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KEY INFORMATION


  • Duration: 4 days
  • Adventure level: Easy
  • Group size: 2 - 12 pax
  • Age: 12 years and above
  • Suitable for: Dynamic adults, family or group of friends who want a balanced experience among discovery, relaxation, sightseeing and light outdoor activities.
  • Price: 6,300,000 VND/pax
  • Departure: Daily

This package is designed for those who want a balanced experience among natural exploration, relaxation, sightseeing, and prolific activities in Quang Binh. The trip is suitable more for those who travel with family, especially with kids. This journey is an opportunity for all members to get some outdoor activities together and their children have real experiences with nature.

  • Sunset Cruise Journey: Sunset Cruise on the Son River is one of the brand new and fascinating sightseeing activities in Phong Nha on this vacation. You will join in a short trip departing upstream from Phong Nha, contemplate the wonderful afterglow over karst hills, enjoy some finger foods, cool drinks on board and let your soul fall into the natural scenery & tranquil lives of indigenous people.
  • 2 nights at Chay Lap Farmstay & Resort: an engaging destination with full facilities including services such as restaurant & bar, swimming pool, herbal sauna, and activities around. Chay Lap is the ideal starting point to discover the region’s magnificent caves, natural beauty, and villages from the Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park, famous tourist places as Dark Cave, Mooc spring, Paradise Cave.
  • A great one day adventure of Oxalis: To explore nature, you can choose a tour that is suitable to your physical as well as weather condition such as Tu Lan 1 day, Hang Tien cave 1 day or easier level is the Nuoc Nut cave discovery tour (in case of unfavorable weather, you can join Phong Nha River Cruise tours - Son River explore, knitting craft villages, pancake and bloating fern shaped cake village.
  • Kayaking on Chay River: You will cross a suspension bridge before kayaking at Chay Lap Water Sports Center. When kayaking along the Chay River, you will have a chance to see the peaceful scenery surrounding the riverbank. A refreshing drink is prepared for you after that and you can relax and admire the sunset in Chay Lap.
  • Sightseeing and swimming at Mooc Spring: is an attractive and refreshment retreat for summer with the cool groundwater splash out from the very bottom. The emerald green watercolor created by endemic mosses always surprises visitors and creates curiosity when they witness firsthand. Enjoying a short trek along the winding stream or immersing in the cool water at Mooc Spring is also an activity not to be missed when visiting here.

Sunset Cruise on the Son River is one of the brand new and fascinating sightseeing activities in Phong Nha on this vacation. You will join in a short trip departing upstream from Phong Nha, contemplate the wonderful afterglow over karst hills, enjoy some finger foods, cool drinks on board and let your soul fall into the natural scenery & tranquil lives of indigenous people.

Sunset Cruise Mooc Spring

Itinerary

The actual schedule may vary depending on the availability and departure schedule of tours but make sure to provide the full experience in the program.

Dong Hoi Airport - Phong Nha - Sunset Cruise - Chay Lap Farmstay & Resort (Finger Foods/ Dinner - Accommodation)

The private car picks you up at Dong Hoi airport/train station (according to the arrival time) and moves to Phong Nha.

Check-in at Chày Lập Farmstay, relax or enjoy your time at the pool.

15:30: Tour guides will instruct you to move to Phong Nha Sunset Cruise, get on the boat and begin your journey along the Son River. A great opportunity for you to experience the life of indigenous people and contemplate the sunset when they are gloaming. Finger foods and drinks are served on the boat. At the end of this tour, the boat will take you back to Chay Lap Riverside. Travelers can enjoy water sports (kayaking, basket boat, water hammock…) or rest by the bamboo rows reflected on the green river.

19:30: A bus transfer to Chay Lap Farmstay & Resort - dinner, rest at the resort.

Nuoc Nut Cave Exploration - Kayaking on Chay River - Chay Lap Farmstay & Resort (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner - Accommodation)

The new day begins with a buffet served at the Chay Lap restaurant from 6:30 AM. We will pick you up around 7:15 AM at Chay Lap Farmstay & Resort and transfer to the Oxalis office in Phong Nha. You will receive the necessary safety equipment, check your stuff. Attending the briefing and then, you will sign on the disclaimer before the car moves to the starting point - KM29 Ho Chi Minh Road to depart the journey - Nuoc Nut Cave Exploration at 9:30 AM.

