Name: The Abdullah Al Mamun Family Nationality: Bangladesh Itinerary: Kunming Mulsim Tour 4 Days
Time of Traveling: Dec 25 to Dec 28, 2013
We just came back after our wonderful vacation at Kunming. The tour guide (Stephen) was really a kind person and helpful. He was very detailed and communicative. The arrangement of all the facilities were fantastic except the Hotel. Compare to a 3 Star hotel, The Yingrong Impression Hotel is no where comparable. They knew that we were total 3 person even though we did not ask for the extra bed but we have only asked for an extra pillow also the tour guide requested them to provide an extra pillow but they did not. The arrangement for Lunch and Dinner were above our expectation but the breakfast not suitable for non-Chinese visitor. It would be better if you kindly look into those points. Otherwise it was a great Kunming tour indeed and we really enjoyed.
Please convey our sincere thanks to the Tour guide. Hope to get another good service from you in the future when we will plan to visit China again.
Abdullah Al Mamun
Name: Mariam Nationality: South Africa Itinerary: Tailor-made Yangtze River Cruise Muslim Tour.
Destinations: Hong Kong, Guilin, Chongqing, Yangtze River, Yichang, Shanghai, Xian, Beijing
Time of Traveling: Sep 08 to Sep 23, 2013
Planning our trip with IslamiChina and working with you has been such a pleasure. Your assistance, advice, prompt response and help in planning the self made tour was genuinely appreciated.
We were very satisfied with our guides in Hong Kong, Guillin and Beijing. You and Garry in Hong Kong had gone an extra mile to make our trip as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Johan, your excellent command of the English language, wealth of knowledge and willingness to share the knowledge with us has left a lasting impression of China. We were overwhelmed by yours and Garry services with a smile, even after hours and late into the night.
The guide in Xian swopped around the itinerary, giving us less time at the Great Mosque and to explore the Muslim quarters. Despite our request to start early we began our day at 10:30am. We also found it surprising that we were not given a tour of the Great Mosque in Xian. It is suggested that should be included for all tourists.
The hotels were of a good standard and the service was good. Although we were booked in 4 and 5 star hotels language was a barrier with all the staff besides the staff at the front desk. The Yangtze River Cruise is highly recommended. After being in the cities it is the place to unwind and enjoy one of the most scenic places in China.
For the adventurous there is a variety of Chinese food but for the others it might be a challenge. The restaurants were of a good standard and we enjoyed most meals.Your catering to our halaal needs certainly added to our satisfaction.
Johan, we would definitely recommend you and IslamiChina to our family and friends. A SPECIAL THANKS TO YOU FOR MAKING THIS A MEMORABLE AND ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE.
The Moola Family
Zohra, Aneesa and Fathima
South Africa, September 2013
Name: Anwar Nathu Nationality: Canada Itinerary: Tailor-made China Muslim Tour 28 Days
Destinations: Beijing, Zhengzhou, Luoyang, Xian, Urumqi, Turpan, Dunhuang, Lanzhou, Linixa, Xiahe, Chengdu, Guilin, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Shanghai
Time of Traveling: Aug 27 to Sep 24, 2013
Wa Alaykum Salaam,
We reached home safe and sound last Wednesday. Our trip was very enjoyable and great experience for all of us. All the arrangement worked well and the people you gave us on the ground were fantastic. It started with Tina in Beijing and continued with all the guides throughout our trip. Johan you did an excellent job. We always knew if ever we ran in to a problem you were only a phone call away. All four of us would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Our trip was excellent and we haven’t stopped talking about it. We wouldn’t even have known if you didn’t tell us this was the longest trip you had ever arranged.
Mumtaz my wife is just completing the blog and will post it on the internet soon. I shall send you link so that you can have a look at it.
Give me a week or so and I will send you some recommendations on what can be done to make things even better for future groups. Please bear in mind these will only be recommendations and not complains as we have no complains.
With Salaams and prayers from Canada.
Please pass on our regards to Tina. She was just wonderful.
Name: Naz Aima Nadzam Nationality: Malaysia
Itinerary: AirAsia Beijing Muslim Tour 4 Days
Time of Traveling: Sep 07 to Sep 10, 2013
Alhamdullilah, everything is well and good now.
And as our Beijing trip, it was superb. The tour guide - Jessica and the driver was very helpful and nice. i will miss them. To my suprise we even got a private car for our tour and transportation.
As for the tour, it is exactly as per the itinererary and we enjoyed every single place that we visited. We are very happy with the tours, no hassle at all. And we loved the Tienanmen Sq, The Forbidden City and the best of all is the The Great Wall.
The driver & Jessica is always punctual and knowlegable too!
As for the hotel, it was okay and comfortable the only set back is the reception who does not speak English at all, and I'm glad that Jessica is around to assist us. As for the buffet breakfast, not so much choice offered.
All the meals is okay but almost everyday we are served with eggs, minced chicken & vegetables. Maybe ICT can offer a more variety of menu from the Muslim Chinese menu such as - Fried Noodles, Fried Rice, Steam seafood to name just a few..
But my overall opinion is ICT is true indeed our Light in Beijing. We would strongly reccomend ICT to our family & friends.
We will assure you that this won't be my last trip to China.
We will definitely COME AGAIN and book our tour with Islamichina!!!
Thank you Johan for your full cooperation for making my holiday a memorable one!!
Naz Aima Nadzam
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia