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Ruc Mon Cave

Ruc Mon Cave Expedition

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Ruc Mon Cave Adventure is for those who want to take on the majestic Ruc Mon challenge. Ruc Mon Cave was discovered in early 2017, and it is so large that it is nearly impossible for visitors to go all the way through it. It is located on the border of Vietnam and Laos, so one assumes it will have to go through two different entrances to be discovered. This cave system includes the Dry Cave and the Wet Cave. You will have to hike, walk, and swim through the entrance, as well as cross several rivers and streams, including cave rivers, using ropes. Come and join us in this unique and unforgettable experience, you will feel a sense of accomplishment when you complete this challenge.

  • Explore one of the largest caves in Phong Nha area with countless flora and fauna, ecological diversity...
  • 1 day trekking journey with 7km through forests and mountains, 350m climbing cliffs with more than 60m climbing experience with safety belt.
  • Learn about the incredibly diverse flora and fauna
  • Learn about the life of the people in Hoa Son village
  • Explore the giant stalactites and Swim up to 3 km inside the cave (first day)
  • Have a party and camp in a limestone cave, an experience you've never had before
  • Explore, immerse yourself in the water combined with swimming and climbing 12 km inside the Cave
  • Conquer the layers of minerals and fossils formed millions of years from the 1st to the 4th floor (average height 40-400m)
  • Enjoy traditional BBQ food of the indigenous people here.

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Day 1: xperience Indigenous Culture and Cave Exploration

From 07:30 – 08:00 Tour guide picks up guests to Green land Travel headquarters to prepare necessary equipment for the trip. Get information on trip schedules and safety recommendations. During the journey, you will be introduced by the guide to the history of the cave’s formation and development as well as some of the traditional culture of the Chut ethnic group.

09:30 We will stop at Tang Hoa village of Chut ethnic group, where is close to the Vietnam-Laos border area strictly controlled by border guards. From here we will go to Hoa Son village where only a few households live and start the walking journey.

11:00 After following the small road along the river to reach the mouth of Ruc Mon cave. You will be overwhelmed by the beautiful and mysterious cave mouth.

Here, we will enjoy a BBQ lunch prepared by the porter team. After lunch, we will rest at the cave mouth for 15 minutes and prepare the necessary equipment. We start the journey to swim along the water (2km), then climb to different rock layers and admire the growth of huge limestone patches formed over millions of years. Conquer the dry cave with 3 floors with countless layers of minerals, stalactites….

At night, we will camp in a cave or sleep at a homestay to have interesting experiences about the local culture, enjoy the dinner that our porters have prepared, and enjoy the fresh air of nature.

Day 2: Exploring the whole Ruc Mon and going through the cave 12km

Starting a new day at 7:30 -8:00, we will prepare breakfast for you. There will be sunny side up egg, bread or noodles of your choice. After breakfast and packing. A 3-hour journey of walking through 6km of the primeval forest is waiting for you.

Walk through the primeval forest, which is still unspoiled with many rare and ancient trees. Reaching the cave mouth around noon, our team of professional porters – who are locals – are waiting to be prepared there with a delicious Vietnamese traditional BBQ lunch (with options for vegetarian)

After lunch, you will rest for about 30 minutes, then check your equipment and continue the exciting journey with 350m climbing to reach the cave entrance on the 2nd floor and start exploring the dry cave system, admire the stalactite block with many unique colors and shapes, stalactites, fossil animal bones that are considered unique never seen.

You will move by climbing up the floors by wooden ladders and going down by iron ladders more than 60m with safety belts. When we reach the river in the cave, we will try our best with a cliff with a height of 4-6m, jump into the water or have a wooden ladder to go down. Immerse yourself in the cool water, and swim for more than 1km, you will have the opportunity to discover more unique and different stalactites and stalagmites.

End the series of cave explorations by swimming back to the mouth of the cave, enjoying the drinks and cakes we have prepared. Then walk 1 hour across the field and 3 times cross the stream to reach Yen Phu village where the car is already waiting and finish the tour around 16:30 PM.

Key info

Duration: 2 days / 1 night

Adventure level: Medium difficulty

Minimum age: 12 years old

Departure: Daily group tour (private tour on request)

Group Size: 2-14 people

Start time: 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM4

Finish time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Adventure Level:  Medium difficulty


We will provide

  • Tour equipment: Shuttle bus, helmet, headlight, gloves, socks, treeking sandals, long-sleeved shirt, towel, life jacket...
  • Lunch, snacks after the tour, drinking water, Medical equipment and medicine ...
  • English guide, professional porter team
  • Waterproof bag for camera and phone.

You will need

  • Swimwear
  • Clothes that dry easily
  • 1 set of clothes to change after the trip
  • Can bring shoes, sandals to change after the end of the journey
  • Personal items: Mosquito spray, sunscreen, glasses, hats...
Important notes
  • Due to weather conditions, the company may change the route to ensure safety
  • Please check and make sure you understand the details of the tour that you will join to ensure you get the value you expect of the journey.
  • Do not bring jewelry and other valuable accessories.


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