Elephant Cave & Ma Da Valley Jungle Trek 1 Day

Elephant Cave & Ma Da Valley Jungle Trek

Elephant Cave & Ma Da Valley Jungle Trek is a perfect journey for valued clients who stay in Phong Nha or Dong Hoi and want to get a true jungle and cave experience. This tour will begin deep in the jungle of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam. You will take a short hike to the impressive Elephant Cave, then a walk-through Ma Da Valley to the amazingly blue waters of Crystal Ma Da Lake. After lunch and swimming, you will continue trekking to Tra Ang Cave where everyone will gear up to swim into the furthest reaches of the cave.

Elephant Cave & Ma Da Valley Jungle Trek

With over 15 years of experience in organizing Vietnam Tour Package for many international customers, we guarantee a local perspective that will give you and your family a once in a lifetime experience. Please check out the recommended Phong Nha Cave Tours or Central Vietnam Tours. If you do not find any suitable itinerary, please contact our Vietnam travel experts. We will help you to customize a unique Elephant Cave & Ma Da Valley Jungle Trek Tour is exclusively for you and your group.

Tour Info

  • Duration: 1 Night
  • Adventure Level: Medium
  • Minimum age: From 9 years old
  • Trek: 9km
  • Swimming: 600m Tra-Ang & Crystal Lake (optional)
  • This tour departs daily at 8 am and returns around 5:30 pm. Please book before 9pm the day before.

Maybe you are interested in other Phong Nha Cave Tours, such as Ma Da Valley Jungle Camping, Phong Nha Cave Tour from Hue or Tiger Cave Series Adventure 3 Days 2 Nights.

What To Expect

Once you have arrived at Vietnam Shore Excursions Headquarters via our shuttle, we will brief you and the team on safety and what to expect. When we have introduced everyone in the group and prepared the team, we will head off into the Phong Nha Ke-Bang National Park. Once the team reaches the trail-head you will plunge into the jungle and begin the uphill climb into Elephant Cave.

Upon completing the most difficult 20 minutes of the trek you will be rewarded with the magnificent sight of a 60 meter high, 300-meter-long Elephant cave. Our guides will lead you through the cave, take you into the depths, and tell you about the war history of the cave.

After exploring Elephant Cave, the team will hike the jungle trail, cross rivers, and balance across fallen trees. Deep into Ma Da Valley you and the team will go until you reach the heavenly blue waters of Ma Da Crystal Lake. Here you and the team will have the opportunity to take a swim, do some cliff jumping and enjoy a delicious Jungle BBQ prepared by your porter (vegan options also available).

With full bellies and feeling refreshed you and the team will gear up and continue on the jungle hike. A few kilometers down the trail and a couple river crossings later the team will come upon a large bend in the river and a staging area for the swim into Tra Ang Cave. After a short scramble up some limestone rocks, you will reach the cool waters of Tra Ang Cave and begin the 600m swim into the furthest depths of the cave.

Once the Tra Ang Cave swim is completed, our guides will lead you to the road. Here your driver will be waiting for you with a cold beer or soda and a ride back to Vietnam Shore Excursions Headquarters.

Elephant Cave & Ma Da Valley Jungle Trek 1 Day

Elephant Cave & Ma Da Valley Jungle Trek Itinerary

8:00: Pick up at the hotel and start the Elephant Cave & Ma Da Valley Jungle Trek. You will have a great chance to admire many beautiful landscapes and views along the way to Vietnam Shore Excursions Headquarter.
8:30: Team meeting to plan the trip, clarify rules and regulations in the National Park.
8:45: Depart for Elephant Cave by van.
10:00: Arrive at the trek departure point and start trekking through the jungle to the Elephant cave.
10:00 – 11:00: Explore the Elephant cave.
12:00: Reach to Ma Da Lake – swim into Ma Da crystal lake.
12:45: Enjoy BBQ lunch.

