I started to do some research in the internet and immediately came across Ali Tash’s website.
I contacted Ali and always he gave immediate response to all my mails. Fulfilled all our wishes, was very flexible, offered very good price. The trip was being organized full of highlights in no time at all thanks to Ali’s professionalism.
Ali organized a one month private tour with driver and guide in a van for us 2 people (End of July / August 2013).
We started our trip in Lanzhou went up to the Tibetan region Xiehe, than continued our journey to Jiayuguan, Dunhung, Turfan, Kucha, Korla, across Taklamakan desert, than following the southern silk road via Hotan all the way to Kashgar. From there we went up Karakorum Highway, passing some exceptionally interesting landscapes all along our journey.
Ali provided us with an excellent driver Adil and a very professional, knowledgeable guide Hasan!
The perfect organization and the wonderful, warm hearted professional uigur guide and driver contributed to an unforgettable trip which will always remain very special to us. They introduced us to their culture and customs. Drove us very safely thousands of kilometers, provided us with the best local food and information.
I am highly impressed with the most professional organization of Ali’s service.
We had full trust in Ali Tash and warmly recommend Ali and his professional team anytime!
Thank you dear Ali, Hasan and Adil!
We spent a great time with you & wished that we could stop the time and continue travelling with you.
See you soon & our best wishes.
I do want to stress just how very reliable they were. Everyone was on time and waiting for us.
Our trip is divided into 3 parts, with different parts serviced by different driver/guide.
In Dunhuang, Mr. Lu was our driver. Even though he doesn’t speak English, I was able to communicate with him in limited Mandarin. He was very patient and his driving was excellent. On the last night, we were supposed to catch our train. The station is a ridiculous 2 hours drive away. When we were near the train station, we were blocked by a train barrier. We waited for 10-15 minutes, and it still wouldn’t lift. Mr. Lu asked around and took us to the station via a detour, ensuring that we caught our train, which we were very grateful.
In Turpan/Urumqi, we had Tuma as the driver, and Ahmed as the guide. We were not particularly impressed by Ahmed’s service. A few times, when we got to an attraction, Ahmed would just quickly tell us the attraction, and then asked us to visit it ourselves. He didn’t seem to be enthusiastic in general. I wanted to vist the museum in Tulufan. I mentioned it and again when when we drove past it, but Ahmed just ignored me…. At one point, during our visit to Flaming Mountains, the driver went off on some personal business and we all had to hang around in the blazing sun until he chose to return. Not so impressive really. We mentioned this to Ali when we got to Kashgar and he was grateful for the feedback, and apologetic about it.
In Kashgar, we got the two Abduls as our driver and our guide. A very different and much more positive experience. Abdul the driver is a friendly, fun guy who speaks a lot more English than he lets on, and we like his attitude and his driving. Abdul the guide did a good job showing us around. The two Abduls would hear what I said, and said, oh, do you want to stop here to take photos etc We were thankful for both of them.
We met Ali the boss, in Kashgar and were able to thank him in person.
Visited August 2013
– Don Durfee
Having visited many different parts of China, I was used to being overcharged by local tour operators that offered mediocre services to foreigners. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that with Uighur Tour and Travel, I got timely, dependable service from start to finish. Ali and his staff are incredibly professional and knowledgeable. They are effective at combining their famous Uyghur-style hospitality with a keen awareness of western idiosyncrasies to create relaxing, hassle-free and truly memorable touring experiences. The vehicles and drivers he employs are clean and safe. All their business transactions are fair and refreshingly transparent. And they always seem to bend over backwards whenever they can to try and cater to your every need or whim. Whether you opt for one of their many packaged tours or decide to create your own travel itinerary, I highly recommend going through Ali and his company.
Cheryl & YapMS Singapore
We had a truly memorable time in Xinjiang with Uighur Tours. We both feel that we really got to know the area and it’s people and were able to experience so much more than we would have had we travelled to the region on our own.
