3 Days
Phong Nha, Quang Binh, Vietnam

Phong Nha Trekking Tour Chay Lap Home Stay 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

Additional information



Day 1:Dong Hoi- Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park

Transfer from Dong Hoi to Chay Lap village, which is outside the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National park, the drive is about 45minutes. After arriving at the village, you will be welcomed by the local family at the home-stay. Your stay for two nights is in a traditional, yet comfortable house built intricately using the local available resources. You will be pleased to have the local home-stay experience in a comfort.You will be participating in different activities during the day like, dragon boat tour into the Phong Nha Cave. And after return to the village to explore local life style, you will have an opportunity to participate in social activities such as fishing in the pond, planting and gardening, or even playing volleyball with the locals in the afternoon. After the day of excitement and fun, you will be served with a well cooked fresh food grown locally for dinner. (L,D)
Activity: Dragon boat tour (2 to 3hours).

Day 2: Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park

After enjoying breakfast at the home-stay, you will venture out to the outdoors in the nature. You will bike around to this outlying area and visit memorial site of Tam Co Cave along the road following the historic Ho Chi Minh Trail. Following this, further biking will take you to the Nuoc Mooc Cold spring. Leaving the bikes, your guide will take you for a short hike and eventually arriving at the fresh spring for a swim. A picnic lunch will be organized to enjoy out with the out-door activities. Return to homes-stay in the afternoon. You will have time to relax, read books or simply go for a walk around the village. In the evening you can help the family to prepare the food in the kitchen or watch them how to cook Vietnamese food. (B,L,D)
Activity: Biking 2 to 3hrs (flexible, depending on client’s fitness)/ hiking: 30min.

Day 3: Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park- Dong Hoi

After break-fast in the morning, you take a kayak and paddle along the clear blue “Chay River” that cuts a ravine through the jungle. Paddle into the mouth of Dark Cave to peer into its shadowy inner caverns. Enjoy the last lunch at the home-stay and bid farewell to the family. You will be transferred to Dong Hoi town in the afternoon for a night stay at comfortable Sun spa. Spend rest of the afternoon by the beach. (BL)
Activity: Kayaking 1hour.(today kayaking distance is approximately 5km, trekking distance is 3km).

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