Things to do at Phong Nha: Phong Nha Cave

Phong Nha Cave is a majestic river cave and was the first cave in the area opened to tourists in 1997. Phong Nha Cave is seen by dragon boat. Local people will motor you up the river taking in the view of the stunning natural Karst Mountains and local river life and then row you through the cave.

The second cave located above Phong Nha Cave is called Tien Son.

It is a smaller cave with intricate formations. Because of the 400 stairs to get up to the cave you are rewarded with spectacular views of the local area. And some peace and quiet as not everyone is up to climbing all the stairs!

It is easy to visit both caves on your own and because of this we don’t really offer tours there. We’d be more than happy to give you a map and a bicycle. We also have a 9am historical information talk in English about the cave and the area before you head out. As the boat operators don’t speak English. With a little historical knowledge this trip is very rewarding.

Dragon boat at the entrance gate of Phong Nha Cave
Dragon boat at the entrance gate of Phong Nha Cave