Elephant Cave & Ma Da Valley Jungle Trek 1 Day

Elephant Cave & Ma Da Valley

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$ 71


Elephant Cave & Ma Da Valley Jungle Trek 1 Day private tour is the perfect choice for travelers with little walking experience but still passionate about conquering nature and caves.

  • Hiking through the forest: 9km
  • Swimming in the cave: 600m (optional)
  • Adventure Level: Medium
  • Eligible age to participate: 9 years old and up

Elephant Cave & Ma Da Valley Jungle Trek-Culture Pham Travel

The tour starts at 8:00 am and ends at 5:00 pm. Therefore, you should book the tour by 9:00 pm the day before.

Firstly, you will explore the Phong Nha – Ke Bang primeval forest. After that, you will take a short walk to explore the impressive Elephant Cave. Next, you walk through Ma Da valley to reach Ma Da lake with beautiful blue water, known as “Tuyet Tinh Coc” of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park.

Elephant Cave & Ma Da Valley Jungle Trek-Culture Pham Travel

You will be delighted to bathe in the clear blue lake or jump from the cliff into the deep Ma Da lake. After that, you will enjoy lunch right by Ma Da lake. After finishing the swimming and lunch, you will continue with a hike through the forest for about 1 hour to explore Tra Ang valley and Tra Ang cave.

If you are interested in taking on higher challenges at a more adventurous level. Plus, adding unique experiences with an overnight camping itinerary, you can experience our Hang Pygmy Exploration 2 Days 1 Night tour.

Besides, if you want to explore Phong Nha cave, Paradise cave, or other Phong Nha caves, you can consult our Phong Nha Caves Tours. Additionally, we also provide private car transfers to Phong Nha, such as Hue to Phong Nha by private carDa Nang To Phong Nha Private Car, etc.


After arriving at the administration headquarters by private car of Culture Pham Travel, you will be greeted by your guide and safety assistants. Then they will introduce information about the delegation, route schedule, and safety and environmental protection recommendations for you.

Elephant Cave & Ma Da Valley Jungle Trek 1 Day-Culture Pham Travel
Tra Ang cave

Then the car will take you along the road 20 Quyet Thang and the legendary Ho Chi Minh road through Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park to reach the point of trekking through the forest to explore Elephant Cave. The cave is located in the middle of the mountain. After 20 minutes of walking, you will reach the cave entrance.

Elephant Cave & Ma Da Valley Jungle Trek 1 Day-Culture Pham Travel
Elephant Cave-Culture Pham Travel

The large Elephant cave entrance is 60 m in height and 300 m in length, with green vegetation inside the cave. Our guide will safely explore the cave with you as well as provide information on cave formations and historical stories about Elephant Cave.

Elephant Cave & Ma Da Valley Jungle Trek 1 Day-Culture Pham Travel

After exploring Elephant Cave, the journey will continue to take you through the forest, cross streams for about 1 hour to explore Ma Da valley, and stop for lunch by Ma Da lake. You will be spoiled for immersion and enjoy the cool feeling of the underground stream erupting from the ground under Ma Da Lake.

Elephant Cave & Ma Da Valley Jungle Trek 1 Day-Culture Pham Travel
Ma Da lake

After lunch and rest, swimming at Ma Da lake, the itinerary will continue with a trekking experience from Ma Da Lake to Tra Ang valley. You will experience swimming in a dark cave with headlights and safety equipment. Once you swim to the end of the cave, everyone will turn off their flashlights to enjoy the silence of the dark in the vast water cave.

Detailed Itinerary

  • 8:00 am: Our guide and private car driver will pick you up and drop you off at the headquarters.
  • 8:30 am: We disseminate the schedule, rules, and recommendations for safety and environmental protection.
  • 9:30 am: We will depart to start the journey to discover Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam.
  • 10.00 am: Arrive at the starting point of walking to explore Elephant Cave.
  • 10:00 – 11:00 am: Explore Elephant Cave and trek through the forest to explore Ma Da valley.
  • 12:00 pm: Arrive at Ma Da lake, rest, and swim in Ma Da lake.
  • 12:45 pm: Enjoy BBQ lunch at the bank of Ma Da lake.
  • 2:00 pm: Continue walking uphill through Tra Ang valley.
  • 3:00 pm: Arrive at Tra Ang cave, and prepare equipment to explore Tra Ang cave.
  • 3:45 pm: Swim 600m to explore Tra Ang cave.
  • 4:30 pm: Finish exploring Tra Ang cave and walk to 20 Quyet Thang street.
  • 5:00 pm: Arrive at 20th Street, and enjoy a cold drink.
  • 5:30 pm: After all, our private car driver and tour guide will drive you back to Phong Nha. End of Elephant Cave and Ma Da Valley Jungle Trek tour.

What Should You Bring On This Tour?

  • Long clothing to protect against poison ivy and insects
  • Swimwear
  • Long socks
  • Small backpack
  • Waterproof bag (optional)
  • Shoes (optional)
  • Hats, sunglasses, insect repellent, and sunscreen.


  • The tour guide and porter team
  • Pick-up & drop-off by private car
  • Entrance fee (400,000 VND/person) and VAT
  • Safety equipment
  • All food and drink, lunch, and snacks
  • Free use of towels and shoes or sandals in sizes from 36 to 45. (You should bring your shoes if these shoes do not fit your feet. Goretex/waterproof boots are not recommended as they take a long time to dry.
  • Travel insurance (maximum VND 50,000,000/case)


  • Other personal expenses
  • Gratuities


Children’ policies

  •  Children from 9 years old can join this tour.



1,650,000 VND/person








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