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Topas Ecolodge

A rustic, sustainable spa resort with dramatic mountain-top location amid Sapa's stunning scenery.


Surrounded by rice terraces, rolling hills, green forests and villages, Topas Ecolodge Sapa is a Danish-owned boutique property situated atop two conical hills deep in the mountains of Hoang Lien National Park, 45 minutes’ drive from Sapa in northern Vietnam.

Chalet-style Chic

Accommodation comprises 41 chalet-style stone bungalows in four different categories: Premium Executive Bungalows, Suite Bungalows, Deluxe Suite Bungalows, and the new and exclusive Pool Villas. Each bungalow and villa is constructed in local white granite, with its own private balcony offering glorious views of the rice terraces, the lower Sapa Valley and the Tonkinese Alps beyond.

The rooms are furnished in a cool minimal style in an unmistakably Scandinavian aesthetic, all with ensuite tiled bathrooms. Solar panels heat the water and provide electricity for the lights. Heating is provided during the winter months. There is no television or Wi-Fi in the rooms so be prepared to unplug and reconnect with nature. All bungalows can be configured with either one queen size or two twin beds.

Dining With A Danish Touch

All meals are served in a central two-storey building. Downstairs is a relaxing bar with cushioned furniture, while dining takes place on the upper floor. Topas Ecolodge is flanked by its own farm, which supplies the kitchen with fresh vegetables.

The Danish owners have developed a sustainable food supply system created from premium international ingredients such as imported meats and cheese as well as high-quality local ingredients. The Danish head chef works closely with a local team to create hearty Asian meals, served on a set-menu basis, which changes daily depending on seasonal produce.

Sublime Spa & Infinity Pools

Topas Ecolodge has two infinity pools, both with jaw dropping views of the peaks and valleys. The upper pool has a shallow section suitable for children and is heated with an eco-friendly system using 85% less energy than standard heating technology. The lower pool and jacuzzi is for adults only.

The Rice Spa offers traditional Red Dzao herbal baths and an array of wellness treatments, including massages and facials, created from the combination of ancient knowledge, local materials, and modern techniques. Mountain bikes are available free of charge, and the lodge offers a great range of excursions around the area.

A Base For Exploration

The epic natural scenery and mountain trails surrounding Topas Ecolodge Sapa, make it an ideal base for exploring the awe-inspiring nature of northern Vietnam as well as the diverse minority villages of the area via active pursuits such as hiking and biking as well as cultural immersion through ethnic village visits, market stops, and textile workshops. A free shuttle bus operates daily to and from Sapa Town, 11 miles away.

Ideal for active families, couples and honeymooners, a stay at Topas Ecolodge is the perfect way to experience the authentic charm of Northern Vietnam, its landscape, fresh air and ethnic minorities. Furthermore, you will enjoy all the comforts of a pleasant stay in an environment that is making a commitment to preservation and sustainable development of the nature and people of Sapa Valley.

Itineraries & Prices

All itineraries are subject to change due to seasonal weather conditions (and resultant variations in river and tributary water levels) affecting accessibility to locations. Thus navigation routes, times and excursions may need to be modified at the cruise captain’s or your guide's discretion.

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3 Day - Hiking Package

itinerary map

Topas Ecolodge to Red Dao village

AM: From 6:30 - 7:00 AM, you will commence from your Hanoi hotel with Topas Mountain Express for 5 hours transfer to Topas Ecolodge. After checking in your bungalow, you will enjoy the beautiful and peaceful view of the surrounding mountains and valleys from your private balcony.

PM: The walk in the afternoon starts from Topas Ecolodge on a quiet road with a great view of the rice terrace below. You then take a slight ascent to Lech village. You will now visit a wooden local house, meet the friendly Red Dao hosts, and experience their daily way of life. The Red Dao women, like their ancestors, have hair and eyes brows shaved and wear very colorful customs. They are famous for beautiful handmade embroidery. On the way back to Topas Ecolodge, you will walk on small trails passing rice terraces and cross a suspension bridge, where you can take some great pictures of the natural landscape. Your guide will explain the interesting cultivating culture of the local farmers.

