Tu Lan Cave Encounter 2 days 1 night

Duration: 2 days 1 night
Route: Phong Nha

This tour offers 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 for two-days and one-night with

Price $250
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Day 1: Phong Nha - Tan Hoa - Tu Lan
You’ll be picked up at your hotel in Phong Nha between 7:30 am and 8:00 am, before venturing off to the
village of Tan Hoa, located 70 km away. After a safety briefing and gear check, it’s off and away for a full
day of trekking! The trek begins with a 2.5 km march across fields of peanut crops, giant water buffaloes,
towering corn stalks, and down to the Rao Nan River. The adventure accelerates with a 30 m climb up a
rocky hill to a small jungle opening where you can catch your breath before a 100 m descent in elevation
down to Hung Ton Valley.
Lunch will be enjoyed in the Hung Ton Cave opening and then the adventure picks up again with some
serious trekking from Hung Ton Valley and over to Mango Mountain, then back down into Tu Lan Valley
(3 km). By mid afternoon, Tu Lan campsite will be on the horizon, where swimming can be enjoyed in the
beautiful waterfall. Afternoon activities include exploring and swimming through Ken Cave, located next
to the campsite, and after that it’s back to camp for a delicious BBQ dinner. Sleep will come easy in
comfortable hammocks set up amongst the trees!

Day 2 - Tu Lan - Tan Hoa - Phong Nha
The second day starts with a hearty breakfast, and more cave exploration. Tu Lan Cave (both wet and dry
sections) are first on the agenda, followed by lunch back at your campsite. You’ll then be off on a swim
(450 m) and trek (500 m) through Hang Kim to To Mo Valley, before continuing with a swim through
Hung Ton Cave. Following this is the exploration of a dry passage, and then a trek down into Hung Ton
Valley (800 m). After crossing this valley, it’s time to climb up over a small rocky mountain to get to
Hang Chuot (Rat Cave). After seeing Hang Chuot (300 m), the tour winds down by crossing the Rao Nan
River and picturesque fields (2.5 km).
Arrival in Tan Hoa is followed by a chance to take in the scenery with a cold drink in hand. Showers are
available for those who would like to clean up and change, and then departure back to Phong Nha is at
around 4 pm, with arrival in Phong Nha by 5:30 pm.

We will provide you with the following:
• Camping gear: tent, camp light, sleeping bag
• Caving & safety gear: caving helmet, caving headlight, gloves
• Dry bag (for clothing and personal belongings excl. electronics)
• Basic canvas trekking boots (only if you do not have your own pair) sizes 38 - 46
• Meals: picnic lunches, breakfast (day 2), dinner (day 1)
• Professional English-speaking tour guide and guide safety assistant
• Porter team to carry all camping gear and prepare all meals
• Shared dry box for phones and small cameras (limited availability for larger cameras)
• Katadyn (Swiss-made) water puri􀃶er (used only by guide and porters) and water bottle.
• Basic camping facilities with eco-friendly compost toilet using western toilet seat
• First Aid Kit and Medical Rescue Equipment (application by guides and porters only

Please also bring with you the following:
• 1 long (easy to dry) pants and 1 long sleeved shirt to wear during the trek (quick dry)
• 1 pair of shorts and t-shirt to wear at campsite
• 1 pair of trekking boots/shoes (if you prefer your own comfortable pair)
• 1 pair of flip flop (sandals) for campsite
• 1 medium size towel
• 1 -2 pairs of calf length close weave socks (not ankle socks!)
• Small backpack for your water bottle and personal belongings
• Personal items: mosquito repellent, sunglasses, hat, camera, underwear, toiletries


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