Tailor-made Day Trips in Xian and Luoyang
Hi Rania, sorry for taking some time to revert.
"We took a 2-day package tour of Huashan, Terracotta Warriors, Longmen Grottoes and Shaolin Temple.
For the first day to Huashan and Terracotta, we were fetched at the hotel by Robin, our very knowledgeable and fluent English-speaking tour guide and Zhang, our ever shy and polite driver. We had a very exhilarating and awesome experiences at both places! It was really unforgettable! The second day, they sent us to the Metro station for the bullet-train ride to Louyang, about 120 km from Xian, for the Longmen Grottoes and Shaolin Temple tours.
Cindy, our gorgeous English speaking tour guide in Louyang and Mr. Kuo, our very sweet and friendly driver, met us at the train station and took us to the Longmen Grottoes. It was a sight to behold! The second day to Shaolin Temple was a dream come true for me as it was my childhood dream to visit the Shaolin disciples performing the martial arts. I was very emotional. The martial arts show was really impressive!
Both Robin and Cindy are proficient English speakers and very knowledgeable. They will cater to your needs. For our meals, they took us to muslim restaurants . We had a vegetarian meal at a buddhist monastery after the Shaolin Temple visit as muslim restaurants are hard to come by there. Moreover, we had to rush to the train station for the trip back to Xian.
I am giving a 5-star rating to islamChina tour and have recommended them to my friends here. I would recommend them to you too! "
Rania dear , hope this helps.
Ann Neti Malaysia From Nov 2 to Nov 4, 2019
Shanghai Xian Beijing Muslim Tour 8 Days
Hope you are well. Just wanted to send a Thank you to you for arranging our group tour. Everything went well throughout and the group enjoyed their time in China. The guides were also very good, friendly and knowledgable. The itinerary went well also and we were able to do everything as planned.
Much appreciated all your assistance throughout,
Abdurrahman Bobat UK From Oct 3 to Oct 10, 2019
Golden Triangle Muslim Tour 8 Days
Waalaikum salaam Johan
Yes, it has been awhile, and thank you for the well wishes. Trust you and family are well too. We got back from all our travels 2 weeks ago, and I have posted a review on TripAdvisor as well.
We travelled in a group of 4 and did an all inclusive 8 day tour of Beijing, Xian and Shanghai with IslamiChina from 19 too 26 August 2019, and can safely say it was the best decision we made.
From the first inquiry, right upto finalisation of the tour, responses by email from Hannah and Raina were immediate and information precise. All questions were responded to in a very professional and friendly manner.
Our Tour guides… Betty in Beijing, Robin in Xian, and Sasa in Shanghai were exceptional. They were truly awesome. They conducted the tours professionally and also cared for our safety and wellbeing throughout. Our fondest memories of them are that they were so caring. Special thanks to Betty and Robin.
The hotels were good all 4 and 5 star. The food and restaurants was exceptional.
All in all it was a memorable tour, and we highly recommend IslamiChina .
Ayesha Rehman South Africa From Aug 19 to Aug 26, 2019
Xian Muslim Tour 4 Days
Xi'an tour leave us a memorable journey. With our very informative guide, Mary. She was such a sweetheart and was very knowledgeable. Mary always had our best interests at heart. She gave us detailed history and background about the places we visited (Terracotta Army, City Wall, Bell Tower, Drum Tower, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Muslim quarter).
She even helped us bargain when we shopping in the Muslim quarter. Street shopping at the Muslim quarter was a real bargain. They have many stores and since our guide Mary helped us to bargain, we got really good deals.
The Terracotta Warriors is something not to be missed. It is unlike anything you have ever seen before. The best part is we had a chance to see it before our eyes.
Thanks ICT for a great travelling experience
Norhafizah Mohd Noor
Norhafizah Mohd Noor Malaysia From May 25 to May 28, 2019
Beijing Muslim Tour 6 Days
It was only yesterday that we came back home from the holiday. On behalf of myself, my husband and our daughter, I like to confirm that we have spent 6 wonderful days in Beijing, an unforgettable experience indeed that could not have been the same if we did not visit the city via Islamic China! We were amazed at how much the city and its suburbs were clean, how organised, how modern; I was astonished when I entered to the Museum WOW!!
What I respect is truly the people and their understanding that if every citizen does not take in hand his duties, things will be in a mess. I respect very much the government system that allowed these change sto happen but in an orderly way due to the very high population rate.
