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  • Vietnam Scenic Golf

    Code: VLC04 - Duration: 15 Days
    Start: Hanoi | Finish: Saigon
  • Putting aside the delicious food, fascinating history and affable climate, Vietnam is also a golf lovers paradise. This scenic 15-day golf trip features all of Vietnam’s finest golf courses such as Phoenix Golf, Montgomerie Links Vietnam, Da Nang Golf Club and Sea Links Golf & Country Club. You haven’t played golf until you’ve played amongst the lush highlands of a tropical climate. What’s more, these rounds will be complemented by visiting the finest cultural sites Vietnam has to offer. You will have the chance to explore charming Hanoi, a city rich with history and taste some of the world’s best street food. Following this, you will enjoy a five-star cruise along the ethereal Halong Bay. We move on to Hue Imperial City, home of the last emperor and then to the wealthy ancient sea port of Hoi An. Next, we check out bustling Saigon, rich with contemporary history. We complete this bucket list with an overnight cruise down the Mekong River on your own private Song Xanh Sampan.

    Highlights:

    • Enjoy access to the most prestigious golfing courses in Vietnam
      Vietnam Scenic Golf 15 days
    • Discover exotic Hanoi capital - thousands of years of culture
    • Take a luxury cruise on Halong Bay to explore the breathtaking beauty of more than 2000 islands rising from the emerald waters
    • Discover Imperial city Hue, well-known for its temples, tombs, palaces and pagodas
    • Visit ancient houses and handicraft village in Hoi An
    • Discover the bustling and dynamic Saigon with French colonial structures, pagodas and markets
    • Escape into the heart of Mekong Delta via a 2-day excursion on private Song Xanh Sampan  
    • Charming hotels in great locations
    • Comfortable spacious vehicle for transfers

    Itinerary in brief:

    Day 1: Hanoi arrival (-/-/D)
    Day 2: Hanoi - Phoenix Golf (B/-/-)
    Day 3: Hanoi - Ninh Binh (B/L/-)
    Day 4: Ninh Binh - Halong overnight on boat (B/L/D)
    Day 5: Halong Boat Trip - Hanoi - Flight to Hue  (Br/-/-)
    Day 6: Hue Imperial City (B/L/-)
    Day 7: Hue - Danang - Hoi An (B/L/-)
    Day 8: Hoian - Montgomerie Golf (B/-/-)
    Day 9: Hoian - Danang Golf Club (B/-/-)
    Day 10: Hoian - Danang - Flight to Saigon (B/L/-)
    Day 11: Saigon - Cai Be - Sa Dec - Can Tho (B/L/D)
    Day 12: Cai Rang - Can Tho - Saigon (B/-/-)
    Day 13: Saigon - Phan Thiet - Sea Links Golf & Country Club (B/-/-)
    Day 14: Phan Thiet - Sea Links Golf & Country Club (B/-/-)
    Day 15: Phan Thiet - Saigon - Departure (B/-/-)

    • Ability to change the direction of the program
    • Possibility of an extension in Laos or Cambodia 

    Notes:

    + We specialize in “tailor-made” tours for groups of two or more. We carefully inspect each step of your journey from the accommodation to the perfect guide to suit your needs
    + The itinerary is open to modification to fit your personal travel needs
    + Modifications to the itinerary may increase the price of the package
    + For the price of this trip, just ask for a quote by clicking on "TOUR PRICE" above

    + If you are looking for a trip modified to your requirements, please send us your needs by filling out the form in Customize your trip” 
    + We will contact and send you a quote, excluding holiday period, within 48 hours of receiving your request .

  • Day 1: Hanoi arrival (-/-/D)

    Hanoi - Airport: 30km, ~40min drive

    hanoi

    Upon arrival at Noi Bai Airport, your guide will meet you in arrivals and escort you to the city centre to check into the an elegant hotel. You will be left to relax and enjoy the hotel’s amenities after your long flight.

    In the afternoon, your guide will be back to take you on a one-hour cyclo tour to discover the Old Quarter & Hoan Kiem Lake. Here you will pass by the peaceful lake surrounded by century-aged trees and colonial buildings. After you finish the cyclo tour, your guide will take you to Ngoc Son Temple on Jade Island, dedicated to Confucian and Taoist spirits.

