Situated deep within the famous Hoang Lien mountain range in northern Vietnam and known for its vast stretches of beautiful rice paddies and diverse ethnic minority tribal culture, Nam Cang Village can be found a 90′ drive away from Sapa town and around a 5-hour direct drive from Hanoi.
There are a number of ways to reach us, depending on your budget and schedule, the most comfortable of which is our shuttle service which completes a daily journey from Hanoi to Topas Riverside Lodge taking approximately five hours before returning to Hanoi.
There is also a daily shuttle bus between Sapa town and Topas Riverside Lodge, departing at 10:00 am each day from 15 Le Van Tam Street.
Get to Sapa by Topas Mountain Express!
The Topas Mountain Express features eight comfortable, spacious seats and is equipped with private reading lights, Wi-Fi, personal rechargeable USB ports, refillable water and snacks for your convenience.
Our experienced and professional drivers will ensure you have a smooth and comfortable journey up (and down!) the mountains, as well as the opportunity to stretch your legs and use the restroom approximately halfway between Hanoi and Topas Riverside Lodge (after 2.5 hours travelling).
You’ll switch at Thanh Phu Bridge up near the Lodges onto our second shuttle bus, which will take you up the winding mountain roads hugging Nam Cang Valley on the final 30 minutes’ drive to Nam Cang Village.
Schedule and Pricing
Hanoi –Thanh Phu Bridge – Topas Riverside Lodge: pick up around 6.30 – 7.00am. Arrive at Thanh Phu bridge around 11.30am. Transfer by shuttle bus for the 30-minute drive to Topas Riverside Lodge.
Topas Riverside Lodge – Thanh Phu Bridge – Hanoi: 2.15pm: Take the shuttle bus from Topas Riverside Lodge to Thanh Phu Bridge. Transfer to the Topas Mountain Express for the journey back to Hanoi. Drop off at around 7.00pm at Noi Bai airport/ 7.30pm in Hanoi city center.
Pick up and drop off areas in Hanoi: Hoan Kiem and Tay Ho Districts or Noi Bai airport.
Seats A1, A2, A3, and A4: 50USD/seat/way
Seats A5, A6, A7, and A8: 40USD/seat/way
We provide transfer to and from Sapa city center each day. The ride takes around 1.5 hours
From Sapa to Topas Riverside Lodge
From Topas Riverside Lodge to Sapa
Please reserve at least 24 hours in advance as there are limited seats and departures.
The pick-up point in Sapa town is 015 Le Van Tam Street, Sapa town, Lao Cai province.