journey to awakening

Join one of Pravassa’s signature small group tours for a 11-day wellness vacation through vietnam.

Travel through South and Central Vietnam while embracing the alchemy of wellness travel and mindful healing practices as you Journey to Awakening. Hosted by Mindfulness-based Psychotherapist Lena Franklin alongside Pravassa founder, Linden Schaffer, get an insider’s look at Vietnam’s history, tradition, and culture as we embark on an adventure that will leave you forever #changedbytravel.


Welcome to vietnam

Exciting and compelling, exotic and unforgettable—all these words describe Vietnam. A complex culture with an even more complex history, this country is a fascinating labyrinth begging to be explored. The natural beauty of the landscape spans sensory-overloading cities, the backwaters of the Mekong Delta, and ancient towns and temples which evoke a bygone era. Vietnam will capture your interest from the moment you arrive.

Our 10-night/11-day wellness vacation begins in the South Vietnamese city of Saigon. There is no better way to explore Vietnam than with locals, and Saigon is the maternal homeland of Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapist and International Wellness Teacher, Lena Franklin. Lena’s Buddhist cultural roots are in Saigon, and under her guidance as well as our resident-guides, we’ll explore local life along the Mekong Delta on our private boat. After, we’ll make our way to the central coast where both the ancient town of Hoi An and the ocean await.

Pravassa it addresses all aspects of a rounded experience of what a curious tourist would want to have on a wellness tour.
— Lana E.

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Boutique Accommodations

Pravassa is proud to have built lasting relationships with hotels and resorts that support the communities we visit and foster the concept of Fair Travel. Our handpicked, personally vetted accommodations showcase the best that each of our locations has to offer and ensure a curated and comfortable experience that supports your mindful wellness journey at every step.

During our Vietnam tour, we’ll stay at intimate, locally run boutique hotels along with a boat on the Mekong Delta where we can be fully immersed in the natural beauty of the country while still experiencing the comforts of luxurious travel. 

Accommodation highlights include: friendly staff offering luxury service, local spa treatments, rooftop pool, stunning sunset views, modern bathrooms, nature views, and WiFi.

Since opening its doors this Saigon hotel has established a new trend as the leading city boutique hotel. Its rich sense of local heritage and timeless cultural values have been honored by receiving major travel awards.
— Yahoo

Vietnam Tour Pricing

Our Vietnam mindful wellness travel journey offers the option of a shared or private room starting at $5,400. Payment plans are available. 


Trip Itinerary

Your mindful wellness journey begins before you depart with the creation of an online community exclusive to your tour, which allows you to get to know your wellness tribe in advance of your trip.

Our Pre-Departure Package, sent 30 days prior to departure, includes: 

  • Specially designed Vietnam wellness travel guide

  • Wellness tips and travel hacks

  • Pre-Departure consultation with our Wellness Experts

  • Travel team access to answer your questions and enhance your wellness travel journey.

  • A copy of Living Well on the Road, Linden Schaffer's #1 best-selling book, which will guide you in preparing for wellness travel.

PARTIAL itinerary*

March 27th | Saigon
Wake to a cup of Vietnamese coffee before our first mindfulness class led by Lena Franklin. After breakfast, meet our local guide for a full day walking tour of Ho Chi Minh City, starting with the Reunification Hall, one of its most historic landmarks. We’ll continue to the central Cathedral and the colonial Post Office, then enjoy a vegetarian lunch at a famed local restaurant. In the afternoon we explore Chinatown, the colorful markets, and enjoy a mindful walk through a sacred pagoda. Dinner and evening at your leisure.

