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Vietnam: Zen & Spa

Code PROVN03*REF/17/10PC
Destination Hanoi Halong Bay Hue Da Nang Hoi An Ho Chi Minh City
Category Land Only
Duration 12 days 11 nights
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Overview

Vietnam is a country that is constantly on the move but you can enjoy the calmer side of life with Vietnam Zen and Spa. This trip will take you through many of Vietnam´s premier tourist destinations but will focus on refreshing the body, mind and soul. Explore the various forms of Vietnamese Buddhism, savor the taste of the traditional vegetarian cuisine, and relax with traditional massage, Yoga and Tai Chi.

Accommodations:

City

Superior

Deluxe

Nights

Hanoi

The Lapis Hotel

Superior Room

4-Star

or similar

Apricot Hotel

Sketch Room

5-Star

or similar

2

Ha Long Bay

Syrena Cruise

Deluxe Cabin

or similar

Indochina Sails

Superior Cabin

or similar

1

Hue

Eldora Hotel

Deluxe Room

4-Star

or similar

Indochina Palace

Deluxe Room

5-Star

or similar

3

Da Nang

Royal Lotus Hotel Danang

Classic Room

4-Star

or similar

Meila Da Nang Hotel

Melia Guest Room

4-Star

or similar

2

Hoian

Hoian Historic Hotel

ROH room

4-Star

or similar

Sunrise Premium Resort

Deluxe Room

5-Star

or similar

2

Ho Chi Minh City

Central Palace Saigon Hotel

ROH Room

4-Star

or similar

Pullman Saigon Hotel

Superior Room

5-Star

or similar

1

PRICE PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY – minimum 2 persons

Land Only - Vietnam

Option

min.

2 Guests

4

Guests

6

Guests

8

Guests

10-14

Guests

S.S

01 May 2018 - 30 Sep, 2018

Superior Option

2368

2028

1888

1818

1798

718

Deluxe Option

2798

2448

2308

2238

2228

1148

01 Oct 2017 - 30 Apr, 2018
01 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec, 2018

Superior Option

2398

2048

1918

1848

1818

748

Deluxe Option

2868

2528

2388

2318

2308

1228

**LAND ONLY does NOT include International airfare.

**HIGH SEASON AIRFARE SURCHARGE is additional and is subject to date of travel.

**HOTEL BLACK OUT DATES may apply.

**ALL PRICES ARE IN CANADIAN DOLLARS AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

** The Airfares are not guaranteed and subject to change until final purchase; including Airport tax, 07kg hand-carry luggage and 20kgs check-in luggage

Day 1

Hanoi

Welcome to Vietnam!

Arriving at Hanoi Capital, a city of over a thousand years. Greeting at Noi Bai International Airport by the guide then transferring to your hotel in town. Stay the remainder of the day at leisure to recover from your long-haul flight.

In the evening, enjoy a healthy vegan dinner at the local restaurant.

 

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi for 2 nights

Meals : Dinner
Day 2

Hanoi

For early risers: Practice Meditation at an ancient temple. After that, we transfer to downtown and join with the local who is gathering for Tai Chi around the lakesides in the city every morning. It is magnificent city sight to witness and an even more magical experience to participate in this graceful practice.

Back to your hotel for breakfast.

After breakfast, stroll down to a fresh and wet market where a huge variety of fresh products are bought and sold every day- a fundamental part of Vietnamese culture. Next, we visit the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (closed on every Monday) which successfully presents the recognition of Vietnam as a multi-ethnic country and promotes socio-cultural diversity. Continue to the Temple of Literature as we are transferring back to the city center. It was constructed in 1070 under Ly Thanh Tong’s dynasty, first to honor Confucius and now to celebrate the doctorates and high ranking scholars of Vietnam. Lunch at KOTO (refers to Know One Teach One) to support street and disadvantaged youth in Vietnam

In the afternoon, indulge yourself with a 150 minute traditional massage and herbal bath at Sen 1992 Health Care Central.

 

GOLDEN LOTUS PACKAGE (Duration: 150 Minutes)                            

A package dedicated to bring you a full-body healthcare treatment that is done private and professionally. Golden Lotus treatment is designed to bring you the most value for the short time you will be with us: from cleansing, resting, rejuvenating and putting away your worries, you will find the most use of your time here.

 

Our procedure includes:

  • Consulted by our experts and having a simple health check to help you identify your bodies’ need and the proper treatment for you to take.
  • Yoga classes and other self-healing practices with our teachers and physiotherapist who has both Western and Eastern medical practice experience.
  • Meditated in our garden, with an oxygen ratio of 21-26% along with soothing typical Vietnamese herbal aroma.
  • Burying yourself in dried and warm herbal bath
  • Soda head wash, dead skin scrub, natural face mask, wooden bath soak, Jacuzzi bath with special mixtures of alcohol.
  • Special treatment done by our best therapists will invigorate you and show you how wonderful the Vietnamese treatment is.
  • Hair and manicure services
  • Special set meals with medicinal properties, prepared and served immediately for when your treatment is finished
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3

Hanoi – Ha Long Bay

Take a 3.5-hour drive to Ha Long Bay, a World Wonder of nature. You will go through the provinces of Bac Ninh and Hai Duong before reaching Quang Ninh Province where Ha Long Bay is located.

