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Wellness program

Wellness program

per person

This journey offers the best in relaxation and wellness for body and spirit. You will have the pleasure of participating in Tai Chi and meditation. Follow up by enjoying relaxing spa treatments and massage. Refresh your body and soul on this journey of wellness


15 days / 14 nights

Travel styles: Specialized tours


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Tour Plan

Day 1/ Arrive Hanoi
Arrive in Hanoi, pick up and transfer to hotel check in. Free at leisure.
Day 2/ Hanoi City tour (B,L)
Today we spend a full day to explore Hanoi and the city’s cultural heart that bears evidence of the change in dynasties over centuries. We visit Tran Quoc Pagoda, the oldest pagoda in the city, and Van Mieu, a famous historical and cultural relic consisting of the Temple of Literature and Vietnam’s first university. Then we enjoy traditional cyclo ride through Hanoi Old Quarter. Lunch will be served at an authentic Vietnamese local restaurant. After lunch, visit Ethnology Museum, a public museum exhibiting the ethnic groups of Vietnam (not open on Monday). We end tour at local coffee shop to perhaps enjoy sips of Vietnam’s famous coffee café sua da. Transfer back to your hotel. Hotel: Movenpick Hotel Hanoi
Day 3/ Hanoi – Halong – Lan Ha Bay (B,L,D)
In the morning, you will take a scenic drive to Halong and transfer by tender to the deluxe junk at Dinh Vu (Hai Phong)/TuanChau Island. Enjoy a buffet lunch then discover treasures such as fascinating caves, pristine beaches, picturesque floating villages, and dramatic rock formations rising up out of emerald waters. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon on board as we sail across the Bay of the Descending Dragon. Dinner is on board.
Day 4/ Lan Ha Bay (B,L,D)
There is a Tai Chi demonstration on the sundeck for early risers. Coffee, tea and pastries for light breakfast is served in the dining room with the morning view of the bay’s landscapes. Today we will transfer to a day-boat. We visit Viet Hai village and take a biking trip along the village paths and through rain forests. Enjoy stunning beauty of glowing rice fields along the way. Back to our day boat for lunch on board. Afternoon, enjoy a relaxing time on board or swim and kayak in the untouched area. Join a cooking demonstration on board then watch a magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin. Enjoy dinner on board.
Day 5/ Lan Ha Bay – Hanoi – Hue (B)
There is a Tai Chi demonstration on the sundeck for early risers. Enjoy a buffet brunch while sailing across thousands of islets. Our cruise ends at Dinh Vu (Hai Phong)/Tuan Chau in late morning. Drive back to Hanoi and transfer to airport for the flight to Hue. Arrive in Hue and transfer to hotel check in. The rest of day is at leisure. Hotel: Pilgrimage Village Boutique Resort & Spa Pilgrimage Village boutique resort & spa is ideally located in the quiet countryside in rustic village setting surrounding by lush tranquil gardens, yet near to famous historical landmarks and the city of Hue. The resort embodies the subtle and unique connection of treasured traditional style and Vietnamese modern art vibrancy. The resort offers the harmony of soothing natural environment and local culture.
Day 6/ Full Day City Tour in Hue (B,L,D)
In the morning, join a tai chi or yoga class to refresh your body and soul. After breakfast, we drive to the outskirts of Hue and visit the surrounding countryside. We pass peaceful streams and verdant rice paddies before you arrive at the small village of Thanh Toan – home to a legendary market. Learn more about the role of agriculture and spend time exploring the small town. Stop by the beautiful Thanh Toan covered bridge or simply soak up the atmosphere while sipping Vietnamese coffee at the village café, then, drive to visit Thien Mu Pagoda. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. After lunch, visit the former Imperial Citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Tonight, enjoy an authentic Vietnamese dinner with the Tuyet Nguyen family. This special engagement is an opportunity to learn more about Vietnamese culture and traditional customs.
