Overnight in One of the Worlds Largest Caves
world's largest caves

A night in Hang En Cave, one of the world’s largest caves, is nothing short of unforgettable.

Always up for a new adventure, we jumped at the chance for camping in one of the world’s largest caves. So we headed for Hang En in Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, Vietnam. This incredible cave has been featured in National Geographic Magazine, Good Morning America, New York Times, and most recently, the movie “Pan”. We really couldn’t wait to check it out for ourselves!

Camping in one of the world’s largest caves, Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, Vietnam

world's largest caves

We found a cheap flight from Ho Chi Minh City via Jetstar Airlines and arrived at Dong Hoi Airport brimming with excitement. The tour operator was waiting for us on arrival and a short 45-minute drive later we were settling in with a delicious Vietnamese iced coffee at Ho Khanh’s Homestay. As they say, “early to bed and early to rise,” so with dreams of the third largest cave in the world dancing through our heads, we drifted away…

In the morning we enjoyed a nice breakfast and headed to the tour company for a briefing. Then on for the adventure, as we were escorted into the jungle of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park… Next stop, Hang En, one of the world’s largest caves!

world's largest caves

It was a hot and steamy day, and the 7.5-mile hike is not for the faint of heart, but when we finally arrived at Hang En, our jaws dropped, and we knew it was all worthwhile.

Would you stay overnight in one of the world’s largest caves!?

If you’ll be visiting Vietnam, you might want to check out our Phong Nha resource page.

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