Tu Lan Expedition - 4D4N Join in Tour

This skills-based caving adventure provides a highly informative insight into the unique cave region of Tu Lan, home to the most spectacular caves and jungle of Vietnam. Expect some dark cave exploring, bouldering, climbing and lots of swimming through caves.

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  • Explore the extraordinary system of caves, including Hang Tien Cave – famed for its vastness and magnificent formations
  • Highlight caving activity of the tour: the flying fox
  • Trek for over 12km of tough jungle terrain with plenty of swimming
  • Spectacular secluded jungle campsites in the wild and a night in cozy comfort at Chay Lap Farmstay
  • Enjoy a delicious BBQ beside the campfire before turning into the sounds of jungle critters and rushing waters of the nearby waterfall
  • See almost all of the explored caves and jungle in Tu Lan area and take epic photography extra lighting provided

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DAY 1: Phong Nha - Tan Hoa - Secret Cave - Hung Ton Cave - Tu Lan Campsite - Hang Ken

The expedition takes off with a pickup from any local hotel at Phong Nha at 7:30 – 8:00 AM and a transfer to Tan Hoa Village. You’ll attend the safety briefing, check on gears, equipment & sign the Release Form at Tu Lan office prior to trekking. At 10:00 AM, the trek gets underway with a hike across peanut and buffalo fields (2.5km) to the Rao Nan River.

After crossing the river, the group will go through the first cave of this expedition called** Secret Cave** at 11 am. The journey within Secret Cave then proceeds forward with a trek to Hung Ton Cave entrance. The journey within Secret Cave and the following trek to Hung Ton will take from about 11:30 am – 12:00 pm. At the entrance of Hung Ton you will take a break and enjoy lunch until about 1:00 PM.

From Hung Ton, trek through the jungle to Tu Lan Campsite. At camp, you’ll get settled and have time to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee before swimming into Ken Cave to the photo viewpoint where a famous picture of this cave was taken. There will be more time for swimming afterward at the small waterfall by camp, while our porter team prepares a delicious dinner.

DAY 2: Tu Lan - Kim Cave - To Mo - Hung Ton - La Ken - Hung Dung Campsite

Breakfast starts this adventurous day around 8:00 AM. Then, the expedition group will see the namesake of the tour, Tu Lan Cave. Visit Tu Lan Dry Cave and abseil down (15 m) into the river passage of Tu Lan Wet Cave with the support of our guide team. You will either swim or boat out of the cave (exit mode depends on season/weather).

Kim Cave is next, and you’ll enter via the dry entrance, follow the dry passage to the underground river and swim through the cave to exit into picturesque To Mo Valley. We will have lunch here from about 1:00 – 2:00 pm. Then, we will swim into Ton Cave, explore the dry passage and climb up the ladder to exit the cave.

It takes a further 2.5 hours to trek to** La Ken Valley** and then you’ll reach the Hung Dung Campsite (around 5:30 pm) where everyone can enjoy swimming in the natural pools. In cooler weather, you can spend this extra time taking photos of the waterfall and drinking more cups of coffee or tea. Enjoy a fulfilling dinner at around 6:00 pm.

DAY 3: La Ken - Hung Nhai - Tien Valley - Tien Campsite

At 8:00 AM, the day starts with breakfast ready when you wake up. Around 9:00 am, trek over the hill through the legendary jungle of Tu Lan Cave System.

At 11:00 AM, cross Hung Nhai Valley to the bottom of the hill.

Enjoy its fertile valleys; breathe in the fresh air, and enjoy every moment of it. You then will reach a tranquil magnificent blue lagoon located right in the middle of the jungle surrounded by rocks. This kind of scenery is rare in the world, it makes you wish you could stop the time and live in this moment forever.

Here you’ll be able to enjoy a refreshing swim, and capture some excellent photos when the sun goes down. Your campsite of the night will be right beside the lagoon, where the mouth-watering fulfilling BBQ dinner prepared by porter team is waiting; this definitely will gain energy for your upcoming exploration of Hang Tien 1 and Hang Tien 2 the following day.

