Topas Ecolodge 2Days, 3Days, 4Days, 5Days (Recommended)

Topas Ecolodge 2Days, 3Days, 4Days, 5Days (Recommended)

Topas Ecolodge is located 18 km from Sapa, deep in the Hoang Lien Mountains with 25 bungalows overlooking the entire valley with the ethnic minority villages of Ban Ho and Thanh Phu, 400 altitude meters below.

From: USD $175
Option 1 - Mountain Getaway (2 days or 3 days) 

Option 2 - Biking package (2 days or 3 days) 

Option 3 - Mountain Biking (2 days or 3 days) 

Option 4 - Homestay and market (3 days) 

MOUNTAIN GETAWAY AT TOPAS ECOLODGE
2 DAYS 1 NIGHT

Reference: NP2 - SEG2
Activity: Mountain Getaway

Grade: Easy

Duration: 2 days and 1 night – it’s possible to extend with one or more nights.

Overview

Do you want to visit the quiet and remote Vietnamese mountains for relaxation and are you short in time? Then this is the package for you!

Your journey from Hanoi to Sapa is by the new Topas Mountain Express. The 10 seats limousine has luxurious modern interior design with wood and leather, spacious and soft chairs, offers you a comfortable journey for the 5-5:30 hours transfer.

Topas Ecolodge is located 18 km from Sapa, deep in the Hoang Lien Mountains. Our 25 bungalows overlook the entire valley with the ethnic minority villages of Ban Ho and Thanh Phu, 400 altitude meters below.

This package has been designed to give you the best relaxing stay at Topas Ecolodge as well as the opportunity to experience the highlights of northern Vietnam; the ethnic communities with their unique cultures, the deep valleys covered by terraced rice fields, the breathtaking mountains.

We recommend 1 more night at the lodge for the best relaxation.

Itinerary

Day 1

From Red River Delta to the mountain retreat of Topas Ecolodge (-,-,-)

From 6:30 – 7:00 AM, our Topas Mountain Express will pick you up at your Hanoi hotel before departing Hanoi for a 5 hours transfer to Topas Ecolodge. Most of the drive is on the highway; the last one hour is on a new mountain road running upstream the Muong Bo River passing by beautiful areas, home to many minority villages.
Well arrived, the rest of the day is at your leisure. You can book a special traditional Red Dao herbal bath or massage at the lodge’s newly opened spa or go for an excursion to the surrounding villages.
You will spend the night in your own private bungalow with a view of the valley and dotted mountain surroundings.

Day 2

Topas Ecolodge – Sapa – Hanoi (B,-,-)

The morning is at your leisure at Topas Ecolodge. You can either relax or borrow a free of charge high quality mountain bike from the lodge for an exploration to the neighboring villages. You can also take a scheduled shuttle bus to Sapa to visit the town or book a half day tour to explore the highest peak of Indochina, Mt. Fansipan (3.143m), with the newly launched cable car.
Topas Mountain Express departs from Sapa at 14:00; from Topas Ecolodge at 15:00 and returns you to your hotel in Hanoi.

Please note:
– Most of our visitors regret staying only one night at Topas Ecolodge, as the journey is worth at least 2 nights of mountain quiet and fresh air
– Topas Mountain Express can only pick up and return passengers at hotels/ residences in Hanoi’s Old Quarter and Tay Ho District.

This package includes:

  • 1 night at Topas Ecolodge (twin shared Deluxe bungalow)
  • Indicated meals (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)*
  • Transfer by Topas Mountain Express Hanoi – Sapa – Topas Ecolodge – Sapa – Hanoi

*Other meals at Topas Ecolodge are recommended to be booked in advance.

Price: 175USD per person ( Sharing room )

235USD for solo travelling

- Upgrade to Executive bungalow per room night : 14USD
Add lunch at Topas Ecolodge (per person) : 13USD
Add dinner at Topas Ecolodge (per person): 19USD
Add private hill top dinner (per person) - Min. 2 persons : 35USD
- Note for Children prices (4 - 11 years old) The prices for children is base on extra bed
- Meal prices at TEL for children below 4 years old are free of charge.
- Meal prices at TEL for children from 4-11 (including) years old are half price of above prices

MOUNTAIN GETAWAY AT TOPAS ECOLODGE
3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS

Reference: NP3
Activity: Mountain Getaway

Grade: Easy

Duration: 3days and 2 nights – it’s possible to extend with one or more nights.

