Vietnam, Northern Vietnam
A wellness journey in Vietnam with excellent stay in Hanoi capital, Halong Bay relaxing overnight cruise and the wellness resort Almanity in Hoi An. You will join with a master to do Tai Chi in Hanoi park; sail leisurely on Halong Bay and enjoy lovely wellness retreat in at 5 star oasis Almanity.
Welcome to Hanoi, the second developed and capital city of Vietnam. There is a blend of oriental and colonial influences in this city in culture, culinary and architectures. Beside the busy streets with overwhelmed traffics, you will find the very quiet and solemn corners to indulge into the elegance and find pieces of mind.
Early this morning, you will travel to Hoan Kiem Lake where local residences of Hanoi gather in the morning and practice exercise. There, you can behold different types of work-out like running, walking, yoga, tai chi, aerobics, and so on. You then will meet up with your Tai Chi instructor and practice with her for around 45 minutes to 1 hour. Then head back to hotel for breakfast and relax.
In the afternoon, you will proceed to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum where is the final resting place of him. The mausoleum situating in front of Ba Dinh Square is in bold shape of a lotus flower. Nearby, you also find the Presidential Palace and One Pillar Pagoda. Then, move to Temple of Literature or the Confucius Temple, the first university of Vietnam constructed in 1070. Next, you will see the cyclo driver and traverse to French corners of Hanoi where sited the Hanoi Opera House, Metropole Legend hotel, Vietnam State bank, The Medical University. Lastly, you will have an exciting walking tour for a glimpse of Hanoi Old Quarter.
This morning, leave Hanoi for Halong Bay renown with the marvelous karst islands of nearly 2,000 big and small peaks. Though there are no habitants on any of those islands, you can spot many dried caves of very huge cavities, up to 10,000 sqm. The amazing and scenic landscapes of Halong Bay, along with topographic, geographic and historic values make it a UNESCO Natural Heritage Site.
At noon, you will board the overnight cruise and sail further to the ocean for the venture exploring Halong Bay. While enjoying the lunch of local fresh seafood, you can feast your eyes with captivating scenes. The cruise itinerary is well designed for you to explore Halong Bay via diverse activities like kayaking, hiking, swimming and so on. After the dinner, you will have free time and overnight on Halong Bay.
When the sun just come out, you can come up to the top deck to enjoy the morning freshness on ocean and do Tai Chi with crew’s instructor. After breakfast, the boat carries on with their sailing route and give you more time to enjoy the bay. Returning to mainland early noon, you will disembark the boat and travel back to Hanoi. Head to airport for your flight to Da Nang.
When arriving in Da Nang, your local tour guide will welcome you and escort you to hotel in Hoi An.
This day will be spent for relaxing and enjoying the wellness at Almanity Wellness Resort. Your stay at hotel is included with daily yoga class, unlimited sauna and steam, 60 mins of Spa Treatment, Tai-Chi session and other wellness activities.
In the morning, you will have a half day exploring Hoi An Ancient Town on foot with your local tour guide. The old town is atmospheric and cultural with Chinese houses, Japanese bridge, Fujian communal houses and other architectures worth an admiration. Afterward, you will return to your hotel for your relaxation and enjoy wellness activities.
At leisure till good time, you will see your tour guide at hotel lobby and have private transfer from Hoi An to Da Nang Airport and fly to next destination.
Accommodation in double sharing basic
Daily breakfast at hotel and meals as indicated in the program
Private air-conditioned transfer
Excellent English-speaking guide (other language on request)
Entrance fee, boat trip for sightseeing as mentioned
International and domestic flights
Tips and gratuities for guide, driver, etc.
Personal expenses and services not mentioned
6 days 5 nights
8 days 7 nights