Day 1: Whisked away | Hanoi/Noi Bai Airport – Nam Cang Village – Topas Riverside Lodge
Head for the wild jungles of Sapa aboard a comfortable bus outfitted with snacks and water for the 5-hour journey from Hanoi to Nam Cang Village. A short walk through village streets and across a wooden suspension bridge brings you to Topas Riverside Lodge, just in time to enjoy a fresh, local farm-to-table vegan lunch.
Spend the afternoon at leisure along the riverside with ample time to journal or read a book while enjoying coffees and herbal teas on the open- air river patio. Don’t forget to reserve a time for your complimentary traditional Red Dzao herbal bath, either for today or tomorrow!
At 17:00, head to the second floor of Topas Riverside Lodge and participate in a 1-hour Vinyasa session aimed to stretch out your back, neck, and shoulders before sitting down with your new friends for a healthy delicious dinner.
Distance: 5h transfer | Meals: Lunch, Dinner | Activities: 1h Vinyasa | Overnight: Topas Riverside Lodge
Day 2: Adventure awaits | Topas Riverside Lodge – Nam Pa Valley – Topas Riverside Lodge
Choose to start your day with Wim Hoff method workshop in one of Topas’s natural river pools this morning or with a hot cop of lemongrass tea and a wide breakfast spread. Choosing both is also an option, too! Then, depart the comforts of Topas Riverside Lodge at 10:00 for a gentle hike on the wild side in the jungles of northern Vietnam.
As you arrive to the valley, peek down first from above before making your way down through lush green foliage to a site framed by picturesque views of rice paddies and mountains in the distance. Stop here for a nature meditation and breath technique workshop as your picnic spread is set up. You’ll return to Topas Riverside Lodge by 14:00 for an afternoon at leisure.
Attend the restorative yoga session at 17:30 to end another perfect day in this idyllic location, falling asleep in your cozy bed after another filling dinner.
Distance: N/A | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner| Activities: 20′ Wim Hof Method Workshop – 8km hike – 30′ meditation – 60′ restorative yoga | Overnight: Topas Riverside Lodge
Day 3: Red Dzao discovery | Topas Riverside Lodge – Nam Cang Village – Topas Ecolodge
Let the soothing sounds of the river act as an alarm clock as you rise out of bed for a 7:00 Vinyasa flow practice to greet the day.
After breakfast, visit Nam Cang Village to learn about the Red Dzao community residing here, famous for their exquisite embroidery and botanical knowledge. Peer in on silversmiths and families creating paper from bamboo for spiritual reasons and learn about the use of herbs in local medicinal treatments, such as the herbal bath you have sampled earlier.
After lunch, buckle up for an exciting ride up the mountain to Topas Ecolodge, an icon of sustainable tourism in Southeast Asia, just a 45-minute drive away.
Indulge in an afternoon at leisure, whether you choose to spend time in the heated saltwater infinity pool or to check out the Rice Spa’s specially formulated treatments.
Distance: 45′ transfer | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Activities: 90′ Vinyasa – 2h village visit | Overnight: Topas Ecolodge
Day 4: Up in the clouds | Topas Ecolodge – Thanh Kim Village – Noi Bai/Hanoi
As the morning clouds envelop the hills on which Topas Ecolodge sits, enjoy a coffee or tea from your bungalow’s balcony before heading to the morning yoga practice at the top floor of the infinity pool at 7:00.
Then, wander through nature to the Stilt House Restaurant for a buffet breakfast filled with freshly baked bread, croissants, and pain au chocolats, a vegetarian corner, hot bowls of Vietnamese soups, and a wide array of international cheeses.
Afterwards, the day is yours to do as you like until a 14:00 departure for Noi Bai Airport and Hanoi.
Distance: 5h transfer | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch | Activities: 90′ Vinyasa and breath technique