Welcome to Topas Ecolodge -
a Certified Unique Lodge of the World by
National Geographic

Topas Ecolodge is a boutique ecolodge situated atop a beautiful hillside deep in the mountains of Hoang Lien National Park, just 45 minutes outside Sapa in northern Vietnam. 

Nominated as one of the best places to stay if you care about the Earth, Topas Ecolodge provides the perfect setting to indulge in guilt-free modern convenience all while protecting the surrounding environment and local cultures. 


Our 33 rustic mountain bungalows are designed out of local white granite in a minimalistic chalet-style, providing you with all comforts while letting the main attraction, the magnificent and raw natural beauty of Vietnam, take center stage. 

Whether you’re enjoying the view from your private balcony or using us as the perfect base to explore the surrounding areas by foot or bike, Topas Ecolodge is the only place to go in Sapa for those who want the utmost in exclusivity as well as the finest mountains views in all of Vietnam. 

About Topas Ecolodge

Topas Ecolodge is based on sustainable hotel practices ensuring minimal impact on the surrounding environment through a variety of methods.

Topas School Holiday Special

Take your family on the trip of a lifetime to Sapa on this upscale 4D/3N adventure far away from
the crowds and heat of the city!

Topas Summer Special

Ready for summer? Read more about our Topas Summer Special, available to those who live and work in Vietnam, starting from 1,995,000 VND/person!

*Weekend Surcharges Apply*

Sapa Summer Break

Explore the unknown parts of Sapa with a jungle-stay at Topas Riverside Lodge followed by a lavish mountain retreat at Topas Ecolodge, starting from
3,749,000 VND/person!

*Weekend Surcharges Apply*

Topas Riverside Lodge

Experience the warm hospitality of the Red Dzao at our sister lodge deep in the jungles of Hoang Lien National Park and a quick 45-minute drive away from
Topas Ecolodge...

Red Dzao Minority

Meet the ethnic minority communities that inhabit the region and learn about their unique culture and lifestyle.

Unplug and Unwind

Topas Ecolodge is not to everyone’s taste and it’s important to us that guests understand the ways in which we differ from standard hotels before making your booking.

We are situated 18 km outside Sapa and the journey by road takes approximately 45 minutes. We call it an “adventurous ride” mainly because the road conditions are fairly poor in some places –you’ll be passing through local ethnic minority communities and probably encounter a few buffalos, cows, goats and/or horses along the way!

We call ourselves a ‘lodge’ because we lack some of the basic features and services of a standard hotel. Our bungalows are not equipped with TVs or internet connection, enabling guests to completely escape their everyday lives and “unplug”, immersing themselves in nature. Of course, for tranquil relaxation, we offer two infinity pools complete with breathtaking views of the mountains and valleys as well as a spa specializing in traditional Red Dao herbal baths and other blended treatments.

Since we are committed to community development, our employees are friendly young people from the local minority tribes with varying degrees of English proficiency. We ask guests to be patient and to be assured that there is always someone on site able to help with any language barriers which might occur.

Due to our mountain location, sometimes the weather is clear and sometimes it’s cloudy; after a heavy rainfall, it can even be muddy!  At times we experience power cuts and during the rice planting season, we have some struggles with our water supply.

However, we more than make up for these “short-comings” with an incomparable location full of spectacular views and plenty of opportunities to trek and mountain bike. We invite people with an open mind and adventurous spirit to come and meet “our” Vietnam – we promise it will be an unforgettable experience. 

Explorer Packages

Guests are spoiled for choice when it comes to exploring the diverse beauty of Sapa. Check out our Explorer Packages to find which itinerary is right for you! 

Organic Supply Chain

We care about both the environment and local community!

Ready to Travel?

We’ve been crafting adventures in Vietnam since 1993, which is why we know they come in all shapes and sizes. A personal experiment with street food is an adventure – as is crawling through caves with the kids.

We believe that when it comes to travel, there is no such thing as “one size fits all.” Instead, the key to a remarkable Vietnam holiday is working out the right fit for you – and that’s where Topas Travel comes in.



Each September, Topas Ecolodge hosts Vietnam Mountain Marathon – part of the Vietnam Trail Series – organized by Topas Explorer Group.