A full day of Trekking, Swimming, Climbing and Exploring the Ruc Mon Cave!
You’ll begin this tour by traveling the winding karst mountain road through the awe inspiring Da Deo Mountain Pass! After an hour into the scenic drive, you’ll arrive at the quaint Yen Phu Village. From here you’ll trek a total of 5km to the mouth of the cave.
Shortly after will be the first of three river crossings and trek past the breathtaking mountain views and lush nature. Then you’ll continue on hiking through lush forests until we reach the towering and narrow cave entrance along a tranquil turquoise river. After trekking the beautiful Vietnamese terrain, you’ll be happy to dive right into the mystical pool of inviting waters. Once refreshed, we’ll all have a traditional Vietnamese BBQ style lunch at the mouth of the cave. When your hunger for adventure returns, the subterranean river will entice you to explore further inside the cave where you are able to venture 3-5km deep, it will be up to you how far we dare to go. You will begin your journey into the dark Ruc Mon Cave by swimming against a light current of crystal clear water from the depths of the mountain’s heart. Here you’ll spend about four hours exploring inside the cave via swimming, hiking, and a bit of light climbing, before letting the gentle current float you back to the cave’s entrance. After exiting the cave you will have time to change clothes, relax, and enjoy hot coffee or tea and fresh fruit.
This cave was only recently discovered and accessible for tourists, so you can lead the way and be one of the pioneering adventurers here! Hang Ruc Mon (Hang is Vietnamese for cave) is 16 kilometers long, up to 32 meters high, and 13 meters wide. In August 2015, the Royal Caves Association recognized the Ruc Mon Cave is one of the largest cave in Quang Binh province . By joining this adventure with Green Land Tours you can experience the incredible world beneath the earth’s surface with beautifully sparkling rocks, towering stalagmites, and stalactites dripping down over hundreds of millions of years in the making. You will swim in the crystal clear water running through an ancient river that forged a path as it pushed through minuscule cracks in the limestone. Adventure tours has the easiest level in the 3 tour Ruc Mon, this tour especially for those who love nature,want to experience walking through the forest, watched the virgin forests,corn fields , bean fields, buffalos,cows herds are grazing and you will be immersed in cool water at Ca Boi waterfall. This is a waterfall flow directly from the cliffs of the mountains, as well as through the stream before reaching the cave entrance. There are no other companies going to Hang Ruc Mon, so if you want to get off the beaten path and discover true peacefulness in the Vietnamese countryside, this is the tour for you! Our friendly guides will help you along the way and leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenate throughout and the stunning scenery.
So prepare to whet your appetite for adventure as you dive in to explore as many kilometers as you can handle of swimming, climbing, and bouldering through our incredible Hang Ruc Mon!
Price: 1,650,000 VND/ 71 USD / person (price inclusive of VAT & environment/ entrance fees)
4 km of jungle trekking
Sightsee in the Da Deo Mountain Pass
Bus stop at Yen Phu village, then we will walk through the corn fields, bean fields, through the canopy of virgin forests, cross three rivers along the trekking pathway,after that go to the Ca Boi waterfall (about an hour and a half ) before reaching the entrance of the cave.
Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese style BBQ lunch.
Journey to explore the cave to start, swim and climb, then,take the ladder to conquer the beauty of cave. (~ 3 hours)
Duration: 1 Day
Adventure Level: Easy/medium for physically active guests
Tour Starts: 7:30 - 8:00 AM (from any local hotel in Phong Nha)
Tour Ends: 5:30 - 6:00 PM (from any local hotel in Phong Nha)
Group Size: Average 2-20 pax (minimum requirement of 2 persons to operate)
Minimum Age: 10 years old
Maximum Age :65 years old
Some note when you join tour with us:
+ People have heart disease, obesity or acrophobia( afraid of heights), we advise you do not join this tour. You should exercise regularly to have good physical fitness before joining tour.
+ We recommend you should bring clothes material and quick-dry. If you don't have, please do not worry, we will prepare long pants and sleeves for you with the preferential price.
Phong Nha – Ca Boi waterfall – Ruc Mon Cave (2nd Entrance)
7:30 - 8:00 AM: Your day kicks off nice and early and you will be picked up from your hotel in Phong Nha.
8:00 AM: Once everyone has been picked up, and you have picked out a pair of shoes/sandals and socks, you’ll be driven 30km over the history Da Deo Mountain Pass. Here you’ll enjoy breathtaking views looking down into the jungle and will have the opportunity to get some insight into the history of the area and the mountain range through which you’ll be exploring.
9:30 AM: Once you arrive at Yen Phu village, another perfect photo opportunity, your guide will give you information as you have a chance to appreciate the peaceful nature alongside the cows, buffaloes and birds. Besides you have the opportunity to get acquainted and talk with local people here. Then your trek continues for approximately an hour and a half to Ca Boi waterfall - a beautiful waterfall, water directly flowing from the cliffs. From there, you will walk to the cave about 500m.
12:00 PM: When you reach the entrance to the cave you will have some time to relax and rest your legs while a delicious traditional Vietnamese style BBQ meal is prepared for you (a vegetarian option is always available). You will feast local style where all the food is spread out onto banana leaves and you can choose to wrap your meal up in either a spring roll or rice paper.
1:00 PM: + After filling your belly with a full meal, we invite you to change clothes (life jackets, helmets, lights, shoes) to prepare for the adventure ahead. Journey to explore and conquer tour Ruc Mon Adventure, beginning with the challenge of swimming. You follow your tour guide and porter along the mouth of the cave, slowly moving deeper into the cave. All operations primarily for the journey to explore the cave along with climbing over rocks is swimming, watching the system stalactites magnificent, pristine and majestic. Specially its constructed over a hundred years but not anywhere as well have been.
+ Don’t worry if you can’t swim, our tour guide and porter team will support you during the tour. Go deeper inside the cave, the more attractive it is, the more you are curious, you will be very comfortable to climb and can be touch the cliff and stalactites of cave.
+ You will have the opportunity to explore about three hours inside the cave.
4:00 PM: Against current, you will be immersed in the cool water, go out the entrance of the cave. Once back at the cave entrance, you’ll have a chance to dry off and change back into your trekking clothes before having coffee or tea and fresh fruit before finally heading back to the village. You can take a slightly shorter route for this part, so don’t worry if your legs are tired! You will say goodbye to the village, jump into the van and head back to Phong Nha. You’ll have time to reflect on the sights and experiences of your day and share contact information and photos with your group.
5:30 - 6:00 PM: Arrival back into Phong Nha! You will be dropped off at your accommodation where you’ll be free to recount your day to fellow travelers as well as your friends and family back home. And you still have plenty of time to get ready for an evening out, or to get ready to take a night bus!
We will provide you with the following:
✓Free pick up and drop off from guest’s accommodation using our new, spacious, and air conditioned bus
✓ Professional English-speaking tour guide and guide assistance
✓ Caving and safety gear: caving helmet, headlight, life jacket, gloves, socks
✓ 1 pair of trekking boots/shoes and travel towel
✓ Dry box for phones and small cameras
✓ Complimentary lunch
✓ Porter to prepare meals and water
✓ First Aid kit
Please also bring with you the following:
v 1 long sleeved shirt
v 1 pair of long pants (preferably quick-dry)
v 1 set of swim wear for swimming
v 1 set of dry clothes to change into after the tour
v Recommended personal items: mosquito repellent, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, camera, etc.
We would like to remind our expedition members not to bring jewelry and other valuable accessories and that unexpected changes on itinerary might happen due to the weather conditions.