The central province of Quang Binh will trial tours to Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park by helicopter from April 20 to May 5. The Northern Helicopter Company (under the Vietnam Helicopter Company) will provide the helicopters.
Each one-hour tour will cost US$3,400 that will be split to 22 tourists. Covering an area of about 200,000 hectares, Phong Nha – Ke Bang is located in Quang Ninh, Bo Trach, Tuyen Hoa and Minh Hoa districts in Quang Binh province. The National Park was first recognised as a world natural heritage site by UNESCO in 2003.
The Quang Binh People’s Committee agreed to use helicopters for rescue services on adventure tours to Son Doong, the world’s largest cave.