Wanderlisted: Explore The World's Largest Cave in Vietnam

The largest cave in the world, Son Doong, Vietnam. 

The largest cave in the world, Son Doong, Vietnam. 

 Can we just take a moment - and talk about how freaking amazing this cave is?

It's called Son Doong or "mountain river cave" and is nestled in the Quang Bình Province of Vietnam. The biggest chamber of the cave is just over five miles long, making it the largest cave in the world - so tall that a 40-story skyscraper can fit inside.  

The coolest part? The cave has its very own river and jungle named The Garden of Edam. That's right, a jungle complete with flying foxes and monkeys. On a side note, this makes me miss our house in Australia where the flying foxes would come eat in our backyard every night and fly by our window like it was no big deal....

The tour company Oxalis is running mini-expeditions of up to 8 guests to the cave starting early next year. The 6-day, 5-night tour will run you $3,000 and includes 16 porters, safety experts and guides (two of the UK's best caving experts) to accompany you on the journey as well as setup your camp and assist you throughout the caving experience. 

Rumor has it (actually Day 3 on the itinerary states) that to get to the cave, you have to descend an 80m vertical drop to emerge into the first huge passage of Hang Son Doong.

A hard to get to, epic adventure that few people will ever experience?  Book me a flight, let's go.  

What do you think? Would you go?

photos by Carsten Peter and via Oxalis