Overview

Do you want to visit the quiet and remote Vietnamese mountains for relaxation and are you short in time? Then this is the package for you!

Your journey from Hanoi to Sapa is by the new Topas Mountain Express. The 10 seats limousine has luxurious modern interior design with wood and leather, spacious and soft chairs, offers you a comfortable journey for the 5-5:30 hours transfer.

Topas Ecolodge is located 18 km from Sapa, deep in the Hoang Lien Mountains. Our 25 bungalows overlook the entire valley with the ethnic minority villages of Ban Ho and Thanh Phu, 400 altitude meters below.

This package has been designed to give you the best relaxing stay at Topas Ecolodge as well as the opportunity to experience the highlights of northern Vietnam; the ethnic communities with their unique cultures, the deep valleys covered by terraced rice fields, the breathtaking mountains.

Itinerary

Day 1: From Red River Delta to the mountain retreat of Topas Ecolodge (-,-,-)

From 6:30 - 7:00 AM, the Topas Mountain Express will pick you up at your hotel before departing Hanoi for a 5 hours transfer to the town of Sapa.  From Sapa town you will enjoy another 40 minutes transfer to Topas Ecolodge on the mountain road running along the picturesque Muong Hoa valley and enormous Hoang Lien Mountain Range.

The rest of the day is at your leisure and you can book an excursion to the surrounding villages.

You will spend the night in your own private bungalow with a view of the valley and dotted mountain surroundings.

Day 2: Topas Ecolodge (B,-,-)

The day is at your leisure at Topas Ecolodge. You can either relax or borrow free of charge mountain bikes from the lodge for an exploration to the neighboring villages. You can also take a scheduled shuttle bus to Sapa to visit the town.

Day 3: Topas Ecolodge – Sapa - Hanoi (B,-,-)

The morning is at your leisure at Topas Ecolodge.

At 14:00, Topas Mountain Express departs from Topas Ecolodge, pick you up if you are in Sapa town, and return you to your hotel in Hanoi.

Please note:

- Topas Mountain Express can only pick up and return passengers at hotels/ residence in Hanoi’s Old Quarter and Tay Ho District.

This package includes:

  • 2 nights at Topas Ecolodge (twin shared Deluxe bungalow)
  • Indicated meals (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)*
  • Transfer by Topas Mountain Express Hanoi – Sapa – Topas Ecolodge – Sapa – Hanoi

*Other meals at Topas Ecolodge are recommended to be booked in advance.

Price: 250USD per person ( Sharing room )

375USD for solo travelling

- Upgrade to Executive bungalow per room night : 14USD
Add lunch at Topas Ecolodge (per person) : 13USD
Add dinner at Topas Ecolodge (per person): 19USD
Add private hill top dinner (per person) - Min. 2 persons : 35USD
- Note for Children prices (4 - 11 years old) The prices for children is base on extra bed
- Meal prices at TEL for children below 4 years old are free of charge. 
- Meal prices at TEL for children from 4-11 (including) years old are half price of above prices


TOPAS ECOLODGE BIKING PACKAGE

2 DAYS 1 NIGHT

Reference: NPB2
Activity: Mountain Biking
Grade: Easy
Duration: 2 days and 1 night – it’s possible to extend with one or more nights.

Overview

Topas Ecolodge is located 18 km from Sapa, deep in the Hoang Lien Mountains. Our 25 bungalows overlook the entire valley with the ethnic minority villages of Ban Ho and Thanh Phu, 400 altitude meters below you.

Enjoy the return Hanoi – Sapa ride with our luxurious Topas Mountain Express; get on your high quality mountain bikes on the windy mountain roads to experience the ethnic communities with their unique cultures, the deep valleys covered by terraced rice fields, and relax stay with breathtaking mountain views at Topas Ecolodge.

Summary

Day 1: Take Topas Mountain Express to the mountain town of Sapa. Biking to Topas Ecolodge.

Day 2: Ride to the Red Dao village of Lech. Transfer by Topas Mountain Express to Hanoi.

Itinerary

Day 1: Comfortable drive to Sapa and take a biking tour to Topas Ecolodge (-,-,-)

From 6:30 - 7:00 AM, you will commence from your hotel with Topas Mountain Express for a 5 hours transfer to the mountain town of Sapa. You will have lunch at a local restaurant at your own expense.

