HUE-PHONG NHA (TULAN JUNGLE & CAVE TREKKING)-HUE (VMC05)

TOUR DURATION: 4 Days / 3 Nights

DESTINATION: VietNam

Spend three-days and two-nights deep in the remote jungle and caves of Tu Lan, located on the border of Laos, and just 70km North-West of Phong Nha. With an expert English-speaking guide and jungle porter team from the local minority village experience the very best camping and caving adventure in Vietnam.

Our three-day tour is a more difficult trek (up to 18km) with a number of steep inclines over limestone mountain trails.

You will have time to explore almost all of the caves in the area (that we know of) including Tu Lan Cave, Hang Kim and Hang Ken, which was featured as the National Geographic Photograph of the year in 2011. You’ll see many beautiful cave formations, swim through underground rivers and visit spectacular waterfalls inside the caves and surrounding valleys.

With two nights camping in the great outdoors you will have plenty of time to soak in the jungle atmosphere and learn more about the local people of the area. The food is a highlight for many, with an amazing BBQ prepared each evening by our expert jungle men. This is not a walk in the park and is setup as a real jungle adventure. You will swim through caves, traverse wide rivers, and negotiate rocky trails, but it will no doubt be a highlight of your travels in Vietnam.

Adventure Level: Moderate-to-High (16-18km). Must have decent level of fitness.

Highlights: Primary Forest; Tu Lan Cave, To Mo Valley, Hang Kim Cave, Swimming in Caves (weather permitting), Ken Waterfall, Hang Ken Cave, Hang Chuot, Overnight in jungle.

Trekking Gear: Helmet, Trekking Boots (sizes 38-46), Headlight, Life Jacket, Hammock, Sleeping Bag.

Day 1: HUE - DONG HOI (L)

In the morning, drive to Dong Ha. En route, visit some famous sites from the war including Khe Sanh Combat Base, Con Thien Firebase, Camp Caroll, Ta Con Airfield and Dakhrong Bridge. Later, visit the Hien Luong Bridge across the Ben Hai River, which was once the border between North and South Vietnam along the 17th parallel. Then, continue by road to Vinh Moc Tunnels and the underground village at the northern part of the DMZ. Arrive in Dong Hoi in the late afternoon and check in to the hotel.

Overnight in Dong Hoi.

Day 2: PHONG NHA – TAN HOA – TU LAN VALLEY (L-D)

Pick up from your hotel in Phong Nha and transfer to the meeting point for safety briefing. Then transfer to Tan Hoa Village and from there trek 2km across peanut and buffalo fields to the Rao Nan River. Cross the river and climb 200m up a rocky hillside to Hung Ton Valley. Continuing trekking 1km through thick scrub across Hung Ton Valley and then climb Hung Ton Mountain. Follow the trail and mountain ridge (3km) and trek up to Mango Mountain.

Arrive at the top of Mango Mountain and enjoy a picnic lunch.

In the afternoon, continue trekking down the mountain (2km) to Tu Lan Valley. Arrive at the campsite and enjoy a swim beside the waterfall.

Enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner with your team.

Overnight at Tu Lan Valley Campsite.

Day 3: TU LAN VALLEY – TU LAN CAVE – TO MO VALLEY (B-L-D

After breakfast, swim 200m into Tu Lan Cave and climb through a dry passage back to Tu Lan Valley (2km). Swim 200m into Ken Cave and explore the cave and its formations before returning to campsite. Picnic Lunch at Tu Lan Valley Campsite.

In the afternoon, trek towards Hang Kim (500m) and explore the dry passage of the cave. Swim and climb through Hang Kim Cave (1km) and exit at To Mo Valley.

Arrive at To Mo Valley Campsite and enjoy a swim beside the waterfall.

BBQ Dinner and overnight in To Mo Valley. 

Day 4: TO MO VALLEY – LA KEN VALLEY - TAN HOA – PHONG NHA - HUE (B-L)

After breakfast, swim upstream 200m past a waterfall and through the Hung Ton Cave. Explore a dry passage in Hung Ton Cave and then climb a 15m ladder with a safety rope to the entrance of Hung Ton Cave. From there, trek across Hung Ton Valley and over the hill to La Ken Valley (2.5km). Arrive at La Ken Valley and pass 400m through Hang Chuot (Rat Cave). Then cross Rao Nan River back across peanut and buffalo fields and trek 2km back to Tan Hoa

Lunch at a local restaurant in Tan Hoa Village.  Depart Tan Hoa Village for Phong Nha.

Arrive at Phong Nha and transfer to a local hotel

Our prices include:

  • Transfer by a private air-conditioned vehicle as per program.
  • Drinking water are provided in the vehicles (2 small bottles/day/person) along with refreshing towels (except during day at leisure).
  • English or French speaking guide for each area except during time at leisure.
  • Entry fees for all sightseeing tours as mentioned in the program.
  • Meals as mentioned in the program: (B) for breakfast, (L) for lunch or (D) for dinner.
  • Government taxes currently in force (V.A.T.).
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Our prices do not include:

  • Visa for Vietnam.
  • International flights and airport taxes.
  • Drinks, tips, personal expenses and all services not clearly mentioned.
  • Compulsory meals or surcharge during festive season applied by hotels, junk.
  • Personal insurance
  • Accommodation before or after the tour

 

Note:

  • Program is subject to change without prior notice due to airlines unexpected changes of schedule or flight cancellations.
  • We reserve the right to adjust the prices at any time in the event of an increase in fuel surcharges.
  • Visa to Vietnam available upon arrival at the airport with prior arrangement for authorisation letter.
  • In general most places are closed in Vietnam throughout the period of the Lunar New Year. 

HUE-PHONG NHA (TULAN JUNGLE & CAVE TREKKING)-HUE (VMC05), 4 Days / 3 Nights

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