"Traveling is one of life’s great joys. To see around this world through my own eyes has always been my most romantic dream. When I was growing up, I have been to Beijing, Shanghai, Xiamen, Chengdu, Tibet, Xian, etc. Through traveling, I have learnt to live in the moment, appreciate what I have and enjoy the unexpected.
My dear friends, this is Lyn from Chengdu Bamboo International Tours. I'll be dedicated to help you work out a perfect travel plan, and provide a quality premium experience during your journey as well as create a lifetime of memories for you in China. I'm here, I'm waiting for you."
Why not take the advantages of Lyn's travel experience to design a itinerary just for you, that suits your budget and interests. Her passion to service you never fades away! Ask her a question about your travel or call her at +86-18108232653.
Good evening, Lyn,
I wanted to write to you before but I could not. Tell him that we have been very happy with all the service in general and in particular the driver's attention, always attentive and with the cold water prepared for us. The little lord Eva attended us very well, she did not leave us alone for a moment, worrying about us and of course explaining everything to us and answering our questions. Very nice and complacent. Rest assured that I will stay with your contact in case we return to visit other sites or our friends. All perfect.
Thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Hotel location was great. The experience on the mountain was wonderful. Nikki our guide made our visit easy. She is an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable, helpful and attentive. She went above and beyond helping us with transportation issues to Pudong airport.
Thanks for a great trip
Mark and Dana
Yes, the gift was very much appreciated. Enjoying myself in Chengdu, although as you warned me, yesterday was very, very (make that 10 times very) busy in Leshan. Traffic was fine going there, we got there before 9:00AM, but coming home a different story. Left at 5:30PM arrived at 9:30PM. I felt sorry for the driver as he missed dinner with his family.
Once again thank you for all of your help with my two bookings. Arrangements could not have been handled any better and I got to see everything that I had planned to see. Also, Ms Lee in Zhangjiajie was a great tour guide. She could see that I liked to walk and she made sure that that is what we did plenty of.
I would like to thank you for planning the trip and acompening us on it.
For the gifts we got (including the fruits ) thank you for everything. You are most welcome to visit us here in Israel.
With great gratatude
We have returned home on Wed early morning after the Yangtze River Cruise on Century Paragon. We have enjoyed the upstream cruise tremendously and thanks for making it possible for both of us. Our request for the choice of executive suite was acceded and we have had a comfortable stay on board the cruise ship (Day 1 Pic). The cruise ship managers, Jeffery and Nancy were helpful and friendly. They provided us with good advice and suggestions and there was never a dull moment on the cruise ship. We were treated with Captain's Bridge Tour (Wheel House) on Day 4 and it was an eye-opening experience. We got to see what's the captain does behind the wheel.
The shore excursion to the Three Gorges Dam and the Ship Lift, boat excursion to the Goddess Stream and land excursion to Shibaozhai Pagoda were enjoyable. We would like to share five pictures with you and you may place our feedback/comments and the 5 pictures at your website. We will recommend your cruise service to friends and family if they are keen on a cruise holiday.
Land tour to Shibaozhai Pagoda
Our comfortable executive suite for the upstream cruise onboard Century Paragon
I hope this note finds you well. I'm so glad you e mailed me! I did stop sending you WeChat messages after each city - I was afraid I was being annoying. Oliver, Nicole and Maria were all great. I don't know how you find such great people to be ambassadors for their cities, but very much enjoyed our time with all of them! They all took very good care of us. I would certainly recommend China Discovery to any of my friends planning travel to China.
Is there a website where we can write a review of China Discovery? We have a website called 'Trip Advisor' that many people use to find travel recommendations. Is there one - or a couple sites - that you find direct clients to you? We would be happy to write a review there - to let other travelers know about our great experience with China Discovery.
Here's a picture of the four of us in Shanghai taken by Maria. I think we all look pretty happy!
China is a great country and we had a lovely time there - thanks to all our tour guides and your careful planning. That combination made for a very enjoyable and relaxing time. Thanks again Lyn and let me know if you have any websites to write reviews. If no, I'll just put something on 'Trip Advisor' and send you a copy.
We are in beautiful Yuyuan Garden of Shanghai
The guides for Zhangjaijie and Shanghai were great.
We had a wonderful time and will certainly recommend you and your service to all our friends.
Thanks for all your help.
Ok thanks for the prompt response Lyn. Out of the 4 guides we had, he was the only one that did not seem to represent the top-notch professionalism and grace we have experienced with you and the other three tour guides.
Thank you for arranging for Yenny to see us off later today.
Also, thank you for being an excellent travel advisor. We are truly happy with the courteousness and promptness of the customer service. We will be highly recommending you and the company to our families and friends for future private China tours. Isaac, Alex and Timo are all wonderful and we would definitely request for their services again in the future.
Thanks Ms. Lyn Wang
Now my trip was finished and I stay in Chengdu one night to breathe.
2nd day morning in Tibet, that means 1st sightseeing day, special event was held once a year at temple, our guide changed schedule for this, but so many visitors gathered. So we must have given up joining in this special event.
I am ok to give up, because of wasting time.
