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IMPRESSIVE CHAY LAP RUSTIC
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EXPLORE RUSTIC CHAY LAP
Biking-Kayaking-Trekking-Wildlife exploring
 
Chay Lap is a community-owned and operated ecotourism association in Phuc Trach Commune, adjacent to World Natural Heritage site Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park. Households living at the doorstep of the National Park provide ecotourism services to foreign and domestic tourists offering the opportunity to homestay in traditional wooden Vietnamese houses, provide biking, kayaking and trekking services. Volunteering, studying trips are also available. By staying with Chay Lap, guests directly support conservation of an important World Natural Heritage Site, while driving employment opportunities and income for the families of Chay Lap Village and its surrounding areas. Chay Lap is in a word, stunning.
However, we want to give our guests more than just coal-black evening skies, spectacular limestone cliffs, a raft of activities and an outpost of serenity on the jig-saw-green patchwork of the valley floor. We would like you to enjoy a real slice of Central Vietnam while engaging in what we hope is a rewarding educational experience for all.
A rustic place that is yet to be discovered by true Nature Lovers! 
 
Getting there
By Air & Train
 Vietnam Airlines and Vietnam Railways offers several flights (available on Tue, Thu, Sat & Sun weekly)/ and daily trains between Dong Hoi, Hue and Ha Noi and Saigon. Drop us some lines for the detailed schedules.
 
By Road ( from Hue )   
Hue – Dong Hoi: 170km (2.5 hours)
Dong Hoi – Phong Nha – Chay Lap: 60km (1 hour)
Period to visit
Best from January – September
The Park is wet in October to December, just good for cycling and trekking then.
 
For further information, please call hotline reservation 0084.985.555.827 or contact us at sales@charmingvietnam.com
 
HIGHLIGHTS IN CHAY LAP & PHONG NHA KE BANG NATIONAL PARK
 
Experience village life and unique cultures
- Overnight stays in the traditional Vietnamese houses with a local family at Chay Lap village
- Local Vietnamese foods
- Teaching English to the kids in the commune by joining to an English class at local schools, helping the local people with their farm work in fields. 
Historical sites
- Travel along the famous Ho Chi Minh trail & Road 20.   
Stunning landscapes and nature
- Spectacular views from the Ho Chi Minh Highway overlooking the Green Corridor forests, an area of international conservation importance, home to gibbons and Saola
- Biking, Kayaking and Trekking to the Natural Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park
- Learn about non-timber forest products and how these are important for local communities
- With luck see a flying squirrel, or hear endangered gibbons and rare pheasants, or see many of the amazing plants and wildlife
- Swimming in the “Oceanic Pools” in Phong Nha Ke Bang Park (but please don’t spoil for others and follow the Codes of Conduct) 
You are kindly requested to follow the regulations and codes of conduct of the district and the villages to be visited:
Respect the local culture and traditions
Protect the local environment by not removing plants; orchids for example should be left in the forest.
Please do not eat wildlife meat
Maintain the villages and environment clean: do not litter, and if possible take your garbage back with you.
  
TOUR PROGRAMMES
Departing from Hue
ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHAY LAP
(2days/ 1night)
I. TOUR ITINERARY:
DAY 1: Hue – DMZ – Chay Lap (L/D)
08h00 a.m: Morning, our guide and driver meet you at your hotel/airport/railways station in Hue, depart to Chay Lap village. Enroute, stop to visit some remained places on the DMZ (Demiliterized Zone) route such as: Hien Luong Bridge, Vinh Moc Tunnels. Lunch at Cua Tung Beach. Arrival Chay Lap in the afternoon, buffalo taxi transfers for check-in the homestay. Cycling in the National Park for hearing the nature calls. You will have a chance to enjoy the forest life. Some of the rare and valuable wild animals in Red-book have been re-discoverred and preserved there such as: Ha Tinh langur, Annamese Leaf Monkey Trachypithecus hatinhensis, Annamese Macaques, Mountain hockey bird…
Return the homestay before it gets dark. You are invited to prepare the dinner with the host. You will be guided to learn how to cook the food called: “Steamed Fish with Beer, served along with local herbs”. Enjoy your dinner by your styled. Night at Chay Lap homestay.
(today cycling distance is approximately 20km)
 
