Mountain views are one of main events in Sa Pa, and each of the 33 bungalows at Topas gets its own slice of this scenic paradise. There’s not a bad perch to be found atop the lodge’s peak, and private patios constantly coax guests out of their bungalows to take in views of emerald mountains ringed with rice terraces. Bungalows are constructed from white granite sourced from the Hoang Lien Mountains, and décor is simple and tasteful. Each room has air-conditioning, a minibar, safe, coffee- and tea-making appliances, a mosquito net, writing desk, hair dryer, and natural toiletries.
Guests may choose from among several packages, all of which include transfers from Hanoi or Sa Pa town, entrance fees to Hoang Lien National Park, and some meals. Select packages also include shared guided experiences. Packages can be upgraded to include private excursions.
For those who prefer to curate their own itineraries, this package includes just the basics likes transfers and breakfasts, and allows travelers to pick and choose excursions from the list of available lodge activities. Note that additional costs may apply to some activities. Rates start at $186 per person, per day based on double occupancy.
Set out with an experienced guide to discover the hill tribe villages and paddies of Sa Pa on foot. Walk to the Red Dao villages for a glimpse into daily life, hike into the nature reserves of Hoang Lien National Park, and trek amid rice terraces en route to some of the most remote parts of Sa Pa. Rates start at $271 per person based on double occupancy.
Join a local guide for mountain biking excursions to remote hill tribe villages, and spend time getting to know community members while farming, fishing, and sampling local culinary specialties. Traveling by bike allows you to cover greater distances and interact with more ethnic groups, including Red Dao, Tay, Xa Pho, and Black H’mong communities. Rates start at $293 per person based on double occupancy.
Experience hiking and mountain biking excursions with this three-day package. Bike to a traditional Red Dao village; explore the forests of Hoang Lien National Park on foot; and transfer to Sa Pa town for a mountain biking trip in the neighboring Muong Hoa valley, where you’ll visit a Black H’mong village. Rates start at $417 per person based on double occupancy.
Tour the region by vehicle to see some of the area’s most intriguing attractions. Venture to Mount Fansipan and ride to the summit aboard a cable car; stroll the Bac Ha market, where members of the Flower H’mong, Phu La, Black Dao, Tay, and Nung ethnic groups sell their wares; and enjoy village visits. Rates start at $357 based on double occupancy.
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