Mountains and beaches

Price from 1,847 EUR / person

See beautiful North Vietnam and end the journey with relaxation at Hoi An’s white sandy beaches. This journey starts in the capital Hanoi, the city of high pulse, the fabulous idiosyncrasies of the street kitchens and happy smiles from locals.

After the big city of Hanoi, the adventure awaits in the mountains, with accommodation in the minority village Nam Cang and later on the summit at Topas Ecolodge. After a Halong Cruise, the journey ends in Hoi An.

If you want to immerse yourself a little more in the north and in the middle of Vietnam, you can extend the trip by 5 days. Here you get more time to immerse yourself in the traditional capital of Hanoi and explore the lush mountains on the border with China.
After the cruise in Lan Ha Bay, continue to a lovely “farmstay” in the Dong Hoi area. The journey ends with the Emperor Hué and relaxation at Hoi An’s white sandy beaches.

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  Activity Accommodation
Day 1 Departure from home country
Our travels are based on departure from international airports in EU, but if you are interested in departing from other airports, we can of course also help with that.

(- / - / -)
Day 2 Arrival Hanoi Hong Ngoc Dynastie
When you land in Noi Bai, Hanoi Airport, our driver welcomes you and drives you to your hotel in Hanoi.

The rest of the day you can get a first impression of colorful Hanoi on your own or relax after the journey.

(- / - / -)
Day 3 Nam Cang - Red Dao Topas Riverside Lodge
Early in the morning, Topas Mountain Express will pick you up at the hotel in Hanoi, and then head off to Thanh Phu Bridge and Nam Cang, where, after a short walk through the village, you will be heading for a late lunch in the comfortable Nam Cang Riverside Lodge.

In the afternoon we explore a typical village inhabited by the Red Dao people. We are in the more pristine end of the Sapa area, and here the Red Dao women still carry some of the most colorful and richly ornate costumes among all of Vietnam's ethnic groups.

Red Dao especially unfolds their talents in healing baths, natural medicine and embroidery. Along with the local guide, you explore the village and see how the Red Dao produce rice paper, silver jewelry and embroidery.

Back at the lodge you have the opportunity to try one of the healing baths with special herbs that your host has collected in the jungle, which begins just behind the house. A very special and life-giving experience.

Dinner is served at the log's large wooden table or on the terrace overlooking the river.

(B / L / D)

Self Guided Cycling – Sapa

Explore the Sapa region's mountains and descend at your own pace on this unique Topas self-guided bike tour. You can enjoy the freedom and...
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Day 4 Hike the jungle Topas Ecolodge
Today we are going to the jungle. Together with the local guide, we go from the morning to the discovery of the untouched nature, which fortunately are plenty of here the Sapa area. We must both experience the wild nature with all the scents and sounds and also meet the people who live in and by nature.

The higher you move up, the wilder and more impressive the landscape, trees alternate with bamboo, dense forest with open pieces. Familiar with the cardamom cultivated right here on the slopes, which is an important spice in many of the local dishes.

The locals you meet up here will often go barefoot, and why not you ... Take a well-deserved break at the little stream that runs out of the mountain, throw your shoes, enjoy the water's ripple and just dip your feet in the cool water. Maybe even a dip.

Today is a day where you are good at enjoying the surrounding nature, listening to the jungle birds and just being in the midst of all the overwhelming greenery.

You eat lunch along the way and are driven back to the lodge during the afternoon.

(B / L / -)
Day 5 Back to Hanoi Hong Ngoc Dynastie
Most of the day is at your own disposal in and around Topas Ecolodge. Here is great to be, so maybe it's just what you need - enjoy the facilities of the place, the pool with mountain views, the spa department, relax with a book or go around the area where there is plenty to see. If you want a little further around, you have the opportunity to borrow one of the lodge's good mountain bikes.

You can also take the bus to Sapa, the nearest major city and a tourist and local center in the area. It is also possible to take a half-day trip to the highest mountain in Indochina, Mt. Fansipan (3.143 m.h.) with a newly created cable car.

Topas Mountain Express runs from Sapa at. 14 and from Topas Ecolodge at. 15 and will take you directly to the hotel in Hanoi.

