Packages Deal 3

4 Days / 3 Nights

Phong Nha, Quang Binh, Vietnam

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HANG EN CAVE CAMP AND BEYOND 4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS

This is one of the most suitable package options for travelers looking for an unforgettable adventure journey to explore and venture deeper into the giant caves and mountains of the Quang Binh province; blended perfectly with unique and valuable local traditions and culture experiences in and around Phong Nha.

The highlight of this package is a proper adventure tour of 2 days 1 night to the third largest cave on Earth – Hang En Cave, which includes plenty of jungle trekking, river crossings, observing million-year-old fossils and camping inside this gigantic cave on its natural beach. Besides all this exciting activities, the package also includes a half-day kayaking experience to explore the Ngon Rao River. You can also enjoy the dreamy landscape of Phong Nha through a cruise along the stunning Son River and experience the rich cultural and traditional life of the local people through the craft villages by cruising and cycling.

Package includes:

Sunset cruise along Son River
• Half-day kayaking along the river exploring Ngon Rao river
Explore Hang En Cave (3rd biggest cave on Earth)
• One night camping in En cave
• Trekking in the core area of the National Park
• Explore Son River on cruise
• Explore Phong Nha village by bike
• Private transfer between Dong Hoi City & Phong Nha
• Accommodation for 2 nights at Chay Lap Farmstay & Resort
• The package doesn’t include other personal expenditures

Suitable for: Physically active guests aged 16 years and above who would like to have a big adventure in the wild, explore a massive cave and experience the local traditions and culture of the area.

PRICING

GROUP SIZE2 PAX3 PAX4 – 7 PAX8 – 11 PAXFROM 12 PAX
Publish Price
(per person)
15,300,000 VND14,950,000 VND14,800,000 VND14,100,000 VND14,000,000 VND
Promotion Price
(per person)
13,070,000 VND12,720,000 VND12,600,000 VND12,000,000 VND11,800,000 VND

AND AVAILABILITY

Please advise your group size along with arrival/departure time as we can getting back with suggesting itinerary!

HIGHLIGHTS

Operating time

Our packages are available throughout the year.

Duration

4 Days and 3 Nights

Difficulty Level

This package includes Oxalis' level 3 adventure tour which consist of these activities:

  • 22 km jungle and mountain trekking, rocky terrain
  • Multiple river crossings: 30 times (knee deep, 10 – 50 m wide river)
  • Elevation change up to 550 m (between road and valleys)
  • 4 km caving
  • 2 days and 1 night in jungle and caves
So please advise us about your health conditions before making your reservation.

Number of Participants

This package can be booked from 2 person through to any maximum number. Please enquire for prices of each group.

Minimum age

The minimum age requires for this package is 16 years old.

Safety

All tours conducted with qualified guides and vehicles fitted with seatbelts. All accommodation provided meet safety requirements.

Booking conditions

Please make your reservation as soon as you have travel paln. You are required to pay a full payment for your booking to be confirmed.

Cancellation terms

If cancellation request is received and acknowledged:

  • More than 30 days before tour departure you will receive a full refund
  • If it is between 30 days to 15 days before tour departure you will be charged a cancellation fee of 50% of total booking price
  • If cancellation request is received less than 15 days before tour departure no refund will be provided under any circumstance

VND 0 pax

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1

Dong Hoi – Phong Nha – Ngon Rao - Chay Lap (Private tour)

Morning: Our transfer will take you to Phong Nha fom Dong Hoi according to the guests’ plan. Our guide will meet you at Chay Lap and prepare for the kayak tour.

Noon: You’ll travel to the remote village of the Ngon Rao where you will take your kayak and paddle and start heading down-stream, experiencing local life along the river as you pass through local towns and farming communities.
This is a different remote area to our full-day remote kayaking adventure, and a bit easier to paddle, being only 7 km. Its still as much adventure though and gives you a taste of this beautiful mountain range in Central Vietnam. You will continue down the river until you reach Vực Chèo in Lam Trach commune, where you will then experience a short walking tour through Trooc Village, visiting fruit gardens pepper gardens, ginger farms, turmeric farm etc., and meeting the local families.

Afternoon: Our transfer will take you to Chay Lap Farmstay. Check-in and relax.

