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12 Days Tours and Yoga Retreat in Vietnam

  • Essence d'Orient Hotel & Spa, 22A Tạ Hiện, Hàng Buồm, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam

Journey Vietnam Yoga Retreat

Book your place on this yoga tour and spend each day rejuvenating yourself with a selection of cultural, scenic, and wellness activities throughout Vietnam. This yoga tour will take you to four destinations throughout Vietnam, so you will get to see the sights as well as feel refreshed and alive with daily guided yoga sessions. With experienced guides and breathtaking scenery, enjoy daily practices, and make the most of your yoga holiday.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Cooking lesson with an expert chef
  • Explore Halong Bay with Glory Legend Cruise
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • 11 nights accommodation
  • Daily meals
  • 9 days with instruction
  • Vietnamese, English
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Essence d'Orient Hotel and Spa

Surrounded by the buzz of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, it is one of the city’s top boutique hotels. Offering most of the services of a five-star hotel, it has a great location, elegantly simple rooms with a Vietnamese touch, and an obsession with service are the hallmarks of the hotel. In this hotel, you will stay in a superior window room. It is very quiet, cozy queen-bed room on the back side of the building with window.

Glory Legend Cruise

Glory Legend Cruises are modern and tastefully designed boats, which feature spacious, well-appointed cabins and suites with large en-suite bathrooms, large sundecks with comfortable lounging furnitures, and elegant dining rooms and bars. They have designed and fitted the boats to international standards while maintaining traditional style, creating the perfect balance of modern comforts and nostalgic ambiance.

In this trip, you will stay in a deluxe cabin. All the cabins are especially designed with big windows overlooked the sea, so you can see the beautiful panoramic view of Halong Bay, even from your beds.

Hoi An Beach Resort

Hoi An Beach Resort is an oasis of peace where the river meets the ocean. The accommodation consists of 121 luxurious deluxe and grand deluxe rooms, all of which evoke a traditional Vietnamese village style. In this retreat, you will stay in a superior room. It is 40 square meters and is equipped with specific artworks of Hoi An ancient town, private balcony overlooking the lush garden, and bathroom with bathtub and shower.

Mai Chau Ecolodge

Mai Chau Ecolodge is located right at the heart of Mai Chau valley within walking distance to Lac and Pom Coong villages. It is the most secluded haven in Mai Chau with a stunning backdrop of lush rice paddies and emerald mountains embraced by clouds. The Mai Chau Ecolodge was built entirely from natural materials with thatched roofs, bamboo interiors, wooden furniture and outdoor jungle showers.

In this lodge, you will stay in a junior deluxe room. It features bamboo interiors and red tile floor. Tastefully furnished and well-equipped, all junior deluxe rooms are complete with private outdoor garden showers and mountain views. Each room has a private veranda where you can relax on a hammock and enjoy the serenity that Mai Chau offers.

Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi

On your arrival in Hanoi, the local driver and tour guide will pick you up from Noi Bai International Airport (HAN) and transfer you to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 2: Hanoi - Mai Chau (breakfast and lunch)

  • 08:00 Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi, drive to Mai Chau Valley, check in Mai Chau Ecolodge, and have a lunch afterwards
  • 14:00 Yoga benefits and practice discussions
  • 15:00 Free time in the Mai Chau village, take a nap, walk around, and take pictures
  • 17:00 90-minute yoga session, pranayama breathing, and Dhayana meditation
  • 19:00 Dinner made with fresh local ingredients
  • 20:30 Traditional Thai dances performed by the local villagers

Day 3: Mai Chau (breakfast and lunch)

  • 07:00 30-minute Dhayana meditation
  • 08:00 Enjoy breakfast
  • 09:30 Walk around rice paddies and Mai Chau village
  • 11:00 90-minute yoga session
  • 13:00 Lunch made with fresh local ingredients
  • 14:00 Yoga benefits and practice discussions
  • 15:00 Free time to take a bicycle and explore the unique countryside and villages
  • 17:00 90-minute yoga session, pranayama breathing, and Dhayana meditation
  • 19:00 Dinner made with fresh local ingredients

Day 4: Mai Chau - Hanoi (breakfast and lunch)

  • 07:00 90-minute Dhayana meditation
  • 08:00 Enjoy breakfast
  • 09:00 Visit Hmong Minorities Sunday market
  • 11:00 90-minute yoga session
  • 13:00 Lunch made with fresh local ingredients
  • 14:00 Yoga benefits and practice discussions
  • 15:00 Estimate departure to Hanoi

Day 5: Hanoi - Halong Bay (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

  • 07:30 Pick up at the hotel and transfer to Halong city to enjoy the landscape of the Red River Delta, and stopover at Hai Duong province for refreshment for about 30 minutes
  • 12:00 Arrive at Tuan Chau island, take a break, and enjoy a welcome drink at the Glory Legend Cruise lounge, and transfer to Glory Legend Cruise afterwards
  • 13:00 Welcome drink, cruise briefing, safety instructions, check in, start cruising and explore Halong Bay, then back to the boat and free time while sailing to Luon Bo area, and anchor overnight
  • 17:30 90-minute yoga session
  • 19:30 Have a dinner with deluxe Vietnamese and international barbecue set menu dinner followed by evening activities

Day 6: Halong (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

  • 06:00 90-minute yoga session followed by breakfast (coffee, tea, and pastries are served in the dining room with a morning view of the bay’s landscape)
  • 08:30 Transfer to a day boat and visit Cua Van village, then back to the day boat to visit Bai Tu Long Bay, have a lunch served on the day boat, then back to Glory Legend Cruise followed by free time on boat for relaxing
  • 17:30 90-minute yoga session
  • 19.30 Have a deluxe Vietnamese dinner followed by evening activities

