Visit Chay Lap and Experience Eco Tourism at its Best (2 days/ 1 nights)
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  Duration: 2 DAYS/1 NIGHTS STYLE: Eco Tours

Visit Chay Lap and Experience Eco Tourism at its Best (2 days/ 1 nights)

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Chay Lap is a community-owned and operated ecotourism association in the Phuc Trach Commune. If you want to experience Eco Tourism at its best, you can do no better than spending time at Chap Lay.

The commune is adjacent to the World Natural Heritage Site of Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park in Central Vietnam. Locals living at the edge of the National Park provide exciting ecotourism experiences to foreign and domestic tourists. You stay in the traditional wooden Vietnamese houses of the local people and enjoy the food and the culture that are part of the daily life at Chap Lay.

You can experience biking, kayaking and trekking services in and around Ke Bang National Park. Volunteer study trips are also available for those who want to learn about and contribute more to the eco balance of the National Park .When you stay at Chay Lap, you have a great time and in true ecotourism form, you directly support the conservation of an important World Natural Heritage Site and provide employment opportunities and income for the families of Chay Lap Village and its surrounding areas.

And of course, Chay Lap is simply stunning! Experience coal-black evening skies, spectacular limestone cliffs, a choice of many activities and the space and environment to relax and enjoy the peace and serenity of this magnificent part of Vietnam.  

So  when you come to Vietnam, make sure you plan to visit Chay Lap, enjoy Ecotourism at its best and have an experience that you will never forget. 

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  • Personal attention to detail by all HGH from the time of your initial enquiry through to the end of your tour
  • 24 hour support available during the tour
  • Enjoy the degree of historical and cultural information throughout your tour from our local and knowledgeable tour hosts to the degree that you and your group are interested.
  • We focus on sustainable tourism by creating the very best experience for you as the tourist while supporting our local environment and local people
Itinerary Highlights
Day 1: Hue – DMZ – Chay Lap

At 08:00 A.M: In the morning, our guide and driver will meet you at your hotel/airport/railways station in Hue, and depart to Chay Lap Village. While en route, we will stop to visit some remaining places on the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) route such as the Hien Luong Bridge, and the Vinh Moc Tunnels. Here you will get a chance to learn about the Vietnam War. You will have lunch at Cua Tung Beach.

Once we reach Chay Lap in the afternoon, you will then check into the Homestay. After check-in, we will then head out by bicycle for some ecotourism. We travel through the National Park where you can enjoy the calm and beauty of the area. If you are lucky, you may get to see some of the rare and endangered animals that still thrive in this area. These include the Ha Tinh langur, Annamese Leaf Monkey Trachypithecus hatinhensis, Annamese Macaques and Mountain hockey bird.

We will return to the Homestay before it gets dark where you are invited to help prepare and cook the dinner if you wish. The dinner you will help to cook is “Steamed Fish with Beer, served along with local herbs”. You spend the rest of the night at Chay Lap.

(Today you will get to go cycling for a distance that is approximately 20km, for less experienced cyclists, the distance can be shortened within 10km).

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Day 2: Chay Lap – Hue

Start the day with breakfast. After breakfast, we go kayaking on the Chay River to the Dark Cave and Nuoc Mooc Springs. After that, we take a short trek through the Park with a local guide, where you can learn about the codes of a conservation environment. After a picnic for lunch on one of the paths in the forest, enjoy swimming at Nuoc Mooc Springs before returning to the bus. Our next stop is at the dock to board a boat to cruise on the Son River to visit the World Heritage Site of the Phong Nha Cave. Here you can explore the breathtaking beauty of the caves.

At the end of a long and wonderful day, we travel back to Hue via the Ho Chi Minh Highway. Back in Hue, we say goodbye to you are your hotel. 

(Today, the kayaking distance is approximately 5km, trekking distance is 2km).

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