Exploring The Word Natural Heritage and Chay Lap Rustic 3days
Rustic 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.
1. Basic accommodation in homestay at Chay Lap commune with daily breakfast
2. Private road transportation as program with support team
(01 pax uses 4-seater car, 2pax up use 16-seater van transfer and escort, group from 10-14 pax uses 02 vans)
3. Local English-speaking guide
4. Meals as mentioned in the program (B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner)
5. All entrance fees
6. M-bike (Trek 3900) at Phong Nha, Chay Lap
7. Fresh fruit, snacks & Mineral water in day tour
8. Kayak on Chay River (2-seat fiberglass composite)
9. Wooden boat on Son River
10. Buffalo taxi at Chay Lap
11. Permission documents to the Park
1. All domestic and international air tickets
2. Visa to Vietnam (25 US$/ PAX)
3. Single room
4. Early check-in and late check-out at the houses
5. Optional tour to Phong Nha cave
6. Travel Insurance
7. Beverage in meals
8. Personal expenses and others do not mentioned above
Day 1: Ha Noi – Dong Hoi – Chay Lap (B/L/D)
Morning, our guide and driver welcome you at Dong Hoi Airport upon your arrival on VN 279 0700 0805 or at Dong Hoi Railways station on SE3 2300 0745. Breakfast at local restaurant. Drive to Chay Lap village. Arrival in Chay Lap, buffalo taxi transfer for check-in the homestay. Start for biking tour to Phong Nha Ke Bang National park.
Hear the call of the wild and the roar of your hamstrings as you either take your time or destroy yourself and your big-city living on the Ho Chi Minh Road West branch. The sounds of primates bounce off the stunning limestone cliffs as the newly paved single lane road snakes through one of Vietnam’s most important conservation areas and most important historic trail during the war.
Pedal around the National Park to admire the fresh air and the biodiversity eco-system of Phong Nha Ke Bang Park. Picnic lunch is served in the Park. Later, on arrival at the boat landing, you are transferred on the wooden boat on Son River to return the homestay at Chay Lap village.
Free at leisure to explore the village. You are invited to prepare the dinner with the host. Night at Chay Lap.
(today biking distance is approximately 45km, with some hard slopes in the Park )
Day 2: Chay Lap – Phong Nha – Chay Lap (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the house, depart 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 till the time to return Chay Lap.
Rest of the day is optional: touring by boat to Phong Nha cave – the Natural World Heritage site or discovering the life of Chay Lap by bicyclo and experiencing with the local field works on farm or join an English class at local schools. Dinner and night at Chay Lap homestay.
(today kayaking distance is approximately 5km, trekking distance is 3km, cycling distance is 15-20km)
Tips of the day: there is a Hot Spring which is far from Chay Lap homestay about 8km. Get there to re-fuel with a soak after a multi-activities day!
Day 3: Phong Nha – Dong Hoi – Departure (B)
Breakfast at the house. Free until the time to say goodbye to the host and transfer to Dong Hoi town for your next departure. End the tour.
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