Into the Depths

Remote Lands, an ultra-luxe Asia travel designer, has launched its new Explore Son Doong, the World’s Largest Cave itinerary.Located in PhongNha-Ke Bang National Park in the QuangBinh province of central Vietnam, Son Doong was known only to a handful of local farmers until 2009, when a British caving team discovered it. Upon further exploration and survey, the cave turned out to be the world’s largest, with its largest chamber measuring 200m high by 150m wide.

The cave is now open to a limited number of visitors every year, and Remote Lands has put together a thrilling seven-day programme for travellers wishing to explore this incredible new landmark. Beginning in the town of PhongNha, just north of Vietnam’s ancient capital city Hue, travellers will trek through the area’s beautiful countryside to reach the cave, spending a night camping in the forest before spending the next few days exploring the cave on foot and, if water levels permit, by boat. Travellers will even get to pitch camp within the cave itself. A team of guides, safety experts and porters is also on hand to ensure comfort, security and a high level of service throughout the expedition. The expedition is available as a stand-alone trip, or as the centerpiece of a longer itinerary taking in other areas of Vietnam.

“It’s unusual for a natural wonder of this magnitude to remain undiscovered for so long” says Tim Russell, Remote Lands’ Director of Sales & Marketing, “and we’re delighted to be able to offer our clients the amazing experience of not only exploring the world’s largest cave, but also eating and sleeping there too!”

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