Topas Ecolodge 2 Days Or 3 Days

Topas Ecolodge is located 18 km from Sapa, deep in the Hoang Lien Mountains.

They feature 25 bungalows overlook the entire valley with the ethnic minority villages of Ban Ho and Thanh Phu, 400 altitude meters below.

 

All below packages are 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.

 

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. See also our 3 days Getaway package

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.

Price per person

Solo (incl. single supplement) From 2 persons(*)
271 USD 184 USD

*Single supplement: 87 USD

This package includes
+ 1 night at Topas Ecolodge (twin shared Executive bungalow)
+1 breakfast at Topas Ecolodge (B = breakfast)*
+ Transfer by Topas Mountain Express Hanoi – Topas Ecolodge – Hanoi

*Other meals at Topas Ecolodge are recommended to be booked in advance.
If you would like upgrade to romantic package, please request this upon booking.

The beautiful Topas Ecolodge is located 18 km from Sapa, deep in the Hoang Lien Mountains. Our 25 bungalows overlook the picturesque valleys, home to Red Dao and Tay ethnic minority people. Enjoy the return Hanoi – Sapa ride with our luxurious Topas Mountain Express limousine; get on your high quality mountain bike and ride along winding mountain roads and experience the ethnic communities and their unique cultures, relax with breathtaking mountain views at the quiet lodge.

Summary 
Day 1: Comfortable drive to Topas Ecolodge. Take a biking tour to neighboring villages
Day 2: Biking to the Tay, Xa Pho and Red Dao villages in remote area of Sapa.
Day 3: Leaving the mountain and back to Hanoi

Itinerary

Day 1:  Comfortable drive to Topas Ecolodge. Take a biking tour to neighboring villages

From 6:30 – 7:00 AM, you will commence from your Hanoi hotel with Topas Mountain Express for a 5 hours transfer to 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.
You will start the afternoon cycling trip by following the main road for three kilometres to Lech village of the Red Dao minority, enjoying 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 and experience the culture of the minority villagers who are living peacefully in the same way as their ancestors. Back at the parking place, you will take a further ride to the Moi village and learn how the women in their doorways are doing their embroidery, which the Red Dao people are very famous for. From the village, you head back to the Lodge.
In the evening you may want to book a traditional Red Dao herbal bath at the lodge’s newly opened spa.

Approx: Grade: easy/ 1.5 hours biking

Day 2: Biking to the Tay, Xa Pho and Red Dao villages in remote area of Sapa.

You will start from Topas Ecolodge by cycling on a quiet road for a while before taking a descent to Ban Ho village. At the bottom of the valley you will meet the Tay minority, the largest ethnic minority group living in Sapa, who are famous for their beautiful and traditional stilt houses. You will be warmly welcomed to visit their home, experience their daily life of farming and fishing in the river. Leaving Ban Ho village your ride becomes a bit more challenging with ascending parts on the winding road. At Thanh Phu village, also inhabited by Tay minority, your lunch is served at a nice local family where you enjoy the valley view while tasting the local foods.
In the afternoon, you will pass by My Son village of Xa Pho ethnic minority, who belongs to one of the smallest ethnic groups in Vietnam. You now continue the ride deeper into the mountain area to Nam Cang village, inhabited by Red Dao minority. 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. If time permits, you can take a swim in the river next to Nam Cang Riverside Lodge, before meeting your vehicle for the journey back to Topas Ecolodge.

Approx: Grade: Moderate/ 5,5 hour biking

Day 3:Leaving the mountain and back to Hanoi 

At 9:00, you will take a transfer by shuttle bus to Sapa town. You will now get on your bike and take a short tour around the old Hill Station town and its lake.
You will then take a descent into the Muong Hoa valley and its national park, observing the fantastic scenery of mountains and rice paddy fields along the way. You will get off the road and visit a Black H’mong village and explore the though mountain tribe, famous for their special skills in making agricultural tools, musical instruments, hemp production and indigo dying.
After a great ride you are now back at Topas Ecolodge where you have time for relaxing.
Topas Mountain Express departs from Sapa at 14:00; from Topas Ecolodge at 15:00 and returns you to your hotel in Hanoi.

Approx: Grade: Moderate/ 3 hours biking

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

Price per person

Solo (incl. single supplement) From 2 persons(*)
619USD 386 USD

This package includes
– English speaking guide during shared excursions*
– 2 nights at Topas Ecolodge (twin shared Executive bungalow)
– 2 breakfasts + 1 lunch (B = breakfast, L = lunch)**
– 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.

If you would like upgrade to romantic package, please request this upon booking.

The ethnic minority markets of Northern Vietnam are 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 Topas Mountain Express. The 8 seats limousine has luxurious modern interior design with wood and leather, spacious and soft chairs, offers you a comfortable journey for the 5 hours transfer.
You will stay the 2 nights at Topas Ecolodge, set deep in the Hoang Lien Mountains. The 25 bungalows overlook the entire valley with magnificent views to the ethnic minority villages, valleys covered by rice terraces and towering mountains.

Summary 
Day 1: (Friday): Take Topas Mountain Express via the new mountain road to Topas Ecolodge.
Day 2: (Saturday): Relax at Topas Ecolodge or book a day excursion to explore the area.
Day 3: (Sunday): Visit Bac Ha market. Transfer by Topas Mountain Express to Hanoi.
See also our 3 days Nam Cang & Topas Ecolodge package

Itinerary
Day 1 (Friday): Comfortable drive directly 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 remote hilltop of 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): Topas Ecolodge (B,-,-)

The day is at your leisure at Topas Ecolodge. You can either relax or borrow free of charge high quality mountain bikes from the lodge for an exploration to the neighboring villages. You can also book one or more of the available activities at the lodge:

– Join a half day or full day walking/biking excursion, the best way to experience nature and the local cultures of the ethnic minority people.
– Book a half day tour to explore the highest peak of Indochina, Mt. Fansipan (3.143m), with the newly launched cable car, as well as visiting Sapa town
– Try a traditional Red Dao herbal bath at the lodge’s newly opened spa

Day 3 (Sunday): Visit Bac Ha minority market. Back to Hanoi (B,L,-)

At 8:00, you will commence the market tour from Topas Ecolodge by an 80km transfer to Bac Ha. The market is the largest of 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. Most of the goods are simply farming products such as rice, corn, vegetable, herb… While the local women are more interested in foods and clothing, the unique cattle area draws a lot of attention from the local men. After spending the rest of the morning to explore the market, you will enjoy lunch in a local house at a nearby village.
In the afternoon, you will enjoy a drive downhill to Nam Mon for visiting of Flower H’mong and Nung villages. You will enjoy great view of valley and visit local houses, learning more about the minorities’ culture and life style before meeting your vehicle for a short drive to Pho Lu, here 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.

Price per person

Solo (incl. single supplement) From 2 persons(*)
593 USD 347 USD

This package includes

– English speaking guide during shared excursions*
– 2 nights at Topas Ecolodge (twin shared Executive bungalow)
– 2 breakfasts + 1 lunch (B = breakfast, L = lunch)**
– Transfer by Topas Mountain Express Hanoi – Topas Ecolodge– 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.

If you would like upgrade to romantic package, please request this upon booking.

The beautiful Topas Ecolodge is located 18 km from Sapa, deep in the Hoang Lien Mountains. Our 25 bungalows overlook the picturesque valleys, home to Red Dao and Tay ethnic minority people. Enjoy the return Hanoi – Sapa ride with our luxurious Topas Mountain Express limousine; get on your high quality mountain bike and ride along winding mountain roads and experience the ethnic communities and their unique cultures, relax with breathtaking mountain views at the quiet lodge.
Previous clients recommend one more night at the lodge due to the travel time from Hanoi.

Summary 
Day 1: Take Topas Mountain Express to Topas Ecolodge. Afternoon biking to Red Dao village.
Day 2: Explore the remote area of Sapa by bike. Transfer back to Hanoi.

Itinerary
Day 1: Comfortable drive to Topas Ecolodge. Take a biking tour to neighboring villages (-,-,-)

From 6:30 – 7:00 AM, you will commence from your Hanoi hotel with Topas Mountain Express for a 5 hours transfer to 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.
You will start the afternoon cycling trip by following the main road for three kilometres to Lech village of the Red Dao minority, enjoying 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 and experience the culture of the minority villagers who are living peacefully in the same way as their ancestors. Back at the parking place, you will take a further ride to the Moi village and learn how the women in their doorways are doing their embroidery, which the Red Dao people are very famous for. From the village, you head back to the Lodge. In the evening you may want to book a traditional Red Dao herbal bath at the lodge’s newly opened spa.
Approx: Grade: easy/ 1.5 hours biking

Day 2: On mountain bike to remote Sapa valley. Limousine back to Hanoi (B,L,-)

You will start from Topas Ecolodge by cycling on a quiet road for a while before enjoying a descent to Ban Ho village. At the bottom of the valley you will meet the Tay minority people, the largest ethnic minority group living in Sapa. They are famous with their beautiful stilt houses and you will be warmly welcomed to visit their home, experience their daily life of farming and fishing in the river. Leaving Ban Ho village your ride becomes a bit more challenging with some ascending parts on steep winding road. At Thanh Phu village, also inhabited by Tay minority, your lunch is served at a nice local family where you enjoy the valley view while tasting the local foods.
In the afternoon, you continue biking to the My Son village of Xa Pho ethnic minority, who belongs to one of the smallest ethnic groups in Vietnam. The Xa Pho people are poorer than most hill tribes; they still keep their original way of life depending on nature, getting early married and dyeing their black teeth. You finally cycle down to Thanh Phu Bridge at around 15:30, here you will meet the Topas Mountain Express for a 4.5 hour drive to Hanoi.

Approx: Grade: Moderate/ 4,5hour biking
Please note:
– Topas Mountain Express can only pick up and return passengers at hotels/ residence in Hanoi’s Old Quarter and Tay Ho District.

Price per person

Solo (incl. single supplement) From 2 persons (*)
429 USD 279 USD

This package includes
– English speaking guide during shared excursions*
– 1 night at Topas Ecolodge (twin shared Executive bungalow)
– 1 breakfast + 1 lunch (B = breakfast, L = lunch)**
– 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.

If you would like upgrade to romantic package, please request this upon booking.

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