SP5 - Topas Ecolodge Sapa package

TOPAS ECOLODGE HIKING PACKAGE 2DAY 1NIGHT BY BUS

Reference: APT2
Activity: Hiking 
Grade: Easy

Day 1: Comfortable drive to Sapa and hike to Topas Ecolodge (-,-,-)

From 6:30 - 7:00 AM, you will commence from your hotel with Topas Mountain Express for a 5 hours transfer to the mountain town of Sapa. 

After having lunch in Sapa town at your own expense, you will have a transfer to the trekking point near Hau Thao village. Trekking is the best activity to enjoy the beautiful nature and get in touch with the unique culture of Sapa. The 2.5 hour trek today is on the trails running through a pure and beautiful mountainous area, home to Black H’mong minority. Some parts of the trek are a little bit challenging with steep ascents, but as compensation, you will enjoy the breathtaking views of towering mountains and paddling rice terraces valleys. You will visit the two villages of Hang Da and Hau Chu Ngai and be charmed by the unmixed culture of the Black H’mong minority, who has special skills in making agricultural tools, wooden furniture, musical instruments and jewelry. They are also famous for their hemp production and indigo dying.

You then have another short transfer to the remote hilltop located 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.

 

Day 2: Hiking to Lech Dao village. Leaving the mountain and back to Hanoi (B,-,-)

Start the day with breakfast at the lodge. At 9h00 you begin your half day hike to the Red Dao ethnic minority village of Lech. You follow the road for a while before descending towards a river. Walking through rice paddy terraces gives you many opportunities to enjoy the magnificent valley view. Cross the river by a stone bridge and then follow a trail up to the village where you may experience daily life and learn how the women in their doorways do their traditional embroidery. From here, head back to the lodge where you may rest for the remainder of the day.

At 14:00, Topas Mountain Express departs from Topas Ecolodge, pick you up if you are in Sapa town, and return you to your hotel in Hanoi.

 

PRICE (US$)

Number of guest(s)

 Price / person (US$)

Single supplement (US$)

1 person

270

N/A

2 persons

 215

N/A

3 persons

 205

N/A

4 persons

 195

N/A

 

 

Inclusive:

  • English speaking guide during excursions
  • Return transfer Hanoi – Sapa – Hanoi by Topas Mountain Express (shared)
  • Other indicated transportation
  • Accommodation for 1 night at Topas Ecolodge (twin shared Deluxe bungalow)
  • Indicated meals (B as breakfast)
  • Mineral water and snack during hiking time
  • 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: APT3
Activity: Hiking 
Grade: Easy

Day 1: Comfortable drive to Sapa and hike to Topas Ecolodge (-,-,-)

From 6:30 - 7:00 AM, you will commence from your hotel with Topas Mountain Express for a 5 hours transfer to the mountain town of Sapa. 

After having lunch in Sapa town at your own expense, you will have a transfer to the trekking point near Hau Thao village. Trekking is the best activity to enjoy the beautiful nature and get in touch with the unique culture of Sapa. The 2.5 hour trek today is on the trails running through a pure and beautiful mountainous area, home to Black H’mong minority. Some parts of the trek are a little bit challenging with steep ascents, but as compensation, you will enjoy the breathtaking views of towering mountains and paddling rice terraces valleys. You will visit the two villages of Hang Da and Hau Chu Ngai and be charmed by the unmixed culture of the Black H’mong minority, who has special skills in making agricultural tools, wooden furniture, musical instruments and jewelry. They are also famous for their hemp production and indigo dying.

You then have another short transfer to the remote hilltop located 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.

 

Day 2: Explore the most remote land of Sapa (B,L,-)

You will commence from Topas Ecolodge by a transfer into the most remote part of Hoang Lien National Park, where inhabited by the majority of Red Dao minority, to the trek starting point near the Nam Nhiu village. You will soon realize that you are now “off the beaten track”, as the local people are looking interested and happy. When you start the trek along the trails you will have a beautiful view towards Hoang Lien mountain range and some of the biggest rice fields in Sapa area. After a quite hard ascending, you will arrive at one of few Blue Hmong villages in the area. The walk is now mostly downhill and soon you will reach the small and remote Red Dao minority village of Nam Cang. Your lunch is served at Nam Cang Riverside Lodge, situated few meters from the river with own suspended bridge and with the jungle close by.

In the afternoon you will explore the quiet village or a swim in the river. The Red Dao women wear some of the most colorful and diverse costumes of all Vietnam’s ethnic groups. You will explore around the village and learn how the local villagers make writing paper, jewelry and embroidery.

On the way back to Topas Ecolodge, you will take a short walk to visit My Son village. The village is inhabited by the Xa Pho minority, one of the smallest minorities in Vietnam. The Xa Pho is semi-nomadic; they do grow dry rice, but most of the time they live on what nature has to offer. They have a very low living standard compared with other minorities in the same valley.

 

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 mountain bikes from the lodge for an exploration to the neighboring villages. You can also take a scheduled shuttle bus to Sapa to visit the town.

At 14:00, Topas Mountain Express departs from Topas Ecolodge, pick you up if you are in Sapa town, and return you to your hotel in Hanoi.

 

PRICE (US$)

Number of guest(s)

 Price / person (US$)

Single supplement (US$)

1 person

400

N/A

2 persons

 315

N/A

3 persons

 290

N/A

4 persons

 275

N/A

 

Inclusive:

  • English speaking guide during excursions
  • Return transfer Hanoi – Sapa – Hanoi by Topas Mountain Express (shared)
  • Other indicated transportation
  • Accommodation for 2 nights at Topas Ecolodge (twin shared Deluxe bungalow)
  • Indicated meals (B as breakfast, L as lunch)
  • Mineral water and snack during hiking time
  • 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 DAY 2 NIGHT 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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