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Chay Lap Rustic Homestay Tour / 2 days

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Chay Lap Rustic Homestay Tour

Chay Lap stands underneath the rising aloft limestone precipice with punctuate located in Quang Binh province. Coming to this rural tourist regions, you will be warmly welcomed by the local friendly and hospitable people and stay in the wooden house standing in front of the fruit garden which surrounded by peanut and maize farm. The house was built in traditional style with columns and wooden frame that can unbind and reassemble in other place.

The most important activity of tourists coming to Chay Lap Rustic is to discover the nature, trek in old forest, take kayaking route on Chay River or even explore the imposing Paradise Cave to discover  why the explorer named this cave “Paradise”. This in an ideal combination between the tourist activities and penetrating deep into life of local people, that is a promising destination leaving the tourists an impression about the rural region.

Duration: 2 days / 1 night

Day 1: Hue to Rustic Chay Lap – Kayaking route. Overnight at Chay Lap Rustic homestay (L D)

Day 2: Cycling to Paradise Cave & Back to Hue (B L)

Day 1: Hue to Rustic Chay Lap – kayaking route (L D)

Am: At 8:00 a.m, our guide greets you at hotel to depart from Hue for Quang Binh province. It would take you about 4 hours on 1A National High Way and passing to Ho Chi Minh Trail with the massive green mountain scenery along the street then you see the sign “Phong Nha National Park” on the left of main road. Drive ahead 18 kilometers in turning left of Ho Chi Minh West Branch Trail and you will arrive at Chay Lap Rustic homestay at around lunch time. Check in homestay enjoy your lunch at home stay.

Pm: This afternoon, you will take a kayaking route for more interesting and exciting trip. Beginning at Rustic Chay Lap on the Tro Oc River, going on ahead for about 1,3 kilometers then steering right into the Chay River and passing Chay Lap Village on the right. Continuing this way you will reach Dark Cave on the left of river. This cave is the part of Phong Nha Cave System and the water here has a special green color and is very cold. It is interesting way to admire at close Range Station looking up from its mouth in kayak. Back on the river and past the Ranger Station, the water are still as you glide along the valley river. Come back homestay to have barbeque for dinner. Stay overnight in homestay.

Inclusion: Transport, English Speaking Guide, Permit, Entrance Fee, Homestay, Lunch, Dinner, Kayak, Mineral Water, Wet Tissue.

Day 2: Cycling to Paradise Cave (B L)

Am: Having breakfast in homestay family to be willing for a cycling trip at 7:30 A.m. Take yourself a mountain bike with our guide leaving Chay Lap for “Thien Duong Cave”. It will take you for more 2 hours to reach Paradise Cave on Ho Chi Minh West Branch Trail. On this way you can see the imposing rock mountains around of white clouds in the morning, sometimes the birds singing in the corner of mountain or behind the clump trees, all these created a beautiful picture in your impressive trip. The Paradise Cave is a dry cave and appreciated the most stunning cave in Phong Nha Caves System because of its size and unique making a deep impression for the visitors. After going 2 kilometers on transferring by golf car through the old forest with many kind of valuable and rare trees you will have an opportunity to discover the Cave with its great structure and the stalactites and stalagmites inside. All these are the creation of nature, only the 1,1 kilometers wooden pathway through the cave were man-made. You will leave more 2 hours to explore the cave, after that you will have lunch in Paradise restaurant to refresh yourself.

Pm: Cycling back to homestay in the same way, check out homestay and being transferred to Hue city. On the way, you will stopover at DMZ of Quang Trị, The Macnamara Line, 17 Parallel, Ben Hai River, Hien Luong Bridge. And returning your hotel at around 5:00 pm. End of tour.

Inclusion: Transport, English Speaking Guide, Entrance Fees, Mountain Bike, Golf Transfer, Breakfast, Lunch, Mineral Water, Wet Tissue.

Price: USD/person

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Included: All mentioned in itinerary details. (Meals: B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)

Excluded: Insurance, individual expense, what not mentioned above. Tips are welcome!

What to bring: Passport, change of clothes, sun-glasses & hat, toiletries, sun-block, insect repellent, flashlights, camera,  personal first aid kit & medicines, small VND notes for buying drinks. If you feel the need then cable lock for your bags is recommended.


  • Roads condition is smooth, some roads are up and down hill.
  • Homestay condition: Very basic but clean.