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15-Day Silk Road Muslim Tour

Silk Road Tour 15 Days
15-Day Silk Road Muslim Tour

• Tour Code: SRT002
• Starts in: Beijing
• Ends in: Shanghai
• Features: Private guide & vehicle
• Destinations: Beijing, Urumqi, Kashgar, Turpan, Jiayuguan, Dunhuang, Xian & Shanghai

  • Day 1 Arrival in Beijing, Greet & Meet at Airport, Transfer to Hotel
    Meals Included: Dinner at local Halal restaurant
     
    Our professional Muslim expert tour guide will meet you at the arrival hall of the airport with your private vehicle on standby and assists you to your hotel. Relax during the remainder of the day to recover from the jet lag.
     
    Accommodations: 3 nights in Beijing
    5-star Great Wall Hotel Beijing (former Great Wall Sheraton Beijing) or similar
    4-star 5L Hotel Beijing (former Traders Hotel Beijing) or similar
    3-star City Inn Happy Valley Beijing or similar
    Day 2 Beijing, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Niujie Mosque, Fresh Water Pearl, Temple of Heaven
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch & dinner at local Halal restaurants
     
    Explore Beijing from Tiananmen Square in the morning. Located in the center of Beijing, Tiananmen Square is the largest city square in the world and it has great cultural significance as it was the site of many important events in Chinese history such as Chairman Mao's declaration of the establishment of the People's Republic of China on Oct, 01, 1949. Next walk to the Forbidden City. As the royal residences of the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties from the 15th to 20th century, the Forbidden City was the centre of state power in late feudal China and witnessed the enthronement of 14 Ming and 10 Qing emperors over 505 years. Visit fresh water pearl shop and the Temple of Heaven after lunch at a local Halal restaurant and Salat at the 900 year old Niujie Mosque. The Temple of Heaven, built between 1406 and 1420 by the same emperor who was responsible for building the Forbidden City, is where the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties would worship the god of heaven and pray for good harvest.
     
     
    Day 3 Beijing, Great Wall, Jade Carving, Sacred Way of Ming Tombs, Photo Stop at Olympic Venues
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch & dinner at local Halal restaurants
     
    Visit the Great Wall of China and jade carving factory in the morning. The Great Wall was continuously built from the 3rd century BC to the 17th century AD on the northern border of China as the great military defense project of successive Chinese Empires. Today, the wall is still impressive at 3,750 miles in length, stretching from the Bohai Sea to the Gobi Desert. The Great Wall embodies unparalleled significance as the national symbol for safeguarding the security of the country and Chinese people. Visit the Sacred Way of the Ming Tomb after lunch and Salat at a local Halal restaurant. The Sacred Way is a stone paved path which stretches as long as one kilometer to the north of the main gate of the Ming Tombs. Next, make a photo stop at the 2008 Olympic Venues of Bird Nest (National Stadium) and Water Cube (National Aquatics Center).
     
     
    Day 4 Beijing, Summer Palace, Fly to Urumqi
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch & dinner at local Halal restaurants
     
    Morning visit to the largest and best-preserved royal garden in China, the Summer Palace. Using Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill as the basic framework, the Summer Palace combined political and administrative, residential, spiritual, and recreational functions within a landscape of lakes and mountains, in accordance with the Chinese philosophy of balancing the works of man with nature. 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. Fly to Urumqi in the afternoon. Once a major hub on the Silk Road during China's Tang dynasty and a leading cultural and commercial center during the Qing dynasty in the 19th century, Uruqmi is now the capital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in the far northwest of China.

    Accommodations: 1 night in Uruqmi
    5-star Wanda Vista Hotel Urumqi or similar
    4-star Grand Mercure Urumqi Hualing or similar
    3-star City Hotel Urumqi or similar
    Day 5 Urumqi, Xinjiang Regional Museum, Red Hill Park, Tartar Mosque, Fly to Kashgar
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch & dinner at local Halal restaurant
     
    Visit Xinjiang Regional Museum in the morning. Xinjiang Regional Museum is a large building of Uyghur architectural style, containing a diverse range of historical artifacts unearthed in Xijiang. These items represent the ethnic lifestyle and culture of Xinjiang. Most interestingly of all, the museum contains a fascinating exhibition of ancient Indo-European mummies that were excellently preserved through their natural environment over 3,800 years ago. Continue visiting Red Hill Park to enjoy the skyline of Urumqi. Salat prayer at Tartar Mosque and fly to Kashgar in the afternoon. Located at the foot of the Pamirs Mountains between a vast desert and immense mountain range, Kashgar was once an isolated oasis on the long trade route across the Asian continent. It was a major hub along the great Silk Road as the northern and southern Silk Routes crossed here and caravans departed for Central Asia, India, Pakistan and ancient Persia (current Iran). Kashgar was described as “fruitful soil, cotton aplenty, and inhabitants who live by trade” by Marco Polo.

    Accommodations: 2 nights in Kashgar
    5-star Yuexing Jin Jiang International Hotel Kashgar or similar
    4-star Luxemon Qinibagh Hotel Kashgar or similar
    3-star Seman Hotel Kashgar or similar
    Day 6 Kashgar, Old Town, Abakh Hoja Mausoleum, Idkah Mosque, Grand Bazaar
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch & dinner at local Halal restaurant

    Visit Kashgar Old Town in the morning. The Old Town of Kashgar has a history of more than 2,000 years. Amongst the most popular professions in the old town are coppersmiths, carpenters, jewelers and cobblers, all using tools of bygone days. Take a walk through the Old Town and visit the friendly Uyghur people in their home and experience their unique culture. Next, visit Abakh Hoja Mausoleum. This mausoleum is one of the best examples of Islamic architecture in China. It is an ancient Islamic building complex and a cemetery where five generations of a famous Islamic master were buried. Salat prayer at the 500 year old Idkah Mosque. Afterwards, explore the bustling Grand Bazaar, one of China’s most famous weekend markets. The weekly Sunday Bazaar draws a variety of ethnic groups like the Uyghur, Tajik, Kyrgyz and Kazakh to the streets of Kashgar. They come on foot, bikes, horsebacks, modern motorcycles and donkey carts, all with the hope of selling merchandise that ranges from scissors to camels.
    Day 7 Fly to Urumqi, Heavenly Lake, Drive to Turpan
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch & dinner at local Halal restaurant

