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If Vietnam is on your bucket list, Sisters Tours encourages you to come on this retreat. Swim, snorkel, embrace your yoga, or sit on the beach and gaze at the ocean. This is an authentic and unique journey of mind, body, and spirit - yet your time is your own in thirteen days. This journey incorporates the practice of yoga, but also plenty of time for relaxation, touring, enjoying cultural events, cooking, and your choice to either scuba dive or snorkel while retreating on the “Land of Hidden Charm”.
During this retreat, you will be accommodated in four different places. They are Park Hyatt (in a park room) in Ho Chi Minh City, Amanoi Resort (in a pavillion villa) in Vinh Hy Bay, The Nam Hai (in a villa with one bedroom) in Hoi An, and Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi (in a premium room) in Hoi An.
An elegant building crouched in Lam Son Square in the Centre of Ho Chi Minh; the Park Hyatt Saigon is steps away from some of the city’s most fascinating attractions by steps away from the Opera House, and with the Notre Dame Basilica of down the road.
Stretching of pristine white sands of China Beach on Vietnam's Central Coast are The Nam Hai villas and hotel, it offers a luxuriant tropical setting conducive to rest and relaxation. The oceanfront location complements resort living with the cultural attractions of three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: The charming town of Hoi An, the Imperial Capital of Hue and My Son's legendary ruins from the Cham Kingdom.
The French colonial-style Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hotel building has stood proudly close to the Old Quarter since 1901. Located in the heart of downtown Hanoi, the hotel has a rich history and a century-long tradition of welcoming ambassadors, writers, heads of state and entrepreneurs.
Sisters Tours believes daily physical practices are essential for a healthy life. What could be more enjoyable than continuing on the daily exercising routine while immersing in the rustic beauty of Vietnam from the south to the north. It’s your door to discover the inner self amidst the chaos of the outdoor world.
Blending classic and modern practices, this wellness and retreat program provided by Sisters Tours’ professional masters intends to be joyful while improving concentration, strengthening the body, and improving flexibility.
Yoga sessions are held in spectacular outdoors with intimate touches with nature from the stunning limestone peaks in Halong Bay to the green countryside feel of Hoi An Ancient Town. The journey enables you to explore your best inner energy and embrace the great gift of nature through special yoga classes.
Xin Chào! Reception and greeting will be at Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN) with fast-track airport assistance. Private transfer will be to your tranquil and private residence in the emerging metropolitan. A spa retreat is available in your residence to release your tiredness from a long flight.
The morning starts with a yoga session before discovering the city highlights including War Remnants Museum, President Palace, China Town, and shopping in the colorful Ben Thanh market. Afterward, escape the bustling life in the center to immerse into the nature in your residence. Afternoon yoga class is arranged for your practice while watching the sun setting down.
Embrace another wellness practice in the morning with slow yoga moves to get ready for an active day at Cu Chi Tunnel to experience the life of the guerillas living and fighting underground during the war with a crawl through 50 meters of the 200-kilometer (120 miles) tunnel system.
Private transfer will be to the airport for your morning flight to Nha Trang for your shore excursion. A special instructor-led active program is designed for your 2-day shore excursion to ensure you learn how to approach diet, exercise, and healthy living with strategic principles. Upgrade accommodation, fresh and nutritious meals, and front beach exercises and spa are at your service to accommodate you through the wellness program.
Private transfer will be to the airport for your morning flight to Hoi An. After a well rest, tour around this lovely ancient town to some of the most notable attractions including Japanese Covered Bridge, Merchant’s Houses and Chinese Assembly Halls. Plus, number of local galleries and tailors, symbol of this artistry town, are waiting along your walking paths to visit. The afternoon yoga sessions is organized in the countryside setting to relax your mind.
View Hoi An differently with more local interactions by following a morning routine of a fish man along the river to learn how they fish on the water with a basic net. Rowing a wooden boat through the beautiful area of the river bounding for a local house located right on the bank of the river. Lunch will be prepared by the host here with the fresh ingredients, outcome of the morning fishing. Back to Hoi An town for your instructed yoga session in the afternoon.
