As the largest cave in Tu Lan cave system, Hang Tien is famed for its enormous size and spectacular formations. Our guide will bring you into depths of Vietnamese jungle where the lost world of ancient rock configurations can be found dripping from the ceilings. This is truly a unique chance to enjoy the real wilderness of this country.

Enter into Hang Tien where you’ll be taken away by the swirling patterns of limestone and rock. Rimstone pools, known as gours, also greet you at the entrance. You’ll explore different passages of this river cave and be in awe of its massive ceiling and formations.

This tour is designed for those with just a day to explore the wild but still looking for an escape to the jungle along with adventure and of course, a beautiful cave.

The Hang Tien Discovery 1-Day is fitting for both true adventurers and also those with limited outdoor experience. Come check out our longest day tour, and the newest product of the season!

Special Note: Hang Tien 1-day Discovery

Please make sure that your health is suitable for these activities with ease:

  • 8km of trekking including 1.5km of caving
  • 300m elevation gain
  • Swimming in the natural stream
  • Moderate trekking
  • Requirements:
  • Basic trekking experience, The difficulty of the tour is based on the physical fitness and health of average active people, not runners, athletes, or intensely active individuals.
  • Operating: from mid-Nov to mid-Sep (closed in Oct)
  • Duration: 1 day - 1-night tour
  • Adventure Level: Moderate for physically active guests
  • Availability: Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday
  • From January 1st, 2017: Every Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday
  • Small Group Tours: Average 4 - 12 pax
  • Minimum Age: 16 -70 years 
  • Tour Starts: 7:00 am - 7:30 am from any local hotel in Phong Nha ( should be ready in Phong Nha before 6.00AM )


Safety briefing - Hang Tien 1
Between 07:00 - 07:30 you will be picked up at your accommodation in the Phong Nha area, and taken to the Tan Hoa office. There will be a safety briefing, and you will collect safety equipment and sign the release form. After the briefing a short drive will bring you to the start of your one day adventure. This Hang Tien exploration trek will begin by ascending a hill into the forest. The first 15 minutes will be mainly uphill but you will soon reach the top and start to descend to the river valley. You will then stop to have a quick snack here down the valley to get some more energy before exploring Hang Tien 1 Cave.

Reaching the valley floor, the group will hike over the dry rocky riverbed, with the spectacular entrance of Hang Tien enticing you. Trekking into the cave, you will be surrounded by calcite formations cloaked in green plant life. The striped limestone layers are clearly visible on the walls and roof. As you go further inside guests will see more amazing sites. A swirling dome high in the roof and layers of calcite resembling terraced fields. Keep on going deep inside the cave and discover the mysterious attraction and impressive cave formations that Mother Nature created in Hang Tien.

Tan Hoa – Phong Nha
Returning from your Hang Tien exploration, you have time to swim, take pictures, and enjoy lunch next to the natural pool in the heart of the mountains. After the enjoyable time at the campsite on the Vietnam cave discovery trip, you will trek back over the hill and down to the road to board the bus and return to the Oxalis Tan Hoa office.

Upon returning to the Tan Hoa office, the group will be picked up and taken to check in at the accommodation - River Bungalow Tu Lan Lodge. There, guests can freshen up and rest.

River Bungalow - Tu Lan Lodge
Around 06:00 PM, the group will have dinner at a local house. Here, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy traditional dishes that are closely associated with the local people's way of life and engage in conversations with them about their daily lives.

The group will return to River Bungalow to rest after dinner.

Early the next morning, guests can admire the beautiful sunrise over the picturesque fields of Tan Hoa or enjoy the serene scenery towards the Rao Nan River from the River Bungalow. Alternatively, guests can explore the countryside of Tan Hoa by bicycle and learn more about the local way of life. Afterwards, they can enjoy breakfast prepared by the chefs of Tu Lan Lodge Restaurant.

Please inform the consultants of the departure time of your plane/train/car at least one day in advance so that they can conveniently arrange the transfer. Hotel check-out time will be 12:00 noon back to Phong Nha.


Price per Person: 133 USD  or  3.200.000 VND /Person

Tour included:

Service team: There will be a guide, a safety assistant, and a chef.
Food and Drink: We provides food, water, tea, and coffee during the journey (not including extra requirements). Dinner at the local house. Dishes are based on fixed menus, vegetarian and vegan will be provided if ordered.
Accommodation: Offers 1 night at River Bungalow Tu Lan Lodge in Tan Hoa after the tour.
Safety equipment: Provide safety equipment such as helmets, harnesses, headlights, gloves etc.
Travel insurance: We buys travel insurance for all guests participating in the tours with a maximum compensation of VND 10,000,000. Visitors are asked to buy comprehensive travel insurance for themselves before joining the tour.

Caving & safety gear: caving helmet, caving headlight, gloves
Basic canvas trekking boots (only if you do not have your own pair) sizes 36 – 46
Water and picnic lunch
Professional English-speaking tour guide and guide safety assistant
Porter to prepare meals and pump water
Shared dry box for phones and small cameras (limited availability for larger cameras)
Water filter and purifier (used only by guide and porters)
Eco-friendly compost toilet using western toilet seat at lunch site
First Aid Kit and Medical Rescue Equipment (application by guides and porters only)
Dry box is prepared in case of high water level
Secure Storage Facility at Oxalis Headquarters to store any luggage you will not be taking on the trek

1 long (easy to dry) pants and 1 long sleeved shirts to wear during the trek
1 pair of trekking boots/shoes – difficult terrain, good footwear necessary
1 pairs of calf length densely woven socks (not ankle socks)
1 change of clothes for after the tour
Personal items: mosquito repellent, sunglasses, hat, camera, underwear, toiletries