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Luxury Yoga Holiday in Vietnam

Sunshine Yoga & Health has been drawn to another special location, Hoi An and Ninh Binh in Vietnam. Teaming up with Go See Touring, this yoga, adventure and spiritual holiday is an opportunity to experience the deep essence of Vietnamese culture, history and national parks. You will embrace the truly gentle Vietnamese people, wonderful landscape and national parks, healthy and unique cuisine, arts, crafts and tailoring and spiritual moments at a Buddhist temple; true peace, quiet and connection with nature.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily yoga and meditation sessions
  • Indoor and outdoor space for yoga practice
  • Gi qong, energization and breathing exercises
  • 1 spa treatment at each resort
  • Tours and outdoor activities
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily breakfast

Yoga styles

8 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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The Palm Garden Resort and Spa in Hoi An is isolated midway along Vietnam's coastline. A mix of modern and traditional buildings and an atmosphere ideal for yoga, relaxation and unwinding. The resort is set on 5 hectares of landscaped tropical garden in an enviable beach location. They offer a green environment and sits along a 220-meter stretch of the famous Cua Dai Beach in the UNESCO-recognized World Heritage Site of Hoi An Ancient City. Influenced by its remarkable local culture and people, the resort offers a touch of Hoi Ans traditional architectural design combined with a taste of modern luxury.

Great emphasis has been placed on the quality of guest room interiors and furnishings of this resort. The rooms have their own private balcony overlooking either the sea or the gardens. Enjoy your complimentary spa treatment once you are settled in.

Ninh Binh - Vietnams ancient royal capital is now home to Emeralda Ninh Binh. Emeralda Resort Ninh Binh is located on the edge of Van Long Natural Reserve, Ninh Binh province. Styled with traditional Vietnamese elements in architecture and furnishings, wedded to cutting edge enhancements and guest comforts, Emeralda Resort Ninh Binh incorporates the environmental commitment evident throughout the resort. Natural materials used for construction and finishes, with local produce and ingredients combined to create memorable dining experiences.

Sunshine Yoga & Health Yoga Holiday Itinerary

Day 1 - Friday (October 28, 2016)

  • Depart Brisbane
  • 23:35: Arrive at Singapore
  • 06:00: Depart Singapore flying Singapore Airlines
  • 14:30 Depart Singapore
  • 18:00 Arrive at Danang

Day 2 - Saturday (October 29, 2016)

  • Arrive at Danang, Hoi An
  • Transfer to Palm Garden Beach Resort & Spa in Hoi An
  • A welcome drink will be served after checking in to your hotel room
  • Dinner will be at the hotel

Day 3 - Sunday (October 30, 2016)

  • Early morning energization exercises outdoors at the hotel, then breakfast
  • A leisurely paced guided walking tour along the narrow lanes of the ancient city of Hoi An
  • 15:30- 17:00: Yoga and relaxation indoors at the hotel
  • Take a short boat cruise to the elegant and contemporary Red Bridge Restaurant for dinner

Day 4 - Monday (October 31, 2016)

  • Early morning qi gong outdoors at the hotel then breakfast
  • A Vietnamese cooking class with chef and proprietor Duc Tram from Mango Rooms restaurant
  • 15:30 - 17:00 Yoga and relaxation indoors at the hotel
  • Dinner by own arrangement

Day 5 - Tuesday (November 1, 2016)

  • Early morning tai chi warmups outdoors at the hotel then breakfast
  • Depart Hoi An for Ninh Binh. If time permits we may stop enroute at the Cham Museum and Marble Mountain
  • A short flight from Danang airport to Hanoi then transfer to Ninh Binh about 1 hours drive from Hanoi (70 kilometers)
  • Settle in to the beautiful Emeralda NInh Binh Resort and enjoy dinner at the hotels restaurant

Day 6 - Wednesday (November 2, 2016)

  • Early morning energization exercises outdoors at the hotel then breakfast
  • 09:30 - 11:30 Yoga and relaxation indoors at the hotel
  • Option 1: A day at your leisure to enjoy the facilities at the resort
  • Option 2: Depart at 14:00 for the Van Long Nature Reserve biking about 6 kilometers to Van Long village to explore the beautiful surrounding countryside
  • Dinner is at the hotels restaurant

Day 7 - Thursday (November 3, 2016)