Guide has well enough knowledge. Very helpful.
I often visit china,4ー5times a year. Normally easy access places. If I visit deep area, I must ask you again.
Thank you very much for the lovely tour. We arrived home safety early morning today and I just wanted to thank all your staff and the management for their cooperation to welcome me and my family. The two tour guides especially were exceptional (Kai, Jerry) and gave us their best efforts. We loved China and hopefully we will come back in future.
Reihaneh and family
Dear Ms. Lyn,
Thank you so much for organizing my very successful tour to Xian and Guilin. I’m very grateful. The drivers and the guides (Mary and Bruce in Xian, Eric in Guilin) were superb: knowledgeable, generous, caring, and very nice indeed. Please covey to them my gratitude.
I’m about to fly back to Tel Aviv tonight. I might come back to teach in Beijing next year and get in touch then again. I’ll recommend your services to all those I’ll know who plan to visit China.
We have enjoyed very much this trip to Chengdu and Tibet.
I send you some pictures of this trip. Thank you very much for the organization of this trip. Undoubtedly we will choose this agency if we return to China.
At airport now waiting for flight to HK. Doris Li was a good guide, very helpful n friendly - her English was fairly good but not excellent. I would rate Jackie Hu as 5 stars n Doris as 4 stars. Lucy Cheng is good n careful - she drives her own new car with wifi ( she’s a “ Lau pan Liang”) and sometimes she is not sure where to park her car. Mr Yue who drove us in Huangshan is an experienced professional driver - excellent, careful and safe drivers knows all the places very well. We’re very happy with your travel agency n the 2 guides n 2 drivers you got for us. Thank you very much. I will recommend China Discovery to my friends. Judy Koh
Everything went very well. My family and I enjoyed our trip very much.
We had a wonderful time on the trip arranged by your company and enjoyed it very much. Everything functioned well and all the guides you had provided were top-class!
The only thing which did not work was the procedure after arriving in Yichang on the bullet train as there was nobody waiting for us to show us to the bus. Eventually a lady arrived and referred us to a bus which had two free seats left. After arriving at the terminal for the river cruise the same thing happened as nobody advised us on what to do. Luckily a fellow traveler informed us to wait in front of a desk and eventually someone came and told us to go through to the check-in procedure.
Once we were on the ship, everything was fine again!
We will certainly recommend you and your company to our friends and will call on you next time China is on our agenda again!
Thank you very much and kind regards,
Hi Lyn and the team,
We are at Shanghai airport waiting for our flight home .
We would like to thank you for all packaged tour you organized us to China
It's was a magnificent tour
We enjoy a lot and all service we received was excellent
Thank you again
Ilan & Gila
Seriously, we are very happy with your agency and definitely we will recommend you. We are happy with both guides and drivers.
Thanks very much Lyn,
Everything was excellent and we enjoy very much the cruise. Certainly we will recommend
You and your office.
Thanks very much Lyn,
Everything was excellent and we enjoy very much the cruise. Certainly we will recommend
You and your office.
Just a quick note to thank you for such a fantastic trip!
There were a couple of little things but all in all, it was really good!
I was wondering if I can ask a favour from you - The accommodation for the Sofitel Chengdu, Pullman Zhangjiajie and Xi'an Sofitel, can you please send us a copy of the accommodation, so David can claim the Accor points for staying there. This would be very much appreciated.
Good Afternoon Lyn,
Thank you very much for your email. We did complete the tour and had a wonderful time. Everything went smoothly and most of the tour guides were wonderful and excellent. The hotels for the most part were pretty good, though I think some of the breakfasts at the hotels could use some improvement. The lunches that the company suggested were also pretty good, though for we would have like more local restaurants rather than food at a hotel/spa.
I believe we completed all the surveys that each tour guide provided us. We really though that China Discovery was wonderful and we will definitely use it again. It’s funny that you write because we were thinking about out next vacation for next year. We are looking at two possibilities. We are looking at doing Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand) or I was going to ask you again if you might be able to help me look at an itinerary and cost for the following trips that I found on the website…
I left you my review by the way... Again thank you for a wonderful trip. You were outstanding and I will highly recommend you! You made the difference...
Dear Ms. Lyn Wang,
We really enjoyed China tour, but this tour was the 3rd part of great journey (we were in Nepal, Vietnam, China, Malaysia and Singapore) and I took about 25 000 pictures. Nowadays I select and check pictures. If I will finish with this work (1- 2 month) please check below website:
Thanks for your work and I'm sure we will go to China again. In that case I will ask you again to arrange our trip.
Thank you Lyn,
We enjoyed our tour very much! I will do my best to send you some photos soon.
Since we live in Nanjing, we will travel in China frequently. In fact, we plan to visit Beijing and Xi'an in July and probably a few other places in August. Would you be able to help with those trips, or do you only plan trips in Sichuan?
We had a wonderful time in Tibet. Our guide was very good, and we had gorgeous views of Mt. Everest the day we were there. I attached a picture of us.
We are thinking about visiting Zhangjiajie and are interested in the 4 day Discovery Tour Route A, probably beginning April 4 if that is possible.
