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Tu Lan Cave Encounter 2 days

Hanoi - Quang Binh
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Overview

Overview

Tu Lan Cave Encounter 2 days
Tu Lan Cave System is comprised of over 10 caves in all, some of which were originally discovered and explored in 1992, and some of which were just found in the past couple years. Hang Ton, first found in 1992 and explored more in depth in 2012, appears first on the horizon on a trek to this intricate cave system. Its dry entrance provides an outstanding view of the valley below, and promises many more adventures inside. A ladder inside leads to the floor of the cave, and from there the journey truly begins, where one must swim through the cave to reach the exit on the other side

Highlights

  • Admire the majesty of the third biggest cave in the world
  • Discover the separate ecosystem and climate, along with a beautiful river
  • Examine fascinating fossils in one part of the cave over 300 million year old
  • Enjoy every corner be subject to the most picturesque views

Tour Itinerary

17h00 – 17h15: Our bus picks up at your hotel in Hanoi (Old Quarter)

Meal: n/a

Accommodation: Overnight on bus

04h00: Early check in on your arrival into Phong Nha
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, you need to sign our Release Form before it’s off and away for a full day of trekking.

Tu Lan Cave Encounter 3 days
Trekking and hiking

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.

Tu Lan Cave Encounter 3 days
One of the cave in Tu Lan Cave system

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 or tents set up amongst the trees!

Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Camping in Tu Lan cave

The second day starts with a hearty breakfast, and more cave exploration.
Starting with a brief swim across the river into the heart of Tu Lan Cave System, you will break to enjoy the blue lagoon entrance before making your way 180 m downstream through Tu Lan Cave entrance. Making your way up to explore the dry part with some climbing and squeezing, at which point you will reach the dry exit and trek a short way through valley into Kim Cave dry entrance. Stay for a while to watch out for a natural window in Kim Cave, and you’ll then be off on a swim (450 m) and trek (500 m) through Hang Kim to To Mo Valley.

Tu Lan Cave Encounter 3 days
Swim across the river

A picnic lunch will be served next to a stunning waterfall by Hung Ton Cave mouth. Then, you will try to follow a dry path before swimming out through Hung Ton wet cave .
Following this is the exploration of a dry passage, and then a trek down into Hung Ton Valley (800 m).
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.

Tu Lan Cave Encounter 3 days
Stalactite in Tu Lan cave

Option 1: 21h00 – 22h00: Take a bus trip to go back to Hanoi. Tour ends!

Option 2: Stay overnight in Phong Nha Town. 04h00: The next day takes a bus trip to go to Hue city, arrival around 08h30.

Tour ends!

Meal: Breakfast/Lunch

Accommodation: N/A

Important Note*

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
  • The itinerary can be customized basing on your interests (you can extend your stay at each location, add/remove activities)

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Note*:

  • The tour price would vary much depending on your group size, tourtype (group/private), grade of accommodation, and date of departure. Please book the tour or contact us for a free quotation.
  • Similar hotels are selected if any of above are booked
  • Surcharge will be applied for single traveler or single room request

Booking Policy

Price Includes

  • Overnights in selected hotels or similar
  • All in-tour stationed local English speaking guide.
  • Transfers as mentioned by air-conditioned vehicles (including airport pick up & see off)
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary
  • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Caving & safety gear: caving helmet, caving headlight, gloves
  • Basic canvas trekking boots (only if you do not have your own pair) sizes 36 – 46
  • Camping gear: tent, camp light, sleeping bag

Price excludes

  • Meals and services other than those noted in the itinerary
  • Visa stamping fee
  • International flights pre/post tour
  • Laundry, telephone calls, and personal expenditures
  • Gratuities for guides, drivers, porters, boat crew, and personal, non-itinerary services

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation received 60 days or more before arrival date: 10% of total rate
  • Cancellation received from 30 days to 59 days prior arrival date: 20% of total rate
  • Cancellation received from 15 days to 29 days prior arrival date: 30% of total rate
  • Cancellation received from 7 days to 14 days prior arrival date: 50% of total rate
  • Cancellation received less than 7 days prior arrival date or No show: 100% of total rate

Children Policy

  • For infant (<02 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 02 – 10 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 02 – 10 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 02 – 10 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate
  • from 11 years old: 100% adult rate

Note*: The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults

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