4 Days
Duration
5/10
Physicality
Phong Nha, Quang Binh, Vietnam
Location
16
Age
Year-round
Dates

Team Building

Team-building tours are a fantastic getaway into the jungle. However, relaxation is not the name of the game on this tour. Instead, days will be action packed with thrilling games, team-building opportunities, adventure, delicious food, and beautiful campsites situated in the wild jungle of Vietnam.

In a tour unlike anything available in this region, you will have the options of obstacle course races, scavenger hunts, and many other activities which will keep your team working together and smiling the whole time through. Team-building tours are catered according to your preference and the outcome you are looking for (please see the photo gallery below).

Tours can be designed with the following ideas:

  • A race, in which your group is split into teams and must compete against each other
  • A tour, in which your whole group stays together and participates in different games and activities throughout the tour
  • Camping skills, in which you can learn about putting tents up, cooking over an open fire, tying knots, first aid skills, etc.
  • Environmental awareness and community projects, in which our team will teach you all about conservation in the wilderness; on the last day, participate in a group cleanup effort in Tan Hoa village
  • Design your own teambuilding! We are happy to cooperate with any ideas which you may have (pending safety regulations)

We welcome the following groups:

  • Groups of anywhere from 4 – 100 pax (also depending on weather condition and booking situation)
  • Participants aged 12 – 65
  • Tours of 2 – 4 days long
  • Vietnamese or English speaking groups
  • All outdoor experience levels and backgrounds

Price of a team-building tour is dependent on group size and tour length, with an additional surcharge for weekend or holiday bookings. Please book far in advance for large groups so that we are able to fulfill your request and accommodate all of your needs.

Tu Lan Adventure Race

Welcome to the most unique race in the Cave Kingdom of Vietnam! Tu Lan Adventure Race has come back and promises to bring harder challenges and completely new experiences with absolutely unforgettable moments in the wildest jungles of Vietnam.

This adventure-filled race combines racing along untamed rivers in a traditional Doc Moc boat, jungle trekking, climbing up/down hills, and swimming in underground cave rivers. You will not only have a chance to overcome yourself and challenge your limits, but you will also explore many incredible places in Tu Lan area and spend time with awesome people from Vietnam and abroad. Several magnificent destinations such as Rat Cave, Hung Ton Cave, Hung Ton valley are waiting for you ahead.

The main purpose of the race is creating a new playground for those who love challenges and exploring, love to join nature conservation activities, and want to provide community support. A percentage of all tickets will go towards the construction of floating houses, which will help poor households in Tan Hoa Village immensely during the flooding season.

General information

Tu Lan Adventure Race is a competition of 100 people, who are divided into 10 teams. You will be judged each day on a number of challenges that you must complete including a boat race (many obstacles on the way) and finding various caves and other features within the region. The race will cover the total of 30 kilometers by both trails and rivers.

Who can join?

Anyone who is over 18 years old and loves outdoor activities and cave exploring. Vietnamese and foreigner participants are both welcome!

Conditions of registration?

Maximum 10 teams and 10 people per each team. You must be in a group to qualify for registration. Organizer will not accept individual registrations.

How to register?

Register directly on this page by filling all required information (includes: full name, gender, DoB, Nationality, ID/Passport #, phone/email contact of each member, also team leader name, team leader contact and team name). The registration system will be opened from 8:00 AM (GMT +7) and closed as soon as there are 10 teams registered successfully.

Entry fee

Entry fee is …..VND/team (10 people)

  • Entry fee includes VAT, environmental/entrance fees, and other things provided during the program.
  • Entry fee will be used to support 10 poor families in Tan Hoa to build floating houses in preparation for future flooding seasons.

Your entry fee includes porter team, camping gear (hammocks, mosquito net, sleeping bag), medical team at each station and campsite, public liability insurance, all entrance tickets and taxes, transport according to the itinerary, meals according to the itinerary, plus your support for the fund to build floating houses in Tan Hoa Village.

Let’s get ready for the most challenging activity of the year 2016 and overcome your limits!