We reached Mount Everest
Elvaluation is there:
Q1. Correspondence was prompt and questions quickly and satisfactorily answered.
Q2. Tour arrangements were smooth and well taken care off, in spite of flight delay.
It was a very good experience for us to be able to stay in a “ Tulou” - a good plan ; and also eat breakfast and a lunch in one. ( unfortunately missed the dinner!)
Sophie, our guide was efficient, friendly and knowledgeable.
Q3. Yes, happy to use this agency again and recommend to others as well.
Q4. General opinion: Very professional. Efficient way of handling the remittance of payments to you.
Q5. Suggestions: A more detailed map of the area we are visiting will be helpful.
Q6. You can use my comments for your marketing.
Q7. Yes- potential clients can contact me by email, ( valid for next 6 months) and only after you have given me advanced notice on who is enquiring ( to reduce risk of spam mail)
Lyn, a personal thank you for your assistance for this trip!
It was very enjoyable and fulfilled our aim.
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Featured Architecture of Tulou
The local woman was airing vegetables
It is our last night in Lhasa and we are already missing our fellowship. We have had such a great voyage in Tibet and will recommend it to everyone. We are especially pleased with our tour guide Julia who had very good knowledge about all things and could easily answer all our questions. She speaks very good English and explains Tibetan culture with passion. We found Julia to be extremely kind and considering and she went out of her way to make sure everybody was comfortable. Also she is always in a good mood and very patient. She had excellent recommendations for us to shop for local things and where to enjoy Tibetan cuisine. We also could not be happier with our driver 雪域之子 who was perfectly professional, made everybody feel safe on the road and sure that he would get us to our destination every time. Also we enjoyed his warm presence and effort to make us feel good, always ready, always on time, carrying our things and always with a smile.
We have had the time of our lives and we really want to thank you for making it happen for us. Hopefully we will be back soon.
Tour was amazing! We really enjoy it and definetely we would reccomend you.
Oye guide was awsome, he is really prepared to explain all history about the Tibet and buddism. He was so helpful till the last minute!! Also driver was really kind.
Maybe my only suggestion, is that you should include some local actual life attraction or sightseeing, that is not related to religion, so you can get to know how is Lhasa now a days, apart from religion.
Thanx for everything!!
We visited Drepung Monastery - one of six greatest Gelupa Monasteries
We had a wonderful time. We will certainly consider travelling with you again in future.
I wanted to express my deep appreciation for all your efforts to make my trip in China and Tibet a true adventure of a lifetime. You were not only a true professional in organizing my tour but also kind and patient with a client who wanted to get off the beaten track a little. All the tour guides were excellent. They knew their subjects well, spoke excellent English, and went out of their way after each tour to ensure I made my connections to the next hotel or flight/train (very important for an older guy like me who could easily have gotten on the wrong train and ended up in Outer Mongolia!). I also really appreciated how everyone was very personable and friendly. At the end of each tour I felt that besides seeing the tour sights I also knew each guide a little as a person. Your friendliness and constant attention during the tour made me feel after a few days like a family member was watching over me rather than just a conscientious employee. I think this human connection that you and the others provided during my tour was as important in helping me understand and appreciate China and the Chinese people as the tour sights themselves. Thanks again for a truly great experience!
Thanks so much for your message. Both my wife and myself enjoy your offered tour package to Nanjing and Hangzhou. Your prompt response and friendly advise that helped us a lot during our trip . As far as the tour guides both at Nanjing and Hangzhou were very profession and helpful. We have visited many recommended sits and be very helpful to our understanding of the visited cities, Thanks again.
Good evening from Italy! ??
Sadly our China trip is now over and we will surely miss the days cruising on the Yangtze river. We are already recommending to our friends a cruise on the Yangtze, if they ever decide to travel to China and stay assured that we are also recommending them to book it on yangtze-river-cruises.com.
Thank you again for your support and organisation. Everything went just perfectly smooth: from the pick up at the airport, the cruise and all the transfers.
Davide and Stefano
Hello Lyn !
I returned to Canada just yesterday after a wonderful 3 week journey through China and Mongolia.
I must say that the highlight of the whole trip was the 4-day-3-night cruise down the Yangtze ! The 'Century Sun' is a very modern cruise ship that provides an excellent level of service and comfort for a relatively modest cost. There was a good mix of western travelers, tour groups and Chinese passengers on board the ship so it was also a very good 'multi-cultural' travel experience as well. All the officers and crew on the ship worked very hard to make sure that every passenger enjoyed their 4 days on the Yangtse: the cabins were extremely comfortable and well appointed, the ship was kept spotlessly clean, the buffet meals were really exceptional and the shore excursions and side-trips only added to the overall excellence of the cruise. It was an outstanding travel experience and I would have no hesitation in recommending you, Tibet Discovery or Yangtse-River-Cruises to anyone.
It was unfortunate that my original plan to travel to Tibet had to be cancelled but the cruise down the Yangtse more than made up for that initial disappointment.
