(PRWEB) January 09, 2014
The six-day, five-night Vietnam tour begins and ends in Dong Hoi, the capital of the Quang Binh Province which lies 486km south of Hanoi.
Travelers will start their challenging guided trek from the town of Phong Nha, initially embarking upon a 4km journey through the National Park making stops along the way at Tang Ham Co (nicknamed ‘Eight-lady Cave’) as they move to Paradise Cave (Hang Tien Duong).
The 31km-long Paradise Cave is one of the largest caves currently open to visitors in Vietnam and features breathtaking stalactites and stalagmites that can be viewed from a safe 1km-long wooden walkway.
The inspirational but physically testing journey through Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park then allows trekkers the chance to visit the Nuoc Mooc Springs and the fabulous 7,729m-long Phong Nha Cave which has an underground river running beneath it.
The river’s path through the cave can be navigated by kayak and travelers can paddle their way through the spectacular cave which also features several ‘grottoes’ which can be explored on foot.
Other legendary caves that the trek explores include the ‘dry’ cave Hung Chout, Hung Ton Cave and Hung Ton Cave which can only be reached by a 100-metre swim.
After navigating the Tu Lan Valley, trekkers will also have the chance to investigate the Hang Ken and Hang Kim ‘wet’ caves before visiting the inspirational Tu Lan Cave where they can discover the rare ‘cave pearl’ sand formations.
While trekking through the park, travelers will have the opportunity to sleep beneath the stars in tents or hammocks, or experience the community lifestyle of a rural village.
“Simply put: Vietnam is a mecca for trekkers,” said Backyard Travel’s General Manager Maeve Nolan. “The Phong Nha National Park is still yet to be fully explored and many of the best parts of the vast park have yet to be opened to the public. As our guides are all local, we can take travelers to the most spectacular spots the beautiful park has to offer.”
About Backyard Travel
Bangkok based Backyard Travel is an online travel company specializing in tailor-made tours to Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Indonesia, Japan and China. For more information about Backyard Travel, visit http://www.backyardtravel.com or Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/BackyardTravel.