After nearly two years of complete disruption of international tourism in Vietnam, the country is now ready to welcome international visitors. Oxalis Adventures is very happy to welcome the BBC film crew who has also been patiently waiting for two years for the opportunity to film in Son Doong Cave.

The film crew consists of six members, led by producer Theo Webb, as well as cameramen and a safety expert from the United States and the United Kingdom. The focus of the shoot is the magnificent Son Doong Cave, the world’s largest cave passage. Almost a ton of specialised film making equipment is required for this extremely high quality production. The Oxalis team, including 30 porters, cooks, guides and caving experts will spend 16 days continuously in Son Doong Cave. This would be a huge challenge for those not familiar with living and working underground. Even for our staff, 16 days without many home comforts such as a hot shower or use of the internet will be a challenge!

The BBC's natural history programmes always attract a large worldwide audience. Sir David Attenborough, a well-known BBC presenter, also introduced their 2022 nature documentary series during the COP26 conference in the UK in October 2021. The wonders of the world's largest cave will be brought to life in amazing detail for this landmark natural history series. This series is expected to reach more than 500 million people around the world.

Oxalis Adventure is proud to be the company that facilitates this documentary project. With our extensive experience of film making in caves and Son Doong in particular, Oxalis is best placed to support the team. Our staff has worked nonstop for the last month to arrange all the necessary processes, such as the licensing procedures from the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism of Vietnam, as well as the filming permit from the Press and Information Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Quang Binh Department of Tourism, the Department of Foreign Affairs, Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park Management Board, and the People's Committee of Quang Binh Province have all assisted Oxalis in welcoming the film crew.

Oxalis is particularly excited to welcome the first international film crew to visit Quang Binh since the start of the pandemic. We always hope to welcome foreign visitors back to Vietnam as soon as possible in order to support the recovery of the tourism industry in Vietnam.

Oxalis Adventure welcome the film crew of BBC Nature arriving in Quang Binh (Vietnam) for nature documentary series on January 27, 2022

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