I would like to record my appreciation for the very efficient and professional manner in which (you) have handled all aspects of my booking and ticketing. You are a fine ambassador for your company and deserve every credit for providing a first-class level of service and complete customer satisfaction. I am very grateful.
With all good wishes
The tour went very well but I am still in China. (Visiting my son in Guangzhou). We will be going to Guilin for four days and I might not be able to use my gmail account. I would prefer to go through pictures after I get home anyway. All our guides were very good and I could only say good things about all of them.
I will forward pictures in about two weeks.
On behalf of Natasha, Namita, Lata and myself, I want to thank you and your team for giving us such a wondrful trip of your country, The arrangements were very good, the guides were very helpful. Emily and Linda are outstanding, please extend our thanks and compliments to them.They were both knowledgeable and very helpful.
Timo is extremely good too and his English is the best of the four . Michelle was also very helpful and sincere though her English is a little limited.The only improvement could be the quality and variety of the vegetarian food - howevere,, I know this is difficult and appreciate the care you took..
Overall, everyone including the drivers was very kind and helpful.
Thank you for your help and cooperation, Lyn.
Our tour of China was spectacular and the parts you arranged worked wonderfully. I have taken 1800 photos so will send you a selection when I’ve had time to sort them out!
It was lovely to meet you! I will definitely be recommending you to my friends!
We are now in Hong Kong. The trip in China was fantastic. All organized perfectly, guides were great and all your planning was very good. Thanks for everything from all our group. Ohad
Thank you for following up and sorry for not being in touch for a while. My group has been back safe and sound.
For the trip in Lhasa, three out of four team members of my group were altitude sickness,that caused to some delay in the morning of day 2. However, after being treatment by doctors, they recorvered and continued with the trip.
We enjoyed the trip in Lhasa and were fine with the arrangement. Especially, we are happy and appreciate the support of the tour guide - Mr. Lu during the trip. He is very enthusiatic and knowledgeable. Lu and the driver also supported us to find a phone, that we thought was lost during the trip. All are great memories and experience for us.
Last but not least, thank you for your support throughout the time. We definitely will recommend my friends and family should they want to come to Lhasa/China.
We will share some photos that was taken during the trip later on.
Have a great day Lyn.
Dear Ms. Lyn Wang,
Back in Germany I can tell you that all around the cruise worked well.
The two guides were friendly and helpful.
Thank you very much for organizing a wonderful tour of China for us. We really enjoyed it and learnt a lot about your beautiful country. Your guides took us to amazing places, were very knowledgeable and friendly. Everything ran very smoothly. We will definitely recommend your company to any of our friends wishing to visit China.
We are still in China for another two weeks with family but will send you some pictures when we arrive home.
HI THANKS I HAD A WONDERFUL CRUISE THE STAFF ARE GREAT COULD NOT FAULT THEM
I WAS LUCKY I HAD A COMPLETE ROOM TO MYSELF NOT SURE WHAT HAPPENED TO THE OTHER PERSON BUT I WAS VERY HAPPY ROOM 333 IS A GREAT ROOM NOT TUCKED AWAY BUT NEXT TO STAIRS
THANKS AGAIN WOULD BE HAPPY TO RECOMMEND CENTURY LEGEND
we got back safe thank you! Here are some pictures and sure I will recommend your company! We had an amazing time! Will let you know when we will be back
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Natalia's Family Visited Great Wall
we are in Beijing now. Had an amazing trip. So great, had so much fun!Wonderful tour, everthing went so smooth and wa organised. Thank you so much. Iwill give 5 stars! I am so happy to have you arranging everything.
Hi dear Lyn,
Yes, we returned from China yesterday afternoon with lots of precious memories about your beautiful country and wonderful people.
I am going to depart to Cuba tonight, and my wife is flying to USA in a few days. So, you can expect from me more on my return to Istanbul after September 9th. I have lots to tell you - beautiful things - and I will of course share pictures and information about our days there. I will also ask your Tripadvisor - or any - link so that I can write my impressions of China and this particular tour there.
For the time being, I and my wife would like to express our thanks to you and your company and all involved in making our trip so enjoyable and comfortable.
You will hear from me in the second half of September.
All my best.
Thank you very much, it was an enjoyable experience! Thank you also for looking after the special request of my girlfriend, it was a very nice surprise :)
I will discuss with my father if we have any pictures we want to share (we are in general quite private concerning this), but we will make sure to mention your company's name when talking to friends about our trip.
We had a great time on our vacation. We absolutely loved China and it’s people.
I am getting together a bunch of photos to post on facebook. When I have it together, I will let you know so you can see them.
We have some really fantastic photos.
Will be in touch soon.
Thanks for planning such a great trip for us!
Now, after the yet lag I could respond and let you know that the experience was Fantastic. We have a great time, we like very much the Guides and the organization was perfect. Always in time, all a very good disposition and all the sites impecable. If I have any suggestion once I revise the photos I would let you know! Of course I will recommend your services and give me a couple of days for pictures.
Hello from Hong Kong.
