12 Days Best China Muslim Tour

Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Guilin, Hong Kong

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Tour Code: TCT-Muslim-02

Tour Type: Independent Private

Tour Highlights:

This is a memorable vacation for Muslims to visit the ageless wonders of China.

It includes the  best-known cities and sites, like Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Warriors, the Bund , and magical Karst limestone hills of Guilin.

To complete the experience, the “Heaven of Food and Shopping”, Hong Kong, offers the best opportunities for relaxation.

 

Best Travel Time: Suitable for the whole year, best from April to October.

From $ 1900

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Day 1Arrival Beijing
Transfer service to hotel

Meals: No meal
Accommodation: In Beijing

Arrive in Beijing, the capital city of China, you will be met at the airport by tour guide and transferred to your comfortable hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

Beijing City View
Beijing City View

Day 2Beijing
Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Niujie Mosque, Temple of Heaven

Meals: Hotel breakfast, Lunch at local Halal restaurant
Accommodation: In Beijing

Depart from your hotel in the morning to start an exciting trip in the city of Beijing. At first, we will have a stop for a visit at the north part of Tian'anmen Square , which is the World's largest urban square. After a visit to Tian’anmen Rostrum, we will move northward to the Forbidden City , the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. After lunch at local Halal restaurant, go to have a salat at Niujie Mosque with 900 years history. Then transfer to visit the Temple of Heaven , another famous scenic spot in Beijing, which was used to hold a memorial ceremony for the God in Winter Solstice Festival and to pray for harvest in the first month of the lunar year by the emperors in Ming and Qing dynasties.

Forbidden City
Forbidden City

Day 3Beijing
Mutianyu Great Wall, Bird Nest, Water Cube

Meals: Hotel breakfast, Lunch at local Chinese restaurant
Accommodation: In Beijing

You will be picked up from your hotel lobby in the morning and then we drive for 75km to the Mutianyu Great Wall . It takes about 2 hours for driving. An early lunch is arranged at local Chinese restaurant before our great wall adventure. Take cable car up to the top of Mutianyu Great Wall for a visit. You will have 1.5-2 hours to trek on the wall by yourself. After great wall trip, we will drive back to downtown of Beijing, and have a photo stop outside the Bird Nest and Water Cube. Peking Roasted Duck k is recommended as your optional dinner if you are interested in it.

Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall

Day 4Beijing - Xian
Summer Palace, Take high speed train to Xian

Meals: Hotel breakfast, Lunch at local Halal restaurant
Accommodation: In Xian

Check out from hotel after breakfast, then transfer to visit Summer Palace, which is the existing largest and best preserved imperial garden in China, also is one of the four famous gardens in China. Walk to enjoy good view of the garden and take a boating trip on Kunming Lake. After a lunch at local Halal restaurant, you will have a salat at Madian Mosque before transfer to Beijing West Train Station to catch the high speed train for Xian.

Summer Palace
Summer Palace

Day 5Xian
Terracotta Warriors, Grand Mosque, Muslim Quarter

Meals: Hotel breakfast, Lunch at local Halal restaurant
Accommodation: In Xian

Pick up from your hotel lobby a bit early, then drive for about 1.5 hours to visit the Terracotta Warriors , one of the world's most important archaeological finds, with troops, horses and carriages in battle formation. After that, drive back to downtown, en route, you could visit a pottery figurine workshop, where you have chance to learn and practice how to make pottery figurine. Have a lunch at local Halal restaurant in the downtown of Xian. Then visit to Xian Grand Mosuqe and have a salat at Grand Mosque. Free at leisure for you to stroll around Muslim Quarter before transfer back to hotel.  Tonight you can choose to enjoy Tang Dynasty Show with Dinner as your option entertainment tonight.

Qin Terracotta Warriors
Qin Terracotta Warriors

Day 6Xian - Shanghai
Xian City Wall, Small Wild Goose pagoda, Fly to Shanghai

Meals: Hotel breakfast, Lunch at local Halal restaurant
Accommodation: In Shanghai

After breakfast, our local guide will help you to check out from hotel. Then transfer to visit Xian City Wall, which is another famous landmark of Xian. You could choose to ride a bicycle along the wall for a visit (bicycle rent fee is on your own expenses). Then visit Small Wild Goose Pagoda before transfer to have a lunch at local Halal restaurant. Then take a salat at Daxuexixiang Mosque. Then drive to airport to catch the late afternoon flight for Shanghai.

