Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is a UNESCO world heritage site renowned for its hundreds of caves and grottos with over 200km of cave passages. Phong Nha holds several world records that include the longest underground river as well as the largest cave in the world, Son Doong. This trip features a trek into Ma Da Valley and Tu Lan Cave System through an untamed jungle & limestone mountain region. The region is well-known as the filming location of the Hollywood blockbuster movie Kong: Skull Island (2017).

With the guidance of internationally-qualified local tour guides and a support team of local porters, you will experience the awesome rugged beauty of Vietnam’s jungle and cave system.


4 Days Dong Hoi: Ma Da Valley Jungle Hiking – Tu Lan

Day 1/ Arrival in Dong Hoi
Arrival in Dong Hoi, private pick-up by your driver and transfer to Phong Nha and check-in a nice homestay, surrounded by breathtaking mountain views and traditional rice fields. You can bike to explore the neighboring areas.
Jungle Boss Homestay or similar / 3 nights

Day 2/ Joining tour: Ma Da valley one day jungle hiking (B,L) 8km hiking
8.00 AM departure to Ma Da valley, located in a remote area of Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park. This tour requires a total of 8km of primary jungle hiking on a small trail to explore the untouched Ma Da valley, swim in the crystal lake of Ma Da, enjoy jungle BBQ prepared by our local team, and swim into Tra Ang cave to explore one of the beautiful river cave in Phong Nha.

This tour represents a great opportunity to experience authentic Vietnam whilst working with the local porters, supporting employment for local people, under the guidance of an internationally qualified local tour guide. Back to relax at your homestay in the evening.

  • Activities: 8 km of jungle hiking, swimming in Ma Da crystal lake, Jungle BBQ, 600m swimming into Tra Ang cave
  • Adventure Level: Easy (8 km) for physically active guests (swimming is necessary)
  • Gear to bring: long trousers and long sleeved shirt, walking shoes or hiking shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen, hat and insect repellent, swimwear and a travel towel or Sarong
  • Minimum Age: 16 years

 Day 3/ Joining tour: Tu Lan: Explore the Home of Kong Skull Island Movie (B,L)
Phong Nha – Tan Hoa – To Mo – Tan Hoa – Phong Nha

Start your day with pick-up from your guesthouse in Phong Nha between 7:00am and 7:30am (please be ready!).

You’ll then drive 70 km over the Da Deo Mountain Pass to reach the ethnic minority village of Tan Hoa. You can leave all your luggage at our office in the storage room.

After a safety briefing, checking gear and signing our Release Form, the day adventure begins with a 2 km walk across peanut and buffalo fields to reach the Rao Nan River.

After crossing the river you’ll reach the impressive Hang Chuot (Rat Cave) to explore its massive formations for up to 280m. Return back to the river another way, then trek through Hung Ton Valley to reach Hung Ton Cave. Explore this wild cave by descending a 15 m ladder with a safety rope before swimming 50m through the cave and following an underground river to reach To Mo Valley, where a delicious BBQ lunch will be awaiting you.

After swimming at the waterfall, trek over Hung Ton Mountain (1 km), across Hung Ton Valley (500 m), and another small hill down to Rao Nan River (500 m). You’ll finish the day crossing back over peanut and buffalo fields (2.5 km) to the Oxalis Headquarters, where a cold drink and shower will be awaiting your return.

Depart Tan Hoa at 17:00 and return to Phong Nha at 18:30 and you will be dropped at your guesthouse.

  • Operating: from Nov to Sep (closed in October)
  • Adventure Level: Easy (9 km jungle and mountain trekking) for physically active guests (swimming is necessary)
  • Availability: Daily exclude Sundays and Fridays
  • Minimum Age: 16 years

Day 4/ Phong Nha – Dong Hoi – Departure (B)
Morning, check-out from hotel and ready to depart for next destination.

Have a safe trip!

Contact to customize your tour or extend with our North or South tours.


Package Tour Price In USD: $259.00 per person (private group of 2 persons)
Price is valid until September 2018.

Small gift: Free Visa Approval Sheet to Vietnam (Single entry 1 month) when you book this tour.

  • Included:
    • Private airport transfer from Dong Hoi Airport to homestay in Phong Nha
    • Accommodation on double sharing at homestay with breakfast
    • English speaking guide on tour
    • Abandon Valley or Ma Da Valley one-day jungle hiking (joining tour)
    • Tu Lan: Explore the Home of Kong Skull Island Movie (joining tour)
    • Meals as described (without drinks): 03 breakfasts at homestay, 02 picnic lunches
    • Free bike available at homestay
  • Excluded:
    • Drinks
    • Private expenses
    • All types of bank fee for payment
    • Tips and Gratuities
    • Other services not mentioned in the Included