8D7N Vietnam Panorama Muslim Package
DAY 1: MUSLIM PACKAGE PROGRAM HANOI – ARRIVAL
All guests are warmly welcome upon arrival at Noi Bai International Airport by our local guide then transfer to the hotel for check in. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi
DAY 2: MUSLIM PACKAGE PROGRAM HANOI - HALONG BAY OVERNIGHT ON JUNK (B/L/D)
Morning drive through the countryside from Hanoi to Halong Bay (165 km east of Hanoi) - a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. Short rest stop en route, you will reach Halong city after 3.5 hours then embark and start a relaxing and wonderful cruise through Halong Bay, passing bizarre rock formations.
You will discover Halong Bay, known in Vietnamese as “Dragon descending to the sea“. The picturesque Halong Bay has more than 3,000 limestone islets rising from the clear emerald water, many of them containing beautiful grottoes. Fresh seafood lunch is prepared and served on board while enjoy a fantastic cruise through Halong bay. Enjoy the fresh seafood dinner on board while experiencing sunset. Overnight in Wooden junk
DAY 3: MUSLIM PACKAGE PROGRAM HALONG BAY – HANOI (B/L/D)
Morning continues to explore Halong Bay to sightseeing Man’s head island, Tortoise island, Luon cave, Bai Tu Long bay, Toad island, Baitho mountain. International brunch is served on board and return to Halong city. Afternoon drive back to Hanoi and stop at Hong Ngoc shopping en route.
Arrival Hanoi, you will visit the beautiful Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple. Hoan Kiem Lake was already considered the most beautiful lake in Hanoi when Ngoc Son Temple was built on an island in the 19th century. Initially, the temple was called Ngoc Son Pagoda and was later renamed Ngoc Son Temple, since temples are dedicated to saints.
Saint Van Suong, considered to be one of the brightest stars in Vietnam's literary and intellectual circles, was worshipped there along with other National heroes. From here, you will have the opportunity to leisurely discovery tour on foot you around Hanoi old quarter on 36 streets while doing some shopping
Later afternoon, enjoy a performance of the famous water puppet show.The farmers in the region celebrated festivals and harvests by performing this unique art form. Learning to manipulate the puppets is usually a tradition that is passed on as a family secret.
DAY 4: MUSLIM PACKAGE PROGRAM HANOI – DANANG – HOIAN (B/L/D)
Enjoy morning city tour today to visit the outlook of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and his former residence with Humble House on Stilts (closed on Monday and Friday), One-Pillar Pagoda. Tour continues to visit the Mosque in Hang Luoc for praying. Lunch at local Halal restaurant before transfer to Noi Bai Airport for a domestic flight to Danang.
Upon arrival, you will be warmly welcomed by our local guide and transfer to Hoian while passing Danang city - the fourth largest city in Vietnam, the gateway to the central provinces and a sea port with nice beaches and resort. En route, you visit the Cham Museum - The world's foremost collection of the sculpture of the ancient King-dom of Champa, and the Marble Mountain, whose peaks represent the five elements of the universe en route then continue driving along Non Nuoc Beach to Hoi An. Dinner at local Halal restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Hoian
DAY 5: MUSLIM PACKAGE PROGRAM HOI AN – CYCLING TO TRA QUE VEGETABLE VILLAGE - DANANG - SAIGON (B/L/D)
After breakfast, commence the tour with a leisurely bicycle ride along picturesque country roads outside Hoi An to a local farm in Tra Que vegetable village, a charming little farming community on the edge of Hoi An. Tra Que village was named after the sweet scented vegetables that spice up local dishes. Upon arrival, take a short tour around the vegetable gardens and watch the farmers in preparing and fertilizing the land.
Cycle back to Hoi and take advantage of the endless photo opportunities. Lunch serve at local Halal restaurant. If time permit, Evening, you will have the opportunity to leisurely discovery Ancient Town of Hoi an on your own foot before transfer to the Danang Airport for domestic flight o Saigon. Upon arrival, you will be warmly welcomed by our local guide and transfer to enjoy the dinner at local Halal restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Hochiminh
DAY 6: MUSLIM PACKAGE PROGRAM SAIGON – MEKONG DELTA (MY THO) (B/L/D)
After breakfast, we will drive to My Tho the heart of the Mekong delta, famous for its vast rice fields and most beautiful landscapes. Visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda en route and stop by the bank of Tien Giang River. Take a boat trip on Mekong River to Phoenix Island where local handicrafts and sweets from coconut are being produced. Enjoy fresh seasonal fruits and traditional live music and songs performance. Take a short ride on a horse carriage to a typical local house to taste some homemade honey-tea.