We had a great time in Chengdu/Jiuzhaigou/Chongqing. Thank you so much for all your help and arrangements. All the tour guides were great too. I will of course highly recommend you to any of my friends who are considering coming to visit Sichuan. My husband took most photos with his camera. I will share them after I get back to the US.
We absolutely enjoyed the phenomenal trip you had planned for us. We are still trying to get back on US time (we got home early Sunday morning!). I already have a friend looking to plan a trip who wanted me to pass your info on to him. Once we get back on track this week I will be sending it his way. I couldn't have asked for a better, more organized trip! Even with the flight change issue, it was nothing for us to worry about, you took care of it all. The hotels and of course our guides were fantastic! When we make our next trip, I most certainly will be in contact!
Yes we are now back in Melbourne where it is much cooler. We had a great time and will certainly recommend China Discovery.
Maybe mention that we wanted to add to their existing tour and that they were very flexible in making that happen. I also loved all of the door to door service and the "city experts" that helped us through each leg of the route! Thanks again Lyn for the beautiful silverware set and all of attention to detail.
I have just returned to Australia after my cruise on the Paragon boat and would like to write a review about our cruise could you please give me the links to do this. It was a great cruise and the crew were very friendly and helpful, especially the cruise manager Leo.
Please see attached - I will send another email with a couple more. We loved the tour so much! And I will definitely tell our friends if they are going to China.
Hello from Australia. Thank you very much for organizing our China Tour. Everything was perfect and all the guides were amazing and very helpful and friendly.
We both had a great holiday and would recommend your company to everyone.
We hope we can come back to China soon and we would use your travel company again.
Once again a Big Thank You Lyn.
Regards and Best Wishes,
Maree and Ian
Thank you for your email.
It was indeed a memorable holiday for us, which I would say everything went well according to plan.
Thank you for your kind assistance and arrangements for this holiday, and yes I would certainly recommend you to my friends if they do intend to tour China.
I have just returned home to Tasmania after our trip to China. Belinda and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip. The tour you provided was excellent.
The Regent and Sofitel hotels were superb. The air conditioning in the Sofitel in Xian was not working in the original room so we were upgraded to a suite immediately.
In particular we would like to express our gratitude to Candy. Candy was our guide in Beijing. She was outstanding as a guide and a very caring person. She looked after us as though we were her parents! I have never experienced a more professional guide. She is a gem! A wonderful person.
In Xian Tilla was also very thoughtful and professional.
Both drivers were very professional and pleasant.
Only one very minor complaint. The lunch after seeing the Great Wall was fairly average when compared to the other lunches.
When we visit China again we will definitely use China Discovery. In fact we have some friends who are keen to visit China soon. I will highly recommend China Discovery.
Thank you for all your help.
Now back home in NZ
The tickets worked out fine when I went to the station
We had a great time in China, apart from too many steps.
The cruise was good and gave use some time to relax.
Thanks for all your help
My tour of Lhasa was great . Your guide and driver were amazing , hotel and staff were perfect and tour schedule and sites visited were just right . I will definitely share with my friends and recommend your office to all. Thank you for organizing this tour for me and when I'm ready to visit China I will contact you for sure
I am fine and thanks for connecting. Our trip and cruise went really nice! all instructions provided went good ...
I will defiantly recommend your company and yourself to my friends
Our trip to China was great and we as family were very happy with the trip.
I hope you are well.
Thank you for your email. We had a great time on our holiday. The tour you helped me organize was great. The tour guides, Echo and Timo were also great. I will definitely recommend your company to my friends and family. We have many photos from this trip, do I load them to your website?
Dejar lynn we are very happy with the tour, all the guides and drivers, no exception. Surely we will recommend you and the company. We still are in shanghai going on our own to hong kong and then to buenos aires. As soon we will be there i will finish tripadvisor with the best calification.
Thank you shie shie.
Lyn, let me thank everyone in your office, and especially you. You do a great job!
Our trip was amazing! The guides, Kevin in Beijing and Timo in Xi'an, were fantastic! I will highly recommend your services and you specifically to friends or family planning to travel abroad.
Also if you could put together a budget package (students traveling) to the giant panda reserve from Chongqing that would be fantastic. My son and friends are wanting to take a weekend trip to the preserve. They'd like to do the panda interaction if possible. I thought maybe you would be able to get me a price, I'll forward it to them, and then they can contact you to book dates and things. They do need to do this as inexpensively as possible.
Sorry for such a delayed response on this, we have been traveling a lot these first two months of 2017! Please seem comments below and some attached pictures! Thank you very much for your help with our tour!
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Huge Snow Sculpture Displayed in Harbin Ice and Snow Festival
Delicate Ice Sculpture
Ice Engraving in Central Street
Thanks.it was all very good. I filled out a form yesterday that Tom gave me so I don’t have time to do another one.
I'm really good thank you and you?
We all absolutely loved the day! It was brilliant from start to finish! Mars was absolutely lovely and really great at giving us additional information and guiding us. Would highly recommend you to anyone - in fact I already have!
1. Tour arrangements were great, you were very helpful throughout the whole process despite my hundreds of questions!
2. Would be more than willing to recommend to anyone.
3/4. General opinion is very positive, I have no negative opinions or options to improve - everything ran smoothly from start to finish.
