What you’ll get

  • Duration : 1 day

  • Departure : Hotel in Phong Nha

  • Suitable : Family, couple, solo traveler

  • Type : Land tour

  • Product Code : T88OXA02

Overview

This tour offers a glimpse into the amazing beauty of the Tu Lan area: caves, karst mountains, jungle, and waterfalls. It is an opportunity to escape civilization and go deep into the rugged and untouched nature of Vietnam for two-days and one-night with a professional English-speaking guide and jungle porter team.

Highlights

    • Have a solid taste of adventure in the amazing Tu Lan jungle and cave system
    • Experience a night in the jungle at our amazing Tu Lan campsite located by a beautiful waterfall
    • Join climbing, trekking, and swimming through river caves, and enjoy a delicious BBQ beside the campfire

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Bed size: N/A

Price for Group tour, Available Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday


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Private tour

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Price for Private Tour, min = 2pax/booking, departure daily


Quantity Discount
Pax 2+ 3+ 4+ 6+ 8+
Price 440 356 340 295 285

* Price: USD/pax

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  • Meals
    1 Breakfast, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner
  • Transportation
    A/C transfer
  • Price Includes
    • Meals: picnic lunches (day 1, day 2), breakfast (day 2), dinner (day 1)
    • Camping gear: hammock/tent, camp light, sleeping bag
    • Porter team to carry all camping gear and prepare all meals
    • Dry bag (for clothing and personal belongings excl. electronics)
    • Professional English-speaking tour guide and guide safety assistant
    • 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)
    • Katadyn (Swiss-made) 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
    • Basic canvas trekking boots (only if you do not have your own pair) sizes 38 – 46
    • Shared dry box for phones and small cameras (limited availability for larger cameras)
    • Secure Storage Facility at Oxalis Headquarters to store all luggage you will not be taking on the trek.
    Price Excludes
    • 1 medium size towel
    • 1 pair of flip flop (sandals) for campsite
    • 2-3 pairs of calf length close weave socks (not ankle socks!)
    • 1 pair of shorts and t-shirt to wear at campsite plus your swimsuit
    • 1 pair of trekking boots/shoes (if you prefer your own comfortable pair)
    • 1 long (easy to dry) pants and 1 long sleeved shirt to wear during the trek (quick dry)
    • Personal items: mosquito repellent, sunglasses, hat, camera, underwear, toiletries
  • Cancellation by Customer

    For almost of our tours, once tour is confirmed and fully paid but for one reason they cancel the tour, the following charges will apply in the event of cancellation prior to tour commencement:

    • More than 30 days before arrival: No charge
    • 15-30 days before arrival: 10% of total tour price.
    • 7-15 days before arrival: 50% of total tour price.
    • 4-7 days before arrival: 75% of total tour price.
    • Within 3 days before arrival: 100% tour price.

    Notes:

    • There will be no refund given for any unused or missed ground arrangements, sightseeing, meals or hotel accommodations.
    • For no showcases, there will be no refund.
    • All cancellations must be in person or in writing and received by us
  • Cancellation by Weather

    In case of an unexpected situation/ bad weather causes an effect on your trip after commencement, we serve the right to change the itinerary of your booked tour for the safety of all clients in the group. If there are more than one solution, we will ask for your permission and agreement to do the next step. In such kind of cancellation, the refund of any payment on the un-used portion of transportation service, hotel service, car rental or tours will be given.

  • Children Policy
    • Under 4 years: Free of Charge.
    • From 4 to 8 years old: 50% of adult’s fare and sharing bed with parents.
    • From 9 to 11 years old: 75% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.
    • Students with ID student card: 95% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.
    • Over 11 years old: 100% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.

Itineraries

Day 1: Phong Nha - Tan Hoa - Tu Lan

You’ll be picked up at your hotel in Phong Nha between 8:00 am and 8:30 am, before venturing off to the village of Tan Hoa, located 70 km away. After a safety briefing and gear check, 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.

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

Meals: L, D

Accommodation: Camping

Day 2: Tu Lan - Tan Hoa - Phong Nha

The second day starts with a hearty breakfast and more cave exploration. Tu Lan Cave (both wet and dry sections) are first on the agenda, followed by lunch back at your campsite.

You’ll then be off on a swim (450 m) and trek (500 m) through Hang Kim to To Mo Valley, before continuing with a swim through Hung Ton Cave.

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

After crossing this valley, it’s time to climb up over a small rocky mountain to get to Hang Chuot (Rat Cave).

After seeing Hang Chuot (300 m), the tour winds down by crossing the Rao Nan River and picturesque fields (2.5 km).

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 5:30 pm.

Meals: B, L

Accommodation: N/A

Important Notes

    • Minimum 2 pax
    • Departure on every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday for group tour, any date for private tour
    • Transfer Dong Hoi - Phong Nha +$35/minibus/way
    • Operated from November to mid-September (closed from mid-September to the first week of November)

Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Excellent

9.4

Based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    9.6
  • Organization
    9.4
  • Value for money
    9.7
  • Safety
    9.0
9.8

Margie J

Canada
20 Apr 2019
Out of the world!!! Went on Tu Lan Cave tour in Nov within 2 days. What a fantastic experience! Everything was so amazing, hiking, sailing on rivers, climbing down into cave and swimming through the cave and out into... See more

Went on Tu Lan Cave tour in Nov within 2 days. What a fantastic experience! Everything was so amazing, hiking, sailing on rivers, climbing down into cave and swimming through the cave and out into river, I impressed with all. Helmets with lights were handy.

9.3

William S

United States
02 Apr 2019
Fantastic journey Good job! We had a fantastic journey for 2 days 1 night in Tu Lan cave. We not only went walking through rain forest, climbing up to the cave, but only swimming in the cave. That is really unforget... See more

Good job! We had a fantastic journey for 2 days 1 night in Tu Lan cave. We not only went walking through rain forest, climbing up to the cave, but only swimming in the cave. That is really unforgettable experiences I have ever had. I think I will come back here in the near future.

9.0

Oliver W

United States
21 Mar 2019
2 amazing days!!! 2 wonderful days in Tu Lan cave. Very happy with the time spent with the whole team. Excellent camp site, very good support team and guide. The experience was totally out of the world for me. Reall... See more

2 wonderful days in Tu Lan cave. Very happy with the time spent with the whole team. Excellent camp site, very good support team and guide. The experience was totally out of the world for me. Really worth to try once.

9.5

Chloe P

United States
03 Mar 2019
Amazing experience It was amazing experience in Tu Lan! Be isolated for 2 days in the forest and survive like you are in a different world. I do not have many times in my life to do some like this. Food was so good, ... See more

It was amazing experience in Tu Lan! Be isolated for 2 days in the forest and survive like you are in a different world. I do not have many times in my life to do some like this. Food was so good, services were also very professional and guides as well as porters were devoted and knowledgeable.

9.3

Na Xie

Taiwan
05 Feb 2019
2D1N tour in Tu Lan cave system I only had a 2D1N tour in Tu Lan cave system. Very satisfied with the time spent with the team, very good support team and 2 good guides. In particular, this route was wonderful, including walking ... See more

I only had a 2D1N tour in Tu Lan cave system. Very satisfied with the time spent with the team, very good support team and 2 good guides. In particular, this route was wonderful, including walking through the forest, swimming along the flow and upstream, swimming in caves, exploring caves and so on.