Spending a night aboard a junk is the ideal way to see Ha Long Bay, a World Natural Wonder and UNESCO site. From the comfort of the cruise, the mystical scenery of Ha Long Bay, with thousands of limestone islands jutting out from the emerald waters and colorful floating villages, can be truly enjoyed.

In the evening enjoy dinner on board.

Accommodation: On Cruise

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4

Ha Long Bay – Hanoi Q Hue 

Awake early and join the Tai Chi session on the sundeck or enjoy the breath-taking views of the bay while the boat cruises leisurely in Halong Bay.

Cave excursion after breakfast. Then go back to your cabin for freshen up and check out of your room. Enjoy brunch on board while cruising toward the pier, and disembarking around noon.

Pick up by our guide and driver then transfer to Hanoi’s airport.  Boarding your domestic flight to Hue City.

Located on the bank of Song Huong- Perfume River, Hue, the capital of Thua Thien Hue province in Central Vietnam, is 700 km south of Hanoi, 1100km north of Ho Chi Minh City, and only a few kilometers from the sea. Until 1945 Hue was the national capital, the political, cultural and religious center of Vietnam under the control of Nguyen Dynasty. Most well-known for its historic values, Hue had been recognized as one of the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

Be met by our guide at airport and transfer to your hotel in town for overnight.

 

Accommodation:  Hotel in Hue for 3 Nights

Meals : Breakfast, Brunch
Day 5

Hue

Follow our guide to the city center for exploring the Imperial Citadel in the morning.

After that, we proceed to Cat Tuong Quan Zen House to get to know about “Nha Ruong”, a typical architecture in Hue as well as the spiritual of this place. Your lunch today will be served at this place with the vegan set menu. Before and during the lunch, you will be instructed on how to get spiritual retreat. Wash your hands with herb cream and walk for meditation after the meal.

Transfer back to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6

Hue

This morning, we a boat trip along the peaceful Perfume River, visit King Minh Mang’s tomb.

Next, stop at a local pagoda nested in the outskirt of the town, where you will have a chance to interact with the monks as well as doing a short meditation here if the pagoda is not busy at that time. Your lunch today will be served right at this pagoda, with the vegan food that the monks eat every day.

Leisure and overnight stay in Hue.

 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7

Hue – Da Nang

After breakfast, check out your hotel room and depart for 3-hour land journey to Da Nang city through the breathtaking Hai Van pass and Lang Co beach.

Checking into your hotel room upon arrival at Da Nang. In the late afternoon, we will join a 60’ Yoga Class on the beach (Pham Van Dong beach area). Relaxing your mind, relaxing your body as we will practice with a professional teacher (Vietnamese or Indian).

Accommodation:  Hotel in Da Nang for 2 Nights

 

Meals : Breakfast
Day 8

Da Nang

Stay the day at leisure to explore the beach area on your own or enjoy hotel facilities

 

Meals : Breakfast
Day 9

Da Nang - Hoian 

Leisurely breakfast at the hotel. Today we transfer to Hoian Ancient town.

In this afternoon, we take a guided walking tour around Hoian Ancient Town. Visit the Japanese covered bridge, Chinese assembly hall, a typical Vietnamese merchant’s house, one of the interesting museums and the local market. There’re numerous art galleries, souvenirs and tailor shops where you can get some express made-to-order clothes if you like. 

The next visit is to home of a craftsman in the old streets. Here we will have a brief introduction to the history, shape and color of the lanterns as well as stages of making them. After that you can make a lantern by your own, decorate, pack and keep it as a souvenir of your time in Hoi An.

Accommodation:  Hotel in Hoian for 2 Nights

 

Meals : Breakfast
Day 10

Hoian 

Stay the day free and easy to explore the town on your own.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 11

Hoian – Da Nang Q Ho Chi Minh City

Have breakfast at your hotel, then check out and go to Da Nang airport for short flight to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Upon arrival, be welcomed by your guide and go to your hotel in the city center for checking-in. 

In the midafternoon, explore the bustling city with quick view of the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and Ben Thanh market.

Later on board Cruise for a dinner on Saigon River. Go back to your hotel for overnight.

Accommodation:  Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City for 1 Night

 

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 12

Ho Chi Minh City - Departure

After breakfast, you will be free at your resort until transferred to the airport for your departure flight.

Meals : Breakfast

Your Tour Package Includes:

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast as mentioned or similar
  • Domestic Flight between Hanoi and Hue/Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City
  • Transfer services in a private air conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to the indicated sites, and other boat fees where applicable
  • Meals as listed in the program B= Breakfast; L= Lunch & D = Dinner: pre-arranged at local restaurants based on local food with set menu
  • Tours with local English speaking guide
  • Yoga/meditation/massage as mentioned in the program
  • Join-in dinner cruise on Saigon River
  • Bottled drinking waters and wet wipes in car on touring days
  • Government taxes
  • Vietnam Visa Approval Letter for spot Visa upon arrival at the airport is included (passengers need to pay extra visa stamp fee at the airport for USD.25.00 on own expenses)

 

Your Tour Package Does NOT Include:

  • International airfare from Canada to Vietnam
  • Please prepare cash USD 25.00 Visa Stamp fee at the airport together with the Visa Approval Letter
  • Any applicable weekend and other surcharges imposed by airlines.
  • Any taxes, airport fees and fuel surcharge.
  • Travel/Cancellation/Medical insurance, optional tours and all personal expenses.
  • Tipping and gratuities to local guides, drivers, and hotel staff.
  • Any items not specified as included.