- Reviewed on May 11, 2018
Yes we got back last week, and I am just started to get on top of things again!
I filled out a feedback form with Chang Long but I am happy to tell you what we told her.
We loved our Guilin tour, and Mr Lee and Chang Long were the best driver and guide of all the ones we had during our trip. Of course, there was never going to be enough time anywhere when it was just three days. We enjoyed all the activities, but the place I loved most was Ping'An - we could happily have stayed there for a number of nights and gone on walks to the different villages. Perhaps next time?
We were picked up and dropped back to the train station without problems - perhaps the only glitch in the whole trip was that the name on the sign Chang Long was holding when we arrived was partially incorrect, but it only took a minute or two to each realise we were looking for the other, and certainly didn't cause any worry on our part.
We did not have high requirements for accommodation in China - I know some foreigners don't like the hard beds, but my husband and I are fairly relaxed travellers so that doesn't worry us too much. We enjoy experiencing the different locations, accommodation, meals etc so probably our comments about the hotels is less helpful. However, each of the hotels were comfortable, were spacious enough, had a private bathroom with western toilet (which was one thing we did prefer!), and the breakfasts provided were fine. In fact, they were all a better standard than we expected - especially the Guilin hotel. We would happily stay at all three of them again.
The structure of the tour was exactly as we had requested, and we didn't feel we missed out on anything. While most people rave about the river cruise, I found the other sites equally if not more interesting and scenic, so that tells you how good it all was! We also REALLY enjoyed the Yangshuo performance and felt it was very much worth the additional cost - we went to a few cultural shows etc and this was one of the best.
Mr Lee was an excellent driver. He was just such a nice man, and drove very calmly - we always felt safe and we heartily recommend him. He is a great asset to your company.
We also really enjoyed Chang Long's company as our guide. She was knowledgeable, could express herself well in English, was happy to talk about all manner of things reflective of Chinese culture and life, and had a lovely sense of humour, so it felt more like we were a group of three friends on the tour, rather than 2. Once again, she is a great asset to your company.
We were very lucky that we were leaving Ping'An on the day we did - it was a minorities holiday and the number of cars queued to go up to the village was massive! It was good to be going the other way!
Linda I am very happy to leave a review on your website, or you can edit and use some of my words yourself if you just check with me first. I would definitely use your company again. You offered the best value for money and tailored our trip to exactly what we wanted. I am also very happy for anyone wanting to contact someone who has used your company (ie to work out if you are a real company rather than a scam) to contact us.
Thank you so much for what you added to our holiday - a fantastic experience.
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