Challenging trekking & caving experiences

7km Paradise Cave Trek

The 7km trek through Paradise Cave is a unique way to experience this spectacular cave. This tour takes you through the stunningly lit tourist section of the cave to the end of the boardwalk, where your guide will open the gate for you to step down on to the cave floor and begin your caving adventure.
Explore the spectacular cave formations in the darkness with just the light of your head torch, perhaps see the endemic eyeless cave fish, and marvel at the wonders of this huge passage that is 100m wide and 150m high in sections.
You will get to swim through a section of the cave (or take a boat if you can’t swim) before you explore more of this underground wonder and emerge into the light of the doline chamber. You will enjoy lunch underground, and if you are lucky be awed by the sunbeams that penetrate the cave on a sunny day.

The Abandoned Valley trek

The Abandoned Valley is located in a remote area of the world heritage Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. This tour takes in 12km of the Ho Chi Minh trail, through the Abandoned Valley, exploring the Vietnamese tropical forest and experiencing the history of the Vietnam-American war as you trek along the narrow track. Explore the other exit of the now famous Dark Cave, and explore unspoiled Hang E where you can swim in a crystal clear natural spring. Hang E is one of the most beautiful river caves in the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. The porter team will prepare you a fantastic barbecue lunch in the jungle to fuel you up for the trek back out of the valley.
This tour is a great opportunity to get in to the jungle, explore two unspoiled caves and experience authentic Vietnam.

Hang Tien 1 day trek

This tour departs early and returns late and is a big day of cave exploring in the Tu Lan Region. From the base in Tan Hoa, (about 1,5 hours from the Farmstay) you will head out to explore this spectacular cave. The trek extends for 3km through fields and forest before becoming more rocky and challenging as you approach the cave. Enjoy a barbecue lunch in the cave entrance before you explore the length of Hang Tien. See spectacular rim stone pools and incredible swirling stone will captivate you as you enter the cave. Climb a ladder to the high chamber to the far exit.
Return to the entrance via a different route then head back to the freshwater spring that you passed on your way in. Enjoy a coffee and a swim before heading back to base camp for a shower ahead of the return journey to Phong Nha.

Tu Lan 1 day trek

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.

Hang Vom trek

Hang Vom cave system is considered the greatest caving system in Vietnam and perhaps the world in terms of size and splendor with 31.4km length, 124m height and 150m width. Paradise cave part of this system is one of the most visited cave in the area due to the beauty of its rock formations. While trekking to Vom you will go through dense primal jungle and rocky terrain to fulfil any avid trekkers. Once in the cave, stalactites, stalagmites, underground river, cave crab, geckos, cave crickets, sharp walls and muddy sand will be part of the adventure features.