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Explore the most remote area of Sapa

AM: Enjoy a great breakfast and prepare for today ́s walk. At 8:30 AM, you will commence the excursion with a transfer deeper into Hoang Lien National Park to the trek starting point near Sin Chai village. You are now “off the beaten track” enjoying beautiful views of high mountains, waterfalls, and deep valleys. The trails will soon lead you to the Red Dao village of Nam Nhiu, here you will meet the villagers, visit their houses, and learn about their daily way of life. Leaving the village behind, you will turn into a small dirt trail and soon be inspired by the marvelous view of the rice valley dotted with bamboo huts, which are used by local farmers as overnight lodges on harvesting days. Passing the rice terraces and a river you will walk on a quiet road for a while before arriving at Nam Cang village.

PM: Your lunch is served at Topas Riverside Lodge, with jungle behind the lodge and river in front. Nam Cang village is located in the most remote area of Sapa. The Red Dao women wear some of the most colorful and diverse costumes of all of Vietnam’s ethnic groups. Herbal baths, local medicine, and embroidery are some of the things that the Red Dao are very skilled at. Accompanied by your guide, you will explore the village and learn how the local villagers to make writing paper, jewelry, and embroidery. You may also want to take a swim in the river later.

At 14:15, you will have a transfer back to Topas Ecolodge. Here you may want to book a traditional Red Dao herbal bath at the lodge’s spa.

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Leaving the mountain and back to Hanoi

AM: The morning is at your leisure at Topas Ecolodge. You can either relax or borrow free of charge high-quality mountain bikes from the lodge for an exploration of the surrounding areas. You can also take a scheduled shuttle bus to Sapa to visit the town or book a half-day tour to explore the highest peak of Indochina, Mt. Fansipan (3.143m) by cable car.

PM: Topas Mountain Express departs from Sapa at 13:15; from Topas Ecolodge at 14:30 and returns you to your hotel in Hanoi.

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Social Areas

Terrace View
Terrace View
Terrace Breakfast
Table on the terrace
Mountains seen from a terrace
Tables with the mountains view
Fireplace in the rustic style lounge
Sitting area by the window with mountain' view
Breakfast buffet

Suites & Cabins

Topas Ecolodge's Premium Executive Bungalow Topas Ecolodge's Premium Executive Bungalow Topas Ecolodge's Premium Executive Bungalow
29 Cabins

Premium Executive Bungalow

28 m² / 301 ft²
Queen / Twin

The one that started it all! Each Premium Executive Bungalow exudes a rustic coziness from the sturdy stone walls, plush bed in neutral tones, wooden furniture, and large private balcony overlooking the mountains and valleys outside.

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4 Cabins

Suite Bungalow

56 m² / 603 ft²
Queen / Twin

Spacious yet cozy, our Suites are built in a two-storey chalet style with a large living area as well as a separated bedroom. Perfect for couples looking for a romantic getaway or families who want to stay together in one space.

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6 Cabins

Deluxe Suite Bungalow

60 m² / 646 ft²
Queen / Twin

Our latest addition to the ecolodge family – the Deluxe Suite – has all the latest in modern sustainable technologies. With heated floors and very close to the Rice Spa, you can relax in total comfort and style while ensuring the environment is protected.

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8 Cabins

Pool Villa

2 - 4
87 m² / 936 ft²
King bed

These true eco-“luxury” retreats have astonishing views of the surrounding mountains and valleys from their large balcony and swimming pool, while inside you'll find tasteful Scandinavian accents and all the latest in modern sustainable technologies, including heated floors.

Located near a quiet countryside road on the way to Lech Village, the Pool Villas are separated from the rest of the resort to provide the utmost in privacy and exclusivity, ideal for couples, honeymooners, or special occasions.

Pool Villas are suitable for two adults or two adults and two children under 12 years old.

Technical Information

Property Layout

View from above to a lodge and a pool in the mountains


  • Air conditioning
  • Pool / Jacuzzi
  • Massage room
  • WIFI available
  • Spa
  • Onsite tour desk
  • Mosquito netting
  • Hot showers


  • Yoga mats
  • Insect repellent
** Use of certain equipment at additional cost, ask for details
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