Stunning trek and great combination of homestay & eco-lodge

Sapa trek & Topas Eco Lodge

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Hanoi - Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai - Thanh Kim - Thanh Phu - Topas Ecolodge - Hanoi
4-day tour with 2-day trek and 1-night in Topas Eco Lodge
Trekking grade: Moderate. View grading definition here
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Topas Ecolodge is a gem of famous Sapa. The Ecolodge is situated on a beautiful hilltop deep in the mountains of Hoang Lien National Park - 45 min outside Sapa town. This Sapa trekking tour to the lodge will lead you passing through dense jungle and ethnic minority villages. Homestay in local house enroute absolutely gives you authentic experience of adventure. Topas Ecolodge will mark the best highlight of your trek with its rustic chalet-style, private balcony houses, magnificent view of the towering peaks and endless valleys dotted with local villages.
Tour Highlights
  • Awesome scenery
  • Rice terraces
  • Colorful minority groups
  • Homestays in minority villages
  • Topas Eco-lodge

Sapa trek & Topas Eco Lodge route map

TOUR AT GLANCE

Night 1: Overnight train to Lao Cai
Day 1: Drive to Sapa/Trek to Giang Ta Chai Village
Day 2: Trek to Thanh Phu Village
Day 3: Trek/drive Topas Eco lodge.
Day 4: Drive to Sapa. Night train back to Hanoi
Day 5: Arrive in Hanoi

TOUR PRICE (Per person)
Valid to 31st Dec, 2017

Group of 1 trekker: US$ 586
Group of 2 trekkers: US$ 419
Group of 3-4 trekkers: US$ 386
Group of 5-6 trekkers: US$ 352
Group of 7 trekkers: upon request

TOUR INCLUSIONS

- Round trip AC sleeper cabin on train
- Road transfer  two ways Lao Cai - Sapa
- Road transfer one way in Hanoi
- English speaking guide
- Jeep transfer Thanh Phu Village to Eco lodge
- Shuttle bus from Eco lodge to Sapa
- Meals as indicated
- Twin shared bungalow in Topas Eco Lodge
- First-aid kit
- Home stay permission
- Entrance fee where applied
- Water & Snacks
- Entrance & sightseeing fees
- Service charges and taxes

TOUR EXCLUSIONS

- Travel insurance
- Visa process and stamp
- Tips and gratitude
- Personal expenses
- Others not mentioned

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Night 1:  Night train to Lao Cai

Transfer from your hotel to Hanoi Railway Station for the night train to Lao Cai. Overnight in AC soft sleeper cabin.
Transfer hotel – railway station:  AC vehicle
Accommodation:   Soft sleeper in AC cabin

Day 1: Transfer to Sapa - Trek Lao Chai - Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai Village

Arrive in Station early morning. We drive up hill to the famed town – Sapa under the mist. The stunning vistas of mountains, valleys and unique ethnic costumes will fully awake you up. Arrive Sapa town and enjoy hot, delicious breakfast. Get ready for our trekking from here.
Commence your journey from Sapa by car to Lao Chai village, a Black Hmong village. Keep your feet walking from Lao Chai to Tavan village where the Giay hill tribe lives. Hiking right through a bamboo forest, after your picnic lunch, to Giang Ta Chai, a Red Dao ethnic minority village where we will have authentic homestay experience among hill tribe people. Dinner and overnight in the local house. 
Transfer Lao Cai – Sapa:    45 mins 
Trekking:        5-hr trek/dirt paths/downhill
Accommodation:      Homestay
Meals:         Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Giang Ta Chai - Su Pan - Thanh Kim - Thanh Phu Village

Enjoy breakfast with your warm host before start our trekking day. Hiking through the rice terraces to the village of Su Pan people. We may stop for a hiking rest while ActiveTravel Asia 's guide is briefing unique feature of this ethnic people. Moving to Thanh Kim for a picnic lunch. After lunch time, taking another 2 hours walking downhill along a narrow valley to the Ngoi Bo River, then uphill for one more hour to Muong Bo Village. We already arrive at the center of Thanh Phu – a commune of Tay minority. Having dinner and stay overnight in a wooden Tay stilt house.
Trekking:       7-hr trek/dirt paths/downhill
Accommodation:     Homestay
Meals:        Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Thanh Phu Village - Topas Eco Lodge

Today we are going to hike to reach to the most highlighted part of this tour – Topas Ecolodge. Leaving Thanh Phu village, we will walk on a good condition trails for about 3 km to meet the transfer vehicle.
Short transfer to Topas Eco Lodge. Upon arrival, check in your bungalow. Immediately getting overwhelmed by breathtaking views of mountain peaks, picturesque cloud and pure air while sitting at private balcony. Nothing can be more relax and hideaway. Overnight in Topas Eco lodge. 
Trek:   40 mins – Moderate grade
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Topas Eco Lodge

Day 4: Topas Eco lodge - Sapa - Night train back to Hanoi

Enjoy breakfast and services at Topas. If weather clear, you even can see the Fan Si Pan peak emerging from an ocean of cloud.
Check out and leaving Topas by shuttle bus transfer at 09.30 am to Sapa Town. Leave luggage at Topas office in town then free to explore the town relax in local cafes or shops around market. In the late afternoon we take a bus ride to Lao Cai for night train back to Hanoi
Transfer eco lodge – Sapa:  30 mins
Transfer Sapa – railway station:  1-hr by AC vehicle
Meal:     Breakfast
Accommodation:   Overnight train with AC, soft sleeper cabin

Day 5: Arrive in Hanoi. Trip completes

Arrive in Hanoi around 5 am. Trip completes at the train station.

Note on client safety
We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions, frequency of visits to a village, or for any other factor which may influence client safety.