DAY 2: Chay Lap – Hue (B/L)
 Breakfast, leave the homestay for a kayking on Chay River to Dark Cave, Nuoc Mooc Springs. Trekking thru' the Park, learn the codes of conservation environment with the local guide's suppport. Picnic lunch on the paths in forest, free swimming at Nuoc Mooc Springs before getting on bus to transfer to the boat landing for a cruise on Son River to visit Phong Nha cave – the World Natural Heritage site. Discover the magnificent beauty of the caves.
Transfer back Hue via Ho Chi Minh High Way in the late afternoon. Arrive Hue, see you off at your hotel, end the services.
(today kayaking distance is approximately 5km, trekking distance is 4km) 
 
II. TOUR PRICE:
Package:

Package rate base on per person in US Dollar(Validity 31 Dec, 2010)
No of pax
1 pax
2 pax
3-5 pax
6-8 pax
9-12 pax
Remark
Price
384
249
212
161
156
 

 
Departing from Hue
DISCOVER RUSTIC CHAY LAP
(3days/2nights)
 
I. TOUR ITINERARY:
DAY 1: Hue – DMZ - Chay Lap (L/D)
Morning, transfer to Chay Lap with stop enroute for DMZ such as: Hien Luong Bridge, Vinh Moc tunnel, Cua Tung beach. Lunch on 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”. Overnight at Chay Lap homestay
 
DAY 2: Chay Lap – birdwatching &biking into Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park (B/L/D)
Cycling into Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, explore the wildlife in the Park. With lucks, you could see some animals as Hatinh langur, Pygathrix nigripes, and birdwatching. Picnic lunch is served enroute.
Leaving the Park in the afternoon, cruise the wooden boat on Son River for the visit to Phong Nha cave – the Natural World Heritage site. Time permit, discovering the life of Chay Lap by experiencing with the local field works or join an English class at local schools. Night at the homestay.
(biking distance is approximately 45-50km for professional cyclist. Amateur will be suitable within 20km riding)
 
DAY 3: Phong Nha – Hue – Departure (B/L)
 Kayking on Chay River to Dark Cave, Nuoc Mooc Springs. Trekking thru' the Park, learn the codes of conservation environment with the local guide's suppport. Free swimming at Nuoc Mooc Springs before getting on bus to transfer to Hue on Ho Chi Minh Highway for your next departure. Time permit, stop to visit Phuoc Tich ancient village enroute.
 
II. TOUR PRICE:
Package:

Package rate base on per person in US Dollar(Validity 31 Dec, 2010)
No of pax
1 pax
2 pax
3-5 pax
6-8 pax
9-12 pax
Remark
Price
467
301
256
194
187
 

 
Departing from Dong Hoi (capital of Quang Binh province)
(02days/01night)
 
I. TOUR ITINERARY:
DAY 1: Hanoi/Saigon – Dong Hoi – Phong Nha - Chay Lap (B/L/D)
Morning, on arrival at Dong Hoi airport/Railways Station, our guide and driver greet you to transfer for breakfast at the local restaurant in Dong Hoi – the Rose city.
Road transfer to Chay Lap. Arrival Chay Lap, experience a buffalo taxi for check-in the homestay.
Afterward, biking to Phong Nha Ke Bang National park.
Hear the call of the wild and the roar of your hamstrings as you either take your time or destroy yourself and your big-city living on the Ho Chi Minh Road West branch. The sounds of primates bounce off the stunning limestone cliffs as the newly paved single lane road snakes through one of Vietnam’s most important conservation areas and most important historic trail during the war.
Pedal around the national park to admire the fresh air and the biodiversity eco-system of Phong Nha Ke Bang Park. Picnic lunch is served in the park.
 Later, on arrival at the boat landing, you are transferred on the wooden boat on Son River to Phong Nha cave – the World Natural Heritage site. Discover the magnificent beauty of the caves. Boating return the homestay.
Free at leisure to explore the village on foot or by bicycle. You are invited to prepare the dinner with the host. Night at Chay Lap homestay.
(biking distance is approximately 45-50km for professional cyclist. Amateur will be suitable within 20km riding)
 
