Join in this group tour for 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. Climbing, trekking, and swimming through river caves, will surely be a highlight of your trip.
DAY 1: DONG HOI – PHONG NHA (-)
Upon arrival at Dong Hoi airport, please proceed to the exit gate and look for your guide who is waiting for you then private transfer to your hotel in Phong Nha.
Leisure and overnight in Phong Nha.
DAY 2: PHONG NHA – TAN HOA – TU LAN (B/L/D)
The Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park was recognized by UNESCO in 2003 as a World Natural Heritage Site for its system of natural and unique water grottoes as well as abundant wildlife and plants.
This morning, meet your local guide and venture off to the village of Tan Hoa, located 70 km away from Phong Nha town. After a thorough safety briefing and gear check, start walking across fields of peanut crops, giant water buffaloes, towering corn stalks, and down to the Rao Nan River. The adventure accelerates with a 30m climb up a rocky hill to a small jungle where you can catch your breath before experiencing a 100m descent in elevation down to Hung Ton Valley. After light exploration of its immense formations, enjoy a picnic lunch followed by some steep climbing rewarded by a relaxing break at a scenic outlook on the jungle path. After lunch, continue your trip from Hung Ton Valley and over to Mango Mountain, then back down into Tu Lan Valley. Arrive at Tu Lan campsite in the mid-afternoon. Afternoon activities include exploring and swimming through Ken Cave, located next to the campsite. Enjoy dinner with the group, telling stories around the campfire, and a good night’s sleep in hammocks strung up beside the beautiful waterfall.
Overnight in Tu Lan (camping)
DAY 3: TU LAN-TAN HOA-PHONG NHA (B/L)
The second day starts with a hearty breakfast and more cave exploration. After a short briefing, dip yourself into the blue lagoon entrance before making your way 180m downstream through Tu Lan Cave System. Make your way up to explore the dry part with some climbing and squeezing, at which point you will reach the dry exit and trek a short way through the valley into Kim Cave's dry entrance. Stay for a while to watch out for a natural window in Kim Cave, and you will then be off on a swim (450 m) and trek (500 m) through Hang Kim to To Mo Valley.
After lunch served next to a stunning waterfall by Hung Ton Cave mouth, gear up for the last swim through Hung Ton Wet Cave before trekking down to Hung Ton Valley. Head back to Tan Hoa headquarter where your driver our driver will be waiting to take you back to Phong Nha. Showers are available for those who would like to clean up and change and then return to Phong Nha, arriving around 17.30-18.00.