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THE VIETNAM TOUR

March 13-22, 2025
Led by Tristina Kennedy & Michael Fong

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Why join us?

We've traveled to Vietnam several times now and it has been our dream to share this country with others. We are SO excited that the time is finally here! Join us on a journey through Vietnam's exotic landscapes and zestful culture. Spend ten days traveling from a bustling city, to quaint villages, delightful heritage sights, and staggering natural sceneries. Vietnam's complex history shines through in a vibrant society full of incredibly sweet people and delicious food. Allow your heart to be touched and perspectives shifted by this once-in-a-lifetime journey!

Over and over we hear people say, "I've always wanted to go to Vietnam!" and yet they haven't gone. We get it. It can feel overwhelming to plan a trip to somewhere so foreign. That's where we come in! Enjoy the ease of having all the details arranged for you, be accompanied by amazing local guides (and us!), plus have fun traveling with a like-minded group. All you really have to do is say yes and book your airfare!

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The Places You'll Visit

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HANOI 

This is our meeting point to begin the trip! Feel the flurry of energy in Vietnam's capital city. The historic streets buzz with scooters, food vendors, historical monuments, markets, and giant skyscraper buildings. We'll explore the vibrant culture and history of the city by seeing its prominent sights, visiting a Vietnam war museum, as well as taking part in one of the most incredible street food tours of your life. 

HALONG BAY

Behold one of the greatest spectacles on earth! You will take one of the most impressive voyages through the emerald waters of this UNESCO World Heritage site, staying aboard a luxury ship for 2 nights. Halong Bay has been named one of the world's new seven wonders of nature. Witness over 1600 towering limestone pillars that provide a natural beauty of epic proportions. On the boat you can take part in food demonstrations, games, get massages, and observe the most glorious sunrises/sunsets from the rooftop sundeck. Enjoy time off the boat to kayak around the bay, visit a floating village + pearl farm, go swimming, and explore hidden caves/islands. 

HOI AN

Visit one of the most charming places in Vietnam. We will explore this UNESCO World Heritage riverside town through a cycling tour of the Cam Nam island, connecting with friendly locals, visiting the market, and getting hands on in a cooking class. Use your spare time to lay out by the pool, get massages, practice yoga, get tailored made clothes, and eat/shop your way through the colorful lantern-lit street markets.

Like all good things, our trip will come to an end with a flight back to Hanoi for your journey home, but you will always carry with you the memories of this unique and unforgettable experience!

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Activities & Yoga

INCLUDED ACTIVITIES:

  • Welcome dinner with our local friends

  • Guided tour of Hanoi's prominent sites to gain a deeper understanding of this historical city

  • An epic street food scooter tour to some delicious hidden spots

  • Luxury cruise through Bai Tu Long Bay (a gorgeous & more secluded part of Halong Bay)

  • Take a kayak or bamboo sampan through a floating village & hidden lagoons

  • Enjoy a private barbeque lunch on a secluded beach

  • Walking tour of the the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hoi An

  • Enjoy street bazaars, a plethora of art/handmade crafts, & world class clothing tailors

  • Take an interactive cooking class to learn the art of Vietnamese food in a lush open air kitchen

  • Enjoy a cycling tour of Cam Kim Island to connect with a war veteran and other locals in their homes for tasting rice wine, learn the process of mat weaving, and eat a homemade noodle lunch

 

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES:

  • Visit custom tailors to have anything you can dream made just for you - clothing, shoes, bags, etc!

  • Taste incredible Vietnamese coffees with a local coffee roaster friend of ours

  • Eat your way through Vietnam's extensive cuisines - options ranging from street food to fine dining

  • Get massages at incredibly low rates

 

We will practice daily yoga, meditation, and/or pranayama suitable for all levels to ground and connect (as the activity schedule allows). Our retreat schedules are specially crafted to allow for your enjoyment of personal space and free time. Bring your journal, books, and whatever else you've been wanting to indulge in! We believe in choice and options for your retreat experience, so you can always opt out of any activities in the program should you wish.

Accommodations

We have carefully selected top-rated properties with modern amenities in fantastic areas for you to explore from. Rooms can be single or double occupancy (1 large bed or 2 single beds). Please note that we do have a limited number of single occupancy rooms; if this is your preference, be sure to register early! See below slideshow for photos of the stunning places we'll be staying!

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Travel Details

FLIGHTS: To allow maximum flexibility, you will book your own international flights to and from Hanoi. Check-in for the retreat begins on the afternoon of March 13 and check-out is after breakfast on March 22.

 

ARRIVE: March 13th, morning or afternoon

DEPART: March 22nd, late afternoon or evening

 

Please run your flights by us before final booking to ensure times are correct. There will be one domestic flight during the tour between Hanoi and Da Nang airport. This ticket is included in your trip cost.

VISA: In order to travel to Vietnam with a US passport, you need a valid passport that is valid for at least six months from the date you enter Vietnam and has at least one full blank page for your visa. You will also need to obtain a tourist visa, which is an easy online process. Visit the Embassy of Vietnam website for the most current information.

 

VACCINATIONS: There are no vaccine requirements to enter Vietnam. The CDC recommends certain vaccines when traveling in Vietnam. You can review their current recommendations HERE. You should always discuss medications and vaccinations with your doctor to evaluate which ones are right for you given your own unique health needs and personal beliefs about vaccines. 

Don't worry, we will be sending you plenty of helpful emails to aide you in your preparations!

Pricing & Inclusions

TRIP COST:  $3400 per person, based on double occupancy (since occupancy supplement: $800)

COST INCLUDES:

  • 9 nights accommodations at stunning properties throughout Northern/Central Vietnam

  • Daily breakfast, 5 lunches, 4 dinners

  • Daily yoga and/or meditation sessions suitable for all levels (as schedule allows)

  • Experienced local tour guides

  • Domestic round trip flight between Hanoi and Da Nang (airport near Hoi An)

  • All ground transportation within tour

  • All included activities as outlined above

  • Group airport transport on arrival day (at one designated time)

 

Cost does not include airfare, transportation or meals/beverages not outlined above, visa, travel insurance, optional activities, massages, shopping, or gratuities (suggested approx. $10pp per day). 

All rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like double occupancy and do not have a roommate, we will make efforts to pair you with another solo traveler who would like a roommate. Please note that if there is not another solo traveler, you will be responsible for the single occupancy rate. Instead, why not invite a friend to join you on this grand adventure?!

 

An $800 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your space. This amount is applied to the total cost of the trip. The remaining balance can be satisfied in two payments, due 120 & 90 days prior to the retreat. By submitting your registration and deposit to us, you are agreeing to the policies in our Terms & Conditions.

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Registration

WOO HOO! You're joining us! Completing your registration is a TWO STEP process. Please fill out the below form to submit your registration and deposit. Upon submission, a link will appear to fill out the liability waiver form.

 

We will be in touch within 48 hours of your registration to confirm your room selection. Thank you for saying yes to joining us; this is going to be amazing!

 

If you have any questions prior to registration, please email us. We are more than happy to talk with you!

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