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Vietnam Yoga Journey

FROM $2945

Book your place on this 12 Day Yoga Tour and spend each day rejuvenating with yoga, meditation sessions, plus a selection of cultural, scenic and wellness activities throughout Vietnam.

  • DURATION 12 DAYS
  • TYPE TOUR
  • OPERATES 5 September 2017 (OTHER DATES AVAILABLE IF GROUP NUMBERS ARE MET)
  • DEPARTS HANOI

ITINERARY

DAY 1 HANOI ARRIVAL

PRIVATE AIRPORT PICKUP: From Noi Bai Airport to Essence D’Orient

On your arrival in Hanoi our local driver and tour guide will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

Stay: Essence D’Orient  |  Room type: Superior Window

DAY 2 HANOI - MAI CHAU

PRIVATE TRANSFER: From Hanoi to Mai Chau Ecolodge

08:00  Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi, we will drive to Mai Chau Valley – the rural district of Hoa Binh Province (160 KM away). Surrounded by lush paddy fields and tall cliffs, Mai Chau is an idyllic village. Not only well-known as a spot for those who love trekking and hiking in Vietnam, it also attract tourists for the cultural diversity of ethnic minorities. On arrival, we will check in Mai Chau Ecolodge and have lunch.

14:00  Yoga benefits & practice discussions

15:00  Free time in the Mai Chau village, take a nap, walk around and take pictures

17:00  Yoga sessions Pranayama breathing & Dhayana meditation (90’)

19:00  Dinner made with fresh local ingredients

20:30  Traditional Thai dances performed by the local villagers

Stay: Mai Chau Ecolodge  |  Room Type: Junior Deluxe  (BL)

DAY 3 MAI CHAU

07:00  Dhayana Meditation (30’)

08:00  Enjoy breakfast09:30 Walk around rice paddies and Mai Chau village

11:00  Yoga sessions (90’)

13:00  Lunch made with fresh local ingredients

14:00  Yoga benefits & practice discussions

15:00  Free time – take a bicycle and explore the unique countryside and villages

17:00  Yoga sessions Pranayama breathing & Dhayana meditation (90’)

19:00  Dinner made with fresh local ingredients

Stay: Mai Chau Ecolodge  |  Room Type: Junior Deluxe (BL)

DAY 4 MAI CHAU - HANOI

PRIVATE TRANSFER: From Mai Chau to Essence D’Orient

07:00 Dhayana Meditation (30’)

08:00 Enjoy breakfast

09:00 Visit to Hmong Minorities Sunday market

11:00 Yoga sessions (90’)

13:00 Lunch made with fresh local ingredients

14:00 Yoga benefits & practice discussions

15:00 Estimate departure to Hanoi

Stay: Essence D’Orient  |  Room Type: Superior Window (BL)

DAY 5 HANOI - HALONG

TRANSFER VIA: Cruise Bus from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay

07.30 – 12.00  Our shuttle bus will pick you up at your hotel and drive you to Halong City. Enjoy the landscape of the Red River Delta country side. Stopover at Hai Duong province for refreshment (about 30 minutes).

12.00 – 13.00  Arrive at Tuan Chau island – Take break and enjoy a welcome drink at the Glory Legend Cruise Lounge. Transfer to Glory Legend Cruise

13.00 – 17.30  Welcome drink – receive cruise briefing, safety instructions and check in. Start cruising and explore Halong Bay – one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature. Enjoy a lunch of Vietnamese and International dishes served while cruising through the bay, passing the most beautiful and tranquil areas, such as Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock, Soi Sim beach and Coconut Three Island. Visit Luon cave, the perfect combination of lime-stone mountains and jade-green sea. Explore by bamboo boat with local people or kayaking if you prefer. Enjoy quiet space and pure air, you will feel truly relaxed. If you are lucky, you will see monkeys on the islands. Visit the beautiful Ti Top beach for swimming (if the weather permits), Ti Top Beach is especially famous for its fresh atmosphere, clean water, and smooth white sand that creates a great ambiance for tourists to relax or take a walk to the top of Ti Top beach for a panoramic view of Halong Bay. Back to the boat and free time while sailing to Luon Bo area, and anchor overnight.

17.30 – 19.00  Yoga sessions (90’)

19.30 – 23.00  Dinner – Deluxe Vietnamese and International BBQ Set Menu Dinner. Evening activities include: Leisure time to enjoy a chat around the bar, watching movies or Vietnamese cultural films, playing cards or chess, reading books or magazines in your room or dining room. You may also try your luck at squid fishing & fishing from the boat.

