What you’ll get

  • Duration : 1 day

  • Departure : hotel in Phong Nha

  • Suitable : Family, couple, solo traveler

  • Type : Land tour

  • Product Code : T88OXA01

Overview

Explore the untamed jungle and limestone mountain region of Tu Lan Cave System on our one-day Tu Lan Cave Experience. See the impressive Hung Ton Cave and To Mo Valley before trekking to Hang Chuot (Rat Cave), with its impressive formations. You’ll get wet, you’ll get dirty and you’ll enjoy an awesome BBQ beside a stunning waterfall! This is a full day of adventure so be prepared!

Highlights

    • Give you a taste of Tu Lan cave system
    • Take part in exciting activities such as climb, swim in waterfall, trek, have BBQ lunch, discover caves
    • Join an interesting trip with attractive destinations: Hung Ton Cave, To Mo Valley, Tan Hoa village, Rat Cave…
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  • Meals
    1 Lunch
  • Transportation
    A/C transfer
  • Price Includes
    • Meals: picnic lunch
    • Porter to prepare meals and pump water
    • Eco-friendly compost toilet using western toilet seat at lunch site
    • Professional English-speaking tour guide and guide safety assistant
    • Caving & safety gear: caving helmet, caving headlight, life jacket, gloves
    • Basic canvas trekking boots (only if you do not have your own pair) sizes 36 – 46
    • Shared dry box for phones and small cameras (limited availability for larger cameras)
    • Katadyn (Swiss-made) water filter and purifier (used only by guide and porters)
    • First Aid Kit and Medical Rescue Equipment (application by guides and porters only)
    • Secure Storage Facility at Oxalis Headquarters to store all luggage you will not be taking on the trek
    Price Excludes
    • 1 change of clothes for after the tour
    • 1 pair of calf length close weave socks (not ankle socks!)
    • Personal items: mosquito repellent, sunglasses, hat, camera
    • 1 pair of trekking boots/shoes (if you prefer your own comfortable pair)
    • 1 long (easy to dry) pants and 1 long sleeved shirt to wear during the trek (quick dry)
  • Cancellation by Customer

    For almost of our tours, once tour is confirmed and fully paid but for one reason they cancel the tour, the following charges will apply in the event of cancellation prior to tour commencement:

    • More than 30 days before arrival: No charge
    • 15-30 days before arrival: 10% of total tour price.
    • 7-15 days before arrival: 50% of total tour price.
    • 4-7 days before arrival: 75% of total tour price.
    • Within 3 days before arrival: 100% tour price.

    Notes:

    • There will be no refund given for any unused or missed ground arrangements, sightseeing, meals or hotel accommodations.
    • For no showcases, there will be no refund.
    • All cancellations must be in person or in writing and received by us
  • Cancellation by Weather

    In case of an unexpected situation/ bad weather causes an effect on your trip after commencement, we serve the right to change the itinerary of your booked tour for the safety of all clients in the group. If there are more than one solution, we will ask for your permission and agreement to do the next step. In such kind of cancellation, the refund of any payment on the un-used portion of transportation service, hotel service, car rental or tours will be given.

  • Children Policy
    • Under 4 years: Free of Charge.
    • From 4 to 8 years old: 50% of adult’s fare.
    • From 9 to 11 years old: 75% of adult’s fare.
    • Students with ID student card: 90% of adult’s fare.
    • Over 11 years old: 100% of adult’s fare.

Itineraries

Phong Nha – Tan Hoa – To Mo – Tan Hoa – Phong Nha

Start your day (except Thursday) with pick-up from your guesthouse in Phong Nha between 7:00 and 7:30 (please be ready!).

You’ll then drive 70 km over the Da Deo Mountain Pass to reach the ethnic minority village of Tan Hoa and our headquarters. You can leave all your luggage at our office in the storage room.

After a safety briefing and gear check the days adventure begins with a 2 km walk across peanut and buffalo fields to reach the Rao Nan River.

After crossing the river you’ll climb your first mountain, an old jungle cow trail through the thick jungle (1.5 km).

You’ll then cross Hung Ton Valley through the thick scrub and one more small river crossing to reach Hung Ton Cave. Explore this wild cave by descending a 15 m ladder with safety harness before swimming 50 m through the cave and underground river to reach To Mo Valley, where a delicious BBQ lunch will be awaiting you.

After swimming at the waterfall trek over Hung Ton Mountain (1 km), across Hung Ton Valley (500 m), and another small hill down to Rao Nan River (500 m).

Here you’ll cross the jungle (400 m) to reach the impressive Hang Chuot (Rat Cave) to explore its massive formations for up to 200 m.

You’ll finish the day crossing back over the Rao Nan River, peanut and buffalo fields (2.5 km) to our headquarters, where a cold drink and shower will be awaiting your return.

Depart Tan Hoa at 17:00 and return to Phong Nha at 18:30 and you will be dropped at your guesthouse.

Meals: L

Accommodation: N/A

Important Notes

    • Minimum 2 pax
    • Departure daily except Thursday
    • Transfer Dong Hoi - Phong Nha: $35/car/way 
    • Operating: from Nov to Sep (closed in October)

Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Excellent

9.2

Based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    9.6
  • Organization
    9.4
  • Value for money
    8.8
  • Safety
    9.0
9.5

Greg dennis

Australia
01 Dec 2018
One million years BC
8.8

Cheryl T

United Kingdom
19 Jun 2018
Amazing tour, don't miss it if you come to Phong Nha.
9.0

Carey W

New Zealand
17 Apr 2018
1 day cave experience
8.8

thuongmimi

California, United States
29 Jan 2018
Wonderful trip
10.0

MaroubraGirl72

Australia
07 Dec 2017
Tu Lan One Day