You will then get on your bike and start descending into the Sapa valley, observing the fantastic scenery of mountains and rice paddy fields along the way. You will have opportunities to get off the road and visit the Black H’mong village and be charmed by the unmixed culture of the Black H’mong minority, who has special skills in making agricultural tools, wooden furniture, musical instruments and jewelry. They are also famous for their hemp production and indigo dying.

You then continue the ride to the remote hilltop located Topas Ecolodge. After checking in your bungalow, you will enjoy the beautiful and peaceful view of the surrounding mountains and valleys from your private balcony.

Approximately: 3 hours biking/ 23km/elevation up 180m/ down900 m

Day 2: Biking to Lech Dao village. Take Topas Mountain Express to Hanoi (B,-,-)

After enjoying your breakfast, you will start the cycling trip by following the main road for three kilometers to Lech village of the Red Dao minority, observing the magnificent valley view on the way. Here you will leave your bikes and take a short walk on dirt road to visit a traditional Red Dao family, where you experience the culture of the minority villagers who are living peacefully the same way of life as their ancestors. Back at the parking place, you will take a further ride to the new Lech village, where you will take a longer break to learn how the women in their doorways doing their embroidery, which the Red Dao people are very famous for. From the village, you ride back to the lodge.

At 14:00, Topas Mountain Express departs from Topas Ecolodge, pick you up if you are in Sapa town, and return you to your hotel in Hanoi.

Approximately: 1.5 hours biking/ 30 minutes walking/ 8km/ elevation up 220m/ down 170m

Please note:

- Topas Mountain Express can only pick up and return passengers at hotels/ residence in Hanoi’s Old Quarter and Tay Ho District.

This package includes:

  • English speaking guide during shared excursions*
  • 1 night at Topas Ecolodge (twin shared Deluxe bungalow)
  • Indicated meals (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)**
  • Transfer by Topas Mountain Express Hanoi – Sapa – Topas Ecolodge – Sapa – Hanoi
  • Mountain bike with disk brakes, helmets, gloves and water
  • All entrance fees to the indicated places

* The excursions are based on sharing group of maximum 10 travelers

**Other meals at Topas Ecolodge are recommended to be booked in advance.

Price: 236USD per person ( Sharing room )

330USD for solo travelling

- Upgrade to Executive bungalow per room night : 14USD
Add lunch at Topas Ecolodge (per person) : 13USD
Add dinner at Topas Ecolodge (per person): 19USD
Add private hill top dinner (per person) - Min. 2 persons : 35USD
- Note for Children prices (4 - 11 years old) The prices for children is base on extra bed
- Meal prices at TEL for children below 4 years old are free of charge. 
- Meal prices at TEL for children from 4-11 (including) years old are half price of above prices

TOPAS ECOLODGE BIKING PACKAGE

3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS

Reference: NPB3
Activity: Mountain Biking
Grade: Easy
Duration: 3 days and 2nights – it’s possible to extend with one or more nights.

Overview

Topas Ecolodge is located 18 km from Sapa, deep in the Hoang Lien Mountains. Our 25 bungalows overlook the entire valley with the ethnic minority villages of Ban Ho and Thanh Phu, 400 altitude meters below you.

Enjoy the return Hanoi – Sapa ride with our luxurious Topas Mountain Express; get on your high quality mountain bikes on the windy mountain roads to experience the ethnic communities with their unique cultures, the deep valleys covered by terraced rice fields, and relax stay with breathtaking mountain views at Topas Ecolodge.

Summary

Day 1: Take Topas Mountain Express to the mountain town of Sapa. Biking to Topas Ecolodge.

Day 2: Explore the Tay villages and Ban Ho valley on bikes.

Day 3: Ride to the Red Dao village of Lech. Transfer by Topas Mountain Express to Hanoi.

Itinerary

Day 1: Comfortable drive to Sapa and take a biking tour to Topas Ecolodge (-,-,-)

From 6:30 - 7:00 AM, you will commence from your hotel with Topas Mountain Express for a 5 hours transfer to the mountain town of Sapa. You will have lunch at a local restaurant at your own expense.

You will then get on your bike and start descending into the Sapa valley, observing the fantastic scenery of mountains and rice paddy fields along the way. You will have opportunities to get off the road and visit the Black H’mong village and be charmed by the unmixed culture of the Black H’mong minority, who has special skills in making agricultural tools, wooden furniture, musical instruments and jewelry. They are also famous for their hemp production and indigo dying.

