How does it feel when sleeping in a cave?

When participating in trekking and cave exploration tours, you can experience sleeping inside caves. Unlike sleeping in the forest, on a hammock, or in a regular room, sleeping in a tent set up within a spacious cave will provide a unique experience.

Exploring with Oxalis: Camping Inside Caves Amidst Diverse Landscapes

Oxalis offers many cave exploration tours, including the Hang En Cave Adventure, Son Doong Cave Expedition, and Hang Ba Deep Jungle Expedition. When touring with Oxalis, you'll be equipped with all the necessary gear for cave camping, including elevated tents to ward off insects, sleeping bags, and more.

These caves have all been surveyed and assessed for safety by experts from the British - Vietnam Cave Expedition. They ensure ample living space for the expedition, adequate lighting, and has short distance to the cave entrance or doline.

When joining a tour of Hang En, visitors can marvel at the natural sunlight through the cavern's expansive entrance. Hang Sơn Đoòng has two camping sites on the edges of collapsed dolines. Nestled near the entrance of the Hang Ba, the campgrounds offer a unique experience with nature. With the magnificent vault of the cave looming nearby, natural light filters in, casting an enchanting glow. This proximity to the cave's entrance allows campers to easily explore its wonders while still enjoying the comforts of their campsite.

After dinner, all the visitors gather to chat and share interesting stories from the trip before returning to their tent. The will be porters stationed in the campsite to ensure the safety of the visitors.

Surroundings of the Sleeping Tent: Embracing the Outdoors

The cave's darkness can evoke fear and excitement, creating a thrilling atmosphere for sleeping amidst nature's wonders. Immersed in the stillness of the cave, one can feel a deep connection to the natural world, experiencing a sense of tranquility and harmony with the surroundings.

The sounds within the cave are often serene and peaceful. The quietude of the environment allows for the subtle echoes of dripping water, the gentle hum of insects, and the soft rustle of leaves to be heard. These natural sounds create a soothing ambiance, lulling one into a state of calm and serenity, perfect for a peaceful night's sleep amidst the wonders of the cave.

The second campsite in Son Doong tour is situated close to the first doline.

During the summer months, the temperature inside the cave often ranges from 72°F to 77°F, which tends to be pleasantly cool and refreshing, offering a stark contrast to the scorching heat outside. In contrast, winter temperatures may be colder, but on organized tours with Oxalis Adventure, participants are typically provided with 2 sleeping bags to keep warm. Breathing in the crisp, fresh air inside the cave can also contribute to a sense of comfort and relaxation.

In the morning, you can savor a cup of coffee while immersing yourself in the breathtaking sight of ethereal clouds suspended within the Garden of Edam in Son Doong Cave. If you opt for the Hang Ba tour, you may join your guide in observing animal tracks early in the morning. On the Hang En Exploration tour, during certain times, particularly from December to February annually, sunlight pierces deep into the cave's interior, illuminating the entire chamber. Additionally, during the swallows' nesting season, visitors are treated to the breathtaking sight of thousands of swallows returning to their nests each evening, a spectacle truly awe-inspiring.

From Hang En campsite, you can watch the sunbeam through the cave entrance from December to February.

Tips for Participating in Cave Tours and Sleeping Inside Caves

  • You should participate in cave tours to ensure safety protocols. These tours provide valuable information about the cave's history, geology, and potential hazards.
  • Cave ecosystems are delicate and unique. To minimize your impact on them, follow all guidelines provided by tour guides.
  • Avoid loud conversations and minimize noise pollution to preserve the tranquility of the cave and respect fellow visitors.
  • Do not drink cave water because it can be unsafe due to potential contamination.
  • Bring insect-repellent gel to ward off unwanted bites. Apply it before entering the cave to minimize discomfort during your visit.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and sturdy footwear suitable for walking on uneven surfaces. Depending on the cave's temperature, layering may be necessary to stay comfortable throughout the tour.

If you're eager to immerse yourself in the unique experience of sleeping in caves while indulging in a range of thrilling activities, such as trekking through rugged terrain, swimming in cave pools, and navigating across streams, look no further than the following tour options:

The Oxalis Experience.

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