Best of Vietnam

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Dates Icon4th - 16th April, 2025
Nights Icon12 nights
Golf Courses Icon6 rounds (plus 2 optional)
Escorted By IconEscorted by Robert Urquhart
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BaNa Hills GC

Overview

 

On this combined golf and sightseeing tour, you play Vietnam's BEST and NEWEST courses with time to do the "bucket list experiences" of Vietnam.

 

  Overview

 The tour begins with 2 nights in bustling Ho Ch Minh City with a welcome dinner and a full day of sightseeing. You then head to 'The Bluffs at Ho Tram' for a 2-night stay. You will have the luxury of enjoying two rounds at The Bluffs, a seaside links with rolling dunes and ocean views. It is rated Number One in Vietnam.

 The next day is a travelling day as we head to Da Nang and check into Royal Hoi An M Gallery Hotel for 4 nights. This luxury hotel is beautifully located on the banks of the Thu Bon River in the heart of historic and vibrant Hoi An. Hoi An is a most delightful town, with its mix of old and new, bustling markets and peaceful riverfront. Whilst in Hoi An you will play nearby BRG Da Nang Norman (rated 4) and Hoiana Shores (rated 2) and partake in a popular cooking class. There is the option to add another round of golf, playing the new Legend Da Nang Nicklaus Course, or if you prefer, you can enjoy a rest day or take time to explore Hoi An. 

  

We leave Hoi An and head into the hills to play Ba Na Hills (rated 6) a spectacular course with dramatic elevation changes. You stay the night in the delightful Mercure French Village in BaNa Hills, giving you the opportunity to vist the famous Golden Hand Bridge at sunrise the next day.

 

After a leisurely breakfast we drive a short distance north to the glamorous beachside resort of Angsana Lang Co and check in for 3-nights. Overlooking the azure waters of the East Sea, this resort beautifully combines natural unspoilt beauty with contemporary chic Vietnamese style. The first day at Angsana Lang Co can either be a rest day to enjoy the resort facilities or you can play the Laguna Lang Co Championship Course (rated 5). It's your choice.

The next day is a full day of sightseeing to nearby Hue, which has argubly the best cultural heritage and Vietnamese charm in ALL of Vietnam. Hue is the former imperial capital and boasts a treasure trove of world-renowned ancient wonders, distinctive culture and traditional cuisine. The final day you play Laguna Lang Co, a beautiful course nestled between rugged mountains, sandy beaches and rice paddies. This course is one of our favourites and gets better every time we visit.

 

A final presentation dinner in one of Angsana's delightful restaurants finishes this wonderful tour. 

 

The accommodation throughout the tour is 5-star luxury and ideally located so you get the most out of your time in Vietnam.

Non-golfers are most welcome to join this tour with their golfing partners.

 

The Courses You Will Play

The Bluffs Ho Tram (rated 1)- built on towering seaside dunes with ocean views, designed by Greg Norman
Legend Danang Norman Course (rated 3) - a links course with fast greens reminescent of Melbourne's sandbelt, designed by Greg Norman
Hoiana Shores (rated 2) - a genuine links course with artistic bunkering and sandy waste areas, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jnr, could easily become Number One in Vietnam
Ba Na Hils (rated 6) - routed through mountain valleys, it is a rollercoaster ride over rocky creeks, lakes and bold bunkering, designed by Luke Donald
Laguna Lang Co (rated 5) - beautifully nestled between mountains, beaches and paddy fields, designed by Sir Nick Faldo
Optional - Legend Danang (Nicklaus) - water hazards feature heavily with lakes, swamps and paddy fields making for a strong test of golf, designed by Jack Nicklaus
Ratings based on World Top 100 Courses rankings
 
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Escorted by Robert & Lisa Urquhart

Rob and Lisa led our 2024 Vietnam Tour with great success and are looking forward to leading another tour in 2025. Rob is a very keen golfer from Warrnambool GC in Victoria who has a lot of experience looking after groups, whilst Lisa is a non-golfer who takes great pride in taking care of the non-golfing partners. They make a great team for our tours.

