Elephant Cave & Ma Da Valley Jungle Trek 1D
Meals on the tour are freshly cooked by Jungle Boss Chef & Porter Team. The food is fresh and healthy. Below you can find more of what example meals are like:
- Breakfast: Noodles, pancakes, fruit
- Lunch: Fresh spring rolls made with pork, vegetable, cucumber, and peanut salt mixed, "Muoi cheo". (Vegetarian options: Boiled eggs, Vegetables, Vegetarian fried spring rolls).
- Dinner: Steamed rice, Beef soup with "lot" leaf, Stewed tuna with tomato sauce, slow-cooked pork ribs with carrot, fried eggs, chicken, boiled seasonal vegetables.
Bath on Tour
Our tours offer campsites situated in proximity to beautiful crystal-clear rivers, and lakes, giving guests the freedom to enjoy a refreshing swim. The dedicated Jungle Boss team assumes the vital role of lifeguards to guarantee the safety of all customers. As part of our commitment to preserving natural resources, the use of traditional shampoo or conditioner in rivers or pools is strictly prohibited. Instead, we kindly ask our guests to use environmentally-friendly, biological shampoo throughout their journey, which will be provided on tour.
Toilet on Tour
Most of Jungle Boss tour is set in the deep jungle without modern amenities. To protect the environment and maintain cleanliness, we offer Jungle Composting Toilet that are inside a tent and consist of a regular toilet seat on top of a box. Inside the box, there's a waste bucket. Nearby, you'll find provided toilet paper a container of rice husks. After using the toilet, cover your waste with a scoop of rice husks to keep things odor-free and prevent insects. Once the buckets are full, our team will replace them and bury the waste in a designated spot in the jungle. It will naturally break down and become fertilizer. Please use these toilets for both urination and defecation to maintain cleanliness and preserve the environment. Urinating outside or in the caves is not allowed to avoid odors and harm to the cave ecosystem. We also provide dry hand sanitizer.
Please use these toilets for both urination and defecation to maintain cleanliness and preserve the environment. Urinating outside or in the caves is not allowed to avoid odors and harm to the cave ecosystem. We also provide dry hand sanitizer.
Phong Nha Ke Bang has 4 seasons with Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, it also experiences a monsoon tropical climate, with two distinct seasons: the rainy season and the dry season. The rainy season spans from September to March, while the dry season stretches from April to August. During the rainy season, temperatures can drop as low as 17°C, with January being the coldest month. In contrast, the dry season can bring higher temperatures, with May usually recording the highest temperatures, but most of it is reduced when visitors are in the jungle and the caves exploring, as it might drop to the temperature around 23°C.
When you visit Phong Nha in each season, you'll always witness a unique beauty. If you choose to visit during the rainy season, the waterfalls in the jungle and the calcite lakes inside the caves will be exceptionally beautiful and full, allowing you to capture memorable photos. On the other hand, if you opt for the dry season, your trekking routes in the jungle will be drier and more manageable. Throughout the year, we are at our most beautiful status from April to May when the weather is dry, cool, and the scenery is at its finest.
Travel Options to Phong Nha
Pick your own travel options to get to Phong Nha Town, where most likely you are going to rent your accommodation. You can either use private cars, sleeping bus, train, or flights.
You are going to land at Dong Hoi airport which isaround 40km South from Phong Nha. From here you can use Jungle Boss private car service, or catch a taxi at the airport.
Arrived at Dong Hoi train station. You can use Jungle Boss private car service, or catch a taxi at the airport, or using Dong Hoi - Phong Nha bus (one in every 1 hour).
There are several sleeping buses from along the country to Phong Nha. Most popular is from Hue, Da Nang or Ninh Binh, Ha Noi.
We offer private transfers between Dong Hoi City & Phong Nha and private transfers within Vietnam territory. Please contact our representative through chat button.
We offer private transfers between Dong Hoi City & Phong Nha and private transfers within Vietnam territory. Please contact our representative through the chat button or the hotline below.
