Ruc Mon cave 1 day Experience

Tour Details

Ruc Mon Cave has only been discovered recently and made available for tours to the public. This makes each tour to this beautiful area a pioneering moment with very few people having explored this area. Featuring underwater rivers and towering stalactites and stalagmites, Ruc Mon Cave is awe-inspiring.

This tour takes you on a full day of trekking, swimming and climbing as you explore Ruc Mon Cave. The tour starts with a drive through the picturesque Da Deo mountain pass on the way to Yen Phu village where the trek will begin at Yen Phu Lake. The tour continues, passing through Chut Village, a small minority village, until arriving at the mouth of Ruc Mon Cave and having lunch.

After lunch, the tour continues into Ruc Mon Cave with swimming and climbing for the next 15-20km. The choice is up to you how far we continue into Ruc Mon Cave and we can float serenely through the water of the cave river. This tour allows you to explore the four different levels of the dry cave with the use of ladders and ropes, just like the original explorers of Ruc Mon Cave.

After exploring the cave, the group will make their way back to the transport before driving back to Phong Nha.


Phong Nha - Hoa Son - Hang Ruc 1
7:45 - 8:30 AM: Pick you up from your hotel in Phong Nha and transfer to our Headquarter to get prepared some caving equipment.
8:30 – 10:00 AM: You’ll then drive over the Da Deo Mountain Pass and reach the trek departure point.
10:00 – 10:30 AM: Start your adventure tour with hiking through a small mountain to reach the ethnic minority village of Hoa Son (Chut village), where a hot cup of green tea welcomes you and spend some time to get acquainted with ethnic people.
10:30 – 11:30 am: Keep hiking through peanut & water buffalo fields, river crossing gargantuan entrance of Hang Ruc where a delicious BBQ lunch is waiting for you .
11:30 – 12:30 pm: Enjoy a delicious traditional Vietnamese BBQ meal ((vegetarian/vegan option is also available), take a quick rest and get your gear equipment for the adventure ahead.
12:30 – 15:30pm: Spending around 3 hours to exploring hidden marvelous dry part of Ruc Mon cave, pausing for breaks if you feel tired, or going deeper into the abyss if you dare . There is some couple of safe rope ladders to step up four floors to explore many huge chambers with incredible formations like stalagmites, stalactites, rare stone formations, fossils, see cave pearls, and happily lose yourself in this cave (each rope average of 40m).
15:30 – 15:50 pm: Once back at the cave entrance, it’s time to jumping and swimming in cool river then drying up, having Vietnamese coffee.
15:50 – 17:20 pm: Then it’s time for start journey home with hiking back the Chut village, up to the trekking staring point.
17:20 – 19:00 pm: The last leg of the tour is the journey back into Phong Nha. You’ll have time to reflect on the sights and experiences of your day and share email addresses and photos with your group on the way back to your hotel.


1 full day


4,5 km


Daily join-in group (private tour on request)

Tour starts: 7:50-8:10 AM from any local hotel in Phong Nha
Tour ends: 6:30-7:00 PM at any local hotel in Phong Nha

Group size

2-14 persons

What to bring

- Swim suit
- Clothes you don’t mind getting dirty(long sleeved and quick dry preferably)
- Change of clothes for after the tour
- Shoes for outside the cave
- Personal items: Mosquito repellent, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, jacket
- Travel insurance

What we provide

- Adventure local English- speaking tour guide and porter support team
-Pick up and drop off at any local hotel in Phong Nha
(Out of Phong Nha, please pre-arrange with our adventure Sales team)
- Entrance fee to National Park
- Caving and safety equipment: caving helmet, headlight, life jacket, glove, local sandals,
- Local BBQ lunch and water, snack…
- First aid kit (application by guides and porters only)

- Secure storage at our headquarter for guest’s luggage you need
- Shared dry box for phones and small cameras
- All prices include of government value added tax

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Price (1 person)
2 500 000 VND
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2 500 000 VND