Topas Wellness Retreat
3 Days, 2 Nights at Topas Riverside Lodge and Topas Ecolodge
Get back to basics and immerse yourself in the enchanting culture of northern Vietnam on this 3-day wellness retreat hosted by Topas Riverside Lodge filled with yoga, cultural encounters, and an organic, plant-based menu.
Gaze at the lush jungles of Hoang Lien National Park, nourishing your soul with a communal vibe full of simplicity, warmth, and love as you treat yourself to some much-needed self-care.
Trip Type: Wellness | Yoga Level: Everyone is welcome! | Service Level: Standard
Day 1: Hanoi – Nam Cang Village – Topas Riverside Lodge
Day 2: Topas Riverside Lodge
Day 3: Topas Riverside Lodge – Topas Ecolodge – Hanoi
DAY 1: RED DZAO DISCOVERY | HANOI – NAM CANG VILLAGE – TOPAS RIVERSIDE LODGE
Head for the wild jungles of Sapa for the 5-hour journey from Hanoi to Nam Cang Village. A short walk through village streets and across a wooden suspension bridge brings you to Topas Riverside Lodge, just in time to enjoy a fresh, local farm-to-table vegetarian lunch.
In the afternoon, visit Nam Cang Village to learn about the Red Dzao community, famous for their exquisite embroidery and botanical knowledge. Peer in on silversmiths and families creating paper from bamboo for spiritual reasons and learn about the use of herbs in local medicinal treatments.
Return to the lodge and participate in a 1-hour Vinyasa session aimed to stretch out your back, neck, and shoulders before joining a healthy delicious set-menu dinner.
Included meals: lunch, dinner
Distance: 5h transfer
Activities: 2h village tour – 1h Vinyasa stress relief session
DAY 2: DEEP IN THE JUNGLE | TOPAS RIVERSIDE LODGE
Start the morning with a 1-hour balancing flow before tucking into a healthy breakfast. Then, leave the comforts of Topas Riverside Lodge for a gentle hike on the wild side in the jungles of northern Vietnam.
Walk through lush green foliage framing picturesque views of rice paddies and mountains in the distance, stopping for a nature meditation if weather permits. Then, return to the Riverside Lodge with ample time to journal or read a book while enjoying coffees and herbal teas on the open- air river patio.
At 15:00, join a Red Dzao specialist and learn how to forage and distinguish between some of the most important herbs used for medicinal purposes in the bamboo forests near the property, returning to the lodge around 16:15. Those who are interested may book a traditional herbal bath in the on-site bathhouse. As the golden hour hits the patio, join a 1-hour core flow followed by another healthy, home-cooked dinner.
Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Activities: 1h balancing flow – 8km jungle hike – 1h herbal foraging class – 1h core flow
DAY 3: UP IN THE CLOUDS | TOPAS RIVERSIDE LODGE – TOPAS ECOLODGE – HANOI
Wake up to the hypnotic sounds of the jungle before heading outside for a morning 1-hour meditation and gentle yoga with an emphasis on breathing technique.
Satisfy your hunger with a delicious breakfast before saying goodbye and starting the 45-minute drive to Topas Ecolodge, certified as a unique lodge by National Geographic. Pause for some photos in the lush rice terraces found between the two properties before arriving up in the clouds surrounding Topas Ecolodge. Indulge in a day of leisure, taking advantage of the beautiful stilt house restaurant, the outdoor mountain-facing terraces, indulgent spa treatments that fuse local knowledge and international techniques, and the two infinity pools that overlook the jaw-dropping landscape until departure for Hanoi at 2pm.
Included meals: breakfast, lunch
Distance: 45’ shuttle – 5h transfer
Activities: 1h gentle yoga and meditation
- Round-trip private A/C bus between Hanoi and Topas Riverside Lodge
- 2-nights accommodation in twin-shared room at Topas Riverside Lodge
- All meals and activities as indicated in the program
- Unlimited access to drinking water during transportation, activities, and at the lodge (please bring your own water bottle)
- 1 Bilingual (ENG and VN) local tour guide on days with activities
- Certified Yoga instructor
- All entrance tickets and tour permits to local villages and Hoang Lien National Park
- Day pass to Topas Ecolodge
- Drinks other than water
- Yoga mat
- Personal travel items
- Other not indicated above