Topas Ecolodge: The Experience

Located in Sa Pa, Vietnam

The lodge’s spectacular infinity pool is the centerpiece of the property.

Take a soak in the pool’s heated waters—and soak in incredible views.

Begin your day with a stretch in the crisp mountain air.

Borrow a bike and helmet from the lodge and explore the mountain trails that wind across the surrounding peaks.

Set out with a guide to explore Sa Pa’s dramatic landscapes and nearby hill tribe villages on foot.

Each guest bungalow offers a private patio overlooking dramatic emerald valleys.

A network of trails runs through the valley and rice fields below the lodge.

Enjoy breakfast with a view on the lodge’s dining patio.

Take a stroll through the rice paddies at sunset.

After days spent trekking and biking in the surrounding mountains, rejuvenate weary muscles in the lodge’s pool.

Heated waters allow for swimming at all hours of the day.

On a guided hike through Hoang Lien National Park, meet members from some of the region’s most remote Red Dao communities.

The lodge restaurant serves up traditional Vietnamese food with a European twist.

At the lodge’s on-site spa, try a traditional Red Dao herbal bath, a special treatment inspired by the local healing practices.

A mountaintop perch isn’t hard to find at Topas.

Guests can book barbecue dinners in the property’s hilltop pavilion for an additional cost.

Visiting with Sa Pa’s hill tribes is the cornerstone of the experience at Topas; and because the lodge has spent more than a decade developing relationships with several of the area ethnic groups, guests have the opportunity to witness the differences in languages, customs, and traditions across these tribes. Depending on the excursions you choose—including hikes, bike rides, and market visits—you can meet with nearly a dozen different groups, including the Red Dao, Black Dao, Black H’mongh, Flower H’mong, Tay, Giay, Xa Pho, and Nung.

Things To Do

Activity inclusions vary by rate type and package. Please inquire with the lodge when requesting your reservation.

  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Hill Tribe Village Visits
  • Sa Pa Town Visits
  • Bac Ha Market Visits
  • Mount Fansipan Cable Car Rides

Food and Drink

The restaurant at the lodge serves three à la carte meals daily. Breakfast primarily features international fare, while lunch and dinner is traditional Vietnamese food with a European twist. Guests can also book barbecue dinners in the property’s hilltop pavilion or take Vietnamese cooking classes, both for an additional cost.

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