Tu Lan cave 2-day encounter tour (2D/1N - RT050)

From :
VND 5,500,000
(US$ 239)

Highlights

  • You will enjoy exploring Ken Cave, Kim Cave, Hung Ton Cave and of course Tu Lan Cave. You’ll also be subjected to a decent amount of trekking jungle terrain covered over the two days and plenty of swimming!
  • With climbing, trekking, and swimming through river caves, this will surely be a highlight of your travels in Vietnam.

QUICK FACTS

• Operating: from mid-Nov to mid-Sep (closed in October)
• Duration: 2 days/1 night
• Adventure Level: Easy for physically active guests (swimming necessary)
• Availability: Every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
• Small Group Tours: Average 8 - 10 pax
• Minimum Age: 16 years old
• Tour Starts: 7:30 - 8:00 from any local hotel in Phong Nha
• Tour Ends: 17:00 - 17:30 at any local hotel in PhongNha.

ITINERARY

Day 1 Phong Nha - Tan Hoa - Tu Lan

You’ll be picked up at your hotel in Phong Nha between 7:30 am and 8:00 am, before venturing off to the village of Tan Hoa, located 70 km away. After a safety briefing and gear check, you need to sign our Release Form before it’s off and away for a full day of trekking.

The trek begins with a 2.5 km march across fields of peanut crops, giant water buffaloes, towering corn stalks, and down to the Rao Nan River.

The adventure accelerates with a 30 m climb up a rocky hill to a small jungle opening where you can catch your breath before a 100 m descent in elevation down to Hung Ton Valley.

Lunch will be enjoyed in the Hung Ton Cave opening and then the adventure picks up again with some serious trekking from Hung Ton Valley and over to Mango Mountain, then back down into Tu Lan Valley (3 km).

By mid afternoon, Tu Lan campsite will be on the horizon, where swimming can be enjoyed in the beautiful waterfall. Afternoon activities include exploring and swimming through Ken Cave, located next to the campsite, and after that it’s back to camp for a delicious BBQ dinner.

Day 2 Tu Lan - Tan Hoa - Phong Nha

The second day starts with a hearty breakfast, and more cave exploration.

Starting with a brief swim across the river into the heart of Tu Lan Cave System, you will break to enjoy the blue lagoon entrance before making your way 180 m downstream through Tu Lan Cave entrance.  Making your way up to explore the dry part with some climbing and squeezing, at which point you will reach the dry exit and trek a short way through valley into Kim Cave dry entrance.  Stay for a while to watch out for a natural window in Kim Cave, and you’ll then be off on a swim (450 m) and trek (500 m) through Hang Kim to To Mo Valley.

A picnic lunch will be served next to a stunning waterfall by Hung Ton Cave mouth.  Then, you will try to follow a dry path before swimming out through Hung Ton wet cave .

Following this is the exploration of a dry passage, and then a trek down into Hung Ton Valley (800 m).

Arrival in Tan Hoa is followed by a chance to take in the scenery with a cold drink in hand.

Showers are available for those who would like to clean up and change, and then departure back to Phong Nha is at around 4 pm, with arrival in Phong Nha by 17:30.

NOTES
  • This tour is operated from mid-Nov to mid-Sep (closed from mid-Sep to mid-Nov).
  • Maximum is 10 participants per booking
  • This product is on request. We will confirm availability within the shortest possible time after we receive your order.

ADVENTURE LEVELS

Sleep will come easy in comfortable hammocks or tents set up amongst the trees!

Please make sure that your health is suitable for these activities with ease.

  • 12km jungle and mountain trekking, rocky terrain
  • Elevation change up to 150m (between valley and top of mountain)
  • 1 km swimming in caves (from 200m - 500m each cave)
  • 3 km caving
  • 2 days and 1 night in jungle and caves

Requirements:

  • Basic trekking experience
  • Must be able to swim
  • Note: Be prepared for your shoes to get very wet due to many river crossings!
  • Hung Ton Dry cave
  • Hung Ton Valley
  • Kim Cave
  • Rao Nan River
  • Tan Hoa 2
  • Tan Hoa Homestay
  • Tan hoa 1
  • Tu Lan 1
  • Tu Lan 2
  • Tu Lan 3
  • Tu Lan 4
Validity Tour price per person Select your group size More than 10 pax
01/01/2018 - 31/12/2019
VND 5,500,000
(US$ 239 )
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INCLUSIVE OF:

  • Camping gear: tent, camp light, sleeping bag, pillow, mattresses
  • Caving & safety gear: caving helmet, caving headlight, life jacket, gloves
  • Light PVC backpack (if you do not want to take your own, as it will get wet)
  • Semi dry bag (for clothing and personal belongings excl. electronics) for inside the (light PVC) backpack
  • Basic canvas trekking boots (only if you do not have your own pair) sizes 36 – 46
  • Meals: picnic lunches (day 1, day 2), breakfast (day 2), dinner (day 1)
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide and guide safety assistant
  • Porter team to carry all camping gear and prepare all meals
  • Shared dry box for phones and small cameras (20cm x 15cm or 22cm x 20cm and limited availability for larger cameras)
  • Water filter and purifier (used only by guide and porters), and water bottle
  • Basic camping facilities with eco-friendly compost toilet using western toilet seat
  • First Aid Kit and Medical Rescue Equipment (application by guides and porters only
  • Secure Storage Facility at our Headquarters to store all luggage you will not be taking on the trek 

EXCLUSIVE OF:

  • Travel insurance (you must purchase travel insurance to join this tour, otherwise our team will help to purchase local travel insurance at VND 440,000 for a 4-day trip and you will be billed before your arrival date)
  • Any additional costs other than those mentioned above; additional expenses may include laundry services, extra food & drink, and additional water sports & river cruises at Chay Lap Farmstay.
  • Tip for guide team and porter team

Children’s Policy

  • Above 9 years old: Apply the same price as an adult.
  • From 4 to 9 years old: 50% of an adult tour price.
  • From 1 to 3 years old: Free of charge (only 1 child).
  • Please note the age of the child(ren) on Additional Information Form.
  • All children must be supervised by an adult at all times during the tour.
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