    Fly to Urumqi in the morning. Visit Heavenly Lake upon arrival. With Pine trees covering the hillsides and the snow capped mountains in the background, this huge lake (3km long and 1km wide) sits half way (560 ft) up the Tianshan mountain range and offers excellent walking with breathtaking views. Take a boat ride around the lake and see some local nomadic Kazakhs herding their sheep. Drive to Turpan in the afternoon. Turpan has long been the center of a fertile oasis famous for its grapes and melons, and an important trade center on the main northern branch of the Silk Road from Hami to Kashgar, with an alternative northern route, via Uruqmi running into Central Asia. At 154m below sea level, Turpan is the second-lowest depression in the world and the hottest spot in China.

    Accommodations: 2 nights in Turpan
    4-star Mercure Hotel Turpan Downtown or similar
    3-star Metropolo Jinjiang Hotels Turpan or similar
    Day 8 Turpan, Ruins of Gaochang Ancient City, Flaming Mountain, Emin Minaret, Karez Wells
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch & dinner at local Halal restaurant

    Visit the ancient city of Gaochang in the morning. Built of mud and adobe bricks as a garrison town in the 1st century AD, the city of Gaochang was abandoned during the early Ming dynasty and what is left now is just ruins of the ancient temples, houses, palaces and the old city wall. Next, visit the Flaming Mountain. Nothing grows on this mountain and the highest temperature of summer could reach 47.8 degree centigrade or 118 degree fahrenheit, making it the hottest place in China. Perform Salat at Emin Minaret. This 40 meter-high brick minaret is part of a large mosque, built in 1778. The minaret has an elegant conical shape; its brick laid in patterns that make it looked knitted. Afterwards, visit the Karez Wells. Karez is covered water channels that bring melt-water from the Tianshan Mountains to the north and west into the Turpan basin. Today over 1,100 Karez Wells are still in use bringing water to this dry and hot city.
    Day 9 Bullet Train to Jiayuguan, Jiayuguan Mosque, Jiayuguan Pass, Wei & Jin Mural Brick Tomb
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch & dinner at local Halal restaurant

    Take bullet train to Jiayuguan (about 5 hours). Jiayuguan is the first frontier fortress at the west end of the Ming dynasty Great Wall. Visit Jiayuguan Pass after Salat prayer at Jiayuguan Mosque. Also known as "the First and Greatest Pass under Heaven", Jiayuguan Pass is the best preserved and most magnificent military building among the three passes of the Great Wall. Located at the narrowest point of the western part of Hexi Corridor, Jiayuguan Pass is a key passageway of the ancient Silk Road. It commands fascinating views of the boundless Gobi Desert and the snow-capped Qilian Mountains. Then proceed to Wei & Jin Mural Brick Tomb, a huge tomb group of more than 1,400 tombs built between the 3rd and 5th century and houses vast collection of murals.

    Accommodations: 1 night in Jiayuguan
    4-star Holiday Plaza Hotel Jiayuguan or similar
    3-star Great Wall Hotel Jiayuguan or similar
    Day 10 Bullet Train to Dunhuang, Dunhuang Mosque, Singing Sand Dunes, Crescent Moon Spring
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch & dinner at local Halal restaurant
     
    Take bullet train to the oasis city of Dunhuang (about 4 hours). Throughout Dunhuang's history of over two thousand years, it has always served as a critical gateway leading to the west due to its unique geographical location at the juncture of Gansu, Qinghai and Xinjiang. Therefore Dunhuang is one of the most important crossroads on the Silk Road. Starting from Dunhuang the Silk Road was split into the northern and southern routes. After Salat at Dunhuang Mosque, enjoy a camel ride on the scenic Singing Sand Dunes, called by Marco Polo as the rumbling sands. Then relax at the desert oasis, the Crescent Moon Spring, a small freshwater lake that has been a vital source of water here for thousands of years.

    Accommodations: 1 night in Dunhuang
    5-star Grand Soluxe Hotel Dunhuang or similar
    4-star Silk Road Hotel Dunhuang or similar
    3-star Dunhuang Hotel or similar
    Day 11 Dunhuang, Mogao Caves, Fly to Xian
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch & dinner at local Halal restaurant

    Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mogao Caves in the morning. The Mogao Caves (also known as the Dunhuang Grottoes) boast the largest collection of Buddhist grottoes in existence in China. Housed in the 492 cave temples are over 2000 sculptures and 45,000 square meters of frescos dating back as early as one thousand years ago (covering a period of ten dynasties). The statues are painted and carved directly into the cave walls. The most famous aspect of Dunhuang's grottoes is the murals that feature Buddhist stories, folk culture, farming, hunting as their main themes. Fly to Xian, the ancient capital city of China and the starting point of Silk Road in the afternoon.

    Accommodations: 2 nights in Xian
    Local 5-star Grand Noble Hotel Xian or similar
    4-star Grand Dynasty Culture Hotel Xian or similar
    3-star Xian Chenggong International Hotel (former Ibis Xian Heping) or similar
    Day 12 Xian, Terracotta Warriors & Reproduction Factory, Great Mosque, Muslim Quarter
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch & dinner at local Halal restaurants
     
    Morning visit to the Terracotta Warriors and Horses and its reproduction factory. Considered one of the foremost archaeological discoveries of the 20th century, the 2,000-year-old Terracotta Army was discovered by accident in 1974 by local farmers digging a well. The 8,000-plus life-sized figures are arranged in vaults to guard the tomb of Qin Shihuang, the first emperor of China, a major architect of the Great Wall and unifier of China. Visit the Bell & Drum Tower Square and Xian Muslim Quarter after lunch and Salat at Xian Great Mosque. The area north of the Drum Tower is the Muslim Quarter of Xian which covers several blocks with an estimated 60,000 Muslims in the region. There are about seven ancient mosques in the area, among which the Great Mosque built in 742 is most famous and popular among all. Experience a seemingly endless labyrinth of street food, restaurants and bustling local life at Xian's Muslim Quarter.
    Day 13 Xian, Little Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian Museum, City Wall, Fly to Shanghai
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch & dinner at local Halal restaurants

