Golden Triangle Muslim China Tour – Airfare Included!

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8 Days in China - Includes Airfare
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Description

The Muslim China Tour features all the main historical sites likely to be on your bucket list from 3 of the most visited cities in China. Nomad Travel tours set itself apart from so many other China tours in that we accompany all our group and private tours personally. You have peace of mind that everything is taken care of so that you can enjoy the history, sites and food this ancient civilisation has to offer.

NOTE: The order of this tour may change based on ticketing and circumstances on the ground at the time. That is, it may start in either Beijing or Shanghai. Whichever order is undertaken at the time, all items in the program will be included.

Some highlights of the Muslim China Tour, aside from the obvious Halal meals and visiting ancient 1000+ year old Masjids.

Itinerary

Depart Friday 30th August

Melbourne Departure is at 11:00am and includes an extra overnight stay in Shanghai on Friday night.

Sydney Departure is at 8:30pm and arrives Saturday morning, the first full day of the tour. Please note, if flying in from Sydney, the tour starts on the morning that you arrive, so do your best to get as much sleep on the flight as possible.

Day 1: Saturday 31st Aug: Shanghai City Tour (B, D)

Today is a full day tour of Shanghai. Highlights of the tour include:

  • French Concession
  • Shanghai Tower
  • Yu Gardens
  • Nanjing Walking Street
  • The Bund
  • Huangpu River

In the evening we will gather for a group welcome dinner for all.


Day 2 – Sunday 1st Sept – Tongli Water Village (B)

Today we visit Togli Water Village, known as the Venice of China. Tongli is famous all over the world as a water town to the south of the Yangtze River. Its rivers, streets, bridges, civil residences, and gardens are integrated perfectly as one, earning it the name of “the Oriental Venice” due to its unique water town scenery


Day 3 – Monday 2nd Sept – Transfer to Beijing
Great Wall / Niujie Mosque / Olympic Stadiums / Qienmen Walking Street

Taking an early morning flight to Beijing, we transfer from the airport directly north to the Great Wall of China. A must see on everyone’s bucket list.

Today’s activity includes:

  • The Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China – The most preserved part of the Great Wall of China
  • Niujie Mosque area – Beijing’s oldest Mosque and Muslim neighborhood
  • Olympic Stadiums / Birds Nest – The iconic and famous Beijing Olympic stadiums
  • Qienmen Walking Street – Souvenir and bargain hunter delight, as well as some delicious Chinese Halal BBQ!

Day 4 – Tuesday 3rd Sept- Forbidden City / Tiananmen Square / Hutong Tour / Temple of Heaven / Wangfujing  Street (B)

Today’s activities include:

  • Tiananmen Square – One of the largest city squares in the world
  • Forbidden City – Imperial Chinese Palace
  • Hutong Tour – Tour by rickshaw through Beijings old style suburbs, followed by walk through the 800 year old Yandai Xiejie (Tobacco Pipe Lean Street), where you can also enjoy a nice Halal meal
  • Temple of Heaven – Vast complex build for visiting only by the royal families praying for prosperity
  • Wangfujing Walking Street – Famous world wide brand stores as well as a unique array of local street food (Plenty of Halal options to choose from)

Those wanting to finish early can transfer to the hotel with the bus, otherwise if you prefer to shop and explore longer, you can get a taxi, ride share or experience Beijing’s efficient, clean and easy to use subway system back to the hotel.


Day 5 – Wednesday 4th Sept – Lama Temple / Summer Palace / Qienmen Street / Train to Xi’an (B, D)

  • Summer Palace – vast ensemble of lakes, gardens and palaces in Beijing. It was an imperial garden in the Qing Dynasty.
  • Qienmen Street  – Any final Beijing shopping and some Western Chinese Muslim kebabs or burger for lunch
  • Transfer to the station for our High Speed Train journey to Xi’an.

In Xi’an, we will be picked up and transfer to the hotel for check in and a quick orientation walk around the area with time to grab some dinner.

Note: High Speed Train seat can be upgraded to 1st Class seat for just $50 USD per person – Advise if you wish to upgrade to a 1st Class seat.


Day 6 – Thursday 5th Sept- Terracotta Warriors / Big Goose Pagoda / Xi’an Great Mosque (B, L)

Xi’an, the capital of Shaanxi Province and the largest city in northwest China. Once the imperial centre of China for 2000 years, Xi’an is now a vibrant, modern city dotted with many interesting historical sites and is a great place to explore.

  • Terracotta Warriors – Learn all about this incredible archaeological find, which was discovered after being buried for 2000 years. These clay statues depicting soldiers, horses and chariots were commissioned by the emperor Qin Shi Huangdi as part of his mausoleum after he ascended to the throne in 264 BC. See over 1000 warriors, each individually sculpted from clay and with a different costume, height and facial expression.
  • Enjoy Halal meal at local Halal restaurant.
  • Big Goose Pagoda – Stroll through the gardens to relax and view one of the largest Buddhist Pagoda’s in Shanshi.
  • Xi’an Great Mosque – explore the grounds of the Xi’an Great Mosque is located within the Muslim quarter of the old city. A labyrinth of streets full of Muslims shops selling foods and souvenirs.

Here you will be free to roam and sample some of the delicious foods from one of China’s largest ethic minority Muslim groups, followed by a short stroll back to the hotel when you are done.


Day 7 – Friday 6th Sept – Xian Grand Mosque (Juma Salaat), Xian Muslim Quarter / Bell Tower (B)

Today is a relaxing day with the opportunity to pray Juma in one of the oldest Mosques in China.

