6D5N PICTURESQUE HANOI HALONG SAPA MUSLIM TOUR PACKAGES
Hanoi is a city of stunning visual and audio contrast. The rickety sounds of cyclos (pedicabs) fight for airwaves amidst the blasting horns of motorbikes, and the Nike swoosh wallpapers the French-styled building facades in the Old Quarter. The Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi’s commercial nucleus, ripples out from the lake of the same name. The lake’s name means Lake of the Restored Sword, according to a legend dating back to the mid-15th century.
The tangled streets of the Old Quarter, which spread from Hoan Kiem’s fringes, is like Hanoi’s intestines. Originally a snake- and alligator-infested swamp, the Old Quarter, or 36 Pho Phuong (36 Streets), is now transformed to an outdoor shopping mall and stomping ground for backpackers. Just south of West Lake, the Ba Dinh district is the old French administrative center where several new flashy hotels are located, eagerly anticipating the growth of a much talked-about business center. Aside from the complex devoted to Ho Chi Minh, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Botanical Gardens and the Temple of Literature are tourist attractions here.
The city is fairly spread out and cyclos or motorbike taxis will get you from one area to another. Once you have picked a spot, wandering on your feet affords the best view of Hanoi’s chaotic street life. HALONG BAY A visit to North Vietnam is not complete till you visit Halong Bay. Designated as one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites, it is in most people travel list as “one of the places to see before you die”. Halong translates as “where the dragon descends into the sea”. Set in the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin, the stand out feature is a series of tiny islands with mountainous terrain. The scenery is storybook stuff and as an added interest, there are numerous illuminated caves you can explore as well.
6D5N Picturesque Hanoi Halong Sapa Muslim Tour
DAY 01: HANOI – ARRIVAL – BAT TRANG CERAMIC VILLAGE – HANOI
Upon arrival Hanoi International Airport, pick up and transfer to local restaurant for lunch (Halal food) before we continue our journey to Bat Trang Ceramic Village, the center of traditional “An Nam” ceramic. Stop-off at the village is an interesting mixture between watching the real production of ceramics and walking around for some light but fine and sophisticated porcelain. Furthermore you can find in a factory the workmen mixing clay or dipping burnt vases into glaze to highlight their crackled lines, the painting masters, usually young girls with dexterous hands drawing on raw terracotta before they are heated at 900oC to 1,700oC ovens, taking inspiring pictures of coal-dust bakes pasted on the village’s walls. In addition daily life of the village with a small exciting market and the wharf at the Red River where the products shipped are also very fascinating. After dinner (Halal food), enjoy Water Puppet Show a unique and traditional Vietnamese performance at Thang Long Theatre.
DAY 02: HANOI – HALONG
Enjoy a morning city tour to visit some of the city’s attractions including the fascinating Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closed on Monday and Friday and the whole Oct and Nov, Quan Thanh pagoda will be replaced), Ho Chi Minh Museum (closed on Monday), Ho Chi Minh House on stilt and One Pillar Pagoda then visit Mosque in Hang Luoc street for praying. Tour continues to visit the beautiful Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple. furthermore 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. Lunch serve at local restaurant (Halal food) then transfer to Halong Bay. In addition drive to through the countryside from Hanoi to Halong Bay (165 km east of Hanoi) – a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty, you will experience a rural area dotted with villages, rice fields and farms providing the many parts of the nation with rice, fruits and vegetables. Short rest stop en route, you will reach Halong city after 3.5 hours. Finally Check in the hotel then free at your own leisure. Afterwards dinner serve at local restaurant (seafood) then drop you at night market for shopping or Casino, you get back to your hotel by yourself. Overnight at hotel in Halong.
DAY 03: HALONG BAY – HANOI – SAPA (LAO CAI STATION)
After breakfast in the hotel (6 -7AM), you will be transferred to the port and discover Halong Bay, listed as a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. However “Dragon descending to the sea“ as it is known in Vietnamese, picturesque Halong Bay has more than 1,000 limestone islets rising from the sea, many of them containing beautiful grottoes include Thien Cung cave and Dau Go caves. Enjoy a relaxing 4-hour boat trip through Halong Bay by boat cruise, fresh seafood lunch is prepared and served on board. In addition Drive back to the hotel for a quick shower before transferring to Hanoi. Furthermore Stop at Hong Ngoc shopping en route back. After Arrival Hanoi, proceed to Hanoi Old Quarter for sightseeing and shopping. In addition you Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant (Halal food) before transferring to the Railway Station to catch night train to Lao Cai Station. ***Overnight Train Ride is a 4 soft berths cabin with air-condition.***
DAY 04: LAO CAI – CAT CAT – SIN CHAI – SAPA
Pick up at Lao Cai Station and transfer to Sapa. After Enjoy breakfast at local restaurant and we will start a day of natural walk. Furthermore Follow the road down to the valley by steps with estimated length of 5KM to the H’mong Village in Cat Cat. Along the path, you will have the opportunity to see the villagers working on the paddy fields and their animals, such as: chickens, water-buffaloes and pot– bellied pigs. In addition you can also see the old hydro-electric power station which was built by the French time in the early 20th Century, and a beautiful waterfall that is a good place for resting and taking pictures. Afterwards lunch at local restaurant (seafood) then proceed to Sin Chai Village where the black H’mong people live. However on the way to the village we can meet villagers and look at one of the house of H’mong people to gain an understanding of their lifestyles and see how they weave and do cloth dyeing. Travel back to Sapa. Dinner serve at local restaurant (Halal food). Finally Overnight at hotel in Sapa.
DAY 05: SAPA – LAO CHAI – TA VAN – SAPA (LAO CAI STATION) HANOI
After breakfast, embark on a lovely trek that will take along buffalo paths and trails and through several hill tribe villages Lao Chai and Ta Van, home to Black H’mong and Dzay people. Furthermore this is an absolutely spectacular walk through stunning scenery inhabited by some of the friendliest people you can meet. Enjoy the spectacular views of the walls of the valley that are covered with multi-layered rice terraced fields which surrounds you. Return back to Sapa. In addition there will be late lunch at local (seafood) then proceed to Lao Cai Station. Finally Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant (seafood) before boarding onto the overnight train back to Hanoi. ***Overnight Train Ride is a 4 soft berths cabin with air-condition.***
DAY 06: HANOI – SINGAPORE
Pick up from the train station and transfer to Mercure Hanoi La Gare hotel which located opposite Hanoi Central Railway Station for breakfast. If time permits, we will offer you the opportunity to do last minute shopping at Old Quarters before proceeding to the airport for your international flight home. We hope you had an exciting holiday with us. Making it an affair to remember!
List of Halal Restaurants Vietnam
- 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
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- Children below 2 years old are free of charge.
- Other languages are available on request with additional charge.
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- Accommodation at the above choices hotels
- Driver cum Guide (English Speaking)
- Tour as per itinerary
- Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
- Entrance fee as per itinerary
- Arrival & departure transfers
- Half day local sightseeing
- Return Airline ticket
- Travel Insurance
- Airport tax
- Additional (if any): Extra meals, Extra transport & Optional tour (Watersport, etc.)
- Tipping guide RM5/USD2 /driver, mini bar & other personal expenses unspecified on itinerary
- Surcharge for High season/Peak season