(B / - / -)
Day 6 Hanoi Hong Ngoc Dynastie
Day 7 Lan Ha Bay La Pinta
After breakfast, it's time to head for Lan Ha Bay. Lan Ha Bay is the neighboring bay to the more famous and crowded Halong Bay. In Lan Ha you have the same impressive nature, but share the space with fewer people.

You will be driven directly to the sea and the pier, where a smaller boat will take you to the larger ship, which will sail around Lan Ha Bay. The ship will also be your home the next few days, and therefore you get a good introduction to the ship and the safety aboard during the welcome drink.

Along the way to Cat Ba Island, you sail past lots of small islands, through canals and out through the Cat Ba National Park. Hundreds of beautiful limestone cliffs rise up from the sea, birds of prey circles and fishing boats churn back and forth.

After a delectable lunch with everything from the sea, caught right outside, there is a gangway on Cat Ba Island, where a bus takes you to Trung Trang cave in the protected forest in the middle of the island. On a short guided hike in the forest you will be introduced to the national park and the tropical nature.

Then there is the possibility of bathing and kayaking.
Back on the boat, the chefs will introduce you to traditional Vietnamese cooking. Maybe you will learn a few new tricks that can dup home in Denmark…

Dinner is served on board.
After dinner, try the squid fishing or enjoy your free time on the private balcony of your cabin.

(B / L / D)
Day 8 Hoi An Hoi An Garden Villa
Wake up in the middle of the bay, breathe in the fresh air, watch the sunrise on the wide horizon and admire the breathtaking archipelago. A short boat trip in smaller boat takes you to a nearby fishing area with really nice opportunities for pictures.

Back on the cruise ship you can enjoy breakfast before heading for the Dark & Bright Cave. To get all the way to the cave you need to sail with a bamboo boat.

The cruise ship serves a delicious fare brunch before their limousine service returns you to Hanoi.

(B / L / -)

Hoi An explorer package

Experience historic Hoi An on foot, by bike and kayak with this pack of guided tours in Hoi An and the surrounding area. Day 1 Guided bike...
Price216 EUR / adult · 175 EUR / child
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Day 9 Hoi An Hoi An Garden Villa
Today you are on your own in Hoi An and here is plenty to look at. The old town is intersected by canals and you can find everywhere traces of the many traders who have visited the city for centuries. Portuguese, Dutch, Arab, Chinese, French - everyone has been here and left their mark. With the many interesting buildings from the different eras, it is natural that the city has the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Sailors have been shopping here and got their clothes sewn in Hoi An since the city's heyday. The harbor is sandy to-day, but it still teems with good and cheap tailors who sew on purpose and deliver from day to day. Is it in Hoi An you need to renew your wardrobe?

(B / - / -)
Day 10 Hoi An Hoi An Garden Villa
Day 11 Danang
Your return journey is from Danang airport, only an hour's drive from Hoi An, and you can spend the day getting the last experiences before the driver drives you to the airport.

(B / - / -)
Day 12 Arrival at home

From 1,847 EUR / adult

From 1,586 EUR / child

+ 306 EUR for solo travellers

The price includes

  • Flight from international airport in europe
  • All local transport in private car with driver unless othervise stated
  • Local english speaking guide during excursions
  • Sim-card and phone hot line to local Topas employee in Vietnam during entire
  • Accommodation at indicated hotel (twin shared room)
  • Meals as indicated above (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D= Dinner)
  • All entrance fees to the indicated places
  • Airport taxes and fees
  • Contribution to the Travel Guarantee Fund

The price does not include

  • Drinks and meals not mentioned in the detailed program (approx. USD 5-15 pr. meal)
  • Visa
  • Personal insurance, travel insurance and cancellation insurance
  • Tips for tour guide and driver
  • Personal expenses

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  Activity Accommodation
Day 1 Flight to Hanoi
Our travels are based on departure from international airports in EU, but if you are interested in departing from other airports, we can of course also help with that.

(- / - / -)
Day 2 Arrival Hanoi Hong Ngoc Dynastie
When you land in Noi Bai, Hanoi Airport, our driver welcomes you and drives you to your hotel in Hanoi.

The rest of the day you can get a first impression of colorful Hanoi on your own or relax after the journey.

(- / - / -)
Day 3 Hanoi on your own Hong Ngoc Dynastie
Day 4 Minorities in Sapa Topas Riverside Lodge
Early in the morning, Topas Mountain Express will pick you up at the hotel in Hanoi, and then head off to Thanh Phu Bridge and Nam Cang, where, after a short walk through the village, you will be heading for a late lunch in the comfortable Nam Cang Riverside Lodge.

