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Tu Lan Overnight Cave Encounter

Pick up from Phong Nha

Tour Code: VDH-14 Duration: 2 Days / 1 Night

Trek your way up the scenic mountain trails and sleep under the stars as you admire the beauty of the open sky at night.


  • Sleep Under the Stars on a Hammock and Admire the Brilliance of the open sky at Night
  • Experience the Breathtaking Rock Formations of Tu Lan Cave System and feel its Fresh Lagoon Water
  • Explore Rao Nan River, the Shooting site for the Hollywood Blockbuster “Kong: Skull Island”

Tour Description:

Located in Rao Nan, in Tan Hoa Village, the Tu Lan Cave System comprises over 10 caves in its entirety. The caves themselves are fairly recent when it comes to their discovery - some were found in 1992 while others were discovered in 2012. Boasting the deepest Karst Doline of Southeast Asia, breathtaking natural wonders and stunning jungle, the site is a favourite for many travellers and locals alike. Ready yourself as we bring you into the journey of discovering this young and outstanding cave system.

Day 1 - Phong Nha / Tan Hoa / Tu Lan

We will first make our way to the village of Tan Hoa to collect your gear and attend the safety briefing for the journey. Check out the gear and get a feel for the equipment as you will be using them for your exciting adventure ahead. Once you sign the Release Form, it is time to go full blast on our journey. First up, you will start easy. Walking 2.5 km across fields of peanuts, giant water buffaloes and tall corn stalks, you will make your way down Rao Nan River. During this time, do enjoy the scenic view of lush and fertile crops growing as far as the eyes can see. Looking at the verdant sight, it feels like going on a historical trip to the past when the fields are just as green and life much simpler. Past the river, the trek accelerates as you climb 30 m up a rocky hill to a small jungle opening. Once you reach the opening, you will have the chance to catch your breath before descending 100m down to Hung Ton Valley.

By this time, your stomach will be rumbling for lunch and that is exactly what we will do. Feed yourself some good amount of carbohydrate and protein for the journey ahead as we go on from Hung Ton Valley and over to Mango Mountain before going back down to Tu Lan Valley. Not long after Tu Lan Valley, your campsite will be within reach and you will see the beautiful waterfall close by. Yes, you can indeed swim on the waterfall. If you prefer a bit more walk, you can also explore and swim through Ken Cave just next to the campsite. After the fun dip, it is time for some scrumptious BBQ dinner before you go to sleep on the hammocks tied between trees.

Day 2 - Tu Lan / Tan Hoa / Phong Nha

After a hearty breakfast, it is time for even more cave exploration. After a short swim across the river and into the heart of Tu Lan Cave System, you will see the azure blue lagoon entrance. Once inside the cave, make your way downstream for 180 m through Tu Lan Cave entrance. From there on, make your way up to where the exit is. You will need to squeeze yourself and climb some distance before you will be able to see the exit. Once you see it, trek your way to the dry entrance of Kim Cave and enjoy the natural window in Kim Cave. Afterwards, you will continue with a swim and trek through Hang Kim to To Mo valley.

Oh yes, you will get wet so ready yourself for the swimming involved in this journey. On the flipside, you will get to refresh yourself with different terrain and challenges along the cave exploration journey. You will also be pleased to learn that the swim and walking will be worth it, especially since we have prepared some delicious lunch by Hung Ton Cave mouth waterfall. Once you finish lunch, walk another few dry tracks before you will again, yes you guessed it, swim through Hung Ton wet cave. Resurface and you will again explore the dry passage while trekking down to Hung Ton Valley.

Once you arrive in Tan Hoa, you will be served your well earned cold drink and get to wash your sweat on a shower. After you finish cleaning yourself up, we will depart for Phong Nha at 4 P.M. on a half an hour journey. Upon arrival, unwind and relax as you finish your trip.

Cancellation Policy:

For Join-in Tours:

  • If written cancellation request is received and acknowledged more than 90 days before tour departure you will be charged a VND 7,000,000 booking processing fee per person for cancellation and the balance will be refunded
  • If written cancellation request is received less than 90 days but more than 45 days before tour departure you will be charged a cancellation fee of 50% of total booking price and the balance will be refunded
  • If written cancellation request is received less than 45 days before tour departure, no refund will be provided under any circumstance. Please make sure you have your own travel insurance to cover any unexpected cancellations

For Private Tours:

  • If a cancellation request is received and acknowledged more than 90 days before the tour departure you will be charged a cancellation fee of 50% of the total booking price and the balance will be refunded
  • If a cancellation request is received less than 90 days before the tour departure no refund will be provided under any circumstance. Please make sure you have your own travel insurance to cover any unexpected cancellations
  • You may substitute members of the group up to 1 month prior to the tour departure as long as the substitute members meet our medical and fitness requirements

Pick-Up Time:

  • 7:00 am - 7:30 am

What's Included:

  • Return transport
  • Camping gear: tent, camp light, sleeping bag, mattresses, pillow
  • Caving & safety gear: caving helmets, caving headlight, life jacket, gloves
  • Light PVC backpack (if you do not want to take your own, as it will get wet)
  • Basic canvas trekking boots (only if you do not have your own pair) sizes 36 - 46
  • Meals including picnic lunches, dinner (day 1), breakfast (day 2)
  • English-speaking tour guide and guide safety assistant
  • Porter to carry all camping gear and prepare meals
  • Shared dry box for phones and cameras (limited availability for larger cameras)
  • Water filter and purifier (used only by guide and porters)
  • Basic camping facilities with eco-friendly compost toilet using western toilet seat
  • First Aid Kit and Medical Rescue Equipment (application by guides and porters only)
  • A secure storage facility at the Headquarters to store all luggage you will not be taking on the trek

What's Not Included:

  • Any Items Not Mentioned

Additional Information:

  • This tour requires a minimum of 2 pax to be confirmed
  • The minimum age for this tour is 12 years old
  • This tour has an easy difficulty and is designed for physically active guests
  • Please also note that basic trekking experience is required for this tour
  • The operating period for this tour is from December to August and will be closed from September to November
  • This tour is subject to availability. Please check with Adventoro Concierge (Call / Whatsapp +6010 468 8011) to inquire about the availability of this tour
  • Transfer duration above are estimated and subject to traffic and weather condition, and not inclusive of any sightseeing tours
  • Please adhere to strict pick-up time punctuality. Tour operators may forfeit tours for travellers if no-show during the stipulated time
  • Registered name of the traveller must be corresponding with photograph documentation (Example: Passport). Tour operators reserve the right to reject if registered traveller fails to provide photographed documentation of their own
  • Please Also Bring:
  • 1 long (easy to dry) pants and 1 long sleeved shirts to wear during the trek (quick dry)
  • 1 pair of shorts and a T-shirt to wear campsite plus swimsuit
  • 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 pair of flip flops (sandals) for the campsite
  • 1 medium size towel
  • 2 - 3 pairs of calf-length densely woven socks (not ankle socks!)
  • Personal items: mosquito repellent, sunglasses, hat, camera, underwear, toiletries

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List of Location(s):

    Pick up is also available for other location(s) under the vicinity of Phong Nha. For more information, please contact Adventoro's concierge service.

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