Xian City Wall
Xian City Wall - Practice Tai Chi Chuan

Day 7Shanghai
Shikumen, the Bund, Xiaotaoyuan Mosque, Yuyuan Garden, Chenghuangmiao Market

Meals: Hotel breakfast, Lunch at local Halal restaurant
Accommodation: In Shanghai

Have a leisure breakfast in the hotel before our guide's hotel pick-up. The 1st stop in Shanghai is Shikumen to enjoy the Linong Culture, Old houses and try the local snacks. You will trek for about 1.5 hours. The have a leisure stroll along the Bund , which is one of the most famous landmarks in Shanghai, where you will find the high buildings such as Oriental Pearl TV Tower are just on the opposite of Huangpu River.

A Halal lunch is arranged at local Muslim restaurant. Then you will have a salat at Xiaotaoyuan Mosque, which is the headquarter of Shanghai Muslim Association.

In the afternoon, visit Yuyuan Garden , a traditional Chinese garden in the downtown of Shanghai, then walk around Chenghuangmiao Market which is just nearby Yuyuan Garden. Then move to Lujiazui, where you will find many high-rise buildings. Take elevator up the observation floor of Shanghai tower, the tallest building in Shanghai.

Tour will finish by a transfer back to your hotel. The Acrobatic show in Shanghai is recommended as your optional night activity, which you could discuss with your local guide directly.

the Bund
the Bund

Day 8Shanghai - Guilin
Fly to Guilin, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Guilin

In the morning, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Guilin, where you will first visit Reed Flute Cave, the showcase of distinctly-colored stalactites and stalagmites, and then Elephant Trunk Hill, the symbol of Guilin City. Free at leisure by yourself for the rest of the day.

Elephant Trunk Hill
Elephant Trunk Hill

Day 9Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin
Li River Cruise, West Street

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Guilin

In the morning you will be driven to the Pier for the Li River Cruise (about 4 hours, lunch served on board). Savor the fairy-tale scenery while cruising down the meandering river to Yangshuo. After disembarkation, have a leisure walk along the famous West Street. Then we drive back to Guilin. Enjoy  the rest of the day. 

Li River Cruise
Li River

Day 10Guilin - Hong Kong
Free morning, Take high speed train to Hong Kong

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Hong Kong

Enjoy your leisure morning on your own. Our guide will meet you in the lobby and bring you to have lunch, drive to the west railway station for the 3.2hrs high speed train to Hong Kong . The Hong Kong guide will meet you at the railway station and transfer you to hotel.

Guilin City View
Guilin City View

Day 11Hong Kong
Free day

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation:In Hong Kong

Free day on your own arrangement.

Good to know:
The Victoria Peak, Aberdeen Fishing Village, Repulse Bay are all the must see sites in Hong Kong and normally take half day to visit. The Ocean Park is also an amusement park and zoo all-in-one lovely for your beloved children. Both SIC tours and private tours are available for us to arrange for you. All you need to do is to leave the message to us in advance, we will work on it to cater your family needs.

Day 12Departure Hong Kong
Travel to airport on your own

Meals: Breakfast

Check out the hotel and travel to the airport on your own for the flight to return home or next destination. We hope you have a good return journey and wish to see you again soon.

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Tour Price (US$ per person)

Hotel Class Group Size Dec. ~ Feb. Mar. ~ Nov.
Economy Hotel
★★★
2 ~ 5 pax

$ 2476

$ 2601

6 ~ 9 pax

$ 1900

$ 2026

Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
2 ~ 5 pax

$ 2634

$ 2834

6 ~ 9 pax

$ 2058

$ 2259

Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
2 ~ 5 pax

$ 3074

$ 3413

6 ~ 9 pax

$ 2498

$ 2838

Price includes:

♦ Domestic flight or high-speed train as specified
♦ Private transfer between the airport or railway station, attractions, and hotels
♦ Private licensed English-speaking guide and driver service
♦ Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast on sharing basis
♦ All attraction entrance fees as specified
♦ Meals mentioned in the itinerary, Chinese local food
China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance

Price excludes:

* International Air tickets or Train Tickets to enter or leave China
* Tips to your tour guide and driver on your own discretion
* China Entry Visa Fees
* Personal expenses
* Optional tours, meals, activities and services


Remarks:

※ Prices are valid from Mar 1, 2021 to Feb 28, 2023, except Chinese public holidays, local fairs or events.
※ TCT reserves the right to adjust the price caused by exchange rate
※ No guide on the flight and Yangtze River cruise. 
※ Recommended hotels are subject to change in actual booking
※ Special requirements should be advised to TCT in advance.
※ TCT reserves the right of final explanation for any change due to the reasons beyond our control.

