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With its numerous national parks, white sand beaches, colourful villages, pagodas and ancient monuments, forests and islands, Vietnam is a land of often surprising beauty, offering cultural depth and history, increasingly combined with tourism-friendly areas offering all the facilities a modern traveller could wish for.

Vietnam’s people are its greatest asset: gregarious, friendly and eager to meet visitors. In the bustling cities, the often chaotic streets contrast ox carts with limousines, ancient rituals with sophisticated technology, and are ruled by the ubiquitous moped.

Our strength is in translating these opportunities into detailed, practical itineraries. We do luxury travel and event planning, as well as a wide range of beach, family, honeymoon, adventure, golf, veteran and cultural tours.

There is no better way to experience a destination than through the perspective of the local people. At Water Puppet Tours, this key element of local insight drives every step of our process of tour design and delivery. We provide tailor-made tours individually crafted for each client, achieving this by emphasizing the direct working relationship between the client and the tour designer and operator.


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Northern and Cenre Golf 8 Days

Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam and it is also a destination for golfers. You can play some rounds of golf at very best and well maintained courses. Danang is famous for beach and also known for 2 courses designed by Collin Montgomerie and Australian golf legendary Greg Norman…

Day 1: Hanoi arrival (Dinner, Guide pick up)

Arriving at Noi Bai airport in Hanoi, you’ll be met and driven to your hotel, the capital city of Vietnam, is an elegant city located on the banks of the Red River with tranquil Restored Sword Lake at its heart.

With food stalls on every corner Hanoi is famous for its street food cuisine and Bia Hoi, a draft beer that is brewed daily and sold on street corners. Start your evening at ‘Bia Hoi corner’ and pull up a stool to taste the local brew and do a spot of people watching.  Then walk through the bustling streets of the Old Quarter as your guide introduces you to the various foods on offer. You will stop at one of the many pop up restaurants and try a Vietnamese barbeque of flame grilled meats, tofu and vegetables on skewers just like the locals. End the evening with a walk along Hoan Kiem Lake for dessert at Hanoi’s most famous ice-cream street. You will spend the night in Hanoi.

Hanoi, Vietnam's capital, ranks amongst the world's most attractive and interesting cities. It was first the capital of Vietnam in A.D. 1010, and though the nation's capital moved to Hue under the Nguyen dynasty in 1802, the city continued to flourish after the French took control in 1888. In 1954, after the French departed, Hanoi was declared Vietnam's capital once again. The remnants of over 1,000 years of history are still visible here, with that of the past few hundred years wonderfully preserved.

Day 2: Hanoi - Golfing King's Island Golf Resort (Breakfast, Guide)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kings Island. This is the first golf course ever built in northern Vietnam. This golf course is located on the shores of the Dong Ho reservoir in Ha Tay province in the shadow of Ba Vi Mountain, 45km outside of Hanoi. The 350 hectare Kings Island Golf Resort & Country Club is one of the most scenic golf destinations. After the golf course, you will return to your hotel to stay overnight.

Kings’ Island Golf Resort of 36 holes including the Lakeside and Mountain view courses is situated on 350 hectares of land and 1500 hectares of waterfront, very familiar and well-known among golfers, with the interesting history of 20 years of operation and development.

Lakeside course of 18 holes - par 72 - 6,516 yards, was designed in 1993 by a famous American architect, Mr. Mc Farland.

Mountain View course of 18 holes - par 72 - 7,100 yards, was designed in 2004 by Pacific Coast Design, a well-known Australian company in the field of golf course design, especially in South East Asia.

Day 3: Golfing Tam Dao Golf Resort (Breakfast, Guide)

After breakfast, you will leave for Tam Dao Golf Resort. This golf is located 65km’s from the Centre of Hanoi, a mere 90 minutes from the centre of Hanoi, and just 45 minutes from the Noi Bai International Airport. A newly built highway is in its final stages of completion, eliminating any concerning travel issues.

After the course, you will be back to your hotel to stay overnight.

Day 4: Hanoi - Danang – Montgomerie links Golf course (Breakfast, Driver pickup)

After breakfast, you will be free until the driver arrives to take you to the airport for the short flight to Danang. When you arrival, the driver will take you to your hotel. In the afternoon, you will be driven to MONTGOMERIE LINKS located in special natural scenery. The sand dunes and original trees combine together making it a special coastal golf course. The fairways were designed to combine with land of heather and the holes of links style to satisfy all levels of golfers. Enjoy playing one round of 18-hole golf course. You’ll be transferred back to hotel. You’ll spend the night in Danang.

