Tu Lan Cave Experience 1 Day Tour

Tour Overview

  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Pick-up location: Your homestay or hotel in Phong Nha town at 7:00-7:30 am.
  • Distance: 9km jungle trek and river crossing with easy trails and some rocky sections.
  • 800m cave exploration; elevation gain 120m
  • Adventure level: Easy to Moderate
  • Ages that can join the tour: 16-70 years old
  • Number of guests per tour: Maximum 12 pax
  • Operating time: Only from November to mid-September annually.
  • Activities: You will do 15m ladder climbing, 150m swimming in the underground river inside the cave, bathing and wading in the stream.
Description

Tu Lan Experience is a 1-day trekking tour, taking you to explore the pristine beauty of the Tu Lan Cave System. It was chosen as the setting for the Hollywood blockbuster Kong: Skull Island (2017). Moreover, Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts once praised: “The world will see how beautiful Tu Lan is; they will come, experience, and love Tu Lan as I did.”

You may be interested in our other Phong Nha cave tours and Phong Nha private car transfers, such as

TU LAN CAVE 1 DAY EXPERIENCE TOUR

What To Expect From Tu Lan Experience 1 Day?

Admire the majestic natural scenery: Joining the Tu Lan trekking tour, you will pass through two large valleys, Tan Hoa valley and Hung Ton Valley. These valleys have grasslands and surrounded by breathtaking limestone mountains and primary forests.

Explore 2 dry and wet caves, Rat Cave and Hung Ton Cave. You will admire a myriad of unique stalactites, stalagmites, and cave pearls that make these caves look like magnificent castles.

Great swimming opportunities: You will swim in the underground river inside the cave. This is one of the very unique experiences in Tu Lan cave tours. You will be equipped with an expedition light and immerse yourself in a dark space with no natural light, only mystery and wonder.

Further, you will enjoy swimming in the natural emerald-green lake behind the entrance of Hung Ton Cave. Thus, you can immerse yourself in the cool water while enjoying the wild nature in the valley.

Experience a picnic lunch by the stream: A picnic lunch with the famous wet rice paper rolled with grilled meat will be prepared for you by local chefs.

TU LAN CAVE EXPERIENCE 1 DAY ITINERARY

Note: You need to be in Phong Nha before 6:00 am on the tour day to avoid being late for departure time. The headquarters has free dorm room service with 6 comfortable beds for guests who arrive in Phong Nha early in the morning of the tour departure date and want to rest before leaving. Therefore, please inform us if you want to use this service.

Morning: Phong Nha – Tan Hoa – Explore Rat Cave

7:00 – 07:30 am: Our car and tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Phong Nha town and drive to headquarters in Tan Hoa, 70km from Phong Nha. Here, you will hear about safety regulations, introduce the Tu Lan experience trekking tour schedule, sign the Release Form, and receive the necessary safety equipment.

After hearing the safety news, we started trekking through cornfields and green grass fields towards the Rao Nan River. After crossing the river, you will hike up a small slope for about 5 minutes to reach the Rat cave entrance.

At the cave entrance, you will be equipped with a helmet, headlamp, and safety equipment to explore the Rat Cave, which has a length of nearly 300m. This is a small cave, but it has many magnificent stalactites. Plus, a soaring cave dome with a unique heart shape.

After exploring Rat cave, we returned to Rao Nan River to climb a slope called “Baby Hill” with a height of 60m. Then, we trek through Hung Ton Valley to reach the dry passage of Hung Ton Cave.

Afternoon: Hung Ton Cave – To Mo Valley – Tan Hoa – Phong Nha

Then, you will climb down the 15m ladder with a safety belt in Hung Ton cave to continue exploring its remaining dry passage. Remarkably, here, you will have the opportunity to see a fossil of a million-year-old sea creature. Afterward, we will continue to move to the water passage of the cave.

Next, you will wear a life jacket and start swimming in the underground river of the cave, swimming through a small reef. At the end of the cave is the highly romantic To Mo valley, which is waiting for you to explore. At To Mo Valley, you’ll enjoy lunch and a relaxing swim in the small jade lake before swimming back through Hung Ton Cave.

