10 Day Package: Master Wong Retreat 2018

10 Day Package: Master Wong Retreat 2018

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Join Master Wong and like minded people in Vietnam's exclusive Phu Luong mountain retreat. Experience the culture of Vietnam along with the beautiful picturesque sceneries. We will start our adventure with a morning Tai Chi and energy rejeuvenating practice during sunrise to recharge our senses (great for mind, body and soul), followed by healthy organic traditional Vietnamese food; fresh fruit for breakfast and a Viet cuisine lunch, followed by another optional afternoon training session working on self defense and confidence development.

We will then move from our moutain retreat to the beautiful Ha Long Bay Sea where we will stay for two nights in a luxury ship with the opportunity to explore the most famous and most visited islands in Vietnam. We start the day off with tai chi training during sun rise with the clear crisp air from the sea filling your lungs. Enjoy seafood at its best, on the 3 day luxury ship cruise around the beautiful Ha Long Bay Sea.

10 day itinerary:

DAY 1: ARRIVE IN HANOI

Arrive in Hanoi

Welcome to Vietnam!

Our local tour guide will pick you up from Noi Bai airport and transfer you to your hotel in Hanoi to check in. It’s then your leisure time to relax and get use to local time zone.

Late afternoon, we will have an Orientation tour of the Old Quarters. Walk through the fascinating network of narrow alleys and shop houses also known as ‘The 36 Streets’ – each street being named after the merchandise traditionally sold there, ranging from fabrics to crafts and from medicines to tombstones

Pre-dinner: Short introduction about the training course by Master Wong.

Welcome dinner at Com Viet restaurant (with traditional music and flower garland by Vietnamese girls in traditional dress (Ao dai) for each guests. 

Overnight in Hanoi.


DAY 2: TRAINING – WATER WHEELS WALK AND RAFTING

Breakfast at the hotel.

This morning, we will transfer to Pu Luong Nature Reserve by road via a breathtaking mountain pass giving you a panoramic view of the whole valley. Arrive at your accommodation in time for a delicious lunch, followed by free time to explore the beautiful retreat, with its captivating panoramic views and tranquil setting. Afternoon: You will be transfer to a suspension bridge over the Cham River, where you begin your walk in search of stunning water wheels. Get up close to each wheel and discover how water is moved from river to handmade bamboo aqueducts via simple constructions of all sizes.

Arriving at a local fisherman’s house, you have a short rest to gear up for the rafting adventure with Dinh and his team. Float along the calm river and enjoy the views, in between learning how to paddle and steer your handcrafted rafts.

Arriving at scenic Tan Lap bridge, you disembark to be transferred back to Pu Luong Retreat for dinner.

Pre-dinner: Training 2 hours with Master Wong

Lunch, dinner and overnight at Pu Luong retreat.

 

DAY 3: TRAINING – ENTHRALLING TREKKING ROUTES

Pre-breakfast: training 1 hour with Master Wong

 Breakfast at the retreat.

Start early to descend into the beautiful valley facing the Retreat where you walk around tumbling rice terraces. Trek through small paths shrouded in vegetation to slowly reveal a picturesque village sitting at the base of a towering mountain. Your camera will not be able to sit still!

Continuing to the base of the valley, you weave between roads and farmland, villages and wild fields, ponds and rivers, mountains and open land. Savour the ever-changing scenery as you trek to a beautiful spot to enjoy a simple picnic lunch.

After enjoying delicious food, you have free time to explore the refreshing water to the nearby river, before moving to our pick up point to be transferred back to the Retreat.

Pre-dinner: Training 2 hours with Master Wong

Dinner and overnight at Pu Luong retreat.

Trek info: 12 km easy walking – 6 hours

 

DAY 4: TRAINING – VILLAGE LIFE AND THE COMMUNITY

Pre-breakfast: training 1.5 hour with Master Wong

Breakfast at the retreat.

This morning, you have the chance to get close to village life and interact with locals living in the hills above the Retreat. Glimpse at daily life, walk around working farmland and rice fields, and learn about making rice wine and weaving colorful textiles.

Visit a famer house en route to try local wine with grilled corns, potatoes, etc. Learn more about local customs while talking to our friendly local host.

Back to the retreat later on.

At leisure in the afternoon. 

Pre-dinner: Training 2 hours with Master Wong

Lunch, dinner and overnight at Pu Luong retreat.

 

DAY 5: TRAINING – SUPPORTING THE LOCAL COMMUNITY 

Pre-breakfast: training 1.5 hour with Master Wong

Breakfast at the retreat.

It’s our responsible day today to support the local village. Your ideal travel is not only for training, but also give locals the real helpful aid. Please chose one of the below activities:

  • Help local residence to build their village road.
  • Visit local school, where children are willing to practice English with you.

Back to the resort late in the afternoon. 

Pre-dinner: Training 2 hours with Master Wong

Picnic lunch en route/on site, dinner and overnight at Pu Luong retreat.

 

DAY 6: TRAINING – LOCAL SCHOOL VISIT – AT LEISURE

Pre-breakfast: training 1.5 hour with Master Wong

Breakfast at the retreat.

Move on to a local school in the morning. Participate in cultural exchange activities with minority students and prize awarding ceremony (EG: Books, Pens, etc.) to students who encountered great difficulties in personal life.

Afternoon, it’s your leisure time to enjoy the beauty natural and local life in Pu Luong

Pre-dinner: Training 2 hours with Master Wong

Lunch, dinner and overnight at Pu Luong retreat.

 

DAY 7: PU LUONG - HANOI AT LEISURE

Pre-breakfast: training 1.5 hour with Master Wong

Breakfast at the retreat.

Check out and heading back to Hanoi.

At leisure in the rest of the day to shopping/ self-exploring the city.

Pre-dinner: Training 2 hours with Master Wong

Dinner and overnight in Hanoi.

 

DAY 8: HANOI – HALONG OVERNIGHT CRUISE

Breakfast at hotel.

Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi and heading straight to Halong Bay – a Natural World Heritage as designated by UNESCO since 1994 and 2006.

Lunch with local fresh seafood on board.

Enjoy a trip on Halong with stops to visit caves or to swim and enjoy the sunset on the sea.

Pre-dinner: Training 2 hours with Master Wong

Dinner on board.

Overnight in Halong Bay.

 

DAY 9: HALONG OVERNIGHT CRUISE

Pre-breakfast: training 1.5 hours with Master Wong

Having breakfast whilst your boat goes on between Halong islets.

Begin to cruise to some of Bai Tu Long Bay’s more Untouched areas. Exact locations depend on tide conditions.

Lunch on board or day boat

Enjoy a leisurely day of Sightseeing and Swimming.

Pre-dinner: Training 2 hours with Master Wong

Farewell dinner with fresh seafood on board.

Overnight in Halong Bay.

 

DAY 10:  HALONG – HANOI DEPARTURE/ NINH BINH

Pre-breakfast: training 1.5 hours with Master Wong

Having breakfast whilst your boat goes on between Halong islets.

At leisure to enjoy the scene of the bay.

Lunch with local fresh seafood on board.

Return to the Wharf to be back to Hanoi/ Noi Bai airport for your departure flight at midday or heading straight to Ninh Binh for your onwards trip.

End of service.

Please note!

  • Hotel check-out time is around 12.00