    Visit Small Wild Goose Pagoda and Xian Museum in the morning. With a history of more than 1,300 years, Small Wild Goose Pagoda was built to store the Buddhist scriptures delivered from ancient India. It is a perfect example of the multi-eaved square brick pagodas built in ancient China. Currently there are 13 storeys left as the top two storeys were destroyed in earthquakes. Continue to visit Xian Museum. Xian Museum boasts nearly 130,000 relics that all relate to the history of Ancient China and Xian specifically. Afterwards visit Xian City Wall. The City Wall of Xian is one of the oldest and best-preserved city walls in the world. Walking atop the Wall you can get the panorama of Xian skyline. Fly to the glass and steel towers of cosmopolitan Shanghai in the afternoon or at night.

    Accommodations: 2 nights in Shanghai
    5-star Crowne Plaza Shanghai or similar
    4-star Ambassador Hotel Shanghai or similar
    3-star Holiday Inn Express Putuo Shanghai or similar
    Day 14 Shanghai, Yuyuan Garden, Silk Store, The Bund & Nanjing Road, People's Square, Shanghai Museum
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch & dinner at local Halal restaurant
     
    Morning visit to Yuyuan Garden. This garden is a maze of Ming Dynasty pavilions, elaborate rockeries, arched bridges, and goldfish ponds, all encircled by an undulating dragon wall. Then spend some time shopping at the Chenghuangmiao market located outside the garden. Afterwards, stroll along the Bund and nearby Nanjing Road. The Bund refers to Shanghai's famous waterfront stretching for 1.6km along the west shore of the Huangpu River. Nanjing Road is the main shopping street of Shanghai and one of the busiest shopping streets in the world. Continue with a visit to silk store, the People's Square and Shanghai Museum after lunch and Salat at Xiaotaoyuan Mosque. The People’s Square was once the finest racecourse in Asia before 1949, it is now a large open space in which locals hang out all day, every day, practicing Tai Chi and flying kites. Shanghai Museum is specially celebrated in the world for its rich and high-quality collection of 120,000 precious works of art including ancient Chinese bronze, ceramics, painting and calligraphy.
    Day 15 Departure from Shanghai
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel
     
    Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Wish you a pleasant journey home and thank you for traveling with IslamiChina.

     

  • Deluxe Prices (5-star hotel accommodation)

    Valid Time

    Room Type

    2-3 Pax

    4-5 Pax

    6-9 Pax

    10 Pax & Above

    Mar to Nov

    Double/Triple Occupancy

    USD5108

    USD4578

    USD4058

    USD3928

    Single Room Supplement

    USD910

    USD910

    USD910

    USD700

    Dec to Feb

    Double/Triple Occupancy

    USD4628

    USD4148

    USD3678

    USD3558

    Single Room Supplement

    USD750

    USD750

    USD750

    USD540


    Standard Prices (4-star hotel accommodation)

    Valid Time

    Room Type

    2-3 Pax

    4-5 Pax

    6-9 Pax

    10 Pax & Above

    Mar to Nov

    Double/Triple Occupancy

    USD4898

    USD4368

    USD3858

    USD3718

    Single Room Supplement

    USD690

    USD690

    USD690

    USD600

    Dec to Feb

    Double/Triple Occupancy

    USD4448

    USD3958

    USD3498

    USD3368

    Single Room Supplement

    USD520

    USD520

    USD520

    USD410


    Budget Prices (3-star hotel accommodation)

    Valid Time

    Room Type

    2-3 Pax

    4-5 Pax

    6-9 Pax

    10 Pax & Above

    Mar to Nov

    Double/Triple Occupancy

    USD4668

    USD4138

    USD3628

    USD3488

    Single Room Supplement

    USD520

    USD520

    USD520

    USD440

    Dec to Feb

    Double/Triple Occupancy

    USD4218

    USD3728

    USD3268

    USD3138

    Single Room Supplement

    USD350

    USD350

    USD350

    USD300
     


    Pricing Policy
    • Prices are per person in US dollar based on sharing in double/twin/triple room
    • Single Room Supplement will be charged if staying at a single room
    • Prices are valid based on proposed hotels
    • For other hotels or modified itineraries, please contact us at info@islamiChina.com
    • Child (2-12 years of age) with extra bed: 100% of the adult price
    • Child (2-12 years of age) without bed: 80% of the adult price
    • Infants (under 2 years of age) traveling with parents: FreeDeparture Dates
    • Any dates at the time of your convenience
     
    Departure Dates
    • Any dates at the time of your convenience
     
    Booking Notice
    • Minimum of two persons are required at the time of booking
    • This is an exclusive private tour (with private guide and private vehicle)
    • If you prefer to book your own hotels, we are glad to deduct the room rates for you
    • This itinerary can be tailored to your individual interests
    What's Included
    • Domestic flight airfare (Beijing/Urumqi, Urumqi/Kashgar/Urumqi, Dunhuang/Xian, Xian/Shanghai)
    • Second class high speed train from Turpan to Jiayuguan, Jiayuguan to Dunhuang
    • Hotel accommodations with daily breakfast
    • Halal meals as specified in the itinerary
    • Private air-conditioned vehicle with experienced driver for land transportation
    • Experienced private English language speaking tour guide
    • All admission tickets to sightseeing places
    • All government taxes
    What’s Not Included
    • International airfares
    • Optional tour & insurance
    • Gratuities or tips to guides and drivers
    • Excursions & activities not included in itinerary
    • Expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, etc

     

  • Salat at Beijing Niujie Mosque
    Beijing Niujie mosque was originally built by Nasruddin in 996. Major renovation projects were carried out during the time of Emperor Kangxi (1662-1722) of the Qing Dynasty. It is the largest and oldest mosque in Beijing. The buildings inside the mosque are symmetrically arranged. The main buildings include a minaret which is in traditional Chinese style, the Prayer Hall, and the Stele Pavilion. Many important cultural relics, such as steles from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and cupreous hollowware from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), are preserved in the mosque. Now Niujie area outside the mosque is the residential place for more than 13,000 Chinese speaking Hui Muslims in Beijing.
     
