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Combining cultural exploration with the allure of Vietnams finest golf courses, discover the main sites of Hanoi including the One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature and Army or National Fine Arts Museum. Tee-off at the scenic Tam Dao Golf Club set against the spectacular backdrop of Tam Dao Mountains. Board a traditional junk and cruise the emerald waters of Halong Bay and visit the villages of the Red River Delta. This Vietnam tour is the very essence of diverse!
Enjoy the superb 18-hole Chi Linh Star Golf & Country Club which is spread out over 324 hectares on a magnificent valley nestled next to a large lake surrounded by a hundred hectares of rolling forest hills. This is followed by another day of golfing in Hanoi at King's Island Golf Resort and Country Club, the first of its kind in North Vietnam. The next three days will be spent in Ho Chi Minh playing golf and soaking up the numerous sightseeing opportunities centered on the town's war-torn past.
In the city of Dalat, your golf game will be complimented by beautiful natural surroundings as the Dalat Palace Golf Club was designed nestled in the region's hills and overlooking the Xuan Huong Lake. Further south, Phan Thiet features the Ocean Dunes Golf Club, designed by another legendary golfer, Nick Faldo. Its location offers a unique set of challenges from the wind coming in from the coast.
Both on the golf courses and off, this tour offers something for everyone and is a different way to experience Vietnam. If you're an intense competitor with an eye for tourism and history, you may find this excursion a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Arrive at Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi, meet your guide and transfer to your hotel for check-in.
Base on your arrival time and your health condition, some sightseeings will be arranged at your most convenient time with a small surcharge. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.
In the morning, take a 2-hour drive to 18- hole Tam Dao Golf club, a challenging golf course in a Spectacular mountain. The golf course plays through a series of lakes and streams, making it one of the most scenic Hanoi golf courses. Sea Isle Paspalum is used on the tee boxes and fairways, while Sea Isle 2000 Paspalum greens ensure smooth and quick putting surfaces. Various tee boxes cater for players of all levels and from the tips experienced amateurs and professional golfers will be required to use every club in the bag to score well.
Finish your round then return to Hanoi.Overnight in Hanoi.
Today is a day for Hanoi city's attractions.
Your sightseeing in the morning starts with the visit to the Ethnology Museum (closed Mondays), a valuable centre for the exhibition and the preservation of cultural heritages of the 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam with 15,000 artefacts including clothing, jewellery, of agricultural tools, fishing instruments, weapons, household utensils and musical instruments which is both a research centre and a public museum exhibiting the ethnic groups of Vietnam. As an alternative to the Ethnology Museum, visit the highly acclaimed Vietnam Women’s Museum (closed on Mondays). The museum is located near Hoan Kiem Lake and offers wonderful insight into the lives of Vietnamese women.
In the afternoon, Visit the Temple of Literature built in 1076 and considered as Vietnam's first university. It was establish to host Imperial Academy where mandarins and members of the elite educated. The various pavilions, halls, statues and steles of doctors are places where offering ceremonies, study sessions and the strict exams of the Dai Viet took place.
Next Visit is The One Pillar Pagoda, founded in 1049 by Emperor Ly Thai Tong who had this temple constructed by erecting a pillar in the middle of a lotus pond, and a temple of lotus-shape, This structure is one of Vietnam’s most iconic temples. Close by is the mausoleum of the great father of modern Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh, and the former presidents house on stilts where he lived from 1958 to 1969. His former home illustrates the modesty of this Vietnamese revolutionary. (viewed from outside; closed Mon and Fri and from Oct-Nov)
At the end of the afternoon, explore the fascinating Old Quarter and its hundreds of specialty shops selling silk clothing, lacquer ware, embroidered linens, furniture, bamboo, cooking utensils, ceremonial objects and more. It's a great place to experience with plenty of photo opportunities surrounding you.
Complete your day the Water Puppet show , a uniquely northern Vietnamese art form . Overnight in Hanoi.
Breakfast at hotel then leave Hanoi for 3hr30mins drive to Halong Bay including a 20-minutes stop on the way. Arrive Halong Bay, check-in formalities then enjoy the Welcome drink and Lunch on board. Cruise through the emerald water between the limestone outcrops and long corridors, En route, you have chances to sightsee many beauty spots of the world natural heritage including Fighting Cock islet, Incense Urn islet, Finger island, Toad islet, dog islet, Dragon, Horse Neck, Buffalo Head islet and many other strange shape islands. Later in the afternoon, visit a fishing village with the opportunity to interact with fishermen who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. Back on board, enjoy cocktails or a cooking class in the romantic sunset on the Bay. Have dinner on board. Evening, experience some evening activities such as squid fishing, board games, or spa .Overnight on the junk.
Early morning, take a Tai Chi class and watch the sunrise over the bay (if you choose to get up early and weather permitted). Visit a beautiful limestone grotto, and then back to the junk , Brunch while cruising back to the dock. Disembarking at the Cruise Café Lounge then get on your car and transfer to 18-hole Chi Linh Start Golf & Country Club. The golf course is constructed in a beautiful valley on rolling forested hills, with several creeks, lakes, and natural water hazards. Tiff Eagle grass greens insure smooth and fast putting surfaces similar to those of other prestigious golf clubs in the region. Tee boxes and fairways are a Bermuda variant developed specifically for Hanoi's changing temperatures. The thick rough, particularly when left to grow long, will present a constant challenge even for the most accomplished of golfers. Enjoy your round then return to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.
