Tu Lan 1 day Experience

Tour Details

With only one day, you will have the chance to explore Tu Lan Cave System’s untamed jungle & limestone mountain region. This is well-known as the home of the Hollywood blockbuster movie Kong: Skull Island (2017) which is listed as the best war movie of the year by ABC News.

Jordan Vogt-Roberts – the film director of Kong: Skull Island once said: “The world will pay attention because they will see how beautiful this place is; they will travel, discover and fall in love with it like the way that I did”.

With your English-speaking guide and local jungle men from the nearby ethnic village of Tan Hoa, you will trek up to 9km through buffalo fields, dense jungle and have an opportunity to swim through an unbelievable river cave.

See the immense formations of Hang Chuot (Rat Cave) before trekking to impressive Hung Ton Cave and To Mo Valley.

You’ll get wet, you’ll get dirty and you’ll enjoy an awesome lunch beside a stunning waterfall! This is a full day of adventure so be prepared!

This tour is to give you a taste of Tu Lan, but if you really want the ultimate adventure we encourage you to spend the night in the jungle on our Tu Lan Cave Encounter (2 days) or add another night camping in a cave on our Wild Tu Lan Cave Explorer (3 days)!

Note: Unexpected changes on itinerary might happen due to the weather conditions.

 

 

Duration

Duration: 1 day

Itinerary

 

Phong Nha – Tan Hoa – To Mo – Tan Hoa – Phong Nha
Start your day with pick-up from your guesthouse in Phong Nha between 7:00am and 7:30am (please be ready!).
 
You’ll then drive 70 km over the Da Deo Mountain Pass to reach the ethnic minority village of Tan Hoa and the Oxalis Headquarters. You can leave all your luggage at our office in the storage room.
 
After a safety briefing, checking gear and signing our Release Form, the day adventure begins with a 2 km walk across peanut and buffalo fields to reach the Rao Nan River.
 
After crossing the river you’ll reach the impressive Hang Chuot (Rat Cave) to explore its massive formations for up to 280m. Return back to the river another way, then trek through Hung Ton Valley to reach Hung Ton Cave. Explore this wild cave by descending a 15 m ladder with a safety rope before swimming 50m through the cave and following an underground river to reach To Mo Valley, where a delicious lunch will be awaiting you.
 
After swimming at the waterfall, trek over Hung Ton Mountain (1 km), across Hung Ton Valley (500 m), and another small hill down to Rao Nan River (500 m). You’ll finish the day crossing back over peanut and buffalo fields (2.5 km) to the Oxalis Headquarters, where a cold drink and shower will be awaiting your return.
 
Depart Tan Hoa at 17:00 and return to Phong Nha at 18:30 and you will be dropped at your guesthouse.

What to bring

  • 1 long (easy to dry) pants and 1 long sleeved shirt to wear during the trek (quick dry)
  • 1 pair of trekking boots/shoes – difficult terrain, good footwear necessary. Gore-Tex/waterproof boots are NOT recommended as they do not drain well (if you prefer your own comfortable pair)
  • 1 change of clothes for after the tour
  • 1 pair of calf length densely woven socks (not ankle socks!)
  • Personal items: mosquito repellent, sunglasses, hat, camera

Trek

  • 9 km jungle and mountain trekking, rocky terrain

Swim

  • 50m swimming in cave

Group size

  • Maximum is 12 participants per booking
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