Proceed by small sampan boats through the small canals and side arms of the river to observe the daily life along the river banks with a stop and short leisurely walk at the Turtle Island. Lunch will be served at a local Halal restaurant before driving back Ho Chi Minh City. Afternoon transfer back to Hochiminh city. Dinner serve at local Halal restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Hochiminh
DAY 7: MUSLIM PACKAGE PROGRAM SAIGON – CU CHI TUNNELS – SAIGON CITY TOUR (B/L/D)
Morning drive to Cu Chi Tunnels (70 km northwest of Ho Chi Minh City), an amazing complex of underground tunnels used during the Vietnam War. There are more than 200 km of tunnels, comprising a main axis system with many branches connecting to underground hideouts, shelters and other tunnels. You have the chance to crawl through this amazing system of tunnels. For a more “thrilling” experience, you can even test your shooting skills on original AK47s and other guns from past war times (subject to a surcharge).
Lunch at local Halal Restaurant Afternoon discover District 5, also known as Cholon, Saigon’s former Chinatown, en route visit the museum of Vietnamese traditional medicine (FITO), the only museum of its kind in Vietnam. The FITO has more than 3,000 items including traditional tools and medicine books as well as miniatures of typical northern and southern medicine houses on display. The museum building and its interior reflect the skilfulness of local artisans then visit Binh Tay Market, the central market of Cholon, trading daily goods coming from all directions of Southern Vietnam.
Tour continues to visit Saigon Square (Russian Market) - The famed 'Russian Market', as it's formerly known, is in the middle of Saigon city central. Saigon Square shopping complex houses all manner of small budget fashion boutiques, jewelry sellers, and accessories vendors. Here in Saigon Square, you'll find up market brands such as Longines, Boss Perfume, Chanel and D&G. In other shops you can buy eyeglasses, Crumple Bag made in Vietnam, watches, dvd, inexpensive clothes, luggage, Quick Sliver Bag and shoes.
Everything from trendy casuals to work wear and from footwear to bags and purses, as well as funky and chunky jewelry are sold here at reasonably cheap prices. Saigon Square address: 77 - 89, Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, 77 - 89, Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, 2 blocks away from the Ben Thanh Market, right behind the Saigon Centre.
End of the day you visit Al - Rahim mosque (built in 1885 by Malaysia – Indonesia Muslim. More 200 people pray here (45 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia) for praying. Dinner serve at local Halal restaurant and overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
DAY 8: MUSLIM PACKAGE PROGRAM HOCHIMINH – CITY TOUR - DEPARTURE (B/L/)
After breakfast, you visit the War Remnants Museum - originally opened in September 1975, the museum displays old military equipment and other related items from the Vietnam War including some larger exhibits including a F5A fighter and a UH1-Huey helicopter then the Notre Dame Cathedral inaugurated in 1880 became the spiritual and cultural crucible of the French presence in the Orient as was the Post office designed by Gustav Eiffel and resembling a grand railway station.
Tour continues to visit the General Post Office which is also the fine examples of French colonial architecture, The people’s Committee Hall where scenes from the movie "The Quiet American" were filmed. End the morning, walk towards the Ben Thanh market for shopping where you can practice your language skills bargaining for souvenirs, clothing and knick knacks. Lunch serve at local Halal restaurant. After lunch, we go straight to Tan Son Nhat International Airport for departure.
List of Halal Restaurants
- Satay House
- Kedai- Shamshidin
- Vietnam Halal
- Four Seasons
- Saigon Seripenang Halal
- Hala Mekong Restaurant in My Tho
- Khazana (Halal food)
- Indian Palace (Halal food)
- Namaste Hanoi Indian Cuisine
Route: Hanoi – City tour – Halong Bay – Halong Bay (Overnight on junk) – Hanoi – Danang – Hoian – Danang – Saigon – Mekong Delta (My Tho) – Cu Chi Tunnels – Saigon City tour – Shopping Duration: 9 days Start from Hanoi and end at Ho Chi Minh City