Vietnam’s Long Lava Caves Open to Tours

April 8, 2015 / Vietnam, Asia
Tourists inside the lava caves of Vietnam's Central Highland province of Dak Nong.

Tourists inside the lava caves of Vietnam’s Central Highland province of Dak Nong. Photo via Hệ Trẻ Travel

Some of the longest lava caves in southeast Asia are now open to tourists as part of a new travel package.

The tours, organized by the Hệ Trẻ travel company, visit two caves in Vietnam’s Central Highland province of Dak Nong. The caves are part of a system of 12 caves announced in late 2014 as the longest lava caves in southeast Asia.

During the three day trip, visitors will have the opportunity to visit Hang C3, the second longest cave of the bunch at 594.4 meters (1,950 feet)—the longest is Hang C7 which has been surveyed to 1,066.5 meters (3,499 feet)—as well as Hang C6 with its beautiful skylight filled with trees.

Besides the caves, tourists will be treated to gong performances and two of the regions magnificent waterfalls.

The Hệ Trẻ travel company is likely hoping cash in on some of the demand for caving tours in the region following the success of Oxalis Adventure.

Oxalis began tours of Hang Son Doong, the world’s largest cave, in 2013 with much success. A recent viral video of a drone exploring the cavernous cave has only increased the publicity of the cave and tours.

For more information on the tours, visit Hệ Trẻ’s website.

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