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Best of China Muslim Tour 10 Days
Destinations: Beijing, Xian, Guilin & Shanghai

TRAVEL ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrival in Beijing

Meals Included:

No meals

Accommodations:

5-star The Great Wall Hotel Beijing or similar

Our professional Muslim expert tour guide will pick you up at Beijing capital international airport and transfer you to the hotel. Relax during the remainder of the afternoon and evening to recover from the jet lag.

Day 02:

Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Salat at Niujie Mosque, Temple of Heaven

Meals Included:

Breakfast at hotel, lunch & dinner at local Halal restaurants

Salat:

Niujie Mosque

Accommodations:

5-star The Great Wall Hotel Beijing or similar

We will start to explore Beijing from the largest city square in the world; the impressive Tian'anmen Square. From there we will enter the "Imperial Palace" known as the Forbidden City to explore its many fascinating halls and pavilions. After prayer at Niujie Mosque we will visit the Temple of Heaven, the place where the Emperors worshiped the Heaven for good harvests. Later we will taste various kinds of Chinese tea at a local tea house.

Day 03:

Great Wall of China, Jade Museum, Sacred Way of Ming Tombs

Meals Included:

Breakfast at hotel, lunch & dinner at local Halal restaurants

Salat:

Changping Mosque

Accommodations:

5-star The Great Wall Hotel Beijing or similar

Today is the highlight of our China tour, the climbing of the Great Wall of China. In 220 B.C., under Qin Shihuang, the first emperor of China, sections of earlier fortifications were joined together to form a united defense system against invasions from the north. Construction of the great wall continued up to the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), when the Great Wall became the worlds largest military structure. Its historic and strategic importance is matched only by its architectural significance. In the afternoon we will visit the Sacred Way of Ming Tombs where we will learn the ancient Chinese Fengshui Theory. On the way to the Great Wall, we will make a stop at Bona jade carving factory where we will learn the ancient art of jade carving skills.

Day 04:

Summer Palace, Fresh Water Pearl Shop, High Speed Train to Xian

Meals Included:

Breakfast at hotel, lunch & dinner at local Halal restaurants

Salat:

Madian Mosque

Accommodations:

5-star Wyndham Grand Xian South or similar

In the morning we will visit the largest garden in the world, the Summer Palace. The Summer Palace first built in 1750, largely destroyed in the war of 1860 and restored on its original foundations in 1886, is a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design. The natural landscape of hills and open water is combined with artificial features such as pavilions, halls, palaces, temples and bridges to form a harmonious ensemble of outstanding aesthetic value. After shopping at Fresh Water Pearl we will take the high speed bullet train to Xian (about five hours), the ancient capital city of China as well as the starting point of the famous Silk Road.

Day 05:

City Wall of Xian, Terra Cotta Warriors

Meals Included:

Breakfast at hotel, lunch & dinner at local Halal restaurants

Accommodations:

5-star Wyndham Grand Xian South or similar

After breakfast at hotel we will visit the world heritage site of Xian City Wall. Built in the Ming Dynasty between 1370-1387, the 12km long Xian City Wall is the best preserved city wall now in the world. It is the representative of the Chinese rampart architecture at the later stage of the Middle Ages and is the witness of the civilization of the Ming and Qing period with its large scale and well preservation. Later we will visit the Terr Cotta Warriors reproduction factory and the Eighth Wonder of the World, the Terra Cotta Warriors of Emperor Qin Shihuang. The Terra Cotta Army is one of the greatest archaeological discoveries in the world with three exhibition halls, the largest of which is 180 meters by 60 meters, housing the continuing excavation of an army of 8,000 Terra Cotta soldiers and horses that guard the tomb of Qin Shihuang, the first emperor of the unified China. It is a stunning exhibition of ancient artifacts that is well laid out and easy to view.

Day 06:

Shaanxi History Museum, North Square of Big Wild Pagoda, Bell & Drum Tower Square, Great Mosque, Muslim Bazaar, Night Flight to Guilin

Meals Included:

Breakfast at hotel, lunch & dinner at local Halal restaurants

Salat:

Xian Great Mosque

Accommodations:

5-star Sheraton Guilin Hotel or similar

We will visit the Shaanxi History Museum and North Square of Big Wild Goose Pagoda in the morning. Designed in China's grand and elegant ancient Tang Dynasty style, Shaanxi History Museum is a tribute to Shaanxi's glamorous imperial past. Considered to be one of most exceptional museums in China, the exhibitions range from ancient bronze tools to Ming and Qing dynasty artifacts. The famous collections include Zhou Dynasty bronze wares, pottery figurines of Qin and Han Dynasties, Tang Dynasty tomb murals and Tang Dynasty gold and silver wares. The Tang Dynasty constructed Big Wild Goose Pagoda is located inside a Buddhist temple. The Pagoda was built in 652 by Monk Xuanzhuang who went to India looking for the truth of Buddhism and as a result he brought back over 600 volumes of Buddhist scriptures from India and this pagoda was hence constructed to store those scriptures. In the afternoon we will visit the Bell & Drum Tower Square. From the square, we will walk to one of the oldest mosques in China, Xian Great Mosque. This Mosque was built in 742 and underwent several reconstructions in the following dynasties. The existing buildings of this Mosque were mainly built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), and expanded in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The Muslim Bazaar outside the Great Mosque is a great place testing your bargaining skills where you can find almost anything you can think of. Fly to Guilin at night.

