Discover Vietnam Golf and Sightseeing Tour
Vietnam is the easternmost country in the Indochina Peninsula. With a population of over 89 million, it is the 13th most populous country in the World. Emerging from the various prolonged military conflicts, Vietnam instituted political and economic reforms resulting in economic growth being one of the highest in the world in the past decade. This has resulted in numerous investments in the tourism infrastructure. Part of these developments are the numerous high-quality golf courses that have recently been opened such as Montgomerie Links, and The Dunes Course by Greg Norman.
Day 1 – Ho Chi Minh – Arrival
Arrive into Ho Chi Minh City. After clearing airport formalities, meet your guide and transfer to the Grand Hotel.
Day 2 – Ho Chi Minh – Tour (B,L)
Morning tour to Cu Chi, 70km north of Saigon, famed for its over 200-kilometre-long tunnels used by guerrilla during the Viet Nam War and see how they managed to prolong the war in such difficulties. Stop at the Ben Duoc War Memorial (over 40,000 people have fallen). After lunch, the city tour includes: War Remnants Museum, features Notre Dame Cathedral built by the French in 1880 and City Post office building. Drop by Ben Thanh Market for viewing local people doing their transactions at the busiest time. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 3 – Ho Chi Ming – Mekong Delta Tour (B,L)
The most typical and convenient destination for a day trip to the Mekong Delta is My Tho. The town of My Tho lies on the left side of the Mekong River and just a two-hour drive from the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City. Visitors will enjoy a cruise on the Mekong River and then ride on a hand-rowed sampan through small islets under a green canopy of water-coconut trees to catch a glimpse of the daily activities of the local people. A visit to an orchard islet to observe the pastoral life and enjoy coconut milk, seasonal fruit, honey tea and lunch of country delicacies will also be arranged.
Day 4 – Ho Ch Minh – Golf (B)
Morning round of golf at Tan Son Nhat Golf Club. Designed by Nelson & Haworth Golf Architects to PGA quality, this 36-hole course is a “tough challenge” for even the low handicap golfers.
Day 5 – HO CHI MINH – Golf (B)
Second round of golf at Tan Son Nhat Golf Club.
Day 6 – HO CHI MINH – NHA TRANG (B)
Transfer to airport for flight to Nha Trang. Meet our guide and transfer to Vinpearl Condotel Nha Trang.
Day 7 – NHA TRANG – Golf (B)
Morning round of golf at Vinpearl Golf Nha Trang situated on its own picturesque valley along an 800 metres stretch of pristine white sand beach. It is located at Vinpearl’s resort complex on Hon Tre Island, Nha Trang Bay – described by Forbes Magazine as one of the 30 most beautiful bays on earth. Designed by renowned IMG Worldwide, this impressive 18-hole, par 71 championship masterpiece is Vietnam’s first international standard island golf course, offering unique island golfing experiences with views of the ocean from every hole. This gem of a golf course provides a challenging layout of 6787 yards stretching over 180 hectares.
Day 8 – NHA TRANG – Tour (B,L)
Enjoy a wonderful half-day tour of beautiful Nha Trang, visiting many historical and interesting sites including Nha Trang Cathedral, Long Son pagoda, Chong Promontory Rocks, Ponaga Towers and Dam market, just to name a few. After lunch transfer back to the hotel.
Day 9 – NHA TRANG – Golf (B)
Morning round of golf at Diamond Bay Golf Club an 18-hole championship, Andy Dye designed golf course, with the unique scenery, and one of the few truly splendid golf courses in Asia.
Day 10 – NHA TRANG – Golf (B)
Morning round of golf at KN Golf Links. The Greg Norman design team have created a stunning links course, which meanders through the impressive natural sand-based dunes landscape. Norman’s now third masterpiece in Vietnam has been carefully crafted to provide a challenging yet rewarding golfing experience regardless of the players skill levels. Measuring 7,152 yards from the tournament tees, can be played at a manageable 5,348 yards depending on which of the five tees are chosen.
Day 11 – NHA TRANG – HOI AN (B)
Transfer to the airport for flight to Danang in the morning. On arrival, city tour of Danang, visiting Cham Museum and Marble Mountain. After lunch, proceed to Hoi An and check into Palm Garden Resort.
Day 12 HOI AN – Golf (B)
Morning round of golf at Danang Golf Club. When Greg Norman checked in on the progress of the Dunes Course, in March 2010, he said: “The fact is, you’d be doing a very poor job to make a boring course out of a site like this.” Certainly Mother Nature had a gigantic hand in the formation of a layout that evokes an experience often found in seaside courses in the British Isles and southeastern Australia. But make no mistake: This is Vietnam. One look at the stunning, par-3 16th hole – back-dropped Day 13 – HOI AN – Tour (B,L)
This morning we have the walking tour, visiting the colourful local Hoi An Market where we meet and chat with stall holders about their food. Our walk then continues along both high streets and back streets, discovering out-of-the-way producers and street vendors making and selling a wide variety of exotic foods. We reach The Ancient House where we will enjoy refreshments and taste a wide selection of these local delicacies bought directly from the vendors – most of whom we saw or met on the tour.
You will explore the historic attractions of this charming colonial town on a walking tour. Explore the historic riverside town with stops at the Quang Cong Temple, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Japanese Covered Bridge and Quang Dung Pagoda.
Day 14 – HOI AN – Golf (B)
Morning round of golf at Montgomerie Links voted the best golf course in Vietnam. The traditional links style design features sandy soil, wind-blown dunes, existing native vegetation, strategically placed bunkers, generous and undulating greens and closely mown chipping areas. The course also hosts more water holes than most links courses, including lakes and streams that add further aesthetic appeal.
Day 15 – HOI AN – Golf (B)
Morning round of golf at Vin Pearl Golf Hoi An. The golf course is set amongst some very interesting, rolling sand dunes with elevation changes from 4 metres to 11 metres. There are many natural trees on site, with Casaurina pine trees closer to the ocean and deciduous trees further inland to provide a nice contrast across the golf course.
Day 16 – HOI AN (B)
Free day to relax or do some last-minute shopping.
Day 17 – HOI AN – Departure (B)
Transfer to the airport for flights home.
16 Night hotel accommodations as indicated
Daily buffet breakfasts & other meals as indicated
All transfers & sightseeing tours by private coach with English speaking guides
All entrance fees
8 rounds of golf including green fees and power cart (sharing basis)
(Domestic Vietnam economy airfares: Ho Chi Minh – Nha Trang – Danang)