In the afternoon, we continue the elephant cave & ma da valley jungle trek 1 day as follows:
14:00: Start trekking to Tra Ang Cave.
15:00: Arrive at Tra Ang Cave.
15:45: Swim into Tra Ang Cave to explore 600m Tra Ang Cave.
16:30: Start trekking back to be back Ho Chi Minh road.
17:00: Arrive at Ho Chi Minh road, enjoy a cold drink on the road.
17:30: Drive back to Phong Nha and your hotels in Phong Nha. Tour ends. Vietnam Shore Excursions wishes you a perfect and wonderful trip with us!

Elephant Cave & Ma Da Valley Jungle Trek 1 Day

What To Bring

  • Long trousers & long-sleeved-shirt to avoid poison ivies and mosquitoes
  • Swim wear
  • Long socks
  • Small backpack
  • Dry bag (optional)
  • Hiking shoes (optional)
  • Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent

Elephant Cave & Ma Da Valley Jungle Trek 1 Day


  • Tour Guide & Porter Team
  • VAT
  • Transportation in Phong Nha
  • Entrance Fee (400,000vnd/pax)
  • Safety Equipment
  • All Food & Drink
  • Snacks
  • Use of trekking shoes Euro sizes 36 – 45 (We suggest bringing your own shoes if these do not suit you. We do not suggest Goretex/waterproof boots as these takes these take a long time to dry)
  • Use of towel
Please note: For customers who stay in Dong Hoi, please take a taxi to our office in Phong Nha. If you want to have a private transfer, please contact us via our phone number: +84913138096 (WhatsApp) or email: chiduyencssh@gmail.com for the best services.

Elephant Cave & Ma Da Valley Jungle Trek 1 Day

Why Book Our Phong Nha Cave Tour?  

Leading Tour Operator: Highly recommended by many customers on TripAdvisor, Viator, Cruise Critic, Private Guides and other prestige channels
Quality: Experienced, reliable local guides
Convenient: Hotel pick-up with high quality transportations
Personalized: Fully customizable tour itineraries, at your own pace
Service: 24/7 Customer Support
Food we serve: All kinds of food are selected carefully and safely

Elephant Cave & Ma Da Valley Jungle Trek 1 Day

How to Book Our Adventurous Tour?

It is very easy to book a Elephant Cave & Ma Da Valley Jungle Trek with us. Simply send us an inquiry. Then you will reply as soon as possible with the full itinerary and the price of the tour.

Please do not hesitate to contact us:
Vietnam Shore Excursions
Online Support:
 David Nguyen
Hotline: +84913138096 (WhatsApp)
Email: chiduyencssh@gmail.com

Elephant Cave & Ma Da Valley Jungle Trek 1 Day

Terms & Conditions

We ask for a 60 % deposit on your receipt of our PayPal invoice for this Elephant Cave & Ma Da Valley Jungle Trek. The rest of the balance you will pay at the end of your tour in cash – $USD or local currency VND at the exchange rate prevailing on the day or pay online in advance by (PayPal/ Credit, Debit Card). Your booking will be instantly confirmed with ticket booking.

Please note: We will charge an extra 3% for bank services if you pay your deposit or the total of payment via PayPal, Credit cards, Debit Card.

Deposit Cancellation Terms:

If customers cancel some or all portions of the booking regardless of the reasons, the customers agree to pay cancellation fees as follows:

  • · If you cancel the trip 40 days before the arrival, VSE will refund your deposit.
  • · If you cancel the trip 39 – 30 days before the arrival, you will lose 10% of the full payment.
  • · If you cancel the trip 29 – 15 days before the arrival, you will lose 30% of the full payment.
  • · If you cancel the trip 14 – 7 days before the arrival, you will lose 50% of the full payment.
  • · If you cancel the trip 6 – 2 days before the arrival, you will lose 75% of the full payment.
  • · If you cancel less than 2 days, you will lose 100% of the full payment.

Are you tempted to explore the Elephant Cave and Ma Da Valley Jungle? Why not let Vietnam Shore Excursions arrange your perfect Elephant Cave & Ma Da Valley Jungle Trek? Tell us your own ideas and requests by mailing to chiduyencssh@gmail.com. One of our travel experts will get back to you as soon as possible!

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