Tu Lan Cave Exploration - 3D2N Tour

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.

Experience Code : 10076



  • Duration: 3 Day(s), 2 Night(s)
  • No Cancellation
  • Show Mobile or Printed Voucher
  • Fixed Date Ticket
  • English
  • Meet Up With Guide
  • Hotel Pick Up

  • 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, Song Oxalis Cave and Tu Lan Cave
  • Ready to be amazed by the natural formation of the caves and venture into the jungle
  • The expedition of a lifetime and one of the most talked about adventure experiences in Vietnam

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Group of 2 - 10 pax - Join in Tour

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Highlights

DAY 1: Phong Nha - Tan Hoa - Rat Cave - Tu Lan

You will be picked up at 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 note that the Release Form needs to be signed before you leave for the jungle. You’ll then set off across sweeping fields for 2.5km to the Rao Nan River, making your way up to the short hill into Rat Cave. Then you will explore around 300 m 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 150m up to 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 (2km). You’ll finish your journey 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 to a swim directly into Ken Cave. After exploring this longest cave in Tu Lan Cave System, you will return to camp for more waterfall swimming, a rest and picnic lunch.

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

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

DAY 3: To Mo - Song Oxalis Cave - Hung Ton - Tan Hoa - Phong Nha

The last day continues to exude adventure and a good balance between trekking and swimming. At 8 AM, after breakfast, you and the team will explore Song Oxalis Cave – a marvelous creature of Tu Lan Cave System. After that, you will get back to the campsite and enjoy some snacks before getting back on the journey. The guide then leads the team to trek and swim 100m upstream past the waterfall and through Hung Ton Cave via the exit of the cave. You are requested to climb up to the entrance of Hung Ton (15m).

Early afternoon holds the return trip across Rao Nan River, the beautiful fields and back to Tan Hoa (2.5km), where a cold drink will be awaiting you. Showers are available for those who would like to clean up and change. The tour returns to Phong Nha by 5:30 AM.

From Phong Nha, trek through the kilometers of the massive forest and mountains before reaching Tu Lan CavesFrom Phong Nha, trek through the kilometers of the massive forest and mountains before reaching Tu Lan Caves
You will be surrounded by the wilderness, with sound of the nature from the beginning of this adventureYou will be surrounded by the wilderness, with sound of the nature from the beginning of this adventure
Observe the marvellous creation of nature along the road to Rat CaveObserve the marvellous creation of nature along the road to Rat Cave
The Rat Cave is covered with forests and rivers with magnificent and colorful stalagmites and stalactites insideThe Rat Cave is covered with forests and rivers with magnificent and colorful stalagmites and stalactites inside
Not just Ken Cave but also to reach other Tu Lan caves, each explorer must equiped themselves with swimming skillNot just Ken Cave but also to reach other Tu Lan caves, each explorer must equiped themselves with swimming skill
The river caves in this system such as Ken Cave and Tu Lan Cave are very young, only about 3 million years oldThe river caves in this system such as Ken Cave and Tu Lan Cave are very young, only about 3 million years old
The higher, dry caves like dry Tu Lan and Ton Cave are much older, and date around 5 million years oldThe higher, dry caves like dry Tu Lan and Ton Cave are much older, and date around 5 million years old
When arrive at Kim Cave, you will be surprised of how wonderful the river that flow underneath the ground and upper caves - which is also the formation procedure of new spectacular cave in the futureWhen arrive at Kim Cave, you will be surprised of how wonderful the river that flow underneath the ground and upper caves - which is also the formation procedure of new spectacular cave in the future
Tu Lan Cave System have the largest, deepest, longest, highest with many of connecting caves including inactive dry caves & active wet cavesTu Lan Cave System have the largest, deepest, longest, highest with many of connecting caves including inactive dry caves & active wet caves
Get ready to spend all strength to be shocked by the no-place-on-earth deepest cave wonder and maybe the unknown magnificent ones in Tu LanGet ready to spend all strength to be shocked by the no-place-on-earth deepest cave wonder and maybe the unknown magnificent ones in Tu Lan
The Tu Lan Cave adventure is an amazing way to see rural parts of Vietnam that never can believe it existedThe Tu Lan Cave adventure is an amazing way to see rural parts of Vietnam that never can believe it existed
The experience is great for bonding and appreciate the beauty of nature, together with your dearest companyThe experience is great for bonding and appreciate the beauty of nature, together with your dearest company
You will see and experience a completely different world in the caves and forget about the hustle of city lifeYou will see and experience a completely different world in the caves and forget about the hustle of city life

Experience Info

1) Confirmation

  • Instant confirmation

"2) Schedule Day 1

  • 7:45 - 8:00 AM Pick Up (Join-in Tour)
  • 8:00 AM Pick up & Departure (Private Tour)

Day3

  • 5:30 PM End of Tour

3) Important Information

Requirement

  • Basic trekking experience
  • Swimming skill

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

  • 2 km jungle and mountain trekking, rocky terrain
  • 17 km 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

Please also bring with you the following

  • 1 long (easy to dry) pants and 1 long sleeved shirt to wear during the trek (quick dry)
  • 1 pair of shorts and t-shirt to wear at campsite plus your swimsuit
  • 1 pair of trekking boots/shoes – difficult terrain, good footwear necessary. Gore-Tex/waterproof boots are NOT recommended as they do not drain well (if you prefer your own comfortable pair)
  • 1 pair of flip flops (sandals) for campsite
  • 1 medium size towel
  • 2-3 pairs of calf-length densely woven socks (not ankle socks)
  • Personal items: mosquito repellent, sunglasses, hat, camera, underwear, toiletries
  • If you are trekking in the colder months (November – March) please bring additional warm clothes for the evening and an extra change of long pants and shirt for swimming

4) Inclusion

  • Camping gear: tent, camp light, sleeping bag, pillow, mattress
  • Caving & safety gear: caving helmet, caving headlight, life jacket, gloves
  • Light PVC backpack
  • Dry bag (for clothing and personal belongings)
  • Basic canvas trekking boots (sizes 36 – 46)
  • Meals: picnic lunches, dinner (day 1 & 2), breakfast (day 2 & 3)
  • 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 (limited availability for larger cameras)
  • Water 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 Oxalis Headquarters to store all luggage you will not be taking on the trek

5) Exclusion

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Personal expenses
  • All other expenses not mentioned in the inclusion

How To Use

1) How to get to meeting point/pick up

  • Pick up time: 7:45 AM (Join in Tour) / 8:00 AM (Private Tour)
  • Meeting point: Phong Nha, Sơn Trạch, Bố Trạch, Quảng Bình Province, Việt Nam
  • Remember to indicate your pick up location (hotel name and address) and drop off point during booking if request for hotel pick up service in Phong Nha.

2) How to redeem the e-voucher

  • Show the tour guide your E-voucher or printed voucher

Cancellation Policy

No cancellation or refund.

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