TU LAN CAVE - 2 Days

  • Duration:2 days 1 night
  • DestinationsTu Lan

Explore the fascinating jungle and cave area of Tu Lan, located 70km North-West of Phong Nha, on this 2-day adventure accompanied by an expert English-speaking guide and porter team.

There are many spectacular untouched caves in this limestone mountain area with beautiful stalagmites and stalactites, as well as underground rivers and waterfalls. Tu Lan is somewhat hidden from the world due to its remote location making this an excellent jungle area to explore! In fact, Hang Ken Cave, visited on this tour, won the National Geographic Magazine photograph of the year in 2011.

You will experience the best camping adventure in Vietnam, beside a stunning waterfall deep in the jungle. Spot flying foxes in the early evening as you enjoy a delicious meal cooked over the fire. The trekking distance is about 7km and there are 2 moderate hills.

Safety is absolutely paramount on all trips operated by Phongnha Discovery Tours and you will be provided with helmets, life jackets, headlights and trekking boots (sizes 38 – 46). All camping gear will also be provided and carried by your porters.

Adventure level: Moderate-to-High (7km)

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

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

Day 1

07:30 - Pick up from local hotels in Phong Nha village and transfer to Tu Lan Cave for briefing and equipment check.

09:00 - Depart for Tan Hoa Village and drive 70kms through the spectacular Da Deo Mountain Pass.

10:30 - Arrive in Tan Hoa Village and trek across peanut and buffalo fields to the Rao Nan River (2.5km)

11:00 - Cross-river and climb rocky hill before descending into Hung Ton Valley (1km).

11:30 - Arrive at Hung Ton Cave and explore its depths before swimming through the cave to To Mo Valley (200m).

12:00 - Lunch in To Mo Valley at the impressive waterfall campsite.

13:00 - Swim through Kim Cave to enjoy underground waterfalls and where you can try and spot climbing fish (500m).

14:00 - Arrive at Tu Lan Campsite in front of Hang Ken Cave.

15:30 - Visit Tu Lan Valley and Tu Lan Wet and Dry Caves (1.5km).

17:00 - Arrive back at campsite. Swimming at Hang Ken Waterfall.

18:00 - Enjoy a tasty BBQ dinner. Overnight in hammocks.

Day 2

07:00 - Breakfast

08:00 - Explore the impressive Ken Cave and swim in the underground river (200m).

09:30 - Trek over the limestone-mountains to Hung Ton Valley, where you will cross the scrub back to the river (4km).

12:30 - Cross the Rao Nan River and trek back across the peanut fields to Tan Hoa (2.5km).

13:00 - Lunch at local homestay in Tan Hoa Village.

14:30 - Pick-up in Tan Hoa and transfer to Phong Nha village (Son Trach commune).

17:00 - Arrive Phong Nha village and transfer to local hotels.


B: Breakfats, L: Lunch, D: Dinner

What is Included?

  • Travel, camp gear and caving equipments
  • Permissin to discover the cave, entrance and enviroment cost
  • Transfer and back up by van
  • Guide: English speaking and local guide, support team: Ranger and porters
  • Meals as dedicated in the ittnerary and dringking water
  • First aid kit

What is Excluded?

  • Hotel (before/after the tour), Breakfast/Dinner (before/after the tour), Personal Expenses and Insurance

What is more?

Special note:

Tour Price: 292 USD/person (group tour) Set Departure 2 Day 1 Night Tour Availability: Every Tuesdays, Thursdays, Satudays) Daily departure costs 115 USD per person (Start in Phong Nha at 07:30am and Back up at 06:00pm) Private tours are available, please send us your requests to know more detailed

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Price From USD$292 USD$285/person
Total $ 285 USD

Trip Facts

  • Private car
  • Less than 12 people
  • Hue
  • Local food
  • Hotel