  • Juma Salaat at Xi’an Great Mosque
  • Drum Tower – visit the drum tower with the opportunity to view a traditional Drum Show
  • Hui Min Ji – “Muslim Street” ( more like a hundred streets) – Explore the labyrinth of streets in the Muslim area, taking the opportunity to relax and slowly sample some of the many Halal street foods on offer.

Day 8 – Saturday  7th Sept- Check Out / Xi’an City Wall / Farewell Meal Departure (B,L)

After check out, our final activities on this amazing tour include:

  • Xi’an City Wall – Most intact city wall in all of China. It was built based on the imperial city wall of Tang Dynasty more than 600 years ago and is the best preserved ancient city wall in existence in China.
  • Optional bicycle ride for rent is available for an enjoyable ride around the wall.
  • Gather for a group farewell lunch

Transfer to airport for night time departure.


To register and secure your place, please pay deposit of $250 per person either via bank deposit or at Muslim China Tour Deposit.
Deposit option also available at check out via the “Book Now” form on the right.
This price is only available while Airline Seats available and is subject to increase should flight cost and taxes increase.

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Inclusions

Inclusions

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION
Arrive Shanghai Airport – Depart Xi’an Airport

INCLUDED

International Airfare from Melbourne or Sydney
Airport Transfers
Domestic Transport as listed – Flight / High Speed Train (2nd Class, can be upgraded to 1st Class)
Accommodation with Breakfast
Halal Meals as listed
Muslim Tour Leaders
English speaking guides
Air conditioned transport
Site Entry Fees

EXCLUDED

Travel Insurance – Required
Tips for Guides & Drivers*
Personal Expenses, eg Shopping, Travel Insurance, Laundry etc
Meals not listed in the itinerary
Visa fees*

* Tipping while on holiday is common in most parts of the world and China is no exception. In order to avoid any inconvenience Nomad Travel operates a tipping policy where a stated amount is given to your local escort at the beginning of your tour and tips are distributed to local guides and drivers throughout your tour. We indicate tipping amounts in your final documents for guidance, and is generally $5 per day.

*We can complete the Visa application and apply on your behalf. Total cost of application and Visa is $150.
Please note, we have no impact on the issue of Visa, this is at the sole discretion of the Chinese Visa Authority.

Passport holders from other countries should contact the local China Visa application Centre.

For more details of this tour please please contact us via email or any of the contact options here.


Prices are described as Guide prices on this website and may be higher or lower due to availability and date of departure.

Prices are for departure dates listed, ex-AU and are per adult based on two adults travelling and sharing a standard room and with return economy flights where stated. Single room and flight prices are available at a supplement.

Please note some tours are subject to minimum numbers, please email or call for full details and updates.

Tour Info

Tour Info

  • Price is per person for based on twin share accommodation.
  • Please read the Important Information about our tours and locations.
  • Bookings are also subject to our Tour Terms & Conditions.
  • This tour is not recommended for clients with limited mobility. Many of the sites visited require a lot of walking and climbing of stairs on ancient buildings, that have no ramp or escalator facilities.
  • China does not cater well for travelers with food allergies, please be aware that we are unable to ensure allergy requirements are met.

Halal Meals

Halal Meals

The meals outside the hotels are Muslim Halal Chinese rather than international western meals. As is tradition in China, the lunch and dinner meals that are included, consist of small dishes of local cuisine which are placed on a ‘Lazy Susan’ for everyone to share. Vegetarians can be catered for but the food is quite different from that which you are likely to be used to, and presentation and taste may vary from western standards. If you are only interested in eating Western style meals or fast food, this may not be the tour for you!

  • Breakfast is included everyday for hotel stays
  • 3 group lunches and 3 group dinners are included at Halal restaurants
  • We will stop for other meals at Halal restaurant locations
  • Please be aware that breakfast in hotels are International buffet style and may include non halal items.
  • China does not cater well for travelers with food allergies, guests with food allergies are required to ensure their own precautions are met when eating in China. None of the establishments visited have allergy certification.

Reviews (5)

5 reviews for Golden Triangle Muslim China Tour – Airfare Included!

  1. Abeida E.

    Have just been there in March of this year with Yusuf from Nomad Travel. What a beautiful place & experience the lovely people,food & history. Was a wonderful tour, and we were well looked after.

  2. Zeeshan P

    We weren’t even part of his tour when we heard Br Yusuf at the mosque in Beijing, giving a talk in English about some of the history of Muslims in China. We were lost for food eat, so we approached him to ask about where to eat Halal food. Not only did he show us some trusted halal food places to eat, during his own group free time, he and his friend took us out for lunch!
    He then showed us some places to visit and made sure we were able to find out way back to our hotel.
    Although we didn’t know about his tour before, his help and hospitality on the day we were with him was fantastic, and we would definitely be looking to travel with him on his other tours. Thanks again!

  3. Sr Sommieh

    Br. Yusuf was a great guide, with just the right mix of enthusiasm, passion and sincere concern for each and every traveler in his group. He made my trip to China a most memorable one. The small size of our group made it possible to develop real friendships as we explored a fascinating country together.

  4. DS Cswt via Facebook

    Our needs and travel wishes were met with sincerity and we were able to build bonds of friendship. We were treated as family rather than just another tour group. My only recommendation would be to extend the China trip to more days as there is so much to absorb in that massive country and distances are great, as is travel just to arrive in Beijing to start the trip.

  5. Mrs D

    This was a dream come true. As a fussy eater and foodie that I am, it was comforting to know that Yusuf took care to ensure all food stops were at Muslim halal restaurants, where we had delicious food every time.
    With that taken care of, I was free to enjoy the experience of visiting this truly spectacular and ancient civilisation. I have to return one day and visit more of the museums as there just wasn’t enough time to absorb all that there is to see here in just one trip.

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