Day 7/ Hue – Meditation Retreat Center – CTQ Zen House – Alba Wellness Centre (B,L)
In the morning, join a tai chi or yoga class to refresh your body and soul. Today, after breakfast we check out and depart for Cat Truong Quan Zen House, located in a secluded area of the Thien An Hill complex in Hue. This acclaimed meditation retreat center has a beautiful serene view of a pine forest. Revel in feelings of back-to-nature and rejuvenate yourself in the sacred, peaceful retreat facility. Excellent and varied wellness programs will offer you memorable moments of your vacation. Our local host will offer you a warm welcome followed by a qigong performance followed by an introduction to the architecture and the spiritual meaning of the Zen house. The program starts by learning four movements of qigong with the master. At break time, enjoy brown-rice tea with dried ginger jam at the Zen garden. A great experience will be a lesson on how to coordinate movements, posture, breathing and meditation to improve life balance and health. Lunch will be served with organic food and fresh vegetables picked from the garden. After lunch, take a ten minute meditation walk and relax with a stress relieving hand massage with herbal cream. This program will help you find bliss in mind and body. After saying farewell to CTQ Zen House team, drive to the Alba Wellness Resort and check in hotel. Free at leisure. Hotel: Alba Wellness Resort https://albawellness.com/philosophy/ Alba Wellness Resort, a Vietnamese countryside property built on the very birthplace of Alba natural hot springs which was discovered in 1928 under the foot of Truong Son Mountains, Inspired by incomparable healing qualities of Alba natural hot springs offers a holistic wellness for harmony in life by combining both health and pleasure enabling each individual an experience of relaxation, happiness and joy.
Day 8/ Hue (B)
Free day is at leisure or free experience some activities inside the resort on your own like: spa, farming, Alba craft village…
Day 9/ Hue – Danang – Hoian (B)
In the morning, join a meditation, tai chi, yoga class to refresh your body and soul. Afternoon, we drive to Danang and then Hoi An. Enjoy the beautiful scenery as we travel over the spectacular Hai Van Pass. Arrive in Hoi An and check into the hotel. Hotel: Almanity Hoian – Including daily 60-minute complimentary spa session per person. Located only a short walk from the renowned ancient town of Hoi An, Almanity Hoi An Wellness Resort offers an inclusive, life-enhancing wellness journey. My Chi Spa is the largest on the Central Coast of Vietnam offering daily spa treatments. Enjoy Yoga classes and Tai Chi practice, along with a host of other wellness activities.
Day 10/ Hoi An ancient town – Sunset Boat trip on Thu Bon River (B,D)
In the morning, join a tai chi or yoga class to refresh your body and soul. Morning, take a walking tour along Hoi An’s waterfront from the Japanese Covered Bridge to the main market. Stop at the Ancient house Tan Ky, an ornate Fu Kien Chinese temple, and continue down to the Hoi An local market. The rest of day is at leisure. Late afternoon, board a motorized boat for a relaxing Hoi An river cruise along the Thu Bon river. Enjoy beautiful sights of locals setting fishing nets and many boats bobbing on the waters. Continue cruising down to the Cua Dai river mouth, then travel up to Co Co River head for Bay Mau Nipa (water coconut tree) grove. Watch the sky turn brilliant shades of purple and orange as the sun sets over the river. Enjoy peaceful moments of this UNESCO Heritage Site along the Thu Bon River. Dinner is at an authentic local restaurant. Return to hotel and free at leisure. * Don’t forget to make an appointment for your 60-minute complimentary spa session.
Day 11/ Hoi An – Tra Que Cooking Class (B,L) – joining class
