Central China Muslim Tour (10 days 9 nights)

China

Tour Code: PCM Escorted Tour
Group transportation and English speaking guide provided
Starting from $ 1,960 per passenger
Visiting Beijing for 4 nights, Tianjin. Xian for 3 nights. Shanghai for 2 nights.
Staying  in 4 or 5  star Hotel

Day 1: Arrival in Beijing
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 2: Beijing (B,L,D)
We will start to explore Beijing from the largest city square in the world; the impressive Tiananmen Square. From there we will enter the “Imperial Palace” known as the Forbidden City to explore its many fascinating halls and pavilions. After lunch and prayer at Niujie Mosque we will visit the Temple of Heaven, the place where the Emperors worshipped the Heaven for good harvests. Today’s shopping stops are the Muslim Supermarket and Traditional Chinese herbal medicine of Tongrentang.

Day 3: Beijing (B,L,D)
Today is the highlight of our China tour, the climbing of the Great Wall of China. In 220 B.C., under Qin Shi Huang, 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 Ming Tomb Sacred Way 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 4.  Beijing-Tianjin (B,L,D)
After breakfast, we will drive to Tianjin, one of the largest cities in China. A large population of Muslim people lives in this city. We will visit a Mosque and some  Muslim residential areas. Return to Beijing in the evening.

Day 5. Beijing-Xian by flight (B,L,D)
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 afternoon prayers at Madian Mosque, we will fly to Xian, the ancient capital city of China as well as the starting point of the famous Silk Road.

Day 6. Xian (B,L,D)
After breakfast at hotel we will drive for about 45 minutes to the Eighth Wonder of the World, the Terracootta Warriors of Emperor Qin Shihuang. This 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. Back to the city in the afternoon, we will visit Shaanxi History Museum, which houses a large collection of historic and cultural artifacts unearthed in Shaanxi Province.

Day 7. Xian (B,L,D)
We will visit the Stone Tablets Museum in the morning. Named by UNESCO as one of the 50 famous museums in the world, the Stone Tablets Museum was built on the site of the original Xian Confucius Temple constructed in the Song Dynasty (AD907-AD1279). This is the best known Museum in China for its collections of Stone Tablets where masterpieces of ancient Chinese calligraphers work were carved and Confucius classic works are preserved. In the afternoon, we will visit the most famous mosque in Xian, the Tang Dynasty constructed Great Mosque of Xian (built in 742) and its nearby Muslim community and Bazaar. At night we will enjoy a fantastic Tang Dynasty Stage Show.

Day 8.  Xian-Shanghai by flight (B,L,D)
Upon arrival in Shanghai, we will visit the third tallest TV tower in the world; the Oriental Pearl Tower. We will also stroll along the Bund and Nanjing Road to appreciate early 19th century European Style architectures.

Day 9.  Shanghai (B,L)
After breakfast at hotel we will visit the Yuyuan Garden, which is characteristic of the architectural style of the Ming dynasty. The highlight of the day is shopping at the Chenghuangmiao Market, a great place to test your bargaining skills. Being the center of silk production of China, a visit to local silk factory can not be missed. We will also visit the Site of the First National Congress of the Communist Party of China and the Xintiandi, which is a newly developed recreation area in Shanghai with old styled buildings. We will be free at leisure in the afternoon.

Day 10.  Departure from Shanghai (B)
After breakfast, we will be transferred to the airport for our homeward flight.
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B: Breakfast     L: lunch     D: Dinner

Month Land Only (2-5 People) Land Only (6-9 People)
July $1,990 $1,750
August $1,990 $1,750
September $1,990 $1,750
October $1,890 $1,650
April $1,790 $1,620
May $1,890 $1,650
June $1,990 $1,750

Single Supplement: $590

The prices including:
• All domestic flights
• Arrival and departure transfers
• Help with hotel check in and out
• Air-conditioned transportation
• Meals listed in the itinerary
• English speaking tour guide and professional driver
• Sightseeing and attraction admission fees

The prices not including:
• International flights
• China visa ($170)
• Travel insurance
• Personal expenses and tips for tour guides

Features:
Unique experiences:
Beijing Niujie Mosque
Xian Terracotta Warriors

Meals: Halal food provided

Transportation:
Minivan depends on size of the group.

Tour operation:
English speaking tour guide escorted
Air-conditioned transportation and driver provided
Airport arrival and departure transfers
Hotels check in and checkout assistance
Flight check in assistance
Optional programs available

4 or 5 star hotels.