Day 5: Golf Danang Golf Club (Breakfast, Guide)

After breakfast at hotel, you will be transferred to the Danang Golf Club - The Dunes Course designed by Greg Norman. After the course, you will be back to your hotel to stay overnight.

Day 6: Hoi An Tours (Breakfast, guide)

In the morning, you will enjoy a walking tour with first stop is the bustling fish and vegetable market and then you will go through the Old Quarters to see the town's landmarks of Japanese Covered Bridge, ancient Assembly Hall, Phuc Kien Temple. You will then take a river trip and you will enjoy the scenery along the Thu Bon River and the general view of Hoi An Ancient Town. It transforms itself at night, when many of the shops hang lanterns outside. You will transfer you back to the town and rest of time at your own leisure. Hoi An is well known for souvenir shopping with great prices and also famous for its large number of tailor shops, so if you want to get a cloth tailor made to measure, this is the time to do it. You will stay overnight in Hoi An.

Alternative for Day 6: Hoi An – From Farmer to Fisherman Tour (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Guide)

The day starts with cycling the narrow roads through the countryside, passing by rice paddy fields, water buffalos, bamboo bridges and local farmers on their daily work. You’ll then board a boat to the mouth of the Thu Bon estuary where the river meets the Cua Dai Sea and cruise along the coastline observing the lives of the local fishermen.

After joining the fisherman to try your hand at catching fish in a traditional ‘Thung Chai’ basket boat, you will meander through the water palm coconut canal. During the American War, Viet Cong soldiers made use of this area as a highly effective hiding place from enemy attacks through their long struggle. Following an insightful visit to a local fishing village, you’ll be free to relax and enjoy a fresh seafood lunch before cycling back to your hotel.

Thung Chai Basket boats, similar in style to coracles in use throughout the ancient world, are widely used throughout Central Vietnam, and are highly suited to the local terrain and lifestyles of local fishermen due to their relative light weight and portability, often doubling as a carrier for various handy items. Circular and constructed of bamboo and tarred for waterproofing, these small boats can typically carry up to five people, and represent a fun-filled opportunity to touch the authentic rural soul of Vietnam. As a precaution, life jackets are provided for your safety during this excursion.

Alternative for Day 6: Cooking Class in Hoi An (Breakfast, Lunch, Guide at cooking class)

In the morning, you’ll join a cooking class at the Red Bridge Restaurant. After visiting a market to purchase ingredients, a boat will take you along Hoi An River to the restaurant where you can investigate its herb and vegetable garden before learning how to cook traditional Vietnamese dishes. After lunch at the restaurant, your time will be free. You’ll spend the night in Hoi An.

Recipes:

  • Fresh Rice Paper Shrimp Rolls – including making rice paper.
  • Warm Squid Salad served in half a pineapple
  • Grilled Eggplant stuffed with market vegetables
  • Hoi An Pancakes (Banh Xeo)
  • Food Decoration - pineapple boat, three coloured flowers and Vietnamese hand fan

Day 7: Danang free (Breakfast)

The day will be free for strolling in the town, lazing on the beach, or whatever takes your fancy. You’ll spend the night in Danang.

Day 8: Danang departure (Breakfast)

Breakfast at hotel and then you will be free at leisure until you will be transferred to the airport for flight onward.

Inclusive

  • Free Vietnam Visa invitation letter
  • Breakfast and accommodation sharing a twin or double room.
  • Pick-ups and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle as specified in the itinerary above (Please note: pick-ups will be by a guide and driver or, where a guide is not necessary, a driver only. All unaccompanied drivers will be briefed in advance, and will carry a mobile phone to ensure smooth transfer arrangements)
  • Domestic flight tickets: Hanoi – Danang and Danang – Ho Chi Minh City/Hanoi, including domestic airport taxes.
  • Fee for golf-playing, including: 18-hole green fee, 01 caddie per round
  • Travel in an appropriate private air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced safe driver.
  • The services of experienced English-speaking guides as indicated in the itinerary (please note: guides will be on hand from pick-up until guests’ return to their hotel or reaching their destination). Free days or part days will not include the services of a guide unless requested and included in the final itinerary.
  • Where necessary, entry fees for all visits as mentioned in the programme.
  • Lunches and dinners (as specified in the itinerary) in the best local restaurants.
  • VAT and other taxes

 

Exclusive

 

  • International flight tickets and airport tax.
  • Visas
  • Surcharge for golf playing at weekend, peak season
  • Golf cart and other equipments, shoes, and other golf services not mentioned above
  • Dinners, except as specified above.
  • Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Insurance

 

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