Wellness Vietnam : Sweetness of life > 14 days North and Central

  • Immersion in local life
  • Visit of a site classified by UNESCO
  • Exchange with ethnic minorities
  • Wide variety of wellness activities
  • Learn about the history of Vietnam
  • Indulge in the practice of local crafts

Wellness Vietnam : Sweetness of life > 14 days North and Center

Because Vietnam has a lot to offer, this tour will offer you a lot. A wellness tour in Vietnam while enjoying the sweetness of life in Vietnam. Discover the North and the Center, a mixture of landscapes, history and culture. Share moments with the locals and discover local crafts. A trip mixing mountains, rice fields, jungle, waterfall and beach to contemplate the multiple riches of the land of the dragon.

After the frenetic Hanoi, a sweet break in the sublime Avana Retreat in the province of Hoa Binh. Perfectly integrated into the landscape, this 5-star resort is an example in terms of sustainable development. Perfect place for a well-being break, whether by visiting a Hmong village or participating in relaxation activities near the waterfall, you will come out with a feeling of inner plenitude. The rest of the trip to the Pu Luong Nature Reserve will prolong this effect with its landscapes and tranquility.

Finally, visit Halong Bay on land as well as the private traditional junk cruise in the fabulous and legendary Lan Ha Bay. The sweetness of life in Vietnam opens its arms to you for a rejuvenating stay!

Some information on the UNESCO site of Trang An> https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1438/