     
    Salat at Kashgar Idkah Mosque
    Located on the central square in Kashgar City, Kashgar Idkah mosque was built by Saqsiz Mirza in 1442. As the biggest mosque in China, it is a group of old Islamic constructions with strong ethnic style and islamic features. The whole complex occupies 16,800 square meters (about 4 acres) and consists of the courtyard, the Prayer Hall, and the gate tower and as well as some other attached structures. Every day thousands of worshippers come here to pray. Every Friday afternoon, Muslims living far and near gather here to perform Jumah Prayer. During festivals all the Muslims in Xinjiang Uigur Autonomous Region come to this sacred place to celebrate.
     
     
    Salat at Urumqi Tartar Mosque
    The magnificent Tartar Mosque, located at the south end of the Jiefang Road of Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur Atonomous Region, was built by the local Tartar people in 1897 entirely from donations. It is the center for peaceful Islamic activities in the city. Covering over 3,000 square meters (0.74 acre), the prayer hall alone is over 800 square meters (0.2 acre) and accomodates prayers by the thousands. As expected, the decor is elaborate with exquisite porches, carvings, and paintings all throughout. It features geometric carvings in wood and brick and an octagonal dome adorned with a crescent.
     
     
    Salat at Turpan Emin Minaret Mosque
    Turpan Emin Minaret mosque is one of the most famous mosques in China. The exquisitely formed minaret with its helmet-shaped top is one of the most famous examples of Muslim architecture in Xijiang. Built in 1777 in Emperor Qinglong’s reign of the Qing Dynasty in honor of the heroic Turpan general Emin Khoja (or Goja), the Emin Minaret was built by Emin Khoja’s son Sulaiman and it was completed the next year, hence the name Su Gong Ta (Prince Su Pagoda). The Emin Minaret was designed by the Uygur architect Ibrahim in a pre-Safavid Iranian, some suggest Afghani style. There are two steles at the entrance of the Minaret, one is in Chinese and the other is in Uyghur language. Inscriptions in Chinese explain the purpose of the minaret was to show gratitude to the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) while the Uyghur inscription on the other side gave thanks to Allah. The circular tower is 44 meters (144 ft) high, and is made of sun-dried bricks that are decorated with delicate geometric and floral patterns with an epitaph inscribed in both Uyghur and Chinese. Set against the azure sky, silvery Tianshan Mountain, and the scarlet Flaming Mountain, Emin Minaret is one of the most impressive examples of Muslim architecture in Xinjiang.
     
     
    Salat at Xian Great Mosque
    Xian Great Mosque was built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), and expanded in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The mosque has a rectangular layout which is from east to west. There are five courtyards inside the mosque. The main buildings include the decorated archway, the prayer hall, the minaret (a traditional Chinese Tower), the scripture hall and the stele pavilion. The principal building is the prayer hall, which can accommodate 1,000 prayers at the same time. In the mosque there are many precious cultural relics, such as epigraphs, tablets, couplets, censers, phylacteries, paintings, hanging lamps and so on. A hand-written copy of the Quran by a well-known Moslem noble in the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) is preserved in the mosque.
     
     
    Salat at Shanghai Xiaotaoyan Mosque
    Xiaotaoyan Mosque was established in 1917 and rebuilt in 1925 and features the Islamic architectural style. Inside the gate there is a rectangular courtyard. The 500 square meter big prayer hall can accommodate 200 prayers. Since Xiaotaoyuan Mosque was founded, it has established several schools, including the Islam Normal School, the Primary School for Muslims, Mingcheng Primary School, Chongben Primary School, and Shanghai Islam Orphanage. Currently, organizations such as the Management Committee of Mosques in Shanghai, Shanghai Islamic Association are located in Xiaotaoyuan Mosque.
     
     
    Fine Dining at Local Halal Restaurants
    Breakfast will be both Western and Chinese breakfast at hotel. Lunch & dinner will be arranged at local Chinese Halal restaurants near sightseeing places. Please be assured that all lunch and dinner arranged by ICT will be at Halal restaurants with Halal certificate issued by related government offices. We don't arrange pork free meals. If you have special request for Indian, Pakistani, Indonesian, Turkish, Arabian or other cuisines, please advise us in advance and we will arrange accordingly. Please note that Indian, Pakistani, Indonesian, Turkish, Arabian restaurants are always more expensive than Chinese Halal meals.
     
     
     
    Transportations
    ICT will provide private air-conditioned vehicle during tours with service of experienced drivers. For 2 travelers, we will arrange a private sedan car; for 3-5 travelers we will arrange a private MPV; for 6-9 travelers we will arrange Joylong 15 seater mini bus; for 10-15 travelers we will arrange Kinglong 21 seater bus or Toyota Coaster Bus; for 16-25 travelers we will arrange Kinglong 33 seater bus; for 26-35 travelers we will arrange Kinglong 45 seater bus.
     