Happy Chinese New Year! (I hope you enjoy spring festival too).
All the best,
We have returned home yesterday and are still a little bit jet lagged, but we would like to express our great thanks to you for organizing for us such a wonderful tour through China and Tibet.
All arrangements have worked out perfectly and at no point we did not feel unsupported by you and your team of guides and drivers. All your regional guides were friendly, knowledgeable and spoke good English and committed to make our stay interesting. All hotels were very comfortable (obviously a couple hotels in Tibet were a bit cold but this is to be expected in the winter in such altitude and in the low season), all cars comfortable and clean and all drivers very good and kind. We cannot possibly find anything we could complain about. All your arrangements worked brilliantly from the moment we step off the plane in Hong Kong to the moment we step into the plane in Chengdu.
We will have lots of great memories and photos to remember our trip and are considering visiting China again at some point in the future. If we do we will certainly use China Discovery again without hesitation.
Many thanks for all your help, advise and care and we will recommend you to all our friends wishing to visit your wonderful country.
Kind regards and best wishes,
Alena and Roger
Hello from the UK!
Attached are just a few pictures of our tours of Xian and Beijing (including some photos of our guides). We had a wonderful time and will certainly recommend our friends to your service if they are coming to China.
Our responses to your questions are as follows:
1 Tour arrangements were excellent. Guides and drivers were always on time and everything ran very smoothly.
2 We will definitely recommend your services in the future.
3 We are delighted that we used you – an excellent find!!
4 Our only suggestion would be that future tours of the Terracotta Army should start with pit 3, then pit 2 and finally pit 1. Thus saving the best until last.
I loved China and I certainly hope to return. If I do I will be in touch. Please give Echo and Waldner our regards and thank them for their company and their expert knowledge.
We wish you and your staff a very happy Christmas.
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Xian is an ancient city
They paying a visit to magnificent the Forbidden City
They climbing to the Great Wall
Just want to say thank you. We have had a great tour and everything was organized perfectly. All the guides were very good,friendly and helpful in particular Timo in Xi'an whose English was exceptionally good and he was very caring with my husband who can’t walk for long periods.
Thank you for your great organisation
Sorry this has taken so long. Marsha and I were very sick from the trip and are just starting to feel back to normal now. The air pollution is Beijing and Xian was very problematic! But now we are eager to share some of our thoughts about the trip in general and to answer your questions.
Both June and you were wonderful to work with!!! You were very flexible and helpful as we tried to figure out the best itinerary for our needs. You always responded promptly and made good suggestions. We were especially pleased to have more time in the Guilin area. The Longji rice terraces were a highlight for our entire group. It was so much better for our health to be away from the big cities of Beijing and Xian where the pollution was so bad during our visit. Thanks for helping us to work that in!
Our guides were all spectacular! All of them spoke English very well and they did a great job giving us background information in all the areas we visited. We got to know Kim in Beijing and Carina in Guilin quite well, as we were with each of them for several days. Johnny in Xian was also quite good. Getting to know these people is what Marsha and I will remember most fondly about our time in China! They were very open and personable. I feel we established a warm trusting relationship with all of them and came to know quite a bit about them in the short time we had together. Carina was especially helpful when she adjusted our schedule to take me to the Guilin hospital before our Longji rice terraces visit. Her ability to translate was essential to getting the right treatment.
When lunches were included, all of our guides picked restaurants with superb offerings! The amount and variety of Chinese food choices was fabulous! We really enjoyed the homemade meal in the little village in Beijing that Johnny took us to after our rickshaw ride. We also loved the place Carina took us to in the Longji area, a little private home above the picturesque terraces. The food and the setting were awesome!
All of our transfers getting to and from trains and airports were done very smoothly. We became very confident knowing that China Discovery would find us and get us to the places we needed to be! Though our time with our transfer guides in Chongqing and Yichang was sho, the guides were very good! Diana in Chongqing was VERY informative in the short time we were with her. She was upbeat and enthusiastic. When Laura needed to rest during our walk through the crowded market, she got us to a coffee house where we could be away from the crowds for a time to relax prior to our pre-cruise dinner.
The drivers were all competent and helpful. The vehicles were comfortable and of sufficient size to accommodate our needs. Having bottled water provided for us each day was very much appreciated
The hotel accommodations were all excellent! In Beijing we were so appreciative that our room had an air purifier that we could keep on while sleeping. It truly aided our ability to breathe more comfortably at night, especially since the air pollution was so bad at the time of our visit. You picked great hotels in good locations. It was easy for our group members to go out for walks and get to places of interest without having to go too far. Our only disappointment was that our Guilin hotel did not have air conditioning. Air conditioning can help to filter the air and make the room more comfortable. It was very hot in our room. The hotel staff was able to get us a fan which helped somewhat to relieve the heat. Finally, it was fabulous that you could accommodate Laura in rooms with her parents since this was an important travel request from our group.
