SP5 - Topas Ecolodge Sapa package

TOPAS ECOLODGE HIKING PACKAGE 2DAY 1NIGHT BY BUS

Reference: PEH2
Activity: Hiking 
Grade: Easy

Day 1: Comfortable drive to Topas Ecolodge and hike to neighboring Red Dao village (-,-,-)
From 6:30 - 7:00 AM, you will commence from your hotel with Topas Mountain Express for a 5 hours transfer to Topas Ecolodge. 
The walk in the afternoon commences from Topas Ecolodge on a quiet road with a great view of the rice terrace below. You then take a slightly ascent to Lech village where you will visit a local house, meet the friendly Red Dao hosts and experience their daily way of life. The Red Dao women, as their ancestors, having hair and eyes brows shaved and wearing very colorful customs. They are famous for beautiful handmade embroidery. On the way back to Topas Ecolodge, you will walk on small trails passing rice terraces and cross a suspension bridge, where you can take some great pictures of the landscape. Your guide will explain about the interesting cultivating culture of the local farmers.
Back at Topas Ecolodge, you may want to try a traditional Red Dao herbal bath at the lodge’s newly opened spa.
 
Approx: Grade: Easy/ 2.5 hours walking
 
Day 2: Explore the most remote area of Sapa and back to Hanoi (B,L,-)
Enjoy you breakfast in our restaurant or at the terrace. 9:00 AM you will commence the excursion with a transfer deeper into Hoang Lien National Park to the trek starting point near Sin Chai village. You are now “off the beaten track”, enjoying beautiful views of high mountains, waterfalls and the deep valleys. The trails will soon lead you to the Red Dao village of Nam Nhiu, here you will meet the villagers, enjoy a cup of green tea in their house and learn about their daily way of life. Leaving the village behind, you will turn into a small dirt trail and soon be inspired by the marvelous view of the rice valley dotted with bamboo huts, which used by local farmers as overnight lodge in harvesting days. Passing the rice terraces and a pretty river you will walk on a quiet road for a while before arriving at Nam Cang village. Your lunch is served at Nam Cang Riverside Lodge, with jungle background and connecting with Nam Cang village by its own suspended bridge.
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. Accompanied by your guide, you will explore around the village and learn how the local villagers make writing rice paper, jewelry and embroidery. You may also want to take a swim in the river.
At 14:50, you will have a transfer to a meeting point where you meet the Topas Mountain Express for a 4 and a half hour transfer back to Hanoi.
 
Approx: Grade: Moderate/ 3-3.5 hours walking

PRICE (US$)

Number of guest(s)

 Price / person (US$)

Single supplement (US$)

1 person

350

N/A

2 persons

 275

N/A

3 persons

 245

N/A

4 persons

 230

N/A

Inclusive:

  • English speaking guide during excursions*
  • 1 night at Topas Ecolodge (twin shared Executive bungalow)
  • Daily breakfast + 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

Exclusive:

  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks and Beverage
  • Meals which are not indicated
  • Other services not indicated as inclusive

 

TOPAS ECOLODGE HIKING PACKAGE 3 DAY 2 NIGHT BY BUS

Reference: PEH3
Activity: Hiking 
Grade: Easy

Day 1: Direct limousine drive to Topas Ecolodge and hike to neighboring Red Dao village (-,-,-)
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.
The walk in the afternoon starts from Topas Ecolodge on a quiet road with a great view of the rice terrace below. You then take a slightly ascent to Lech village. You will now visit a wooden local house, meet the friendly Red Dao hosts and experience their daily way of life. The Red Dao women, as their ancestors, having hair and eyes brows shaved and wearing very colorful customs. They are famous for beautiful handmade embroidery. On the way back to Topas Ecolodge, you will walk on small trails passing rice terraces and cross a suspension bridge, where you can take some great pictures of the nature landscape. Your guide will explain about the interesting cultivating culture of the local farmers.
 
