Duration:3 Days 2 Nights
Tour route:Hanoi - Sapa - Topas Ecolodge - Lech Village - Topas Ecolodge - Hanoi
Do you want to visit the highest mountains in Vietnam covered by rice fields and homeland of thousands of ethnic minority people? Then stay remote and enjoy the amazing views.
Your journey from Hanoi to Sapa is by our Topas Mountain Express an 8 seats luxurious limousine with modern interior design, spacious and soft chairs. It offers you a comfortable 5 hours journey.
Topas Ecolodge is located 18 km from Sapa, deep in the Hoang Lien Mountains. Our 25 bungalows overlook the entire valley with the ethnic minority villages of Ban Ho and Thanh Phu, 400 altitude meters below.
This package has been designed to give you a great relaxing stay at Topas Ecolodge as well as the opportunity to experience the best highlights of northern Vietnam; the ethnic communities with their unique cultures, the deep valleys covered by terraced rice fields, accommodation in the middle of the breathtaking mountains.
Day 1 : From Red River Delta to the mountain retreat of Topas Ecolodge (-,-,-)
From 6:30 – 7:00 AM, our Topas Mountain Express will pick you up at your Hanoi hotel before departing Hanoi for a 5 hours transfer to Topas Ecolodge. Most of the drive is on the highway; the last one hour is on a new mountain road running upstream the Muong Bo River passing by beautiful areas, home to many minority villages.
Well arrived, the rest of the day is at your leisure. You can book a special traditional Red Dao herbal bath or massage at the lodge’s newly opened spa or go for an excursion to the surrounding villages.
You will spend the night in your own private bungalow with a view of the valley and dotted mountain surroundings.
Day 2: Topas Ecolodge – Hiking to Lech Dzao Village (6km trekking, 2- 3 hour trekking) (B,L,-)
We will start the day enjoy your breakfast. At 9:30 you will start your half day hike to visit the Lech village of Red Dao minority. We will follow the road for a while before descending towards a river. Going through rice paddy terraces gives you many opportunities to enjoy the magnificent valley view. We cross the river by a bridge made of stone and then follow a trail going up to the village. You will be able to spend some time at the village to experience daily life. And learn how to the women in their doorways doing their embroidery. From the village, you head back to the lodge for lunch.
The rest of the day is at your leisure.
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.
This package includes
English speaking guide during shared excursions*
2 nights at Topas Ecolodge (twin shared Executive bungalow)
2 breakfasts + 1 lunch (B = breakfast, L = lunch)**
Transfer by Topas Mountain Express Hanoi – Sapa – Topas Ecolodge – Sapa – Hanoi
All other indicated transportation
All entrance fees to the indicated places
Note : Other meals at Topas Ecolodge are recommended to be booked in advance.
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