Additional information

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Before the race

Participant teams need to create a group on Facebook with official name as following: “Team name” – Tu Lan Adventure Race 2016. It is required to use an official profile picture that is provided by organizer. The contents and pictures in the group must be managed and should be related to the Tu Lan Adventure Race program. Organizer will award media prize based on the combination of:

The team with the highest amount of members in the group on Facebook
The team with the highest amount of “Likes” on specific posts in the group on Facebook

(see next tabs for detailed schedule and activities of each day)

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Day1: TEAM LEADERS MEETING


There is no mission today. As soon as participants arrive, they can enjoy the fresh atmosphere and beautiful environment in Phong Nha, and of course fulfill their energy for the Race
Schedule:

5:00 PM: All 10 team leaders will gather at TLV Office to get the statutes of the Race and information needed for their teams before departure.

What will TLV provide?
TLV will give advice related to transportation, accommodation, and local foods.
TLV will provide materials and documents related to the Race to all teams, to make sure all rules are clear and participants understand everything.

What do all teams need to prepare?

Teams need to prepare transportation plan to go to Phong Nha from either Dong Hoi airport, bus station or train station.
Teams need to prepare accommodation and dinner by themselves.

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Day2: WARM-UP


Today the big race will start with teams departing by bus to where participants will all be given a boat and then race along the river to TLV’ Tan Hoa office. It is not going to be an easy challenge since it covers a total of 15 kilometers by river way. In this round, team spirit is a determinant. After the boat race, participants will have time to enjoy the natural beauty and peace in Tan Hoa village, while also tasting the local cuisine at local houses which have been pre-designated.
Schedule

08:45 AM: Gather at Phong Nha Tourism Center
09:00 AM: Depart to Trung Hoa bridge
11:00 AM: Arrive at starting point. Organizer will disseminate all rules. All teams may have lunch after this part.
12:30 PM: Doc Moc Boat Challenge to TLV Tan Hoa’s office. The end time is 5 PM (absent or late teams will be forfeited)
05:00 PM: Meet at campsite at TLV Tan Hoa’s office; relax and prepare the campground
06:00 PM: Dinner by TLV Chef
07:00 PM: Time to hang out and unwind

What will TLV provide?

Transportation: bus from Phong Nha Tourism Center
Camping gear: tent, sleeping bag (Team will be given 4 tents/2 double tents and 2 triple tents)
Meal: Amount of money to prepare lunch, and dinner at local houses
2 Doc Moc boats per teams
Life jacket for each participant
First Aid Kit and Medical Rescue Equipment
Secure Storage Facility to store important items
Rescuers along the way of the race
Water supply at each stop station

What do all teams need to prepare?

Prepare breakfast on their own
Prepare a packed lunch for whole team with amount of money which is given to team leaders in the first day
Bring own water bottles during participation

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Day3: CHALLENGE


While the distance covered may be shorter than the first day, there are many activities and challenges waiting ahead. These obstacles are considered as the main part of the race. Participants will have the chance to explore not only the beauty of exterior scenes in the jungle, but also deep within the cave
Schedule

06:30 AM: Breakfast at TLV Tan Hoa office prepared by TLV
07:30 AM: Disseminate the day’s rules
08:00 AM: Teams depart 10 mins apart; running, trekking through the jungle, climbing mountains, squeezing through caves and swimming in an underground river (400 meters dry cave, 200 meters water cave, 6 kilometers runway, 3 slopes of an estimated 150 meters height). Total expected distance is 12 kilometers.
05:00 PM: All teams must be at the center of TLV office in Tan Hoa (absent teams will be forfeited)
06:30 PM: Summarize the day’s activities and enjoy Gala dinner. Overnight at TLV Tan Hoa camping site

What will TLV provide?

