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Tu Lan Treks

Please scroll down for details of the 2 and 3 day tours to Tu Lan

1 day Tu Lan Experience

This one day tour is a taste of the Tu Lan system, about an hour and a half from Phong Nha. It includes trekking, caving and swimming.

Your day starts in the base camp in Tan Hoa village before you set out enjoying the landscape of the farmlands to reach the Rao Nan River. You will see the beautiful formations in a dry cave called Hang Chuot, then swim through Hung Ton Cave to reach the To Mo Valley, where the team will prepare you a delicious barbecue lunch in the jungle. You are free to swim during the lunch break in the lake in To Mo Valley.

Then take on the jungle and karst peaks to make your way back to the base camp in Tan Hoa for return to Phong Nha.

If time is short or you are not up to overnight camping in the jungle then the one day tour is the best way to get a small taste of the beautiful area of Tu Lan.

Phong Nha – Tan Hoa – Rao Nan River.- Hang Chuot (Rat Cave) - Hung Ton Cave - To Mo – Tan Hoa – Phong Nha

Activities:

  • 9km jungle and mountain trekking, rocky terrain
  • Elevation change up to 150m (between valley and top of mountain)
  • 100m swimming in caves
  • 1 km caving
Adventure level: Medium
Requires some fitness and stamina for periods of steep trekking and caving, including swimming

What to bring:

  • Long shirt and trousers and good trekking shoes
  • Close weave trekking socks (not ankle socks)
  • Personal items, swimwear, camera, water bottle
  • A change of clothing for after tour
Tour includes:
  • BBQ lunch, water, caving equipment
  • All entrance fees, transport, guide and porters
Monday through Saturday 7.00am returning 6:30pm
1,800,000 VND/person.
Min 2, Max 8 pax
This tour is not available from Mid-September to Mid-November
Strict cancellation policy applies. You must arrive in Phong Nha and pay for the tour by 6pm the night before departure

2 day Tu Lan Cave Encounter

This overnight trek in the Tu Lan Cave system offers a glimpse in to the karst mountains, jungle, waterfalls and caves in the rugged and untouched natural environment of rural Vietnam. Perfect for those short on time but still wanting a solid taste of adventure in Tu Lan.

Over 2 days and one night you will both climb over the karst mountains and swim thorough them in the caves carved out of the limestone by the rivers.

Camp by a waterfall in a tent or a sleeping hammock, enjoy a jungle barbecue for dinner, have a relaxing evening around the campfire and a great night’s sleep in a hammock or a tent lulled by the sound of the waterfall from Ken Cave.

Phong Nha – Tan Hoa – Rao Nan River.- Hung Ton Valley – Mango Mountain – Tu Lan Valley – Ken Cave – Tu Lan Cave – Kim Cave - To Mo Valley - Hung Ton – Tan Hoa – Phong Nha

Activities:

  • 12km jungle and mountain trekking, rocky terrain
  • Elevation changes up to 150m
  • 1km swimming in caves
  • 3 km caving
Adventure level: Moderate
Requires some fitness and stamina for some steep trekking and caving, including swimming. This tour is easy for seasoned adventurers and accessible to those with a reasonable level of fitness.

What to bring:

  • Long shirt and trousers and good trekking shoes
  • Close weave trekking socks (not ankle socks)
  • Personal items, swimwear, camera, water bottle
  • A change of clothing for in camp including sandals

Tour includes:

  • All food, water and camping equipment
  • All entrance fees, transport, guide and porters
  • All caving equipment and safety gear
Tour departs at 7.30 am returns 5:30pm, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
5,500,000 VND/person
Children under 16 are not able to participate in this trek
This tour is not available from Mid-September to Mid-November
This tour has a strict cancellation policy. You must arrive in Phong Nha and pay for the tour by 6pm the night before departure

3 Day Wild Tu Lan Cave Explorer

This adventure tour offers the perfect balance between trekking, caving, climbing, squeezing and swimming, combined with enough time to enjoy two spectacular campsites over three-days and two-nights. Explore 6 spectacular caves in the Tu Lan System including Secret Cave, the most untouched cave in the system.

The guide and porter team will ensure that you are well looked after and fed delicious food. All camping equipment is provided (Hammock or tent)

Phong Nha - Tan Hoa - Rat Cave - La Ken – Lom Com Mtn - Tu Lan - Ken Cave – Tu Lan Cave – Hang Kim – To Mo – Hung Ton – Secret Cave – Tan Hoa – Phong Nha

Activities:

  • 17km jungle and mountain trekking, rocky terrain
  • Elevation change up to 150m (between valley and top of mountain)
  • 1 km swimming in caves (from 200m – 500m each cave)
  • 4 km caving
  • Basic trekking experience required
Adventure level: Moderate High
This our requires some fitness and stamina for steep trekking and caving on uneven and slippery surfaces, swimming and the ability to enjoy the wilderness for 2 nights.

What to bring:

  • 2 x Long shirt and trousers and good trekking shoes
  • Close weave trekking socks (not ankle socks)
  • Personal items, swimwear, camera, water bottle
  • A change of clothing for in camp including sandals
  • A travel towel or Sarong (not the room towels please!)
  • Personal toiletries, sunscreen, hat, insect repellent etc.
Tour includes:
  • All food, water and camping equipment
  • All entrance fees, transport, guide and porters
  • All caving equipment and safety gear

Tour departs at 7.30 am returns 5:30pm every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
8,000,000 VND/person
Children under 16 are not able to participate in this trek
This tour is not available from Mid-September to Mid-November
This tour has a strict cancellation policy. You must arrive in Phong Nha and pay for the tour by 6pm the night before departure

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