Vietnam Hidden Golf & Culture Trails

Vietnam Unseen Golf & Culture Trails – Hosted Tour

  • 14 – 27 April 2019
  • 14 DAYS – 7 ROUNDS OF GOLF
  • Early Bird Offer: Book by 30 September 2018 to save USD 250 per person
  • Only limited seats available

Due to the huge demand for tourism in Vietnam in general and golf travel specifically, Golfasian is excited to announce this exclusive and fully local hosted Vietnam tour. Vietnam’s golf courses have been awarded best in the world, and signature courses designed by golf legends Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Nick Faldo and Colin Montgomerie are in play from North to South. Participants will meet and interact with locals proud to introduce you to the many wonders of Vietnam. Visit, golf, and tour the capital Hanoi, iconic Ha Long Bay, the center of Vietnam golf in Danang, food lovers and UNESCO World Heritage site of Ho An, and finally the bustling economic hub of Ho Chi Minh City.

Play best golf courses, all with attentive caddies and riding carts to pamper you! For non-golfers, visit Duong Lam Ancient Village, Linh Ung Pagoda, Last Emperors Capital city of Hue, and the infamous Mekong River Delta basin. Golfers will only be jealous once they hear of your experiences.

Fully escorted by a local Golfasian Vietnam host along with specialist guides you will learn the secrets that make Vietnam aptly named “Timeless Charm.” This tour to Vietnam combines luxury travel, world-class golf, picturesque scenery, exotic cuisine, and magical experiences to be remembered forever and is inclusive of all accommodations with breakfast plus ground transportation, green fees, carts, caddies and all domestic flights. Delicious lunches and dinners served as noted in the itinerary.

Places are limited, so only a lucky 20 persons will have this opportunity of a lifetime to experience the golf and culture of Vietnam through the eyes and ears of local.

Program Highlights:

  • Charity donation, visit to philanthropic organization on Day 3 (Hanoi sightseeing tour)
  • Tra Que Farming Village & Cooking tour (Day 8)
  • Hoi An Tapas Dinner – Foodie tour (Day 8)
  • Early morning visit to Fishing village in Hoi An (Day 10 or Day 7)
  • Cu Chi Tunnels by speedboat ( Day 11)

Day 1: Arrive in Hanoi
Welcome to Hanoi! You will be welcomed at Hanoi Airport by one of our staff who will be waiting to greet you and whisk you off to relax in your hotel.

A ‘Welcome’ dinner at a good restaurant in a colonial building awaits you.

Day 2: Golf at Van Tri Golf Club
For Golfers:
Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer to Van Tri Golf Club for 01 round of 18 holes including sharing cart and caddie
Van Tri Golf Club is conveniently located 30 minutes from Hanoi city center and was North Vietnam’s first exclusively private golf estate. The golf course was designed by renowned architect, Peter Rousseau and as so presents the traditional values and solid approach that is forever exciting and challenging to play; one that will certainly stand the test of time. Van Tri is visually stunning as the right balance of blending together colors, textures, heights and elements of stone, water, sand, grass and trees to provide a great variety that defines each and every individual hole.

After golf, return transfer to hotel

For Non-Golfers: Visit Duong Lam Ancient Village – including Lunch
Tracing back the origin of Vietnam’s culture and Vietnamese traditions. This is great chance to explore the special architecture through its surviving laterite brick ancient houses. Laterite and mud, the two materials that are abundant in the area, on house walls, gates, wells, temple walls, and so forth.

Enjoy authentic meal with local host and experience the hospitality of the family.

Day 3: Full Day Hanoi Sightseeing Tour
Your guide will arrive in the morning to show you the sights of Hanoi – the Van Mieu Temple of Literature, the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hoan Kiem Lake and the Ngoc Son temple, and Hanoi’s Old Quarter or Hoa Lo Prison.

How you get around is up to you. You can be driven, walk, ride in a cyclo, or sightsee from the back of a motorbike – the list is ranked in order of adrenalin output.

Option 1 : Attend a special presentation of Calligraphy by a senior Confucian Calligrapher at Van Mieu Temple.

Option 2: Visit “Hold for Future” Center.
Meet Mrs. Le Minh Hien who found the center and dedicate her life to care about the future of people with disabilities.

Day 4: Golf at King’s Island Golf Resort
For Golfers:
Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer to BRG Kings’ Island Golf Resort for 01 round of 18 holes including sharing cart and caddie.

