Bangkok – October 10, 2013

Remote Lands Launches Private Expeditions to Son Doong - the World's Largest Cave

Remote Lands, the world’s leading ultra-luxe Asia travel designer, is delighted to announce the launch of its new Explore Son Doong, the World’s Largest Cave itinerary.

Located in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in the Quang Binh province of central Vietnam, Son Doong was known only to a handful of local farmers until 2009, when a British caving team discovered it. Upon further exploration and survey, the cave turned out to be the world’s largest, with its largest chamber measuring 200m high by 150m wide.

The cave is now open to a limited number of visitors every year, and Remote Lands has put together a thrilling 7-day programme for travellers wishing to explore this incredible new landmark. Beginning in the town of Phong Nha, just north of Vietnam’s ancient capital city Hue, travellers will trek through the area’s beautiful countryside to reach the cave, spending a night camping in the forest before spending the next few days exploring the cave on foot and, if water levels permit, by boat. Travellers will even get to pitch camp within the cave itself. A team of guides, safety experts and porters is also on hand to ensure comfort, security and a high level of service throughout the expedition. The expedition is available as a stand-alone trip, or as the centerpiece of a longer itinerary taking in other areas of Vietnam.

“It’s unusual for a natural wonder of this magnitude to remain undiscovered for so long” says Tim Russell, Remote Lands’ Director of Sales & Marketing, “and we’re delighted to be able to offer our clients the amazing experience of not only exploring the world’s largest cave, but also eating and sleeping there too!”

For more information about the Explore Son Doong, the World’s Largest Cave itinerary, visit the Remote Lands website or email [email protected].


About Remote Lands, Inc.

Remote Lands, Inc. creates highly personalized, ultra-luxe holidays in Asia, optionally by private jet or yacht. Based in New York and Bangkok, we specialize in extraordinary experiences that are difficult to arrange and require privileged access to important people and exclusive events, drawing upon our relationships with remarkable people around Asia. We distinguish ourselves with our white-glove service, creative itineraries and extreme attention to detail. 

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