Vietnam's Northern Highlands

Private Wellness Holiday - 9 days / 8 nights

From USD $4,045 p/p
From USD $4,045 p/p
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An inspiring journey of culture, natural wonders & fresh mountain air

Embark on a transformative journey in Vietnam that encompasses the vibrant spirit of the country. Immerse in the sights, sounds and smells of Hanoi, before cruising through the breathtaking turquoise waters of Lan Ha Bay, participating in daily Tai Chi, meditation sessions, and shore excursions. Then retreat to an awe-inspiring eco lodge nestled in the stunning mountains of Sapa, indulging in included massages and spa treatments to truly rest, relax, and reset amidst nature's embrace.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Includes a rejuvenating 3-night stay in an awe-inspiring mountain eco-lodge in Sapa.
  • Experience stunning Lan Ha Bay on an all-inclusive, ultra-luxe wellness cruise.
  • 5 relaxing massages and spa treatments are included during your trip.
  • Plenty of optional wellness activities and the freedom to do as much or as little as you like.
  • You can customise your trip to ensure it’s perfectly suited to your needs and interests.

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At Hanoi airport, you’ll be greeted by our team, who’ll help you with the fast-track arrival service, customs and baggage collection.

You’ll be transported via private transfer to the beautiful Peridot Grand Hotel and Spa, an oasis of tranquillity in Hanoi's Old Quarter, where coffee shops, boutiques, and street vendors create a charming lively atmosphere.

 You might choose to enjoy a meal at one of the hotel’s two restaurants, or visit the well-equipped gym and day spa with jacuzzi, steam room, and sauna. To end the day, consider heading to Ignite Sky Bar—the hotel’s rooftop bar—perfect for a cocktail while you take in panoramic views of Hanoi’s skyline.

Enjoy Hanoi at your own pace. You could start the day with some pre-breakfast Tai Chi or yoga with locals in the tranquil surroundings of Hoan Kiem Lake, or perhaps enjoy an early morning swim in the hotel’s infinity pool.

Later, you could visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, get lost in the narrow streets of the Old Quarter, or explore the Hanoi Botanical Gardens. 

Just be sure to make time for your included 60-minute Swedish massage at the hotel’s luxurious day spa to soothe your body after a day of exploration.

In the evening, experience Hanoi’s live music, rooftop bars, and vibrant night markets for some late-night fun.

After breakfast, you’ll be transferred via private transfer to Ha Long Bay—one of Vietnam’s most spectacular natural wonders known for its dramatic limestone karsts and emerald waters. 

Here you’ll embark on a sensory journey aboard Heritage Line's Ylang, a luxury cruise ship that combines wellness-inspired activities, opportunities to explore the beautiful hidden coves, and relaxing moments on pristine private beaches.

You can choose to join the included excursions to get a taste of local life at one of the few remaining floating fishing villages in the bay, or indulge in relaxing treatments in the onboard day spa. Other wellness-inspired activities include morning Tai Chi, an optional tea-tasting session, or learning more about traditional Vietnamese herbal health remedies. 

Before the day ends, you can experience a calming singing bowl meditation—a Tibetan ritual designed to alleviate stress.

On your final morning aboard Ylang, the ship is moored at the tranquil waters of Frog Lake where you can enjoy another chance to kayak or go on a refreshing pre-breakfast morning swim. 

Mid-morning, you will disembark and be met by your driver for a scenic 3.5-hour drive back to the Peridot Grand Hotel in Hanoi, and after, you can spend the rest of the day to your liking.

After breakfast, your journey to explore Vietnam’s stunning northern highlands will begin. Along the way, take in the sights of the picturesque mountain landscapes of Sapa which offer a fascinating window into Vietnam’s ethnic diversity and rich natural beauty. 

Upon arrival in the afternoon, you will check in to your mountain eco-lodge. Its local white granite and thatched roofs are simple yet stylish and cosy. With no television or internet, you can spend your time soaking up the breathtaking views from your private balcony—the perfect spot to succumb to the beauty of nature.

Enjoy a rejuvenating 60-minute deep tissue massage at the lodge’s day spa after your long journey. You can also take it slow in the gardens or unwind in the amazing infinity swimming pool.

