Tours of world's largest cave Son Doong resume
Exploration tours at Son Doong, the world's largest cave, located in Quang Binh Province, reopened on May 15 after being closed for two months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tours of Son Doong, the world's largest cave, located in Quang Binh Province, reopened on May 15 after being closed for two months due to COVID-19.
Registration for Son Doong tours will be organised between June and August this year by Oxalis, the only private company licensed to explore and conduct tours of Son Doong.
There are only about 240 slots this year. The number of visitors are limited because of restrictions placed to preserve the complex’s ecosystem.
A four-day expedition this year costs US$2,500 per person, down 16.6 per cent from the previous price of $3,000. Buses can be taken from Hanoi to Dong Hoi, capital of Quang Binh, and from there to the park.
Son Doong opened to tourists in 2013. It includes at least 150 individual caves, a dense subterranean jungle and several underground rivers. British magazine Conde Nast Traveler named Son Doong one of seven must-explore wonders of 2020. VNS
Prestigious travel magazine Conde Nast Traveler published its list of the seven new wonders of the world on December 28, with Son Doong Cave in the central province of Quang Binh being named among them.
Oxalis Adventure Tours has been granted exclusive rights to accompany adventure seekers to Son Doong, the world’s largest cave, located in central Vietnam, for up to 10 years.