     
     

     

  • Deluxe Hotels for Silk Road Tour 15 Days

    Beijing

    Great Wall Hotel Beijing or similar

    Kashgar

    Yue Xing Jin Jiang International Hotel Kashgar or similar

    Urumqi

    Hoi Tak Hotel Urumqi or similar

    Turpan

    Tuha Petroleum Hotel Turpan or similar

    Dunhuang

    Silk RoadHotel Dunhuang or similar

    Jiayuguan

    Holiday Plaza Hotel Jiayuguan or similar

    Xian

    Grand Noble Hotel Xian or similar

    Shanghai

    Crowne Plaza Hotel Shanghai or similar


    Standard Hotels for Silk Road Tour 15 Days

    Beijing

    5L Hotel Beijing or similar

    Kashgar

    Tianyuan Business Hotel Kashgar or similar

    Urumqi

    Orient Dynasty Hotel Urumqi or similar

    Turpan

    Huozhou Hotel Turpan or similar

    Dunhuang

    Grand Soluxe Hotel Dunhuang or similar

    Jiayuguan

    Holiday Plaza Hotel Jiayuguan or similar

    Xian

    Grand New World Hotel Xian or similar

    Shanghai

    Ambassador Hotel Shanghai or similar


    Budget Hotels for Silk Road Tour 15 Days

    Beijing

    City Inn Happy Valley Beijing or similar

    Kashgar

    Seman Hotel Kashgar or similar

    Urumqi

    City Hotel Urumqior similar

    Turpan

    Huozhou Hotel Turpan or similar

    Dunhuang

    Dunhuang Hotel or similar

    Jiayuguan

    Great Wall Hotel Jiayuguan or similar

    Xian

    Xian Tianyou International Hotel or similar

    Shanghai

    Holiday Inn Express Putuo Hotel Shanghai or similar

    Deluxe Hotel: 5-star Great Wall Hotel Beijing
    Add: No.10 East 3rd ring North Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
    Tel: +86-10-65905566
     
    Centrally located in the Chaoyang Commercial District, The Great Wall Hotel Beijing offers accommodations just 300 m from Agricultural Exhibition Center Metro Station. It features 4 dining options and an indoor pool. Yonghe Temple and Guozijian are both a 20-minute drive from The Great Wall Hotel Beijing. Beijing Train Station is a 25-minute drive away. Beijing West Station is a 1-hour car journey away. It takes 30 minutes to reach Beijing Capital International Airport by car from the property. Stylish rooms feature modern interiors and floor-to-ceiling windows. Tastefully decorated, all rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV, mini-bar and cozy seating area. A bathtub and shower facilities are in the private bathroom. Silk Road Trattoria restaurant serves a variety of Italian dishes, while French specialties are offered at the French Bistro. At The 21st Floor Chinese Restaurant, guests can enjoy panoramic views of the city while sampling Cantonese and Sichuan food. Recreational choices include relaxing in the sauna, having a body massage, or exercising at the gym. Staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with currency exchange and car rental services.
     
     
    Deluxe Hotel: 5-star Yue Xing Jin Jiang International Hotel
    Add: NO.291 Western Refions Road Kashgar
    Tel: +86-998-2318888
     
    Kashi Yue Xing Jin Jiang International Hotel is a five-star international business hotel. The hotel design features western regional styles. This hotel will have 323 guestrooms and suites, equipped with high-end amenities. The hotel will also have a range of multi-functional rooms to host conferences, meetings, special events and high-end banquets. Similarly, there will be several dining options, including a Teppanyaki restaurant and a restaurant serving a combination of gourmet Chinese cuisines including traditional Xinjiang dishes. Additional facilities include a business center, a fitness center, heated indoor swimming pool, spa, beauty salon and games room.
     
     
    Deluxe Hotel: 5-star Hoi Tak Hotel Urumqi
    Add: No.1 Dongfeng Road, Urumqi
    Tel: +86-991-2322828
     
    Hoi Tak Hotel is 22 km to the International Airport, 7 km to the railway station and 1.5 km to Red Mountain which is a symbol of Urumqi city. Situated in the central business district of Urumqi. The first deluxe international hotel with 5 star facilities, managed by Hoi Tak International (HK) Ltd. With panoramic view of the famous snow capped 'Tian Shan' mountains, it elegant architectural and interior design and variety of facilities will surely make an ideal place both for business and leisure. 318 tastefully appointed guest rooms and suites well decorated with all the comforts of home.  2 executive floors for the business travelers. The hotel has several restaurants, The Village Inn provides authentic Cantonese cuisine, The Muslim Restaurant specialize in local Xinjiang food, Le Grand Restaurant and Cafe offers western food in a romantic surrounding and the Food Court serves quick meals at good prices. For recreation, the hotel has a gorgeous indoor heated swimming pool, a gym, bowling center and a great sauna. There is also an advanced business center, meeting rooms and a well equipped conference hall. The elegant architecture and interior design of the building here, and the wide variety of facilities available, make this an ideal place both for business and leisure.
     
     
    Deluxe Hotel: 5-star Tuha Petroleum Hotel Turpan
    Add: No. 230 Wenhua Road, Turpan
    Tel: +86-995-8666666
     
    This Turpan hotel offers standard rooms with modern facilities, including broadband Internet access. Diners will find both Chinese and Western cuisines available, but specialties here include local Xinjiang dishes. And no Xinjiang experience would be complete without barbeque and room service available for your stay. For business travelers, there is a business center as well as meeting rooms to suit any request. When it comes to entertainment, guests can relax with a the massage or in the sauna, socialize in the night club, sing to their hearts' content in the private karaoke rooms or just play a game of billiards, chess or cards in one of the hotel's game rooms.
     
     
    Deluxe Hotel: 4-star Silk Road Dunhuang Hotel
    Add: Dunyuet Road, Dunhuang
    Tel: +86-937-8882088
     
    This magnificent hotel is clearly a winning choice with its unique architecture design and outstanding location against the backdrop of the Mingsha Sand Dune. Guests with an appetite for Chinese history will not be disappointed with the hotel's prominent framework that showcase the spirit of Tang Dynasty with large rooftops, ornate furniture, a garden courtyard, and long corridors. Boasting 271 tastefully appointed guestrooms, each unit is decorated simply and furnished with Chinese decor. Guests are minutes away from a myriad of sightseeing attractions such as the Mogao Grottoes, Crescent Moon Lake, Yumenguan and Yangguan Passes, and White Horse Pagoda. Head to Feng Yi Ting restaurant to sample an outstanding selection of Chinese and international cuisine. The rooftop snack bar is another great venue to unwind with a drink while enjoying the fantastic view of Gobi desert.
     
