They 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 one 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.
The majority of nationalities require a month-long tourist visa to enter Vietnam. Visas should be obtained prior to your arrival in the country, although they can be extended once you arrive.
You can buy your Vietnam Visa online at http://vietnam.visahq.com/ Just choose your country of residence and passport and away you go!
The majority of visitors entering Vietnam via air will end up in either Hanoi in the north or Ho Chi Minh City in the south. However, Da Nang Airport is the main air hub for the central region and is well-served by domestic connections. It also offers a small number of regional international connections, and visas are available on arrival at this airport. Hue also has its own small airport which offers connections to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
Central Vietnam is well served by The Reunification Line – the single railway track that runs from the northern Chinese border to Ho Chi Minh City. Hopping on board a train in Vietnam is a great way to soak up the stunning scenery, from grazing water buffalo in the paddies to vistas of the South China Sea, even if stopping at a plethora of country towns does slow the service down a little. The overnight journey from Hanoi to Hue is one of the most popular routes used by tourists who want to take in the moving panoramas outside the train windows.
Visitors tend to enter Central Vietnam en route from northern Hanoi or Southern Ho Chi Minh when they are travelling by bus. The main border crossing in the South is from the Cambodian border town of Moc Bai. If you are coming from the North, the Dong Dang and Lao Cai crossings are situated on the border with China. It is also possible for regional travelers on a tight budget who can spare an entire day on the road to make the bus trip to Hue from either Pakse of Savannakhet in Laos.
The single supplement fee is the additional amount that a single traveler pays over and above the price per person for groups of 2 or more. This being a private tour makes it very expensive for one person. Please ask us for a quote if you would like to travel solo.
We strongly recommend that you buy your own personal trip cancellation insurance for your own protection. You should also buy insurance coverage appropriate for medical, travel coverage and personal liability which should include travel repatriation. The tour operator or tour agent cannot be held responsible for personal loss or injury where customers choose not to secure such insurance coverage
The cancellation fee depends on the day of our written receipt of your cancellation. Email is best Phone calls will not be accepted.
• 21 to 30 days before arrival date - refund less 10% of tour price
• 14 to 20 days before arrival date - refund less 20% of tour price
• 6 to 13 days before arrival date or on arrival - refund less 30% of tour price
• 5 days or less and no shows - forfeit 100% of tour price
The tour operator or tour guide may have to make changes to the services or the itineray as a result of such variables as weather conditions, political situations, road conditions and other unforseen circumstances.