Wellness Holiday Vietnam

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Wellness Holiday Vietnam
Price from :  $1220

Style : Wellness Holiday
Duration : 14 days/13 nights
Tour Route : Saigon - Hue - Hanoi - Halong bay

We combine a tour of Vietnam to learn about local ways of life before embarking on a wellness retreat in the central Vietnam. Our holiday starts in the charming Saigon City. We visit its key historic sites including Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum and the fascinating Notre Dame Cathedral. We enjoy a river boat cruise through densely connected network of rivers and canals in the Mekong Delta, passing through colorful floating markets and orchards. A home stay in an island is a trip highlight. We then try to explore the stronghold of Cu Chi tunnel, crawling through tiny path to experience a guerrilla life, opposite to wellness. Heading to the central Vietnam, we visit the ancient town of Hoi An to see its highlights before heading to Hanoi. This is the place we spend most of our holiday to detox, learn to renew our body and spirit. Enjoy a range of Yoga and Tai Chi classes and beach activities. The capital city will enrich your experiences with its historic sites, busy shopping streets and cultural places. Finally, we take a cruise boat in the spectacular Halong Bay, where the Limestone Mountains and caves combine to make up one of the world’s most stunning landscapes.

 

Tour highlights

-       Appreciating Viet Nam longest tunnel at Cu Chi, seeing Saigon war remnants museum

-       Crawling like guerrillas in Cu Chi Tunnels

-       Trying to live on floating communities on the Mekong River

-       Learning Yoga, Tai Chi and beach activities to energise and renew

-       Feeling the past through ancient town of Hoi An: its unique architecture, art, silks

-       Getting to know Hanoi’s rich cultural and historical values: its past and presence

-       Boat Cruise through the limestone karsts of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Halong Bay

Day 1: Arriving in Ho Chi Minh City from Australia

Your flight lands in Saigon international airport, 10 kms from the city centre. Our car will pick you up and transfer to a 4 star hotel in the city centre. Once you have checked in, a short introductory meeting will take place to welcome you, and inform of useful itinerary, advice, preparations etc in this Wellness Holiday Vietnam. Overnight in Saigon Norfolk Hotel.

 

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City (Breakfast, buffet dinner)

The morning is free for recovering from jet lag and possibly some independent sightseeing, enjoying some coffee and ice cream, or shopping along the streets of central business districts. Have your lunch by yourself. In the afternoon, we start our city tour by visiting the War Remnants Museum to discover one chapter of the city, then head to Reunification Palace close by. Take a walk around Ben Thanh Market, Notre Dame Cathedral and the central Post Office. In the late afternoon, we get onboard the Bonsai Cruise and enjoy a buffet dinner on this famous cruise along the Saigon River. Our car and guide will take you back to the hotel at around 9PM. Overnight in Saigon Norfolk Hotel.

 

Day 3: Mekong Delta (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Today we will leave Saigon for the town of Cai Be town (80 kms away) in the Mekong Delta to take a river boat trip. This journey cruises through floating markets, rice fields, fruit plantations and so on along a densely connected network of rivers and canals. An absolutely amazing view of a totally flat, low-lying delta that seems to have no have no boundary will bring you an immense feeling of this region. Experience a shared homestay for the day in an island between two river branches of the Mekong River. Overnight in a shared home stay.

 

Day 4: Saigon (Breakfast, lunch)

After an intimate breakfast with the family, start exploring the island by bicycle through quiet back roads. Pedal along paved laneways and dirt paths passing fruit orchards and meet friendly people in the village. Stop en route to visit a local market to witness the colorful and bustling local trade, and then continue your bike to sedge fields, you will see the cutting and weaving of this grass which is used to make traditional mats. In the afternoon we will drive back to Saigon. Overnight in Saigon Norfolk Hotel.

 

Day 5: Saigon-Hoi An (Breakfast, lunch)

In the morning we will explore an incredible network of underground tunnel designed and constructed to withstand fierce crack down of the external forces, the Cu Chi tunnel. No word could describe it better than experience it yourself. Come and see how Viet Nam won the war. You’ ve got to appreciate the talent of the country. In the late afternoon, we head out to the airport for our flight to Da Nang and transferred to Hoi An Ancient Town. Overnight in Hoi An Chic Hotel.

 

Day 6: Hoi An Lantern Making (Breakfast, lunch)

In the morning, we attend Yoga and Tai Chi classes. Then we explore local livelihood activities by making lanterns. These colorful lanterns are not only the symbol of Hoi An old town but also a part of the spirit of the Hoi An. We will will take a bicycle to lantern making workshop in a local village. Here we will get a brief introduction to the history, shape, and color of the lanterns. Choose your favorite sample of lantern. Do step by step with the craftsman how to make one lantern. Keep this lantern for souvenir. Have lunch and then bicycle back. Overnight in Hoi An Chic Hotel.

 

Day 7: Hoi An Cooking Class (Breakfast, lunch)

In the morning, we attend Yoga and Tai Chi classes. Then we attend an amateur cooking class. Take a morning tour of the bustling wet market to buy ingredients before taking a short boat ride to the cooking centre. We will learn about Vietnamese ingredients and food and how to prepare local specialties in Hoi An. Enjoy your prepared dishes for lunch before getting back to the resort. In the afternoon, we have some beach activities to energise your body. Overnight in Hoi An Chic Hotel.