BRG Kings’ Island Golf Resort is a 36 hole golf resort in the outskirts of Hanoi and arguably the most scenic course in North Vietnam. The golf resort lies on the shores of the Dong Mo reservoir 36 kilometers from Hanoi. At only 50 minutes drive from the capital, King’s Island is a high quality and convenient choice to include a North Vietnam golf package. In a uniquely Vietnamese touch, access to the course is by boat.

After golf, return transfer to hotel.

For Non-Golfers: Enjoy a free day for pool relax or shopping

Day 5: Full Day Ha Long Bay Tour & Overnight on Cruise
It’s about a three-hour drive to Ha Long Bay, but a comfortable car and a guide to explain the rural life of the Red River Delta makes the time fly past. Your ‘floating hotel’ will be a traditional-style wooden junk, a luxury replica of the paddle steamers that once plied the Bay during in colonial times.

A junk will take you to the islands and caves with time for swimming, fishing, taking spectacular pictures, or venturing into some of the sea level grottoes in a small sampan, all weather permitting, of course.

You will stay one night at board along a luxurious replica junk ship where all meals are included.

Day 6: Flight to Danang
Disembark; you will be transported to Hanoi Airport for short 45 minute domestic flight to Danang on the central coast of Vietnam. Upon arrival and greeting by our staff you will be transported to your resort for check-in.

Day 7: Golf at Ba Na Hills Golf Club
For Golfers
Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning is free for own leisure. Afternoon, transfer to Ba Na Hills Golf Club for Twilight Golf with 01 round of 18 holes including sharing cart and caddie.

Ba Na Hills Golf Club is 25 minutes inland from Danang Vietnam near at the foothills of the cable car station leading to Bana Hills. The Da Nang golf course is first Luke Donald designed course not only in Asia, but the world and is managed by IMG. Ba Na Hills is laid out in several valleys of the surrounding mountain ranges. The Ba Na Hills mountain course has a diverse mix of natural topography and vegetation. The holes at higher elevation have nice vantage points with spectacular views of the valleys below.

After golf, return transfer to hotel.

For Non-Golfers: Half Day Danang City Tour
Be captivated by Danang’s blend of modernity and rich traditions. Discover the rich history of the Cham people and see poignant reminders of Vietnam’s military past. Climb to the top of Marble Mountain for brilliant views of the city’s ever-changing skyline and coast. From the ancient Han Market to the Linh Ung Pagoda, from the Cham Museum to Marble Mountain offering breathtaking views, discover the wonders of this exciting city.

Day 8: Tra Que Village Farming & Vietnamese Cooking Class & Foodie Tour including lunch & dinner
Escape from the bustling city just about 15 minutes by cycling from Hoi An old quarter, you will enjoy a farming area with nice weather and lovely people, a green area called Tra Que vegetable village. It’s an easy bicycle ride and a quite scenic one. You will see rice fields, glassy rivers, and lazy water buffaloes lounging in the mud.

After that, explore the Old Town of Hoi An while the sun goes down and sample enough food for dinner. Discover hidden, local food spots and taste unforgettable dishes at every turn, from market stalls, restaurants and local cafés.

Day 9: Golf at Montgomerie Links Vietnam
For Golfers
Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer to Montgomerie Links Vietnam for 01 round of 18 holes including sharing cart and caddie.

The site has an amazing beachscape, which makes the perfect palette for this links style course. Moving boldly over wispy Casuarina pines and sand dunes the Montgomerie Links Vietnam gives you the feeling of being in Scotland without the cold temperatures you find in the British Isles! The golf course takes advantage of its close proximity to the Marble Mountains. In addition to excellent golf course, there is a large contemporary club house.

After golf, return transfer to hotel.

For Non-Golfers: Full Day Hue City Tour including lunch
Spend full day to visit Hue City, traditionally, the city has been one of Vietnam’s cultural, religious and educational centers.

With a visit to a produce market, lunch at a local pagoda, a jaunt to an incense-making factory, and a chilled-out river cruise, this Hue tour fits the greatest hits of Hue into one remarkable day.

 

Day 10: Golf at BRG Danang Golf Resort / After Golf Transfer to Saigon
For Golfers
Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer to BRG Danang Golf Resort for 01 round of 18 holes including sharing cart and caddie.

Reminiscent of both Scottish links golf and Carolina sand hills golf, Australia’s Great White Shark Greg Norman has created arguably Vietnam’s best course. Built on the sandy loam soil of Danang Beach, fairways are generous and there is restrained use of water. However shots must be carefully placed to give players a chance to go for the pins on the well bunkered and undulating greens. The fairways are lined and well defined by long needle pines, so miss into the trees and you will be forced to punch off the sand and pine needles along a safe line just to get back into play. More so than other areas of Vietnam, the wind can play be a major factor on the central coast.

