Essence of Vietnam & Thailand - 15 Days

Essence of Vietnam & Thailand - 15 Days

Price from US$ 2499 / PP


Start in Hanoi and end in Koh Samui! With the Explorer tour Essence of Vietnam & Thailand - 15 Days, you have a 15 days tour package taking you through Hanoi, Vietnam and 10 other destinations in Asia. Essence of Vietnam & Thailand - 15 Days includes accommodation in a hotel as well as flights, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

- Hanoi: Sightseeing with a Local Guide; water puppets performance; visit Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh Museum, Presidential Palace, and Temple of Literature; take a “cyclo” ride through the Old Quarter

- Halong Bay: Overnight cruise in a traditional Junk boat, discover caves & fishing villages, explore the lagoon.

- Danang - Hoi An: See ancient sculpture in the Cham Museum, and tour Buddhist cave temples in the Marble Mountains. A walking tour through the UNESCO listed Old Quarter; Countryside bike ride, visit an old merchant house, the Hoi An Museum, and a Chinese assembly hall.

- Ho Chi Minh City: City tour including entry to the War Remnants Museum, Ben Thanh Market, Cu Chi Tunnels. Chillout at Bui Vien International Corners by night!

- Mekong Delta: Take an excursion to Mekong Delta, with a boat trip on the Mekong River to visit Cat Be floating market.

- The capital of Thailand, Bangkok, is largely safe for travelers. While parts of the city feel seamy (places like Patpong and Soi Cowboy come to mind), visitors to Bangkok will enjoy a pleasant, trouble-free stay unless they go out of their way to look for trouble!

- Ko Samui, Thailand’s second largest island, lies in the Gulf of Thailand off the east coast of the Kra Isthmus. It's known for its palm-fringed beaches, coconut groves and dense, mountainous rainforest, plus luxury resorts and posh spas. The landmark 12m-tall golden Big Buddha statue at Wat Phra Yai Temple is located on a tiny island connected to Ko Samui by a causeway.

Today you’ll land in Hanoi. Warmly welcome by Legend Travel Group`s Tour Guide & Car Driver at the airport then transfer to Hanoi Downtown, a city of lakes, shaded boulevards, public parks, and the capital of Vietnam. Check into your hotel. Stay overnight in Hanoi.

Airport transfer includes.


Accommodation: TK-123 Hanoi Hotel 3* or similar

Early this morning, we’ll drive from Hanoi to one of the most magnificent scenic environments in the world, Ha Long Bay. Covering 577 square miles, this vast bay is filled with more than 3,000 limestone “peaks” or karsts that jut from the deep blue water as far as the eye can see. We’ll spend a day and a half, including an overnight with dinner and breakfast onboard, exploring this overwhelming seascape from the decks of a traditional Vietnamese boat. Comfortable and intimate, your boat features hand-crafted wooden interiors including a dining room and pleasant air-conditioned cabins with private baths. Since we’re overnight on the water, we’ll be able to explore HaLong Bay’s most beautiful spots with time to swim and even visit some of the largest rock formations and caves. This promises to be one of your most memorable travel experiences in Asia. Stay overnight on Board.


Accommodation: Garden Bay Cruises 3* or similar

Rising to the sound of lapping bay waters, we have time for an early morning dip followed by breakfast. Sitting on the upper deck, you can relax while taking in the breath-taking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emerald water of the bay. After breakfast, explore Sung Sot cave, swim and relax. Cruises back to the jetty while brunch is served while you are cruising through the bay, along the way seeing more of the fascinating formations. Cruise check-out. Rejoin the car drive back to Hanoi. Water Puppet Show & Cyclo Tour in Hanoi Old Quarter (optional).


Accommodation: TK-123 Hanoi Hotel 3* or similar

This morning a flight brings you to the coastal city of Danang in Vietnam’s Central Region. You visit Cham Museum, an open air collection of some of the finest sandstone carvings in the world, Cua Dai Beach, and the Marble Mountain, before you continue on to picturesque Hoi An, Vietnam's largest port. Known as Faifo to early western traders, it was one of Southeast Asia’s major international ports during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Hoi An was inhabited by Japanese, Indian, Chinese and Portuguese traders; the city is remarkable for its collection of original Chinese temples and glorious homes built by wealthy merchants of earlier times. Stay overnight in Hoi An.


Accommodation: Phu Thinh Resorts Hoi An 4* or similar

A full-day tour here includes the Japanese Covered Bridge, the beautiful Chinese Assembly Halls, the Phuok Kien Pagoda, and the local market. You’ll also take a boat trip on the Thu Bon River to a village of woodworkers and boat building families on Cam Kim Island. The evening is free. Overnight in Hoi An.


