Wild Tu Lan Cave Explorer

Tour Overview

  • Duration: 4 Days and 3 Nights
  • Pick-up location: Your homestay or hotel in Phong Nha town at 7:30-8:00 am.
  • Distance: 18km of trekking, including 4km of cave exploration
  • Swim the underground river 1km (intermittently)
  • Elevation gain of 435m
  • Adventure level: Strenuous
  • Ages that can join the tour: 16-70 years old
  • Number of guests per tour: Max 10 pax
  • Operating time: Only from mid-November to mid-September annually.
  • Activities: Jungle trek with rocky terrain, steep hills, and river crossing. Swimming in the underground river and natural lake with emerald water, camping. Plus, exploring the magnificent caves of the Tu Lan Cave system. A 15m ladder climb with a safety rope operated by the safety team.
Description

The Wild Tu Lan Cave Explorer 4 days 3 nights is an incredible journey that brings you to explore the entire Tu Lan cave system. By joining this tour, you also have the opportunity to enjoy a dinner at a local house and stay overnight at Tu Lan Lodge at the end of the Tu Lan cave tour.

The Wild Tu Lan Cave Explorer Tour has a shorter journey than the Tu Lan Expedition Tour. The trekking is less difficult, and the distance is shorter. Therefore, this tour is suitable for travelers with less time but still would like to experience Tu Lan nature as much as possible.

You may be interested in our other Phong Nha cave tours and Phong Nha limousine as follows:

WILD TU LAN CAVE EXPLORER 4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS

What To Expect From Wild Tu Lan Cave Tour?

Joining this wild Tu Lan cave tour, you will be able to enjoy unique activities as follows:

Underground river swimming: The valleys are connected by a system of underground caves. Thus, you can experience the magical feeling of swimming inside the cave with the clear and cool water. This is one of the most exciting experiences of Tu Lan cave tours. However, you can sit on the raft if you don’t want to swim.

Explore various magnificent caves: This is an adventure tour in Vietnam where you will explore Rat Cave, Ken Cave, Tu Lan Cave, Kim Cave, Hung Ton Cave, and particularly Song Cave. Hang Sơng Cave is a dry cave near the top of the mountain packed with numerous unique stalactites and stalagmites.

Jungle camping: You will have 2 nights to camp at different locations in the stunning Tu Lan campsites. These camps are in the most beautiful spots, with waterfalls and natural swimming lakes surrounded by limestone mountains covered by lush green forests.

Enjoy delicious cuisine: During the trek, you will enjoy delicious meals prepared by local chefs.

Local culture experience: At the end of the tour, you will have a great chance to enjoy dinner at a local household. Thus, you can learn about their daily life. Additionally, you can also have the chance to explore the beautiful and peaceful Tan Hoa Village by cycle.

Unique accommodation after the tour: You will spend one night at Tu Lan Lodge right in Tan Hoa. This accommodation was built to adapt to the area’s annual flooding situation. All rooms are built on the side of the hill or with floating houses designed. Thus, when the flood comes, the house will float up.

Wild Tu Lan Cave Explorer Tour Detailed Itinerary

Important Notes: 

  • The itinerary can be customized following the weather conditions.
  • Shampoo or conditioner are not allowed to be used in the rivers or pools to protect water resources. Hence, environmentally friendly biological shampoo is required.

Day 1: Phong Nha – Tan Hoa – Rat Cave – Tu Lan Campsite

From 7:30 – 8:00 a.m., the car and tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Phong Nha and transfer you to the Tan Hoa office. Here, you will listen to the safety briefing and the itinerary, sign the Release Form, as receive safety equipment.

Then, we will start the tour with a 2.5km flat walk through peanuts and corn fields. After crossing the Rao Nan River and reaching the Rat Cave entrance, we will have a short break and lunch inside the Rat Cave. After lunch, we will continue further into the cave to admire magnificent stalactites. Then, Climb up through the exit of Rat Cave to continue the journey.

We will take 30 minutes to cross the La Ken Valley and conquer the most difficult challenge of the first day – Lom Com Mountain, which is quite steep and rocky. After crossing the mountains, we trek down to the Tu Lan Valley, with the sound of the waterfall cascading from the cave entrance.