Breakfast prepared by TLV
Lunch package for each team (teams need to carry by themselves)
Rescuers along the way of the race
Water supply at each stop station
Walkie talkie for each team in case of emergency
Gala dinner with lighting effects and DJ
Caving & safety gear for each: caving helmet, caving headlight, gloves, life jacket
Camping gear: tent, sleeping bag (each team will be given 4 tents/2 double tents and 2 triple tents)

What do all teams need to prepare?

Long pants (quick to dry) and long sleeved shirts (quick dry)
1 pair of trekking boots/shoes
1 -2 pairs of calf length close weave socks (not ankle socks!)
Personal items: mosquito repellent, sunglasses, hat
Snack (nuts, chocolate, and some energy foods) if prefer

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Day4: GIVING A HAND


Today is all about coming together as a team and giving back to the community. You’ll start your day with a hearty breakfast prepared by TLV before heading to build up floating houses. Then enjoy the rest of the race by trying local foods, playing with local children, and experiencing the touching beauty of culture here before returning to reality.
Schedule

06:30 AM Breakfast at campsite
08:00 AM Head out to chosen families to help them complete their floating houses
10:00 AM Free time to enjoy the local culture
11:00 AM Lunch time
12:30 PM Depart by bus to Phong Nha
02:30 PM Arrive in Phong Nha and end of program

What will TLV provide?

Breakfast prepared by TLV
Lunch at local restaurant
Transportation: bus from Tan Hoa to Phong Nha
All equipment and materials to build floating house

What do all teams need to prepare?

Prepare camera and photographic equipment to capture peaceful scenes in Tan Hoa village.
Personal items: sun glasses, hat, sunscreen, etc.

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Rules


All participants need to follow the below rules closely:
Game rules

Before the race:

Each team (team leader) will have to create a new Facebook group with the name “Your team name” – Tú Làn Adventure Race 2016 and then inform the organizer before adding members.
Group privacy should be set to ‘Public’
Facebook group will use banner provided by the organizer.
Post contents are limited within this program such as team training, team practice and preparation, and team activities, before and during the program; the destination (Tu Lan, Tan Hoa, Quang Binh, caves and surrounding areas)
Sensitive posts (for example, against Vietnam culture and Vietnam laws) and pointless posts (solely purpose is to get ‘likes’) are not allowed.

Day 1:

All team leaders need to be present and on time at TLV Phong Nha office at 5 PM to receive information and instructions for teams.
Each team will be provided an amount of money to buy food for lunch (snack/fast-food) on the next day.

Day 2:

All participants must gather at Phong Nha Tourism Center at 8:45 AM with lunch packs ready.
A team of 10 people will be divided into 2 separated groups (5 people each) and get 2 Doc Moc boats for the first mission. The Doc Moc boat challenge will start at 12:30 PM and finish at 5:00 PM. Teams who cannot complete the mission before 5:00 PM will be excluded from the race. The mission is considered as completed if one of two boat get to the point before 5:00 PM.
The score of this round is equal to the total point of 2 boats.
The team with the lowest score will be the first team to start the race on the next day.

Day 3:

Teams depart 10 minutes apart. The starting order is based on the score from the previous day by ascending order (from low to high).
Teams need to follow given instructions on the way. The organizers will not be responsible for any situation in which participants intentionally go against guidance of organizer.
Following closely the marked points on the way to make sure you are on the right oath. Contact organizer immediately if any problems occur.

Day 4:

All participants must follow instructions from organizer.
The hosts and supporters must be respected.

Other rules

Those teams which are excluded in the first round will not able to join the race as participants, but can still explore the surrounding areas.
Maintain a sense of responsibility to protect the environment during the race.
Collecting stalactites, breaking trees, or causing damage of any kind on the way are strictly prohibited.
Respect local people and their traditions.
Follow and check signs along jungle trail carefully, and inform organizer via walkie talkie in case of emergency.
Organizer has the right to remove any team (without refund) if organizer finds out they are do not uphold the conditions of participation.

Organizer has the right to remove any team (without refund) if organizer finds out they are do not uphold the conditions of participation.

We can tailor make a tour that will best match your budget – the guide below serves as a reference point for you to decide how much to spend on this trip.

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