Tu Lan Cave System full day experience

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Explore the untamed jungle and limestone mountain region of Tu Lan Cave System on our one-day Tu Lan Cave Experience. See the impressive Hung Ton Cave and To Mo Valley before trekking to Hang Chuot (Rat Cave), with its impressive formations. You’ll get wet, you’ll get dirty and you’ll enjoy an awesome BBQ beside a stunning waterfall! This is a full day of adventure so be prepared!

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Highlights

  • Give you a taste of Tu Lan cave system
  • Take part in exciting activities such as climb, swim in waterfall, trek, have BBQ lunch, discover caves
  • Join an interesting trip with attractive destinations: Hung Ton Cave, To Mo Valley, Tan Hoa village, Rat Cave

Itinerary

Tu Lan Cave System full day experience via Vietnampackagetravel

Start your day (except Thursday) with pick-up from your guesthouse in Phong Nha between 7:00am and 7:30am (please be ready!).

You’ll then drive 70 kms over the Da Deo Mountain Pass to reach the ethnic minority village of Tan Hoa and our headquarters. You can leave all your luggage at our office in the storage room.

After a safety briefing and gear check the days adventure begins with a 2 km walk across peanut and buffalo fields to reach the Rao Nan River.

After crossing the river you’ll climb your first mountain, an old jungle cow trail through the thick jungle (1.5 km).

You’ll then cross Hung Ton Valley through the thick scrub and one more small river crossing to reach Hung Ton Cave. Explore this wild cave by descending a 15 m ladder with safety harness before swimming 50 m through the cave and underground river to reach To Mo Valley, where a delicious BBQ lunch will be awaiting you.

After swimming at the waterfall trek over Hung Ton Mountain (1 km), across Hung Ton Valley (500 m), and another small hill down to Rao Nan River (500 m).

Here you’ll cross the jungle (400 m) to reach the impressive Hang Chuot (Rat Cave) to explore its massive formations for up to 200 m.

You’ll finish the day crossing back over the Rao Nan River, peanut and buffalo fields (2.5 km) to ourHeadquarters, where a cold drink and shower will be awaiting your return.

Depart Tan Hoa at 17:00 and return to Phong Nha at 18:30 and you will be dropped at your guesthouse.

Depart Tan Hoa at 17:00 and return to Phong Nha at 18:30 and you will be dropped at your guesthouse.

Notes:
  • Minimum 2 pax
  • Departure daily except Thursday
  • Transfer Dong Hoi – Phong Nha: $35/car/way
  • Operating from November to September of next year (closed in Oct)

Tu Lan Cave System full day experience via Vietnampackagetravel

What’s Included

  • Meals: picnic lunch
  • Porter to prepare meals and pump water
  • Eco-friendly compost toilet using western toilet seat at lunch site
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide and guide safety assistant
  • Caving & safety gear: caving helmet, caving headlight, life jacket, gloves
  • Basic canvas trekking boots (only if you do not have your own pair) sizes 36 – 46
  • Shared dry box for phones and small cameras (limited availability for larger cameras)
  • Katadyn (Swiss-made) water filter and purifier (used only by guide and porters)
  • 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

What’s Not Included

  • 1 change of clothes for after the tour
  • 1 pair of calf length close weave socks (not ankle socks!)
  • Personal items: mosquito repellent, sunglasses, hat, camera
  • 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)

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