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  Ninh Binh

  4 days total


  Offered in English

About the Passion :

Our Tu Lan Expedition is led by a Vietnamese – English speaking skilled adventure guide, along with a porter team and cooks made up of local men with many years of jungle experience.

Our passion can do :

Adventure Level 5

The Tu Lan Expedition is moderate-to-hard for anyone who considers themselves physically fit and who participates in regular outdoor activities, and not suitable for those without trekking experience. Please make sure that you have basic trekking experience, you are able to swim and your health is suitable for these activities.
• about 30 km jungle and mountain trekking, rocky terrain
• about 5 km caving
• about 800 m swimming in caves (from 100 m – 300 m each cave)
Any member of the Oxalis guide team reserves the right to turn around any person at any time without compensation or refund as deemed necessary for safety or conservation reasons.

What we'll share :

We will provide you with the following:

• 1 night’s accommodation at Chay Lap Farmstay (single or twin-shared)
• Camping gear: tent, camp light, sleeping bag, mattresses, pillow
• Caving & safety gear: caving helmet, life jacket, gloves
• Professional caving headlight (Hope Technology headlights - 1500 lumens)
• Photography lighting supports (Hope Technology - R8 3,000 lumens)
• 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 36 - 46
• Meals: picnic lunch & dinner (day 1,2,3 & 4); breakfast (day 1, 2, 3, 4 & departure)
• Gala dinner on day 4
• Professional English-speaking tour guide and guide safety assistants
• Porter team to carry all camping gear and prepare all meals
• Porter team to carry all your personal belongings to camp
• Shared dry box for phones and small cameras (limited availability for larger cameras)
• Water purifier (used only by guide and porters) and water bottle
• 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)
• Secure Storage Facility at Oxalis Tan Hoa office to store all luggage you will not be taking on the trek
• 2 group transfers from Chay Lap Farmstay to Dong Hoi city center after tour (1 transfer in the morning and 1 transfer in the afternoon)
• 1 hour complimentary kayaking at Chay Riverside.

Where we'll be :

  • Tour Starts: 7:30 - 8:00 am from any local hotel in Phong Nha
  • Tour Ends: around 6:00 pm at Chay Lap Farmstay

Notes :

Please also bring with you the following:
• 2 long (easy to dry) pants and 2 long sleeved shirt to wear during the trek (quick dry)
• 2 pair of shorts and t-shirts to wear at campsite and swim suit
• 1 pair of trekking boots/shoes – difficult terrain, good footwear necessary. Gore-Tex/waterproof boots are NOT recommended as they do not drain well (if you prefer your own comfortable pair)
• 1 pair of flip flops (sandals) for campsite
• 1 medium size towel
• 3-4 pairs of calf length densely woven socks (not ankle socks!)
• Personal items: mosquito repellent, sunglasses, hat, camera, underwear, toiletries
• Shoe pads and thick socks if using Oxalis canvas trekking boots

Tour excludes:
• Travel insurance (you must purchase travel insurance to join this tour, otherwise our team will help to purchase local travel insurance at VND 440,000 for a 4-day trip and you will be billed before your arrival date)
• Any additional costs other than those mentioned above; additional expenses may include laundry services, extra food & drink, and additional water sports & river cruises at Chay Lap Farmstay
• Tip for guide team and porter team
If you are trekking in the colder months (February – March) please bring additional warm clothes for the evening and an extra change of long pants and shirt for swimming.

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Flexible Policy :

  • Flexible cancellation: Full refund will be issued for cancellation made at least 48 hours prior to the activity
  • Preparation time before customer can book next class: 8 hours

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