    We end the day with a one hour massage at a local spa before enjoying an enchanting dinner at a popular local restaurant.

    Meals Included: Dinner
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

    Day 2: Hanoi - Phoenix Golf (B/-/-)

    Hanoi - Hoa Binh: 60km, ~1h20min drive

    Phoenix golf

    After breakfast at the hotel, your guide and driver will meet you at the hotel lobby around 8:00 am for a scenic drive to Hoa Binh. Arriving around 10:00 am, you begin your day with a round of golf at the great Phoenix Golf Resort.The Phoenix is the largest golf resort in the Northern Vietnam with three different courses to choose from.

    In the afternoon, we drive back to Hanoi to visit the Temple of Literature constructed in 1070 to worship Confucius. It also served as the first university of Vietnam and the site honours the Vietnamese doctorates who passed a number of rigid exams in the medieval ages.

    Note: If this day falls Weekend (Saturday - Sunday), there will be an additional fee of 23USD/person/round.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

    Day 3: Hanoi - Ninh Binh (B/L/-)

    Hanoi - Ninh Binh: 106km, ~1h50min drive

    Breakfast at hotel.

    ninh binhAfter a delicious breakfast, we depart for the province of Ninh Binh known as the dry edition of Halong Bay. We ten top in the ancient capital Hoa Lu to discover its temples dedicated to Emperor Dinh Tien Hoang of the Dinh Dynasty (968-80), and Le Dai Hanh of the Le Dynasty (980-1009). We then climb up Mount Truong Yen for the discovery of the tomb of Emperor Dinh Tien Hoang. Here you will enjoy panoramic views of the surroundings villages and sensational views of Vietnamese landscape. We continue towards Tam Coc where we will have lunch. After a decent meal, you will be taken on an authentic boat ride through caves, karst peaks and flowing rice fields. We then continue with a bike ride through fields and village of Hai Nham away Bich Dong Pagoda located on the mountain Ngu Nhac. Set of three pagodas from the era of the past then we have a magnificent view of the surrounding area.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Hotel in Ninh Binh

    Day 4: Ninh Binh - Halong Overnight on Boat (B/L/D)

    Ninh Binh - Halong: 200km, ~4h drive

    halongAfter breakfast at the resort we depart for Halong Bay via Nam Dinh and Hai Phong, passing through the peaceful countryside typical of the Red River Delta. Upon arrival, we embark an elegant wooden junk for a 23 hour cruise through the limestone cliffs and emerald waters of Halong Bay. Here we enjoy the striking scenery of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Whilst on board, we will be served a fresh seafood lunch followed by swimming and the chance to explore some of the limestone caves in the area. Witness one of the world’s best the sunsets before you sit down for a delicious dinner. The captain then will anchor nearby a remote island for the night where you’ll have the option for night fishing or to just sit out on the deck and relax under the stars.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: Overnight on junk

    Day 5: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Flight to Hue (Br/-/-)

    Hanoi - Hue: 770km, 1h flight

    vung vieng

    After waking up surrounded by the tranquil beauty of the bay, we have time for an early morning dip. Then it’s time for breakfast whilst you watch the sun rise over Halong bay. The luxury junk continues to move around the bay in order for you to discover more secluded areas.  The boat will be near at all times for those who prefer to relax on board. Around midday, we will return to the main harbour before transferring to our awaiting vehicle for the three-hour journey to Noi Bai airport for the flight to Hue. Upon arrival at Hue, our driver will meet and transfer you to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the evening is yours to explore or to indulge in the hotel's world-class facilities.

    Meals Included: Brunch
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hue

    Day 6: Hue Imperial City (B/L/-)

    hue

    After breakfast at the hotel, we set out for the exploration of Hue's famous highlights, including the picturesque Thien Mu, or Heavenly Lady Pagoda. One of the most poignant displays here is a car belonging to a former monk, who in 1963, drove to Saigon and set himself alight to protest against the South Vietnamese regime and its treatment of Buddhists. Disembark the board for a visit the elaborate mausoleum of former emperor Tu Duc, which was built between 1864 and 1867 by 3000 soldiers and workers. It includes 50 monuments surrounded by a 1500m long wall covering an area of 12ha. Transfer back to Hue center Hue for lunch at local restaurant.