Traveler Reviews Feedbacks & Photos >>Feedbacks

5.0

PunkNelson

5.0

Great Hotel stay Very Nice Tour guides Convenient planned daily trips Average selection of restaurant for food though
Kiwimac53

5.0

We were looking for a tour in SW China while in the area for work and found this one. While we wouldn't normally get a private tour but surprisingly it was actually cheaper than most of the group tours in the area and was great value. While I would usually rather keep one guide for the whole tour, as you get to know each other and they get to know what you are interested in, we changed guides 5 times during this trip (fortunately we had the same guide in Kunming at the start and end of the tour which was a real bonus as Murphy, our Kunming based guide, was excellent.) In this case changing guides had the advantage of local knowledge at each site so compensated for the change. Of the 4 guides we had 3 excellent and 1 very good with each of them working hard to look after us and make sure we enjoyed our trip. Vicky, our Dali based guide was also extremely good making our time there a highlight. The tour gives you 2 days at each base ie travel in the morning, have the afternoon and the next day touring the area then drive to the next base. We chose the driving tour as we feel it gives you a better experience of the area and you get to see the locals in action. All the drivers we had were great - they went out of their way to look after us and were very safe, which is saying something for driving in China. While all of the guides were very fluent in English none of the drivers could speak English which was a slight disadvantage as you didn't have the guides with you when traveling between bases but the friendliness and helpfulness of the drivers more than made up for this. The tour was very well organised and we knew what we were doing from the time we met our guide on arrival at the Kunming railway station to when we walked through security at the airport on our way out. The tour comes with 4,5 and 6 star accommodation choices and we went for the cheapest 4 star option. While the English at the hotels was limited the guides made sure we were checked in and out and took care of any issues (which were minimal). The 4 star option is largely "Chinese style" hotels ie designed for Chinese visitors with breakfast consisting of what many westeners would consider dinner style food but there was always eggs and toast for the less adventurous. The hotels were all clean and comfortable and generally very well located. The Hotel in Kunming (Jin Jang Inn) was a bonus as it seemed higher than 4 star and we stayed there both on our way in and out. As well as breakfast, lunch came with the tour which was enjoyable as the guides choose the restaurants so we got a variety. I got the feeling that most of the restaurants were owned by friends or family or there was some arrangement with the guide, but as you get to formally review each guide and the meals at the end of each stop they work hard to make sure you enjoy the meal and there was always an abundance of food. We tried a range of local cuisine and there was only one meal we didn't think was up to par. You get your own dinner which also suited us as there is invariably a range of restaurants or for the more adventurous there is the street vendors and you can choose what you want. The vehicles we were driven in were all very good- plenty of space and very comfortable. Being a private tour, while there was a set itinerary, which was diverse and very interesting with something for most people, the guides could tweak it to suit individual interests eg more time at one site and less at another. It is easy to get a bit templed out but overall the itinerary was a good mic of nature and culture. I would thoroughly recommend the tour and the company and we will be looking to the company if/when we go back - Guilin is next on the list as the guides were very happy to discus what they thought we would and wouldn't enjoy based on working with us on this tour,
N2265ZIinfo

5.0

Excellent guides, flexible and knowledgeable travel agent. They speak good English. Our trip was very well organized. We are 100% happy and I can recommend Top China Travel to everybody.
Wesley O

5.0

I contacted Top China travel for a 13 day China vacation (Beijing/Xian/Yangtze River cruise/Shanghai) and right from the start Bonnie provided me with great choices and package options. Throughout the entire planning and even during the trip Bonnie was there for us following up and making sure everything was perfect. Thank you Bonnie for making our China vacation unforgettable.
Johnf8958

5.0

From the minute I contacted Vicky at Top China Travel to book our holiday, to the time we were taken to Pudong airport for our flight home, the experience was perfect. My wife and I visited Beijing, Xian and Shanghai and all of our tour guides were fluent in English, very knowledgeable and very friendly. Thank you Vicky and all at TCT and I will definitely be in contact when I return to China.
lakazdi