Accommodation: Phu Thinh Resorts Hoi An 4* or similar

The day is free, Hoi An is a beach resort that’s easy to explore on your own, especially by bicycle. In the late afternoon, You drive to Danang and fly on to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Here you’ll see the hustle and bustle of Vietnamese life everywhere - in the street markets, sidewalk cafes and sleek new restaurants and pubs. Yet within this teeming metropolis are 300 years of timeless traditions and the beauty of an ancient culture. You arrive in Ho Chi Minh City at noon. Pick up from the airport then transfer to hotel & check in. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.


Accommodation: Liberty Parkview Saigon Hotel 3* or similar

In the morning visit the Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office, and the Reunification Palace. Followed by the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum.

Break time for lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon trip to Cu Chi tunnels - a popular spot for both Vietnamese & foreign tourists. The network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War. In their heyday, the tunnels that were functioning underground cities included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapon factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchen. Plenty of evidence of the fierce battle that took place here during the 1960s when Cu Chi was a "Free Target Zone". Today, start our trip, visitor can have chance to know how the tunnel was constructed, spend the next hours exploring the tunnels and war remnants, where you'll learn more about the conditions the people lived in, the hardships they faced, and the amazing ingenuity employed to maintain life in the tunnels, sample some of the simple cuisine that local fighters would have survived on, and have an opportunity to venture into the tunnels and explore the complex.

Back to Saigon.


Accommodation: Liberty Parkview Saigon Hotel 3* or similar

Today takes you to My Tho, the capital of Tien Giang Province. Situated on the Mekong River, 75 kilometers southeast of Ho Chi Minh City, the city is surrounded by orchards and rice fields, which produce grain for the entire country. Visit one or two of the islands that produce traditional handcrafts, coconut candy and bee farms. Visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda, the oldest one in the delta on your boat trip on the Mekong River. Return to Ho Chi Minh City.

You arrive in Ho Chi Minh City around 16:00 pm. Check in at the hotel. Free for leisure, walking around, going shopping.....

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.


Accommodation: Liberty Parkview Hotel Saigon 3* or similar

Have an early morning breakfast at the hotel then leave Ho Chi Minh City for Bangkok by 2 hours flight. You arrive at Bangkok International Airport at noon time. Pick up upon arrival & transfer to the hotel to check in. Free for leisure. Overnight in Bangkok.


Accommodation: Silom Serene Hotel Bangkok 4* or similar

Breakfast at hotel and then sightseeing tour to visit Wat Traimit, the Temple of the Golden Buddha, the temple is famous for its 900-years old five-and-a-half-ton solid gold image, and then continue to visit Wat Arun, perhaps better known as the Temple of the Dawn, is one of the best known landmarks and one of the most published images of Bangkok. After that, visit Wat Po, the largest and oldest temple in Bangkok, as well as the largest single Buddha image: the Reclining Buddha (Phra Buddhasaiyas), also known as Wat Phra Chetuphon or The Temple of the Reclining Buddha. The temple is also known as the birthplace of traditional Thai massage Reclining Buddha. After this place you`ll be back to the hotel and free at leisure in the afternoon. Overnight in Bangkok.


Accommodation: Silom Serene Hotel Bangkok 4* or similar

Having breakfast in the hotel.


07:00 am. Pickup at hotel or at the meeting point in Bangkok City

07:30 am. Go to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

09:30 am. You arrive at the floating market, there is 1 hour to walk around then taking a longtail boat to see the villager's life along the canal.

11:40 am. Head to Ayutthaya

12:00 pm. Having Lunch box

14:00 pm. Visit the ancient palace and Wat Phra Si Sanphet, Viharn Phra Mongkol Bopit

15:00 pm. Visit Wat Lokayasutharam. "the temple of earth" North west tip of the historical island

15:30 pm. Visit Wat Mahathat, "the temple of the great relic" was one of the most important temples in the Ayutthaya Kingdom

16:30 pm. Depart back to Bangkok

19:00 pm. Arrive at Bangkok and transfer back to the hotel to check in. Stay overnight in Bangkok.


Accommodation: Silom Serene Hotel Bangkok 4* or similar

Having breakfast at the hotel in Bangkok then transferring to the airport departs to Samui.

Arrival at Samui airport, meet & greet and then transfer to the hotel. Free at leisure. Overnight in Koh Samui.


Accommodation: Chaweng Resort Koh Samui 3* or similar

After breakfast at the hotel, pick up at the hotel and transfer to Lomprayah pier, then check in for taking the equipment and morning mail. (tea, coffee, hot chocolate). Then departing to Marine park, upon arrival enjoy Snorkeling at Koh Wao (Wao Island), Hiking to view point to see the emerald lake and all marine park views. Lunch at Wan Ta Lab Island (Marine Park Headquarter). After lunch, enjoy your excellent experience with Kayaking around the Island or hiking to the top of Wua Ta Lab Island or take a sunbath on the beach until time back to Samui Island and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Koh Samui.


Accommodation: Chaweng Resort Koh Samui 3* or similar 

Having breakfast in the hotel.