In the morning, join a tai chi or yoga class to refresh your body and soul. After breakfast, pick-up at the hotel and visit a local market. Continue driving to a farmer’s house in Tra Que Organic Vegetable Village. Enjoy welcome drink then stroll around the vegetable village with your cooking instructor. We join the farmer to learn of the traditional farming methods to prepare and fertilize the land using seaweed which is harvested from the nearby river. Next we learn of raking the ground, sowing and transplanting, watering, and other gardening activities. After our farming experience, you can take a break having a relaxing foot massage with traditional medicinal herbs. Now participate in preparing and cooking some of the famous local dishes such as Rice Pancakes, Banana Flower Salad, Fresh Spring Rolls, and Local Fried Spring Rolls with the instruction of your teacher or the farmer’s family. Enjoy your meal with dishes that you prepared yourself. After the meal, take a rest before driving back to your hotel. The rest of day is at leisure. * Don’t forget to make an appointment for your 60-minute complimentary spa session.
Day 12/ Hoian – Danang – Siem Reap (B)
Free day at leisure in Hoi An. Check-out by noon and visit the Cham Sculpture Museum on the transfer to Danang airport for flight to Siem Reap. On arrival in Siem Reap, welcome by local tour guide and transfer to hotel check-in. The rest of day is at leisure. Hotel: Navutu Dreams Resort & Wellness Retreat Choose to join one of the yoga classes or wellness programs to detox your body. Being the proponent of “wellness travel” in Cambodia, Navutu Dreams has a professional wellness team which handles the Siem Reap yoga classes and intensive wellness programs: “Detox for The Body or The Mind,””De-stress” and “Yoga Mini-Break’.
Day 13/ Siem Reap Sunrise View – Angkor Wat – Angkor Thom (B,L)
Early risers may experience a spectacular sunrise view at Srah Srang Lake. This 900-year-old lake was previously a bathing pool for the royals and is still filled with water today. The trees surrounding the water’s edge offer a beautiful reflection in the tranquil waters as the sun’s colors begin to fill the sky. Back to hotel for breakfast. Then we head to the famous Angkor Wat, the world’s largest temple with the longest intricately carved bas-relief panels. Explore this 3-tier pyramidal structure with its massive galleries of thousands of Buddhas. Examine interior walls and niches decorated with stone apsaras (celestial dancers) and devatas (goddesses). Wander around the top terrace for great views of Angkor. After lunch, visit Angkor Thom, which means the "Great City" in Khmer. The 12th-century royal Buddhist city is especially famed for its grand Bayon temple. Also included are the South Gate Bapoun, the Terrace of the Elephant, and the Terrace of the Leper King. We visit Ta Prohm, the 12th century temple that has been left largely un-restored in its natural state surrounded by jungle. Return to hotel and evening is free at leisure.
Day 14/ Siem Reap – Countryside and Treak Village Cooking Class (B,D)
This morning, we drive southwest of town to remote villages where you will enjoy the stunning countryside including villages, traditional house style, green rice fields, the people, their culture and the wonderful smiles of the children. Have an experience ox- cart riding through the rice field. On the way back, we can visit the local market and Les Artisan D’Angkor. Free at leisure early afternoon. Approximately 4:30pm, pick-up at hotel. Remork transfer (tuk tuk) to a rural location (Treak Village); the Cooking class is in an outdoor covered pavilion, surrounded by Banana trees, bamboo and a fish pond, or our Herb Garden. Take a short walk in the village to visit a local family and garden to see the ingredients growing. Learn about food superstition and beliefs. Our classes are very hands on and interactive and each person has an individual cooking station. Meals are eaten in a lovely pavilion perched over a fish pond, or at the Herb Garden, a pavilion surrounded by flowers and fresh herbs.
Day 15/ Siem Reap – Departure (B)
Free until transfer to airport for departure flight. Have a wonderful journey!
Tour cost included:
  • Private transportation as in program
  • Accommodation on Double/Twin room with breakfast
  • Meals as indicated in program (excluded drinks)
  • All sight-seeing and boat fees as in program
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Complimentary 01 bottle of mineral water per person per day tour
  Tour cost excluded:
  • Drinks - private expenses
  • Travel insurance of all types
  • Tips
  • All airfares and visa
  • All types of bank fees for payment
  • Other services not mentioned