5 Day itinerary in Vietnam, Asia

The Ultimate Sapa Experiences

Appeared as a quiet mountain town, Sapa is actually the top tier travel destination of north-west Vietnam, undoubtedly the best place for tourists to discover the hill tribal culture of the ethnic communities along with awe-inspiring natural landscapes such as cascading rice terraces, unique stilt v... Read More

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Visit the attached village of the Dzao, famous for their exquisite embroidery and botanical


Meet the local villagers, visit their house and experience the life as mostly rice farming


Nice track in mountainside with beautiful rice valley below


Trying the traditional herbal bath, famous for its medicinal and therapeutic qualities


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Day 1

place Hanoi - Transfer to Lao Cai

Evening: Pick up at hotel in Ha Noi and transfer to station for train to Lao Cai Overnight on Victoria Train (02 berths on cabin)


  • Special Offer: Victoria Train Sapa
Day 2

place Lao Cai - Sapa - Nam Cang Village - Topas Riverside Lodge

Arrive early in the morning in Lao Cai and have a transfer to Sapa. You will enjoy breakfast in a nice local restaurant. After breakfast, transfer with the guide to Fansipan cable car station and take a cable car to Fansipan peak almost 3000 meters height mountain – known also, the Roof of Indochina. Around 11:00 PM: drive to Nam Cang Village. Check in and have lunch. In the afternoon, visit the attached village of the Dzao, famous for their exquisite embroidery and botanical knowledge. Peer in on silver jewelers and families creating paper from rice for spiritual reasons and visit a shaman. If you’re brave enough, jump into the refreshing waters of the river running next to Topas Riverside Lodge or sample a traditional herbal bath in the bath house, made by a local Dzao specialist, famous for its medicinal and therapeutic qualities (additional expense for herbal bath). Dinner is served in the communal style associated with Vietnamese families, all at once and among friends on the open-air riverside patio.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


  • Special Offer: Topas Riverside Lodge
Day 3

place Sapa - Explore Nam Cang Valley on Trail

You will wake up in the sound of nature. The day starts with a nice breakfast served just few meters from the river. Today’s hiking will commence from Nam Cang village on quiet road for short walk before turn into the beautiful rice valley. The small trail leads you through rice terrace and stream where you can take some great picture of the beautiful landscape. At the harvest or growing season, you will meet local working hard on their field, buffalos then be used for plowing the field. The trail is soon getting steeper until Nam Nhiu village, inhabited by Red Dao ethnic. You will meet the local villagers and a chance to visit their house, experience the life as mostly rice farming. The Red Dao women are very skill at making beautiful embroidery and keep their culture of shaving hair and eyebrow. Your picnic lunch will be served at Nam Nhiu before continue on a nice track in mountainside with beautiful rice valley below. The trail leads you to Sin Chai where you will take a short walk on the road before turn to trail along the valley. You will finally finish at Thanh Phu for car pick up then transfer to Topas Ecolodge - the National Geographic certified Unique Lodge perched atop a mountain. Check-in to your bungalow with a refreshing glass of lemongrass and ginger tea, taking in the out-of-this-world views.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


  • Special Offer: Topas Ecolodge
Day 4

place Sapa - A Relaxing Ride to The Neighbor Village

You will start the cycling trip by following the main road for three kilometres to Lech village of the Red Dao minority, observing the magnificent valley view on the way. Here you will leave your bikes and take a short walk to visit a traditional Red Dao family. Here you will get close to the culture of the minority villagers who are living peacefully in the same way as their ancestors. Back at the parking place, you will take a further ride to the Ban Moi village where you will take a longer break to learn about the women and their embroidery, which the Red Dao people are very famous for. From the village, you head back to the Lodge.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast


  • Special Offer: Topas Ecolodge
Day 5

place Sapa - Ha Noi

The day is yours at leisure until a mid-afternoon departure for Hanoi via the Topas Mountain Express. Sunbathe and splash in the two infinity pools, sample delicious cuisine at the restaurant, breathe in the fresh mountain air from your bungalow’s patio, or indulge in some locally-inspired treatments at the wonderful spa on site. Depart the Ecolodge at 14:30, refreshed and rejuvenated from your time spent in nature. Drop off at your hotel in Ha Noi.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast

What’s Included

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  • Victoria Train Sapa
  • Topas Riverside Lodge
  • Topas Ecolodge

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  • Breakfast (4)
  • Lunch (2)
  • Dinner (1)

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  • Train tickets on Victoria train Ha Noi- Lao Cai (02 berths on Cabin)
  • Seats in coach transfers and tours by van/minibus/bus with local English speaking guide
  • Join-in Mountain Express Limousine Topas Ecolodge – Ha Noi
  • Entrance fees, boat fee (if any)

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  • All entrance tickets to local villages and Hoang Lien National Park, cable car to Fanxipan.

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  • Service charges, tax and handling fee
  • Mineral water and towels during this tour

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  • International air tickets to/from Vietnam
  • Domestic flights in Vietnam (if any)
  • Accommodation at hotel in Ha Noi
  • Early check in or late check out at hotel
  • Other food and beverage in addition to the above
  • Personal insurance
  • Visa letter and visa stamping fee in Vietnam
  • Expenditure of a personal nature such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, tipping…
  • Compulsory dinners on peak days , be subject to change without prior notice
  • Supplement during Public Holidays in Vietnam (Will be advised upon request)
  • Other language speaking guide (Spanish Speaking guide is available with surcharge upon request)
  • Others are not mentioned or included in the program



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