Upon reaching the Tu Lan Valley, we will camp for the first night and swim in the emerald water pool next to the campsite. Settle into your tent and enjoy a delectable dinner cooked by the local chef.

Day 2: Ken Cave -Tu Lan Cave – Kim Cave – To Mo Valley

On the second day of wild Tu Lan cave adventures, we will explore three beautiful caves of the Tu Lan Cave System: Ken Cave, Tu Lan Cave and Kim Cave. After enjoying breakfast, we will swim into Ken Cave and explore it, which is one of the most stunning caves in the Tu Lan Cave System.

Then, we will return to camp for lunch. After lunch, we swim in Tu Lan Cave to explore it – a beautiful river cave giving its name to the whole cave system and it is the main cave.

We will climb up from the river into the dry passage to reach the valley. After crossing the valley, we will reach the Kim Cave entrance, where you will swim and cross beautiful waterfalls to reach To Mo Valley. This captivating valley is the second campsite of this wild Tu Lan cave tour.

After setting up camp, we will have a delicious dinner and sleep to be ready for the third day.

Day 3: Sơng Cave – Hung Ton Cave

We start the third day by conquering a steep hill to reach the entrance of Song Cave. It is a cave with the most unique and rare cave coral calcite formations. After admiring the beauty of Song Cave, we trek downhill back to the campsite and have lunch. Then, crossing To Mo Valley and entering Hung Ton Cave beside the waterfall.

We will swim through the cave to reach the dry passage and climb a 15m ladder with a safety rope to reach the final cave exit. Afterward, we trek across Hung Ton Valley and the ‘baby’ hill to reach the Rao Nan River. Next, we will return to the Tan Hoa headquarters by trekking through the farm fields.

After getting back to the headquarters, we will check in at Tu Lan Lodge to shower and relax.

6:00 a.m., we will walk to a porter’s house for dinner and interact with the locals. After dinner, we will come back to Tu Lan Lodge to rest.

Day 4: Leaving Tan Hoa

In the early morning, you can enjoy the sunrise moments over the beautiful Tan Hoa green fields. Otherwise, you can cycle to explore the Tan Hoa Village. Then, enjoy breakfast prepared by the chef at Tu Lan Lodge.

OPTIONAL: If you still would like to experience another adventure, then you can book an ATV tour (All Terrain Vehicle) at Tu Lan Lodge. There are 2 options: Exploring Tan Hoa fields by ATV in 30 minutes and exploring the House of King Kong tour by ATV for 2 hours.

Take part in an ATV tour, you can ride the ATV upon slopes, fording streams, and crossing green fields. Especially, passing through the artificial cave, the home of King Kong.

After all, we will transfer you back to your hotel in Phong Nha and finish the Wild Tu Lan Cave Explorer tour. Phong Nha Cave Tours Travel & Transport wishes you an unforgettable experience with us.

Travel Guides

Things you should bring:

  • Passport, power banks, personal hygiene items
  • 2-3 quick-dry, bright, long-sleeved T-shirts
  • 2-3 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
  • 1 campsite clothing set
  • 1 pair of sandals/slides for the campsite
  • Mosquito repellent, sunglasses, sun hat, sunscreen, mini fan
  • Towel, underwear, swimwear
  • Nature-friendly shampoo & soap
  • Passport, power banks, personal hygiene items
Price

Price

  • 9,500,000 VND/ pax
Inclusion

Inclusion

  • VAT, entrance fee, environment fee and management fee.
  • Private car transfer from Tan Hoa to Dong Hoi airport.
  • 1 English-speaking guide, 1 safety assistant, 1 local chef, 2 local sous chefs, 4 porters and 2 supplier porters.
  • Meals with tea and coffee during the tour (excluding any extra requests). Dinner after the tour with a fixed menu and vegetarian or vegan dishes are available upon request.
  • 2 nights in the campsites during the jungle trek and one night at Tu Lan Lodge after the trek.
  • Safety equipment such as helmets, caving headlamps, gloves, etc.
  • Travel insurance: 10,000,000 VND/ case.
Exclusion

Exclusion

  • Personal expenses, tips
  • ATV tour 
Children’s policies

Children’s policies

  • Only those 16 years old and upward can join the tour.
Description

The Wild Tu Lan Cave Explorer 4 days 3 nights is an incredible journey that brings you to explore the entire Tu Lan cave system. By joining this tour, you also have the opportunity to enjoy a dinner at a local house and stay overnight at Tu Lan Lodge at the end of the Tu Lan cave tour.

