SaPa, A must see in northern Vietnam

 

Renowned for its dramatic vistas spanning towering rice paddy fields, lush green layers and spectacular mountain views. Often victim to heavy mist and low clouds which only add to the dramatics, giving you a feeling of weightlessness high above the clouds. Notorious for hill trekking and mountain climbs this region is alive with walkers and tourists. Sa Pa is also home to many ethnic minority groups and indigenous people that call these deep valleys home.

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Topas Ecolodge gives you an experience like no other. Perched high above the valleys, 18km outside of Sa Pa town are 33 wooden bungalows each with their own balcony and individual views of the stunning surroundings. For those of you who need a little help to unwind, a heated infinity pool flowing into the mountains for your pleasure and indulgence sits amongst the foliage. 

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With minimal Wifi, no TV and weak phone signal this is a place to truly switch off and be at one with nature. Scenic tours of the area, trekking adventures and local community visits are on offer daily for group or personalised trips. If you would rather enjoy exploring solo, there are free rental bikes available to find your way across the fields.

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Topas Riverside Lodge is located a short distance away, offering overnight stays in the traditional minority village of Nam Cang. Built and ran by the local Red Dao community, this sister lodge gives an unrivalled insight into life in the valleys. A charming experience and unique opportunity to appreciate during your time in Sa Pa. 

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Leaving little to no environmental impact from design to delivery, this Ecolodge is now committed to working with the local farmers to ensure organic and local produce on every plate too. A win win for the community and intrepid adventurers aka you and me! 

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If you really want to visit Sa Pa then you really have to visit Topas Ecolodge.