After golf, return transfer to hotel.

For Non-Golfers: Fishing Village tour
Watch the sunrise over the East Vietnam Sea during a private tour to Duy Hai Fishing Village at the break of day. As Mother Nature drenches the landscape in her golden glow, visit stalls bursting with fresh fish and sample the regional speciality of Mi Quang, a mouth-watering Vietnamese noodle bowl.

Free at leisure until our driver and guide will meet you and transfer you to Danang International Airport for departure to Saigon. Upon arrival, our guide and driver will meet you at the airport to transfer you to hotel.

Day 11: Half Day Cu Chi Tunnels by Speedboat & Half Day Saigon City Tour including lunch
Take the Cu Chi Tunnels tour and travel like a VIP arriving hours on a luxury speedboat. Arrive Cu Chi Tunnels and learn more about this fascinating underground network that was a key part of the Viet Cong defense during the Vietnam War.

After Cu Chi tour, Embrace the spirit of Saigon – “Pearl of the Far East” with a day trip visiting the iconic landmarks of the city and soaking up the rich tapestry of history and culture.

Day 12: Golf at Tan Son Nhat Golf Club
For Golfers:
Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer to Tan Son Nhat Golf Club for 01 round of 18 holes including sharing cart and caddie.

Tan Son Nhat Golf Course is a public golf course located 4 kilometers from the center of Ho Chi Minh City. Built across 156 hectares, the 36-hole Tan Son Nhat Golf Course borders the Tan Son Nhat Airport – the busiest in Vietnam. Nelson & Haworth Golf Course Architects designed a top course out of the surrounding flattish land. Significant earth mounding, many water hazards, large bunkers, and undulating greens have been built on every hole. Paspalum turf used on the tees, fairway, rough, and greens ensure top year-round playing conditions.

After golf, return transfer to hotel.

For Non-Golfers: Full Day Mekong Delta tour including lunch
Journey to the Mekong Delta area to see the agricultural heartland of Vietnam on this tour. Boat down the Mekong, visit a bee farm, row a sampan down a canal, snack on tropical fruit, and see how the people live outside of Ho Chi Minh City.

 

 

Day 13: Golf at Long Thanh Golf Club
For Golfers:
Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer to Long Thanh Golf Club for 01 round of 18 holes including sharing cart and caddie
Long Thanh Golf Club offers golf in the former rice paddies and scenic countryside surrounding Saigon. Excellent year round golf course conditions ensure all golfers have an enjoyable time. Featuring rolling fairways and large undulating greens, with many high lipped bunkers and water hazards on almost every hole to catch errant shots; the Long Thanh Golf Club is the epitome of golf in Vietnam. Fairways are palm and pine tree lined to ensure green conditions throughout both the dray and wetter periods.

After golf, return transfer to hotel.

For Non-Golfers: (Optional)
Enjoy Vietnamese massage and spa treatment at the hotel

Farewell dinner at local restaurant with food & 2 hours free flow drinks include alcoholic beverages.

Day 14: Departure
After breakfast you will have the whole day free for last minute shopping and visiting some of the places you may have missed or wanted to go back to in Saigon. You will be transported to Tan Son Nhat International Airport for departure

Package Inclusions:

  • 7 rounds of golf include green fee and caddie
  • Twin share golf carts included at all course
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in Hanoi
  • 1 nights’ accommodation in Halong Bay (overnight cruise)
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in Danang
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in Saigon
  • Excursions as indicated in the itinerary
  • All meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Flights: Saigon – Danang / Danang – Hanoi (Economy class; upgrade to Business class available on request)
  • All airport, land, and golf course transfers
  • All transfers by private VIP high top touring van or sedan
  • Daily drinking water
  • 24/7 golf hotline staffed by knowledgeable service personnel
  • Local knowledge, expertise, suggestions, and support throughout trip
  • All taxes and compulsory service charges
  • Local guided by English speaking guide

Package Exclusions:

  • International airfares and any related fees
  • Personal items, meals, gratuities
  • Surcharge single cart, per round, per golfer = US$ 20 Dollars

Package Pricing:

  • Price per golfer: USD 3,430 twin sharing occupancy
  • Price per golfer: USD 4,790 single occupancy
  • Price per non-golfer: USD 2,490 twin sharing occupancy

Accommodation:

  • Hanoi: 5* Hotel de l’Opera Hanoi / Deluxe Room
  • Danang: 5* Pullman Danang Beach Resort / Superior  Room
  • Saigon: 5* Caravelle Saigon Hotel / Deluxe room