Join Topas Travel on a tour to North Vietnam to discover the incredible mountainous region and its people. The area is ideal for those wishing to venture deeper into the country away from the urban areas and experience trekking in Vietnam.
The former French hill station of Sapa sits high in the mountainous north west on the edge of the majestic Hoang Lien National Park. This is the territory of hill peoples, with ethnic minority groups creating a rich and colourful tapestry of cultures and traditions.
18km away from the town is the Topas Ecolodge, set on its own hilltop with a backdrop of lofty mountain peaks. Postcard perfect rice terraces within the property grounds are still cultivated by the Red Dao farmers whose villages lie close by. A heated saltwater infinity pool with panoramic mountain vistas adds to the allure of this bucket-list mountain retreat.
Sapa hiking tours and mountain bike rides starting here take visitors deep into this remote region away from the tourist groups venturing out from Sapa itself. Discover trekking in Sapa and explore routes on buffalo trails amongst picturesque rice terraces. Sapa tours bring visitors closer to the people of the region, visiting local homes for an insight into the daily life and work of the minorities that have tended the land here for generations.
Further down the valley is Nam Cang, a small hidden village which is home to the unique Topas Riverside Lodge. Run in partnership with a local family, it offers comfortable accommodation in the form of a Sapa trekking homestay on the banks of a river complete with calm pools ideal for a cooling dip after a hike in the warmer months. Discover the crafts of local silversmiths and traditional paper making close by, or opt for Sapa trekking and biking tours for intrepid exploration further afield.