     
    Deluxe Hotel: 5-star Grand Noble Hotel Xian 
    Add: No.334 East Street Beilin District, Xian
    Tel: +86-02-87690000
     
    Located in the central business area of Xi'an, Grand Noble Hotel is only a 10-minute walk from the Bell and Drum Tower as well as the Muslim Food Street. It features 6 dining options, a spa and wellness center, while guestrooms offer iPod and MP3 stations and free WiFi access in all areas. Hotel Grand Noble is a 5-minute drive from Xi'an Railway Station and a 10-minute drive from Xi'an History Museum. It takes about 40 minutes by taxi to Xianyang International Airport or Terracotta Warriors. All guest rooms have private bathroom facilities, a mini-bar, and a safety deposit box. Free branded toiletries are offered in the private bathroom. Coffee/tea maker can also be found in the rooms. Guests can work out at the well-equipped fitness center, or make use of the bicycle rental facilities. The hotel also offers a tour desk to arrange day activities. 
     
     
    Deluxe Hotel: 5-star Crowne Plaza Shanghai Hotel
    Add: No. 400 Pan Yu Road, Changning District, Shanghai
    Tel: +86-21-61458888
     
    If you have stayed at one of the many Crown Plazas around the globe, you are already familiar with the quality of service they represent. Crowne Plaza Shanghai Hotel prides themselves on providing a full array of hospitality geared for business. That means you can expect a lot of amenities all under one roof. An excellent business center can be found on-site with meeting facilities and ballrooms that can accommodate corporate or private events. But it's not all business all the time. Guests can relax with the dining options, work out in the well-equipped fitness center, or take advantage of the Olympic-sized indoor pool. A sauna and massage treatments further the chances to get truly relaxed. With all these options and a worldwide track record of good service, you are in good hands during your stay at Crowne Plaza Shanghai Hotel.
     
     
    Standard Hotel: 4-star Beijing 5L Hotel 
    Add: No. 1 Jianguomenwai Street (Jianguomenwai Dajie) Chaoyang District Beijing
    Tel: +86-10-65052277 
     
    Offering free WiFi, Beijing 5L Hotel offers rooms in Beijing, 6 km from Wangfujing Street and 6.3 km from Guijie Street. Well located in the Chaoyang district, this hotel is located 6.6 km from Tiananmen Square. Yonghegong Temple is 8 km away and Forbidden City is 8 km from the hotel. All guest rooms in the hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV. A buffet breakfast is available each morning at Beijing 5L Hotel. At the accommodation you'll find a restaurant serving Chinese cuisine. Staff at the reception can help around the clock with guidance on the area. Qianmen Street is 8 km from Beijing 5L Hotel, while Nan Luo Gu Xiang is 8 km from the property. The nearest airport is Beijing Nanyuan Airport, 20.9 km from the hotel.  This is our guests' favorite part of Beijing, according to independent reviews. This property also has one of the top-rated locations in Beijing! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area.
     
       
    Standard Hotel: 4-star Tianyuan Business Hotel 
    Add: No. 8 East Renmin Road Kashgar
    Tel: +86-998-2802222
     
    Featuring an on-site night club and a beauty parlour, Kashi Tianyuan International Hotel is located in Kashgar and offers 4-star accommodation. The various facilities this modern hotel has to offer include a coffee bar, massage services and a sauna. Tianyuan Business hotel has 168 rooms and has been recently refurnished. Staff are available 24-hours a day. Those who staying at Tianyuan International Hotel Kashgar can relax in their luxurious rooms that feature a refrigerator, movies-on-demand and a mini bar. The bathrooms have a shower and provide a hair dryer and bathrobes. Kashi Tianyuan International Hotel houses a restaurant and a bar where guests are able to unwind at the end of the day with a meal and a drink. Places of interest close to Tianyuan International Hotel Kashgar include Hasi Tomb and Gaotai Ancient Homes. The hotel's multilingual staff are available to ensure that every guest has a comfortable visit.
     
     
    Standard Hotel: 4-star Orient Dynasty Hotel Urumqi
    Add: No.17 Xinhua Sourth Road, Tianshan District, Urumqi  
    Tel: +86-991-2335678
     
    Orient Dynasty Hotel Urumchi provides a comfortable setting. It is conveniently positioned for those wishing to visit local attractions. This 4-star hotel provides meeting rooms, a safe and room service. A gym is available to those wanting to keep up their exercise regimes while travelling. Rooms feature slippers, tea and coffee making facilities and a refrigerator. All offer a telephone, a desk and bottled water. Orient Dynasty Hotel Urumchi features a restaurant and a bar where guests are able to relax at the end of the day with a meal and a drink. Guests looking for after-dinner entertainment can visit the in-house casino. The hotel is situated just a short walk from The Eighth Route Army Xinjiang Office Memorial Hall. Under a 25-minute car ride away, Urumqi Diwopu International Airport is within easy reach.
     
     
    Standard Hotel: 4-star Huozhou Hotel
    Add: Shuiyun Square, Donghuan Road, Turpan 
    Tel: +86-995-8666888
     
    Huozhou Hotel is a 4-star property located on Shuirun Square in the heart of Turpan. Each of its 145 rooms are comfortable and appointed with modern conveniences. Facilities include a swimming pool, sauna and restaurant serving Chinese and western cuisine. 
     
     
    Standard Hotel: 4-star Grand Soluxe Hotel Dunhuang 
    Add: No.1339 Yangguan Middle Road, Dunhuang
    Tel: +86-937-8862622
     
    Whether you're a tourist or traveling on business, Dunhuang Grand Soluxe Hotel is a great choice for accommodation when visiting Dunhuang. Only 14km away, this 4-star hotel can be easily accessed from the airport. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations. Dunhuang Grand Soluxe Hotel also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Dunhuang. The hotel provides 24-hour front desk, 24-hour room service, facilities for disabled guests, express check-in/check-out, luggage storage to ensure our guests the greatest comfort. Guests can choose from 256 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Dunhuang Grand Soluxe Hotel is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Dunhuang.
     