If you are looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, the Koh Samui Elephant Spa and Safari Tour with Cooking Class is for you. This tour will take you to discover all of the highlights of the island of Koh Samui beauty that Thailand has to offer in an eco-friendly way. Continue with Cooking class, learn how to cook Pad Thai from the beginning!


08:00 - 09:00 - We will pick you up in an open off-road jeep at your specified accommodation

First, we will head to our Elephant Spa Camp

Meet the Mahout (Elephant trainer) Have an introduction and learn about our elephant and their daily life

Prepare and feed the elephant lunch

Have fun and playing in the Mud Spa with the elephant

After that continue bath with the elephant

After a refreshing shower, it times to leave the camp to have the Thai Cooking Class "Pad Thai"

Enjoy traditional Thai Food

Go off-road up the mountain to the highest viewpoint

End the Program & Transfer back to the hotel. Check in & stay overnight in Koh Samui.


Accommodation: Chaweng Resort Koh Samui 3* or similar

Breakfast at hotel, then free at leisure till time transfer to Samui Airport for your scheduled flight or you can extend your stay in Koh Samui.

Good bye and see you in the next adventures with Legend Travel Group!

Airport transfer includes.

Remarks: Airport transfer is included. If you extend your stay in Koh Samui, you just inform us to know when & where you want to be picked up for the airport. Legend Travel Group will arrange airport transfer for you accordingly.

What's Included

Accommodations based on twin/double sharing with daily buffet breakfast. All taxes and service charges included.


Basic 3 & 4 stars Hotels Accommodation:

Hanoi: TK-123 Hanoi Hotel 3* or similar

Halong Bay: Garden Bay Cruises 3* or similar

Hoi An: Phu Thinh Resorts Hoi An 4* or similar

Saigon: Liberty Parkview Saigon Hotel 3* or similar

Bangkok: Silom Serene Hotel Bangkok 4* or similar 

Koh Samui: Chaweng Resort Koh Samui 3* or similar 


Please be aware that all accommodations are subject to change until 4-6 weeks before the departure date. Final accommodation details will be provided to you with your finalised travel documents.


- 03 Internal flight tickets: Hanoi - Danang; Danang - Ho Chi Minh City; Bangkok - Koh Samui (economy class) Vietnam Airlines including fuel charge & Airport taxes.

- 01 International flight ticket: Ho Chi Minh City - Bangkok (Thailand) (economy class) Vietnam Airlines including fuel charge & Airport taxes.

Checked baggage 20kg + Handing Luggage 7kg

Experienced professional English speaking guide on the tour

Meals as mentioned in the itineraries: Vietnamese food, Thai food, Asian food basic: 14 Breakfasts + 08 Lunches + 01 Dinner.

Entrance and Sightseeing fees

Overnight on Boat in Halong Bay

Boat trip in Mekong Delta

Free Wifi in the resort property

All transports and transfers

Local-guided activities

All taxes & services charge

Transport is included: Round trip transfer on shuttle vehicle pick up and drop off until your hotel

Boat trip


All transports & transfers

Travel Insurance is not covered by Legend Travel Group

- International airfares (IN/OUT) Vietnam/Thailand

- Pre/post-accommodation tour

- Optional tipping for good services

- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary

- Other optional activities or tours (outside of itinerary)

- Pre/Post Accommodation

- Personal expenses

Tourists need to present below documents:

1. Vaccination Certificate showing full COVID-19 vaccination with 2 shots are enough, no limited time. (Negative covid-19 test results or do a PCR/RAT test upon arrival etc… are NOT required)
- Children under 12 years old without vaccination: follow parents.
2. Copy of an insurance policy in English covering healthcare and treatment expenses for COVID-19 per applicant for the whole duration in Vietnam & Thailad with coverage clearly identified as no less than US $ 10,000.


From October 1, 2022 onwards, travelers entering Thailand will no longer be required to present COVID-19 related documents such as the certificate of vaccination and COVID-19 test result upon arrival in Thailand.

“Tourism Authority of Thailand's website”

60 days or more prior to departure 5% of the cost of the tour is forfeited

30-59 days prior departure: 10% of the cost of the tour is forfeited

15-29 days prior to departure: 20% of the cost of the tour is forfeited

7-14 days prior to departure: 50% of the cost of the tour is forfeited

Within 6 days prior to departure: 90 % of the cost of the tour is forfeited

Child under 5 years old is = 50% Adult`s cost.. Sharing the same existing bed with parents

Child from 5 - 11 years old = 75% Adult`s cost. Private Bed (extra Bed) within the same room as parents

Child from 12 - up = 100% Adult`s cost. Private Bed (extra Bed) within the same room as parents

Triple room = 3 Persons sharing one room (01 Double Bed + 01 Single Bed)

Original Passports, Sun-protection creams, wide brim hat, Swimsuits, Insect Repellent, Sunglasses in summer time (From April to October) & light Jacket in winter time (from November to next March), Camera with good battery & memory cards.

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