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Saigon Shuffle - Vietnam-Cambodia-Thailand 17 Days / 16 Nights

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Saigon Shuffle - Vietnam-Cambodia-Thailand 17 Days / 16 Nights

The Saigon Shuffle: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels - Mekong Delta - Siem Reap - Bangkok - Phuket - Phi Phi Island - Bangkok A true trip of your lifetime. This journey shuffles you through 3 countries each with their own unique charms, tastes and experiences

DAY 1

Hanoi arrival

You’ll land in Noi Ba international airport, Hanoi with your free 1 month Approval letter for one month single entry visa to Vietnam. Our professional tour guide warmly welcomes you and transfers you to the hotel for check-in; You are free at your own leisure, explore old town, teach the locals English by the lake or have Vietnamese egg coffee. The choices are almost endless Spend the first night in Hanoi. Read more

Hanoi City 2 Nights
DAY 2

Hanoi full-day city tour (B,

Today you have a great time to enjoy a city tour of this charming capital city including the Mausoleum of the nation's founder President Ho Chi Minh, the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda & the Temple of Literature; After the lunch at a local restaurant, you are visiting the impressive Museum of Ethnology, the beautiful West Lake, the Tran Vu Pagoda, the peaceful lake of the Restored Sword and the Ngoc Son temple. You will go through the bustling old quarter streets of Hanoi accompanied on a traditional Rickshaw. They will point out how whole streets are dedicated to selling practically one item. Afterwards enjoy the Vietnamese water puppet show which is a must do when you are in Hanoi You stay overnight in Hanoi. Read more

Hanoi
DAY 3

Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L, D)

At roughly 8.00 am you will be greeted before traveling to Halong city on our private mini-van/bus. On the way of about 3 hours and a half, you can view some beautiful and vivid countryside and rice paddy life. Upon reaching Halong city, you are welcomed aboard your private boat, an authentic traditional craft, and start your amazing cruise through this World Heritage Site. Lunch is served on board with a selection of the freshest seafood. You have a chance to discover “the amazing cave”, and have a swim in the tranquility of Halong Bay and its emerald water. Here you will cruise further into a calm and tranquil bay to stay a special overnight. Enjoy your dinner and relax while the sun is setting. Then you are free to swim in the phosphorous water, rest at your cabin, or slumber under the stars amidst the magic of Halong Bay on the top deck. This promises to be one of your most memorable travel experiences in Asia; Sleep in your cabin on board Read more

Halong Bay 1 Night
DAY 4

Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hue (B,

Enjoy the sunrise on deck if you care to wake up early. Sitting on the upper deck, you can relax while taking in the breath-taking beauty of the rocky limestone islands rising from the emerald water of the bay After a wonderful breakfast, you are to explore Sung Sot cave, swim and relax, then get back to the jetty where brunch is served whilst you are cruising through the bay, along the way seeing more of the fascinating formations; You arrive back in Hanoi for the evening flight to Hue city. On arrival in Hue, our tourguide picks you up and will drive to the hotel for check in; You stay overnight in Hue. Read more

Hue City 2 Nights
DAY 5

Hue full-day city tour (B, L

After breakfast, you get a special morning cruise on the romantic Perfume River (Huong River) to visit Hue’s oldest and most revered site Thien Mu Pagoda; After lunch, you continue to visit the Mausoleum of King Minh Mang; In the afternoon, you are visiting the Imperial Citadel, the Purple Forbidden City, the elaborate mausoleum of Emperor Tu Duc and the Dong Ba market; You stay overnight in Hue. Read more

DAY 6

Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An (B, L

After breakfast at the hotel, you take a morning drive to Hoi An town, a recognized World Heritage Site; You stop in Da Nang to visit the famous My Khe Beach and Cham Museum with the finest collection of Cham sculpture in the world; During the day, you visit some famous destinations this ancient town such as the 200 -year-old Tan Ky house, Phuc Kien Pagoda, the Assembly Hall, the former merchants’ houses, the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and the colourful riverside market; You stay overnight in Hoi An. Read more

Hoi An Ancient Town 1 Night
DAY 7

Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City (B

This morning you have your own time to enjoy this ancient city until our car comes and whisks you back to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City; On arrival, again you shall be met and taken to your hotel for check-in; You stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Ho Chi Minh City 3 Nights
DAY 8

