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Enjoy River Cruise And Rocky Shoal With Chay Lap Farmstay


Starting from Chay Lap Riverside, travelers can take a 3-hour journey on the river and immerse themselves in the peaceful scenery between the village banks and distant mountain ranges. Relaxing on the cruise and feeling the cool and refreshing breeze creates opportunities for travelers to capture extremely chill and cool photos in the vast space of Phong Nha.

During the journey, travelers can enjoy fresh fruit and soft drinks, included in the boat price, and order tasty grilled dishes to experience on the boat. When stopping at rocky shoal, don’t miss the chance to enjoy the cool and refreshing water in the Chay River through underwater activities such as swimming, SUP paddling, and kayaking! At the end of the journey, travelers can enjoy local dishes at the riverside restaurant.

Chay Lap Farmstay river cruise is suitable for couples, families, groups of friends, or colleagues, and promises to bring relaxing and bonding moments, making the experience even more exciting!



Duration: 3 hours
Opening time: 6 AM – 6 PM
Participants: All ages (adults and children)
Price and number of participants:

Small boat: 2.000.000 VND/boat/8 pax
Large boat: 3.000.000 VND/boat/18 pax


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Rustic Chay Lap Project – The first community-based tourism project in Quang Binh

Chay Lap Farmstay, formerly known as Rustic Chay Lap, also known as Chay Lap Countryside, is the first community-based tourist destination in Phong Nha and Quang Binh Province. Rustic Chay Lap is established in February 2009 by the Ministry of Agriculture of The United States and Counterpart International Organization and managed by of Chay Lap Village Community Tourism Cooperative. Rustic Chay Lap was formed to create a livelihood for local people by bringing rustic rural experiences to tourists when coming to Phong Nha enjoy the idyllic beauty of nature. Nature and people in Chay Lap countryside brings typical impression & represents for many other villages of Quang Binh, Central Vietnam. On the other hand, these sustainable community-based tourism activities contribute to reduce deforestation and protect nature resource & environment in the surroundings of Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park. However, the project main operators – those once were ordinary farmers found it difficult to switch into the new roles. It’s difficult for them to deliver the originated ideas of the Rustic Chay Lap brand to visitors due to a lack of neccessary services & business skills as well as English communication and tourism knowledge.

In 3/2016, Oxalis Adventure – the leading tour operator well-known for its community involvement by providing stable jobs for hundreds of local people in Phong Nha, took over the project & innovated it into Chay Lap Farmstay. Currently, Chay Lap Farmstay has 80-90% of its human resources who are locals, in which many families have been involved since the early days of Chay Lap Village in the past. Chay Lap Farmstay retains all clusters of old homestays, invested in more modern facilities such as swimming pools, soccer fields, fishing areas, aquariums and separate rooms, bringing Private space for guests when coming to the resort.

Today the two traditional wooden houses, which were used to accommodate customers in Rustic Chay Lap Project, are Sauna-Spa House which provide visitors with relaxing time after caving & trekking journeys. 

The Sauna-Spa area has two traditional “rường” houses, which were originally transferred from Minh Hoa District and set-up in the garden under fruit trees canopy. One is named Suoi Nhap – the name of the stream bending around Chay Lap villages, flowing from the ravine to the Chay River. The other house is named Ha No – the flower that grows along the banks of Nhap stream, blooming white and fragrant flowers in the spring. These are 2 houses that were used as accommodation facilities for visitors to Rustic Chay Lap. Chay Lap Farmstay continues to promote the unique rustic experiences and peaceful surrounding space to use as Sauna-Spa House. The spa’s staff takes folk remedies from herbs around the garden to help tourists stay healthy and beautiful with the “heirloom” secrets that the villagers in Chay Lap village all know such as the experiencing of footbath in guise leaves, herbal sauna. It’s restful experiences of a sip of fresh green tea on the houses’ front corrier amongst the peaceful garden that never fade in the guests’ memories once coming here.

Getting to Chay Lap Farmstay

Chay Lap Farmstay located in the entrance of Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park and nearby Ho Chi Minh Highway West. Chay Lap is 15 kilometers away from Phong Nha and about 60 kilometers away from Dong Hoi city. Phong Nha has become much more accessible throughout the years thanks to development and tourism. You can get to Quang Binh by plane, train, or bus.

What To Do In Phong Nha

Staying at Chay Lap Farmstay and looking for some off-property activities to fill your days? We’ve compiled a list of a few popular activity choices for you below and how to get there. These are independent activities and the prices listed include entrance fees

Phong Nha Cave

The Phong Nha- Ke Bang National Park in Vietnam is also known as the cave kingdom of the world! This explorer’s paradise has some of the biggest and most beautiful caves ever encountered by mankind on Earth.

Nuoc Mooc Eco-trail Travel

The Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park in the central region of Vietnam holds some of the most beautiful natural assets in all of Asia and even the world. Mountains, rivers, caves, jungles, valleys, you name it!

Everything about Dark Cave

the Dark Cave or Hang Toi is one of the most celebrated and significantly touristic caves in the region. The Dark Cave tours is Phong Nha are considered to be top notch for backpackers and other travellers looking to spend a full day filled with adventure and fun! This is one of the best one day tours in Phong Nha

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