Topas Ecolodge and Hiking Package 4 Days
Tour code: ST-TEHP4D
Type of tour: Private tour
Duration: 4 Days 3 Nights
Route: Ha Noi - Lao Cai - Sapa - Ha Noi
Overview: Topas Ecolodge is located 18 km from Sapa, deep in the Hoang Lien Mountains. The 25 bungalows overlook the entire valley with the ethnic minority villages of Ban Ho and Thanh Phu, 400 altitude meters beneath.
HANOI - LAO CAI
( 4 Days 3 Nights )
What make this tour so special:
- Night train from Hanoi to Lao Cai.
- Transfer to Sapa. Walk along the Muong Hoa Valley to Topas Ecolodge.
- Half day walking. Back to Lao Cai. Train to Hanoi.
- Tour ends in Hanoi.
- Day 1 : Ha Noi - Lao Cai
- Day 2 : Full day walking - Topas Ecolodge
- Day 3 : Topas Ecolodge - hiking to Lech Dao village - Sapa - Lao Cai
- Day 4 : Ha Noi
Day 01 : Hanoi - night train to Lao Cai
You will take the night train from Hanoi Station to Lao Cai.
Day 02 : Full day walking - Topas Ecolodge (B,L,D)
The train arrives at Lao Cai station at approx. 05h30. Here you will take the Topas Shuttle bus to Sapa, where you have your breakfast at a local restaurant.
At 9h00, you will commence the excursion today with a walk through the town of Sapa and along a dirt trail through vegetable gardens and rice paddy terraces. The spectacular scenery of Muong Hoa valley gradually appears within your eyesight. You will then reach the river running at the bottom of the valley and continue the walk on the bank of the river. You eventually arrive in Y Linh Ho village of Black H'mong minority, where you will take a rest and have lunch at a nice spot.
After lunch, the walk from Y Linh Ho village to Lao Chai village of Black H'mong minority is almost on the hillsides. The view of the valley is more and more extending and stretching to the horizon. You take a stop at Lao Chai village to visit a local house, before following the dirt path linking the village with Ta Van village, the only one in the valley inhabited by Giay minority. From Ta Van, you will have a transfer to Topas Ecolodge. You check in to your bungalow and enjoy the view into the valley and dotted mountain surroundings.
Dinner and overnight at Topas Ecolodge.
Approx: Grade 2 of 5/ 30 minutes driving/ 5 hours walking/ 1 hour lunch.
Day 03 : Topas Ecolodge - hiking to Lech Dao village - Sapa - Lao Cai (B,L,-)
After having breakfast, you will take a half day walk to visit the Lech village of Red Dao minority. You will follow the road for a while before descending towards a river. Going through rice paddy terraces gives you many opportunities to enjoy the magnificent valley view. You cross the river by a bridge made of stone and then follow a trail going up to the village. You will be able to spend some time at the village to experience daily life, and learn how the women in their doorways doing their embroidery. From the village, you head back to the Lodge for lunch.
- At 14h00 you will take the Topas Ecolodge shuttle bus to Sapa.
- At 17h30, you will take the shuttle bus to Lao Cai for the night train back to Hanoi.
Day 04 : Arrival in Hanoi (-,-,-)
The train will arrive in Hanoi around 4h30 am. End of trip.
Tour rates: Rates vary depend on group size, travel time, accommodation level, transportation and other service. Please check with us for the best tour ratesPrice included
- Meals as mentioned the program.
- Transfer pick up: Only pick you up at hotel in Ha Noi Old Quarter
- Land transfer by car/ bus for whole trip;
- Hanoi, Lao Cai A/C soft sleeper train ticket.
- English speaking guide. Other languages are available upon request.
- Admission fees for all sightseeing places.
- Twin or double or triple sharing room
- Rates are not inclusive of:
- Tips for tour guide, driver
- Travel insurance
- Expenditure of a personal nature, tips, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, emergency transfers & etc
- Others which are not mentioned in the inclusion
- The FOC (Free of charge) rate for children under 5 years old is applicable for 1 (one) child sharing a room with 2 (two) adults.
- 50% rate for children from 5 to under 10 years old is applicable for 1 (one) child sharing a room with 2 (two) adults. In case the child occupies the sole room, the rate for adults is applied.
- Child from the age of 10 must solely occupy a room and pay full rate.
Accommodations offers in this trip
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