The Century Legend cruise ship was wonderful! The small staff worked really hard to entertain us and make our experience great. The ship’s doctor responded to my situation promptly…minutes after I went up to talk to him at the conclusion of his speech on traditional Chinese medicine. He had me on an I-V with antibiotics within an hour, and repeated the same the following morning to make sure my lungs were clear. I know your company is not connected to Century Legend, but I thought you should know for future reference, since you make cruise arrangements.
WILLINGNESS TO RECOMMEND CHINA DISCOVERY
You & June did a wonderful job setting up our itinerary. All of the employees (guides and drivers) who worked with us during our tour were excellent! We would definitely recommend your company to other people who are planning a visit to China. We really enjoyed traveling exclusively with our small group. We received such wonderful attention, and such concerted efforts to make sure all of our travel needs were taken care of. We also appreciated that our request was honored NOT to make shopping a priority during our limited time to experience China. It was important for us to do as much sightseeing as we could in the short amount of time we were there.
The work on the part of China Discovery and all of its employees with whom we had contact was excellent!
One thing we noticed, especially during the Guilin part of our trip, is that the guides seemed fascinated with pointing out how rock formations look like some animal or another. We would have found it much more interesting and informative if we had heard more about how these formations came to be, as well as the overall geological history and the flora and fauna of the regions through which we were passing. Perhaps a note to pass on to the guides.
Finally, air pollution is a BIG problem for people visiting China! When we arrived in Beijing from Shanghai, the air quality was in the hazardous range. That continued the following day. Wearing a mask can help to filter the particulates from the air, but it cannot remove the poisons. I think part of my problem stemmed from breathing poisonous gases into my mask and then drawing these gases repeatedly back into my lungs.
I think people considering visiting China should be made fully aware of the potential problems of air quality before they book a tour. This is especially true for anyone who has any existing respiratory issues.
Also, since tourism is such a big part of the Chinese economy, I strongly urge your company, as well as any other tour companies you know of, to urge the government to take dramatic action to reverse the course of this devastating ecological problem! There are so many clean energy alternatives available today. Massive funds need to be poured into research and development, and a plan needs to be put in place to transition from coal-burning plants to something cleaner, and to transition from gas-fueled automobiles to hybrids and electric cars. I can’t stress this enough! I feel so sorry for the young children growing up in China today, not to mention everyone else who cannot escape the large cities, who must contend with this daily. And it is only going to get worse, if drastic action is not taken.
Given what I have just described above, it would have been highly interesting to me and the others in our group if the guides had informed us regarding what measures the government is taking to move toward use of renewable energy and its efforts to develop a more sustainable economy, assuming that they are doing something. I think this would be interesting to others as well.
Thanks again for all your efforts, Lyn!
Rick & Marsha McKay and Joe, Mary Alice, and Laura Masonick
Then we are back in Norway after 3 weeks in China. We had a great time also on the cruise. I have recommended you at tripadvisor already(-:
I think your service was excellent, everything went smoothly.
The cruise was really fun, even with bad weather. The cruise personell took very good care of us, we felt really welcome. We were only 3 weastern guest at the ship, and even if I and my husband managed without talking to any other guest, it would be my advice for you to give some information (if you can) about the guest profiles on the boat to other western clients.
I will absolutely recommend your services to everybody!
I will send some photos in separate mail.
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Yangtze Goldedn 6
Great View from Yangtze River
My apologies for not responding earlier to your email. Time just got away from me after my holiday in China.
Thank you! We had a wonderful holiday in China! The sights and locations were beyond our expectations. The guides were all excellent - especially Cathy in Dunhuang and David in Tianshui.
We plan to visit China again in the future and will definitely be in contact then. We have already recommended China Discovery to a number of our friends and family.
Thank you again for a wonderful trip and China experience.
Thank you very much for your help with our tour and for this note.
As you know we had some problems at the end due to Typhoon Haima in Hong Kong, but your help was invaluable in arranging an extra night at Guilin and the transport to the airport. It was nice to see Miss Liu again as our driver and Arthur was excellent. He has excellent spoken English and comprehension.
As to the questions:
1) We had a very good trip. There was a lot to do in a short time, but we’re grateful to have had the opportunity to see so much. The Reed Flute caves and the Show at Yangshuo were high spots - amazing! As you may know, our guide Lily modified the itinerary slightly, and this seemed to work out well. All the hotels were excellent. Miss Liu, though she has no English, was an exceptional and experienced driver in often demanding road conditions. Lily has very good knowledge and experience. Her spoken - and comprehension of - English is good. We thought it would be good to have been warned to take only a back-pack for the trip up to Pingan, and be ready to leave the rest of your luggage in the car or your Guilin hotel
2) I’m willing to willing to recommend our service to my friends.
3) We thought your planning and communication was very good, and you dealt with the Typhoon problem in a very reassuring way
4) See above. I’ve also revised the itinerary text, which you may find helpful:
The tour went well. We are pleasant with your service.
All the tour guides were good. But I must do some comments:
- Smiley at Guilin tour: She was excellent. The name is just her face. Always available to help us and very funny. Excellent guide!
- Wendy at Zhangjiajie tour: She was very professional. The weather didn´t help but she made all the efforts to minimize that. Highly recommended guide.