Communication with ICT sales person: Hannah, you were more than amazing in your kindness, professionality and adaption tour needs. Even after we arrived and stayed in our hotel, Hannah made sure to check on us and see whether our rooms are suitable and whether we need anything else.
From the minute we arrived to when we were lead into the check-in area on departure day, our guide ’Jason’ was great- a big thank you and well done Jason!
Jason was at all times extremely courteous and dependable, caring and paying attention to every little step we were taking. He was always ahead of the scheduled time, waiting with his large nice smile. He is an excellent and pleasant communicator and he was always running ahead of us to ensure that we enter quickly and smoothly to the visiting area, even making sure we take all the photos we wanted so we keep a great souvenir of our BEIJING visit; all of this with utmost respect and kindness. He made sure to remind us of prayer times (we explained that during travel, we can join noon and asr prayers together, so there was no worry at all for us to complete our religious duties once back to the hotel.
As for our driver, Mr. Hou Xiaobin, what can I say. He is such a respectful and professional person: always on time with a respectful smile, even always ahead of time, courteous, knew how to avoid all the traffic jam with an excellent standard of driving and always picking us up immediately after Jason calls him. Even with the language barrier (we don’t speak Mandarin and his English is limited) he was able to contribute greatly to the success of our visit. The vehicle was super excellent: comfortable and extremely clean.
In summary, we had the honour to leave BEIJING with remarkable new good friends. We wish Mr. Hou and Jason all the best in their careers and personal life.
The hotel to be frank was not great: we had to ask to change our room because there was a huge constant noise of the water pump in the bathroom. The front desk was dealing properly but not friendly at all and the breakfast was just good. The hotel needs quite some renovations, especially in the breakfast and lobby area. I have to say on the other hand that the room and bathroom was always cleaned very well, and with all necessary amenities.
Meals and restaurants: It was our request to eat in Halal restaurants. As I do not eat lamb and fatty food, we asked Jason to change to restaurants where we can eat Chinese but without pork. We had delicious dinner with an excellent service at the restaurants Jason chose for us. There were few days when we have opted to eat on our own, when we went for late hours shopping.
We will not hesitate to pass on your contacts to every relative and friend we know wishing to visit China ( we have already sent you our cousin and his wife).
With our very best wishes of continuous success and prosperity to Islamic China and its team members.
Sima Safadi Canada From April 13 to April 18, 2019
Best Of China Tour 10 Days
Let me first thank you and your company from the bottom of my heart for a well organised tour.
Bothe the guide and driver deserve our heartfelt gratitude in every city.
I must admit I had apprehension about coming to China mainly due to language issues.
The other concern was the attitude Chinese people are portrayed in various media.
On the contrary, the people we met, although not able to speak English, were courteous and helpful.
I most certainly will recommend China and definitely your company should they tour.
Once again, thank you for the articulate manner in which you addressed our mail and concerns.
We can only wish you all the success for the future.
Omar Moola South Africa From Oct 11 to Oct 23, 2018
Tailor Made China Muslim Tour 9 Days
Following is the feedback as you have requested. Hope you find it helpful.
Hanna has been extremely polite, patient and really helpful right from the beginning. She has managed to explain each and everything very well in details. Most importantly, she is highly responsive and has great memory. We did not have to ask her the same thing twice!
Ms.Sasa (Shanghai) - Active and very accommodating, with good knowledge.
Ms.Cindy (Guilin) - Extremely caring and sweet. Even though our family spent very little time, she managed to please us all.
Ms.Alice (Xi'An) - Highly knowledgeable and knows interesting historical facts. Has the potential to do much better if she avoids being sluggish.
Ms.Jennifer (Beijing) - Easily, the best tour guide we had in China. Highly accommodating, very energetic, super helpful and always went beyond our expectations. Would highly recommend all family and friends visiting Beijing to pick Jennifer as their tour guide!
Mr.George (Guanghzhou & Shenzhen) - Extremely friendly and highly active.
Holiday Inn Express, Putuo Shanghai - Calm and relaxed neighbourhood. Compact and neat rooms.
Jinyi Holiday Hotel, Guilin - Neat and tidy hotel. However, the lobby during night is a bit empty.
Success Hotel, Xian - Neat and compact hotel room. Good location to walk around.
Beijing Taishun Hotel, Beijing - Average cleanliness. But the relaxed location, great halal restaurant nearby and Halal breakfast make up for it.
Guangzhou Longzhou Hotel, Guangzhou - Neat and compact hotel room.