5.0

I went on a Top China Travel group tour. Everything was so well organised that I never had to worry about anything. I really liked that the group was small and it felt like we were a big group of old-friends all travelling together, not just a passenger on the bus. Every hotel, guide, driver and restaurant was very well picked. I was very happy with how well-informed each guide was, how flexible they were to ensure we all had a great time, and their English was all very good. At every step of the way, guides had us fill in a Top China Travel feedback form which I am certain the company take very seriously since their service was so good. I will be passing on their details to all my friends and family who want to travel in China.
DEBORAH O

5.0

Thanks to Ms Raylene He we had a wonderful and well organised trip to 5 destinations which all went off without a hitch including being met by guides and drivers in each city and looked after very well. This all included several domestic flights a train trip and permits. I have no qualms in recommending this company to other travellers.
EBTraveler

5.0

With forty years of travel to the far corners of our world we have encountered many guides. Like most travelers some have not been very good, some decent and the rare few that are outstanding. During our three weeks in China last month we encountered just such a rare individual. Our guide in Guilin was a young women named Ping (I'll provide her email later). Ping demonstrated knowledge and command of the history, stories and culture all along the way. Beyond that, Ping exuded infectious enthusiasm not only for our touring, but for us personally as well. We had a serious medical issue occur suddenly, in fact one of us went into diabetic shock. It was four in the morning but no matter, after calling Ping she took command and arranged for the hotel to send us, with a car, driver, and assistant to a hospital. Upon our arrival there was Ping who obviously thru on some clothes, got on her motorbike and rushed to meet us. There she not only served as translator but as though a family member, she became invested in our proper care and recovery. Truly remarkable to have such a person supporting you. In small ways she flavored her guiding with a sense of our interests and preferences, like the day we mentioned our love of pomegranates and the next morning there she is smiling and with samples for us as a treat. When we left a jacket behind, once again was on it as Ping arranged for its shipment to out next stop and tracked it until it was in our hands. Beyond that, Ping was in frequent contact to make certain of our full medical recovery and to offer her help where or whenever it might be needed while in China. Amazing! Ping can be contacted at bellakanas@163.com Sheila Hertz, Howard Entin
ourview_11

5.0

From the first email to Top China Travel with Joyce to our wonderful Tour Guide Linda and our driver I can not say more happily what a wonderful trip we have had. Linda was very Kind and very informative with all your tours. The vehicle used was at very high standard and the Driver very safe. We had a private Tour for myself and my Husband we would totally recommend this company.
Geonannie

5.0

Top China Travel is the the tops! I booked an 21 day tour of China for my husband and I and from the very first contact with Lily Lui I was totally impressed. We communicated via e-mail and Lily was very quick and helpful with her responses. Because this was not our first trip to China, I wanted an itinerary that was different from the norm. Lily's recommendations were top notch. The hotels she used were top shelf as we requested. Our guides and drivers were fantastic. What impressed me the most was that when we were in China, Lily called to speak to me and make sure everything was going well. When I ran into some issues due to altitude sickness, I contacted her and she had the itinerary changes done and finalized within an hour. This was a private tour with guide and driver and I honestly can say there was not one thing I wished we had done differently. Thanks to Top China Travel and Lily our trip to China was perfect. I will definitely be contacting Lily when we return to China for yet another visit.
Allessandr0

5.0

I am a tour leader from Italy and this was my first cooperation with Janet and how lucky we met her!! We followed the trip with her to remote areas in China including some ethnic group area in Guizhou province and Sanjiang, Longsheng and Guilin, we enjoyed completely throughout the whole trip and some arrangement even out of our surprise, like we went to Janet’s home to learn how to pack Chinese Ravioli, she invited a Taichi teacher and we had a 1 hour Taichi class inside her home community. Everything was fine and our group members are all like her very much. We strongly recommend Janet Chan (janet@topchinatravel.com) as your China trip consultant! She is so considerate and carefully planned each detail of our trip. Guizhou is a very interesting and primitive place for visiting, you should include in your China trip as well! Thank you Janet! You are very professional!!
Salim A

5.0

When I planning our private trip to china I have read many trip adviser reviews and I have noticed Janet Chan’s name came up a number of times so i sent her an e-mail asked for the best two weeks private tour in China for 6 persons , whiten two days she replied me recommending 5 cities ( Zhangjiajie, hangzhuo , shanghai, Beijing , Guilin ) we went through the program which she sent to us it was excellent so we asked her to go ahead to arrange our journey . it was a great choice we made, The tour guides were knowledgeable and helpful. The hotels which reserved for us by TCT were excellent We can only say thanks for TCT and especially Janet Chan
Karan J