You then continue the ride to the remote hilltop located Topas Ecolodge. After checking in your bungalow, you will enjoy the beautiful and peaceful view of the surrounding mountains and valleys from your private balcony.

Approximately: 3 hours biking/ 23km/elevation up 180m/ down 900m

Day 2: On pedals explore the Ban Ho valley and Tay and Xa Pho minority villages (B,L,-)

After having your breakfast, you will get on the bikes for a ride from Topas Ecolodge down to the valley of Ban Ho. You will ride through the beautiful rice paddy fields along the river and continue until you reach the Tay minority village Thanh Phu. You will visit the village and enjoy lunch in a local house. In the afternoon, you continue biking to My Son village, inhabited by Xa Pho minority, the smallest group in Sapa. You then ride back to Thanh Phu village and have a rest until you will be picked up by Topas Ecolodge shuttle bus and go back to Topas Ecolodge.

Approximately: 6 hours biking/ 30 minutes driving/ 30km/ elevation up 580m/ down 1,150m

Day 3: Biking to Lech Dao village. Take Topas Mountain Express to Hanoi (B,-,-)

After enjoying your breakfast, you will start the cycling trip by following the main road for three kilometers to Lech village of the Red Dao minority, observing the magnificent valley view on the way. Here you will leave your bikes and take a short walk on dirt road to visit a traditional Red Dao family, where you experience the culture of the minority villagers who are living peacefully the same way of life as their ancestors. Back at the parking place, you will take a further ride to the new Lech village, where you will take a longer break to learn how the women in their doorways doing their embroidery, which the Red Dao people are very famous for. From the village, you ride back to the lodge.

At 14:00, Topas Mountain Express departs from Topas Ecolodge, pick you up if you are in Sapa town, and return you to your hotel in Hanoi.

Approximately: 1.5 hours biking/ 30 minutes walking/ 8km/ elevation up 220 / down 170m

Please note:

- Topas Mountain Express can only pick up and return passengers at hotels/ residence in Hanoi’s Old Quarter and Tay Ho District.

This package includes:

  • English speaking guide during shared excursions*
  • 2 nights at Topas Ecolodge (twin shared Deluxe bungalow)
  • Indicated meals (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)**
  • Transfer by Topas Mountain Express Hanoi – Sapa – Topas Ecolodge – Sapa – Hanoi
  • Mountain bike with disk brakes, helmets, gloves and water
  • All entrance fees to the indicated places

* The excursions are based on sharing group of maximum 10 travelers

**Other meals at Topas Ecolodge are recommended to be booked in advance.

Price: 340USD per person ( Sharing room )

525USD for solo travelling

- Upgrade to Executive bungalow per room night : 14USD
Add lunch at Topas Ecolodge (per person) : 13USD
Add dinner at Topas Ecolodge (per person): 19USD
Add private hill top dinner (per person) - Min. 2 persons : 35USD
- Note for Children prices (4 - 11 years old) The prices for children is base on extra bed
- Meal prices at TEL for children below 4 years old are free of charge. 
- Meal prices at TEL for children from 4-11 (including) years old are half price of above prices


TOPAS ECOLODGE HIKING PACKAGE

2 DAYS 1 NIGHT

Reference: NPT2
Activity: Hiking 
Grade: Easy
Duration: 2 days and 1 night – it’s possible to extend with one or more nights.

Overview

Topas Ecolodge, set deep in the Hoang Lien National Park, 18 km from Sapa town, offers you an ideal stay during your hiking tour into the Sapa Mountains.

Enjoy the return Hanoi – Sapa ride with our luxurious Topas Mountain Express; take the best hiking tours on hilly trails to experience the ethnic communities with their unique cultures, the deep valleys covered by terraced rice fields, and relax stay with breathtaking mountain views at Topas Ecolodge.

Summary

Day 1: Take Topas Mountain Express to Sapa. Hike to Topas Ecolodge.

Day 2: Half day hike. Transfer by Topas Mountain Express to Hanoi.

Itinerary

Day 1: Comfortable drive to Sapa and hike to Topas Ecolodge (-,-,-)

From 6:30 - 7:00 AM, you will commence from your hotel with Topas Mountain Express for a 5 hours transfer to the mountain town of Sapa. 