The Wild Tu Lan Cave Explorer Tour has a shorter journey than the Tu Lan Expedition Tour. The trekking is less difficult, and the distance is shorter. Therefore, this tour is suitable for travelers with less time but still would like to experience Tu Lan nature as much as possible.

You may be interested in our other Phong Nha cave tours and Phong Nha limousine as follows:

WILD TU LAN CAVE EXPLORER 4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS

What To Expect From Wild Tu Lan Cave Tour?

Joining this wild Tu Lan cave tour, you will be able to enjoy unique activities as follows:

Underground river swimming: The valleys are connected by a system of underground caves. Thus, you can experience the magical feeling of swimming inside the cave with the clear and cool water. This is one of the most exciting experiences of Tu Lan cave tours. However, you can sit on the raft if you don’t want to swim.

Explore various magnificent caves: This is an adventure tour in Vietnam where you will explore Rat Cave, Ken Cave, Tu Lan Cave, Kim Cave, Hung Ton Cave, and particularly Song Cave. Hang Sơng Cave is a dry cave near the top of the mountain packed with numerous unique stalactites and stalagmites.

Jungle camping: You will have 2 nights to camp at different locations in the stunning Tu Lan campsites. These camps are in the most beautiful spots, with waterfalls and natural swimming lakes surrounded by limestone mountains covered by lush green forests.

Enjoy delicious cuisine: During the trek, you will enjoy delicious meals prepared by local chefs.

Local culture experience: At the end of the tour, you will have a great chance to enjoy dinner at a local household. Thus, you can learn about their daily life. Additionally, you can also have the chance to explore the beautiful and peaceful Tan Hoa Village by cycle.

Unique accommodation after the tour: You will spend one night at Tu Lan Lodge right in Tan Hoa. This accommodation was built to adapt to the area’s annual flooding situation. All rooms are built on the side of the hill or with floating houses designed. Thus, when the flood comes, the house will float up.

Wild Tu Lan Cave Explorer Tour Detailed Itinerary

Important Notes: 

  • The itinerary can be customized following the weather conditions.
  • Shampoo or conditioner are not allowed to be used in the rivers or pools to protect water resources. Hence, environmentally friendly biological shampoo is required.

Day 1: Phong Nha – Tan Hoa – Rat Cave – Tu Lan Campsite

From 7:30 – 8:00 a.m., the car and tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Phong Nha and transfer you to the Tan Hoa office. Here, you will listen to the safety briefing and the itinerary, sign the Release Form, as receive safety equipment.

Then, we will start the tour with a 2.5km flat walk through peanuts and corn fields. After crossing the Rao Nan River and reaching the Rat Cave entrance, we will have a short break and lunch inside the Rat Cave. After lunch, we will continue further into the cave to admire magnificent stalactites. Then, Climb up through the exit of Rat Cave to continue the journey.

We will take 30 minutes to cross the La Ken Valley and conquer the most difficult challenge of the first day – Lom Com Mountain, which is quite steep and rocky. After crossing the mountains, we trek down to the Tu Lan Valley, with the sound of the waterfall cascading from the cave entrance.

Upon reaching the Tu Lan Valley, we will camp for the first night and swim in the emerald water pool next to the campsite. Settle into your tent and enjoy a delectable dinner cooked by the local chef.

Day 2: Ken Cave -Tu Lan Cave – Kim Cave – To Mo Valley

On the second day of wild Tu Lan cave adventures, we will explore three beautiful caves of the Tu Lan Cave System: Ken Cave, Tu Lan Cave and Kim Cave. After enjoying breakfast, we will swim into Ken Cave and explore it, which is one of the most stunning caves in the Tu Lan Cave System.

Then, we will return to camp for lunch. After lunch, we swim in Tu Lan Cave to explore it – a beautiful river cave giving its name to the whole cave system and it is the main cave.

