Phong Nha is one of the best travel destinations in Central Vietnam. 2 days in Phong Nha is suitable time to take part in many interesting unique activities as well as explore the breath-taking beauty of this site on your trip to Central Vietnam

Quang Binh is known as the “fire pan” during the Vietnam- American war because of its extremely harsh climate. This city is also famous for “natural creation” landscapes and the people’s hospitality. Visitors to Quang Binh in general, Phong Nha, in particular, will feel satisfied and impressed by this marvelous destination.

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2 Days in Phong Nha Itinerary in Brief

Day 1: Phong Nha Cave in the morning- Wind Waterfall and Botanical Garden in the afternoon- Nhat Le Beach in the evening

Day 2: Thien Duong Cave in the morning- Chay River and Dark Cave in the afternoon- Everland food market in the evening

2 Days in Phong Nha Itinerary in Details

Day 1

In the morning – Phong Nha Cave

Your eco tour to Vietnam will not be complete without a trip to Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park. Phong Nha- Ke Bang is a very familiar place known for many typical tourist spots. There are Phong Nha cave (water cave), Tien Son cave (dry cave), Thien Duong cave, Chay river- Dark cave, Rao Thuong stream- En cave, Mooc spring water ecotourism area, Sinh Ton valley- Thuy Cung cave,…

Among the caverns, Phong Nha is truly the most prominent with a length of nearly 8 km. It owns the longest underground river recorded in the world.

2 days in Phong Nha
Phong Nha Cave

In the morning, you can come down to the motorboat following the Son river to the longest water cave in Southeast Asia. Son river is about 35-40m wide, the water is green and clear in the bottom. You can see the fish are swimming and it takes about 30 minutes to reach the cave. After that, you can enjoy the spectacular karst landscape here, admire the Phong Nha cave’s unique system of underground and petrified rivers. Besides, you can also explore Co Tien & Cung Dinh caves and immerse in the stunning stalactites created by nature over thousands of millennia.

Your 2 days in Phong Nha will no longer be subject to the harsh sunshine of Quang Binh but a fresh and cool air instead. The weather here will make visitors feel very relaxed and comfortable. Sailing more than 600m in the cave leads you to the spectacular natural beauty of the cavern. You will get overwhelmed with colorful limestone stalactites and their fancy shaping. Also, you can choose the type of adventure travel when you want to explore all the nooks and crannies. This promises to challenge your bravery.

Phong Nha partly captures tourists because Quang Binh people are gentle and kind. The boatmen are extremely enthusiastic when assigned to take visitors on although they have to spend the whole day under the sun. This outdoor activity not only brings a spiritual direction but also creates excitement and surprise for travelers.

In the afternoon- Wind Waterfall and Botanical Garden

Wind Waterfall – Botanical Garden is a nature conservation area with its width of ​​over 40ha, located in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. On your 2 days in Phong Nha, you will get immersed in the wild nature, have the opportunity to learn the rich and rare fauna and flora of primeval forest in this land.

It is said that the botanical garden is a miniature version of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. This region will especially bring you the feeling of conquering challenges and venturing through each point of interest. With a total length of tour routes of about 4,000m, the place is an attractive destination for many visitors. Travelers can admire a rare and precious flora as well as fauna species specimens collection, with nearly 500 tree species at Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Botanical Garden
Beautiful Botanical Garden

After the trail, you will go deep into the primeval forest to experience the challenges when coming to the Wind Falls. Along with the majestic beauty of the fall, Vang Anh Lake is one of the most majestic destinations in the Botanical Garden. Located quietly under the shadow of primeval forest, the lake is a suitable place for visitors to relax by swimming, camping and resting, watching orchids, listening to birds chirping and singing.

On this itinerary, visitors can also see the scarlet birds with a lot of large size individuals.

In the evening – Nhat Le Beach

Nhat Le Beach
Nhat Le Beach

This beach is located next to Truong Phap Street, only about 1km from Dong Hoi city center. The sea is blessed with white sand and clear blue seawater, and its natural beauty. Indeed, Nhat Le beach is an ideal and must-try destination on a trip to Viet Nam.

The best time to visit Nhat Le beach is from May to September. The beach waves are very gentle as well. You will not want to miss the moment of admiring the sunset, walking along the coast and feeling the poetic atmosphere when the lights shimmer and sparkle in the dark.

Day 2

In the morning – Thien Duong Cave

This cave splits into many large compartments. The widest place is more than 200 m high and over 100 m high.

The stalactites in the cave have images like cultural symbols of regions. They are Buddha Ba, Tien Ong, houses on stilts and terraced fields like the hills and mountains of the Northwest. The emulsion system of Thien Duong Cave is rich and colorful, still being created by droplets from the ceiling.

A wooden bridge with a width of 3.5 m and a length of over 1,000 m is built to serve visitors, especially at Quang Binh Cave Festival. This road currently holds the national record as the “longest wooden path”. Adventurous guests can try trekking 7 km in the cave and rowing through the 60-100 m underground stream. You can also wade through cool tracks to reach the Skylight and watch the faint rays of sunshine through.

In the afternoon- Chay River and Dark Cave

Dark Cave (also known as Son Doong miniature) has a length of 6 km. In the rainy season, the water level is high. There is such a large mud lake with enough essential minerals to help visitors relax as well.

Kayak sailing on the Chay River brings you into a peaceful, romantic flow with turquoise blue watercolor and ancient Karst towers. The two sides of the river are stretches of corn fields creating a charming picture of marine life. Visitors at Quang Binh Cave Festival will enjoy relaxing moments and immersing into nature.

Besides that, you can also try hanging yourself on the zip line system which leads to Dark Cave. After that, jumping down Chay River then enjoy your swimming to Dark Cave.

Kayak in Quang Binh
Kayak sailing on Chay River

In the evening- Everland food market

This special market is located right at the foot of Dai Bridge. The Everland food market allows visitors to both enjoy an amazing food tour and take a look at the city. Especially admire Nhat Le Bridge shimmering in colorful lights.

The night market area has 8 stalls serving 35 dishes of two groups: folk cuisine and street food. In particular, the Dong Hoi night market mainly focuses on regional specialties and famous local dishes, such as cakes, “banh beo”, “banh bot loc”,…

Everland food market at night
Everland food market at night

Hopefully, our itinerary for your 2 days in Phong Nha meet your expectation. Customize your Vietnam tour so that we can help plan your further vacations and make your trips unforgettable than ever!

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Chiara Doan

As a true Vietnamese enthusiast of music, books and coffee, Chiara Doan loves researching into those typical cultural characteristics of Vietnam as well as exploring further destinations in the country of thousand years of civilization.

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