GOLF IN VIETNAM 2 JUNE 2017 - 8 JUNE 2017

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SAIGON PRINCE HOTEL**** + FULL DAY EXCURSION + GOLF

PRICE

PER GOLFER SHARING US$ 2290
PER GOLFER SINGLE OCCUPANCY US$ 2590
PER NON GOLFER SHARING US$ 1890


Minimum 2 pax
INCLUDES
  • Airfare & airport taxes on Etihad
  • Meet and greet
  • All airport, land, and golf course transfers
  • 5 nights at Saigon Prince Hotel - Bed & breakfast
  • Full day Cu Chi Tunnels & Saigon City Tour including Lunch
  • 1 green fee at Twin Doves Golf Club
  • 1 green fee at Long Thanh Golf & Residential Estates
  • 1 green fee at Vietnam Golf & Country Club
  • One caddie per golfer at each golf course (caddie fees included but not caddie tips)
  • Shared Buggy
  • Complimentary daily dinner transfer within Saigon center till 2100hrs
  • 24/7 golf hotline staffed by English speaking personnel
  • Local knowledge, expertise, suggestions, and support throughout trip
  • Late Check out till 18.00hrs on the last day
  • All taxes and compulsory service charges
EXCLUDES
  • Visa fees and travel insurance
  • Personal expenses e.g. caddie fees, tips & gratuities



ACCOMODATION

Saigon Prince Hotel ****
  • Located right in the heart of vibrant Ho Chi Minh City, the Saigon Prince Hotel – formally known as Duxton Hotel Saigon is a 4 star boutique hotel offering a refined and relaxing environment for business and leisure travellers alike.
  • As well as a range of deluxe rooms, club rooms, club suites and apartments, the hotel also has a restaurant, bar, gymnasium, swimming pool, spa and club lounge.
  • The Saigon Prince Hotel is situated on Nguyen Hue Boulevard, within easy walking distance of many of the city's most famous attractions including Ben Thanh Market, the Opera House, the Hotel de Ville, Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Saigon river. The hotel is also ideally located for those who want to experience the city's bustling nightlife, from cheap and cheerful street food vendors to chic cosmopolitan nightclubs and lounge bars.


DAY TO DAY PROGRAM

 Day 1
 2nd June 2017
Friday

1405hrs depart Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on Etihad EY 642 flight

Day 2
 3rd June 2017
 Saturday

1300hrs arrive Ho Chi Minh City

Meet & greet
Transfer to hotel

 Overnight at Saigon Prince Hotel

Day 3
4th June 2017
Sunday

 

Breakfast at the hotel

Full day Cu Chi Tunnels & Saigon City Tour including Lunch

Overnight at Saigon Prince Hotel

Day 4
5th June 2017
Monday

 

 Breakfast at the hotel

 Play golf at Twin Dove Golf Club

 Overnight at Saigon Prince Hotel

Day 5
6th June 2017
Tuesday

 

Breakfast at the hotel

Play golf at Long Thanh Golf & Residential Estates

Overnight at Saigon Prince Hotel

Day 6
7th June 2017
Wednesday

 

Breakfast at the hotel

Play golf at Vietnam Golf & Country Club

Overnight at Saigon Prince Hotel

 Day 7
 8th June 2017
Thursday

Breakfast at the hotel

1800hrs check out and transfer to the airport for your 2025hrs Etihad EY440 flight for Nairobi

 Day 8
9th June 2017
Friday

 

1305hrs arrive Nairobi

End of Tour

 

Vietnam

Astonishingly exotic and utterly compelling, Vietnam is a country of breath taking natural beauty with a unique heritage, where travel quickly becomes addictive. Vietnamese food is that good. Incredibly subtle in its flavours and outstanding in its diversity, Vietnamese cooking is a fascinating draw for travellers – myriad street food tours and cooking schools are testament to this. Vietnam has outstanding spas – from marble temples of treatments, to simple family-run massage salons with backpacker-friendly rates.