We will climb up from the river into the dry passage to reach the valley. After crossing the valley, we will reach the Kim Cave entrance, where you will swim and cross beautiful waterfalls to reach To Mo Valley. This captivating valley is the second campsite of this wild Tu Lan cave tour.

After setting up camp, we will have a delicious dinner and sleep to be ready for the third day.

Day 3: Sơng Cave – Hung Ton Cave

We start the third day by conquering a steep hill to reach the entrance of Song Cave. It is a cave with the most unique and rare cave coral calcite formations. After admiring the beauty of Song Cave, we trek downhill back to the campsite and have lunch. Then, crossing To Mo Valley and entering Hung Ton Cave beside the waterfall.

We will swim through the cave to reach the dry passage and climb a 15m ladder with a safety rope to reach the final cave exit. Afterward, we trek across Hung Ton Valley and the ‘baby’ hill to reach the Rao Nan River. Next, we will return to the Tan Hoa headquarters by trekking through the farm fields.

After getting back to the headquarters, we will check in at Tu Lan Lodge to shower and relax.

6:00 a.m., we will walk to a porter’s house for dinner and interact with the locals. After dinner, we will come back to Tu Lan Lodge to rest.

Day 4: Leaving Tan Hoa

In the early morning, you can enjoy the sunrise moments over the beautiful Tan Hoa green fields. Otherwise, you can cycle to explore the Tan Hoa Village. Then, enjoy breakfast prepared by the chef at Tu Lan Lodge.

OPTIONAL: If you still would like to experience another adventure, then you can book an ATV tour (All Terrain Vehicle) at Tu Lan Lodge. There are 2 options: Exploring Tan Hoa fields by ATV in 30 minutes and exploring the House of King Kong tour by ATV for 2 hours.

Take part in an ATV tour, you can ride the ATV upon slopes, fording streams, and crossing green fields. Especially, passing through the artificial cave, the home of King Kong.

After all, we will transfer you back to your hotel in Phong Nha and finish the Wild Tu Lan Cave Explorer tour. Phong Nha Cave Tours Travel & Transport wishes you an unforgettable experience with us.

Travel Guides

Things you should bring:

  • Passport, power banks, personal hygiene items
  • 2-3 quick-dry, bright, long-sleeved T-shirts
  • 2-3 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
  • 1 campsite clothing set
  • 1 pair of sandals/slides for the campsite
  • Mosquito repellent, sunglasses, sun hat, sunscreen, mini fan
  • Towel, underwear, swimwear
  • Nature-friendly shampoo & soap
  • Passport, power banks, personal hygiene items
Price

Price

  • 9,500,000 VND/ pax
Inclusion

Inclusion

  • VAT, entrance fee, environment fee and management fee.
  • Private car transfer from Tan Hoa to Dong Hoi airport.
  • 1 English-speaking guide, 1 safety assistant, 1 local chef, 2 local sous chefs, 4 porters and 2 supplier porters.
  • Meals with tea and coffee during the tour (excluding any extra requests). Dinner after the tour with a fixed menu and vegetarian or vegan dishes are available upon request.
  • 2 nights in the campsites during the jungle trek and one night at Tu Lan Lodge after the trek.
  • Safety equipment such as helmets, caving headlamps, gloves, etc.
  • Travel insurance: 10,000,000 VND/ case.
Exclusion

Exclusion

  • Personal expenses, tips
  • ATV tour 
Children’s policies

Children’s policies

  • Only those 16 years old and upward can join the tour.

Tour Overview

  • Duration: 4 Days and 3 Nights
  • Pick-up location: Your homestay or hotel in Phong Nha town at 7:30-8:00 am.
  • Distance: 18km of trekking, including 4km of cave exploration
  • Swim the underground river 1km (intermittently)
  • Elevation gain of 435m
  • Adventure level: Strenuous
  • Ages that can join the tour: 16-70 years old
  • Number of guests per tour: Max 10 pax
  • Operating time: Only from mid-November to mid-September annually.
  • Activities: Jungle trek with rocky terrain, steep hills, and river crossing. Swimming in the underground river and natural lake with emerald water, camping. Plus, exploring the magnificent caves of the Tu Lan Cave system. A 15m ladder climb with a safety rope operated by the safety team.

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