    In the afternoon, we drop by for a visit to Hue Imperial City, the last royal city of Vietnam with various beautiful structures including the Flag Tower, Ngo Mon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace and the Forbidden City or Tu Cam Thanh. Built in the 19th century by the Nguyen dynasty, the City was home to the former Emperors of Vietnam from 1802 until 1945. We stop by the Dong Da market for some shopping and to enjoy Hue specialities before returning to the hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hue

    Day 7: Hue - Danang - Hoi An (B/L/-)

    Hue - Hoi An: 140km, ~2h30min drive

    hoian

    After breakfast at the hotel, we bid Hue farewell and continue our south bound journey to the old trading town of Hoi An. Along the way, we will stop at Lang Co beach for coffee and refreshments. From here we head up to the Hai Van pass, stopping at the top to take in the stunning views north over Lang Co beach and south over Danang city. Continuing on our way down the other side and into Da Nang, where we will stop at the Cham Museum, the famed Danang Beach, and the Marble Mountains. Upon arrival Hoi An, fwe ollow the narrow lanes lined with centuries-old houses influenced by Chinese, Japanese, French and European architectures and visit its numerous places of interest: the 400-year old Japanese Covered Bridge – the symbol of Hoian, the Phuc Kien Assembly Halls typical of Hoi An’s original architecture, etc. The rest of the afternoon is yours to relax in your resort, or go out and discover Hoi An’s boutique bar scene and tantalising cuisine.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

    Day 8: Hoian - Montgomerie Golf (B/-/-)

    Montgomerie linkAfter breakfast at the resort, our driver will meet you at the hotel lobby at 8:30 a.m for a drive to the acclaimed Montgomerie Links Vietnam Golf. Located just a few kilometres from Hoi An city centre, the Montgomerie Links is easily one of South-East Asia’s most beautiful courses. Designed by Ryder Cup winner, Colin Montgomerie, the scenic course is characterised by a striking landscape of wispy casuarina pines and sand dunes. It will come as no surprise then that in 2010 it was awarded ‘Best Golf Course in Vietnam’ by Asian Golf Magazine.  Tee off and escape the hustle and bustle of Hoi An for the day. In the afternoon, we drive back to town to visit the Hoi An market and you will have free time to do and relax as you please.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

    Day 9: Hoi An - Danang Golf Club (B/-/-)

    danang golf clubAfter a hearty breakfast, your driver will pick you up you at the hotel for a drive to Da Nang Golf Club. Designed by Greg Norman himself, the 18 holes navigate through dunes, bunkers, lakes, and more. Characterised by its wild seaside vegetation and sand dunes, Da Nang offers superb views of the ocean as you play.  Tee off at the first true links style course in South-East Asia. In the afternoon, we drive you back to the hotel for your last night in sensational Hoi An.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian

    Day 10: Hoian - Danang - Flight to Saigon (B/L/-)

    Danang - Saigon: ~850km, 2h flight

    saigon

    After breakfast at the resort, our driver will meet and transfer you to Da Nang Airport for your flight to Saigon. Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat Airport, you will meet your new guide who will then escort you to the hotel in city centre for check-in. This luxurious Vietnamese style hotel combines hospitality and elegance. You will have a few hours to get some lunch and relax. 

    In the afternoon, we have a half day to visit all famous sites of this bustling city. The first destination is the now-demolished wartime American Embassy. Following this, we head to the Reunification Palace, the former residence of the President of South Vietnam. That is, until April 30th, 1975, when Viet Cong tanks came crashing through the front gates thus bringing the U.S.-Vietnam War to a dramatic end. You will view beautiful French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Saigon Post Office. Notre Dame Cathedral was built between 1877 and 1883, and the stones used to create it were exported entirely from France. Apart from the religious meaning, the most captivating point of this Cathedral is its special neo-Romanesque style of architecture. Next, to the cathedral stands the Old Saigon Post Office, finished in 1891. It is another fine example of French architecture and is Vietnam's largest post office.