In the afternoon we explore a typical village inhabited by the Red Dao people. We are in the more pristine end of the Sapa area, and here the Red Dao women still carry some of the most colorful and richly ornate costumes among all of Vietnam's ethnic groups.

Red Dao especially unfolds their talents in healing baths, natural medicine and embroidery. Along with the local guide, you explore the village and see how the Red Dao produce rice paper, silver jewelry and embroidery.

Back at the lodge you have the opportunity to try one of the healing baths with special herbs that your host has collected in the jungle, which begins just behind the house. A very special and life-giving experience.

Dinner is served at the log's large wooden table or on the terrace overlooking the river.

(B / L / D)

Self Guided Cycling – Sapa

Explore the Sapa region's mountains and descend at your own pace on this unique Topas self-guided bike tour. You can enjoy the freedom and...
Price207 EUR / adult · 165 EUR / child
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+207 EUR / adult · 165 EUR / child
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Hiking Package

Dive deeper into the culture and daily life of the colorful ethnic minorities living in the Sapa mountains. Lech Dao village is located in the...
Price100 EUR / adult · 65 EUR / child
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Day 5 Hike the jungle Topas Ecolodge
Today we are going to the jungle. Together with the local guide, we go from the morning to the discovery of the untouched nature, which fortunately are plenty of here the Sapa area. We must both experience the wild nature with all the scents and sounds and also meet the people who live in and by nature.

The higher you move up, the wilder and more impressive the landscape, trees alternate with bamboo, dense forest with open pieces. Familiar with the cardamom cultivated right here on the slopes, which is an important spice in many of the local dishes.

The locals you meet up here will often go barefoot, and why not you ... Take a well-deserved break at the little stream that runs out of the mountain, throw your shoes, enjoy the water's ripple and just dip your feet in the cool water. Maybe even a dip.

Today is a day where you are good at enjoying the surrounding nature, listening to the jungle birds and just being in the midst of all the overwhelming greenery.

You eat lunch along the way and are driven back to the lodge during the afternoon.

(B / L / -)
Day 6 Back to Hanoi Hong Ngoc Dynastie
Most of the day is at your own disposal in and around Topas Ecolodge. Here is great to be, so maybe it's just what you need - enjoy the facilities of the place, the pool with mountain views, the spa department, relax with a book or go around the area where there is plenty to see. If you want a little further around, you have the opportunity to borrow one of the lodge's good mountain bikes.

You can also take the bus to Sapa, the nearest major city and a tourist and local center in the area. It is also possible to take a half-day trip to the highest mountain in Indochina, Mt. Fansipan (3.143 m.h.) with a newly created cable car.

Topas Mountain Express runs from Sapa at. 14 and from Topas Ecolodge at. 15 and will take you directly to the hotel in Hanoi.

(B / - / -)
Day 7 Lan Ha Bay La Pinta
After breakfast, it's time to head for Lan Ha Bay. Lan Ha Bay is the neighboring bay to the more famous and crowded Halong Bay. In Lan Ha you have the same impressive nature, but share the space with fewer people.

You will be driven directly to the sea and the pier, where a smaller boat will take you to the larger ship, which will sail around Lan Ha Bay. The ship will also be your home the next few days, and therefore you get a good introduction to the ship and the safety aboard during the welcome drink.

Along the way to Cat Ba Island, you sail past lots of small islands, through canals and out through the Cat Ba National Park. Hundreds of beautiful limestone cliffs rise up from the sea, birds of prey circles and fishing boats churn back and forth.

After a delectable lunch with everything from the sea, caught right outside, there is a gangway on Cat Ba Island, where a bus takes you to Trung Trang cave in the protected forest in the middle of the island. On a short guided hike in the forest you will be introduced to the national park and the tropical nature.

Then there is the possibility of bathing and kayaking.
Back on the boat, the chefs will introduce you to traditional Vietnamese cooking. Maybe you will learn a few new tricks that can dup home in Denmark…

Dinner is served on board.
After dinner, try the squid fishing or enjoy your free time on the private balcony of your cabin.