Stay: Glory Legend Cruise  |  Room Type: Deluxe  (BLD)

DAY 6 HALONG

06.00 – 07.30  Yoga sessions (90’) – Coffee, tea and pastries for breakfast are served in the dining room with morning view of the bay’s landscape.

08.30 – 17.30  Transfer to a day boat and visit Cua Van village, a small community with around 700 residents living in the root of Ngoc Mountain. Visit Cua Van village by row boat, meet the local people who will help you row the boat for sightseeing. Enjoy quiet space and fresh air, you will feel truly relaxed. Back to the day boat to visit Bai Tu Long Bay, enjoy the beauty of Bai Tu Long Bay, free kayaking and swimming at Ba Ham Lake area (if the weather permit). Set menu lunch served on the day boat. Back to Glory Legend Cruise. Free time on boat for relaxing. Option: Massage service available. Please book with Cruise Manager directly. Attend a cooking class on the sundeck. Enjoy Happy Hour (buy one drink-get one free). Watch the magnificent sunset over Halong Bay.

17.30 – 19.00  Yoga sessions (90’)

19.30 – 23.00  Deluxe Vietnamese Dinner will be served. Evening activities include: Leisure time to enjoy a chat around the bar, watching movies or Vietnamese cultural films, playing cards or chess, reading books or magazines in your room or dining room. You may also try your luck at squid fishing & fishing from the boat.

Stay: Glory Legent Cruise  |  Room Type: Deluxe  (BLD)

DAY 7 HALONG - HANOI

TRANSFER VIA: Cruise Bus from Ha Long Bay to Hanoi

06.00 – 7.30  Yoga sessions (90’). Coffee, tea and pastries for breakfast are served in the dining room with morning view of bay’s landscape.

08.00 – 11.30  Transfer by tender to Sung Sot Cave. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance. It takes approximately 45 minutes for cave visiting. Visit Sung Sot Cave, one of the biggest caves in Halong bay with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Return to the boat by tender. Proper shoes are highly recommended. Back to Glory Legend Cruise. Have a lunch while cruising back to the Tuan Chau Wharf. Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery while approaching the wharf. Disembark to Tuan Chau Wharf. Say goodbye to the crew.

12.00 – 17.00  Return to Hanoi by shuttle bus. Visit a traditional workshop and enjoy a refreshment (about 30 minutes). Arrive in Hanoi.

Stay: Essence D’Orient  |  Room Type: Superior Window (BL)

DAY 8 HANOI - HOI AN

TRANSFER VIA: Domestic Flight

PRIVATE AIRPORT DROP OFF: to Noi Bai Airport

PRIVATE AIRPORT PICKUP: Danang Airport to Hoi An Beach Resort

On your arrival in Danang, your local driver and tour guide will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Hoi An. Rest of the day at leisure.

Stay: Hoi An Beach Resort  |  Room Type: Superior  (B)

DAY 9 HOI AN - MY SON HALF DAY TOUR

After breakfast, your tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to My Son. On arrival you will visit the Tra kieu capital and explore the majestic ancient ruins at My Son.My Son is located 69 kms southwest of Danang and was an imperial city during the Cham dynasty. My Son is the former capital of the ancient Cham civilization that ruled Central Vietnam from the second to the thirteenth century. It is considered to be one of the best-preserved Cham structures in Vietnam.

16.00 – 17.30  Yoga sessions (90’). Enjoy the rest of the evening at your leisure.

Stay: Hoi An Beach Resort  |  Room Type: Superior (B)

DAY 10 HOI AN - COOKING CLASS - WALKING TOUR

After breakfast your local tour guide will meet you at your hotel and take you to visit the local markets to buy some ingredients for your cooking lesson and teach you about the local produce. After the markets you will head to the restaurant for your cooking class with an expert Chef. After your class you can enjoy the food you have prepared before returning to your hotel. After lunch our local tour guide will take you to explore the town of Hoi An, visiting the 400 year old Japanese Bridge, 300 year old Chinese temples and 200 year old Vietnamese former merchants’ houses. Your tour guide will walk you back to your hotel after the walking tour.

17.00 – 18.30  Yoga sessions (90’). Enjoy the rest of the evening at your leisure.

Stay: Hoi An Beach Resort  |  Room Type: Superior (BL)

DAY 11 HOI AN FREE DAY

06.00 – 7.30  Yoga sessions (90’). Free day in Hoi An.

Stay: Hoi An Beach Resort  |  Room Type: Superior  (B)

DAY 12 HOI AN DEPARTURE

TRANSFER VIA: International Flight on your own arrangement

PRIVATE AIRPORT DROP-OFF: From Hoi An to Danang Airport

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