Topas School Holiday Special

School’s out for the summer – time for some quality family time! Come and discover Sapa on this 4-day, 3-night family adventure through the jungles surrounding Topas Riverside Lodge and the cool mountain views of Topas Ecolodge. Breathe in the fresh air and make memories while playing outside in nature, visiting Red Dzao ethnic minority communities, and splashing around in Vietnam’s only double infinity pools!

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Down by the Riverside | Hanoi – Nam Cang Village – Topas Riverside Lodge

After an early morning breakfast, sit back and relax aboard the Topas Mountain Express (TME), a plush minivan outfitted with snacks, water, and Wi-Fi that covers the 4.5-hour journey from Hanoi to Thanh Phu Bridge. Then, disembark from the TME and board a shuttle bus for the final 30-minute drive to Nam Cang Village. A short stroll through the quiet village ends in an adventurous crossing of a wooden suspension bridge to Topas Riverside Lodge, just in time for lunch.

In the afternoon, visit the attached village of the Dzao, famous for their exquisite embroidery and botanical knowledge. Peer in on silver jewelers and families creating paper from bamboo for spiritual reasons.

Then, head back to the lodge and make friends with the local children as you swim in the natural rock pools just out front of the property before sitting down for a delicious, home-cooked dinner.

Included meals: Lunch, Dinner
Distance and Activities: 5h drive – 1 hour village walk

Day 2: Deep in the Jungle | Topas Riverside Lodge

Discover the most remote corners of Sapa Valley on an upstream hike this morning. See where the villagers plant cardamom along with other herbs and spices that can fetch a good price in the local markets at the foot of Hoang Lien Mountains before meeting the river where it forms a picturesque waterfall under a suspended bridge. Dip your toes in or go for a swim as your BBQ lunch is set up, complete with fresh trout and a variety of vegetables and jungle herbs. 

Return to Topas Riverside Lodge after lunch, with the day at leisure to soak up the wild ambiance with a hot cup of fresh lemongrass and ginger tea or a mug of traditional Vietnamese coffee on the wrap-around outdoor patio. Or, play in the river with local families looking to beat the heat!


Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance and Activities: 8km Hike

Day 3: Up to the Mountains - Topas Riverside Lodge –Topas Ecolodge

Wake up to the sounds of nature and enjoy a final breakfast cooked by the Topas Riverside Lodge staff. Then, say good-bye and head up the mountain on a 45’ transfer to the certified unique lodge by National Geographic, Topas Ecolodge.

Enjoy a day free at leisure with incredible views of mountains and rice terraces. Splash around in the double infinity swimming pools or go for a bike ride to the neighborhood village on your own.

Included meals: Breakfast
Distance and Activities: 45’ transfer

Day 4: A Day in the Clouds | Topas Ecolodge - Hanoi

The day is yours at leisure until a mid-afternoon departure for Hanoi via the TME. Sunbathe and splash in the two infinity pools, sample delicious cuisine at the restaurant, breathe in the fresh mountain air from your bungalow’s patio, or indulge in some locally-inspired treatments at the wonderful spa on site.

Departure is set at 14:30, arriving in Hanoi around 19:30, refreshed and rejuvenated from your time spent in nature.

Included Meals: Breakfast
Distance and Activities: 5h transfer

Package Inclusions

  • Join-in round-trip Limousine between Hanoi and Sapa
    • Hanoi Departure – 6:30/7:00
    • Topas Ecolodge Departure – 14:30
  • Shuttle between Topas Riverside Lodge and Topas Ecolodge
    • Topas Riverside Departure – 10:00
  • 2 nights at Topas Riverside Lodge
    •  Family connecting room or 2 adjacent rooms
  • 1 night at Topas Ecolodge
    •  1 Premium Executive bungalow with an extra bed
  • All meals as indicated in the program
  • All entrance tickets to local villages and Hoang Lien National Park
  • Free refillable water in vans and at resorts
  • English speaking local tour guide on days with activities (join in)
  • Government Value Added Tax

Terms and Conditions

  • This package is for residents of Vietnam only (locals and expats). Please send your local ID or proof of residency when making the booking (work permit, residence card, visa sticker photo)
  • Flash Sale Period: 15th June – 15th August 2020
  • Stay Period: From 15th June 2020 – 30th Sept 2020
    •  Blackout dates
      • 31st July – 2nd August – Topas Riverside Run
      • 17th- 20th September – Vietnam Mountain Marathon
  • Surcharge of USD 86/night for Suite Bungalow upgrade at Topas Ecolodge
  • Surcharge of USD 20 applied for children from 12 years old plus Topas Ecolodge compulsory suite upgrade of USD 86 
  • Family with 2 children aged 12 and up will have adult rate applied
  • If the lodges are closed or travel bans/restrictions apply, booking date can be amended and/or transferred to another person for use with written confirmation from Topas Ecolodge
  • Promotional Rate is non-refundable; however, booking date may be amended one time free of charge 14 days prior to check-in
    • Changing the date a second time will incur a 1,000,000 VND fee/booking