Kasim and Abdul were truly excellent guides to the area in the first section of our tour. They were knowledgable and enthusiastic about the area they clearly felt passionate about. There was a great chemistry between them which meant that we were able to enjoy their company as well as learn so much from them, this really made the holiday special for us. Barney is a photographer and was interested in taking photos and Abdul went out of his way to look for the right shots for him and was very accommodating in stopping the car when he wanted to take a photo. Kasim was very helpful and understanding and we felt that the itinerary had flexibility in it for us to change things had we wanted to. Both Abdul and Kasim were extremely helpful when we had some trouble with the police and went out of their way to help us.
He booked a hotel for me, which worked out really well, and took me on a couple of day trips out of town, one to an animal market at Yapchan, the other to Yengisar and for a camel ride.
Knowing that photography was my main mission he went out of his way to ensure I had the time and opportunity for some great shots,
Helpful with language and locals, he was friendly, easy-going, flexible, a great source of information, making my visit an extremely satisfying and enriching experience.
I have no hesitation in recommending Ali and his group to any travelers interested in experiencing the best of Kashgar, and I look forward to joining up with him again on a future visit.
Whether it was coordinating vegetarian meals for some of the members of our traveling group, coordinating permits to travel the Karakoram Highway, or sharing a meal together, they were great! Peace, Paul
Wherever I found myself with them, I benefited from the welcoming reception they received. I’m so grateful that I lucked out in finding these cultural ambassadors!!
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip despite the tough condition on the Silk Road. Their responsiveness to our request for change of itinerary was simply amazing. We love happy people with lots of humour and we must say Ali and Hassan have no lack of that. This is one company I will strongly recommend to anyone who wants a super memorable Silk Road experience.
Thank you, Ali & Hassan. You are the best!
Cheers! Benny, Cheryl, CK , Irene and Yap Singapore
Kasim was so positive and knowledgeable and I really enjoyed his conducted tour of the hidden secretes of Kashgar;
Ajy was a fine driver and seemed to know what I wanted on the trip to Lake Karakul; Abdul was a very deliberate driver who could be relied upon in so many different situations – we got along wonderfully well throughout our week-long drive, and I enjoyed his sense of humour.
This is Marla Mossman and I am on the Peace Caravan Project’s Journey along the Silk Road in China. I met Ali Tash and Uighur Tours (http://www.uighurtour.com) last year when I was passing through Kashgar on the Southern Silk Road trip.
As my guides were from Turpan we needed local advice and Ali Tash was suggested as the person to consult. Because of Ali’s knowledge and understanding of Kashgar and the region I was determined to use Uyghur Tours when I returned to China in 2011. I have been impressed with the professionalism and concern for my comfort and needs. Ali assigned his brother Allahbardi as my guide and Abdul keyoum as driver.
This combination has resulted in a magical and unforgettable experience that goes beyond the usual tourist sites. Ali Tash and Uighur Tours offered me a unique and personal experience of Uighur tradition and culture that included private cooking classes in local cuisine, personal tours of historic homes as well as a vast understanding of local traditions from villages here in Kashgar and in Hotan and Yarkand. I highly recommend Ali Tash and Uighur tours for your travel and tour needs in Kashgar and Xinjiang Province. If you want to contact me.
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To all at Uighur Tour, Thank you once again for a very memorable 8 days in Xinjiang. Though a number of larger travel agencies in Singapore have tours to Xinjiang, they cater to a predominantly Chinese crowd, and, as such, do not necessarily provide an in depth look at the lives and customs of the predominantly Uighur region – especially on the Southern Silk Road. First off, thank you Ali for your quick response to my emails despite the last minute nature of my enquiries. But full credit go to the guide (Allabardi) and driver (Abdul) whose knowledge and skill made traversing the 3000km from Kashgar to Urumqi – across the Talkamakan desert no less – a breeze. Hotels and food were no problem. So long as you state your preferences, the guides will assist wherever possible. (Bearing in mind that food options can be limited in smaller towns/villages).
I wholeheartedly recommend Uighur Tour for their professionalism and local knowledge which is second to none.
Don’t hesitate to use Uighur Tour services if you are planning a trip to Xinjiang. You will enjoy yourself !