Pre/post Trip Accommodation
Double Room: 600,000 VND/pax and 800,000 VND/2 pax.
Family Room: 900,000 VND/2 pax and 1,000,000 VND/3 pax.
Safety is the paramount concern for Jungle Boss Tours, ensuring the well-being of both guests and staff on every journey. We exclusively use Petzl equipment for our adventure tour from helmets, ropes, and rappelling gear such as descender devices, harnesses, carabiners, ascenders… These devices are meticulously chosen, examined, and upheld by cave experts from NSS (National Speleological Society) experts. Our tour guides and safety assistants are rigorously trained and regularly assessed to operate this equipment professionally.
Elephant Cave & Ma Da Valley Jungle Trek requires a lot of preparation. Please read carefully the booking steps below.
Review Tour Programs and Assess Your Fitness: Carefully examine tour programs to ensure suitability for your fitness level.
1. Select Your Preferred Tour Date: Choose a date that aligns with your schedule to join the tour.
2. Provide Personal Information: Enter your details accurately on the booking details page.
3. Complete Payment and Finalize Booking: Make the payment to confirm and secure your tour reservation.
4. Confirmation and Further Instructions: Jungle Boss will contact you to confirm your tour booking details and offer additional instructions.
Review Booking and Cancellation Policy: Before finalizing, review our booking and cancellation policy for clarity. In rare instances, if a tour must be canceled due to factors such as extreme weather, insufficient bookings, or unexpected events, Jungle Boss will offer a full refund or rescheduling options. Please note that additional costs incurred are not our responsibility. For detailed information, refer to our Online Booking & Cancellation.
Payment Confirmation: Full payment is required within 3 days to secure your booking.
- Full refund available if canceled 7 days before departure.
- 50% refund for cancellations made from 3 to 7 days before departure.
- No refund for cancellations made within 3 days of departure.
- Amendment and Change Policy: Possibility to amend tours up to 7 days before departure, subject to availability, or change the departure date without additional costs.
Cancellation Confirmation: Cancellation requests are only confirmed via email.
In exceptional circumstances such as extreme weather, insufficient bookings, or unexpected events necessitating tour cancellation, Jungle Boss will provide a full refund or the option to reschedule. Please note that any additional costs incurred due to these circumstances are not the responsibility of Jungle Boss. Further details can be found in our Online Booking & Cancellation.
You have to be responsible for the environment. All illegal activities are forbidden. Do not separate from the group, do not jump on rocks or rotten trees, watch your steps, respect the local customs. Please read the environmental protection rules and survival rules here.
Yes, you are. You will be equipped with a life jacket. There is also a safety assistant to help you. Rubber boat is available on some overnight tours. Please read Cave Swimming Skills HERE for more information.
We acknowledge the potential risks associated with thunderstorms and lightning strikes, which can cause severe harm or even fatalities among hikers annually. While direct lightning strikes are rare, the dangers of indirect strikes demand serious attention. Our priority is to educate on how to prevent exposure to lightning and how to respond in case of proximity to it.
Jungle Boss has developed a comprehensive risk management protocol designed by our experts specifically to mitigate the risk of lightning during tours. We urge all participants to thoroughly review and follow the provided instructions for maximum safety here.
INFORMATION ABOUT Elephant Cave & Ma Da Valley Jungle Trek 1D
After exploring Elephant Cave, the team will hike the jungle trail, cross rivers, and balance across fallen trees. Deep into Ma Da Valley you and the team will go until you reach the heavenly blue waters of Ma Da Crystal Lake.
Here you and the team will have the opportunity to take a swim, do some cliff jumping, and enjoy a delicious Jungle BBQ prepared by your porter (vegan options also available). With full bellies and feeling refreshed you and the team will gear up and continue on the jungle hike.
A few kilometers down the trail and a couple of river crossings later the team will come upon a large bend in the river and a staging area for the swim into Tra Ang Cave. After a short scramble up some limestone rocks, you will reach the cool waters of Tra Ang Cave and begin the 600m swim into the furthest depths of the cave.