     After visiting the Jade Emperor Pagoda and the War Remnant Museum, we continue our trip to the bustling Ben Thanh Market. There are a number of vendors and food stalls that offer you the chance to explore Vietnamese cuisine. You also can find many goods for daily use as well as a variety of eye-catching local handicrafts and souvenirs.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon

    Day 11: Saigon - Cai Be - Sa Dec - Can Tho (B/L/D)

    Saigon - Cai Be: 140km, ~2h30min drive

    song xanh cruise mekongAfter breakfast at the hotel, your driver will collect transfer you to Cai Be - approximately 2h drive south from Saigon. 10.00a.m: Get welcome onboard. Upon embarkation on your sampan you will be welcomed with fresh towel by our crew. Start to visit some local home factories to observe the traditional procedure of making rice ice paste, coconut candies and other specialties. Proceed to Cai Be colorful floating market, cruise among local barges full of fruits and vegetables. Take a direction to Vinh Long and Sa Dec, cruise upstream Tien Giang River is, one of the two largest arms of the Mekong. Sail into a narrow canal to discover the hideaway unspoiled landscapes, luxuriant gardens and enjoy the airy atmosphere in countryside. Pass several traditional brick factories while cruising and have an interesting onsite visit to one of them. Continue the journey to Sa Dec, the little "Venice" in the Mekong Delta with numerous narrow canals, and different kinds of trading activities. Disembark at the local market place and begin your exploration in this charming Sa Dec town by walking along narrow streets and take pictures of beautiful old houses and Chinese temples. Stop at an ancient house dating from 1890, home of Ong Huynh Thuy Le, former "lover" of famous French novelist Marguerite Duras. Lunch will be served on board while cruising down to Can Tho along a beautiful narrow canal. Passing under Several wooden "monkey bridges" and tiny typical villages before pulling a stop to visit Cao Dai Temple. The last stop before sunset is a splendid ancient house or "Nha Co" dating from the early 19th century. After the personal welcome of owner, a romantic candlelight dinner will be catered in an unique atmosphere. After dinner, continue to proceed to Can Tho.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: Song Xanh Sampan Cruise

    Day 12: Cai Rang - Can Tho - Saigon (B/-/-)

    Can Tho - Saigon: 180km, ~4h drive

    cai rang floating marketThe journey starts at 6.00 AM with breakfast being served at 7.00 PM, while approaching Cai Rang floating market, the largest market in the whole Mekong Delta Region. Cruise Among local barges full of fruits and vegetables and enjoy the hustle and bustle of morning market. The excursion ends at around 10.00a.m at Ninh Kieu Pier after-visiting Can Tho's local market. Drive back to Saigon.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon

    Day 13: Saigon - Phan Thiet - Sea Links Golf & Country Club (B/-/-)

    Saigon - Phan Thiet: 210km, ~4h drive

    After breakfast at the Majestic, your driver will meet you at the hotel lobby at 7:30 a.m for a drive to Phan Thiet. You will arrive around noon and check into a gorgeous hotel on the beach of Mui Ne.

    After you have found some lunch, we drive to the Sea Links Golf & Country Club. Its warm climate presents ideal conditions for a great round of golf.  Tee time around 13:00. In the late afternoon, we drive back to the hotel. The evening is yours to relax in the resort.

    Note: If this day falls Weekend (Saturday - Sunday or March 10), there will be an additional fee of  20USD/person/round.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Phan Thiet

    Day 14: Phan Thiet - Sea Links Golf & Country Club (B/-/-)

    Saigon - Phan Thiet: 210km, ~4h30min drive

    After an early breakfast, your driver will collect you around 8:30 am to transfer you back to Sea Links Golf & Country Club. Tee time at 10:30 a.m and we head back to the resort in the late afternoon

    Note: If this day falls Weekend (Saturday - Sunday or March 10), there will be an additional fee of  20USD/person/round.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Phan Thiet

    Day 15: Phan Thiet - Saigon - Departure (B/-/-)

    After breakfast at the resort, time is free until your driver picks you up and transfers you to Tan Son Nhat airport in Saigon for your flight back home or to your next destination. Bon Voyage!

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  • Prices

    This trip is private and therefore can be altered to suit your needs, date of commencement and budget requirements.

