The Fairy’s Caves
Explore Tu Lan Cave System, one of the biggest caves in the world, located just north of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park. A highlight of this excursion is spending a night in the jungle before trekking through the fairy’s caves, Hang Tien 1 and 2.
- Trekking and sleeping overnight in the jungle
- Spelunking in Hang Tien 1 and 2, the biggest caves in the gigantic Tu Lan Cave System
- Swimming in natural rock pools
This Tour is Perfect for
- Nature lovers and adventurous travelers
- Getting off the tourist trail
- Extending for a few days at the beach in Da Nang or Hoi An
Topas Travel creates tailor-made tours for our guests according to their specific requests. This itinerary has been designed to show you just one of many options
Day 1: Phong Nha/Dong Hoi Arrival
Day 2: Phong Nha – Tan Hoa – Hang Tien
Day 3: Hang Tien – Phong Nha
Day 4: Phong Nha/Dong Hoi Departure
Day 1: Welcome to Vietnam’s Final Frontier | Dong Hoi Arrival – Phong Nha
Xin Chao and welcome to Dong Hoi! Upon arrival to the airport or train station, a Topas representative will welcome you before heading straight to Chay Lap Farmstay near the entrance to Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park.
The day is at leisure to discover the area on your own.
Included meals: Dinner
Distance and Activities: 45’ drive
Day 2: Into the Wild | Phong Nha – Tan Hoa – Hang Tien
Depart for Tan Hoa this morning between 7:30-8:00, located around 70km north of Phong Nha. After a tour briefing, start an uphill rocky trek leading into the jungle. A similarly steep descent leads into a valley, where your camp-site for the night will be, next to a natural swimming pool.
Spend the evening enjoying the dinner prepared by your porter team, playing cards, chatting, or listening to the jungle.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance and activities: 1h drive – 4km trekking
Day 3: Explore the Fairy’s Caves | Hang Tien - Phong Nha
Wake up to the sounds of the jungle and enjoy a hearty lunch before taking up the trail again, largely made up of a 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. As you enter the cave, you will see many unusual cave features such as a ceiling dome and multiple layers of rock, giving the walls a striped appearance. Climb up a 10m ladder with help from a safety rope, and a short distance later you will see the end of the cave, and an opening into the jungle. Continue into the jungle valley and trek for around 30 minutes to the second cave. A small opening with swirling striped patterns on the walls drops into a much larger passageway filled with calcite formations.
Turn around and retrace the journey back to the entrance, across the jungle through the first cave down the rocky valley and enjoy a picnic lunch. Refreshed, it’s then time for the big hill back up and down to the road for car pickup and return to the office for a shower. Transfer to your hotel in Phong Nha, arriving around 18:00.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance and activities: 3km caving – 10m ladder climb – 4km trekking – 1h drive
Day 4: Time to say good-bye | Phong Nha - Dong Hoi Departure
Enjoy the last day as you see fit before your transfer to Dong Hoi Domestic Airport for onward booked travel.
Included meals: Breakfast
Distance and activities: 45′ drive
From: VNĐ(equivalent of USD)
- 2-way private A/C airport transfer
- All accommodation indicated as twin-shared room
- All meals as indicated in the program
- All fees for caving expeditions
- Refillable water in vans (Please check with your guide or driver)
- 1 x English speaking local tour guide on days with activities
- Government VAT
- Drinks and alcohol
- Vietnam visa (On request with additional charge)
- Travel insurance (Compulsory with Topas Travel programs)
- Upgrades to higher standard rooms or single supplements
- Personal travel items (Please visit our Vietnam weather page for more information)
This program utilizes comfortable accommodation in the form of carefully curated hotels, lodges, and homestays. Hotels and lodges have been selected with the active traveler in mind, offering standard services and located as close to nature and local engagement as possible. Homestays are simple and equipped with western toilets and amenities such as fans and mattresses. If you have a specific property in mind you wish to stay at, please let your travel designer know so they can work it into your program.