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Topas Ecolodge and Market Package 3D/4N

Duration: 3day/4night

Price from: $250

Category: Topas Ecolodge Sapa tours

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Overview:The markets in the Northern Vietnam are always the colorful meeting places for the hill tribes of Vietnam. Minority people come down from the mountains to sell their products, or just for catching up on the latest news or gossip. The package is a combination of a stay at Topas Ecolodge, where you can explore the pure nature, peace and unique views over the mountains, with an unforgettable experience of encountering the various tribes in their colorful traditional dress, enjoying the fresh smell of exotic herbs and spices, sharing the abundant rice wine and purchasing some local souvenir products in their food stalls. .


Day 1: Hanoi - night train to Lao Cai


You will take the night train from Hanoi station towards Lao Cai.

Day 2: Full day visit to a Market - Topas Ecolodge (B,L,D)


The train arrives at Lao Cai Station approx at 5h30 where our guide and driver are waiting. You will enjoy your breakfast in a local restaurant in Lao Cai. 
You will then go from Lao Cai to one of the markets, depending on which day today is. There are the markets of Coc Ly (or Ban Cam on Tuesdays), Lung Khau Nhin (Thursdays), Can Cau (Saturdays) and Bac Ha (or Muong Khuong or Muong Hum on Sundays), all located in the surrounding mountainous area, 70 – 90 km from Lao Cai. All of the markets are colorful with many different hill tribes living around the market, gathers in a morning of the week. They come to the market not only for purchasing their local products, but also for their special social event.
In the mid afternoon you will transfer to Topas Ecolodge. You check in to your bungalow and enjoy the view into the valley and dotted mountain surroundings. Your dinner is served at the Lodge’s restaurant.

Day 3: Topas Ecolodge (B,-,D)

Today is at your leisure. If you would like to buy a half or full day excursion to the beneath valley, where the friendly ethnic minority people lives, the Lodge staff can assist you with tours and information. 
Dinner and overnight at Topas Ecolodge.

Day 4: Topas Ecolodge - Sapa - Lao Cai (B,-,-)


The morning is at your leisure at the Topas Ecolodge. 
At 9h00 you will take the Topas Ecolodge Shuttle bus to Sapa. The day is at your leisure to visit the town. At 17h30, you will take the shuttle bus to Lao Cai for the night train back to Hanoi.

Day 5: Arrival in Hanoi (-,-,-)

The train will arrive in Hanoi around 4h30 am. End of trip.

Note: It is possible to change the market day to day 4 if there is no market on day 2. In that case you will take the Topas Ecolodge shuttle bus directly from Lao Cai Station to Topas Ecolodge, and have the whole day 2 relaxing at the Lodge.


·         English/ French Speaking Guide during excursions.

·         2 nights at Topas Ecolodge in a twin bungalow, shared accommodation.

·         Return Livitrans train ticket Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi (soft sleeper in 4-berth AC cabin).

·         All land transfer as indicated.

·         All indicated meals (B as breakfast; L as lunch; D as dinner).

·         All entrance fees to the indicated places.


·         Insurance.

·         Pre and post trip accommodation.

·         Private expenses.

·         Drink and Beverage.

·         All other services not mentioned as inclusive.

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