     
    Standard Hotel: 4-star Holiday Plaza Hotel Jiayuguan
    Add: No. 1799 South Wenhua Road, Jiayuguan
    Tel: +86-937-6768886
     
    The Holiday Plaza Hotel Jiayuguan (Jiayuguan Guangchang Jiari Jiudian) is a business hotel offering guests Chinese cuisine. Guests on business can take advantage of a large conference hall business center and meeting facilities. For a nice break guests can stop by the lobby bar coffee shop or tea house to relax or use the fitness facilities or ping pong room. Billards chess and poker are also on offer at the hotel.
     
     
    Standard Hotel: 4-star Grand New World Hotel 
    Add: No. 172 Lian Hu Lu, Lianhu District, Xian
    Tel: +86-29-87216868
     
    Located next to the city wall, the friendly staff at this location can make any stay in Xian effortless and memorable. With 480 rooms, Grand New World Hotel can accommodate a large amount of people, and they usually do because of their popularity and reputation for excellence. The staff realizes that it is difficult to travel in a city where most visitors don’t speak the language, and as a consequence, they make visiting the major tourist sites in the area effortless and efficient. Be sure to check out the Terra-Cotta Warriors, and the Temple of the Eight Immortals is certainly worth a look as well. Considered by many to be the best place to stay in Xian, the Grand New World Hotel will not disappoint, and it is definitely worth a look. Grand New World Hotel can be easily booked with our secure online booking form. Simply enter your dates and click to proceed.
     
     
    Standard Hotel:4-star Shanghai Ambassador Hotel 
    Add: No.818 Wanhngdu Road, Jingan District, Shanghai
    Tel: +86-21-63357509
     
    This luxury class hotel situated in the CaoJiaDu Commercial Zone, is located near West NanJing Road. Guests will enjoy easy access to the Shanghai Exhibition Center, the commercial zones of ZhongShan Park, and the JingAn Temple. The hotel is also surrounded by a myriad of restaurants, shopping areas, and local markets. The hotel boasts 308 rooms furnished with elegant amenities that promote comfort and offer a special Japanese floor. Additionally, guests can enjoy fine dining and drinks at the Clivia Coffee Shop, the Grand Palace Restaurant, and the Yawara Teppanyaki Restaurant. The Ambassador Hotel is one of the leading international luxury hotels in Shanghai, perfect for guests that want luxury and refinement.
     
     
    Budget Hotel: 3-star City Inn Happy Valley Hotel Beijing 
    Add: Vecchio Shopping Street, North Xiaowuji Road, East 4th Ring, Chaoyang District, Beijing
    Tel: +86-10-67376688
     
    City Inn Happy Valley Beijing is a chain of fine business hotel brand developed by the OCT IHMC, located in the center of Beijing City that gives traveler the great location for business and financial purposes. The hotel is also easily reachable the city’s major shopping area and famous attractions nearby such as Beijing National Stadium, the Summer Palace. The hotel boasts excellent accommodation among Beijing hotels, good service and well appointed facility. In the hotel there are 224 rooms that have contemporary interiors and diverse room types. It offers the ideal setting for conferences, meetings, special events, business trips, and the Internet access helps guests keeping in touch with their friends and family when traveling in Beijing. Free broad video and self-help laundry house are available for guests. Restaurants, Bars, Sauna, Foot Massage, Beauty Salon, Supermarket, Banks, and Hospital are all around the hotel. An attentive and professional staff is always pleased to provide you all the necessary information for your successful Beijing travel.
     
     
    Budget Hotel: 3-star Kashgar Seman Hotel
    Add: No. 137, Seman Road, Kashgar
    Tel: +86-998-2582129
     
    Kashgar Seman Hotel is built under the former site of Russia Consulate in 1890. It is approved by the National Tourist Bureau to be the 3-star foreign-involved tourist hotel.The hotel can hold more than 400 guests to accommodate together. All rooms are equipped with hot water, free city telephone service, air-conditioning service and DDD telephone. There are totally 7 restaurants in the hotel: Grape Garden Restaurant, Flavor Restaurant, Game Restaurant, Muslim Restaurant, Chinese Restaurant and Chinese Buffet.Except for that, the hotel also offers service of meeting, salon, medical care, laundry, department store, business center and taxi. 
     
     
    Budget Hotel: 3-star Urumqi City Hotel
    Add: No.27 Hongqi Road, Urumchi
    Tel: +86-991-2207666
     
    The City Hotel is located in the city center of Tianshan District. It is 18 kilometers from the Urumqi International Airport. Remodeled in 2009, the hotel features 226 rooms. The hotel property features a sauna center, night club, restaurant, currency exchange, concierge service, parking, limousine rentals, laundry, safe-deposit boxes, meeting room and business center. It also provides meeting rooms and luggage storage. The rooms offer slippers, a refrigerator and bottled water. Hot drinks can be brewed with complimentary coffee and tea supplies. On-site dining options include a restaurant, which is an ideal spot to have a meal. 
     
     
    Budget Hotel: 3-star Huozhou Hotel
    Add: Shuiyun Square, Donghuan Road, Turpan 838000, China
    Tel: +86-995-8666888
     
    Huozhou Hotel is a 4-star property located on Shuirun Square in the heart of Turpan. Each of its 145 rooms are comfortable and appointed with modern conveniences. Facilities include a swimming pool, sauna and restaurant serving Chinese and western cuisine. 
     
     
    Budget Hotel: 3-star Dunhuang Hotel
    Add: No. 14, Yangguan East Road, Dunhuang
    Tel: 86-937-8859128
     
    It was opened to business in 1978 and was assessed as a 4 star-rated hotel in Dunhuang in 2001. There are four buildings in total to suit various needs of different tourists or budgets, that is South Building, North Building, the VIP Guest houses and Building No. 8. You will surely enjoy your stay here.
     
