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How to visit Son Doong Grotte
After ABC broadcast the show accentuating the magnificence of Son Doong, and En Caves on “Good morning America”, Son Doong has become a tourist destination attractive for many adventurers and nature lovers. No camera can record the beauty of Son Doong, so a big question asked by adventurers, “How to visit Son Doong"
1. A good endurance and good health
“How to suffer a 7 days 6 nights trip in Son Doong?”, In order to participate to a 7 days 6 nights trip to Son Doong, you need to have an extremely good fitness . It isn’t a relaxing trip, but an adventure to discover and explore. You must take 50 km walking in a virgin forest, pass a large rock in the cave and hold on to a rope to pass a river flowing hard. According to Oxalis, the only company that offers tours to Son Doong, there are tourists who quit the stay from day one, in front of the challenges and dangers in the cave.
2. Trekking and adventure experiences
There are no toilets, soaps, beds, perfect foods for you after a long day trekking. You’ll sleep in a tent; go to the bathroom in a toilet prepared by the tourism agency Olaxis. You will participate in a holiday devoid of comfort, then trekking and adventure experiences help you adapt to this long stay.
3. A 3000 USD budget
3000 USD is the budget required for a stay of 7 days 6 nights in Son Doong. This package consists of meals, one night at the hotel, a night at a resort in Dong Hoi. You will be equipped with a tent, a table, a sleeping bag, a glove, a lamp and a helmet. You’ll follow the guide of two English experts. This rate is except airfare.
4. Advance booking
You have to consider the availability of tours to Son Doong to reserve 1-2 years in advance. The place is full until the end of 2015. If the tours have the impact on the environment and systems of plants and animals, the agency will stop to exploit to maintain uncultivated beauty of this cave.
5. When should you go to Son Doong?
The best time to go to Son Doong is the period between February and August. From February to April, the weather in Son Doong is sweet. It's cold in the night. From May to August, it's wet; you must have good health to protect you from summer diseases.
Here are some pictures that make you want to visit Son Doong immediately:
You can also take a virtual tour here