Wellness Vietnam : Sweetness of life > 14 days North and Center

  • Day 1 > Hanoi
  • Day 2 > Hanoi
  • Day 3 >Hanoi – Mai Chau
  • Day 4 > Mai Chau
  • Day 5 > Mai Chau – Pu Luong Nature Reserve
  • Day 6 > Pu Luong – Ninh Binh
  • Day 7 > Ninh Binh
  • Day 8 > Ninh Binh – Halong Bay
  • Day 9 > Halong Bay – Hanoi – Hue
  • Day 10 > Hue
  • Day 11 > Hue – Hoi An
  • Day 12 > Hoi An
  • Day 13 > Hoi An
  • Day 14 > Hoi An – Hanoi
  • Day 1 > Hanoi
  • Arrival at the airport, welcome and transfer to your hotel. Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight.
  • Day 2 > Hanoi
  • duong-lam_smallDeparture for the local market of Ngoc Ha followed by a fresh fruit juice around Lake B52. Explanation on this place steeped in history due to the carcass of the American fighter plane emerging from the water. Passing through small alleys teeming with life, we reach the Mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, a sacred place in Vietnam. After lunch at a local restaurant, head to the Ethnology Museum to learn about the history and customs of minorities living in Vietnam. Then head to Trang Quoc Pagoda , located between West Lake, the city's largest lake, and the charming Truc Bach Lake. After this cultural day, it's time to relax for a body massage and a two-hour facial treatment. Gastronomic tour in the Old Quarter to revel in local flavors. Night at the hotel in the Old Quarter.
  • Day 3 > Hanoi – Mai Chau
  • tam-coc_smallEarly departure for the Mai Chau Valley. On the way, stop at Thung Pass Khe , in the 10 most beautiful passes of Vietnam, where you can visit a local market and taste some local dishes if you wish, such as sticky rice cooked in bamboo while observing the magnificent view. We will continue the road to the magnificent Avana Retreat . After lunch on site, the afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the place, its swimming pool, its Spa and the room. Diner and night at the place.
  • Day 4 > Mai Chau
  • The day will start early with a meditation session around the waterfall. After this spiritual escape, the day continues with the visit of a H'mong village and the discovery of the traditional way of sewing where you can learn it. Healthy and organic lunch. In the afternoon, you will explore the jungle for an exciting walk. You can learn about the benefits of certain plants and their use by local minorities. Back at the hotel, free time to relax and enjoy the facilities. Dinner and night on site (option of a private dinner around the waterfall).
  • Day 5 >Mai Chau – Pu Luong Nature Reserve
  • After breakfast, transfer to Pu Luong Nature Reserve. You will arrive at the hotel and after settling into the room, you can relax by the pool to admire a breathtaking view. Lunch will be served in the restaurant. You will then go for a walk to the hidden village of Kho Muong. Magnificent walk along rice fields and crossing a small hamlet. Arriving from the top of the village, you will be able to realize the superb bue and the exceptional location of this village inhabited by the Black Tay. After crossing the village, the walk continues to the bat cave which can be visited if the weather permits. Return to the hotel where you can relax at the Spa in a traditional herbal bath. Dinner and overnight at the hotel
  • Day 6 > Pu Luong – Ninh Binh
  • In the morning, you will take the road towards Ninh Binh and the superb Aravinda Retreat . Arrived on site, you will be invited to a harvest in the organic garden and then have a cooking class with these same products. Lunch. In the afternoon, departure for the visit of the ancient imperial city of Hoa Lu, vestige of a past civilization. You will soak up the atmosphere of another era, a beautiful return to the past. The day continues until you visit the village of Van Lam known for its embroidery crafts where you can try your hand at it. Dinner in a local restaurant to taste the local specialty, goat. Night at the hotel.
  • Day 7 > Ninh Binh
  • The most enjoyable way to appreciate the beauty and tranquility of Halong Bay on land is to hop on a bicycle and slowly admire the scenery and local life. The bike ride will first lead to Tam Coc to cruise aboard a sampan, a traditional boat. You will navigate between the karstic peaks and will probably be surprised to see the boatwoman rowing with her feet. Try the experience! Back on the bike, we will continue to Mua Cave. You can visit the cave but the major interest of the site remains to climb up to the dragon temple to contemplate the most beautiful view of the valley. It will be time for lunch at a local restaurant and back to the hotel. The afternoon will be devoted to the discovery of local crafts by visiting the villages of Ninh Van, Phu Loc and Bo Bat. After this long day, you will be welcomed to the hotel Spa for a back and shoulder massage. You will be ready to sit down to eat and enjoy a peaceful night.
  • Day 8 >Ninh Binh – Halong Bay
  • Transfer in the early morning to reach the pontoon where the boat will be waiting for you to escort you to the junk. The cruise in this fabulous site classified by UNESCO. Once the safety instructions have been announced, lunch will be served while the junk sails towards Lan Ha Bay, the calmest but equally pretty of the bays. After lunch, the junk will stop for a first kayaking activity. You can reach a beach suitable for swimming. Back on the boat, it will continue to the mooring place for the night. After dinner, you can indulge in squid fishing, sip a cocktail on the pontoon or simply enjoy the calm of the night on board.
  • Day 9 > Halong Bay – Hanoi – Hue
  • Early in the morning before lunch, try your hand at a Tai Chi class on the upper pontoon. The cruise continues with the visit of the isolated village of Viet Hai. This fishing village is only accessible by sea or a long walk through Cat Ba National Park. You will learn the history of Halong Bay and the making of rice wine. A tasting will be offered. During the drive back to Halong pontoon , brunch will be served. Upon arrival, you will be picked up by the vehicle to return to Hanoi. Break at the ecotourism village of Yen duc on the way. Arrived in Hanoi for dinner before taking the night train to the former capital of Vietnam, Hue.
  • Day 10 > Hue
  • The morning will be devoted to discovering the history of the mysterious Hue. First of all with the visit of the imperial city and its multiple monuments which housed the royal festivities during the great era of Hue. In order to better immerse ourselves in history, we will continue by visiting the tombs of Khai Dinh and Tu Duc. Lunch in a local restaurant to savor the dishes of Central Vietnamese cuisine. Then, immersion in local crafts with a visit to the village of Tay Ho, making conical hats. Then visit the incense village of Thuy Xuan and finally Sinh famous for its folk paintings. The day ends at the Villa Louise hotel, by the sea to relax and enjoy the beach. Diner and night at the place.
  • Day 11 > Hue – Hoi An
  • After a restful night, departure for the national park of Bach Ma. Delimitation between the North and the Center, the park enjoys a rich nature (jungle, humid forest, waterfalls, wild animals). A picnic in this dazzling nature will be organized for a deeper connection with the environment. Back at the hotel, check out and depart for Hoi An via the famous Cloud Pass (Hai Van Pass ). Magnificent road along the mountain with a panoramic view of the China Sea. Photo break on the way before arriving in the city of lanterns. Hotel check-in and free time to rest before heading to the Old Town to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will be taken aboard a local boat for a nice ride on the river where you will have the opportunity to deposit your lantern. Dinner in the old town and overnight in Hoi An.
  • Day 12 > Hoi An
  • The day begins with a yoga session before breakfast. Then start a quiet bike ride in the countryside in the middle of the rice fields to the ecovillage of Tra Que. To continue this dynamic, you will be invited to a cooking class followed by lunch on site. In the afternoon, learning how to make the famous lanterns and traditional calligraphy. For the meal, you will have the choice between a dinner in the old town or a meal at the edge of the beach.
  • Day 13 > Hoi An
  • Early departure for the other UNESCO listed site, My Son Sanctuary, ancient kingdom of Chapa . The place benefits from a special light and atmosphere early in the morning. You will learn about the history of these vestiges for a journey through time. On the way back, stop at the silk village to learn and try the traditional way of sewing. Lunch will be at a local restaurant to test local dishes. Weather permitting, the afternoon will be dedicated to enjoying An Bang beach. Otherwise, more in-depth visit of the old town and its history. Dinner and night in peace.
  • Day 14 > Hoi An – Hanoi
  • After breakfast, transfer to the airport and flight to Hanoi. According to the rest of your program, you will be welcomed at the Song café for a local lunch with the Song Voyages team. Transfer to the airport.
Sample Description
  • Included:
  • Private comfortable car with air conditionning
  • Transports mentioned (Night train Hanoi – Lao Cai - Hanoi, cruise Lan Ha Bay, flight Danang - Hue and Hue Danang)
  • Professional english-speaking tour guide
  • Local tour guide in remote areas
  • Accommodation
  • Entrance fees
  • All activities mentioned
  • Water
  • Excluded:
  • Visa
  • International flights
  • Drinks
  • Extra activities
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses