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Sapa trek & Topas Eco Lodge 4 days 3 nights

Hanoi - Lao Cai - Sapa - Hanoi , 4-day tour with 2-day trek and 1-night in Topas Eco Lodge
Trekking grade: Moderate

topas_eco_2.jpgNight 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: Trek and home stay

Arrive in Lao Cai around 5.30 am. Meet our tour guide in Lao Cai and transferred to Sapa. Breakfast in local restaurant. After breakfast we can pack up for the trek or stroll in Sapa market walk around the town. We will begin our trek at 10 am. We will trek on small trails down hill to Muong Hoa Valley and visit to villages of Black H'mong and Dzay minority groups. Picnic lunch on the way. We will reach Tavan, a village of Dzay minority around 4.30 pm. Dinner and overnight in a local house.

Transfer Lao Cai - Sapa:  1 hr 
Trek:    15 km on dirt paths - Moderate grade
Meals:    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation:  Home stay

Day 2: Trek and home stay

Breakfast at the home stay. We leave Ta Van Village at 8.30 am for Giang Ta Chai, a village of Red Dzao minority. Today we trek through thick bamboo forest and enjoy great view of rice terraces. Around noon we reach Giang Ta Chai, visit to the village and have picnic lunch by Muong Hoa Rive.  In the afternoon we cross the river and head to Ban Ho, a village of Tay minority group. We will have dinner and overnight in a traditional house-on-stilt of the Tay.

Trek:   20 km - Moderate grade
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Home stay

Day 3: Topas Eco Lodge

After breakfast at the home stay we leave Ban Ho and walk 3 km on good trails to our bus. Short transfer to Topas Eco Lodge. Upon arrival in Topas Eco Lodge we check in hotel and relax in the eco lodge. Lunch and dinner in the eco lodge. Overnight in Topas Eco lodge.  

Trek:   40 mins - Moderate grade
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Topas Eco Lodge

topas_eco.jpgDay 4: Back to Hanoi

Breakfast in Topas Eco Lodge.  Relax in the eco lodge and take the shuttle bus at 11.30 am to Sapa Town. Leave luggage at Topas office we then free to explore the town relax in local cafe or shop around in Sapa 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.

Tour Cost

Private Tour

Class/Group size

Price per pax (adult) in US Dollars

2 pax

3-4 pax

5-7 pax

8-10 pax

11-14 pax

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  • 25% surcharges applies for Christmas, New Year and Tet Holidays

Tour Cost includes:

  • Round trip AC sleeper cabin on First class train
  • Transfer  two ways Lao Cai - Sapa
  • Transfer one way in Hanoi
  • Jeep transfer Ban Ho Village to Eco lodge
  • Shuttle bus from Eco lodge to Sapa
  • English or French speaking guide
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Twin shared bungalow in Topas Eco Lodge
  • First-aid kit
  • Home stay permission
  • Water & Snacks
  • Entrance fees & sightseeing fees

Tour Cost excludes:

  • Airport taxes; Visas; travel insurance; personal expenses; emergency transfers.

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.