3:30PM – 6:30PM: Join our Sunset Cruise. Our Phong Nha Sunset Cruise will take guests up river past these quaint villages, where locals can be seen going about their daily activities on the riverside. The cruise will continue winding down river past farmland where you’ll no doubt see buffalos grazing, and children running along the river banks. You will enjoy some light snacks and a cold drink as you soak up the spectacular views of the surrounding mountains, and listen to some interesting local stories by your professional tour guide. After the tour, our boat will take you back to Chay Lap Riverside, you will have an hour to kick-back and enjoy the tranquil setting amongst the bamboo and beside a gorgeous stretch of the river.

6:30PM – 7:00PM: Our transfer will take you back to Chay Lap Farmstay. Overnight at Chay Lap Farmstay.

Day 2

Chay Lap – Phong Nha – Ban Doong – En Cave Campsite (Join-in)

7:30AM: Our tour bus will pick you up from Chay Lap Farmstay and take you to Oxalis Adventure headquarters. Learn all about safety, collect your gear and sign our Release Form before driving 45 mins through the National Park to reach the trailhead. At 10:00AM, leave the road behind for the jungle.

A steep jungle hill starts the journey, with a refreshing river at the bottom. Hike through rich primary forest to reach the Ban Doong minority village, where a hot cup of tea welcomes you. Feast on a picnic lunch which takes place shortly afterwards at about 12:30 – 1:00PM, near the river. Then it’s back into the jungle, through rivers and streams, and along the river valley until Hang En lays on the horizon.

Enter Hang En around 3:00PM, and take a quick rest as the porter team sets up camp on the beach within the cave. For the next couple of hours, complete the adventure by preceding the rest of the way through the cave to the breathtaking exit, a scene made famous in the film Pan. Return to camp through the dry passage to the viewpoint high above camp, where 300 million year old fossils can be seen. Enjoy your downtime relaxing or swimming in the natural pool before a sizzling grilled dinner is served, complete with rice wine and the sounds of swifts overhead.

Day 3

En Cave – Phong Nha – Chay Lap Farmstay (Join-in)

Awake at 8:00AM for breakfast and pack up your belongings. Depart camp at 9:00 am to leave Hang En. Take one last look at the entrance, almost hidden amongst the jungle.

Have lunch with your group from 12:00 – 1:00PM, and then it’s time to start the journey home. Trek for the next hour along a shady path through the river valley. And then from 2:00 – 4:00 PM, make your way up the hill to the pickup point, where our driver will be waiting to take you back to civilization. Return to Phong Nha between 4:30 – 5:30PM.

Our car will take you back to Chay Lap Farmstay. Overnight at Chay Lap Farmstay.

Day 4

Explore Phong Nha by boat and bike (Join-in)

6:30AM: Breakfast at the resort’s restaurant.

7:30AM: We will pick you up at Chay Lap Farmstay. Our tour starts with an early morning visit to Xuan Son market, where you’ll have a close encounter with the towns morning activities. Then get on board and after a short boat trip you will arrive at Xuan Tien Village, where you will learn about local fish farming practices, including the Black Carp and special eel from Phong Nha.
Continue cruising down the river to the very pleasant Gia Tinh Village, visiting a craft house where the locals make handmade rattan products. You’ll then get back to the boat and float toward Gia Hung village. Here you will have a chance to learn about one of the most impressive churches of the region, if not the country, with its unique local wooden architecture. Then after a short walk, you will get to a local house where they make different types of rice cake. You will have a chance to try making it for yourselves to experience first-hand the skills needed to produce hundreds of rice cake per day.

12:30 – 1:00PM Then a delicious lunch will be served on the boat to help you rest and recharge for the next portion of the tour. You will now head down to Ha Mon boat station then start the afternoon with your bicycles - cycling through very rural farming villages and back to Phong Nha boat station.

4:30PM: Our transfer will take you back to Dong Hoi according to your plan. Tour ends.

TOUR INCLUSIONS

Included In Package

• Sunset river cruise along Son River
• Half-day kayaking along the river exploring Ngon Rao river
• Explore Hang En Cave (3rd biggest cave on Earth)
• One night camping in En cave
• Trekking in the core area of the National Park
• Explore Son River on cruise
• Explore Phong Nha village by bike
• Private transfer between Dong Hoi City & Phong Nha
• Accommodation for 2 nights at Chay Lap Farmstay & Resort

Exclusions

• All other services not mentioned in the above program
• All meals and beverages unspecified in the above program
• Personal expenses
• Tips for tour guide and driver

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY

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