DAY 4: Hang Tien 1 - Hang Tien 2 - Tan Hoa - Chay Lap Farmstay

Have a big breakfast to gear up for this big, final day of the trek. Hike to the largest cave in Tu Lan Cave System, Hang Tien. Also known as Fairy Cave, Tien Cave has two sections and you will explore both from about 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Hang Tien 1 lies beyond a field of boulders. The entrance is magnificent. Rimstone pools are stacked high and add to the magical feeling of this cave. Travel deeper into Hang Tien cave and try our brand new caving activity, the 18-meters-long flying fox. Each of you will be equipped with professional safety equipment such as the seat harness, locking karabiners and tandem pulleys. You will pull yourself across the steel cables as if you were floating in midair. Our professionally trained guide team will support you. This is one of the new exhilarating parts of the tour, enjoy this amazing experience. The squad then keeps on the journey through Hang Tien 1 to its exit and then through Hang Tien 2 before making your way back.

Lunch will take place on the return through Hang Tien, at the exit of Hang Tien 1. Then the group will proceed back through Hang Tien 1. Trek over the hill to the road where you’ll be picked up and returned to the office around 4:00 – 4:30 PM.

At Tan Hoa office, you will have time to take a proper shower that you have been waiting for many days, have a cold drink, collect your luggage and be transferred to Chay Lap Farmstay. Check in at the hotel around 6:00 PM, and then enjoy a gala dinner with your expedition team around 7:30 PM. The night will be spent at Chay Lap.

From Tan Hoa Village, you will strart your trekking with professional euipment and tour guideFrom Tan Hoa Village, you will strart your trekking with professional euipment and tour guide
Experience nature at its best, and be thrilled by the wonder of nature through Rao Nan RiverExperience nature at its best, and be thrilled by the wonder of nature through Rao Nan River
Along the way, get ready to be impressed by the diversified forest habitatAlong the way, get ready to be impressed by the diversified forest habitat
After the long trekking, you will then get to the Hung Ton Cave entranceAfter the long trekking, you will then get to the Hung Ton Cave entrance
Despite the tiredness, you will be rewarded with the impressive beauty from millions of year stalagmites and stalactites formationDespite the tiredness, you will be rewarded with the impressive beauty from millions of year stalagmites and stalactites formation
In Ken Cave, there are spectacular stalactites and stalagmites within the cave, along with underground rivers and small waterfallsIn Ken Cave, there are spectacular stalactites and stalagmites within the cave, along with underground rivers and small waterfalls
The Ken cave in Tu Lan cave system had been featured recently in National Geographic by the famous photographer Carsten PeterThe Ken cave in Tu Lan cave system had been featured recently in National Geographic by the famous photographer Carsten Peter
Each moment is an opportunity to escape civilization and go deep into the rugged and untouched nature of VietnamEach moment is an opportunity to escape civilization and go deep into the rugged and untouched nature of Vietnam
Tu Lan cave system spreads via 4 valleys which are covered with forests as well as unnamed riversTu Lan cave system spreads via 4 valleys which are covered with forests as well as unnamed rivers
The rivers cut into the mountain bottom, helping to carve new caves throughout the timeThe rivers cut into the mountain bottom, helping to carve new caves throughout the time
With underground river and small waterfalls in Tu Lan caves, thereby making it a unique destination for both plain sightseeing and adventureWith underground river and small waterfalls in Tu Lan caves, thereby making it a unique destination for both plain sightseeing and adventure
On the next day, you with your crew will continue to discover more unexploited wonder on the way to Tien CaveOn the next day, you with your crew will continue to discover more unexploited wonder on the way to Tien Cave
The entrance to cave of Tien 1 is 70m high and 50m wide, highlighted by piled-up stalactites as the terraced fields and a giant stalactite pillar covered with mossThe entrance to cave of Tien 1 is 70m high and 50m wide, highlighted by piled-up stalactites as the terraced fields and a giant stalactite pillar covered with moss
The mystifying and wonderful black and white wave stripes on the cave walls were due to flowing waterThe mystifying and wonderful black and white wave stripes on the cave walls were due to flowing water
Tien Cave consists of two branches: Tien 1 and Tien 2, in which are particularly endowed with strange stone veins on the cave ceiling and many wonderful stalactitesTien Cave consists of two branches: Tien 1 and Tien 2, in which are particularly endowed with strange stone veins on the cave ceiling and many wonderful stalactites
Kim Cave is one of the wet and newest cave formation which has the river flow and waterfalls insideKim Cave is one of the wet and newest cave formation which has the river flow and waterfalls inside
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
The stalactites and stalagmites are enormousThe stalactites and stalagmites are enormous
Some of the caves include a number of natural phenomena: habitat, stunning natural wonders, the majestic, unique of tropical jungle on the 400 million years of limestoneSome of the caves include a number of natural phenomena: habitat, stunning natural wonders, the majestic, unique of tropical jungle on the 400 million years of limestone

