Vietnamese agency takes wellness programme to Myanmar

BOUTIQUE travel agency Wellness Vietnam Holidays is organising a cultural and wellness tour programme to Myanmar for the first time, with the opportunity for guests to practice tai chi and meditation.

Programme director for the Ho Chi Minh City-based company, Thuy M Do, told TTG Asia e-Daily: “We have organised a variety of wellness programmes mainly to Vietnam. I had mulled organising one in Myanmar for some time since having personally visited the country twice. The country and its people, beautiful temples and landscapes are deeply spiritual, making it an ideal wellness destination for such programmes as yoga, tai chi and meditation.”

The 12-day Tai Chi in Mystical Myanmar programme from March 1-12, 2015 will comprise tai chi, meditation and qi-boosting sessions and will coincide with Myanmar’s largest pagoda festival taking place at the sacred Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon.

The itinerary will include the Shan region, with a three-night stay at Inle Lake offering insights into hill tribe culture and the local life surrounding the lake; the former royal capital of Mandalay, with visits to the Royal Palace and a leading teaching monastery; and Bagan, with its many temples.

“Depending on the feedback for this tour, we may organise additional trips to Myanmar in the future. However, HOTEL availability and services are limited there. The cost is higher than that of neighbouring countries, which makes it a challenge to promote (the tour) even though people are interested,” Thuy added.

She said the company’s clients are from Europe, America, New Zealand and Australia.

Open to all, including beginners of tai chi, prices start from US$4,850 (sharing) for an all-inclusive, in-country programme. Travellers can save US$600 on EARLY BOOKINGS by December 15.

Source: TTG Asia

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