Let me start by saying this was an unforgettable experience- it's out of this world. The caves are spectacular and are so much more than any picture I saw on the Internet- and I googled a lot in excitement before the trip. We did 8 caves over 4 days and It's quite a bit of trudging through the jungle and scrambling over/climbing sharp lime stone trails and cliff side trails to get to the caves. All the same, if you have experience hiking and some climbing it's very doable. The trip itself was very well organized. Campsites and bathrooms were clean, good food, and good sleeping arrangements. We received an extensive checklist to prepare prior to the trip. Phung, our trip leader, John, our cave expert, and Leung our main porter were all fantastic, knowledgable, professional and great company! John taught us a lot about the cave formations and also provided his photography skills for some great shots of us in the caves. I'm terrified of the water despite knowing how to swim and they were patient and supportive through all of it. Phung was my hero. If you're doing it in June be prepared for very humid, sweltering hikes through the forest, carry lots of mosquito repellent- they are relentless, and take a lot of hydration breaks- don't wait till you're thirsty to drink water. Did I mention that the food is scrumptious? I have only praises for this superbly organized adventure. Also, a portion of the proceeds support the locals employed by oxalis (whom you are sure to like) which made me happy. Go do it!
Xin chao Mr Rao,
What an amazing expedition you have experienced.
We would like to take the pride of ourselves to provide such an exciting adventure to you and your wife. Those comments are dramatically motivated to John, Phuong, Luong, and the team and I will transfer this to them for sure. Also, we are thankful for your recognition of our tour preparation from information before tour, accommodation inside the jungle, bathing, toilet and especially our local food. Being a local team, we are encouraged very much by such a generous review.
Hopefully we can welcome you back for another adventure with Oxalis.
Oxalis Adventure Teams