After having lunch in Sapa town at your own expense, you will have a transfer to the trekking point near Hau Thao village. Trekking is the best activity to enjoy the beautiful nature and get in touch with the unique culture of Sapa. The 2.5 hour trek today is on the trails running through a pure and beautiful mountainous area, home to Black H’mong minority. Some parts of the trek are a little bit challenging with steep ascents, but as compensation, you will enjoy the breathtaking views of towering mountains and paddling rice terraces valleys. You will visit the two villages of Hang Da and Hau Chu Ngai and be charmed by the unmixed culture of the Black H’mong minority, who has special skills in making agricultural tools, wooden furniture, musical instruments and jewelry. They are also famous for their hemp production and indigo dying.

You then have another short transfer to the remote hilltop located Topas Ecolodge. After checking in your bungalow, you will enjoy the beautiful and peaceful view of the surrounding mountains and valleys from your private balcony.

Day 2: Hiking to Lech Dao village. Leaving the mountain and back to Hanoi (B,-,-)

Start the day with breakfast at the lodge. At 9h00 you begin your half day hike to the Red Dao ethnic minority village of Lech. You follow the road for a while before descending towards a river. Walking through rice paddy terraces gives you many opportunities to enjoy the magnificent valley view. Cross the river by a stone bridge and then follow a trail up to the village where you may experience daily life and learn how the women in their doorways do their traditional embroidery. From here, head back to the lodge where you may rest for the remainder of the day.

At 14:00, Topas Mountain Express departs from Topas Ecolodge, pick you up if you are in Sapa town, and return you to your hotel in Hanoi.

Please note:

- Topas Mountain Express can only pick up and return passengers at hotels/ residence in Hanoi’s Old Quarter and Tay Ho District.

This package includes:

  • English speaking guide during shared excursions*
  • 1 night at Topas Ecolodge (twin shared Deluxe bungalow)
  • Indicated meals (B = breakfast)**
  • Transfer by Topas Mountain Express Hanoi – Sapa – Topas Ecolodge – Sapa – Hanoi
  • Mineral water and snack during excursions
  • All entrance fees to the indicated places

* The excursions are based on sharing group of maximum 10 travelers

**Other meals at Topas Ecolodge are recommended to be booked in advance.

Price: 225USD per person ( Sharing room )

315USD for solo travelling

- Upgrade to Executive bungalow per room night : 14USD
Add lunch at Topas Ecolodge (per person) : 13USD
Add dinner at Topas Ecolodge (per person): 19USD
Add private hill top dinner (per person) - Min. 2 persons : 35USD
- Note for Children prices (4 - 11 years old) The prices for children is base on extra bed
- Meal prices at TEL for children below 4 years old are free of charge. 
- Meal prices at TEL for children from 4-11 (including) years old are half price of above prices

TOPAS ECOLODGE HIKING PACKAGE

3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS

Reference: NPT3
Activity: Hiking 
Grade: Easy
Duration: 3 days and 2 nights – it’s possible to extend with one or more nights.

Overview

Topas Ecolodge, set deep in the Hoang Lien National Park, 18 km from Sapa town, offers you an ideal stay during your hiking tour into the Sapa Mountains.

Enjoy the return Hanoi – Sapa ride with our luxurious Topas Mountain Express; take the best hiking tours on hilly trails to experience the ethnic communities with their unique cultures, the deep valleys covered by terraced rice fields, and relax stay with breathtaking mountain views at Topas Ecolodge.

Summary

Day 1: Take Topas Mountain Express to Sapa. Hike to Topas Ecolodge.

Day 2: Explore the remote Red Dao village of Nam Cang and hike to the surrounding mountains.

Day 3: Relax at Topas Ecolodge or visit Sapa town. Transfer by Topas Mountain Express to Hanoi.

Itinerary

Day 1: Comfortable drive to Sapa and hike to Topas Ecolodge (-,-,-)

From 6:30 - 7:00 AM, you will commence from your hotel with Topas Mountain Express for a 5 hours transfer to the mountain town of Sapa. 

After having lunch in Sapa town at your own expense, you will have a transfer to the trekking point near Hau Thao village. Trekking is the best activity to enjoy the beautiful nature and get in touch with the unique culture of Sapa. The 2.5 hour trek today is on the trails running through a pure and beautiful mountainous area, home to Black H’mong minority. Some parts of the trek are a little bit challenging with steep ascents, but as compensation, you will enjoy the breathtaking views of towering mountains and paddling rice terraces valleys. You will visit the two villages of Hang Da and Hau Chu Ngai and be charmed by the unmixed culture of the Black H’mong minority, who has special skills in making agricultural tools, wooden furniture, musical instruments and jewelry. They are also famous for their hemp production and indigo dying.

