Our 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. Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime and one of the most talked about adventure experiences in Vietnam!
Day 1: Phong Nha – Tan Hoa – Tu Lan (L,D)
You will be picked up in Phong Nha between 8:00 am and 8:30 am at your hotel and driven to the little village of Tan Hoa for your initial safety briefing.
You’ll then set off across sweeping fields for 2.5 km to the Rao Nan River, where climbing ensues (50 m), up a rocky slope to find the entrance of Secret Cave for your first cave discovery.
You’ll then trek through Hung Ton Valley and up Hung Ton Mountain. It’s 2 km more along the mountain ridge until Mango Mountain, where the reward is a picnic lunch and from there, the trek continues into and through Tu Lan Valley (2 km).
You’ll finish your afternoon on a more relaxed note with swimming around the waterfall, followed by a BBQ dinner, and singing around the campfire until sleep overcomes you.
Day 2: Tu Lan – Hang Kim – To Mo (B,L,D)
The morning arrives with another full day of adventure. Shortly following breakfast comes a 200 m swim directly into Tu Lan Cave.
Trek 2 km back through the valley to loop back to camp for more waterfall swimming, a rest, and picnic lunch.
Post-lunch, it’s a 200 m swim into Ken Cave, followed by a 500 m trek to Hang Kim where swimming (450 m) and exploration (500 m) continues before adventuring 500 m on through To Mo Valley to the To Mo Cave campsite.
Enjoy another beautifully prepared dinner, and the unique experience of camping inside a cave set deep in the Vietnamese jungle.
Day 3: To Mo – Tan Hoa – Phong Nha (B,L)
The last day continues to exude more adventure with breakfast and then a morning swim 200 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 and over the hill to La Ken Valley (2.5 km), enjoy lunch by the river prior to visiting Hung Chuot (300 m).
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. The tour returns to Phong Nha by 5:30 pm.
Tour price: 7.500.000 VND or 330 USD / person
Private tour: Please contact us
We will provide:
Camping gear: hammock/tent, camp light, sleeping bag
Caving & safety gear: caving helmet, caving headlight, life jacket, gloves
Light PVC backpack (if you do not want to take your own, as it will get wet)
Dry bag (for clothing and personal belongings excl. electronics)
Basic canvas trekking boots (only if you do not have your own pair) sizes 36 – 46
Meals: picnic lunches, breakfast (day 2), dinner (day 1)
Professional English-speaking tour guide and guide safety assistant
Porter team to carry all camping gear and prepare all meals
Shared dry box for phones and small cameras (limited availability for larger cameras)
Katadyn (Swiss-made) 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
You will need:
1 long (easy to dry) pants and 1 long sleeved shirt to wear during the trek (quick dry)
1 pair of shorts and t-shirt to wear at campsite plus your swim suit.
1 pair of trekking boots/shoes (if you prefer your own comfortable pair)
1 pair of flip flop (sandals) for campsite
1 medium size towel
2-3 pairs of calf length close weave socks (not ankle socks!)
Personal items: mosquito repellent, sunglasses, hat, camera, underwear, toiletries
PHONG NHA GECKO HOSTEL
Accommodation & Phong Nha tours