Tu Lan Cave Expedition

  6 Days  |  Phong Nha Tours

Dong Hoi - Chay Lap - Tu Lan - Hang Tien - Chay Lap

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ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the magnificent Underground World of Tu Lan region
  • Venture through various types of terrain and put yourself through challenge
  • Enjoy many beautiful wonder of nature such as stalactite formations, natural lagoons, pools and so on

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If you want to step down a little or simply do not have enough time for Son Doong tour, then Tu Lan expedition will be your cup of tea. Enjoy the cavern system of Tu Lan region and immerse yourself in the Underground World of Vietnam. Do not miss this exciting 6 days adventure trip with our experience guides and professional porter team.

Day01

Dong Hoi - Safety Briefing - Chay Lap Farmstay

You will have to arrive in Dong Hoi at 2 pm or sooner and transferred along with your team members to Chay Lap Hotel. You will stay the rest of your day in Chay Lap Hotel, feel free to ask our staff to arrange your plan for the day. The hotel located next to Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park so you can ride a bike around Chay village, enjoy the view of magnificent mountainous area around while soaking in the pool. However, our service will not include breakfast and lunch on this day so you will have to provide yourself. 

At around 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm, we will group up at Expedition Restaurant in Chay Lap Farmstay to begin our compulsory Safety Briefing. Remember that you will not allow taking part in the trip without attending the meeting and you will not receive any refund. Our expert and guide team will then tell you about safety measurements, gear check and provide you Release Form to sign. Please note that your belongings must be prepared and be in your room for the next day so we can transport them in individually labeled large plastic bags to our porter team in the morning. You are advised to bring any equipment (Camera, tripod…) that you want to take along and keep them in a separate backpack.

After everything finishes, you can enjoy dinner with your group at around 7:30 pm at Expedition Restaurant. Feel free to relax and rest for the upcoming adventure.

Day02

Chay Lap Farmstay - Tan Hoa - Secret Cave - Hung Ton Cave - Tu Lan Campsite - Hang Ken

After having breakfast, we will begin our day by transfer you from Chay Lap Farmstay at 8:00 am to Tan Hoa village. Here, you will have a final check on your gear at Tu Lan office before setting off. At around 10:00 am, we will travel through the sweeping field of the peaceful village to reach Rao Nan River.

Then, cross the river and we will start our first cave exploration in the Secret Cave at 11:00 am. Have a first glimpse of the cavern world in Phong Nha before we trek to reach Hung Ton Cave entrance at around 12:00 pm. Here, we will have a break and lunch near the mouth of Hung Ton Cave.

At 1:00 pm, hike through a vast jungle until Tu Lan Campsite appear. Enjoy the taste of coffee and tea and we will continue our adventure by swimming into Ken Cave. Hold your camera to capture any fantastic view that you want to save. After that, we will back to the camp to have wonderful dinner prepared by the porter team or if you interested, you can swim in the nearby waterfall. Overnight at the campsite.

Day03

Tu Lan - Hang Kim - To Mo - Hung Ton - La Ken - Hung Dung Campsite

Our journey will start around 8:00 am with breakfast before we take another exciting trip through a series of caves. After that, we will take you to Tu Lan Cave where our guide team will help you to descend 10 meters into the river of Tu Lan Wet Cave. From here, you have to swim or sail on a boat to leave the cave depends on weather and season.

You will have the chance to dry yourself a little via the entrance of Hang Kim and passage. After reaching the underground river, we will travel through the cave and leave by swimming. At To Mo Valley, you will lunch in the remarkable scene of the wild at around 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Rest and regain your energy for you will then continue to swim into Ton Cave and trek on dry passage until reaching a ladder to exit the cave. 

This adventure day will finish after you venture to La Ken Valley until you reach Hung Dung Campsite at 5:30 pm. You can choose to relax in the natural pool nearby or spend time to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee beside the beauty of nature. Have lunch at around 6:00 pm and rest for the day.

Day04

Hang Doi - Hung Nhai - Tien Valley - Tien Campsite

We will continue of other adventure at 8:00 am with a warm breakfast. Then, we will climb the hill and reach Hang Doi or Bat Cave. Venture through the cave and also a little swim to finally reach a striking waterfall where we recommend you to take photos.

At 11:00 pm, after crossing such beautiful site, we will trek through Hung Nhai Valley to the bottom. Here, you can rest and lunch to recover your strength from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. Afterward, you will hike 30 minutes over the hill to reach Tien Valley at 5:30 pm. The special natural lagoon will sure amaze any adventurer who visits this place. Take your time to relax in the lagoon and take photos to share with your friend and family. Feast on hearty dinner and rest under the starry night.

Day05

Hang Tien 1 - Hang Tien 2 - Tan Hoa - Chay Lap Farmstay

Your fifth day will be exciting so remember to have breakfast and we will take you to Hang Tien, also known as Fairy Cave. Here, you will explore 2 wonderful parts of the cave which is Hang Tien 1 and Hang Tien 2. 

As you decend 50 m into Hang Tien 1, you can see a very large chamber in which there is a beautiful ceiling above. Additionally, we recommend you to take photos of not only magnificent stalactite formations but also unique pools of rimstone in this section. You will explore Hang Tien 2 next which is no less impressive than the former part. Here, you will find mysterious stone veins around; stalactites come in different size and shape.

After that, time to return and lunch at the exit of Hang Tien 1. Finally, you will trek through Hang Tien 1, climb the hill to the road where our card driver waiting to take you back to Tan Hoa office at around 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm. 

Your adventure has ended and now you can relax and reflect back of what you have experienced at the office. Take a shower, change your clothes and collect your belongings before transferred to Chay Lap Farmstay. Arrive at about 6:30 pm, enjoy the heart-warming dinner with your team at 7:30 pm and share story with others. Overnight at Chay Lap.

Day06

Departure Day - Transfer to Dong Hoi

Do what you want in this final morning of the trip. After breakfast, you can swim in the pool of Chay Lap or spend time in Chay Lap sport center. Note that Off-property excursions can be booked through Chay Lap Farmstay. Contact our tour guide the night before arranging transfer service about your department time. There will be 2 group transfer from Chay Lap Farmstay to Dong Hoi, one at 7:30 am and the other is 2:00 pm. Hope you enjoy the trip and best luck to your upcoming trip.

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