Day 07:

Li River Cruise, Yangshuo West Street, Local Souvenir Shop

Meals Included:

Breakfast at hotel, lunch on cruise boat, dinner at local Halal restaurant

Salat:

Guilin Chongshan Mosque

Accommodations:

5-star Sheraton Guilin Hotel or similar

Guilin, a cultural city with a history of over 2,000 years, is world famous for its serene landscapes and mysterious limestone formations mist covered hills and bamboo groves. The region boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, and is one of the most photographed areas of China. The cruise that we are going to take today from Guilin to Yangshou, following an 83 km long belt of strange landforms, is like traveling along a traditional Chinese Painting. You may be also in luck and seeing the ospreys catching fish on the river. Upon arrival at Yangshuo we will walk along the famous West Street.

Day 07:

Reed Flute Cave, Fubo Hill, Tea House, Flight to Shanghai

Meals Included:

Breakfast at hotel, lunch & dinner at local Halal restaurants

Salat:

Guilin Chongshan Mosque

Accommodations:

5-star Crowne Plaza Shanghai or similar

After breakfast we will visit the Reed Flute Cave and the Fubo Hill. The Reed Flute Cave got its name from the verdant reeds growing outside it, with which people make flutes. Inside this water-eroded cave is a spectacular world of various stalactites, stone pillars and rock formations formed by carbonate deposition. Illuminated by colored lighting, the fantastic spectacle is found in many variations along this 240-meter-long cave. We will fly to Shanghai in the afternoon.

Day 07:

The Bund, Nanjing Road, Yuyuan Garden, Chenghuanmiao Market, Silk Store, People's Square, Shanghai Museum

Meals Included:

Breakfast at hotel, lunch & dinner at local Halal restaurants

Salat:

Xiaotaoyuan Mosque

Accommodations:

5-star Crowne Plaza Shanghai or similar

We will visit the Yuyuan Garden and its nearby Chenghuangmiao Market in the morning. Yuyuan Garden is an attractive labyrinth of over 30 Ming-dynasty pavilions, built in 1577 for Pan Yunduan, the governor of Sichuan. Linking the pavilions are elaborate rockeries, arched bridges and carp-laden ponds. It is a fine spot for a gentle saunter after fighting our way through the markets stalls. Where the garden meets the bazaar is an ornamental lake traversed by the Bridge of Nine Turnings, its zigzag shape designed to prevent evil spirits from crossing the water. In the afternoon we will stroll along the Bund and Nanjing Road to appreciate early 19th century European Style architectures. We will also visit the People’s Square and one of the best museums in China, the Shanghai Museum.

Day 10:

Departure from Shanghai

Meals Included:

Breakfast at hotel

Transfer to the airport after breakfast at hotel for your departure flight. Tour ends at the airport.

Price per person in USD sharing DBL room Armenia Segment

No of pax (Adult) Twin & Triple Sharing Single Supplement Valid Time
2 pax USD 2590.00 pp USD 790 pp Mar 01 to Dec 31, 2018
3-5 pax USD 2340.00 pp USD 790 pp Mar 01 to Dec 31, 2018
6-9 pax USD 2065.00 pp USD 790 pp Mar 01 to Dec 31, 2018
10 pax & above USD 1780.00 pp USD 680 pp Mar 01 to Dec 31, 2018

Add USD50pp to upgrade to first class bullet train from Beijing to Xian

Please noted the quotations are not valid during below Chinese festival: Tomb Sweeping Festival (Apr 05 to Apr 07), Labour Day (Apr 29 to May 01), Dragon Boat Festival (Jun 16 to Jun 18), Mid-Autumn Festival (Sep 22 to Sep 24), National Day (Oct 01 to Oct 10).

If you need an national guide to escort the group with over 10pax, an extra of USD40pp need to be added.

  • Child Policy
  • Child (below 12 years of age) sharing a bed: 80% of the adult price.
  • Child (below 12 years of age) sharing no bed: 60% of the adult price.
  • Infants (under 2 years of age) traveling with parents: free of charge.

Tour Inclusions:

  • Hotel accommodations with daily Buffet Breakfast at hotel
  • Second Class bullet train from Beijing to Xian
  • Domestic flights Xian/Guilin, Guilin/Shanghai with airport tax & fuel tax included.
  • Halal Meals as specified (B for breakfast, L for lunch and D for dinner at local Halal restaurant).
  • Private air-conditioned coach for land transportation.
  • Experienced English language speaking tour guide.
  • All admission tickets to sightseeing places.
  • All government taxes.

Tour Exclusions:

  • Optional tour & Insurance.
  • International flight to Beijing and departing from Shanghai
  • Gratuities to service staffs (Group over 10pax USD5pp/day: less than 10pax USD10pp/day).
  • Expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, etc.

Testimonials

  • Masih Farooqui

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  • Zacharea

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  • Mujeeb Qadri

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  • Irfaan Ghafoor

    This is Irfaan Ghafoor and we (sis Saadia and mom Tallat) just came back from Umrah Alhamdulilah. No problems with anything and we had safe trip and my mom is in Pakistan now. Just wanted to thank you and QASSWA for everything. They were on time and very professional and it was a good experience. May Allah give you reward for helping so many people make their dreams come true for HAJJ and UMRAH. And next time, hopefully soon, we will call you to help us make travel plans for upcoming trips.