Saigon - Cu Chi Tunnels (B,

Breakfast at your hotel. When 8 a.m arrives you will be taken to visit Cu Chi tunnels - an immense network of connecting underground tunnels dating back the 1960s used during the war against the American army; You get back the city for lunch. Afterwhich you will see how much Vietnam was influenced by the French. Visit Notre Dame Cathedral in the heart of Saigon's government quarter, the Central Post Office which is French-style designed, and the City Hall, known as "Hotel de Ville," is typical of the French architecture that would be seen in any village in France; During the day, you will also visit the War Remnants Museum, featuring collections of weapons and photographs from the two Indochina wars. Our last stop is Ben Thanh market, the biggest wholesale market in Ho Chi Minh city, formerly named Saigon; You spend another night in Ho Chi Minh City. Read more

Ho Chi Minh City
DAY 9

Mekong Delta Excursion (B,L)

At 7.30 am., you depart for Cai Be, stopping to take photos overlooking the picturesque flat rice fields. In Cai Be, you willn take a motor boat to visit the Cai Be floating market. Watch indigenous locals trading fruit, vegetables and many other commodities on board their vessels. Afterwards wander through the winding alleys of the small villages to see the orchards and fruit plantations; You go on your excursion to Vinh Long through a series of small canals to experience the charms of the Upper Mekong Delta. You come to visit a small family business to see how coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn are made; You also get to Binh Hoa Phuoc village, the green pearl of Vinh Long town, where you can immerse yourself in nature. Here you enjoy a special lunch of fresh river food served in the heart of the garden accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music; Last but not least, you take a delightful walk through the bonsai garden, then return to Ho Chi Minh City; You stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City. Read more

DAY 10

Saigon - Siem Reap (B)

After breakfast at the hotel, you transfer to the airport for your included flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for check-in; You first set out to Floating Village at Tonle Sap Lake, where you can see a number of houses built on the river. It is remarkably similar to normal town life and the canals appear as streets whilst the boats appear as houses. Families, fathers, and children pass by on their rafts coming home from work, school or off for shopping in the mini supermarket on the water. You get back the town, then take time to visit Les Chan tiers Ecoles Artisans D' Angkor, a workshop that shows you the unique craft of wood and stone carving in the traditional and style of classic Cambodian artistry; You stay overnight in Siem Reap at your hotel. Read more

Siem Reap 3 Nights
DAY 11

Angkor Wat Tour (B, L)

You enjoy your breakfast at the hotel. This mornings schedule includes a visit to the South Gate of Angkor Thom Temple and marvel the wonders of the eerie Bayon, Baphoun, Phimeanakas, the Elephants terrace and terrace of Leper King. Before lunch, you have a nice time at Ta Prohm Temple. Unlike most of the other Angkor temples, Ta Prohm has been left just it was found, the photogenic and atmospheric combination of trees growing out of the ruins and the jungle surroundings have made it one of Angkor's most picturesque. In the afternoon, you take a visit to famous Angkor Wat, built for king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. The largest and best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious centre—first Hindu, then Buddhist—since its foundation. You enjoy a special relaxation time experiencing a once in a lifetime sunset view at Angkor Wat; You get back to the hotel for refreshment, and stay overnight in Siem Reap. Read more

DAY 12

Discover more of Angkor

You have breakfast at the hotel, preparing for another Angkor Wat day to remember; In the morning, you shall visit Kbal Spean, an ancient Angkor ruin that is a 90-minute bumpy ride from Siem Reap. Afterwards visit Banteay Srey, one of the most unusual temples of Angkor. It lies 20 km due north of the main group. It is built largely of red sandstone, which is covered with elaborate and deeply carved decorations; In the afternoon, you can visit The Roluos Group is a collection of monuments representing the remains of Hariharalaya, the first major capital of the Angkorian-era Khmer Empire. It has become known as the ‘Roluos Group’ due to its proximity to the modern town of Roluos; You spend another overnight stay in Siem Reap. Read more

Siem Reap
DAY 13

Siem Reap - Bangkok (B)

After breakfast at the hotel, you get to the airport for your included flight to Bangkok. On arrival in Bangkok, we pick you up from the airport for your transfer to your accommodation. You start your journey to Wat Phra Kaew, the chapel of the Emerald Buddha, which houses the world’s most precious image of the Lord Buddha, a 75cm statue of jade sits atop an 11m golden pedestal surrounded by lavish mural and richly decorated pavilions; Then visit the majestic Bangkok Grand Palace, which encompasses several major buildings. The most prominent buildings are the Throne hall, the reception hall and the coronation hall; You stay overnight at the hotel in Bangkok. Read more

Bangkok 1 Night
DAY 14

Bangkok - Phuket (B)

Get ready to hit the beach You are free at leisure until the time comes to get to the airport for your flight to Phuket; When landing at Phuket airport, you are warmly welcome by our tour guide, and you get to the hotel for check in; You stay overnight at the hotel in Phuket.

