Wellness and Culture in Central Vietnam


Do you want to experience Vietnam up close and still return from your vacation relaxed? Then this trip is perfect for you! According to Countryaah, Vietnam is one of countries starting with V.

Our trip offers exciting, cultural highlights such as a visit to the old trading town of Hoi An. It starts at the Museum of Culture and History and brings you closer to the history of this medieval port.

In Hue you will visit the Royal Palace, take a 40-minute dragon boat ride and marvel at the seven-story and octagonal Phuoc Duyen Tower, which is now a symbol of Hue.

As a balance to the cultural program you will be accommodated in unique resorts. To relax, you can enjoy yoga, spa treatments, tai chi and other activities or simply relax by the large pool.

This is an example of one of our tours and should serve as a source of inspiration. Of course, the itinerary including the destinations can be adapted and we will be happy to work out a round trip for you that is tailored to your interests and budget.


Best travel time: November to April

Travel time: 8 days

Planning your trip: Do not travel during the Vietnamese New Year when all shops and museums are closed and the prices for accommodation are much more expensive than usual.

Tip: Combine your Vietnam trip with a stay in Cambodia and a cruise in Halong Bay, rsp. a boat trip through the Mekong Delta.

Day 1: Arrival in Danang, Hoi An
Arrival in Danang and transfer to the hotel in Hoi An.

Afternoon Half Day Tour of Hoi An:
The tour through the old trading town begins at the culture and history museum, which brings you closer to the history of this medieval port. The small market on the river shows what was left of it today. Then, stroll along the main street, lined with shops and temples, and visit the Assembly Hall of the Fujian Chinese Community. In the past, many traders were Japanese or Chinese, the latter built extensive halls for ceremonies and celebrations as well as temples according to their origin. The Thien Hau Temple, for example, is dedicated to the goddess of sailors. The old houses from the 19th century are still well preserved, and narrow streets take you back down to the river. In recent years, Hoi An’s artisans have specialized in lamps that come in all shapes, Colors and materials are offered. The Japanese Bridge that separated the Japanese and Chinese quarters dates back to the early 17th century. The bridge with a small temple attached is now the official symbol of Hoi An. The tour ends with a visit to one of the historic houses in the old town, which is under UNESCO protection. Overnight at the Ancient House Resort in Hoi An.

Day 2: Hoi An – Hue
After breakfast, drive over the cloud pass to Hue.
You will arrive in Hue around noon and begin your half-day tour of the citadel and the museum. Construction of the Royal Palace began in 1802 and was completed in 1833; From here the kings of the Nguyen Dynasty ruled until 1945. You enter the palace through the midday gate and approach the Hall of Supreme Harmony (Dien Thai Hoa) on a stone bridge. The ruler sat between the red painted pillars, while everyone else had to stand. Behind the reception hall are two smaller halls at right angles, in which the royal entourage prepared for the ceremonies.
Overnight at the exclusive Pilgrimage Village Boutique Resort & Spa in Hue.


Day 3: Hue
You start your full day sightseeing after breakfast with a visit to the Dong Ba market, which is THE commercial center of the Thua-Thien-Hue province and the surrounding regions. It is located on the north bank of the Perfume River on Tran Hung Dao Street in Hue.
You will then board a traditional “dragon boat” for a 40-minute ride on the Perfume River to the Thien Mu Pagoda. If you go up the stairs from there, you will first see the seven-story and octagonal Phuoc Duyen Tower, which is now a symbol of Hues. The pagoda is considered to be one of the most important in the country.
In the afternoon you visit the mausoleum of the later King Khai Dinh (r. 1916-25). The way to the mausoleum goes up a hill 10 km southwest of Hue. Much has been modeled into the concrete here, the decorations follow a mixture of Western and Vietnamese styles. Colored glass and sheet metal dominate the tomb itself.
You will then visit the mausoleum of King Tu Duc, which is one of the most beautiful works of royal architecture in Vietnam. 8 km southwest of Hue, Tu Duc (ruled 1847-83) had his tomb built while he was still alive and spent many days here with concubines, sealing in a pavilion by the lake. A large stele reports from his life and somewhere under the tumulus the unworldly king was buried.
Overnight at the exclusive Pilgrimage Village Boutique Resort & Spa in Hue.

Day 4: Hue and relaxation in the unique resort
transfer (without guide) to the Vedana Lagoon Resort & Spa. After about 1 hour you will reach the unique wellness resort south of Hue. Located on 27 hectares on a natural lagoon, one of the largest in Southeast Asia, you can enjoy the magnificent view.
During the relaxing days to come, you can choose from the extensive range of yoga, spa treatments, tai chi and other activities (some of which are subject to a fee) or simply relax by the large pool.

Your stay includes:
• 1x 60 minute spa treatment per person
• Daily tai chi (30 min.) And yoga (60 min.) Classes subject to availability.
Overnight at Vedana Lagoon Resort.

5th-7th Day: Vedana Lagoon Resort
Three full, relaxing days at the Vedana Lagoon Resort at leisure.
Overnight at Vedana Lagoon Resort.

Day 8: Vedana Lagoon Resort – Hue Airport / Danang / Extension
transfer (without guide) of your choice to Hue Airport, Danang Airport or to your travel extension in Cambodia / on a cruise ship.