Vietnam running retreat
Vietnam Running Retreat
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Vietnam Running Retreat Overview

Join us on this running odyssey into one of Vietnam’s most iconic landscapes, Sapa, where we will connect closely to the culture and traditions of the Hmong.

We will be hosted by local tribes people who will help us understand their heritage and our guides will take us to the summit of IndoChina’s highest peak.

Location
Sapa, Northwest Vietnam

Difficulty
All levels

Price
From $1,995

Days
06

Av. Daily Distance
10-12km

About the Experience

Stunning in natural beauty and cultural diversity, of slightly chaotic cities and hill-tribe villages, Vietnam is both exotic and captivating.

This experience has been carefully designed to allow you to connect closely with the Hmong people, their culture, cuisine and traditions, all while exploring the regions iconic and most dramatic scenery.

The city of Sapa and its surrounding hill-tribe villages will serve as our base during this experience. Here we will enjoy some of the region’s most authentic cultural and gastronomical offerings. During our runs we will venture through terraced rice fields, bamboo forests, hill-tribe villages and waterfalls. The view from Fansipan will take our breath away as we reach the 3,143m summit, taking in all of Indochina’s beautiful flora and fauna.

Each day will be accompanied by yoga and meditation sessions led by top yoga instructors, who will guide you on a path of physical and mental well-being.

Retreat Itinerary

DAY 1: Hanoi to Sapa
  • Morning shuttle from Hanoi’s old quarter to Sapa.
  • Lunch stop
  • Boutique Hotel check in
  • Sunset Yoga Session
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Relaxed night market activation run
DAY 2: Terraced Rice Fields & Muong Hoa Valley
  • Sunrise Yoga Session
  • Breakfast
  • Run approx. 12km/7.5miles and 200m/660ft elevation gain
  • Visit Hmong villages + traditional textiles
  • Relax and Lunch
  • Sunset Yoga & Meditation Session
  • Dinner
DAY 3: Bamboo Forest & Cau May Village
  • Sunrise Yoga Session
  • Breakfast
  • Run approx. 10km/6.2miles and 250m/820ft elevation gain
  • Cultural experience
  • Relax and Lunch
  • Sunset Yoga & Meditation Session
  • Dinner

*1st option massage session (included)

DAY 4: Fansipan Summit
  • Early Breakfast
  • Transported to Fansipan Cable Car Station and ascend to approx. 3000m/9840ft
  • Hike 143m/470ft to reach the summit.
  • Descend running to Tram Ton approx. 12km/7.5miles
  • Relax and Lunch
  • Transported to accommodation
  • Sunset Yoga & Meditation Session
  • Traditional Vietnamese Cooking Class
  • Dinner
DAY 5: Silver Waterfall & Cat Cat
  • Sunrise Yoga Session
  • Breakfast
  • Run approx.12km/7.5miles and 240m/780ft elevation gain
  • Cultural Experience
  • Relax and Lunch
  • Sunset Yoga & Meditation Session
  • Dinner

*2nd option massage session (included)

DAY 6: Tạm biệt Run
  • Sunrise Yoga Session
  • Breakfast
  • Run approx 8km/5 miles
  • Shower and farewell lunch
  • Shuttle to Hanoi Old Quarter

**Special note our itinerary is subject to change due to unforeseen weather. In the occurrence of unfavourable weather, our team will do it’s best to provide all the activities keeping your health and wellbeing in mind.

What’s Included?

  • An amazing and challenging experience in Northwestern Vietnam!
  • 6 days of activities
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Complimentary pick-up and drop-off from/to Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Transportation in Sapa during the retreat
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Daily guided runs
  • Daily Yoga Sessions
  • Focussed Mindfulness Sessions
  • Yoga mats and yoga props
  • 1 x Cooking Workshop
  • 1 x Massage per person
  • Cultural visits
  • More surprises throughout the week

What’s not included?

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Additional snack foods and drinks
  • Spending money
  • Gear that you may need to buy to bring for the trip (running vest, trail shoes etc)
  • Invoice processing fees

Gastronomy

Experience Vietnamese cuisine in what is recognised as “food heaven” in North-Western Vietnam. Join us as we savor the local cuisine, a true reflection of the various ethnicities from the province. With locally produced fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices farmed in the garden or within a 10 km radius.

It’s not just about the good taste! It’s the people who patiently make the food, the tradition, and even the geography from which the food is born. Listen to the stories behind the food, and the history of the ethnic minorities that reside in Sapa.

Accommodation

Comfort is important to us and we strive to be the place you call your home away from home.  Our exclusive Eco Bungalows are representative of the iconic thatched roofed houses dotted around this picturesque province. 

With their contemporary interior and naturally rustic exterior, Sapa Eco Bungalows offer you all the modern comforts of home. All rooms are bright and feature stunning views of the valley, rice fields and mountains. And the outdoor pool, additional therapies and abundant tranquillity allow for optimal relaxation, recovery and calm reflection. 

With it’s modern yet earthy natural feel our unique and environmentally sustainable bungalows are your perfect down-time sanctuary.

Prices for our 6 day 5 night Vietnam retreat start from $1,995 USD per person.
ACCOMMODATION
PRICE
ACCOMMODATION
Group Share (4 guests)
PRICE
$1,995 USD pp
ACCOMMODATION
Twin or Double Share (private WC)
PRICE
$2,295 USD pp
ACCOMMODATION
Single Occupancy (private WC)
PRICE
$2,495 USD

**$500 USD deposit is required to reserve your place
**Payment in full is required 40 days prior to retreat start date

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