 

Day 8: Hoi An Village Visit (Breakfast, lunch)

In the morning, we attend Yoga and Tai Chi classes as usual. Then, we have a half day tour to visit rural villages which once provided services and goods to merchants in Hoi An ancient town. Get relaxed while biking along the ever green, small lanes full of vegetables, flowers, water buffalos. Lunch in a local farmer with all the fresh herb and vegie will be the highlight. In the afternoon, you are free to enjoy its unique architecture, lifestyle, night markets, ancient houses which have been preserved for years and then have some beach activities to energise your body. Overnight in Hoi An Chic Hotel.

 

Day 9: Cham Island Snorkeling (Breakfast, lunch)

In the morning, we attend Yoga and Tai Chi classes. After that we will take a shared boat tour to explore Cham Island, a group of small islets just some kms to the East of Hoi An Town. Explore local way of life on one of the most densely populated island in Vietnam. Visit a marine protected centre supported by Danida, a pagoda built some hundred years ago used by fishermen for worship prior to their fishing trip in the sea. Then do some snorkeling before enjoying seafood lunch on Huong beach, the most beautiful hidden beach in the Island. Get back and free in the evening to explore the unique lifestyles of local inhabitants at night. Overnight in Hoi An Chic Hotel.

 

Day 10: Hoi An-Danang – Hanoi (Breakfast)

In the morning, we attend Yoga and Tai Chi classes. Then enjoy a swim and relax on a sunbed by Cua Dai beach. After lunch by yourself, we will come and transfer you to Danang airport to take a flight to Hanoi. Check in our hotel in the Old Quarters. In the evening we enjoy a performance of Hanoi’s famous Water Puppets - kids and parents will be equally delighted! Overnight in Hanoi Tirant Hotel.  

 

Day 11: Hanoi (Breakfast, lunch)

We drive to Ho Chi Minh complex, spend a couple of hours to visit Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, stilt-house residence, the Presidential Palace and Ho Chi Minh museum.  We walk to the One Pillar Pagoda, the iconic Buddhist temple of Vietnam. We continue to the Temple of Literature originally built as a temple of Confucius. This is the site of the Vietnam first university dating back to 1070. The Temple highlights the importance of education. Have lunch in the KOTO restaurant, enjoy a great menu of Vietnamese dishes for the wellness holiday Vietnam. In the afternoon, we visit the Museum of ethnology, the most interesting museum in Vietnam, showing the diverse cultures of 54 ethnic groups in the country. Overnight in Hanoi Tirant Hotel.

 

Day 12: Halong Bay (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Take a four hour drive to Halong Bay before boarding on our cruise boat. We will cruise through remarkable limestone formations of Halong Bay. We have the opportunities to enjoy a swim, visits to stunningly beautiful grottos and do some kayaking. A range of social activities onboard including movie show, singing, or relax and enjoy some cooking demonstrations. Overnight on the cruise boat will be a memorable experience for your family. Overnight in Bhaya Boat.  

 

Day 13: Halong Bay-Hanoi (Breakfast, lunch)

In the morning, enjoy some guided Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck. We continue sightseeing and cruising around Halong Bay, before enjoying the delicious lunch with seafood onboard the cruise boat. Enjoy the spectacular scenery, crystal clear water and stunning rock formations before turning to the harbor and driving back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi Tirant Hotel.

 

Day 14: Hanoi (Breakfast)

Hanoi is the heart of Vietnam, full of interesting activities. Enjoy some coffee and walk along the Old Quarters. Get your names carved in a wooden stamp or take great photos of the bustling streets. Do some shopping in Dong Xuan Market or along the 36 old streets. In the afternoon, start to pack things up and explore local street food. In the early evening, we will have a small party to celebrate our Wellness Holiday Vietnam before transferring to Noi Bai airport for the flight home.

 

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Indicative price: From 1220 USD/person. 

 

Tour price has included:

Accommodation with daily breakfast
Air-con transportation
Private English Speaking Guides
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
All domestic flights + any train tickets
Airport Taxes and Fuel charges
Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
Excursion boats and cruise boats
Service Charge & Government Taxes

 

Note

Prices vary frequently and significantly, depending on market factors, our specific discounts, your group size, hotel classes, full or half board basis, touring itinerary, and timing. So enquire now to get an instant cost estimate! 

 

Factors Group size Hotel classes Meals Touring itinerary Time of travel
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General price policy: 

Tour prices get cheaper and cheaper as group size gets bigger and bigger. More people traveling together will reduce the prices

Staying in three starred hotels will reduce tour prices significantly, as accommodation accounts for a big share of total costs. We generally use hotels from three stars upwards.

Meals can be selected based on bread& breakfast; half board or full board. It is quite cheaper if you let us take care of your meals. However you can take a half board basis to experience the cuisine yourself.

The more sights you visit, the more tickets are bought and the more miles are run.

Selecting to travel in high seasons is generally 15-25% more expensive than in low seasons. However if you book a tour well in advance you will get rid of the risk

 

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