Son Doong Cave tour - the most wanted tour in Vietnam

Son Dong Cave (Quang Binh province, Vietnam) attracts the whole world by its magnificent, wildly and picturesque scenes. Is there anything you know about Son Doong Cave tour?

(Son Dong Cave (Vietnam) is considered as the most beautiful and the largest cave in over the world - - Photo: Ryan Deboodt

Son Dong Cave (Vietnam) is considered as the most beautiful and the largest cave in over the world - Photo: Ryan Deboodt

Nearly 20 years ago, the King of cave called Ho Khanh accidentally saw an entrance to the cave which has some masses of milky cloud above while he went to the forest by chance.

It was not until 2009 that Son Doong Cave was explored and researched by an expert named Howard Limbert. After that, Son Doong Cave was proclaimed to be the cave with the largest area in over the world, drawing attention from the whole world.

What are the features of Son Doong Cave?

Son Doong Cave in Vietnam is an oblivious universe lying deeply in a unique ecosystem. This is the incomparable thing in our planet.

The flora in the cave is as abundant as the garden of Eden which exists in real life at Son Doong Cave

The flora in the cave is as abundant as the garden of Eden which exists in real life at Son Doong Cave - Photo: Ryan Deboodt

Experts in Cave Research have also discovered that there is a forest inside the cave that is 400 meters far away from the ground. The tree-trunks evolve on their own by rising up, not

growing in diameter but rising up to find some weak sunlight inside the cave. The diversified flora creates a garden of Eden lying in the middle of the mysterious cave.

(The stalactite inside the cave was formed after millions of year tectonic with a large number of shapes and sizes)

The stalactite inside the cave was formed after millions of year tectonic with a large number of shapes and sizes - Photo: Ryan Deboodt

Son Doong Cave has a dome with more than 200 meters in height, 150 meters in width and 5 kilometers in length. With its big size and colorful stalactite below, the dome covers the whole cave as an over-awed castle. The stalactite of the cave which has overslept over millions of year is tens of meters in height, lying between several ponds and lakes, rivers and streams with sparkling colors, the sound of water falling seem to mix into a song with serene sounds in breath-taking nature.

How to set foot in Son Doong Cave?

(Green moss sticking very close on high cliffs challenges someone who wants to conquer the cave)

Green moss sticking very close on high cliffs challenges someone who wants to conquer the cave Photo: Ryan Deboodt

Son Doong Cave in Vietnam has only explored recently and the cave is so large that not many people can go on a sight-seeing tour with all of the nooks and crannies of the cave.

If tourists would like to experience the sight-seeing tour of the cave, they have to equip themselves with sufficient knowledge, skills and necessary equipment. They must guarantee that they have enough physical conditions to overcome the hazardous stretch of mountainous roads, slippery streams and walk a long distance in the forest before coming to the cave’s entrance.

(Inside the cave, there is a pond flowing water all year round with the sound of water flowing as a song resounds among high mountains and thick forests)

Inside the cave, there is a pond flowing water all year round with the sound of water flowing as a song resounds among high mountains and thick forests - Photo: Ryan Deboodt

To enter into the cave, you have to claim up a steep mountain-side with 80 meters in height. Below is the swift-flowing river, you have to use safe equipment to go slowly through the hardened flowing.

In rainy season, the level of water rises to 50 meters that you cannot go through. Therefore, you should not have the idea to go to the largest cave in the world at that time. The water falls inside the cave flow all the year round, moss sticks to the cliffs will be one of the challenges that Son Doong Cave tours bring for tourists.

Adventurous tour to discover Son Doong Cave

Son Doong Cave after 2 million years forming and tectonic has become a mystery that people always desire to conquer - Photo: Ryan Deboodt

Son Doong Cave after 2 million years forming and tectonic has become a mystery that people always desire to conquer - Photo: Ryan Deboodt

To ensure the safety for tourists coming to pay a visit to the cave, Quang Binh province has hold sight-seeing tours with experts and tourist guides to accompany tourists. This tour is an adventurous experience, exploration so nobody can come alone or go with spontaneous way.

(The light inside the cave is fragile, colorful and mysterious)

The light inside the cave is fragile, colorful and mysterious - Photo: Ryan Deboodt

Son Doong Cave tours often last for over one week. Tourists will spend 3,000 dollars per person to go to this desirable trip.

Each tour only has about 10 tourists, 30 escorts including porter, chef, medical staff, cave professional and forestry officer.

Nowadays, tourists can contact Oxalis agency to register for the Son Doong Cave exploration tour.

High cliffs is the challenge to overcome for anyone who wants to win the most mysterious cave in the world - Photo: Ryan Deboodt

High cliffs is the challenge to overcome for anyone who wants to win the most mysterious cave in the world - Photo: Ryan Deboodt

The trip to explore Son Dong Cave is an interesting but dangerous adventure. For someone who passionate about conquering the nature, Son Doong Cave will bring them a really precious experience and a satisfied look at a natural gift of Vietnam which is favored by nature.

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