Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary
The 3 days Rustic Chay Lap Homestay Tour starts from Hue, taking you through different DMZ, war sites to Phong Nha Ke Ba National park where you stay at a local farmstay Rustic Chay Lap, and enjoy different outdoor activities – Trekking, cycling, kayaking.
DAY 1: HUE -> CHAY LAP
Picked up by our local team at your hotel in Hue and transfered to Chay Lap. Make some stops en route for DMZ visit. War sites include Hien Luong Bridge, Vinh Moc tunnel, and Cua Tung beach. Here you will get a chance to learn about the Vietnam War. You will have lunch at Cua Tung beach – known as the Queen of beaches in Vietnam. On arrival at Chay Lap, check-in the homestay. You are guided to prepare your dinner with the main course called “Steamed fish with beer, served along with local herbs”.
You will stay overnight at Chay Lap homestay.
DAY 2: PHONG NHA KE BANG NATIONAL PARK BIRDING & BIKING
After breakfast, you start the day activities by cycling into Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park. There you explore the wildlife in the Park. If lucky, you have the chance to see some animals such as Hatinh langur, Pygathrix nigripes, and birds. A picnic lunch is served en route.
We will leave the Park in the afternoon. Enjoy a cruise in a wooden boat on Son River. Visit to Phong Nha Cave which is part of UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. You will get to explore and discover the breathtaking beauty of the caves. If time permits, experience the real life by working with local villagers in Cha Lap. You will spend the night at the homestay.
Biking distance: approximately 45-50km
DAY 3: PHONG NHA KE BANG -> HUE
After breakfast, you go kayaking on Chay River to the Dark Cave and Nuoc Mooc Springs. Next go for a short trek through the Park with a local guide as he teaches you about codes of a conservation environment.
Enjoy swimming at Nuoc Mooc Springs before getting on bus to transfer to Hue on Ho Chi Minh Highway. If time permits, stop for a visit to Phuoc Tich ancient village en route. Arrival back in Hue, you are dropped off at your hotel, or train station or Hue airport. Trip ends.