Shenzhen Musilm Hotel, Shenzhen - In good proximity to the HK border. Easy to get Halal food.
We cannot comment much about the drivers because we never really communicated with them, as they don't speak English. However, all of them helped us with loading and unloading the luggage, which was an absolutely relief. The driver at Guilin always had a pleasant smile.
Restaurant bills and refunds have to be monitored more closely. The guideline average meal value does not usually match with restaurant bill or refund. Changes in itinerary by tour guides (outsourced by IslamiChina) due to any reason must always be fully discussed with the client and communicated with IslamiChina also by the guide. Halal Breakfast must be arranged, as there's hardly anything we can eat off the buffet. Since it's the first meal of a busy day, would be great to start off with a nice Halal meal.
We are glad that we chose IslamiChina to travel in China. All the tours were perfectly planned and well executed. Otherwise, we could only imagine ourselves being hungry throughout without finding proper Halal food or being able to communicate with the locals. Will definitely recommend all family and friends to pick IslamiChina.
Special Mention - Ms.Jennifer, Ms.Hanna & Ms.Cindy (Our favourites)
Mohamed Yousuf Indian Apr 28 to May 6, 2018
Tailor Made Xian Muslim Tour 5 Days
Just to let you know that we are back safely in Singapore.
Thought I just write in to complement you for the well-organized trip. Our group were very impressed with all the arrangement from hotel to the site seeing. All were very well organized and we truly enjoyed the stay in Xian.
Special mention must go to our guide Mr. Rock. He is truly friendly and spent time to explain Xian and China history and culture to us. His attention to details and our dietary and prayer needs are well appreciated. Considering that all of us in the group are above 60 years old, he was very very patience with us. We would appreciate if you can passed on our message to him that he was being truly awesome.
Best Regards and wassalam from all of us in Singapore.
Suhaimi Singapore Mar 15 to Mar 19, 2018
AirAsia Shenzhen Guangzhou Tour 5-Days
Here is my feedback
communication with ICT sales person;
It was very easy to communicate with Hanna. All response are replied so fast and acceptable. The services were so good and helping us to do preparation before our trip start
your tour guide;
Ms Jenna is our tour guide. As she spoke english so fluently we can easily communicate and understand what she talk about. She guide us from start until the end of the trip. And she also always explain about the place that we gonna go and check our condition.
the hotel you stay;
For the hotel hospitality it was superb! Spacious and very comfortable to relax and nearby halal stall. We would like more if the breakfast of the hotel have halal foods that we can eat.
The driver was OK. As he doesnt know english so we rarely speak with him. But all the driving and time punctuality was excellent.
The meals is superb, the restaurant was so good and nice! The portion is big but we always finish all the dishes as the dishes was so delicious .
Breakfast halal at hotel
Thank you so much! We enjoyed our trip so much 🙂
Nor Suhaila Malaysia Feb 15 to Feb 19, 2018
Tailor Made Xian Muslim Tour 5 Days
We reached home safely after our wonderful holiday in Xian, China... Thank you so much in large part to you and your company's super organization of our tour.
My personal opinion is:
The guide, Ms.Lulu was very very nice and helpful from the beginning of our first day till the end of our last day to the airport helped us boarding. Ms. Lulu was very knowledgeable, helpful and caring. Her local knowledge and flexibility in accommodating our various requests were well appreciated.
2. Hotels and Cruise
The hotel and cruise accommodation was four stars. The hotel was located centrally. Breakfast which was included in the package was excellent.
3. Transportation and Driver
Our interactions with the driver was very nice although my mandarin was very little I can speak because I live in Hong Kong which I can speak Cantonese 100 percent but in China except Guangzhou is Cantonese, other parts of China is spoken mandarin but I love it in anyway. However, the driver were courteous, friendly, helpful, presentable and knowledgeable about the roads and routes.
The vehicles were clean, spacious and comfortable. We managed to fit all our luggages in the car.
As for the choice of food was very great when we entered in Muslim street/bazaar which was located next to our Grand Dynasty hotel to the requirement of being halal. After that we told the guides to let us make the selection from the menu with the understanding that if we were to cross the meal allowance, we would pay the difference.
The other option we exercised on some occasions was to accept the cash meal allowance and arrange our own meals.
We were satisfied with the above two options as it gave us flexibility.
Overall, we were highly satisfied with your services. We would certainly use your company again as well as recommend it to others.
Thank you and best regards
Imran Pakistan Jan 23 to Jan 27, 2018