Home Southeast Asia Tours Vietnam Tours 6 Days Vietnam Dong Hoi Tour: Cave & Jungle Exploration

Tour Overview

Join this 6-day journey through Vietnam's Dong Hoi region, an adventure-packed itinerary blending natural wonders and cultural experiences. Discover the mesmerizing Paradise Cave's intricate stalactite formations, trek through pristine jungles and swim in underground rivers. Explore historical sites like Eight Ladies Cave, bearing testament to Vietnam's history.

Enjoy a day of leisure at a beachfront resort, and immerse yourself in the tranquility of Nuoc Mooc Spring. This itinerary offers a balanced mix of adventure, relaxation, and cultural exploration, promising an unforgettable exploration of Dong Hoi's diverse landscapes and rich heritage.

Highlights of this tour:

  • Paradise Cave Discovery: Marvel at the awe-inspiring stalactite formations within Paradise Cave, a subterranean wonderland of breathtaking natural beauty.
  • Tu Lan Adventure: Embark on an exhilarating trek through lush jungles, swim in underground rivers, and camp in the heart of Tu Lan's pristine wilderness.
  • Beachfront Bliss: Unwind at a serene beachfront resort, where soft sands and azure waters offer the perfect setting for relaxation and seaside leisure.
  • Historical Significance: Explore Eight Ladies Cave, a poignant reminder of Vietnam's history, and learn about the enduring stories from the Vietnam War.
  • Natural Springs Delight: Discover the tranquility of Nuoc Mooc Spring, a hidden gem nestled within a lush forest, perfect for a serene stroll and nature immersion.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Upon your arrival in Dong Hoi, whether it be by flight or overnight train from Hanoi, you'll be greeted by your friendly guide and driver at the airport or train station. They will be holding a sign with your name, making it easy to identify them.

    After the warm welcome, you'll be comfortably transferred to your hotel in Dong Hoi. During the ride, your guide can provide you with some initial information about the area, its culture, and what to expect during your stay.

    Vietnam Dong Hoi at Night
    Night View of Dong Hoi

    Once you've checked in at your hotel, you have the rest of the day at your leisure. You might want to take a stroll along the Dong Hoi beachfront, known for its serene beauty and peaceful ambiance.

    For dinner, you can explore the local culinary scene, trying out delicious Vietnamese dishes at a nearby restaurant or enjoying a meal at your hotel.

    Overnight in Dong Hoi.

    Meal: N/A

    Accommodation: in Dong Hoi

  2. Start the day with a hearty breakfast at your hotel, preparing you for a day of exploration. Depart for Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its stunning karst landscapes and extensive cave systems.

    Vietnam Dong Hoi Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park
    Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park

    Your first stop is Eight Ladies Cave, an important historical site that holds stories from the Vietnam War. Your guide will share the history and significance of this place.

    Next, immerse yourself in the otherworldly beauty of Paradise Cave, which boasts incredible stalactites and stalagmites formations. You'll have ample time to explore the cave's chambers and take mesmerizing photos.

    Vietnam Paradise Cave
    Paradise Cave

    Continue your journey to Nuoc Mooc Spring, a refreshing natural spring nestled within a lush forest. Enjoy a relaxing stroll along the wooden walkways and savor the tranquility of this hidden gem.

    In the late afternoon, return to Dong Hoi, where you can unwind at your hotel or venture out to discover more of the local culture and cuisine.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Dong Hoi

  3. Rise early and enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel before embarking on a thrilling adventure in the Tu Lan area. Head to Tan Hoa Village, the starting point of your full-day trek. The journey to Tan Hoa Village offers picturesque views of rural Vietnam, with towering corn stalks, peanut crops, and encounters with friendly locals (the trekking distance is around 2.5 km).

    Vietnam Tan Hoa Village
    Tan Hoa Village

    Upon reaching the Rao Nan River, take in the serene beauty of the surroundings and cross the river to enter the wilderness. Your lunch will be a unique experience in the heart of the Hung Ton Cave. Here, you can savor a meal while surrounded by the cave's natural wonders.

    After lunch, continue your trek through Mango Mountain, descending into the enchanting Tu Lan Valley (the trekking distance is around 3 km).

    Arrive at Tu Lan Campsite, where you can refresh with a swim, explore Ken Cave, and savor a delightful BBQ dinner. Spend the night in the heart of nature at Tu Lan Campsite, creating memories of this incredible day.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

    Accommodation: at Tu Lan Campsite

    Vietnam Tu Lan Campsite
    Tu Lan Campsite

  4. Start the day with a hearty breakfast amidst the natural beauty of Tu Lan Campsite. Prepare for an adventure into the heart of the Tu Lan Cave System. After a brief swim across the river, you'll enter the cave through the mesmerizing blue lagoon entrance. Continue your trek inside Kim Cave, taking your time to admire the cave's unique formations and features.

    Vietnam Tu Lan Cave System
    Swim across the river in the Tu Lan Cave System

    After exiting Kim Cave, a 450-meter swim and a 500-meter trek will lead you to To Mo Valley, where you'll enjoy a picnic lunch beside a stunning waterfall. Resume your trek into Hung Ton Valley, where your journey in the Tu Lan area concludes.

    In the late afternoon, return to Tan Hoa Village, where you can relax and enjoy a cold drink. Shower facilities are available to freshen up. Depart for Dong Hoi and check into a beachfront resort, where you can unwind and take in the beautiful coastal scenery.

    Overnight at the beach resort.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Dong Hoi

  5. After a few days of adventure and exploration, today is a well-deserved day of relaxation.

    Vietnam Dong Hoi Beach Resort
    Relax on the sandy beach

    Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your beachfront resort, and then spend the day at your own pace. You can relax on the sandy beach, swim in the sea, or simply soak up the sun.

    The resort may offer various activities and amenities, such as spa treatments, water sports, or beachside dining, allowing you to tailor your day to your preferences.

    Whether you choose to be active or take it easy, it's a day for rejuvenation and beachside enjoyment.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Dong Hoi

  6. Savor a final breakfast at the beach resort, relishing the coastal views one last time. You'll have some free time to unwind by the beach or take a leisurely stroll along the shore. Then, your driver will escort you to Dong Hoi Airport for your onward flight to your next destination or your journey back home.

    Bid farewell to Dong Hoi, taking with you cherished memories of your adventure in this captivating part of Vietnam.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: N/A

Tour Price Per Person

The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel. Please contact us for a specific price.

Price Includes

  • 5 nights' accommodation;
  • Meals listed in the itinerary;
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle with licensed drivers;
  • Excellent local English-speaking tour guide as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • 1 bottle of water per person per day;
  • Entrance fees and sightseeing as listed in the itinerary.

Price Excludes

  • International air tickets (Could be assisted).
  • Visa handling fee, visa stamp fee.
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Tipping for guide, driver, bell boy, etc.
  • Services not stated in the itinerary.

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