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Tu Lan Caving Center

Tan Hoa Village, Minh Hoa District, Dong Hoi 45000, Vietnam
+84 232 3677 678
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Amazing tour, don't miss it if you come to Phong Nha.

I visited some caves in Phong Nha: Hang En cave, Dark cave, Paradise cave, E Cave,.. but Tu Lan is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cheryl T
Tu Lan 1 day

I had a good day experience the Tu Lan 1 day tour. Eveything was well organize, the guide Minh and... read more

Reviewed May 15, 2018
Huynh T
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Tu Lan caves system is located in Minh Hoa District, Quang Binh Province, this is the Karst center of 200ha next to Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park. The caves system has been discovered by local fishermen in 2009 and explored by British Cave Research Association (BCRA) in 2010, there were only 3 caves, Tu Lan, Hang Ken and Hang Tien have been explored in 2010 expedition, in 2012 the BCRA expedition came back and explored more caves include Hung Hon, Hang Uoi, Hang Chuot, Hang Son Oxalis and Hang Kim. There are few more caves have been found in 2013 in this area. Tu Lan caves system became popular when Carsten Peter (NatGeo photographer) took a photo in Hang Ken that won so many prizes on National Geographic Magazine in 2011. The caves system is now open for tourist and managed by Oxalis Company Limited, and special caving and jungle trekking company. The intent of Oxalis that to keep this caves system as natural, no construction and housing to be built in this area, the objective is making everybody feel like the first person in the area. There are several tour options from one day to 5 days and from very easy to very hard trek.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Tan Hoa Village, Minh Hoa District, Dong Hoi 45000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited some caves in Phong Nha: Hang En cave, Dark cave, Paradise cave, E Cave,.. but Tu Lan is the best. That tour is amazing, don't miss it if you come to Phong Nha.

1  Thank Cheryl T
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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

I had a good day experience the Tu Lan 1 day tour. Eveything was well organize, the guide Minh and the local porter was friendly and helpful. The tour is fun and well thought. Thanks for a great day

Thank Huynh T
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

A highlight of our trip to Vietnam. Small group of 10 (just what we wanted) with guide and 2 porters. Caving was spectacular with lots to see, steep ladder decent and swim in the cave. Lovely lunch prepared for us before quite a strenuous and...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

This was the most amazing experience! We had a great guide and Sherpa! We hiked in and spent the night and hiked back out the next day. Our 14 year old son found the hike a piece of cake while my husband and I struggled...More

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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Phong Nha Viet ( Oxalis tour) was truly amazing! The cave is truly a hidden gem, Tourguide was super attentive! Thanks so so much Phong Nha Viet!!

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Reviewed 8 December 2017

The was the highlight of our trip to Vietnam and was just amazing, the people we were with and the guides were all amazing. We were picked up at our hotel in Phong Nha (which was nice) and taken straight to the base camp. I...More

Thank Dom L
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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

This trek rates as one of the most challenging things my 45 year old falling apart body has been through in recent years. With a knee replacement and shoulder reco calling, I was umming and ahhing as to whether to do this but I’m so...More

5  Thank MaroubraGirl72
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

This one day trip was amazing. Our guide and his assistant were very concerned about our safety and when they realised I’m not very confident with the climbing and swimming, they kept close and made sure I have assistance at all times. Two suggestions I...More

1  Thank nuritz2016
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

It was amazing experience in Tu Lan! Be isolated for few days and absolutely back to the nature, inside the forest and survive like you are in a different word. I do not have many times in my life to do some like this. Here...More

Thank Ha P
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

I booked this trek after hearing from other travelers that Sapa was wet, busy and had lots of construction going on. In comparison, this was a much more demanding option, both in terms of the physical exertion, and on the wallet! The setting is beautiful...More

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OxalisAdvTours, Manager at Tu Lan Caving Center, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Dear SuperTolly, Thank you and your son for joining us on the amazing Tu Lan Expedition 4D3N. It's our honor to have you guys on the tour and trusting us to give you wonderful moments of Vietnam on your vacation. Joining Tu Lan Expedition means...More

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kyle M
24 October 2017|
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Response from OxalisAdvTours | Property representative |
On some particular tours you might need your swimming skills but as other adventurers mentioned, you will wear your life-vest almost all of the time you touch the water. If the water temperature is not ideal for swimming... More
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Troy V
23 August 2017|
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Response from NgocAnh2109 | Reviewed this property |
You can book Son Doong and Tu Lan expedition but maybe not essential. I would prefer Son Doong.
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