Tu Lan Cave Expedition 3 Days
Phong Nha, Quang Binh
Phong Nha, Quang Binh
Tu Lan Cave Expedition 3 Day Tour offers the perfect balance of trekking, caving, climbing, squeezing, and swimming, combined with enough time to enjoy two spectacular campsites over Tu Lan Cave Explorer two-days and one-night!
The Tu Lan Cave Expedition three-day trekking and caving adventure includes the very best wild caves of the region including Ken Cave; Kim Cave, Secret Cave, Hung Ton Cave, and Tu Lan Cave! It is a more challenging experience compared to our Tu Lan Cave Encounter (2 days). As you’ll see more of the caves and go much further into the jungle! Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime and one of the most talked-about adventure experiences in Vietnam!
In the morning, you will be picked up in Phong Nha between 7:30 am and 8:00 am at your hotel and driven to the little village of Tan Hoa for your initial safety briefing. For the Tu Lan Cave Expedition tour, please be noted that Release Form needs to be signed before you are getting to the jungle. You’ll then set off across sweeping fields for 2.5 km to the Rao Nan River, making your way up to the short hill into Rat Cave.
Next, Explore 300m in Rat Cave with spectacular calcite stalagmites, then make your way back out for a picnic lunch served next to the river in La Ken Valley. You’ll then climb 150 m increasing in elevation up Lom Com Mountain. Keep going through Flat Rock Peak and make your way to Mango Peak on Mango Mountain. After a quick break, the trek continues down into Tu Lan Valley (2 km).
You’ll finish your afternoon on a more relaxed note by swimming around the waterfall, followed by a BBQ dinner, and singing around the campfire until sleep overcomes you.
On this morning of the Tu Lan Cave Expedition, we will have another full day of adventure. Then, Shortly following breakfast comes a swim directly into Ken Cave. After exploring this longest cave in Tu Lan Cave System, you will return back to camp for more waterfall swimming; take a rest, and have a picnic lunch.
After lunch, we will do a 200 m swim into Tu Lan Cave, follow by a 1.5 km trek to Hang Kim where swimming (450 m) and exploration (500 m). We continue before adventuring 500 m on through To Mo Valley to the To Mo Cave campsite. Enjoy another beautifully prepared dinner, and camping within graceful To Mo Valley.
On the last day on the Tu Lan Cave Expedition tour, we continue to exude less adventure and balance between trekking and swimming. Then, a morning swim 100 m upstream past the waterfall and through Hung Ton Cave via what is usually the exit of the cave.
Investigation of the dry passage leads to a 15 m ladder climb up to the entrance of Hung Ton. After trekking across Hung Ton Valley, you will squeeze your way into Secret Cave and discover the most untouched cave in Tu Lan Cave System.
The early afternoon holds the return trip across Rao Nan River, the beautiful fields, and back to Tan Hoa (2.5 km), where a cold drink will be calling your name. Showers are available for those who would like to clean up and change. Finally, The tour returns to Phong Nha by 5:30 pm.
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