SAPA – Topas Ecolodge adventure from Hanoi 2019 – GOLD TAILOR MADE

Every now and then we stumble upon an experience that takes our breath away and a stay at Topas Ecolodge does just that. Located away from, well everything !

A 3 nights stay at Topas Ecolodge really brings you to the edge of isolation…

In the past it was necessary to take an over night rickety train to the mountain region of Sapa, close to the border of Vietnam with China. Thankfully it is more easily accessible today with an improved road network from Hanoi. We have selected the Topas Ecolodge for your stay in the Sapa region, away from the crowds that flock to the main town of Sapa. To enhance your experience we have selected walks to more remote locations in the region, so you can witness the lives and daily routine of the Red Dao minority people. The walking experiences we have for you on this custom made independent journey are more in keeping with your stay at Topas Ecolodge, we take you away from the regular tourist trail and immerse you into the culture and surrounds that this isolated part of Northern Vietnam offers.

For more details contact Glenn on (02) 43 63 1699 or (02) 4384 1118


Category: GOLD


  • Hanoi to Topas Express road transfer (around 5 hours)
  • 3 nights Topas Ecolodge
  • Breakfast daily at Topas Ecolodge
  • Hiking to the remote area of Sapa (Lunch included)

Overview: The Red Dao minority villages in Thanh Kim commune are among the few ones that have not been impacted so much by tourists in Sapa area. A walk through bare hills, rice terraces and a visit to the villages bring you an ever experience of real lives, breath-taking views and natural beauty in such mountainous area.

Itinerary: You commence your trip by start hiking from Topas Ecolodge. You then take a hike along the footpaths of Silver Stone Mount. During the walk you will witness the stunning views of the valleys and rice paddy terraces. At noon you will arrive at the Lech village, inhabited by the Red Dao minority. You will visit the village and have your lunch in a local house. After lunch, you will continue the walk to a nearby Red Dao village. If it is a school day, a visit to the village’s school is the nice opportunity to meet all the children, who can be from Red Dao or H’mong minority, or are at different ages, but sharing the same class room. From the village, you will follow the hill trails up to the main road, enjoying the surrounding breath-taking view of dotted peaks, endless rice terraces and the beautiful Muong Bo river. You will arrive back to Topas Ecolodge after another 15 minute walk on the main road. Approx: 9.8 km hiking/ 4.5 hours; 1 hour for lunch. 

  • Topas Ecolodge – Mount Silverstone – Topas Ecolodge (Lunch included)

Overview: A great opportunity for you to conquer Silverstone Mountain and by hiking, enjoy the fantastic view of surrounding valley from mountain peak. Encounter with local ethnic of Red Dao and Black H’mong you will learn more about their culture and life in the high mountain.

Itinerary: This trek will take you to the top of the peak behind the Ecolodge. The trek is a relatively steep uphill climb, but it is rather short. You will passing a village of Red Dao ethnic before taking the steep trail through the thick bamboo forest. From the top of Mount Silverstone you will have a breathtaking view over the lodge, Ban Ho and Thanh Kim valley. The descent is gentler, where you pass a small and very nice remote Black H’mong villages, hidden just outside the forest. This trek is best in dry weather. Approx: 10,4 Km hiking/ 6 hours.

  • Transfer by Topas Express from Sapa to Hanoi (Around 5 hours)


02 January 2019 – 23 December 2019 $ 807 per person twin share.

Surcharge of $ 59 per person on 14 April / 30 April / 01 May / 2 September 2019.


All prices in AUD per person, twin share and conditions apply. Subject to availability at the time of booking and currency fluctuations. Amendments to duration and inclusions are permitted. 

This Tailor made travel itinerary has been especially hand created and is a sample of the choices on offer in SAPA. Durations, locations, hotels and touring can be altered to suit your individual requirements and needs. When you speak with us we will tailor and book your travel arrangements to your exact tastes and budget to ensure your individual experience is perfect for you. We aim in providing you your ultimate holiday to amazingly interesting destinations.

As we are in the era of dynamic flight pricing we will book you the best available airfare at the time you make your reservation at Topas Ecolodge. Considering travelling Premium Economy or Business class, as us about our combination airfare available to you for your travel to Vietnam.

Important: A visa is required for travel to Vietnam.

At Destination Journeys we personally book your holiday at Topas Ecolodge for you to ensure you have the best attention during your stay.

For further details and information call 02 43 841 118 or 02 43 63 1699

or complete the information below and we will get back to you to personally handle your reservation to Vietnam.

We hope you enjoy our personal service and over 30 years of travel industry experience to Indochina.

Written by Destination Journeys

Carefully crafted independent travel - custom made, escorted and small group destination journeys.

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