End the 1-day Tu Lan experience tour by crossing the valley and green fields. Return to headquarters to relax and rest with many cool drinks after 1 day of trekking to explore the Tu Lan caves.

Around 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Our private car driver will transfer you back to Phong Nha and finish the Tu Lan cave experience full-day tour – one of the most unique adventure tours in Quang Binh. Phong Nha Cave Tours Travel wishes you a fabulous experience in the Kingdom of Caves in Vietnam.

Travel Guides

1. Physical fitness requirements for Tu Lan experience tour

To be able to participate in the Tu Lan 1 Day experience tour, you need to meet the following basic physical fitness conditions:

  • Regarding trekking experience: Having experience in trekking and camping in the forest is an advantage.
  • Regarding physical requirements: Regularly practice sports (yoga/swimming/walking/jogging/climbing stairs/gym/sports) in which physical fitness ensures:

– Can run 3km continuously within 30 minutes or walk within 45 minutes.

– Can climb 5 floors continuously without difficulty breathing or dizziness.

2. Things you should bring

  • Backpack (20L), mosquito repellent, sunglasses, sun hat, power banks, passport, and sunscreen
  • 1 quick-dry, bright long-sleeved T-shirts
  • 1 quick-dry trekking pant
  • 1 waterproof jacket (in winter)
  • 1 pair of trekking shoes with good drainage
  • 1-2 pairs of calf-length, densely-woven socks
Price

Price

  • 1,800,000 VND/ pax
Inclusion

Inclusion

  • VAT, entrance fee and forest environment service fee.
  • 1 guide, 2 safety assistants, 1 chef, 1 kitchen assistant.
  • Food, tea, and coffee for visitors during the trek (excluding any extra requests).
  • Safety equipment such as helmets, harnesses, headlights, gloves, and so on.
  • Travel insurance (10,000,000 VND/ case).
Exclusion

Exclusion

  • Personal expenses, tips
Children’s policies

Children’s policies

  • Only 16-year-olds upward can join the tour.
Description

Tu Lan Experience is a 1-day trekking tour, taking you to explore the pristine beauty of the Tu Lan Cave System. It was chosen as the setting for the Hollywood blockbuster Kong: Skull Island (2017). Moreover, Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts once praised: “The world will see how beautiful Tu Lan is; they will come, experience, and love Tu Lan as I did.”

You may be interested in our other Phong Nha cave tours and Phong Nha private car transfers, such as

TU LAN CAVE 1 DAY EXPERIENCE TOUR

What To Expect From Tu Lan Experience 1 Day?

Admire the majestic natural scenery: Joining the Tu Lan trekking tour, you will pass through two large valleys, Tan Hoa valley and Hung Ton Valley. These valleys have grasslands and surrounded by breathtaking limestone mountains and primary forests.

Explore 2 dry and wet caves, Rat Cave and Hung Ton Cave. You will admire a myriad of unique stalactites, stalagmites, and cave pearls that make these caves look like magnificent castles.

Great swimming opportunities: You will swim in the underground river inside the cave. This is one of the very unique experiences in Tu Lan cave tours. You will be equipped with an expedition light and immerse yourself in a dark space with no natural light, only mystery and wonder.

Further, you will enjoy swimming in the natural emerald-green lake behind the entrance of Hung Ton Cave. Thus, you can immerse yourself in the cool water while enjoying the wild nature in the valley.

Experience a picnic lunch by the stream: A picnic lunch with the famous wet rice paper rolled with grilled meat will be prepared for you by local chefs.

TU LAN CAVE EXPERIENCE 1 DAY ITINERARY

Note: You need to be in Phong Nha before 6:00 am on the tour day to avoid being late for departure time. The headquarters has free dorm room service with 6 comfortable beds for guests who arrive in Phong Nha early in the morning of the tour departure date and want to rest before leaving. Therefore, please inform us if you want to use this service.