You then have another short transfer to the remote hilltop located Topas Ecolodge. After checking in your bungalow, you will enjoy the beautiful and peaceful view of the surrounding mountains and valleys from your private balcony.

Day 2: Explore the most remote land of Sapa (B,L,-)

The Red Dao village of Nam Cang is 20km from Topas Ecolodge. At 8:45 AM, you have a drive to the village, enjoying the picturesque views of peaky mountains, endless rice terraces, waterfalls and Hill tribes’ villages on the way.

Your 3-hour hike starts near the Nam Nhiu village. You are now on off the beaten track trails, enjoying beautiful views of high mountains, waterfalls and the deep valley. After a hard ascending, you will arrive at the Blue H’mong village of Nam Than. The walk is now mostly downhill and soon you will reach the small and remote Red Dao minority village of Nam Cang.Your lunch is served at Nam Cang Riverside Lodge, situated few meters from the river with own suspended bridge and with the jungle close by.

Nam Cang village locates at the most remote area of Sapa. The Red Dao women wear some of the most colorful and diverse costumes of all Vietnam’s ethnic groups. Herbal bath, local medicine and embroidery are some of the things that the Red Dao are very skilled at. Accompanied by your guide, you will explore around the village and learn how the local villagers make writing paper, jewelry and embroidery. You may also want to take a swim in the river, before having a transfer back to Topas Ecolodge.

Day 3: Leaving the mountain and back to Hanoi (B,-,-)

The morning is at your leisure at Topas Ecolodge. You can either relax or borrow free of charge mountain bikes from the lodge for an exploration to the neighboring villages. You can also take a scheduled shuttle bus to Sapa to visit the town.

At 14:00, Topas Mountain Express departs from Topas Ecolodge, pick you up if you are in Sapa town, and return you to your hotel in Hanoi.

Please note:

- Topas Mountain Express can only pick up and return passengers at hotels/ residence in Hanoi’s Old Quarter and Tay Ho District.

This package includes:

  • English speaking guide during shared excursions*
  • 2 night at Topas Ecolodge (twin shared Deluxe bungalow)
  • Indicated meals (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)**
  • Mineral water and snack during walking trips
  • Transfer by Topas Mountain Express Hanoi – Sapa – Topas Ecolodge – Sapa – Hanoi
  • All other indicated transportation
  • All entrance fees to the indicated places

* The excursions are based on sharing group of maximum 10 travelers

**Other meals at Topas Ecolodge are recommended to be booked in advance.

Price: 304USD per person ( Sharing room )

462USD for solo travelling

- Upgrade to Executive bungalow per room night : 14USD
Add lunch at Topas Ecolodge (per person) : 13USD
Add dinner at Topas Ecolodge (per person): 19USD
Add private hill top dinner (per person) - Min. 2 persons : 35USD
- Note for Children prices (4 - 11 years old) The prices for children is base on extra bed
- Meal prices at TEL for children below 4 years old are free of charge. 
- Meal prices at TEL for children from 4-11 (including) years old are half price of above prices

TOPAS ECOLODGE HIKING & MARKET VISITING PACKAGE

3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS

Reference: NPM3
Activity: Hiking, Market visiting
Grade: Easy
Duration: 3 days and 2nights – it’s possible to extend with one or more nights.

Overview

The markets are always the colorful meeting places for the hill tribes of Vietnam. Minorities come down from the mountains to sell their produce. Sometimes it is a long hike for the tribes to come to sell or exchange their goods. Others may simply come in order to catch up on the latest news or gossips. With the various tribes in their colorful traditional dress, the smell of exotic herbs and spices, abundant rice wine and food stalls - you can be assured that market day in Vietnam is truly an unforgettable experience.

Your journey from Hanoi to Sapa is by the new Topas Mountain Express. The 10 seats limousine has luxurious modern interior design with wood and leather, spacious and soft chairs, offers you a comfortable journey for the 5-5:30 hours transfer.