You are free to arrange your own dinner and choose from a selection of different dining options at the lodge. Traditional Northern Vietnamese cuisine is available at Stilthouse Restaurant and Scandinavian-inspired grill plates at Restaurant 360. Lighter meals are also available at the Inn Bar or the Infinity Pool Bar.

The next two days are yours to do as little or as much as you please. Perhaps start the day with some yoga on your private balcony while taking in the misty mountain views before a leisurely breakfast in the lodge’s restaurant.

Keen to explore? Choose from a variety of outdoor activities such as bicycling, hiking and day tours to the region's diverse minority villages. We highly recommend the 3-hour Jungle & Waterfall Hike with BBQ lunch where you’ll also learn about the local Red Dzao minority.

During your stay, you have three additional treatments in the lodge’s day spa included to ensure you can truly relax and unwind. This includes a 60-minute herbal foot reflexology treatment, a 60-minute traditional Vietnamese massage, and a Red Dzao herbal Bath—a one-of-a-kind healing experience made with a variety indigenous medicinal herbs used by the Red Dzao for centuries.

Enjoy the serenity on your final morning in the mountains with breakfast at the lodge. When you’re done, your driver will meet you for your transfer back to Hanoi. You will arrive in the afternoon in time for your onward flight. 




Return private transfers - Hanoi airport to hotel

Return private transfers - Hanoi to Hai Phong port

Return shared cruise - Hai Phong to Lan Ha Bay

One-way private transfer - Hai Phong to Hanoi

Return private transfer - Hanoi to Sapa hotel


3 nights - Peridot Grand Hotel, Hanoi

2 nights - Heritage Line Ylang, Halong & Lan Ha Bay

3 nights - Topas Ecolodge, Sapa


8 breakfasts

Heritage Line Ylang, Lan Ha Bay

  • 2 lunches
  • 2 dinners
  • Non-alcoholic drinks whilst on the cruise

Peridot Grand Hotel, Hanoi

  • 1 x 60-minute Swedish massage
  • Infinity pool & fitness centre
  • Jacuzzi, sauna & steam room

Heritage Line Ylang, Halong & Lan Ha Bay

  • Morning Tai Chi
  • Steam bath and sauna
  • Jacuzzi pool on the deck
  • Mindful tea ceremony
  • Soda spas in all suites
  • Evening singing-bowl meditation
  • Private yoga sessions available (additional cost)

Topas Ecolodge, Sapa

4 day Wellness Retreat including;

  • 1 x 60-minute deep tissue massage
  • 1 x 60-minute herbal foot reflexology treatment
  • 1 x 60-minute Vietnamese traditional massage
  • 1 x 30-minute Red Dao detoxifying herbal bath


Heritage Line Ylang, Lan Ha Bay

  • Visit to a local fishing village
  • Light trek through lush tropical jungle
  • Swimming, kayaking & beach time
  • Library & lounge with board games
  • Boutique shop
  • Day spa (additional cost)

Topas Ecolodge, Sapa

  • Infinity pool, adults-only pool & Jacuzzi
  • Lounge & relaxation area
  • Mountain hiking & walks
  • Bicycle rental (additional cost)
Standard Inclusions

Fast-track service on arrival 

All transfers with a professional English-speaking guide

Entrance fees for touring as per the itinerary

Local bottled water and cold towels whilst sightseeing

Taxes and service charges

24/7 emergency support


Travel Dates
Single p/p
Twin p/p
5th January - 30th April 2024
Single p/p From USD $5,485
Twin p/p From USD $4,255
1st May - 30th September 2024
Single p/p From USD $5,200
Twin p/p From USD $4,045
1st October - 10th December 2024
Single p/p From USD $5,485
Twin p/p From USD $4,255



International flights are not included in trip costs.


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Changes made within 90 days of the departure date are treated as cancellations and re-booking and will be subject to the cancellation fees outlined below. 


Charges apply to all cancellations according to when the cancellation is received in relation to the departure date.

  • 91 days or more - 20% of total cost
  • 90 to 61 days - 50% of total cost
  • 60 to 31 days - 75% of total cost
  • 30 to 0 days - 100% of total cost

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