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Taking this trip to see the Muslims areas and sites in China and reward yourself to an exotic and enriching experience! You will get an in-depth understanding about the life, conditions, culture and progress of Islamic. The tour will showcase the fancy facts along the ancient Silk Road, as well as the fascinating culture of Hui & Uyghur peoples.

Duration: 19 days & 18 nights

Destinations: Beijing - Urumqi - Turpan - Lanzhou - Linxia - Yichuan - Xi'an - Guilin - Guangzhou - Shanghai

Starting Point: Beijing

Ending Point: Shanghai

Day

Be met at the airport and transfer to your hotel at downtown.

Meal: D

Private escorted tour to Temple of Heaven, included in the World Heritage List in 1998, is well-preserved Altars buildings. Then go to Tiananmen Square. It is arguably claimed as the largest public square in the world. Later, go to the Forbidden City. This large palace building was built between 1406 and 1420, and it served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government. 

Meal: B, L, D

In the morning, private escorted to the Great Wall: it stretches from Shanhaiguan in the east, to Lop Lake in the west, along an arc that roughly delineates the southern edge of Inner Mongolia. Guarded on both sides with 12 stone statues, the Sacred Road or the so-called "the way leading to Heaven" is the second site you will visit. Then, go to major Beijing Olympic venues and have a photo stop there.

Meal: B, L, D

Pay a visit to the Summer Palace, which is a royal garden most completely preserved with richest landscapes and large compact buildings. It was listed as the world cultural heritage in 1998. Secondly, go to the Dongsi Mosque--the headquarters of the Beijing Branch of the Chinese Islamic Association. Thirdly, go to Muslim Mansion at Wangfujing Shopping Avenue to wandering around and do some shopping. 

Meal: B, L, D

Take flight to the "Shining Pearl on the Ancient Silk Road"--Urumqi. Be met and transferred to visit Xinjiang Museum, where you can learn about its history and civilization through relics, pictures, etc. Later, go to magnificent Tartar Mosque, located at the south end of the Jiefang Road of Urumqi, which is the center for Islamic activities in the city.

Meal: B, L, D

Full day tour to Heavenly Lake, this area is one of the few unspoiled places in China. The crystal water reflecting the snow-topped peaks, fluffy white clouds and blue sky create a breathtaking view. Later, visit Muslim family to get close to their daily life and then go to the big Bazaar to experience its bustling atmosphere. 

Meal: B, L

Drive to the oasis Turpan in the morning. Visit Emin Minaret, just 2km east of Turpan, is both a mosque and minaret tower that was built in 1778 by the local muslim ruler, Emin Hoja. Then go to the Jiaohe Relics City, which was an important archaeological site along the Silk Road trade route hidden in Yarnaz Valley, 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) west of Turpan.

Meal: B, L, D

Visit Bizeklik Thousand Buddha caves which a complex of Buddhist cave grottos dating from the 5th to 14th century, then proceed to Toyup village, an old, peaceful and timeless village with a friendly Uighur community. You can pay a visit to a local family. After lunch, go to Karez Irrigation System to see how it works. Later, drive back to Urumqi to catch the flight to Lanzhou. Be met and transferred to hotel. 

Meal: B, L, D

Drive to Linxia-- an autonomous prefecture for the Muslim Hui people, a large Chinese ethnic group. It also includes two autonomous counties for other Muslim groups, namely Dongxiang, Salar, and Bonan. Plan to visit the local mosque and community to get close to the real Muslim life there. 

Meal: B, L, D

Drive back to Lanzhou, and pay a visit to the Water Wheel Park to get an idea how the traditional irrigation tool works. Secondly, go to religious site Xiguan Mosque, which locates at Jiefangmen Square, Chengguan District, Lanzhou. Take an evening train to Yinchuan.

Meal: B, L, D

Arrival in Yinchuan, be met and transfer to have breakfast and check in hotel. Pay a visit to Western Xia Dynasty Imperial Tombs: spectacular pyramid-shaped structures set on a gentle slope along the east base of the Helan Mountains about 30km from Yinchuan. In the afternoon, drive to Sand Lake (56 km), the most popular tourist attraction near Yinchuan. You can take a boat in the lake, ride a camel, board a tram and try more activities in the park. 

Meal: B, L, D

Transfer to visit China Hui Culture Park, you will have better understanding of Chinese Hui people's life and culture. Then visit Nanguan Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the Ningxia and has a high status among the Hui people with hundreds of years' history. Then transfer to take flight to Xian. Be met and transfer to hotel.

Meal: B, L, D

The famous Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum is the tour highlight today. It's often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world, which is an enormous collection of vivid Chinese warriors made out of hardened clay. In the afternoon, go to visit the Grand Mosque--the oldest and one of the most renowned mosques in the country, founded in 742. Later, have a walk at the old city quarters to see the lifestyle of local people and the architecture style. 

Meal: B, L, D

Take a mid-day flight to Guilin. Be met and transferred to visit the Reed Flute Cave. The cave is filled with a large number of stalactites, stalagmites and rock formations in weird and wonderful shapes. And then have a walk at Central Lake Park to enjoy the beautiful scenes.

Meal: B, L, D

In the morning, take a leisurely Li River cruise, you will see Bamboo groves, jagged, sharp-edged hills like broken teeth, a wide placid river and peaceful farm and village terrain are along the river. Finally disembark at the beautiful small town Yangshuo, 65 kilometers to the southeast of Guilin. Later, free time for your shopping and wandering around West Street. Then drive back to Guilin. Take a late afternoon flight to the fast developing modern city, Guangzhou.

Meal: B, L, D

Pay a visit to Family Chan Temple-- the largest, best preserved, and best decorated ancient architecture existing in Guangdong province. Huaisheng Muslim Temple and the Muslim Sage's Tomb are the next two sites where you can know more about Muslim culture. In the afternoon, visit Yuexiu Park-- the largest park in Guangzhou City with an area of 920,000 square meters. Then go to Five Ram Statue to take photos of this landmark site. Later, a stroll at the Beijing Road for some shopping where you can not only have one-stop shopping chance, but also seeing some cultural sites.

Meal: B, L, D

Transfer to airport and fly to Shanghai. Be met and transfer to visit the best viewing spot of Shanghai located by the Huangpu River with the height of 468 meters--Oriental Pearl TV Tower first. Then visit the Bund and Nanjing Road. These two are the must-see sights in brilliant Shanghai. The Bund is for modern and historical architecture seeing while Nanjing Road is for one-stop shopping experience.

Meal: B, L, D

Visit the beautiful classical Chinese Garden Yu Garden which is just located in the heart of bustling Shanghai and the shopping area around it first. Go to the Xiaotaoyuan Mosque, one of the famousmosques in Shanghai, features the main Islamic architectural style in West Asia. The rest of the day is free time at leisure.

Meal: B, L

Transfer to airport and fly to your next destination.

Meal: B

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What's included

  • Guide

    Private tours escorted by an English-speaking guide.

  • Meals

    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Transport

    Private transfers airport/hotel/airport.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodations with daily breakfast.

  • Other

    Domestic flights and trains listed.
    Admission fees.

  • Visa

    Visa arrangement. Please consult the local Chinese Embassy or Consulates-General first for the tourist visa.

  • Other

    Excess luggage charge(the luggage allowance at economy class is 20kg).
    Personal expense.
    Any meals not specified as "B, L or D".
    Gratuities to guides and drivers.

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