Today's challenge is at King's Island Golf Club. Take a 1-hour drive to this 36-hole golf course.The Lakeside Course spans two islands and a peninsula lying in the reservoir. Views are spectacular, with the majestic Ba Vi mountain range providing a stunning backdrop to the man-made lake, while the Red River Valley stretches into the distance. The design takes maximum advantage of the ambience of the waterside setting, distant mountains and surrounding trees. The layout of the golf course will excite and challenge all levels of players.
After finishing your 18-hole round, return to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.
Breakfast then transfer to Noi Bai airport for 2-hour flight to HO Chi Minh city. Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City and transfer to hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure ( Your car and guide is available anytime for your city visits).
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Depart from your hotel and take 1-hour drive to one of the country's top courses, Vietnam Golf & Country Club. Vietnam Golf & Country Club is set amongst 300 hectares of land and is comprised of two championship golf courses. Bothe courses have been carved out of existing woodlands with minimal land movement.
The course winds its way through mostly oil palm trees offering challenging tee shots to narrow landing areas. Several holes also feature a lone tree in the center of the fairway. Bermuda Tifeagle greens provide beautiful putting surfaces all year round. Finish your round and return to the city center for an evening at leisure.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Today is your new challenging day at Song Be Golf Resort. This was Vietnam’s first international championship golf course and is widely regarded as one of the most challenging layouts in the country.
The 18 hole resort style layout features 10 lakes. As Song Be translates as "little river", a tributary of the Mekong, it is unsurprising that water comes into play in eight of the 18 holes. with a challenging tee-shot between two lakes at the tenth. Mature tree lined fairways with undulating greens add to the overall golf course difficulty. After your round of golf return to Ho Chi Minh city .
In the afternoon, have some sightseeings if you want. The tour includes: The former Presidential Palace, The War remnant Museum, The Fito Museum and the Jade Emperor Pagoda.
Note: this tour can be arrange at any time of your stay in Ho Chi Minh City as time allows.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Morning transfer from your hotel to airport for 40-minute flight to Dalat. Dalat, capital of Lam Dong Province, is located approximately 308km northeast of Ho Chi Minh City. At an elevation of 1,500m,Dalat has endless green mountains and pine forest. It features many natural and artificial lakes and waterfall.
In the afternoon, start your highlight tour of Dalat city: Bao Dai's King Summer Palace that sets on a hill.The Palace has been well preserved exactly as he left it in 1954. Continue the tour with the former railway station which is remarkable with its architecture and its old steam locomotive. Next is the visit to Xuan Huong Lake and Lam Ty Ni Pagoda where the folkloric a Buddhist monk, Vien Thuc, produces his abstract paintings and writes poetry. End the tour at the bustling Da Lat central market, famous for its fresh vegetables and fruit that is rarely found in a tropical country. Overnight in Dalat.
Today your will challenge your day at the oldest course in Indochina, the Dalat Palace Golf Club.
Built as a 9-hole layout in 1922, it took support from the country's most prominent golfer (Bao Dai, the last emperor of Vietnam) to finish the construction of a full 18-holes later in the decade. Dalat Palace crosses through stately pine trees to oversized and delicately manicured bent grass greens, the only ones in Asia. Today, it's the top-rated course in Vietnam due to the excellent layout, many elevation changes, and for the bent grass greens.
The Brett Stensen redesigned course measures 7,009 yards and is an enjoyable challenge for golfers of all levels. Low handicap players will be tested by a series of lakes, which meander through ten of eighteen holes, as well as strategically placed bunkers, which penalize the miscalculating risk-taker. High handicappers will find relief with large accommodating greens normally left open for run-up approach shots, as well as wide, forgiving fairways. In 2003, Golf Digest ranked the Dalat Palace Golf Club as the #1 golf course in Vietnam Patrick J. Rielly, the former President of the PGA of America, described the golf course as ‘one of the most beautiful courses in Asia .'
Overnight in Dalat.
Today your drive from Dalat highland city to Phan Thiet - a famous beach city of Vietnam. Enjoy a panoramic view on your journey of 4-5 hours then arrive Mui Ne, a beautiful coastal town in Vietnam. With twenty kilometers of white sandy beaches and strong sea breezes, Mui Ne has become one of the world’s wind surfing and kite boarding capitals.
Another attraction of the area is the white and red sand dunes that rise above this quaint old fishing village, creating an exotic desert effect.
Arrive in Mui Ne then check-in your resort. the rest of the day is at leisure to relax o the beach. Overnight in Phan Thiet.
Experience the Sea Links Golf Club which is built on an area of 160 hectares on a cliff with wild and beautiful sand dunes. The golf course is practically at the sea level, with amazing views of the ocean below. The courses designers, Ronald Fream and Golfplan Company, highlight that the course retains much of the original terrain of white sand dunes.
With a length of 7,700 yards from the tips, each hole has its own beauty and challenge. Notable are the long par fives and 2 island par threes. Heavy undulations are found on the greens and fairways making it as challenging as they come. Finish your round at this 18- hole golf course then return to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. As always, your tour guide and driver are available to take you to see the local sites.
Overnight in Phan Thiet.
Today is a day for your beach relax at your resort. In the afternoon, you can take a drive to White Sand Dune Mui Ne where huge sand dune bordered by a serene lakes . Enjoy an amazing sunset at this place and have life - time photographs here.
Overnight in Phan Thiet.
At leisure in your resort's facility then return to Ho Chi Minh city by car then check-in hotel. Have some shoppings then at your leisure for night entertainment. Overnight in Ho Chi Mih city.
At leisure until transfer to the airport for your onward flight. Car and guide at disposal (for city downtown area only).
TOUR DURATION: 16 Days / 15 Nights
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