Nuoc Nut 1-Day Discovery

This is the perfect itinerary for everyone who is looking for an easy and enjoyable trek to the remote jungle & cave of Vietnam. The journey is suitable for family adventure with children and offers an outstanding outdoor trekking experience.

Hang Nuoc Nut was first officially explored in 2003. With the length of 2.2 km the cave is a part of Phong Nha Cave System and hydro-logically linked with Hang Va and Hang Son Doong in the Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park – the World Natural Heritage Site.  This is a 2-million-year-old river cave which you can explore the majority of the cave by walking, wading. From February to April every year, you can also enjoy the freshness with some short swimming opportunities inside the cave.

Nuoc Nut Cave 1-Day Discovery promises to bring to you unique and unforgettable moments in the legendary cave & jungle of Phong Nha!

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Quick Facts

  • Operating: from February to the end of August

  • Duration: 1 day

  • Adventure Level: Easy (basic trekking experience required)

  • Availability: Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

  • Small Group Tours: 2 – 12 pax

  • Minimum Age: 12 years old (for active guests)

  • Tour Starts: 08:30AM from any local hotel in Phong Nha

  • Tour Ends: 4:00PM to 4:30PM at any local hotel in PhongNha

  • Price: Price: 1,650,000 VND/pax (price inclusive of VAT & National Park environment/ entrance fees )

Phong Nha – Hang Nuoc Nut – Phong Nha

The tour bus will pick you up at your hotel in Phong Nha at around 8:00AM to 8:30 AM on the departure date before heading to Oxalis Adventure headquarters located right next to Son River. You then will collect your equipment; attend the safety briefing & sign on the Release Form before getting back on the bus at 9:30AM for another 30-minute drive deeper to the National Park to the drop-off point.

 

From the trailhead, the team will get off the bus and start trekking through the jungle. You will spend about an hour to trek through Lang Va valley, learn about the biodiversity of flora and fauna in Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park before stopping by the Nuoc Nut Cave entrance to have a short break and picnic lunch. A mouth-watering jungle-styled lunch has been prepared for everyone by porter team.

 

Back to the journey at around 12:30PM to travel deeper into the cave, you will meet a small entrance opening up to a much larger cave inside. Everyone will be asked to put on your Petzl helmets and Hope Technology 1500 lumen head lamps before proceeding deeper into the cave.

 

Once inside the low opening, the cave enlarges dramatically and there will be many of excellent photographic opportunities. This is a wonderful chance for you and the team to witness the marvelous formations, enormous passage with underground river. During this time, if you’re lucky enough, a natural sunbeam will be seen around this area. After spending about 3 hours to exploring Nuoc Nut Cave, you’ll finish the day trekking back through the jungle to the pick-up point before getting on the bus head back to Oxalis Headquarters. Depart Oxalis at 4:30PM and you will be dropped at your hotel upon your request.

Oxalis Adventure Levels

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Nuoc Nut 1-Day Discovery

The adventure level of Nuoc Nut cave trek is considered easy for anyone and kids at good physically fit and who participates in regular outdoor activities. Please make sure that your health is suitable for these activities with ease :

  • 5 km jungle and mountain trekking, rocky terrain
  • 2 km caving in river caves (cold water, 17 degree Celcius, knee deep)
  • Short swimming (from February to April every year)
  • 1 day in jungle and cave of National Park

Oxalis Adventure Tours staff (cave expert or guide) reserves the right to decline, accept or retain any person as a member of any party at any time without compensation or refund due to safety issue.

Tu Lan Cave Encounter

Please make sure that your health is suitable for these activities with ease.

  • 12km jungle and mountain trekking, rocky terrain
  • Elevation change up to 150m (between valley and top of mountain)
  • 1 km swimming in caves (from 200m - 500m each cave)
  • 3 km caving
  • 2 days and 1 night in jungle and caves
  • Requirements:
    • Basic trekking experience
    • Must be able to swim
      Note: Be prepared for your shoes to get very wet due to many river crossings!

Tu Lan 1-day Experience

Please make sure that your health is suitable for these activities with ease:

  • 9km jungle and mountain trekking, rocky terrain
  • Elevation change up to 150m (between valley and top of mountain)
  • 50m swimming in caves
  • 1 km caving
  • Requirements:
    • Basic trekking experience
    • Must be able to swim
      Note: Be prepared for your shoes to get very wet due to many river crossings!

Oxalis Adventure Tours staff (cave expert or guide) reserves the right to decline, accept or retain any person as a member of any party at any time without compensation or refund due to safety issue.

Please check Frequently Asked Questions or chat with us if you have any questions.