(B / L / D)
Day 8 Cruising. Night train to Dong Hoi Night train
Wake up in the middle of the bay, breathe in the fresh air, watch the sunrise on the wide horizon and admire the breathtaking archipelago. A short boat trip in smaller boat takes you to a nearby fishing area with really nice opportunities for pictures.

Back on the cruise ship you can enjoy breakfast before heading for the Dark & Bright Cave. To get all the way to the cave you need to sail with a bamboo boat.

The cruise ship serves a delicious fare brunch before their limousine service returns you to Hanoi.

(B / L / -)
Day 9 Dong Hoi Chay Lap Farmstay
Dong Hoi is the capital of Quảng Bình Province on the northern central coast of Vietnam, just 100 miles north of the former capital of Hue. After being split during the Vietnam War, this lovely city has returned to better condition in recent years.

Dong Hoi has a diverse nature waiting for you. Are you on the beach, you can enjoy life on a 12 km long coast with white sandy beaches. If you are into mountains and caves, Dong Hoi is the starting point for trips to popular Phong Nha. Here, among many other caves, lies also the world's largest cave Son Doong, but caves large enough to accommodate a jumbo jet.

Tu Lan Caves - 2 day encounter

For the adventurous Vietnam traveler, Tu Lan caves are a must. On this trip to Tu Lan you will come around the caves, hike, cross rivers, swim and...
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Tu Lan Caves - 1 day encounter

Spend an entire day exploring the Tu Lan cave system, the pristine jungle and the limestone mountain region surrounding the caves. An area also...
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Day 10 Dong Hoi Chay Lap Farmstay
Day 11 Hue Romance Hotel
The ancient city of Hue was the capital of Vietnam from 1802 to 1945 during the Emperors of the Nguyen dynasty. For travelers interested in architecture and culture, exploring with some fascinating Buddhist temples, pagodas, palaces and tombs is an interesting destination.

In 1993, the city was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. The city has taken its share of damage and destruction during Vietnam's turbulent recent history. In the Vietnam War (1947), Hue was the site of a battle between French soldiers and Viet Minh. Again, in 1968, during the Tet Offensive, Hue was bombed by Viet Cong and then plundered by the Americans.

The marks of destruction and bullet holes can still be seen in buildings, and repairs still take place today to help restore the city to its former glory.
Day 12 Hue Romance Hotel
Day 13 Hoi An Hoi An Garden Villa
Today you are on your own in Hoi An and here is plenty to look at. The old town is intersected by canals and you can find everywhere traces of the many traders who have visited the city for centuries. Portuguese, Dutch, Arab, Chinese, French - everyone has been here and left their mark. With the many interesting buildings from the different eras, it is natural that the city has the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Sailors have been shopping here and got their clothes sewn in Hoi An since the city's heyday. The harbor is sandy to-day, but it still teems with good and cheap tailors who sew on purpose and deliver from day to day. Is it in Hoi An you need to renew your wardrobe?

(B / - / -)

Hoi An explorer package

Experience historic Hoi An on foot, by bike and kayak with this pack of guided tours in Hoi An and the surrounding area. Day 1 Guided bike...
Price216 EUR / adult · 175 EUR / child
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+216 EUR / adult · 175 EUR / child
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Day 14 Hoi An Hoi An Garden Villa
Day 15 Hoi An Hoi An Garden Villa
Day 16 Transfer to Danang for flight to Denmark
Your return journey is from Danang airport, only an hour's drive from Hoi An, and you can spend the day getting the last experiences before the driver drives you to the airport.

(B / - / -)
Day 17 Arrival in Denmark

From 2,000 EUR / adult

From 1,676 EUR / child

+ 423 EUR for solo travellers

The price includes

  • Flight from international airport in europe
  • All local transport in private car with driver unless othervise stated
  • Local english speaking guide during excursions
  • Sim-card and phone hot line to local Topas employee in Vietnam during entire
  • Accommodation at indicated hotel (twin shared room)
  • Meals as indicated above (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D= Dinner)
  • All entrance fees to the indicated places
  • Airport taxes and fees
  • Contribution to the Travel Guarantee Fund

The price does not include

  • Drinks and meals not mentioned in the detailed program (approx. USD 5-15 pr. meal)
  • Visa
  • Personal insurance, travel insurance and cancellation insurance
  • Tips for tour guide and driver
  • Personal expenses

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