    Prices vary due to a number of specifics:

    • The period: during high season (from October till April), the price of services is generally higher compared to the low season (from May till September).
    • The number of participants: the more of you travel together, the less you will pay.
    • The choice of hotels: a 5-star hotel for example can cost ten times as much as a 2-star hotel; two hotels all classified among the three stars may have different prices if they are more or less charming.
    • The activities during the trip: two trips on the same itinerary and of the same length can have two different prices depending on the number and nature of activities included.
    • The booking date: in some cases, too close booking departure date can raise the price due to the low availability of services.

    Inclusion:

    • Accommodation as recommended or similar category according to availability.
    • Transfers according to program by private air-conditioned vehicle with driver except free day
    • English-speaking guide’s assistance at every stage
    • Meals as indicated in program (B: Breakfast /L: Lunch / D: Dinner)
    • Entrance fees for attractions included in the program
    • All activities and cruises clearly mentioned in the program
    • Halong Bay overnight on boat (sharing boat)
    • Green and caddie fees per program/18 holes
    • Flights: Hanoi – Hue; Danang - Saigon (E-Class on Vietnam Airlines)
    • Private boat excursion in Hue 
    • Overnight on private Song Xanh Sampan in Mekong Delta
    • Water and cool tissues
    • Government taxes & service charge

    Exclusion:

    • Other drinks and meals not clearly mentioned
    • Early check-in, late check-out
    • Personal expenditures, tips
    • Personal insurance (compulsory)
    • Any service not clearly mentioned in the program
    • International air transfers associated with airport taxes
    • Visa and visa arrangement (available upon request)

    Booking

    Here are 2 steps to book your trip with Tonkin-Travel:

    Step 1. Focus on your travel program:

    You can choose this trip as is or customize it to your specific desires. Just click on the “Customize this trip” tab and fill in the form. One of our travel consultants will contact you within 48 hours to develop the travel program based on your specifications.

    Step 2. Booking:

    • Following the first step, tour program is selected and we access the rates.
    • Upon confirmation of the trip, the registration must be accompanied by a deposit up to 25% of the total estimate.
    • For programs with private junk (cruise) and/or 5 star hotels, the deposit is represented by 30% of the total estimate.
    • Tonkin-Travel carries out the booking process upon receipt of the deposit. Confirmation of these reservations is sent to customer within 10 days via email

    Nature of travel

    This trip is private. That implies:

    • You will be escorted by a private guide and driver. This approach guarantees a smooth trip with fewer organizational constraints.
    • You will be the master of your trip. We guarantee flexibility in organizing visits at your request.
    • Our services will be personalized according to your desires. Thus the proposals in this package are not fixed and you can bring suggest all the desired changes.
    • You receive individualized care: ample food, organizing small events (anniversary, honeymoon, etc.), targeted information, followed necessary modifications, etc.

    Accommodation

    • Accommodation is an important expenditure of your trip. When you choose a luxury trip for example, the accommodation can represent three quarters of the price. Thus, your choice of hotels is closely related to your budget.
    • Tonkin-Travel has negotiated rates with a wide range of hotels from 2 to 5 stars.
    • In some places you will have the option to choose ‘home-stay’. Although this provides less comfort that a hotel it is a truly authentic experience and highly recommended for at least one night of your journey.

    Transport

    All transfers during your trip are covered by private vehicle with driver, unless otherwise indicated in our offer. We ensure that our vehicles are new and comfortable. Fuel, tolls, accommodation, compensation and the driver are included in our offer. Only gratuities are not included and are at your discretion.

    The size of the selected vehicle is based on the number of tour participants according to the following quality standards:

    No. of participants

    2 pax

    3 pax

    From 4 to 7 pax

    From 8 to 14 pax

    From 15 to 20 pax

    Vehicle size

    Car 4-7 seats

    Car 7 or minivan 
    16 seats

    Minivan 16 seats

    Bus 24 seats

    Bus 35 or 45 seats

    Domestic flights

    If your trip includes domestic flights if any, they will be operated by Vietnam Airlines, the largest airline in Vietnam. The fleet consists mainly of Airbus and Boeing. On some short trips, the company operates 72 ATR and some Fokker.

    Rail transport

    Train travel can be offered (particularly between Hanoi-Lao Cai and Hanoi-Hue). Travelling at a speed of 60km/h on average it is not necessarily the fastest but an interesting experience nonetheless.

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