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Explore Rustic Chay Lap

    2 days 1 night

Biking-Kayaking-Trekking-Wildlife exploring

Chay Lap is a community-owned and operated ecotourism association in Phuc Trach Commune, adjacent to World Natural Heritage site Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park. Households living at the doorstep of the National Park provide ecotourism services to foreign and domestic tourists offering the opportunity to homestay in traditional wooden Vietnamese houses provide biking, kayaking and trekking services. Volunteering, studying trips are also available. By staying with Chay Lap, guests directly support conservation of an important World Natural Heritage Site, while driving employment opportunities and income for the families of Chay Lap Village and its surrounding areas. Chay Lap is in a word, stunning.


However, we want to give our guests more than just coal-black evening skies, spectacular limestone cliffs, a raft of activities and an outpost of serenity on the jig-saw-green patchwork of the valley floor. We would like you to enjoy a real slice of Central Vietnam while engaging in what we hope is a rewarding educational experience for all.


08h00 a.m: Morning, our guide and driver meet you at your hotel/airport/railways station in Hue, depart to Chay Lap village. Enroute, stop to visit some remained places on the DMZ (Demiliterized Zone) route such as: Hien Luong Bridge, Vinh Moc Tunnels. Lunch at Cua Tung Beach. Arrival Chay Lap in the afternoon, check-in the homestay. Cycling in the National Park for hearing the nature calls. You will have a chance to enjoy the forest life. Some of the rare and valuable wild animals in Red-book have been re-discoverred and preserved there such as: Ha Tinh langur, Annamese Leaf Monkey Trachypithecus hatinhensis, Annamese Macaques, Mountain hockey bird…

Return the homestay before it gets dark. You are invited to prepare the dinner with the host, the food called: “Steamed Fish with Beer, served along with local herbs”. Enjoy your dinner by your styled. Night at Chay Lap homestay.


(Today cycling distance is approximately 20km, for amateur cyclists would like to enjoy a fun-biking, the distance can be shortened within 10km)



Breakfast at Chay Lap homestay, leave the homestay for a kayking on Chay River to Dark Cave, Nuoc Mooc Springs. Trekking thru’ the Park, learn the codes of conservation environment with the local guide’s suppport. Picnic lunch on the paths in forest, free swimming at Nuoc Mooc Springs before getting on bus to transfer to the boat landing for a cruise on Son River to visit Phong Nha Cave – the World Natural Heritage site. Discover the magnificent beauty of the caves.

Transfer back Hue via Ho Chi Minh High Way in the late afternoon. Arrive Hue, see you off at your hotel, end the services.

(Today kayaking distance is approximately 5km, trekking distance is 2km)



What to take
We suggest a small, lightweight daypack for cameras, spare film, drinking water and comfortable walking shoes.


Air-conditioned private vehicle

Basic accommodation in homestay at Chay Lap commune with daily breakfast

Local English-speaking guide & local guide at Chay Lap

Meals as mentioned in the program

All entrance fees

Mineral water in day tour

Kayak on Chay River (2-seat fiberglass composite)

Wooden boat on Son River

Permission documents to the Park


All domestic and international air tickets

Visa to Vietnam (25 US$/ PAX)

Beverage in meals

Personal expenses and others do not mention above.


Additional Info

You will be collected from your hotel. Pick up time will be advised upon confirmation of booking.