- Johnny at Xi’an tour: Excellent spoken English.
All the guides speak very well English and they help us with everything - hotel check-in, train station (where to go, read the ticket …), flights check-in. They had good knowledge about the places visited and their history.
About the sites visited, we enjoy all. China has beautiful landscapes. We had high expectations about Zhangjiejie mountains but we didn’t have lucky about the weather (very foggy and some rain). But Wendy went well showing us the best places to see something.
The travel between Zhangjiajie and Fenghuang is about 4 and half hours. We suggest that the car/van for that travel must be very comfortable and with more space for the legs. The food included in our program, generally was good. We enjoyed Chinese food and we taste very good dishes.
In general we are very satisfied with your company and if we return to China or have some friends visiting China, we will recommend your company.
About China. We arrive to our country with a new idea about China. We saw organized cities and good communications infrastructures. China has a very rich history. About travelling around China, high speed trains is must better than flights.
I send in attachment some photos.
Thank you and best regards.
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Paulo's Happy Time in the Elephant Trunk Hill
They have a Good View in the Longji Terraces
Exciting Journey of Zhangjiajie
We enjoyed very much our trip, breathtaking landscapes!
The Hotel was nice and we tasted Chinese good.
The Tibetan culture show was interesting!
Thank you so much for your recommendations about Chengdu visits.
Thank you for everything you have done for us and will be pleased to See you again.
Françoise et Marie Claude
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arrangements were great! Melody showed us so many awesome places in the two
days we spent with her. She also helped us find out information on places we
were thinking about going to on our last day.
2. Definitely. Everything was just so easy with Melody around.
very happy with the tour, communication between us and our tour guide.
4. Very happy with the whole process! Please make sure you let Melody know she was amazing and we are all really happy to have her as a tour guide and also really happy to getting to know her as a friend!
Everything went well on the cruise. I am glad we took the time to do that trip between busy days in Shanghai, Xi'an and Beijing. The cruise was as expected and we had no problems. Food was good, ship was very clean, service was good, tours from ship were good, etc.
The taxi driver who took us from the airport to the dock in Chongqing did not know where he was going but stopped to get directions. After the cruise we stayed at the Crown Plaza in Yichang and flew to Beijing the next day. No problems.
You were most helpful and I would certainly recommend you to others.
Thank you for email. My son and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip, and I will reply to your email properly and answer your questions when I am home in NZ and have access to my computer at the weekend.
Firstly thanks so much for all your help we had a wonderful time. And a personal thanks to you for making anything happen
Will comment below…
1. How about your tour arrangements? Excellent. Everything went to plan.
2. Are you willing to recommend our service to those who would like to come to China ? YES
3. Your general opinion on us? Very Helpful and gave us a lot of trust in dealing with you.
4. What will be your suggestions regarding how to improve our services? It was all fine . Could not ask for more
Frankly, our company can also provide online the Yangtze River and China travel services, I hope we have chance to serve you again! I hope so as well !!
All the best
Booking for cruise was fine.
Information that would be useful to us will be the upgrade info that was offered and optional dinner on first night when no included.
We did end up upgrading to higher floor and also the meal package.
They were very nice to take care of us when we told them we were celebrating our 18th anniversary. They sent a cake to our table at dinner - unexpected surprise and lovely gesture. When we cruise in the US, usually we get wine at table. Since our upgraded meal included wine, the cake was very nice as we could share with other guests and make new friends.
Yes, I would recommend your service to our friends traveling to China.
Sorry for my late reply.
My dad got sick, he is getting better now.
I have everything on a journal, but all in Dutch, maybe you can translate it via bing.com/translate?
I am almost finished with the online page and then I will send you the link, also included some pictures.
We are so happy with you and the services.
We would definitely recommend you and/or your office to others.
On the below 4 question I will come back later to you.
Thank you for everything and hope we see again in the future.
Rosalie and family
Hi Ms Lyn,
Thank you for the excellent services. I wish I had the chance to meet you to thank you personally. Hopefully another time we can meet. Yes, I would like to consider the Yangtze river and Tibet trips!!
Ms Erica, the tour guide did excellent arrangements and adjustments to make my tour a pleasant one. You too did a very good job in arranging the tour and providing good driver and tour guide.
I'll definitely recommend you and your company to my friends and relative. I'll share some of the pictures I took some time soon.
Thank you very much. Wish to get your company services in future,
The organization you and your agency gave me was outstanding 10/10! And I will not hesitate not even once to recommend you to my friends. I just wanted to thank you for all again and hope we can get in touch in the future!
Very kind regards!
Sorry for delay in getting back to you
We had a fantastic trip. Both guides in Yichang and Chongqing were excellent. Good knowledge of their cities.
I really appreciate the great service you provided in making all our arrangements. It made our travel very simple
The staff on the Century Sun did an excellent job. We certainly will make use of your agency when we return to China for another vacation trip.
Again, Many thanks for your help
The arrangement was quick and you answered all my questions very directly which was very helpful. I will recommend Tibet Discovery to all my interested korean friends
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