  • Early morning qi gong outdoors at the hotel then breakfast
  • Take a boat and cruise along the Trang An river to the Trang An Eco-tourism Complex
  • Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant
  • Travel to Bai Dinh, the largest Buddhist Temple in South-East Asia
  • Dinner at the hotels restaurant

Day 8 - Friday (November 4, 2016)

  • Early morning tai chi warmups and stretches outdoors at the hotel then breakfast
  • Option 1: Enjoy a day at your leisure at the resort.
  • Option 2: Drive 45 kilometers to the Cuc Phuong National Park
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Yoga and relaxation indoors at the hotel
  • Farewell dinner at the resort restaurant

Day 9 - Saturday (November 5, 2016)

  • Early morning energization outdoors at the hotel then breakfast
  • Transfer to Hanoi airport for departure flight back home
  • 12:35 Depart Hanoi
  • 17:05 Arrive at Singapore
  • 21:15 Depart Singapore
  • 07:00 Arrive at Brisbane (November 6, 2016)

Included excursions

Included in the package are all touring and entrance fees as outlined in the itinerary.


Lyn Thomas
Lyn Thomas is the founder and director of Sunshine Yoga. In her early 20's she was already passionate about dispelling an increased awareness of health and wellness to the general public through the practice of yoga and relaxation. With the increase of stress and anxiety in our society, Lyn saw such a need to take her personal practice into a professional realm.

Retreat location

This holiday will take place in Hoi An and Ninh Binh in Vietnam. Hoi An is hidden away on Vietnam's coastline. It is a small city without the crowds and traffic. Sunshine Yoga and Health has chosen a beautiful property in Hoi An, central Vietnam and Ninh Binh. A resort situated right on the beach, it offers sophistication, extreme comfort, mixed with a wonderful relaxed ambience.



  • Boating
  • Cooking classes
  • Fitness center
  • Golf course
  • Golf driving range
  • Gym
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis court
  • Volleyball court


  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Bar nearby
  • Barbecue facilities
  • Beach
  • Caf nearby
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • Kitchen Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Mini bar
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • River nearby
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck


  • Conference room
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Meeting room
  • Newspapers
  • Parking lot
  • Room cleaning
  • Scooter / motorcycle rental
  • Toiletries
  • Tour assistance
  • Valet
  • Wedding
  • Wireless internet


Daily breakfast, 3 lunches and 6 dinners as listed in the itinerary are included in the price.


  • Meals which are not itemized in the Itinerary are not included in the price.

Things to do (optional)

There are many wonderful activities to embrace in your leisure time - here are a few ideas:

Bike and boat tour

A very friendly and knowledgeable tour guide will bike with you through gorgeous countryside and vegetable fields. Then a boat ride down the river to a private island where the guide cooks an amazing BBQ of beef and shrimp skewers as you watch the sunset with a beer in hand.

Traditional fishing

Experience life on the waterways as you cruise the Cua Dai River with an expert captain and crew aboard an eco-tour boat to a local fishing village. Join local fishermen and their families and learn about daily customs in this region. Paddle a Vietnamese basket boat and gain hands-on experience fishing the traditional way - among the mangroves and coconut palms.

Boat to Cham Island

This is a beautiful and fun-filled getaway. Known locally as Cu Lao Cham Marine Park, this protected offshore area is an archipelago of eight small islands recognized as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. Take in the stunning scenery, enjoy local dishes at a restaurant, visit Lang Beach, Au Thuyen, Ong Temple and Hai Tan Pagoda.

Spa treatments

Take advantage of a complimentary spa treatment at each resort accommodation during the holiday.

What's included

  • 1 spa treatment at each resort
  • 3 nights resort accommodation in Hoi An
  • 4 nights luxury resort accommodation in Ninh Binh
  • All touring and entrance fees as outlined in itinerary
  • Daily breakfast, 3 lunches and 6 dinners
  • Domestic flights and taxes within Vietnam
  • Return air travel from Brisbane (ask Sunshine Yoga & Health about departure from another port)
  • Tipping of guides and drivers
  • Vietnam visa

What's not included

  • Anything of a personal nature
  • Meals which are not itemized in the Itinerary
  • Optional tours and activities as listed in Itinerary
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

You will be flying via Singapore (includes day use of hotel) into Danang International Airport (DAD). A guide will be at the airport to transfer you to your accommodation. The pick-up is included in the price.

Contact Sunshine Yoga & Health for pricing if departing from another airport. If you are departing from another airport, Sunshine Yoga will make arrangements to meet you at your destination in Vietnam.

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