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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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.
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