Acrossing the primeval forest and explore the biodiversity of flora and fauna of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park within 1 hour. The group will arrive at the Nuoc Nut cave door at around 10:30 am and begin exploring the cave through a small entrance. Behind this door is a karst world with magnificent stalactites of the cave and which is an ideal place for you to take a picture and capture moments. To ensure safety before entering the cave, all visitors are equipped with Petzl helmets and Petzl Pixa 3 Headlamp 100 lumen. If you are lucky, you will have the opportunity to see the sunbeam piercing through the sinkhole in the cave. After exploring Nuoc Nut Cave, the group will enjoy the picnic lunch right in front of the cave entrance, take a rest and return.

About 14:30, the bus will take you to the picturesque Chay village, cross a suspension bridge before kayaking at Chay Lap Water Sports Center. When kayaking along the Chay River, you will have a chance to see the peaceful scenery surrounding the riverbank. A refreshing drink is prepared for you after that.

16:30 Transfer to Chay Lap Farmstay & Resort, dinner and rest.

Paradise Cave - Mooc Spring - Chay Lap Farmstay & Resort

After breakfast, the bus and guides will pick you up at Chay Lap Farmstay & Resort for the trip. The destination of the day is the Paradise cave ecotourism area. The cave is known as the "Underground Palace" with a length of 31km. Traveling 1.6km by tram and following the winding road from the foot of the mountain, Paradise Cave appears with the cool breeze from inside the cave. Itinerary to visit with more than 1000m along the wooden stairs.

After more than 3 hours of sightseeing, the group will move to Nuoc Mooc Spring Restaurant for lunch.

In the afternoon, immerse yourself in the green and natural water of Mooc spring. The scenery of streams, rivers, and mountains here will make you satisfied.

At the end of the trip, the group will come back to Chay Lap Farmstay & Resort, take a rest, and dinner.

Chay Lap Farmstay & Resort - Dong Hoi (Breakfast - Shuttle)

A day for you to experience Chay Lap village in your own way.

Normally, visitors will get up early by running or cycling around Chay village, check-in and watch the pretty sunrise on the small suspension bridges. After breakfast, families can relax with free activities reserved for them such as gardening, relaxing fishing or kayaking / SUP.

After checking out, a private car will see the group off to Dong Hoi airport/train station (according to their departure itinerary). If you have a late flight in the evening, you can stop at the Oxalis beach office, swim and enjoy seafood before you take a taxi to the airport/train station (4-5 km) from Nhat Le beach.

Parting - Ending the journey

Adventure Level

ADVENTURE LEVEL: LEVEL 1 · EASY

The adventure level of this tour is quite easy and suitable for both adults and children who are in good health condition, exercise and outdoor activities regularly. Other sightseeing activities included in the package are suitable for families who love nature experience.

  • 5 km of trekking
  • 1 - 4 km of caving and crossing the river (high water levels from knee to hip, water temperature ~ 17 degrees Celsius High)
  • Swimming with short distances
  • Kayaking on the river
  • 1 day in Nuoc Nut cave and Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park

Oxalis staff (cave specialists or guides) have the right to refuse to serve, accept, or withhold any member of the tour team at any time for safety reasons. Oxalis will not compensate or refund in these cases.

Preparations

Please visit our FAQ general page to read our specific What to Bring list before departing for Vietnam and your cave expedition.

WE WILL PROVIDE

  • 03 nights at Chay Lap Farmstay & Resort (double rooms, single guests can add an extra bed).

    (*) In the case of Vegetarian Lap Farmstay out of the room, we will change the location to the following hotels/homestays: Son Doong Bungalow, Ho Khanh Homestay, or Oxalis Home, or Saigon Phong Nha.

  • Shuttle bus from Dong Hoi - Phong Nha
  • Sightseeing tickets, tram tickets
  • Meals
  • Caving & safety gear: caving helmet, caving headlight, life jacket, gloves
  • Basic canvas trekking boots (only if you do not have your own pair) sizes 36 – 46
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide and safety assistants
  • Porter and chef
  • Shared dry box for phones and small cameras (limited availability for larger cameras)
  • Water filter
  • First aid kit and medical rescue equipment (application by guides and porters only)
  • Kayaks (up to 2 guests/boat)

YOU NEED TO BRING

  • 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!)
  • Medium size backpack (25 L) for your water bottle, personal belongings and provided caving helmet
  • Personal items: mosquito repellent, sunglasses, hat, camera

Pricing and availability

This product is operated by Di Di Thoi Tour - a brand of Oxalis Holiday - that takes care of reservations and arrangements for all services, including Oxalis Adventure tours.

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