SMALL GROUPS – DAILY DEPARTURES – BEST ONE-DAY JUNGLE & CAVE ADVENTURE IN ASIA
Explore the untamed jungle and limestone mountain region of Tu Lan Cave System on our one-day Tu Lan Jungle & Cave Experience. With your English-speaking guide and local jungle man from the nearby minority village of Tan Hoa, you will trek up to 9km through dense jungle and have an opportunity to swim through some unbelievable river caves.
See the impressive Hung Ton Cave and To Mo Valley before trekking to Hang Chuot (Rat Cave), used as an illegal timber-logging trail under the mountain, with impressive formations. You’ll get wet, you’ll get dirty and you’ll enjoy an awesome BBQ beside a stunning waterfall in a secluded mountain valley!
Safety is absolutely paramount on all trips operated by us and you will be provided with a helmet, life jacket, headlight and trekking boots (sizes 38 –46). It is highly recommended that you wear long pants and long sleeved shirt. In the cold weather bring spare clothes to change, as it can be quite chilly trekking all day in wet clothes! The minimum age for this tour is 16 years. All tours are on a join-in basis and no private tours available. It is a long tour and your return to Phong Nha can sometimes be delayed due to trekking speed of the group.
- We bring you the most exshauted yet fascinating trekking route on earth. The dense jungle with lively fauna and flora surrounded by ranges of karsts promise the best experience for budding explorers and trekkers.
- Safety gears and instructions are our prior concern for your adventure. 24 hour support available during the tour.
ITINERARY: Phong Nha – Tan Hoa – To Mo Valley – Phong Nha (L)
07:30 - Pick up from local Phong Nha hotel and transfer to Oxalis HQ for briefing and equipment check.
08:30 - Depart for Tan Hoa Village and drive 70kms through the spectacular Da Deo Mountain Pass.
10:00 - Arrive in Tan Hoa Village and trek 2km across peanut and buffalo fields to the Rao Nan River.
10:30 - Cross the river and climb the old cow trail over the mountain to Hung Ton Valley (2km).
11:30 - Trek through thick scrub and cross the river one more time to arrive at Hung Ton Cave.
11:45 - Explore Hung Ton Cave and swim through cave (100m) to reach To Mo Valley (weather permitting).
12:30 - BBQ lunch and swimming at To Mo Valley (if raining enjoy BBQ inside Hung Ton Cave).
13:30 - Trek over the mountain to Hung Ton Valley and back to Rao Nan River (2km).
15:00 - Explore 200m of Hang Chuot (Rat Cave).
15:30 - Cross-river and trek back through peanut and buffalo fields to Tan Hoa (2.5km)
16:30 - Cold drinks at local homestay in Tan Hoa Village.
17:00 - Depart Tan Hoa Village.
18:30 - Arrive in Phong Nha and transfer to local hotel in Phong Nha.
Adventure Level: Moderate (9km). This is a real jungle trek and not just a walk in the park. Be prepared for an adventure!
Trekking Gear: Helmet, Trekking Boots (limited sizes 38-46), Headlight, Life Jacket.
Tour Includes: BBQ Lunch, Entrance& Environment Fees, Trekking Gear, Tour Guide, Porter, Transport and VAT.
Tour Excludes: Hotel (before/after the tour), Breakfast, Dinner, Personal Expenses and Insurance.