Morning: Phong Nha – Tan Hoa – Explore Rat Cave

7:00 – 07:30 am: Our car and tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Phong Nha town and drive to headquarters in Tan Hoa, 70km from Phong Nha. Here, you will hear about safety regulations, introduce the Tu Lan experience trekking tour schedule, sign the Release Form, and receive the necessary safety equipment.

After hearing the safety news, we started trekking through cornfields and green grass fields towards the Rao Nan River. After crossing the river, you will hike up a small slope for about 5 minutes to reach the Rat cave entrance.

At the cave entrance, you will be equipped with a helmet, headlamp, and safety equipment to explore the Rat Cave, which has a length of nearly 300m. This is a small cave, but it has many magnificent stalactites. Plus, a soaring cave dome with a unique heart shape.

After exploring Rat cave, we returned to Rao Nan River to climb a slope called “Baby Hill” with a height of 60m. Then, we trek through Hung Ton Valley to reach the dry passage of Hung Ton Cave.

Afternoon: Hung Ton Cave – To Mo Valley – Tan Hoa – Phong Nha

Then, you will climb down the 15m ladder with a safety belt in Hung Ton cave to continue exploring its remaining dry passage. Remarkably, here, you will have the opportunity to see a fossil of a million-year-old sea creature. Afterward, we will continue to move to the water passage of the cave.

Next, you will wear a life jacket and start swimming in the underground river of the cave, swimming through a small reef. At the end of the cave is the highly romantic To Mo valley, which is waiting for you to explore. At To Mo Valley, you’ll enjoy lunch and a relaxing swim in the small jade lake before swimming back through Hung Ton Cave.

End the 1-day Tu Lan experience tour by crossing the valley and green fields. Return to headquarters to relax and rest with many cool drinks after 1 day of trekking to explore the Tu Lan caves.

Around 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Our private car driver will transfer you back to Phong Nha and finish the Tu Lan cave experience full-day tour – one of the most unique adventure tours in Quang Binh. Phong Nha Cave Tours Travel wishes you a fabulous experience in the Kingdom of Caves in Vietnam.

Travel Guides

1. Physical fitness requirements for Tu Lan experience tour

To be able to participate in the Tu Lan 1 Day experience tour, you need to meet the following basic physical fitness conditions:

  • Regarding trekking experience: Having experience in trekking and camping in the forest is an advantage.
  • Regarding physical requirements: Regularly practice sports (yoga/swimming/walking/jogging/climbing stairs/gym/sports) in which physical fitness ensures:

– Can run 3km continuously within 30 minutes or walk within 45 minutes.

– Can climb 5 floors continuously without difficulty breathing or dizziness.

2. Things you should bring

  • Backpack (20L), mosquito repellent, sunglasses, sun hat, power banks, passport, and sunscreen
  • 1 quick-dry, bright long-sleeved T-shirts
  • 1 quick-dry trekking pant
  • 1 waterproof jacket (in winter)
  • 1 pair of trekking shoes with good drainage
  • 1-2 pairs of calf-length, densely-woven socks
Price

Price

  • 1,800,000 VND/ pax
Inclusion

Inclusion

  • VAT, entrance fee and forest environment service fee.
  • 1 guide, 2 safety assistants, 1 chef, 1 kitchen assistant.
  • Food, tea, and coffee for visitors during the trek (excluding any extra requests).
  • Safety equipment such as helmets, harnesses, headlights, gloves, and so on.
  • Travel insurance (10,000,000 VND/ case).
Exclusion

Exclusion

  • Personal expenses, tips
Children’s policies

Children’s policies

  • Only 16-year-olds upward can join the tour.

Tour Overview

  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Pick-up location: Your homestay or hotel in Phong Nha town at 7:00-7:30 am.
  • Distance: 9km jungle trek and river crossing with easy trails and some rocky sections.
  • 800m cave exploration; elevation gain 120m
  • Adventure level: Easy to Moderate
  • Ages that can join the tour: 16-70 years old
  • Number of guests per tour: Maximum 12 pax
  • Operating time: Only from November to mid-September annually.
  • Activities: You will do 15m ladder climbing, 150m swimming in the underground river inside the cave, bathing and wading in the stream.

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