 

Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) is Vietnam at its most dizzying: a high-octane city of commerce and culture that has driven the country forward with its pulsating energy. A chaotic whirl, the city breathes life and vitality into all who settle here, and visitors cannot help but be hauled along for the ride. A city of energy and discovery. Wander through timeless alleys to incense-infused temples before negotiating chic designer malls beneath sleek 21st-century skyscrapers.


GOLF COURSE

Twin Dove Golf Club - P + Z Development Pte, Ltd
27 holes, par 72/36
Distance: 7282 yards
Opened: 2009

Twin Doves offers a 27-hole international standard championship members golf course. Located around 1 hour outside Saigon, the Twin Doves woodland and lake styled course is broken into 3 nines named Luna, Mare, and Sole.With the views of the rural Vietnam scenery the Luna Course is characterized by many small hills and neighboring forests.

This course has combined all the natural shapes of the land which are utilized as challenging hazards. Five of the holes are connected by rolling hills and the rest are separated by tree-lined fairways.

The Mare Course is more natural with all holes flanked by creeks and trees. However, don’t let the natural feeling fool you into a sense of complacency.



Long Thanh Golf & Residential Estates - Ronald Fream, Golfplan

36 holes, par 72
Distance: 7011/7056 yards
Opened: 2001

The Long Thanh Golf Club offers 36 holes of golf in the former rice paddies and scenic countryside surrounding Saigon. The Ho Chi Minh City golf course is located 30 kilometers north of the city on a hilly with unobstructed views back towards the Vietnamese capital.

Both the Hill and Lake course are well maintained throughout the year and the golf courses are a longtime favorite among locals. Many expatriates and Vietnam golf visitors prefer Long Thanh Golf Club over its more famous neighbor Vietnam Golf & Country Club.

The Hill Course features rolling fairways and large undulating greens. Each hole is framed by large oil palms. The Lake Course is characterized by many high lipped bunkers and water hazards on almost every hole to catch errant shots.



Vietnam Golf & Country Club - Chen King Shih / Lee Trevino

36 holes, par 72
Distance: 7106/6946 yards
Opened: 1994

Located just 17 kilometers from the center of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Golf & Country Club is one the nearest golf clubs to the city center. 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. Golfers at Vietnam Golf & Country Club get the feeling that the land was destined to be a golf course, so natural is the lay-out and design.

Open since November 1995, the 7,106-yard West Course at Vietnam Golf & Country Club features narrow tree-lined fairways and fast level greens. The par-72 championship course was Taiwanese designed and hosted the Vietnam Open Asian PGA Tour events in both 1995 and 1997.



EXCURSIONS

Cu Chi Tunnels
The Cu Chi tunnels were built by local fighters during the Indochina conflict as a base from which the Viet Cong could operate from close to the Southern Vietnamese capital. Initial construction started in 1948 when the Viet Minh required somewhere to hide from French air attacks and by 1965, the Cu Chi tunnel complex was estimated to consist of 200km's of tunnels. It included, hospitals, schools, meeting rooms, kitchens and sleeping quarters. Life was difficult for the inhabitants and to protect against outside intruders bobby traps were laid throughout the complex.


War Museum
Formerly the Museum of Chinese and American War Crimes, the War Remnants Museum is consistently popular with Western tourists. Few museums anywhere convey the brutality of war and its civilian victims. Many of the atrocities documented here were well-publicised but rarely do Westerners hear the victims of US military action tell their own stories. While some displays are one-sided, many of the most disturbing photographs illustrating US atrocities are from US sources, including those of the infamous My Lai Massacre.


President Palace
Independence Palace (Dinh Độc Lập), also known as Reunification Palace (Vietnamese: Dinh Thống Nhất), built on the site of the former Norodom Palace, is a landmark in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It was designed by architect Ngô Viết Thụ and was the home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. It was the site of the end of the Vietnam War during the Fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975, when a North Vietnamese Army tank crashed through its gates.








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