If you’re a budget traveller you’ll probably arrive the town early in the morning after a horrendous stint on the night bus. Our hostel let us sleep and shower for a few hours for free before being picked up for an excursion to the National Park.
Spend the day exploring the incredible caves on offer, including Phong Nha Cave, Paradise Cave and Dark Cave. We did the last two, which both had only been discovered this century! You can zip line to the Dark Cave giving you immense views of the dense jungle (if you can keep your eyes open 🙈). All of this can also be done without an excursion by hiring a moped.