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Kashgar Guide recommendation

I was still in Beijing when I first contacted Kashgar Guide in the attempt to get accommodation and set up a tour along Karakoram highway in less than 24 hours before my arrival to Kashgar. Imam’s response was not only quick, it was thorough and enthusiastic.

Already in Kashgar, I was extremely glad to find that, unlike most local travel agencies and group tours around China, Kashgar Guide is reliable and well organized. The agency does not overcharge for the services and it customizes tour packages for small groups of people who are in sync regarding itinerary, traveling conditions and activities. The tours are organized according to the visitor’s wishes and the agency’s recommendations, without any last minute compulsory detour for shopping or touristy visits that were not in the itinerary. Transportation, accommodation and meals along the road are thought up to provide as much comfort as possible

The agency’s team is competent and nice company while on the road. Imam and Tudaji’s English is great, they’re both knowledgeable and happy to answer any curious queries without delivering boring lectures. They manage the schedule so that visitors get enough time to photograph and explore on their own too. Abdul is an experienced driver who always chooses the right moment to stop for a bite of watermelon by the road.

Until I left Kashgar, even after the Karakoram Highway tour was over, Imam and Tudaji were happy to provide information and tips, usual and off the beaten path, about the best spots and to-do’s around town. They’re also on top of things about traveling to other cities in Xinjiang.

Traveling in China can be quite a challenge, especially when you don’t know your way around and don’t speak the language, so to be able to count on these guys for help was truly great and one of the reasons when I enjoyed Kashgar so much. Thank you very much/Kop Rahmat Imam, Tudaji and Abdul!

My trip throughout Xinjiang continued after I left the city, but Kashgar was the cherry on top of the cake. A remote region that physically and culturally indulges the senses; I couldn’t quite find another place in the province that exuded the same exotic charm.

I don’t hesitate in recommending the oasis at the heart of the Silk Road and while you’re there, call up Kashgar Guide to make the most of your time.

Vera

Original Source is: http://www.globaltimes.cn/NEWS/tabid/99/ID/680600/The-oasis-at-the-heart-of-the-Silk-Road.aspx

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