Suggested itinerary for 1-day travel experience in Phong Nha


Phong Nha-Ke Bang, a world natural heritage site, is home to numerous wonders that are waiting to be explored by tourists. Even if you only have one day, it's enough to experience the stunning beauty of the caves, go on a river adventure, and sample unique local cuisine. If you're unsure about what itinerary to follow, where to go, what to do, or what local delicacies to try during your one-day visit to Phong Nha Ke Bang, Phongnha Discovery can guide you with suggestions in the article below.


In the morning

05:00 : Wake up early to catch the sunrise on the Son River, a picturesque river located near the ancient village of Phong Nha. It is the perfect place to start your day with renewed energy. Rowing on the calm and serene waters of the Son River will be an unforgettable experience that you should not miss. If you love photography, this is the perfect opportunity to capture some stunning shots under the warm and gentle sunlight.


In Phong Nha, you have the option to rent boats and kayaks at affordable prices from homestays.

07:00 :  it's time to have breakfast. If you happen to be in Phong Nha, don't miss the chance to try a popular local breakfast dish called Porridge Soup.


Porridge soup is a specialty of Quang Binh province and a must-try for everyone visiting the region. It is made by combining rice flour or wheat flour with rich broth made from bones, fish, or seafood. One of the most famous porridge dishes is Son River Carp Porridge, featuring a farmed fish that is native to the Son River area.

08:00 : Take a stroll by the Son River and enjoy a cup of coffee. The serene countryside view, coupled with the daily lives and activities of the locals, creates a truly peaceful experience.


09:00 : Visit the renowned caves of Phong Nha Ke Bang. You have the option of exploring either the Paradise Cave or the Phong Nha Cave.

Paradise Cave

This is the longest dry cave in Asia with a total long 31.4 km. With this option, you will move from the center of Phong Nha Town about  20 km along the Ho Chi Minh West branch or 20 Quyet Thang Road. With activities such as walking through tropical forest, hearing mountain sounds, experiencing on the buggy, discovering cave – where the magnificent stalactites and stalagmites,…


Phong Nha Cave

This is an example of a typical cave in Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park. The cave is 7,729 meters long and has a beautiful underground river system. When exploring Phong Nha Cave, you will have the opportunity to take a boat ride along the Son River, enjoy the charming scenery on both sides of the river, and discover the strange and interesting stalactite formations inside the cave. To visit this amazing place, simply go to the Phong Nha Ke Bang tourist center located in Phong Nha Town - it is very easy to access.


In the afternoon

11:30 : Move to Phong Nha Town for lunch where can enjoy the local specialties such as stream shrimp, river fish, and wild chicken. There are many restaurants around Phong Nha that offer delicious, nutritious, and affordable lunch options. If you are looking for something unique, you can try the special "Met" food of Quang Binh region which is also available at the attractions in the Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park complex.

13:30 : Can beat the summer heat in Quang Binh by taking a refreshing dip in the stream. This will allow us to fully enjoy the beauty of this Cave Kingdom land.

Some tourist destinations you can refer:

Mooc Spring

This is the perfect destination for those who love nature and enjoy splashing around in refreshing water. There are a variety of activities available, such as kayaking, water games,.. so visitors can choose according to their preferences. Alternatively, simply immersing oneself in the clear blue water is enough to enjoy the feeling of peace amidst the ocean.



Hava Valley

The valley is encircled by towering, overlapping rocky mountains. Upon arrival, visitors will feel as though they have wandered into a magical fairytale world. The verdant hue of the mountains and forests blend seamlessly with the jade green of the Chay River, creating a dreamy and picturesque landscape. This valley is an absolute must-visit destination for anyone exploring Quang Binh, thanks to its alluring beauty.

Chay River – Dark Cave

With experiences of ziplining across the river, swimming in Dark cave, natural mud bathing, kayaking,…This is the place for those who love to experience exploration and adventure sports


Ozo Treetop Park

Immerse yourself in the cool water amidst the majestic mountain and forest landscape, with a unique tree and water game system, and a restaurant area with mountain-style cuisine. Don't miss this place.


16:00 : Comeback to Phong Nha Town and relaxing.

In the evening

18:30 : Time for have dinner. You can enjoy rustic dishes with local identities at restaurants or just small roadside in the center of Town.

If you're planning to explore Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, I recommend following the suggested itinerary above. It will allow you to experience the park's natural beauty and participate in exciting activities throughout the day. You can also check out Phongnha Discovery's tour packages for a more comprehensive and organized experience. We offer various activities and schedules that you can browse through on our website.


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