You will stay the 2 nights at Topas Ecolodge, located deep in the Hoang Lien Mountains. The 25 bungalows overlook the entire valley with magnificent views the ethnic minority villages, valleys covered by rice terraces and towering mountains…

Summary

Day 1 (Friday): Take Topas Mountain Express via the mountain town of Sapa to Topas Ecolodge.

Day 2 (Saturday): Explore the remote area dominated by the Red Dao minority.

Day 3 (Sunday): Visit Bac Ha market. Transfer by Topas Mountain Express to Hanoi.

Itinerary

Day 1 (Friday): Comfortable drive via Sapa to Topas Ecolodge (-,-,-)

From 6:30 - 7:00 AM, you will commence from your hotel with Topas Mountain Express for a 5 hours transfer to the mountain town of Sapa. You then continue the ride to the remote hilltop located Topas Ecolodge. After checking in your bungalow, you will enjoy the beautiful and peaceful view of the surrounding mountains and valleys from your private balcony.

Day 2 (Saturday): Explore the most remote land of Sapa (B,L,-)

The Red Dao village of Nam Cang is 20km from Topas Ecolodge. At 8:45 AM, you have a drive to the village, enjoying the picturesque views of peaky mountains, endless rice terraces, waterfalls and Hill tribes’ villages on the way.

Your 3-hour hike starts near the Nam Nhiu village. You are now on off the beaten track trails, enjoying beautiful views of high mountains, waterfalls and the deep valley. After a hard ascending, you will arrive at the Blue H’mong village of Nam Than. The walk is now mostly downhill and soon you will reach the small and remote Red Dao minority village of Nam Cang.Your lunch is served at Nam Cang Riverside Lodge, situated few meters from the river with own suspended bridge and with the jungle close by.

Nam Cang village locates at the most remote area of Sapa. The Red Dao women wear some of the most colorful and diverse costumes of all Vietnam’s ethnic groups. Herbal bath, local medicine and embroidery are some of the things that the Red Dao are very skilled at. Accompanied by your guide, you will explore around the village and learn how the local villagers make writing paper, jewelry and embroidery. You may also want to take a swim in the river, before having a transfer back to Topas Ecolodge. 

Day 3 (Sunday): Visit Bac Ha minority market. Take Topas Mountain Express to Hanoi (B,L,-)
At 6:30, you will commence the market tour from Topas Ecolodge by a transfer to Bac Ha, which is 70 kms Northeast of Lao Cai. Bac Ha is the largest market in the area, situated inside the small town of Bac Ha. On every Sunday mornings, it is literally a riot of color as many different ethnic groups such as the Flower H’mong, Phu La, Black Dao, Tay and Nung minorities gather to trade. After spending the whole morning exploring the market, you will have a transfer to a nearby minority village, where you will enjoy lunch in a local house which is well prepared by your friendly hosts.

After lunch, you drive downhill for about half an hour to visit Trung Do village. The beautiful village, located by the Chay river, is inhabited by Tay minortiy. Hereafter you will get on a motor-boat and have a cruise to Bao Nhai, experiencing the picturesque scenes on the river banks, if the Chay river’s water level is high enough, or continue to visit another of many interesting minority villages. Your vehicle then picks you up for the journey to Lao Cai, where you continue the drive with Topas Mountain Express back to Hanoi.

Please note:

- Topas Mountain Express can only pick up and return passengers at hotels/ residence in Hanoi’s Old Quarter and Tay Ho District.

 

This package includes:

  • English speaking guide during shared excursions*
  • 2 nights at Topas Ecolodge (twin shared Deluxe bungalow)
  • Indicated meals (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)**
  • Transfer by Topas Mountain Express Hanoi – Sapa – Topas Ecolodge – Sapa – Hanoi
  • Mineral water and snack during excursions
  • All entrance fees to the indicated places

* The excursions are based on sharing group of maximum 10 travelers

**Other meals at Topas Ecolodge are recommended to be booked in advance.

Price:  348USD per person ( Sharing room )

545USD for solo travelling

- Upgrade to Executive bungalow per room night : 14USD
Add lunch at Topas Ecolodge (per person) : 13USD
Add dinner at Topas Ecolodge (per person): 19USD
Add private hill top dinner (per person) - Min. 2 persons : 35USD
- Note for Children prices (4 - 11 years old) The prices for children is base on extra bed
- Meal prices at TEL for children below 4 years old are free of charge. 
- Meal prices at TEL for children from 4-11 (including) years old are half price of above prices


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