Phuket 3 Nights
DAY 15

Phuket - Phi Phi Island (B,L

After breakfast at the hotel off you shall go to the Phi Phi Island group (famous from the movie The Beach) You can enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and dessert service at the Harbor before boarding your boat. When arriving at Phi Phi Don amaze at the scenery of crystal clear water and stunning tropical fishes. You have a lunch at Phi Phi Don. Then comes some free time to explore the surroundings and relaxing on the beach; You return to Phuket, and stay overnight at the hotel in Phuket. Read more

DAY 16

City Tour-Phuket - Fantasea

After breakfast at the hotel, you are getting to Phromthep Cape. The top part of this cape is plain with a high cliff along the edge of the sea. From this point you can look out to the sea and islands nearby. A great view of Phuket Town, the southern part of the island, and some of the offshore islands, can be obtained by going to the top of Kao Rang Hill, northwest to the city. Then you take a visit to Wat Chalong, Phuket's most beautiful and renowned monastery. It enshrines the gilt statues of monk-hero Luang Pho Chaem and his assistant Luang Pho Chuang, both much revered by local people because of their roles in quashing the miner rebellion in 1876; You have lunch at local restaurant; Next experience Phuket Fantasea. 9 spectacular show themes Thai culture, magical illusions, 4-Hi Tech effects, performance, acrobatics, magic show with audience participation, aerial ballet, giant laser projections, illusion and mystery, elephant circus and stunts into one stunning grandeur and excitement; You stay one more night at the hotel in Phuket. Read more

Phuket
DAY 17

Phuket departure (B)

After breakfast, you are free at leisure until the transferring time to Bangkok airport for flight home or onward journey We hope you enjoyed your travels and please send us your photos!

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Hanoi
Hotel Quoc Hoa
Day 3
Location Halong Bay
Day 4
Location Hue
Hotel Alba Hotel
Day 6
Location Hoi An
Hotel Lantern
Day 7
Location Ho Chi Minh City
Day 10
Location Siem Reap
Day 13
Location Bangkok
Hotel I Residence
Day 14
Location Phuket
Hotel IBIS Patong
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Hanoi
Hotel The Light
Day 3
Location Halong Bay
Hotel Syrena
Day 4
Location Hue
Hotel Eldora
Day 6
Location Hoi An
Day 7
Location Ho Chi Minh City
Hotel Bay Saigon
Day 10
Location Siem Reap
Day 13
Location Bangkok
Hotel loft Bangkok
Day 14
Location Phuket
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Hanoi
Day 3
Location Halong Bay
Day 4
Location Hue
Hotel Imperial
Day 6
Location Hoi An
Day 7
Location Ho Chi Minh City
Day 10
Location Siem Reap
Day 13
Location Bangkok
Day 14
Location Phuket

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • 15-night hotel accommodation on a twin-share basic with daily breakfast;
  • 1 overnight stay on board in Halong Bay in twin-share cabin;
  • Meals as indicated by B-Breakfast L-Lunch D-Dinner
  • English Speaking Tourguides;
  • All landed transfers within the tour by air-conditioned vehicle, including pick-up and drop-off at airports on arrival and departure days;
  • Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees;
  • Water Puppet Show & Cyclo Tour in Hanoi Old Quarter;
  • Approval letter for one month single entry visa to Vietnam;
  • All taxes & services charge.

Package excludes

  • Not mentioned international flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa,
  • Tips (optional)
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

REVIEWS

5 Reviews

Karen, United States

This was a great trip. Amazing countries and sites with helpful, pleasant tour guides. All the travel and hotel went smoothly and I had a reasonable amount of free time to explore on my own. I recommend it very highly. One piece of advice that I would give is to bring several passport pictures with you. You will need 2 for Vietnam and 1 each for Cambodia and Laos. When you arrive, get in the "Arrival Visa" lines to get your visa on arrival. The forms the travel agency (or you download) gives you need to be approved at the airport prior to actually getting your visa stamps. Read more

Denise, Ukraine

Guided yet independent travel! You always have the support of the Legend team! We touched on many cultural sites on this tour, the guides were fantastic, knowledgeable and friendly! Recommended!

Victor, Russian Federation

The boat is not the newest available but the staff were quite friendly. With regards to the accommodation, the air conditioning was a bit deficient as it would not work when the boat was moving, and when it did blow in the cabin it was ineffective and blowed moist humid air.

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