PHONG NHA NATIONAL PARK – Hang Tien Cave Discovery 1D
One day is enough to experience Hang Tien, one of the biggest caves in the area. Trek through the jungle, enjoy a natural swimming pool and enter through the spectacular entrance. This tour is for travellers who are short on time or don’t want to sleep in the jungle – but still want to explore a massive cave.
- Itinerary Details
- We will provide during this trip
- What’s excluded?
- You will need to bring
- Useful information
Tan Hoa – Hang Tien 1
07:30 – 08:00 Pick up and one-hour drive on Day 1 to the Oxalis Adventure office in Tan Hoa, located 70km from Phong Nha. Briefing and tour preparations are here.
The trek starts off with a steep uphill section, leading into the jungle. Some rocky sections at the top, and then a similarly steep descent before the trail levels off and you enter the valley. Turning west the trail is a large jumble of rocks to pick your way over, with the help and direction of the guide and safety team. The huge entrance is at the head of the valley. Enjoy some snacks before starting the cave exploration. As you enter the cave you will appreciate the full size of the passage. Plants and algae cover many of the calcite formations. Further into the cave you will see many unusual cave features such as a ceiling dome, and multiple layers of rock, giving the walls a stripy appearance.
Tan Hoa – Phong Nha
Retrace the journey back to the entrance down the rocky valley and stop for lunch and a swim in the beautiful natural spring. Refreshed, it’s then time for the big hill back up and down to the road for the pickup and return to the office for a shower. Transfer to Phong Nha arriving at around 19:00.
- Caving & safety gear: caving helmet, caving headlight, gloves
- Basic canvas trekking boots (only if you do not have your own pair) sizes 36 – 46
- Water and picnic lunch
- Professional English-speaking tour guide and safety assistants
- Porter to prepare meals and pump water
- Shared dry box for phones and small cameras (limited availability for larger cameras)
- Water filter and purifier (used only by guide and porters)
- Eco-friendly compost toilet using western toilet seat at lunch site
- First Aid Kit and Medical Rescue Equipment (application by guides and porters only)
- Dry box is prepared in case of high-water level
- Secure Storage Facility at Oxalis Headquarters to store any luggage you will not be taking on the trek
- Tips and personal expenses
- Travel insurance
- All not indicated in our itinerary
- 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
- 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
Specific food requests
Please let us know if you have specific eating restrictions, allergic for certain things or if you are vegetarian, we can take that into account during the trips.
Adventure Level 3 – moderate
- 1-day tour
- Moderate trekking
- 6km of trekking including 1.5km of caving
- Total elevation gain: 350m
- Swimming in caves (Wild Tu Lan 50-150m)
- There will be some rocky terrain, steep hills and a 10m ladder climb with a safety rope, operated by the safety team.
Especially for the north and central Vietnam;
In the period between November and April, the weather is variable, from sunny to cold and rainy. It is advisable during this period to bring some rain gear with some warmer clothes. In the period from April to November, it is good to pack a hat with a wide brim, sunscreen (at least SPF15) and a reliable insect repellent. A thin rain poncho is useful all year round.
The south of Vietnam is generally a lot warmer all year round, so warm clothing is not really necessary.
Get Up And Go Vietnam does everything to make your trip an unforgettable experience. Unfortunately, we have no control over weather conditions. Our apologies for that!
What do I need to know?
During the period March to November it will good to pack your swimming gear, a towel, a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen (at least SPF15), a reliable insect repellent, toiletries, a camera and lots of batteries. Warm clothing for the cooler months of November to March is advised. How much luggage can I take? Your vehicle has limited space so please keep your luggage to a maximum of 15kgs in a backpack or soft over-night bag and include a small day pack to hand carry for easy access to camera, sunscreen, water etc. Inhibitions can be left in the luggage storage rooms at your hotel with your other unwanted baggage.
Get Up and Go Vietnam is doing all possible to make your journey and travel experience an unforgettable one. Weather conditions, we unfortunately cannot control. Our apologies for that!