March 28th | Mekong Delta
Rise feeling refreshed and enjoy breakfast before checkout. Our trip continues with a private Pravassa boat cruise along the Mekong Delta—home to Lena’s ancestral heritage—filled with personal anecdotes to create meaningful connections among the group. We’ll sit for lunch as we leave the shore to explore the backwaters, stopping in the afternoon for a stroll among the rice fields and fruit orchards. Later we’ll gather for a mindfulness class as the sun sets behind us and a curated wellness dinner is served under the stars.
*itinerary and all programming subject to changes and modifications.
Egg cofffee in hanoi | MadelEine Penfold, Pravassa©

Egg cofffee in hanoi | MadelEine Penfold, Pravassa©


Meet Your Guides

LENA FRANKLIN | MINDFUL PSYCHOTHERAPIST  OFFERING THE ANCIENT PRACTICES OF MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION UTILIZING A FRESH, MODERN VOICE IS THE ESSENCE OF LENA’S WORK. AS A MINDFULNESS-BASED PSYCHOTHERAPIST, Head of Content for Welzen, A Meditation App, MEDITATION INSTRUCTOR AND WELLNESS GUIDE, LENA WILL TEACH YOU THAT “TO JOURNEY IN INWARD IS YOUR HIGHEST CALLING.” INTEGRATing EASTERN PHILOSOPHY WITH WESTERN NEUROSCIENCE, LENA’S HOLISTIC HEALING WORK IS GROUNDED IN YOGA FOR MOOD MANAGEMENT, MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION (MBSR) AND BUDDHIST MEDITATION IN ADDITION TO PSYCHODYNAMIC FOUNDATIONS.

LENA FRANKLIN | MINDFUL PSYCHOTHERAPIST

OFFERING THE ANCIENT PRACTICES OF MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION UTILIZING A FRESH, MODERN VOICE IS THE ESSENCE OF LENA’S WORK. AS A MINDFULNESS-BASED PSYCHOTHERAPIST, Head of Content for Welzen, A Meditation App, MEDITATION INSTRUCTOR AND WELLNESS GUIDE, LENA WILL TEACH YOU THAT “TO JOURNEY IN INWARD IS YOUR HIGHEST CALLING.” INTEGRATing EASTERN PHILOSOPHY WITH WESTERN NEUROSCIENCE, LENA’S HOLISTIC HEALING WORK IS GROUNDED IN YOGA FOR MOOD MANAGEMENT, MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION (MBSR) AND BUDDHIST MEDITATION IN ADDITION TO PSYCHODYNAMIC FOUNDATIONS.

Linden Schaffer | Pravassa Founder  As Pravassa's founder, Linden Has been leading travelers around the world on wellness tours since 2009. Creating group and individualized itineraries for people and companies that are looking to restore productivity and creativity is her passion and her presence on-site enables travelers to reach their full wellness potential. When not on the road she is a regular speaker at conferences around the country and Recently released her first book,  Living Well on the Road , a #1 Amazon Bestseller.

Linden Schaffer | Pravassa Founder

As Pravassa's founder, Linden Has been leading travelers around the world on wellness tours since 2009. Creating group and individualized itineraries for people and companies that are looking to restore productivity and creativity is her passion and her presence on-site enables travelers to reach their full wellness potential. When not on the road she is a regular speaker at conferences around the country and Recently released her first book, Living Well on the Road, a #1 Amazon Bestseller.

Lena Franklin

 

Linden Schaffer

 
Great locations. Great cultural experiences. Excellent guides!
— Linda M.

HAVE QUESTIONS? EMAIL OR CALL US AT +1 646 389 0208


FAQS

 

WHAT IS PRAVASSA'S WELLNESS PHILOSOPHY?

To offer vetted, curated wellness travel experiences crafted by best-selling author Linden Schaffer that provide ...read more

WHAT MAKES PRAVASSA'S TRAVEL CONCEPT DIFFERENT?

Close to our heart, mind, body, and soul, our company wellness principles lay the foundation upon which every ...read more

WHERE DOES THE TRIP START AND END?

Our wellness journey begins on March 26th at Ho Chi Minh Airport (SGN). Flights from the U.S. typically take ...read more

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