 

"What a fabulous tour. Such incredible accommodation, immaculate golf resorts and two fo the friendliest tour leaders you'll find. From the bustling streets of Hanooi to the bright lights of Hoi An, it truly was a travelling golfer/foodie/xenofiles dream. To Rob & Lisa and our fellow travellers, thanks for a wonderful two weeks." Steve & Lyn, Vietnam 2024.

 

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Pre & Post Tour Options

Ha Long Bay and Hanoi (unescorted)

Finish the tour with sightseeing in Hanoi and a cruise on Ha Long Bay. A direct flight will take you from Da Nang straight into Hanoi where you check in for 2-nights in the heart of bustling Hanoi. Take in the sights of Hanoi in style with the fmous jeep tour including lunch The next day you travel to Ha Long Bay where you will board a 5* cruise.

The Post tour is unescorted but you will have on ground local support.

 

16th April - Breakfast at Angsana Lang Co. Check out. Transfer to Da Nang airport. Fly from Da Nang to Hanoi. Check into the 5* Movenpick Hotel Hanoi Centre classic room for 2-nights. 

17th April - Breakfast. Half Day sightseeing tour of Hanoi in style by jeep, including lunch.

18th April - Breakfast. Road transfer from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay. Board the 5* Heritage Cruises Binh Chuan for a 2-day 1 night cruise. Enjoy on-board activities. 

Board the Heritage Cruise's boat and enjoy a welcome drink as you receive a cruise briefing, safety instructions and check in to your suite. Lunch is served at L’Indochine Restaurant. Later cruise to Da Chong islet, where you can see a heritage lighthouse built by the French more than 100 years ago. After lunch, cruise to Gia Luan Lagoon where limestone karst formations rise out of the sea. This quiet bay is untouched and remote, as not many cruise ships visit. At 15:30 the cruise vessel approaches the Ba Trai Dao beach (or Tra Bau) in Lan Ha Bay, a natural frontier between the provinces of Halong and Haiphong. This secret hideaway has beaches, caves and the spectacular natural beauty of about 400 islands. Guests can try kayaking or simply swim in the clear waters of the bay.

Activities include afternoon tea and the chef will lead a Vietnamese cooking class. Afterwards, a memorable dining experience will be offered at the restaurant, with local food in an intimate and romantic setting. Enjoy evening views of the bay at the bar on the top deck. Try your hand with squid fishing. The bars are open until late. Lunch & dinner included.

19th April - Breakfast. Enjoy on-board activities.

Start the day with a session of Vovinam on the sundeck. After breakfast head off in a bamboo boat to explore the Dark and Bright Cave. Return to the ship for checkout. At 10:00 enjoy brunch while cruising back to harbour.

Disembark at noon. Transfer to Hanoi airport. Departure flight from 4pm.

 

 * cruise itinerary can be subject to change

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 About Heritage Cruise Binh Chuan

Put into operation in 2019 as a new 5-star cruise, this 4-story work of art reflects the golden time of the Indochine period. Bearing the iconic embarks of the first ship by Bach Thai Buoi, Heritage Binh Chuan promises a luxury stay right above the emerald water of Lan Ha Bay.Heritage Binh Chuan's built-in 20 boutique cabins, including 6 Delta Suites, 10 Ocean Suites, 2 Captain Suites, and 2 Regal Suites. Despite having a different design, all units are spacious, ranging from 33 to 46 sqm, and clad with high-end amenities. The design is mainly inspired by the Indochine style but still able to express the tradition and culture of past time. With the intention of maximizing the coverage of natural lights, arched staircases and large windows are used everywhere. The cabins have their own private balconies and a large bathroom with huge glass windows for green Bay vistas. Moreover, the only seasonal pool of Lan Ha cruise, and one of the largest onboard swimming pools, located on the top floor, will absolutely satisfy the need for a dip. For guests craving Vietnamese local food and international dishes, L’Indochine and Le Tonkin restaurants, a wine cellar, and a lounge bar can serve. Breakfast and lunch will be Asia plus Western buffet, dinner will be of fine dining style.

 

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