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Vietnam 2012 - Abenteurer gesucht!

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Vietnam 2012 - Abenteurer gesucht!

Hallo zusammen,

wir werden im Februar 2012 drei Wochen in Vietnam verbringen. Unter anderem möchten wir eine dreitägige Tour zur Son Doong Höhle unternehmen. Dies ist die größte der Welt und wurde erst 2009 entdeckt; sie muss atemberaubend sein (siehe den folgenden Link; http://www.nationalgeographic.de/reportagen/fotostrecke-abstieg-in-die-hoehle-son-doong?imageId=7)

Da man für die Tour eine spezielle Erlaubnis braucht und es bis jetzt nur einen Tourenanbieter gibt ist der Preis verhältnissmäßig hoch. Deswegen suchen wir unerschrockene Höhlenforscher die Interesse haben, sich uns anzuschließen. Anbei die genauen Inhalte der Tour direkt vom Veranstalter:


Son Doong cave - the world's largest cave, located in Quang Binh province of Vietnam. The name "Son Doong" cave mean "mountain river cave". It was created 2-5 million years ago by river water eroding away the limestone underneath the mountain Where the limestone was weak, the ceiling collapsed creating huge skylights. In order to discover this cave, you need to have a very good health, good experiences and techniques with cave. You will explore inside of Son Doong cave and this trip starts and ends in Dong Hoi city.


Re to this trekking tour, please see some information as below from our Sale and Product Manager - Mr. Tony Tran, the person who took this tour in Sep and feedback from our clients who took this tour as well.


"My name is Kien, I am in charged of product development at ATA. I am the very one who designed the Son Dong Cave discovery and I am very happy to share with you my experience of the Son Doong Discovery. 

You would not be able go very deep inside the cave as it is so dark in there. Last year the British discovery team was supported by a support crew of 50 persons with several electric generators to discover the cave. With our personal headlamp we would be able to discover much of the cave. Basically you will descend to the bottom of the cave and walk around 600m inside the cave, after taking photos and explore the area near the cave entrance you will ascend and get out. The highlight of the caving is the descending of 70m from the cave entrance to the bottom.

You will need a little of everything, some rock climbing, some abseiling however nothing is too serious. The locals can just going into the cave without any equipment. What you need most would be good trekking boots (the one especially for caving would be perfect) and good head lamp (strong light). The cave guide is the very one that found the Cave, Mr. Ho Khanh, he was also the one who guided the British Cave Research Association to discover it. He does not belong to any organization but he knows the cave better than any others in Vietnam. To support your group we would have a team from the Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park who will take care of logistic work like camping and cooking. They will also accompany you into the cave. 


To get a better idea of what you would be going to do on the trip, pls see our video clip of our last trip to Son Doong, we did not reach the Son Doong then coz 2 sudden typhoons hit the areahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNDGlcdNyL4  and  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TikBnSYsJo0. Also read the what the group told about the trip herehttp://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g293924-d1469397-r119696700-ActiveTravel_Asia-Hanoi.html "  

In order to get more information about this trip, you could contact to Mr. Tony at the email address: kien@activetravel.asia


Since the price for this trip is very high thus please advise me your travel time and then I will find if there is any group that you could join.


On the other hand, in case you would like to take a private trip, the price for each kind of group is:


Trip cost for group of 2 persons is: US$999 per person

Trip cost for group of 4-6 persons is: US$699 per person

Trip cost for group of 7-9 persons is: US$649 per person

Trip cost for group of 10 persons is: US$599 per person



Camping gears

Permission to discover the cave

Transfer  two ways from/to Dong Hoi

English speaking guide

Porters & Cook

First-aid kit

Meals as indicated in the itinerary

Drinking water

Entrance fees & sightseeing fees


Travel insurance


Hotel in Dong Hoi

Train ticket

Air ticket

Tips for guides & driver

Personal expenses

Equipments are provided in tour:


- Head torch 

- Related medicine for first and trekking tour

- Local socks with plastic sandals

- Light raincoats

- Pillows, blankets, sleeping bags, camps, hammocks

- Climbing ropes (for passing river or stream and climbing

- Net (catch fish on the way to the cave or at stream where camps are set)

- Bowls, pans, rice cooker, bowls, chop sticks

- Rice and foods

- Mineral water (for whole trip)

Equipment should bring for tour:


- Hand torch

- Personal daily use and items

- Pens and notebooks (for daily dairy)

- Good camera 

- Mosquito spray

- Hat and sun glass

- Trekking clothes and one more to change at night

- 02 pairs of socks (long socks)

- Personal back-pack (to carry personal items and water, 02 person should carry only one back-pack)

- Climbing gloves (for female members)


Services in tour:



All meals, which are indicated in the itinerary, are included in the price of this trip. On the trek the support crew will cook meals for us. Since we are far away from the town, the emphasis will be on healthy and nutritious local produce. Please inform us if you have any special dietary requirement.


The camping ground

Our camp for the evening will be in a clearing in (or near) En Cave. You will be provided with twin shared tent & sleeping bag. Hamok can also provided if you preferred.


ATA tour guide

We will provide English speaking tour guide from Dong Hoi. The local tour guide is the one who know the area and the cave well. We will try to arrange Mr. Ho Khanh (the one who discovered Son Doong Cave) to be your local tour guide but that is not a guarantee.


What to bring

Trekking boot, sun block, hat, anti-insect repellent (mosquitoes & and leeches are majority), warm clothes for cold weather, rain coat, toiletries, original passport


Als Termin haben wir an den 16. Oder 17. Februar 2012 gedacht. Zum Schluß noch ein paar Infos über uns: wir sind 25 und 26 Jahre alt und kommen aus Heidelberg. Es ist unser erstes Mal in Vietnam waren jedoch schon öfters in Asien unterwegs.

Über positive Rückmeldungen würden wir uns freuen!

Ab ins Abenteuer!

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Hallo Merledieperle,

willkommen im Forum!

Ich hoffe, ihr findet jemanden, der an dieser Tour interessiert ist. Muss man besonders fit sein? Falls ihr die Tour machen solltet, würden wir uns natürlich freuen, wenn ihr uns anschließend hier im Forum davon berichten würdet.

Viele Grüße


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