DAY 2: Chay Lap – Kayaking or Trekking - Departure (B/L)
Breakfast, leave the homestay for a kayking on Chay River to Dark Cave, Nuoc Mooc Springs or trekking thru’ the park, learn the codes of conservation environment with the local guide’s suppport. Picnic lunch is served in the Park.
Later, transfer to Dong Hoi city for your next departure. End the services. 
 
II. TOUR PRICE:
Package:

Package rate base on per person in US Dollar(Validity 31 Dec, 2010)
No of pax
1 pax
2 pax
3-5 pax
6-8 pax
9-12 pax
Remark
Price
366
236
203
154
150
 

 
Departing from Dong Hoi (capital of Quang Binh province)
(03days/02nights)
 
I. TOUR ITINERARY:
DAY 1: Hanoi/Saigon – Dong Hoi – Phong Nha - Chay Lap (B/L/D)
Arrival Dong Hoi in the morning, our guide and driver greet you. Afterward, road transfer to Rustic Chay Lap for check-in the homestay.
Kayaking on the Chay river into Phong Nha National Park (about 5km kayaking) to Dark cave, trekking through the forest (5km). Picnic lunch is servered in the Park. Return the homestay, you are invited to prepare the dinner with the host. Overnight at Chay Lap homestay.
 
DAY 2: Chay Lap – birdwatching & biking into Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park(B/L/D)
Breakfast, biking to Phong Nha Ke Bang National park.
Hear the call of the wild and the roar of your hamstrings as you either take your time or destroy yourself and your big-city living on the Ho Chi Minh Road West branch. The sounds of primates bounce off the stunning limestone cliffs as the newly paved single lane road snakes through one of Vietnam’s most important conservation areas and most important historic trail during the war.
Pedal around the National Park to admire the fresh air and the biodiversity eco-system of Phong Nha Ke Bang Park. Picnic lunch is served in the Park.
 Later, on arrival at the boat landing, you are transferred on the wooden boat on Son River to Phong Nha cave – the Natural World Heritage site. Discover the magnificent beauty of the caves. Boating return the homestay.
Free at leisure to explore the village on foot or by bicycle. You are invited to prepare the dinner with the host. Night at Chay Lap homestay.
(biking distance is approximately 45-50km for professional cyclist. Amateur will be suitable within 20km riding)
 
DAY 3:  Chay Lap – Dong Hoi - Departure (B)
Breakfast, say good-bye to the host of Chay Lap homestay, you are transfered to Dong Hoi city for your next departure. End the services. 
 
II. TOUR PRICE:
Package:

Package rate base on per person in US Dollar(Validity 31 Dec, 2010)
No of pax
1 pax
2 pax
3-5 pax
6-8 pax
9-12 pax
Remark
Price
434
284
243
187
182
 

Inclusion:
Basic accommodation in homestay at Chay Lap commune with daily breakfast
Private road transportation by air-con vehicles as program
Local English-speaking guide & local guide at Chay Lap
Meals as mentioned in the program(B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner)
All entrance fees
M-bike (Trek 3900) at Phong Nha, Chay Lap
Fresh fruit & Mineral water in day tour
Kayak on Chay River (2-seat fiberglass composite)
Wooden boat on Son River
Permission documents to the Park
 
Exclusion:
All domestic and international air tickets
Visa to Vietnam (25 US$/ PAX) 
Early check-in and late check-out extra fee
Travel Insurance
Beverage in meals
Personal expenses and others do not mentioned above

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