Discover Sapa

- A Secret Retreats journey -
4 days / 3 nights
from 850 USD /person



This journey has been personally designed by Pham Dac Kham, the author of this journey, who lives in Hanoi: “There is a bug that nothing can cure, the travel bug! I am passionate about my work, I practice it with faith, dignity and humility. Client satisfaction is my daily goal.”

All our itineraries have generally been constructed on the basis of the rooms that have the most charm or best view, and not necessarily the first prices, nor the most expensive suites.
We can of course adjust according to your request.

Highlights of the Journey:

  • Hill tribes
  • Local markets
  • Jungle hikes

Sapa is a small town on the Hoang Lien Son range of mountains in North Vietnam, near the border of Yunnan, China. This is where the Fan Si Pan - the country's highest peak -is located. Back in 1922, the French colonialists made Sapa a hill station to escape the summer hit. The region is home to different ethnic tribal groups: the Hmong, Dao, Tay, Giay and Xa Pho. Every Sunday the Bắc Hà market bursts into life, as hundreds of traders from all tribes descend on the market, with an explosion of colours from their traditional costumes and fabrics. The valley offers magnificent rice terraces carved in the hills and still farmed today as they have been for centuries. The whole area is blessed with awe-inspiring natural beauty. This journey will make you discover remote northern Vietnam within 4 days of excursion and adventure showcasing cultural diversity, jungles, rivers and mountains, while supporting the local community at the same time.


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Your Journey Day by Day

from 850 USD /person for 4 days / 3 nights

based on 2 people traveling together and sharing the same room


Day 1 : Hanoi – Sapa (-/-/-)
Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi between 6.30and 7am by the luxury van of Topas Ecolodge (8 seaters only) for a 5-hour drive to the impressive mountains and valleys of Sapa. Snacks, water, and Wi-Fi provided on board and a break of 20mnhalf way. Arrival around noon for check-in at Topas Ecolodge (for 3nights) just in time to enjoy lunch at leisure in the Stilt House Restaurant. Relax for the rest of the day or you can explore the surroundings if you wish. All meals on your own.
HOTEL: Topas Eco-Lodge (Premium Executive Bungalow)
Day 2 : Sapa (B/-/-)
After breakfast, we start a 3-hour hike to Lech Village, a Red Dzao community based high in the mountains of Thanh Kim commune surrounded by rice terraces and magnificent views. We visit several homes of the Red Zao people, observing them in their everyday work such as plough and harrow the fields, growing or harvesting, weaving and embroidering to make beautiful traditional costumes. Back to Topas Ecolodge and enjoy the free afternoon for relaxation. No arrangement for meals.
HOTEL: Topas Eco-Lodge (Premium Executive Bungalow)
Day 3 : Sapa (B/L/-)
After a leisurely breakfast, departure for a thrilling drive down the mountain to remote Nam Cang Village. After a brief tour learning about embroidery and silversmith up close and personal in different Red Dzao homes, start a 1-hour uphill hike through lush green jungles and glittering rice fields to a mountain hut framed by rushing rivers and rice paddies, the scene of your sumptuous Sapa-inspired BBQ lunch, shared with locals. We walk back, to the car then to the lodge to relax for the rest of the day No arrangement for dinner.
HOTEL: Topas Eco-Lodge (Premium Executive Bungalow)
Day 4 : Sapa – Hanoi (B/-/-)
After breakfast, you can enjoy some free time before your check out and depart around 14.30pm back by van to Hanoi. Drop at your hotel around 19.30pm.

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Your Accommodation on this Asia Travel Itinerary

Discover Sapa

4 days / 3 nights
from 850 USD /person

based on 2 people traveling together and sharing the same room


The total price includes:
Accommodation for 3 nights
All meals as specified in the program
Return transfers Hanoi-Sapa in a luxury van
All transfer by private, spacious, air conditioned car, with provision of water and refreshing towels, and a professional driver for activities
Excursions with English speaking guide as precised in the program
All entry fees for places you visit
All Taxes

The total price does no include:
Domestic/International flights to and from Hanoi
Visa to Vietnam (if applicable)
Extra activities and meals not mentioned in the program
Beverages, personal expenses and other services not clearly mentioned
Tipping guides and drivers, which are of course not mandatory, but always appreciated, are subject to your discretion.
Travel insurance

This Secret Journey was designed in cooperation with Pham Dac Kham and Hanoi Voyages (License N° 01-022/2009/TCDL-GP LHQT)


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