and Da Lat.

  • Ho Chi Minh trail Motorcycle Tour From Ha Noi to Saigon 15 days

Routes: Hanoi → Mai Chau → Vinh → Huong Khe → Phong Nha → Dong Hoi→ Dong Ha → Khe Sanh → A Luoi → Hien → Thanh My → Hoi An →My Son → Dong Phu → Kham Duc→ Kon Tum Ban Me Thuot → Da Lat → Cat Tien→ SaiGon

For those who want the best travel experience in a country, joining a long road trip is a perfect choice.

As you may have noticed, the Ho Chi Minh trail will be the main road that we ride on. With this route, bikers will pass by the best sceneries and ride on both paved and unusual roads as well as learn a lot about Vietnam’s history and, to some extent, will understand more about the strong will of Vietnamese soldiers at the time. With this tour, we will cover more than 2,500 km in 15 days to a dozen provinces and cities of Vietnam.

  • Ho Chi Minh trail Motorcycle Tour From Ha Noi to Saigon 16 days

Routes: Hanoi → Phu Yen → Mai Chau → Tan Ky→ Phong Nha → Dong Hoi → Khe Sanh → Hue → Hoi An → Kon Tum → Buon Ma Thuot → Nha Trang → Da Lat →Cat Tien → Saigon

The  16-day Ho Chi Minh Trail Motorcycle Tour from Hanoi to Saigon  will take you through various Vietnamese lands, from North to South. For the first three days, you explore Northern regions, including Hanoi, Phu Yen, and Mai Chau. Then, you follow the itinerary to visit Tan Ky, Phong Nha, Dong Hoi, Khe Sanh, Hue, Hoian, Kon Tum, Buon Ma Thuot, Nha Trang, and Dalat in Central Vietnam. After that, you will have two days in Saigon before finishing the journey. 

Explore Phong Nha Ke Bang by motorbike 16 days

  • Indochina Crossing Border Motorbike Tour Vietnam Laos Cambodia 21 days

Routes: Hanoi → Pu Luong → Xam Neua → Phonsavan → Viengthong → Na Hin → Nakai → Villabury → Ta Oi → Attapeu → Khong Island → Preah Vihear → Siem Reap → Kampong Cham → Stung Treng → Pleiku → Quy Nhon → Hoi An → Da Nang

If you love traveling by motorbike, this  21-day motorcycle tour exploring the Indochina Peninsula  should be on your bucket list. Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia possess incredible landscapes you hardly find anywhere else in the world.

This journey will bring you to the highlighted attractions of all three countries to see a variety of sceneries. You will have an excellent opportunity to experience different cultures and enjoy countless delicious traditional dishes. And, of course, your passion for motorcycling will be tested as the routes we choose are all discouraging challenges. Let’s dive deeper into the itinerary and see if this is your life’s journey.

On the last day, we stop at Da Nang city. Let’s have a beautiful day relaxing in the best city in Vietnam before heading to Phong Nha Ke Bang. From Da Nang  to Phong Nha Ke Bang, only 6 hours by limousine.

  • Those Vietnam motorcycle tours above will allow our customers to experience Vietnam specially and unusually. Therefore, all of our motorbike tours are designed to stay away from mass tourism, help you understand the cultures deeply, be closer to local people, and gain the best motorcycle touring experiences you will never forget!

But not only that, BM travel Motobike Tours, with its position, be the Top 1 Vietnam motorbike tour operator, also has Vietnam 4×4 tour on the Ho Chi Minh trail that will stop by Phong Nha Ke Bang to you can visit Phong Nha National Park.

  • Vietnam 4×4 on Ho Chi Minh Trail 8 days

Routes: Hanoi → Phu Yen → Mai Chau → Tan Ky → Phong Nha → Khe Sanh → VInh Moc Tunnel → Hue → Hoi An

Self-driving tours have been a hot trend among young people, particularly adventurous travelers with unique  experiences you won’t find in another type. The legendary Ho Chi Minh trail is always evaluated as one of the most worthy routes to conquer as it offers viewers stunning landscapes from vast green jungles to endless sandy beaches.

In the 8-day Vietnam 4×4 tour, we will run through 8 ” famous ” places itinerary, including  Phu Yen, Mai Chau, Tan Ky, Phong Nha, Khe Sanh, Vinh Loc Tunnel, Hue, Hoi An,  to experience the diversity of amazing natural beauty, exotic ethnic culture values and unique culinary features of the indigenous.

Do not waste time anymore. Kick off your riding and go with us.

Explore Phong Nha Ke Bang by 4x4 Car

  • Vietnam 4×4 on Ho Chi Minh Trail 13 days

Routes: Hanoi → Vu Linh → Phu Yen → Moc Chau → Pu Luong → Tan Ky → Phong Nha → Khe Sanh → Hoi An → Hue → Ha Tinh → Tam Coc → Ninh Binh → Hanoi

Are you planning for a trip to the remote region of Vietnam, but you do not want to get exhausted after long days of riding a motorcycle? Come to us, and we will help you solve the issue. This 13-day self-drive tour on the Ho Chi Minh trail is designed for a safe off-road  Vietnam 4×4 Tour. The country offers adventurers many stunning off-the-beaten-track places and striking natural landscapes such as Pu Luong, Phong Nha, Khe Sanh, Hoi An, and Ninh Binh. All are fresh green for your mind and soul. 

Explore Phong Nha Ke Bang by car

Many ways for you to travel to Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, but which one is the best choice? Who is an enthusiastic consultant to give you good advice?

  • Travel by flight then, you cannot learn how beautiful Vietnam is. A bus is crowded or wastes too much time on coaches for nothing. Your goal is to come to Vietnam to exchange culture, the real ethnic culture, not the one fixed for tourism, classic tour has surprised cost… and so on.
  • However, you will get a chance to experience a different fact when coming to BM Travel Vietnam Motorbike Tours Club. First of all, we are confident that our services are as good as committed. We are also proud to affirm that we are the top-ranking motorbike tour company in Vietnam with a team of professional tour guides who are awarded international travel certificates and are good at different languages ​​such as English, Spanish, and French.

Contact us for more interesting information​

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