The Abandoned Valley is located in a remote area of the world heritage Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. This tour takes in 12km of the Ho Chi Minh trail, through the Abandoned Valley, exploring the Vietnamese tropical forest and experiencing the history of the Vietnam-American war as you trek along the narrow track. Explore the other exit of the now famous Dark Cave, and explore unspoilt Hang E where you can swim in a crystal clear natural spring. Hang E is one of the most beautiful river caves in the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park and is in a completely unspoiled environment.
The porter team will prepare you a fantastic barbecue lunch in the jungle to fuel you up for the trek back out of the valley.
This tour is a great opportunity to get in to the jungle, explore two unspoiled caves and experience authentic Vietnam whilst supporting employment for local people.
- 12km of Primary Jungle Trekking
- Explore Dark Cave
- Swim in Hang E cave
- BBQ lunch in the jungle
Moderate to high – a good level of fitness is required for the challenging terrain of the 12km jungle hike.
Vietnamese soldier trekking boots if required (we suggest bringing your trekking shoes just in case our boots don’t suit you) Head Torch, helmet, gloves and lifejacket.
Gear to bring:
Trekking clothes (long trousers and shirt), sunscreen, insect repellent, hat, sunglasses, swimming gear, travel towel or sarong.
- Water, snacks on trail and BBQ lunch
- All transport, National Park entrance fees and Park ranger
- Trekking and caving gear, head torch, helmet and lifejacket
- English speaking tour guide, Porter team
Tour departs daily at 7.30 am
2016 Price: 1,500,000 VND/person
2017 Price: 1,650,000 VND/person
Minimum 2, maximum 14 people
Not suitable for children under 8 years of age