6 Highlights On Hang Ba Deep Jungle Expedition

Oxalis Adventure has been creating amazing adventure caving and nature experiences for tourists in the past 10 years. Our tours normally organize in small groups, camp in the forest or in the cave, and the jungle is very well preserved. These types of nature-experience tourism create very little impact on the environment as well as the conservation of the precious Karst cave systems. Oxalis Adventure's tours are very popular with both international and local tourists and recognised as sustainable and environmentally friendly tours.

Renowned for sustainable tourism, Oxalis will now step up to actively promote conservation of biodiversity in Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park. We have created a brand-new tour called "Hang Ba Deep Jungle Expedition" with six key highlights.

1. Enjoy the morning nature concert

In the early morning landscape of Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park, you will be immersed in the peaceful and majestic world of the mountains and forests, fill your chest with clean air, embrace and connect with natural energy with all your senses. This forest area is under strict protection, so many bird species live here and it is also home to many primates such as gibbons, monkeys, Ha-Tinh langurs, and multi-colored langurs. That's why, when joining this tour, your soul will be soothed by birdsong heralding the new day, by gibbons whose calls echo through the forests that sound like a concert of nature found nowhere else. Along with this wonderful moment, enjoy coffee and welcome the sunrise rising up slowly from behind the karst mountains. All these things together create a wonderful healing therapy that helps you to get rid of all your stress, find the balance and regenerate positive feelings again.

By joining Hang Ba Deep Jungle Expedition to be one with nature, you are going to re-generate energy for your body, refresh your mind, and complete your heart. It's time to stay slow, feel nature, and bring back home unforgettable experiences.

2. Explore the outstanding primitive forest

The Hang Ba Deep Jungle Experience is very different from all other Oxalis tours. More than 95% of the trekking takes place under the canopy of ancient trees in the primeval forest. It is the most beautiful trekking route to explore the outstanding primitive forest in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park.

Because the area was not affected by the war and has been well preserved, the forests have grown so lush that visitors will not be directly exposed to sunlight during the whole day of trekking. There are many precious trees such as ebony, fragrant rosewood and many endangered species, as well as old trees so big that ten people cannot cover the stump with their outstretched arms. The tour takes you through many different types of terrain, from dirt mountains to limestone mountains, which is a great opportunity to discover the diversity of tropical forests typical of this area.

3. The most beautiful campsites to embrace the nature

The Hang Ba Deep Jungle Expedition tour has the best cave camps on all tours that Oxalis Adventure offers. The campsites are cleverly selected right at the cave entrances, which are cool in summer, warm in winter, and comfortable with great views. On this tour you will be tucked away in caves, leaving beautiful beaches for the wildlife to live their lives. This is the only tour that prioritizes animals & nature over people. Carrying everything with us, we leave no camping structures behind.

Dai Cao Cave Camp - the first-day campsite is on the flat cliff near the cave entrance, next to the cool stream flowing out of the cave and a beautiful lake in front of your eyes where you can swim. On the bank of the stream, you can relax with tea or coffee and wait for the starry night sky. Or enjoy the fresh air and the chorus of the birds and animals in the next early morning.

The second night is spent at Light Cave - a short but very interesting cave. The campsite is on a wide sandy beach inside the cave and has a cool, green lake in the foreground. The cave has two towering domes, so you can relax in the stunning morning light through the entrance on either side of your camp. A great opportunity for those who are passionate about photography, to take incredible photos.

The final night at Vinh Dai Cave Campsite is considered one of the most beautiful Oxalis campsites inside caves. It is uniquely placed on a ledge high above the river passage where you catch the natural light from the cave entrance and overlook the entire Vinh Dai cave, with a blue lake below for you to immerse yourself in.

4. Discover the six spectacular caves

Visitors are guided to discover the six beautiful caves hidden in a very remote area of Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park. This trip will allow tourists to explore both dry passages and underground river caves, a trip for a real caver.

- Tourists will explore Hang Dai Cao dry section and swim in very cold (17 degrees Celsius) underground river section. This cold river section is where you can see white fish (crystal clear body) and other species. There is a doline (sinkhole) in the middle of the cave and if you are lucky, you can see sunbeams shining in the cave and lid up the hole passage.

- Tourists will explore the Maze Cave - this cave is called the Maze cave because of its complicated network of passages inside. There are so many different sections with different calcite formations that formed millions of years ago. There are 2 entrances where you can get daylights and sunbeams shining in the cave on sunny days.

- Tourists will explore Hang Ba Cave - an unusual cave with three cave entrances, offering great views and a beautiful underground river. There is a small natural jade-green lake right at the cave entrance where you can enjoy swimming in the fresh waters. You will make a hard walk through the countless collapsed rocks in the dry section to reach the underground river section. Here you can swim or use a SUP to get out through the last exit. The fanciful sceneries inside Hang Ba are a great opportunity for photography.

- Tourists will explore Light Cave where you will spend the second night. This is a short but stunning cave with an entrance on either side of your camp. There is a wide sandy beach inside the cave and a cool, green lake in the foreground invites you to swim. The cave has two towering domes, so you can see in the stunning morning light through the double entrances.

- Tourists will explore Circle Cave. This is a new cave discovered by accident recently. The spectacular 90m wide entrance is home to many animals. Many signs of animal visitors can be seen here.The cave has a large and unspoiled space like an ancient stage with a variety of stalactites and stalagmites. In certain months, you can see stunning sunbeams shining through the cave entrance.

- Tourists will explore Vinh Dai Cave marked by a spectacular cave arch. Passing through the cave entrance, the vast corridor on a ledge high above the river passage (where your final campsite is located), amazing calcite formations shaped like terrace rice fields, combined with the high-pitched dome illuminated by the sun's rays are some of the gorgeous sceneries you’ll encounter. There is a fresh, natural swimming pool inside the cave, which creates beautiful reflections, an opportunity to take incredible photos.

5. The dark night sky: Enjoy watching stars at night

Taking place deep in the heart of Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park, the campsites of the Hang Ba Deep Jungle Exploration tour offer fanciful night sky spaces unaffected by artificial light. The trip is a breathtaking opportunity for visitors to enjoy the sparkling sky with moon/stars, and see the Milky Way in a very clear and vivid manner with their own eyes on fine weather.

6. A new approach to wildlife conservation tourism

Unlike other Oxalis tours, Hang Ba Deep Jungle Expedition is a step further in wildlife conservation tourism. This trip takes place in Vietnam's Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park, which is home to hundreds of rare flora and fauna species such as serows, deers, wild boars, wild cats, gibbons, and so on. The park is so large and has no electric fences erected so animals are living in their free world. Renowned for sustainable tourism, Oxalis takes a new approach to wildlife conservation tourism in National Park. We avoid contact with wild animals and minimize the direct impact on the habitats so as not to drive them away.

On this unique tour, visitors are going to explore the environment of the wildlife, sense their presence through footprints and other signs of activity left along the trail, and best of all, images and videos collected from multiple motion cameras hidden around the jungle. You can also listen to the songs of all kinds of birds and gibbons every morning. With these observations, we can truly feel that you are close to wildlife but will not disturb them or force them to change their habits.

This trip is really suitable for those who love nature and are passionate about exploring. Join us to explore Hang Ba Deep Jungle Expedition, which is full of surprises and numerous intriguing aspects.

To learn more about this tour, please check out here: https://oxalisadventure.com/tour/hang-ba-deep-jungle-expedition/

Watch the video about the Hang Ba Deep Jungle Experience of the UNESCO and IUCN representative to Vietnam here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dn8JWKPjvvA