Topas Riverside Lodge & Topas Ecolodge package
3 days 2 nights
Our combined lodge package includes one nights accommodation at Topas Ecolodge, transfer to Topas Riverside Lodge by shuttle bus and one night at Topas Riverside Lodge.
This package can be extended to include additional nights at either of the lodges and includes meals and return transfers from Hanoi.
In Nam Cang, a guided walk around the village will give you the chance to learn how the local villagers make silver jewellery, embroidery and writing paper from rice.
Back at the lodge you can relax in a special herbal bath prepared using hand-picked herbs collected by your host from the surrounding jungle.
After a night staying in the remote Topas Riverside Lodge, a guided jungle walk will show you more of the beautiful remote mountainous area.
After lunch, you will transfer to Topas Ecolodge, where you will stay in a private bungalow with a breathtaking view of the surrounding valley and mountains.
At Topas Ecolodge, you will have time at your leisure – borrow a mountain bike to explore the area, visit the nearby town of Sapa, or simply relax and enjoy the magnificent views.
Activity: Mountain Getaway
Duration: 3 days 2 nights – it’s possible to extend with one or more nights.
Day 1: From Red River Delta to the remote Topas Riverside Lodge (-,L,D)
From 6:30 – 7:00 AM, the Topas Mountain Express will pick you up at your Hanoi hotel before departing for a nearly 5 hours transfer to Thanh Phu Bridge, followed by another short transfer to Nam Cang village. Well arrived you will walk through the village, cross a private bridge and check into your private room in the comfortable Topas Riverside Lodge. Your lunch is served at the lodge.
The afternoon is perfect for visiting the Red Dao minority village. Nam Cang locates in the most remote area of Sapa and the Red Dao women wear some of the most colorful and diverse costumes of all Vietnam’s ethnic groups. Herbal bath, plant 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 from rice, silver jewelry or embroidery.
Back at the lodge you may want to try a special herbal bath. The herbal bath made from many different herbs collected by Red Dao lady in the jungle, located just behind the Lodge.
Your dinner is served at the Lodge with warmly atmosphere.
Approx: Grade: Easy/ 1,5 – 2 hours walking.
Add on: Join a local woman and pick your own mixture of herbs and spend the evening in a special traditional bath, based on your blend. The herbal bath and tour must be pre-booked and paid by your own.
Day 2: Walk along the river and into the jungle. Transfer to Topas Ecolodge (B,L,-)
In the morning you take a walk up to the jungle to explore the beautiful surrounding nature. You will encounter with the locals walking with their barefoot. The higher you go, the more you will be inspired by the origin of the nature. Along the trail you will meet many different kind of trees, bamboo, and herbs. The cardamoms are planted in this area, it is a special spicy use for cook some tradition dishes. Listen to the sound of nature and birds, you will soon meet a clear river, running out from mountain. Here is a nice spot for you to stop for relax, enjoy the nature, deep your feet into the cool water. You will spend some more time to explore the surrounding forest before going back.
Leave the mountain, you will return to village on the same track by noon. You may want to take a swim in the river if the weather permits before enjoying your lunch. At 14:50, you have a transfer by shuttle bus to the Topas Ecolodge. From your bungalow’s balcony, you may enjoy your aerial view over the mountainous area where you have just been.
Approx: Grade: Easy/ 2,5 – 3 hours walking.
Day 3: Back to the city life of Hanoi (B,-,-)
The morning 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 surrounding area. 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) by the newly launched cable car. Finally you may want to book a treatment in the lodge’s newly opened hilltop spa.
At 15:00, Topas Mountain Express departs from Topas Ecolodge and returns to your hotel in Hanoi.
– Topas Mountain Express can only pick up and return passengers at hotels/ residence in Hanoi’s Old Quarter and Tay Ho District.
– Transfer and excursions are based on share basis
This package includes:
- English speaking guide during excursions
- 1 night at Topas Riverside Lodge (twin shared room)
- 1 night at Topas Ecolodge (twin shared Executive Bungalow)
- 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
- Transfer by Topas Mountain Express Hanoi – Thanh Phu Bridge; Topas Ecolodge – Hanoi
- Transfer by shuttle bus Thanh Phu Bridge – Topas Riverside Lodge – Topas Ecolodge
- Home-stay overnight fees
- Entrance fees and permits
If you would like to extend your stay at Topas Riverside Lodge or Topas Ecolodge, please request this when booking.
We have different kinds of packages that will take you to Topas Riverside Lodge. You can go hiking or biking or even combine your stay at Topas Riverside Lodge with a stay at Topas Ecolodge.