Half-day tour at Topas Ecolodge​

Explore the far end of Sapa valley on wheels! Enjoy the beautiful landscape and the fact that you are far from the normal tourist routes. The ride is along the quiet road and small paths leading through the villages of Tay and Xa Pho ethnic minority. We offer spectacular views of Muong Bo valley and rice fields, great encounters with the local ethnic people and visits their traditional houses. Lunch is served in a Tay minority house.

Reference: EBC | Topas Ecolodge – Ban Ho – Thanh Phu – My Son – Topas Ecolodge

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What to expect?

You will start from Topas Ecolodge by cycling on a quiet road for a while before enjoying a long descent to Ban Ho village. At the bottom of the valley, you will meet the Tay minorities, the largest ethnic minority group living in Sapa area, famous for their traditional stilt houses and silk wear. You will be warmly welcomed to visit their houses and experience the daily life of farming and fishing in the river. Leaving Ban Ho village your ride becomes a bit more challenging with ascending parts on winding roads. At Thanh Phu village, also inhabited by Tay minority, your lunch is served at a nice local family where you enjoy the valley view while tasting the local foods.

In the afternoon, you have another short ride to visit the My Son village of Xa Pho ethnic minority, who is one of the smallest ethnic groups in Vietnam. The Xa Pho people are very poor and still keeping their original way of life: getting married early, dyeing their teeth in black…

You then cycle back to Topas Ecolodge or combine with Topas Mountain Express to transfer back to Hanoi.


Approx: Grade: Moderate/ Distance 19 km/ 4,5hour biking/ 1hour lunch/ 1hour walking.

Meal: Lunch

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Our Recommendation

This tour is suitable for guests who want to meet the local people and a village without spending much time and who are not capable of long walks.

TRL content 1


  • English speaking guide
  • All needed transport
  • Water and fruit
  • Entrance fees
  • (Lunch on full day walks)


  • Personal pocket money
  • Drinks and Beverage
  • Insurance
  • All other services not indicated above