Based on : Travel Dates : 18 Jan 2019 – 18 Jun 2019
This trip has been tailor made to help Muslim travellers enjoy the beautiful scenery, glorious history, and mysterious culture of China. Not only will you visit mosques, but you will also have the opportunity to perform your prayers in them. It is a wonderful way to combine your wanderlust and love of faith on one memorable trip. We have taken care of everything as the trip includes all halal meals. See stunning landmarks, including The Great Wall, as you spend 10-days travelling through Beijing, Urumqi, Turpan, and Kashgar – which once formed part of the original Silk Road. This package includes transfers, sightseeing trips and wonderful memories to last a lifetime.
Full Board Halal Dinner | Including direct flight with British Airways / China Air
- Muslim special offer
- Private transfers and guide service
- Halal meals
- Sightseeing trips
- Domestic flights
Day 1 – Arrival in Beijing
Enjoy the red carpet treatment when you arrive in Beijing. As soon as you land, our friendly guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel for check in. You will have the rest of the day free to spend as you wish. You can sleep off your jet lag or even explore this vibrant city by yourself.
Day 2 – Beijing
After breakfast at the hotel, your Beijing adventure will begin with a trip to Tiananmen Square. As the largest public square in the world, Tiananmen Square can hold over one million people. Next, you will proceed to the Forbidden City, which is the best-preserved imperial palace in China and the largest ancient palatial structure in the world. Be wowed by the magnificence of royal architecture and imperial treasures. Then you will stop to feast on a delicious halal lunch, after which, you will go to Niujie Mosque to perform your prayers. As the largest and oldest mosque in Beijing, Niujie Mosque is a must-visit destination for Muslims. It’s grand size and mix of Islamic and traditional Chinese culture makes it an amazing destination. Then you will visit Muslim Supermarket, which sells various kinds of Muslim food and products. Next, you can enjoy the ride of your life as you go on a rickshaw ride at Hutongs. After that you will go to Yandaixiejie to gain a deeper understanding of ancient Beijing culture. Yandaixiejie is a famous ancient street in Beijing and there are numerous stores selling antiques and souvenirs. You will also stop at Tongrentang, which is a famous pharmacy’s store that sells various kinds of traditional Chinese medicines. Finally, you will enjoy dinner, before your guide will take you back to the hotel for a good rest.
Day 3 – Beijing
Today will be etched in your mind forever because you will come face to face with one of the wonders of the world – The Great Wall of China. After breakfast, you will go for a hike at Juyongguan Great Wall. As one of the three greatest mountain passes of the Great Wall in China, Juyongguan Great Wall is a popular destination for people to explore the spectaculars of the Great Wall. Be wowed by the surrounding mountains, and beautiful views of verdant trees and blossoming flowers. After lunch, you will go for prayers at Madian Mosque. It is one of the famous mosques in Beijing, and boasts typical Chinese courtyard styled architecture and quiet environment. Afterwards, you will move to visit Summer Palace. This is the largest and the most well-preserved royal park in China that boasts lakes, gardens and palaces. Next you will have a stop at Beijing Olympic Green. Here you will appreciate the several unique and stunning buildings including Bird’s Nest, Water Cube, and Ling Long Pagoda. The last stop for today will be Wangfujing Walking Street, where you can have a feast at numerous shops selling delicious local Beijing snacks and specialties.
Day 4 – Beijing & Urumqi
After breakfast, your guide will transfer you to the airport and you will take a flight to Urumqi. When you arrive in Urumqi, your local guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel for check in. You will have the rest of the day free to spend as you wish. Feel free to relax inside your hotel or explore the surrounding area by yourself.
Day 5 – Urumqi
Prepare to be wowed when you visit the enchanting Heavenly Lake. This lake is a famous scenic spot in Xinjiang and is located at the mountainside of the Bogda Peak which is the highest peak in the east range of Tianshan Mountain. The Heavenly Lake, also called “Pearl of Tianshan Mountain” for its scenery which boasts crystal water, pleasant climate, silvery mountains, and colourful wild flowers. At the same time, you can explore the relic of the Quaternary Period Glacier which features rare birds and animals, as well as glaciers. After that you will visit Tartar Mosque which is one of the main mosques in Xinjiang. It is located in the southern end of Jiefang Road and covers an area of 3,000 square meters. The Tartar Mosque is able to hold one thousand people for prayers thanks to its four prayer halls. Be in awe of its typical Asiatic style with spacious corridors and exquisite minaret. Finally, feast on a delicious halal dinner before your guide takes you back to your hotel.
Day 6 – Urumqi & Turpan
After breakfast, you will be driven to Turpan. The first destination you will explore will be the Karez Well System, which was constructed by ancient people about 2,000 years ago. It is made up of wells, dams, underground canals and reservoirs in order to store water and control water flow. This great well system was constructed according to the local hot and dry climate, and has made great contribution to the prosperity of Turpan. Reputed as “the underground Great Wall”, this landmark is worth a visit. The next destination will be Suleiman Minaret, which is also known as Sugong Tower. Learn how the tower was built in 1778 and is the largest ancient tower in Xinjiang. It was constructed with steel-grey bricks into the unique Islamic style. Now the Sugong Tower is a popular tourist attraction for tourists, especially for Muslim because its boasts Islamic art. Gaochang Ruins will be the last destination to visit today. As you wander the landmark, see how it features an outer and inner city with several gates, walls and ruins of temples. As a witness of the greatness and glory of Turpand and Silk Road, now Gaochang Ruins is a popular site in Turpan to learn more about the history and culture for this area and to admire the stark beauty of the ruined ancient city. After dinner, your guide will transfer you back to your hotel so that you can rest.
