How to get to Topas Ecolodge
Topas Ecolodge is remote located 17 km south east of Sapa town and in an altitude of approximately 950 m. In comparison Sapa is located at approximately 1,500-1,600 m above sea level.
Road from Hanoi to Topas Ecolodge
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We highly recommend all our visitors to book a package incl. transportation by Topas Mountain Express limousine. Booking a room only and combine with other logistics is quite complicated due to our location and may end up as being more expensive.
If you choose a package deal, you will be picked up in your Hanoi hotel in the morning and arrive Topas Ecolodge at lunch time. The return limousine departures in the afternoon and arrives Hanoi in the evening.
Driving in own car
It is possible to drive from Hanoi to Topas Ecolodge by own car. You will take the new highway from Hanoi to Lao Cai; exit the highway at Xuan Giao intersection, 20 kms from Lao Cai. You then follow a new mountain road for 36 km to Su Pan T-junction, take a right turn for another 3 km and you will reach Topas Ecolodge.
Arriving by train
It is possible to change your package from direct limousine to night train. In that case you will departure Hanoi in the evening and arrive Lao Cai very early in the morning, from here you will join a shuttle bus to Sapa, enjoy breakfast and continue to Topas Ecolodge with yet another shuttle bus at around 8am. In case you prefer to book the logistics to Sapa town yourself, please let us know well in advance so we can prepare our shuttle service.
Arriving by public bus
Please note the varied service and safety of public busses driving from Hanoi to Sapa. Please let us know if you arrive Sapa by public bus in order for us to book the shuttle bus from Sapa to Topas Ecolodge.