Tour overview


Phong Nha is a beautiful rural village nestled amongst majestic limestone mountains, formed over millions of years, and the delightful Son River which winds through farmland and jungle.

The village of Phong Nha has developed considerably over recent years due to the growing number of intrepid tourists visiting the impressive caves. In addition to the caves, there are an equal number of beautiful villages scattered throughout the area, that showcase local life in a way still reminiscent of times past.

Our Phong Nha Sunset Cruise will take guests up river past these quaint villages, where locals can be seen going about their daily activities on the riverside. The cruise will continue winding down river past farmland where you’ll no doubt see buffalos grazing, and children running along the river banks.  You will enjoy some light snacks and a cold drink as you soak up the spectacular views of the surrounding mountains, and listen to some interesting local stories by your professional tour guide.

Upon arriving at Chay Lap Riverside, you will have an hour to kick-back and enjoy the tranquil setting amongst the bamboo and beside a gorgeous stretch of the river, whislt enjoying another cold drink, and if you wish, you may order a meal from our delicious BBQ, or just chill out with some good music and stories by your tour guide.

This tour is perfect for those wanting a taste of local life with plenty of time to relax, and still receive an inspiring experience with a professional guide. It’s our short and sweet option that makes for the perfect add-on to any caving adventure in Phong Nha.


16:00 – 16:30 Pick up from Phong Nha Boat Station
16:30 – 18:00 Enjoy a sunset boat cruise down the Son River towards the empowering mountain ranges of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park. You’ll learn about river life and see the evenings activities along the river unfold. Enjoy finger foods and a drink provided by us on board.
18:00 – 19:30 Relax time at Chay Lap Riverside where you can enjoy a swim or order yourself dinner or some more drinks.
19:30 – 20:00 Transport back to your accommodation in Phong Nha.


Professional English Tour Guide, Pick up from Phong Nha by Boat, Finger Foods, Drinks. Tour excludes personal expenses and additional drinks or beers or dinner.


Comfortable clothes and shoes, Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses and bug spray, Camera or phone for picture, additional change of clothes for swimming.


Guaranteed daily departures at VND 400,000 per person with maximum of 12 guests per departure. Bookings essential.