Day 7 – Turpan, Urumqi &Kashgar
This morning you will visit Jiaohe Ruins which are located on top of a 30 meters steep cliff. The shape of the ruins is like a willow leaf and is surrounded by water. The Jiaohe Ruins is the oldest, biggest and the most well-preserved mud building city in the world. With its unique and interesting constructions, and historical and cultural values, this earthen castle attracts numerous tourists. You will stop for lunch before your guide will drive you back to Urumqi and transfer you to the airport. You will then take a flight to Kashgar, where a local guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.
Day 8 – Kashgar
Peel back the many fascinating layers of Kashgar as your explore the area today . Your sightseeing tour will begin with a visit to the famous Id Kah Mosque which is one of the biggest mosques in China. The mosque has strong ethnic style and religious features as well as being a hub of religious activities for Xinjiang Muslims. Next you will visit Afaq Khoja Mausoleum which was first built in 1640. Learn how the mausoleum is also known as Xiangfei’s tomb, which means the “Fragrant Concubine”, as Xiangfei’s remains are buried here. She was the granddaughter of Afaq Khoja and was forced into a marriage with the Qing Dynasty Emperor Qianong. The Afaq Khoja Mausoleum is constructed to stand peacefully in the midst of poplars and pines. This mausoleum also features exquisite Islamic style, as well as The Grand Mosque. Afterwards, your guide will transfer you back to your hotel for a well earned rest.
Day 9 – Kashgar &Urumqi
After breakfast, you will be driven to Urumqi where you will visit Xinjiang Regional Museum. The museum has more than 50,000 collections of historic relics and gives a perception of the brilliant history and glorious culture of Xinjiang and the ancient Silk Road. Also there are exhibitions that are related to the unique customs and culture of ethnic groups in Xinjiang. After lunch, you will perform your prayers at Tartar Mosque. Then you will tour the Urumqi International Bazaar which is the largest market in the world. The construction of the bazaar is outstanding and features strong Islamic characteristics. It was constructed to reproduce the prosperity of The Silk Road and also display the ethnic culture of West China. The Urumqi International Bazaar is an excellent place to have a great time for shopping and entertainment. Finally feast on a delicious dinner, before relaxing in your hotel.
Day 10 – Urumqi & Beijing to departure
You will have free time for leisure after breakfast at the hotel. This is an ideal opportunity to do some last minute shopping before your guide will escort you to the airport for your flight to Beijing. When you arrived at Beijing Capital International Airport you will take your connecting flight back to the UK. If you would like to extend your stay or travel in a premium cabin then please speak with our travel specialists who will be happy to assist you.
Luxury Crowne Plaza Wangfujing Beijing – This is centrally located hotel along the popular shopping belt of Wangfujing Avenue. It is a 10-minute drive from Tiananmen Square and Lama Temple. The hotel offers an indoor pool, 3 dining options and a spa. It is the perfect hub to explore the city in comfort and style.
Hotel facilities & amenities:
- Indoor pool
- Hot tub & jacuzzi
- Spa and wellness centre
- Fitness centre
- Breakfast in the room
- Free Wi-Fi
- Public parking is possible
- ATM/cash machine on site
- Luggage storage
- Ticket service
- Tour desk
- Currency exchange
- Express check-in/check-out
- 24-hour front desk
- Babysitting/child services
- Ironing service
- Dry cleaning
- Business centre
- Shops (on site)
- Gift shop
- Barber/beauty shop
- Facilities for disabled guests
Room facilities & amenities:
- Contemporary and elegant design
- Air-conditioned rooms
- LCD TV
- Work area
- Marble bathroom comes with bathtub and shower facilities
Deluxe Tuha Petroleum Urumqi Hotel – This 4 star hotel sits in the city centre of Urumqi and is just 20 minutes away from the airport. There are 200 rooms that include free wired internet, air conditioner, computer, and mini bar. The Chinese restaurant is famous for its Xinjiang and Sichuan cuisine while elegant Western restaurant and Royal Bar provide tasty buffet of Chinese and western style cocktails and snacks.
Hotel facilities & amenities:
- 24-hour front desk
- Arcade/game room
- Business centre
- Coffee shop or café
- Express check-in
- Express check-out
- Fitness facilities
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Hair salon
- Health club
- Meeting rooms
- Multilingual staff
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Shopping on site
- Playground on site
Room facilities & amenities:
- Free wired internet
- Air conditioner
- Mini bar
- Satellite TV set
- Private bathroom
- Free newspaper
- Coffee/tea maker
- Turndown service
- Hair dryer
- In-room safe
|Group Size||Luxury Class Tour||Deluxe Class Tour||Tourist Class Tour|
|2-5 Persons (Prices From)||£ 2729||£ 2579.00||£ 2480.00|
|Single Room Supplement||£ 550.00||£ 430.00||£ 380.00|
- International flight / Direct
- Entrance Fees to scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
- Full Board Meals All Halal meals as specified in the itinerary.
- Private Transfers: Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing, by
- Private air conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide.
- Airfare: Domestic airfare with taxes (Beijing-Urumqi; Urumqi-Kashgar-Urumqi; Urumqi-Beijing)
- Guide: English speaking tour guide
- Hotel accommodation based on Double/twin share
- China Entry Visa Fees
- Excess Baggage Charges Passengers holding an adult fare or half fare ticket are entitled to a free baggage allowance of 20kg, for economy class. Total weight of carryon baggage for each passenger may not exceed 5kg. The size may not exceed 20x40x 55cm.
- Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals not included in the tour itinerary.
- Meals: Any meals not specified in the tour itinerary.
- Single Room Supplement
- Tips to guide and driver
Prices may vary according to your travel time and are higher in the high season, e.g. Labour’s Day, China National Day Holiday and Chinese Spring Festival