Hang Tien 1-day Discovery

Please make sure that your health is suitable for these activities with ease:

  • 8 km jungle and mountain trekking, rocky terrain
  • 4 km caving
  • Requirements:
    • Basic trekking experience

Hang En Cave Adventure 

Please make sure that your health is suitable for these activities with ease.

  • 22km jungle and mountain trekking, rocky terrain
  • Multiple river crossings: 30 times (knee deep, 10-50m wide river)
  • Elevation change up to 400m (between road and valleys)
  • 4 km caving
  • 2 days and 1 night in jungle and caves
  • Requirements:
    • Trekking experience & must be able to walk 10km in one day
    • Must be able to withstand hot trekking days
      Note: Be prepared for your shoes to get very wet due to many river crossings!

Wild Tu Lan Cave Explorer

Please make sure that your health is suitable for these activities with ease.

  • 17km jungle and mountain trekking, rocky terrain
  • Elevation change up to 150m (between valley and top of mountain)
  • 1 km swimming in caves (from 200m - 500m each cave)
  • 4 km caving
  • 3 days and 2 nights in jungle and caves
  • Requirements:
    • Basic trekking experience
    • Must be able to swim
      Note: Be prepared for your shoes to get very wet due to many river crossings!

Oxalis Adventure Tours staff (cave expert or guide) reserves the right to decline, accept or retain any person as a member of any party at any time without compensation or refund due to safety issue.

Please check Frequently Asked Questions or chat with us if you have any questions.

Hang Tien Endeavor 

Please make sure that your health is suitable for these activities with ease.

  • 13 km jungle and mountain trekking, rocky terrain
  • River crossings
  • 5.5 km caving
  • 2 days and 1 night camping in the jungle
  • Requirements:
    Basic trekking experience
    Note: Be prepared for your shoes to get very wet due to river crossings!

Hang Va Expedition

Please make sure that your health is suitable for these activities with ease.

  • 10km jungle and mountain trekking, rocky terrain
  • 3km caving in river caves (cold water, 17 degree Celcius, waist deep)
  • Elevation gain is 150m (between road and mountain top)
  • 20m traverse using rope and harness
  • 2 days and 1 night in jungle and caves
    Note: Be prepared for your shoes to get very wet due to many river crossings!

Hang Tien Exploration

Please make sure that your health is suitable for these activities with ease.

  • 22 km jungle and mountain trekking, rocky terrain
  • 6.5 km caving
  • Elevation change up to 150 m (between valley and top of mountain)
  • 3 days and 2 nights in jungle and caves
  • Requirements:
    Basic trekking experience
    Note: Be prepared for your shoes to get very wet due to river crossings!

Oxalis Adventure Tours staff (cave expert or guide) reserves the right to decline, accept or retain any person as a member of any party at any time without compensation or refund due to safety issue.

Please check Frequently Asked Questions or chat with us if you have any questions.

Tu Lan Expedition

The Tu Lan Expedition is moderate-to-hard for anyone who considers themselves physically fit and who participates in regular outdoor activities, and not suitable for those without trekking experience. Please make sure that you have basic trekking experience, you are able to swim and your health is suitable for these activities with ease.

  • About 30 km jungle and mountain trekking, rocky terrain
  • About 5 km caving
  • About 800 m swimming in caves (from 100 m – 300 m each cave)
  • Elevation change up to 300 m (between valley and top of mountain – total of 1750m of ascent)
  • 1 abseil in a cave (in the dark)
  • 4 days and 3 nights in jungle and caves

Oxalis Adventure Tours staff  reserves the right to decline, accept or retain any person as a member of any party at any time without compensation or refund due to safety issue.

Please check Frequently Asked Questions or chat with us if you have any questions.

Son Doong Expedition

Please make sure that your health is suitable for these activities with ease.

  • 25 km jungle and mountain trekking
  • Elevation change up to 400m (between road and valleys)
  • Surface river crossing: 40 times (knee deep, 10-50m wide river)
  • 7 km caving including rope climbs, rocky terrain and scrambling (including 90m ascent of the Great Wall of Vietnam)
  • Underground river-strong current crossing
  • Requirements:
    • Regular running, trekking, caving or rock climbing (at least once per month). Other outdoor pursuits may be considered
    • Strong legs and good balance
    • Previous multi-day treks
    • General good health and fitness
      Note: Be prepared for your shoes to get very wet due to many river crossings!

Oxalis Adventure Tours staff (cave expert or guide) reserves the right to decline, accept or retain any person as a member of any party at any time without compensation or refund due to safety issue. This tour is not for those with limited outdoor/trekking experience, poor medical condition, nor is it for children or expectant mothers.

Please check Frequently Asked Questions or chat with us if you have any questions.