Approx: Grade: Easy/ 2.5 hours walking
 
Day 2: Explore the most remote area of Sapa (B,L,-)
Enjoy a great breakfast and prepare for today´s walk. At 9:00 AM, you will commence the excursion with a transfer deeper into Hoang Lien National Park to the trek starting point near Sin Chai village. You are now “off the beaten track” enjoying beautiful views of high mountains, waterfalls and the deep valleys. The trails will soon lead you to the Red Dao village of Nam Nhiu, here you will meet the villagers, enjoy a cup of green tea in their house, and learn about their daily way of life. Leaving the village behind, you will turn into a small dirt trail and soon be inspired by the marvelous view of the rice valley dotted with bamboo huts, which used by local farmers as overnight lodge in harvesting days. Passing the rice terraces and a river you will walk on a quiet road for a while before arriving at Nam Cang village. Your lunch is served at Nam Cang Riverside Lodge, with jungle behind the lodge and river in front.
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. Accompanied by your guide, you will explore around the village and learn how the local villagers make writing rice paper, jewelry and embroidery. You may also want to take a swim in the river.
At 14:50, you will have a transfer back to Topas Ecolodge. Here you may want to book a traditional Red Dao herbal bath at the lodge’s newly opened spa.
 
Approx: Grade: Moderate/ 3-3.5 hours walking
 
Day 3: Leaving the mountain and back to 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 surrounding areas. 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.
Topas Mountain Express departs from Sapa at 14:00; from Topas Ecolodge at 15:00 and returns you to your hotel in Hanoi.

PRICE (US$)

Number of guest(s)

 Price / person (US$)

Single supplement (US$)

1 person

420

N/A

2 persons

 345

N/A

3 persons

 320

N/A

4 persons

 315

N/A

Inclusive:

  • English speaking guide during excursions*
  • 2 night at Topas Ecolodge (twin shared Executive bungalow)
  • Daily breakfast + 1 lunch (B = breakfast, L = lunch)**
  • Mineral water and snack during walking trips
  • Transfer by Topas Mountain Express Hanoi – Topas Ecolodge – Hanoi
  • All other indicated transportation
  • All entrance fees to the indicated places

Exclusive:

  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks and Beverage
  • Meals which are not indicated
  • Other services not indicated as inclusive

TOPAS ECOLODGE PACKAGE 3 NIGHT 2 DAY BY TRAIN

 

This is a 3 day trip to the north with accommodation at Topas Ecolodge.

The newly developed Topas Ecolodge is located 18 km from Sapa, deep in the Hoang Lien Mountains. The 25 lodges overlook the entire valley with the ethnic minority villages of Ban Ho and Than Phu 400 altitude meters below you.

 

Your journey will start from Hanoi with the soft sleeper night train to Lao Cai. Once in Lao Cai the next morning your driver will take you to the mountain town of Sapa (1550 m) and then straight to Topas Ecolodge. All together a journey of 2 hours.

At Topas Ecolodge breakfast will be ready for you in the restaurant and your private bungalow will be available for you.

 

This package has been carefully designed to give you the best opportunity to enjoy the best possible in the north of Vietnam - to explore the deep valleys, breathtaking mountains and ethnic communities of this unspoiled corner of Vietnam.

 

Day to day program overview:

Day 1: On board the train Hanoi - Lao Cai (-,-,-)

Depart from Hanoi with Ratraco/ TSC night train.

Day 2: Lao Cai - Sapa - Topas Ecolodge (B,-,-)

Arrive at Lao Cai. Transfer to Sapa and on to Topas Ecolodge. Overnight in Topas Ecolodge.

Day 3: Topas Ecolodge - Sapa - Lao Cai - Hanoi (B,-,-)

Transfer from Topas Ecolodge to Sapa. In the late afternoon transfer to Lao Cai for the night train to Hanoi.

 

PRICE (US$) 265/ person (double occupancies)

 

Inclusive:

  • The price is based on twin shared room
  • Supplement cost for single room is 55US$/ room
  • Extra charge for staying in weekend in Topas Ecolodge: 15US$ per person;

 

INCLUSIVE:

  • 01 night in Topas Ecolodge (twin shared room)
  • Transfer by Private car Lao Cai – Sapa – Topas Ecolodge – Sapa – Lao Cai
  • All indicated meals
  • Return soft sleeper in a sharing 4-berth cabin on express train

 

NOTE: For guests who await to check-in hotel, we highly recommend you order the extra package including the buffet breakfast in our restaurant and Essencia Spa coupon @USD20 per person. This will rejuvenate your body after the tiresome return journey from Sa Pa by train in early morning.

It’s possible to extend with one or more nights.

 

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