     
    Budget Hotel: 3-star Great Wall Hotel Jiayuguan
    Add: No. 6 West Jianshe Road
    Tel: +86-937-6225288
     
    The Great Wall Hotel is located about 2 kilometers from the railway station and 12 kilometers from the airport. It is on the edge of town, with some good views of the nearby Qilian Mountains and in easy reach of the Great Wall Museum. This Jiayuguan hotel has a variety of service for those who need to be pampered. There are 150 guestrooms equipped with TVs, international direct dial telephones, air-conditioning and 24-hour hot water.  The business center provides typing, photocopying and fax services and there are also variously sized meeting rooms and banquet halls.
     
     
    Budget Hotel: 3-star Xian Tianyou International Hotel
    Add: 12 West 2nd Ring Road (Xi Erhuan Nanduan) Lianhu District Xi'an
    Tel: +86-29-87918888
     
    The Xi'an Tianyou International Hotel (Tianyou Guoji Jiudian) is located approximately 32 km (20 mi) from Xi'an Xianyang International Airport. Guests can dine on Chinese dishes at the on-site restaurant and unwind with a drink in the cafe. Business travelers are invited to make the most of the business center and meeting rooms.In their free time, guests can relax in the sauna or treat themselves to a massage. This hotel provides Wi-Fi access in rooms and public areas as well as free parking.
     
     
    Budget Hotel: 3-star Holiday Inn Express Putuo Hotel
    Add: No. 843 Guang fuxi Lu, Putuo District, Shanghai
    Tel: +86-21-61421818
     
    Well-managed and conveniently situated on Guang Fu Xi Road, in the heart of downtown, Holiday Inn Express Putuo Hotel is a great choice for travelers. It's an easy drive to the city center and a short distance of nine kilometers to Hongqiao International Airport. The railway station is also easily accessible along with many scenic destinations such as Jing'an Temple, Jade Buddy Temple, Zhong Shan Park and the Su Zhou River where guests can enjoy the stunning riverside and garden view. Shanghai's prime shopping center is also within close proximity. The seven-story hotel boasts 237 well-appointed guest rooms that come with a modern and simplistic style. All room are non-smoking, featuring satellite TV and individually controlled air conditioning. Catering to the discerning business travelers, the 48 square meters meeting room is ideal and fully-equipped with an array of meeting facilities such as an LCD projector and a DVD player.
     
     

     

  • Plan Your Traveling Date in Kashgar on Sunday
    Kashgar Grand Bazaar is steeped in history and riddled with diversity. You can  get an authentic feel for the way Uyghur life functions here. The Grand Bazaar is open every day but really kicks it up a gear on Sunday. Spices and teas are an obvious highlight, as are silk, doppa (traditional Uyghur hats) and carpets, all of which can be seen in abundance. Of the variety, here locals joke that only chicken milk cannot be found amid this mercantile chaos. Please note that the animal market only happens on Sunday, and the Grand Bazaar is at it's best on Sunday. Therefore, make sure that you will be in Kashgar on Sunday as Sunday is by far the best day to visit Kashgar Grand Bazaar.

    Get Your Visa before Entering China
    Nearly every visitor to China will need a tourist 'L' visa before arriving. We cannot obtain your visa, but we will provide you with an official Visa Invitation Letter for your visa application after deposit payment is completed. You need to download Application Forms from the official website of China embassy of your country. On the application, you will need to provide your travel dates, travel itinerary, and proof of onward travel. The application must be typed with no hand written corrections or it will not be accepted. Please bring the Visa Application Forms together with our Visa Invitation Letter to the Chinese embassy or consulate to apply for China visa. We recommend getting your visa at least two months before trip departure to avoid logistical problems. For individual travelers, single-entry visas are valid for entry within three months. For business people and other regular visitors there are multiple-entry visas good for six months at a time. Each visa is valid for a stay of 30 or 60 days, and can be extended while in China. Please note that if you plan to leave China to visit or do business in another nearby country and then go back to China before returning to your country of origin, you need to apply for Double Entry Visa. If you leave China to visit Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan and then go back to China, you need a Double Entry Visa.
     
    Arrival in Beijing
    This tour starts in Beijing. Beijing has two international airports, Beijing Capital Airport (PEK) and Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX). Beijing Capital Airport is 29 km (15 miles) to the city center while Beijing Daxing Airport is 46 km (29 miles) to the center of Beijing. Upon your arrival at Beijing airport, ICT tour guide will hold IslamiChina welcome sign with your name and wait at the airport arrival hall.
     
    Departure from Shanghai
    This tour ends in Shanghai. There are two international airports in Shanghai, Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) and Shanghai Pudong (PVG). Pudong mainly serves international flights, while Hongqiao mainly serves domestic and regional flights in East Asia. Hongqiao Airport is closer to the city center (13km / 8 miles) than Pudong (30 km / 19 miles). You will be transferred to your airline terminal building of Shanghai airport on the last day. For your information, Pudong Airport is connected to the magnetic levitation line (Maglev), currently the fastest commercial train in the world. From Longyang Road Metro Station to Pudong airport, the 30-kilometer trip will take only eight minutes. Max speed of Maglev Train can be 430km/h. Please contact us if you want to try Maglev train for your departure in Shanghai.
     
    Deposit Payment
    A deposit of $200 USD per person is required to secure your reservation. Once your deposit has been received, we will send your confirmation letter, materials for your visa application, packing list, and general information to prepare for your trip to China. We will send you Visa Invitation Letter once we receive deposit payment if you need Visa Invitation Letter.
     
    Full Payment
    Full payment should be made 30 days prior to departure. Once full payment has been made, hotels, tour guides, domestic flights/trains and land transportation will be confirmed.
     
    Cancellation
    Cancellations made 31 days or more prior to the scheduled departure date, will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations made within 22 - 30 days will incur a 10% fee. Cancellations made within 15 - 21 days will incur a 30% fee. Cancellations made within 8 - 14 days will incur a 50% fee. Cancellations made within 0 - 7 days will not receive a refund. After the tour has commenced, there is no refund for canceled services due to non-participation, early departure, late arrival, or missed days on tours. Due to time zone differences, the confirmed cancellation date is determined based Beijing time. Please allow 2-5 business days to process and confirm your cancellation request. Once the cancellation is confirmed, you will receive your refund within 14 working days.