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9-Day Fasting & Hiking week

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Dalat Edensee Lake Resort & Spa

Tuyen Lam Lake

Zone VII.2

Thành phố Đà Lạt, Lâm Đồng

Viet Nam

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Disconnect from everyday life and reconnect with yourself.

Treat yourself to the ultimate luxury – time – just for you.

Our nine-day fasting and hiking retreat (known as ‘fastenwandern’ in German) follows the guiding principles of the Buchinger Fasting Method and enables you to experience the tremendous preventative health benefits of fasting.

Whilst it might sound daunting to some people, and particularly first-time fasters, in fact, fasting, intermittent fasting and reduced calorie intake (note: not extreme dieting) are receiving immense attention nowadays due to their proven success in rebooting the immune system and refreshing mind, body and spirit.

In general, you will be amazed at how quickly your body positively adapts to the fasting process and how much more energised and alive you feel. Although the benefits will vary greatly from person to person, some of the most commonly reported ones are reduced inflammation, increased self-awareness, better digestion, improved sleep, firmer skin, weight loss, happier mood and enhanced mental clarity.

Picture – courtesy of Lai The Anh

The focus of our program is firmly on balancing as well as rejuvenating the whole body, from the inside out. Through fasting and hiking in particular, we will guide you to better relate to nature, help you develop a deeper connection with yourself and foster stronger bonds with the key people in your life. We strongly believe that this transformative experience will inspire you to establish sustainable healthy habits.

Our nine-day program consists of the initial preparation day, five fasting days and two ‘building-up’ days to gently re-introduce you to a healthier eating regiment.

Each day you will be accompanied by an experienced local guide on a wilderness hike for several hours through the lush Vietnamese countryside; affording you an ideal opportunity to both exercise and appreciate the beauty of nature. You will further your relaxation with daily yoga, relaxation and massages sessions.

In the evening you will learn about your digestive system, how your body processes food, what types of food are best for you, and how to buy, store, cook, present and eat your food in a wellness class. We’ll also take you along to a local organic farm to further your knowledge of nutrition. And last but not least, a healthy cooking class will give you the necessary tips and tricks needed to continue your healthy eating habits at home.

In addition, as a group we will study mindfulness and movement, and the ways to effectively incorporate both into your life. We’ll also touch on setting and achieving wellness goals, buying skin care products and, most importantly, how to maintain your new wellbeing habits when you get back home. A daily group discussions will also provide you with a safe and supportive opportunity to articulate any questions or doubts you might have about your past, present or future wellness journey.

Included in your retreat fee are:

  • Limousine transfer from Dalat airport to the hotel and back

  • 8 nights accommodation in a 40 m² deluxe room at Dalat Edensee Resort & Spa

  • Daily 3-4 hours guided hikes for through beautiful valleys, along riverbeds, forests and mountains

  • Daily wellness class

  • Daily yoga session

  • Daily detox spa treatment

  • Daily freshly extracted juices

  • Buchinger fasting soups during the fasting days

  • Fasting provision (herbal teas, spring water, honey, basica, etc.)

  • Welcome dinner and building up day dinner on day 8

  • 2 lunches (building up days)

  • 2 healthy breakfasts (building up days)

  • 1 raw food class

  • 1 healthy cooking class

  • Excursion to organic farm

  • Daily relaxation and meditation exercises

  • Online wellness inventory and 1 year subscription

  • One wellness coaching session with certified wellness coach

Overall, fasting and detoxing in a group will provide you with the security and confidence needed to share your experiences and gain insight from the retreat leader and fellow participants. In these nine days together you will receive a lot of inspiration, knowledge and motivation to help you live a sustainable, healthy, happy, harmonious and balanced life for a long time to come.

All participants need to complete a confidential medical questionnaire and receive a personal consultation with the retreat leader (via phone or Skype) prior to arrival to ensure they meet the requirements to join and so that their detox program can be specifically tailored to their particular needs.

The group size is limited to 12 people, welcoming couples, individuals and groups of friends. The all-inclusive participant fee (excluding domestic/international travel to the hotel) is USD $2,195 per person in a single deluxe room and USD $1,995 per person sharing a double room.

Once you have received your welcome letter with detailed instructions on how to prepare, what to bring and so on, you can make your own travel arrangements to arrival at the hotel on Thursday afternoon, commencing the retreat at 19:30. Our retreats always start on a Thursday evening and finish in the afternoon of the following Friday; leaving you the whole weekend free to further explore Vietnam or head home.

At present this detox weekend is offered in Dalat only as it offers the perfect cool-climate location. We are now working hard to identify other prime locations to host retreats based off the best time of year (e.g., not to hot, not to rainy!).

If you are interested in joining a fasting and hiking retreat, please book here. We will contact you directly to discuss your booking.

We run our retreats if a minimum number of participants have confirmed their participation. In case the number of registrations is too low to offer a meaningful group experience, we may need to cancel with 15 days advance notice. Please only book your flights once you have received a ‘welcome letter’ from us.

You can pay your retreat fee here on the Eventbrite site using paypal or via bank transfer before your arrival or pay when you check into the hotel.

We limit the number of participants to twelve and welcome couples and individual participants.

Recharge, detox and enjoy the beautiful nature of the central highlands of Vietnam.

Picture – courtesy of Lai The Anh

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Dalat Edensee Lake Resort & Spa

Tuyen Lam Lake

Zone VII.2

Thành phố Đà Lạt, Lâm Đồng

Viet Nam

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