Day 7: Halong - Hanoi (breakfast and lunch)

  • 06:00 90-minute yoga session followed by breakfast (coffee, tea, and pastries are served in the dining room with a morning view of bay’s landscape)
  • 08:00 Transfer by tender to Sung Sot Cave, return to the boat by tender, back to Glory Legend Cruise, have a lunch while cruising back to the Tuan Chau Wharf, and relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery
  • 12:00 Return to Hanoi by shuttle bus, visit a traditional workshop, and enjoy a refreshment for about 30 minutes

Day 8: Hanoi - Hoi An (breakfast)

The transfer between Hanoi and Hoi An will be via domestic flight. On your arrival in Danang, your local driver and tour guide will pick you up from the airport and transfer to your hotel in Hoi An. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 9: Hoi An - My Son half-day tour

After breakfast, your tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to My Son. On arrival, you will visit the Tra Kieu capital and explore the majestic ancient ruins at My Son. My Son is located 69 kilometers southwest of Danang and was an imperial city during the Cham dynasty. At 4:00 p.m., there will be a 90-minute yoga session followed by free time to enjoy the evening at your leisure.

Day 10: Hoi An (breakfast and lunch)

After breakfast, your local tour guide will meet you at your hotel and take you to visit the local markets to buy some ingredients for your cooking lesson and teach you about the local produce. After visiting the markets, you will head to the restaurant for your cooking class with an expert chef. After your class, you can enjoy the food you have prepared before returning to your hotel.

After lunch, your local tour guide will take you to explore the town of Hoi An, visiting the 400-year-old Japanese bridge, 300-year-old Chinese temples, and 200-year-old Vietnamese former merchants’ houses. Your tour guide will walk you back to your hotel after the walking tour. At 5:00 p.m., there will be a 90-minute yoga session followed by free time to enjoy the evening at your leisure.

Day 11: Free day in Hoi An (breakfast)

At 6:00 a.m., there will be a 90-minute yoga session followed by free time.

Day 12: Departure day (breakfast)

Today is your departure day. After breakfast, you will be transferred back to Hoi An to Da Nang International Airport (DAD).

During the trip, you will explore Halong Bay by cruise and visit Halong City. You will also visit Bai Tu Long Bay and My Son, explore Cua Van village and a rural district Mai Chau Valley, and have an adventure at Sung Sot Cave.

Bai Tu Long Bay

You can enjoy the beauty of Bai Tu Long Bay by kayaking and swimming in Ba Ham Lake area (if the weather permits).

Cua Van village

Cua Van village is a small community with around 700 residents living in the root of Ngoc Mountain. You will visit Cua Van village by row boat and meet the local people who will help you row the boat for sightseeing. Enjoy quiet space and fresh air and feel truly relaxed.

Hanoi

Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam where you will visit on the first day of your trip.

Halong Bay

Halong Bay is one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature. Enjoy a lunch of Vietnamese and international dishes served while cruising through the bay, passing the most beautiful and tranquil areas, such as Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock, Soi Sim Beach, and Coconut Three Island. You will also visit Luon cave, the perfect combination of limestone mountains and jade-green sea. Explore by bamboo boat with local people or kayaking if you prefer.

If you are lucky, you will see monkeys on the islands. You will visit the beautiful Ti Top Beach for swimming (if the weather permits). Ti Top Beach is especially famous for its fresh atmosphere, clean water, and smooth white sand that creates a great ambiance for tourists to relax or take a walk to the top of Ti Top Beach for a panoramic view of Halong Bay.

Halong city

You will visit Halong City to enjoy the landscape of the Red River Delta and stopover at Hai Duong province for refreshment.

Mai Chau Valley

Mai Chau Valley is the rural district of Hoa Binh Province. Surrounded by lush paddy fields and tall cliffs, Mai Chau is an idyllic village. Not only well-known as a spot for those who love trekking and hiking in Vietnam, it also attract tourists for the cultural diversity of ethnic minorities.

My Son

My Son is the former capital of the ancient Cham civilization that ruled Central Vietnam from the second to the thirteenth century. It is considered to be one of the best-preserved Cham structures in Vietnam.

Sung Sot Cave

When visiting Sung Sot Cave, you need to walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance, which will take approximately 45 minutes. It is one of the biggest caves in Halong Bay with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Proper shoes are highly recommended.

You will be served daily meals as per itinerary.

During the free time, enjoy a chat around the bar, watch movies or Vietnamese cultural films, play cards or chess, read books or magazines in your room or dining room, or you may also try your luck at squid fishing and fishing from the boat.

During the cruise, massage service is also available at an extra cost. Please book with the cruise manager directly. You may also attend a cooking class on the sundeck. You can also enjoy the happy hour with buy one drink-get one free or watch the magnificent sunset over Halong Bay.

  • 11 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • All entrance fees to monuments
  • All touring and transfers in air‐conditioned vehicles
  • Comprehensive sightseeing
  • Daily meals as per itinerary
  • Economy class domestic flights within Vietnam
  • English speaking tour guides
  • Locally based professional drivers
  • Extra meals
  • International airfare
  • Optional massage
  • Personal expenses

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Noi Bai International Airport (HAN). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Live It Travel will pick you up from Noi Bai International Airport (HAN) and transfer you back to Hoi An to Da Nang International Airport (DAD).

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 90 days before arrival.