Adventure around every corner

Nestled deep within a valley of Hoang Lien National Park, Topas Riverside Lodge is perfect for those wishing to get off the beaten track. Opportunities abound for exploring both the stunning countryside that surrounds the Lodge and the rich cultural heritage of the local ethnic minority communities.  

Set within tranquil surrounds, the Lodge is an ideal place to rejuvenate. Refresh with a dip in our natural rock pools from May until early September following an active morning spent hiking and biking or relax on the terrace overlooking the river while listening to the babbling of the water during the cooler months.  

Start planning your stay by browsing some of our favorite activities below!

Nam Pa jungle bbq hike

Work up an appetite on this half-day hike through lush jungle, cinnamon plantations and rice terraces leading to a natural pool and picturesque waterfalls, before tucking into a sumptuous Sapa-inspired BBQ served by Red Dao women in the Lodge garden.  

Herbal foraging traditions

Spend the afternoon learning how to forage and distinguish between some of the most important herbs used for medicinal purposes in Red Dao culture, followed by a soak in a large traditional herbal bath. 

Cultural encounters

Dive into the exquisite culture of northern Vietnam and meet Red Dao and Blue H’mong communities on this pleasant 12 – 14 km hike through rolling farmlands and iconic rice terraces. The best of cultural engagement and nature combined. 

Prefer to relax?​

Pay a visit to our newly refurbished Red Dao Bathhouse to treat yourself to a number of ancient traditional remedies.

Red Dzao discovery

Did you know there are 53 different ethnic minority groups living throughout Vietnam? Join our local tour guide in Nam Cang Village and learn about the intriguing Red Dao community on one of our most popular experiences. 

A taste of Sapa

Are you an adventurous eater? Add any (or all) of these seasonal dining experiences to your stay and take your tastebuds on an adventure all of their own!

Road warriors

Would you prefer to explore the area on wheels rather than on your own two feet? Grab one of our complimentary mountain bikes and cruise around on the medium-difficulty terrain. 

All you need is a map of the area and you’re all set.  

Need help planning? Send us a message anytime!