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1) Confirmation

  • Non-instant confirmation as unexpected changes due to the weather conditions & limited slots per day

2) Schedule

Departure every Thursday and Sunday

Day 1

  • 7:30 AM Pick up
  • 8:00 AM Departure

Day 4:

  • 6:00 PM End of Tour

3) Insider Tips

Requirement

  • Basic trekking experience
  • Swimming skill

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

  • 30 km jungle and mountain trekking, rocky terrain
  • 5 km caving
  • 800 m swimming in caves (from 100 m – 300 m each cave)
  • Elevation change up to 300 m (between valley and top of mountain – total of 1750m of ascent)
  • 1 abseil in a cave (in the dark) 4 days and 3 nights in jungle and caves

Please also bring with you the following

  • 2 long (easy to dry) pants and 2 long sleeved shirts to wear during the trek (quick dry)
  • 2 pair of shorts and a 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 the campsite
  • 1 medium size towel
  • 3-4 pairs of calf-length densely woven socks (not ankle socks)
  • Personal items: mosquito repellent, sunglasses, hat, camera, underwear, toiletries
  • Shoe pads and thick socks if using Oxalis canvas trekking boots

Any member of the Oxalis guide team reserves the right to turn around any person at any time without compensation or refund as deemed necessary for safety or conservation reasons.

3) Inclusion

  • Pick up and drop off in Phong Nha
  • 1 night's accommodation at Chay Lap Farmstay ( single or twin-shared)
  • Camping gear: tent, camp light, sleeping bag, mattresses, pillow
  • Caving & safety gear: caving helmet, caving headlight, life jacket, gloves
  • Professional caving headlight (Hope technology headlight - 1500 lumens)
  • Photography lighting supports (Hope technology - R8 3,000 lumens)
  • Light PVC backpack (if you do not want to take your own, as it will get wet)
  • Dry bag (for clothing and personal belongings excl. electronics)
  • Basic canvas trekking boots (only if you do not have your own pair) sizes 36 – 46
  • Meals: picnic lunches, dinner (1, 2, 3 & 4), breakfast (1,2, 3, & 4 and departure)
  • Gala dinner in day 4
  • 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 filter and purifier (used only by guide and porters)
  • 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
  • 2 groups transfer from Chay Lap Farmstay to Dong Hoi city center after the tour (1 transfer in the morning and 1 transfer in the afternoon)
  • 1hour complimentary kayaking at Chay Lap Riverside

4) Exclusion

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

5) Children pricing policy

  • Minimum age to join this experience is from 16 years old

Additional Information

  • You will sign on the Release Form to make sure that you accept the authority of the guide, staff's management, and follow all cave/trekking rules without exception.

Cách sử dụng

1) How to get to meeting point/pick up

  • Pick up time at 7:30 AM
  • Please wait at the hotel lobby and inform the receptionist/concierge of pick up
  • Remember to indicate your pick up location (hotel name and address) and drop off point during booking

2) How to redeem the e-voucher

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

Chính sách hủy

No cancellation or refund.

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