Our location

The setting of Topas Ecolodge is truly the stuff dreams are made of. Surrounded by a dramatic scenery of mountain peaks and lush valleys filled with rice, corn, and wheat, you’ll find us within the boundaries of Lao Cai province’s Hoang Lien National Park, which encompasses an area of 30 km2 and stretches all the way south from just outside of Sapa town.

There are a number of ways to reach us, depending on your budget and schedule, the most comfortable of which is our join-in shuttle service which completes a daily journey from Hanoi to Topas Ecolodge within 5 hours before returning to Hanoi. 

 

All aboard the Topas Mountain Express!

The Topas Mountain Express features eight comfortable, spacious seats and is equipped with private reading lights, Wi-FI, personal rechargeable USB ports, refillable water, and snacks for your convenience. 

Our experienced and professional drivers will ensure you have a smooth and comfortable journey up (and down!) the mountains, as well as opportunity to stretch your legs and use the restroom approximately halfway between Hanoi and Topas Ecolodge (the 2.5h mark). 

Daily departure: 

From Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem and Tay Ho districts: 

6:30 – 7:00

From Noi Bai Airport: 7:30 – 8:00 

From Topas Ecolodge: 14:30 

Pricing:

 Seats A1, A2, A3, and A4: 700.000 VND/seat

Seats A5, A6, A7, and A8: 550.000 VND/seat 

 

See the TME in action!

The area

Wondering what to pack or need more information on the area? Check out our Vietnam guide by clicking the button below! 

Private transfer to Sapa

Not able to join our daily departure? We provide private transfers from Hanoi to Sapa by car. Just ask us when making your booking! 

Included in the service:

  • Pick-up from any Hanoi location 
  • Refreshments (muffins and fruit)
  • Refillable water 
  • Restroom stop at the 2.5h journey mark
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi 

Sapa shuttle

We provide a number of transfers to and from the Sapa city center each day. The ride takes around 45-minutes and we recommend you to reserve your spot in advance for maximum convenience.  This service is complimentary for all guests of Topas Ecolodge. 

From Sapa to Topas Ecolodge

Departure: 10:00 / 13:15

From Topas Ecolodge to Sapa

Departure: 9:00 / 12:00 / 15:30

Please note:

  • Please reserve in advance as there are limited seats and departures. 
  • The pick-up point in Sapa town is 015 Le Van Tam Street, Sapa town, Lao Cai province.

Driving on your own? Preview the route here!