Xuan Hoa Nguyen

Xuan Hoa Nguyen

Graduated from Hue University, College of Foreign Languages in 2011, I have been working as English speaking guide for years. I am a friendly guide, passionate and resourceful guide who always try my best to ensure the tour and services provided as per customer's requirement. Moreover, I define myself as a traveler who has strong aspiration to discover the beauty of the places and cultures and share them all with my guests. I feel like I am not just a guide but my guest companion, my happiness after each trip is to leave my guests with great smiles and sweet memories about Vietnam country and people

Tu Lan 2-Day Jungle and Cave Discovery
This experience offers a glimpse into the amazing beauty of the Tu Lan area: caves, karst mountains, jungle, and waterfalls. It is an opportunity to escape civilization and go deep into the rugged and untouched nature of Vietnam for two-days and one-night with a professional English-speaking guide and jungle porter team.

Tour Information

Location
Duration
2 Days
Departure
02:00
Price per Participant
295 VND
Languages
Group size
1 - 8 people
Categories
Transportation
Others
Walking
Includes
• 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 38 - 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 ölter and puriöer (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
Excludes
Cancellation

About the creator
Xuan Hoa Nguyen

Xuan Hoa Nguyen
This experience offers a glimpse into the amazing beauty of the Tu Lan area: caves, karst mountains, jungle, and waterfalls. It is an opportunity to escape civilization and go deep into the rugged and untouched nature of Vietnam for two-days and one-night with a professional English-speaking guide and jungle porter team.

Tu Lan Cave Information

This experience is perfect if you are short on time but still want a solid taste of adventure in the amazing Tu Lan jungle and cave system. You will enjoy exploring Hang Ken Cave, Hang Kim Cave, Hung Ton Cave and of course Tu Lan Cave. You’ll also be subject to decent amount of trekking with over 12 km of tough jungle terrain covered over the two days and plenty of swimming!

On Once the days adventures are over get ready for a night in the jungle at our amazing Tu Lan campsite located by a beautiful waterfall. You’ll enjoy a delicious BBQ beside the campöre before turning in to the sounds of jungle critters and rushing waters of the nearby waterfall.

With climbing, trekking, and swimming through river caves, this will surely be a highlight of your travels in Vietnam.

ADVENTURE LEVEL

Tu Lan Cave Encounter is easy for anyone who considers themselves physically öt and participates in regular outdoor activities, and moderate for anyone with limited outdoor experience. You will trek approximately 12 km via overgrown jungle paths and scramble over boulders within the caves. You should be able to swim as you’ll explore a number of wet caves of varying lengths (100 m to 400 m each). You should also feel comfortable having to climb through some small passages, and also up/down a 15 m ladder (with safety rope).

Never forget you are deep in the jungle and the difficulty of this tour is also very dependent on the weather. It can get very cold during December to March (8 - 15 degrees Celsius) and very hot during June to August (32 - 38 degrees Celsius), not to mention anytime it rains the jungle becomes very slippery and muddy.

Safety is absolutely paramount on all trips operated by Oxalis Adventure Tours, and along with having the best caving equipment, you’ll be led by one of our expert adventure guides. No children under 16 years of age permitted on this experience

Day 1: Phong Nha - Tan Hoa - Tu Lan

You’ll be picked up at your hotel in Phong Nha between 8:00 am and 8:30 am, before venturing off to the village of Tan Hoa, located 70 km away. After a safety briefing and gear check, it’s off and away for a full day of trekking! The trek begins with a 2.5 km march across fields of peanut crops, giant water buffaloes, towering corn stalks, and down to the Rao Nan River. The adventure accelerates with a 30 m climb up a rocky hill to a small jungle opening where you can catch your breath before a 100 m descent in elevation down to Hung Ton Valley.

Lunch will be enjoyed in the Hung Ton Cave opening and then the adventure picks up again with some serious trekking from Hung Ton Valley and over to Mango Mountain, then back down into Tu Lan Valley (3 km). By mid afternoon, Tu Lan campsite will be on the horizon, where swimming can be enjoyed in the beautiful waterfall. Afternoon activities include exploring and swimming through Ken Cave, located next to the campsite, and after that it’s back to camp for a delicious BBQ dinner. Sleep will come easy in comfortable hammocks set up amongst the trees!

Day 2 - Tu Lan - Tan Hoa - Phong Nha

The second day starts with a hearty breakfast, and more cave exploration. Tu Lan Cave (both wet and dry sections) are first on the agenda, followed by lunch back at your campsite. You’ll then be off on a swim (450 m) and trek (500 m) through Hang Kim to To Mo Valley, before continuing with a swim through Hung Ton Cave. Following this is the exploration of a dry passage, and then a trek down into Hung Ton Valley (800 m). After crossing this valley, it’s time to climb up over a small rocky mountain to get to Hang Chuot (Rat Cave). After seeing Hang Chuot (300 m), the tour winds down by crossing the Rao Nan River and picturesque fields (2.5 km).

Arrival in Tan Hoa is followed by a chance to take in the scenery with a cold drink in hand. Showers are available for those who would like to clean up and change, and then departure back to Phong Nha is at around 4 pm, with arrival in Phong Nha by 5:30 pm.

Reviews

 0.0 stars, based on 0 reviews

    Similar Triips


    The Quang Binh province in Central Vietnam is quickly developing the reputation as the adventure capital of Southeast Asia. Gargantuan limestone caverns beg exploration beneath the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. Hordes of tourists are flocking to the area to venture inside these ancient caves. Now more exciting activities are available for those searching for more pursuits on the surface. One such experience is mountain biking in Phong Nha, which offers a mix of tough off-road trails, rural surroundings, historic sights and enchanting scenery. While the grandeur of the massive caves hiding amongst the jungles of the national park attracts thousands of visitors, the farmlands in the neighbouring area remain relatively untouched. The mountain biking in Phong Nha took us deep into the heart of it and left us longing to venture back out on two wheels to relive the experience. • “Shi is an amazing guide. I cycled 40km with him around Phong Nha and it was awesome. Super friendly guy with very good bikes. I spoke to him the day before about the kind of trip I was after. I do a lot of portrait photography, so i was keen to meet and hopeful snap some of the locals. He tailored the trip around this, introducing me to people along the way and even translated for me where needed. Couldn't recommend this enough, it was one of the highlights of my trip” _ by Chris Rush, from U.K • “So after completing the Son Doong cave tour, I was tired and thought I had did enough. But biking with Pvt. Shi was the perfect complement. In fact, I think it's the perfect complement to any trip in Phong Nha. Biking around the town and to the local side really added a personal touch. Highways became streets. Streets into muddy roads. Muddy roads to rivers. Whether it was rice fields and cows to small neighborhoods and smiling kids, every part of the biking tour felt great. You get a real sense of the place” – by James, from the U.S More about this adventure, please see at: http://www.nomadasaurus.com/caves-farmland-mountain-biking-in-phong-nha-tour/
    8 Hours
    78 VND
    Triip
    295 VND
    6,827,038 VND
    0.0 VND
    6,827,038 VND

    Why Triip?

    • Tailor-made unique tours.
    • Passionate local experts.
    • 100% money back guaranteed.