A yoga expert will guide you through the day with a special yoga program to develop your strength and stamina to truly build your core power. Practicing yoga postures in an ideal setting with support of a wellness spa will help for your concentration and mind relaxation and stimulation of your senses for the best yoga practices.
After a short morning flight to Hanoi, take a well rest before heading out to explore the capital of Vietnam. A walking tour through the zigzag streets Old Quarter is followed. Each street in the Old Quarter is historically dedicated to a specific trade or material. A special meeting with a lacquer painting artist in Hanoi is available upon request. In the afternoon, visit an old temple in Hanoi and follow the master in the temple for a short meditation to absorb the spirit of Buddhism.
Start your day embarking on a morning cooking class to learn several recipes for a healthy meal in Vietnamese style. Browse through the local market to discover the secrets under the reputation of the healthy Vietnamese food and witness various fresh ingredients displayed in the market. A spa retreat is upon request for your relaxation.
Depart Hanoi for a 3.5-hour drive through the picturesque countryside to Ha Long Bay. Upon arrival embark on a Deluxe Junk. You will enjoy a welcome drink and receive cruise briefing and safety instructions by the friendly and professional captain and his crew member, followed by a fresh seafood lunch as you start your cruising through the exotic islets jutting out of the sea, shaped like dogs, incense urns, sails and fighting cocks, naturally formed as the seawater erodes the limestone mountains.
Explore the bay and its floating villages by tender or kayak, take part in fish catching with local fishermen, or swim and relax on one of the bay's secluded beaches. Refresh your soul with one hour yoga class in the alluring sunset of Halong Bay before your special dinner banquet. Overnight will be on board, lulled to sleep by the tranquility of your surroundings.
Wake up early to the calming sunshine as the sun rising from the majestic peaks of Halong and practice your yoga to absorb the purest energy of a brand new day. Special breakfast is served on board for yogi while continuing to cruise to untouched locales.
Enjoy a leisurely day of kayaking, cave exploring and swimming with a short restorative yoga class before lunch. The afternoon starts leisurely with flexible with your choice of water activities. Back on board at sunset practicing meditation with your yoga master.
Today is free at leisure before your private car pick you up to transfer to the airport for your departure.
Vietnam's cities are dynamic, diverse and fascinating, from Hanoi in the north, with its thriving Old Quarter, scenic lakes and ancient sites, to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) in the south, with its blend of modern skyscrapers, international bars and restaurants, and traditional markets and neighborhoods.
Ho Chi Minh City is the big tourism center in Vietnam, attracting a large of visitors to Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City has various attractions as Ho Chi Minh Museum, formerly known as Dragon House Wharf, Cu Chi Tunnels, system of museums, theaters, cultural houses. Recently, many tourist areas are invested such as Thanh Da, Binh Quoi Village, Dam Sen Park, Saigon Water Park, Suoi Tien, Ky Hoa, which draw numerous tourists.
The town is a special example of a traditional trading port in South-East Asia which has been completely and assiduously preserved: it is the only town in Vietnam that has survived intact in this way.
Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam today, was once known as Thang Long and was highly praised by King Ly Cong Uan as a place where “Dragon resides, tiger crouches and the promising land that four skies gather, most suitable to create a strong foundation for generations to come”. From a Feng Shui point of view, it was the ideal land to build a strong everlasting capital.
Ha Long Bay, located in the Gulf of Tonkin, within Quang Ninh Province, in the northeast of Vietnam, is165 kilometers from the capital of Ha Noi. Halong Bay is regarded as one of the most allured bays in the world with magnificent sceneries so that exploring this charming place with a cruise trip should be ideal to enjoy your holiday here. This offers travelers unique experience by going through several attractions at the bay, and participating in various joyful activities onboard and off-board.
You will be served breakfast, lunch, and dinner as per itinerary. On day 10, you will have a cooking class. Welcome drink is also available on day 11.
Please book your flight to arrive at Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.