We Will Provide

  • Caving & safety gear: caving helmet, caving headlight, gloves and life-vests.
  • Basic canvas trekking boots (only if you do not have your own pair) sizes 36 – 46
  • Meals: picnic lunch
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide and guide safety assistant
  • Porter team to carry all camping gear and prepare meals
  • Shared dry box for phones and small cameras (limited availability for larger cameras)
  • Water filter and purifier (used only by guide and porters)
  • First Aid Kit and Medical Rescue Equipment (application by guides and porters only)

You Will Need

  • 1 long (easy to dry) pants and 1 long sleeved shirt to wear during the trek (quick dry)
  • 1 pair of trekking boots/shoes – difficult terrain, good footwear necessary
  • 1 change of clothes for after the tour
  • 1 pair of calf-length densely woven socks (not ankle socks!)
  • Personal items: mosquito repellent, sunglasses, hat, camera

Pricing And Availability

Our Nuoc Nut 1-Day Discovery is available with weekly departures on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, on a join-in basis (minimum 2 pax). It is advised to book in advance as this is a popular tour and the number of guest is limited.

This tour is operated from February to the end of August (closed from September to January).

The below price is about US$73, you will pay in Vietnam Dong and the number in USD is for your reference only as an estimation. It could be affected by the fluctuation of foreign exchange rate.

FAQ: Nuoc Nut 1-Day Discovery

What if I am a solo traveler, can I join a group?

Solo travelers are most welcome and make up a large percentage of most groups.

Why do I have to sign your Release Form?

We require customers to sign our Release Form to confirm they accept this is an adventure tour and they have to follow our guide’s instructions and safety rules. Customers also accept they have some responsibilities for their own safety.

Which months of the year do you run this tour, and which are the best months to go?

You can book the tour which departs from February to August. That is also the best time to join in the discovery and enjoy it at its best.

Do I have to know how to swim to join this tour?

Swimming is not required on Nuoc Nut 1-Day Discovery. You will spend 2 km caving in river caves with cold water, ~17 degree Celcius, knee-deep level.

Highlights of the tour?

If you are looking for a real taste of jungle life but don’t have enough time for an overnight tour, this is your top choice. You’ll get to cool off in the hot summertime months thanks to the exploration to the river cave and the primary jungle atmosphere.

Can I book a private tour?

Yes you can, please contact us via email at contact@oxalis.com.vn.

Can my kids join this tour? Why is your lower age limit set at 16?

Nuoc Nut 1-Day Discovery is the perfect itinerary for everyone who is looking for an easy and enjoyable trek to the remote jungle & cave of Vietnam. The journey is suitable for family adventure with children and offers an outstanding outdoor trekking experience.

Can I arrive in Phong Nha on the morning of the tour? Can I leave Phong Nha the same day as the tour ends?

The tour will depart Phong Nha between 07:00 – 07:30 am, so we highly recommend you arrive in Phong Nha one day in advance and get ready here before that time. If you plan to come to Phong Nha in the morning, please come sooner than 07:00 am in Phong Nha.

If you plan to leave Phong Nha after tour ends, please arrange your transportation no sooner than 8:00 pm.

Do you have any shoes I can rent?

Yes. We provide jungle trekking boots sized from 36 to 46 which are available for anyone to borrow on the morning of the tour date. Please be advised that you need to prepare a pair of long, high quality socks to keep you from getting blisters for the first time using our shoes.

Do I really need to book this tour in advance?

Yes. The tour is usually booked in advance. Especially if you are short of time, it’s best to plan your tour as soon as you can so that you can join on the date you most prefer.

After you make a booking, a member of our team will follow up within 48 hours with your invoice, payment link, and further tour information.

How can I pay? Can I pay via credit card? What is your cancellation policy?

You can pay via credit card through the online payment link we will provide you with. We use the online payment platform OnePay which accepts Visa and Mastercard. If you live in Vietnam, you have the option to pay via a bank transfer.

Our cancellation policy for this tour requires a 7 day advance notice: if we receive your cancellation 7 days or more in advance of your tour, we will provide you a full refund. We do not provide refunds for tours cancelled less than 7 days prior to tour departure.

What can I do with the things that I don’t want to bring with me on tour? Can I leave them at your office?

You are welcome to leave behind extra luggage at our office. Anything you choose to leave behind will get tagged and placed securely in our locked storage room, however please note that Oxalis takes no responsibility for luggage or valuables left behind. Please do not bring anything of major value with you as we will not be responsible for these items.

How can I get to Phong Nha?

Please check the Arrival & Departure Guide on our website for more information

Where can I stay in Phong Nha?

Please check the Accommodation Guide on our website for more information

For more questions and answers, please visit our full FAQ page. We have collected lots of common questions that you might share with our previous customers.

If you still have questions about this tour, please contact our local travel specialists who will be happy to answer all your questions