Wild Tu Lan cave 3-day explorer tour (3D/2N -RT052)

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VND 8,000,000
(US$ 348)

Highlights

  • This adventure tour offers the perfect balance between trekking, caving, climbing, squeezing and swimming, combined with enough time to enjoy two spectacular campsites over three-days and two-nights!
  • Our three-day trekking and caving adventure includes the very best wild caves of the region including Rat Cave, Ken Cave, Kim Cave,  Hung Ton Cave, Tu Lan Cave!
  • Operating: mid-November to mid-September
  • Duration: 3 days/2 nights
  • Adventure Level: Moderate (18 km) for physically active guests (swimming is necessary)
  • Availability: Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday
  • Small Group Tours: 8 - 12 pax (minimum 2 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 Phong Nha

ITINERARY

Day 1 Phong Nha - Tan Hoa - Rat Cave - Tu Lan

You will be picked up in Phong Nha between 7:30 am and 8:00 am at your hotel and driven to the little village of Tan Hoa for your initial safety briefing. Please be noted that Release Form needs to be signed before you are getting to the jungle.

You’ll then set off across sweeping fields for 2.5 km to the Rao Nan River, making your way up to the short hill into Rat Cave.

Explore 300m in Rat Cave with spectacular calcite stalagmites, then make your way back out for a picnic lunch served next to the river in La Ken Valley.

You’ll then climb 150 m increasing in elevation up Lom Com Mountain.  Keep going through Flat Rock Peak and make your way to Mango Peak on Mango Mountain. After a quick break, the trek continues down into Tu Lan Valley (2 km).

You’ll finish your afternoon on a more relaxed note with swimming around the waterfall, followed by a BBQ dinner, and singing around the campfire until sleep overcomes you.

Day 2 Ken Cave – Tu Lan – Hang Kim – To Mo

The morning arrives with another full day of adventure. Shortly following breakfast comes a swim directly into Ken Cave.

After exploring this longest cave in Tu Lan Cave System, you will return back to camp for more waterfall swimming, a rest, and picnic lunch.

Post-lunch, it’s a 200 m swim into Tu Lan Cave, followed by a 1.5 km trek to Hang Kim where swimming (450 m) and exploration (500 m) continues before adventuring 500 m on through To Mo Valley to the To Mo Cave campsite.

Enjoy another beautifully prepared dinner, and camping within graceful To Mo Valley.

Day 3 To Mo - Hung Ton - Secret Cave - Tan Hoa - Phong Nha

The last day continues to exude less adventure and balance between trekking and swimming, and then a morning swim 100 m upstream past the waterfall and through Hung Ton Cave via what is usually the exit of the cave.

Investigation of the dry passage leads to a 15 m ladder climb up to the entrance of Hung Ton.

After trekking across Hung Ton Valley, you will squeeze your way in to Secret Cave and discover the most untouched cave in Tu Lan Cave System.

Early afternoon holds the return trip across Rao Nan River, the beautiful fields, and back to Tan Hoa (2.5 km), where a cold drink will be calling your name.

Showers are available for those who would like to clean up and change. The tour returns to Phong Nha by 5:30 pm.

  • Hung Ton Cave 1
  • Hung Ton Cave 2
  • Hung Ton Cave 3
  • Hung Ton Cave 4
  • Hung Ton Cave 5
  • Hung Ton Dry Cave
  • Hung Ton Valley 1
  • Ken Cave
  • Rao Nan River
  • Tan Hoa 2
  • Tan hoa 1
  • Tu Lan Tour 1
  • Tu Lan Tour 2
  • Tu Lan Tour 3
Validity Tour price per person Select your group size More than 10 pax
01/01/2018 - 31/12/2019
VND 8,000,000
(US$ 348 )
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*Please do let us know if your group have Children

No. of Children (Age 4 to 9) No. of Kids (Age under 4)
Total price

** The price inclusive of environment/entrance fees

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:

  • Please make sure that your health is suitable for these activities with ease.
  • 17km 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)
  • 4 km caving
  • 3 days and 2 nights in jungle and caves 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Basic trekking experience
  • Must be able to swim 

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, 2 & 3), breakfast (days 2 & 3), dinner (day 1 & 2)
  • 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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