5.0

From the 1st point of contact till the end Joyce was great and helped plan a perfect trip which I was for a short time in Beijing. I was traveling alone and was recommended to join a small group of fellow travelers which was perfect. Great tour guide with a clean bus. Pick up on time and overall a great experience.
Ms Masha B

5.0

My husband and I booked a two week private tour of China with Top China Travel. It was an excellent experience. Vicky, a tour consultant, offered us a very good program visiting Beijing, Xian, Zhangjiajie, Shanghai and Nanjing. We really enjoyed every location. The tour guides were knowledgeable and helpful. In Beijing, Shanghai and Nanjing me made our own hotel reservation and in Xian an Zhangjiajie TCT made the reservations for us. Lunch was included in the tour and the selection of the restaurants was excellent in most locations (except Xian). Overall great tour!
Chris W

5.0

When planning our China trip we read many trip advisor reviews and noticed Janet Chan’s name came up a number of times so we asked for her to arrange our journey across this fascinating land. What a great choice we made, she listened and responded to our questions and arranged all our trip that went off without any problems. We didn’t want shopping nor group travel and she responded brilliantly. Two days hiking on the wall with fabulous guide Miko, in fact all our guides and drivers were just excellent. High speed train meant we saw lots of China’s varied countryside and went to some out of the way places. We can only say great things about TCT and especially Janet Chan if you are planning a trip. Thank you Janet for an exciting and memorable trip! Chris n Jools Winstanley
Raghavan A

5.0

We signed up with TCT after reading reviews of Tibet tour agencies. Our trip included 4 days in Lhasa, two in Shigatse and one at the base camp. TCT made all the arrangements including the Tibet permit, hotels, tour guide, car and the driver for the entire trip. The arrangements were superb. The guide and the driver were very accommodating to our needs and made the entire trip very convenient. At the base camp, the guide even arranged for extra oxygen in case we need it. She was also very helpful in advising us as how to get acclimated to the altitude. The entire trip was smooth and enjoyable and we would highly recommend TCT for travel to Tibet.
karenilena

5.0

wonderful visit and wonderful guide Li. Li showed us all the charms of this great city together with our Li river tour. We fell in love with this place and Yangshou. Great place to visit and it was a favourite city in all the cities we visited. great guide
Natasha J

5.0

I can't recommend this company enough!! I started talking to Yocky via the chat system on their website, as we wanted to do a 2.5 week trip around China. Our itinerary was: Shenzhen-Beijing-Xian-Kunming-Dongchuan-Chengdu-Guilin-Sanya Here's how things went: 1) She was instant in her replies and responded to subsequent emails within the hour (and trust me, I sent A LOT of emails). She was always so thorough and efficient. 2) She made us a tailor made trip that covered everything we wanted, including some slightly more off the beaten track attractions. 3) She helped us keep to our budget and suggested reasonable things we could cut out when things were too expensive (not something many companies would do as they are trying to make a quick buck). 4) She listened to all of our requests for things such as early morning flights, vegetarian food, and readjusting itineraries. 5) All our drivers and guides were EXCELLENT; they were prompt, kind, spoke excellent English and had a wealth of knowledge about all the sites we saw. All the cars on our private tours were nice and comfortable and had water. 6) Despite asking for 3* hotels, all 7 hotels we stayed in seemed like 4* to us and all included breakfast. 7) With such a large and complicated trip there were bound to be a few hiccups (e.g. there was a marathon in Xian one day which meant a lot of roads were closed, so we couldn't access sites). Yocky was in touch with us the entire time and helped us rearrange our plans quickly and ordered complimentary tickets to a show to make up for the inconvenience. We were so nervous about our first trip to China as we speak no mandarin and are strict vegetarian but honestly this was one of the best trips of our life; this company made it so easy for us and I really can't imagine having been able to do it myself any better!
JrnyJunkie

5.0

The views are stunning and the boat that we were on had VIP seating for just our group with a private balcony to view the river.
Candi S

5.0

Raylene did a wonderful job organizing our tour to meet our time constraints. She answered all questions very efficiently. Our tour guide Rocco met us at the airport and the Driver was waiting near by. I have specific dietary restrictions and the guide was extremely helpful communicating that with the restaurants. The trip was so easy and we always felt safe. My husband and I are looking forward to booking a more extended trip in the future. There is so much to see and the food is wonderful!
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