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Phong Nha-Ke Bang tour from Dong Hoi.

  • AngusW

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    Hey there,

    So we are planning on stopping in this region for 2 days, and I'm really keen to see the unesco caves!

    We are a backpacker couple and have a rough budget of 70usd.

    Would love a chance to see a bit of rural vietnam :-)

    Has anyone done something like this recently?

    Cheers again Travelfish community. Can't wait!

    #1 Posted: 5/5/2012 - 20:03

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  • AngusW

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    Some people mentioned Phong Nha town. Has anyone stayed here? Booked trips from there?

    #2 Posted: 5/5/2012 - 20:12

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    arah

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    I'd recommend staying out of town at Phong Nha Farmstay:

    http://www.travelfish.org/blogs/hanoi/2011/08/12/phong-nha-farmstay/
    http://www.phong-nha-cave.com/

    And contacting Oxalis Adventures regarding trips:

    http://www.travelfish.org/blogs/hanoi/2011/08/23/vietnams-phong-nha-ke-bang-national-park/
    http://www.oxalis.com.vn/GL/en/home/

    Phong Nha town is a standard (I don't really know how to explain what that means!) Vietnamese one-street town but it's in a nice enough location, has accommodation (nothing I can specifically recommend) and is nearer to Phong Nha caves. If you just want to go to Phong Nha caves, you don't need to book, you can just go there. If you're talking about booking trips further afield, I'm not sure what there is in Phong Nha town itself.

    #3 Posted: 5/5/2012 - 21:03

  • AngusW

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    Hey, having now done more research I think hiring a moped or getting a motorcycle guide will probably be the best bet...

    How long would it take to go from Dong Hoi to the caves on a moped/motorbike?

    Cheers!!

    #4 Posted: 6/5/2012 - 01:25

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    arah

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    At a rough guess, I'd say about an hour on a motorbike to Phong Nha cave.

    #5 Posted: 6/5/2012 - 04:12

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