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The guides, flights, itinerary, hotels, and attractions all worked pretty well. We made a few minor adjustments as we went. A couple days we were too tired to do everything.
The hotels we upgraded to were absolutely wonderful, eg. Temple House, St. Regis, Intercontinental Kunming and Lijiang, Tenino Lamborghini. Also the Sky Valley Boutique Hotel, Songtsam Retreat, and Lin An Hotel were very nice. Our least favorites were the Shilin Yinruilin and the Sheraton Jiuzhaigou.
As you would expect, we enjoyed some things more than others, but overall it was a very interesting trip with a nice mix of cultural and natural attractions. The Shanghai skyline and Suzhou canals, he many temples and monasteries, the other national parks, the Stone Forest, the many local parks and gardens, the markets, the giant Buddha, etc were spectacular.
In total I believe we had 9 local guides. Most were very good and took care of us. The transportation was quite good. We would not recommend Johnny in Dali, perhaps it was just personality.
W would recommend China Discovery.
We think that overall the trip went well. Virtually all of the travel arrangements went as planned and we visited all of the attractions etc. listed in the itinerary. The guides (and drivers) were courteous, knowledgeable, and for the most part helpful.
Denny & Ginny Porter
We arrived today in Xi'ning and we wanted to send you one more email to thank you for organizing the great trip we had! We enjoyed it even more than we thought we were going to! The itinerary was absolutely perfect and our guide Lobsang did a fantastic job, what a great guide he is! I hope you will use him more often :) We will leave some good feedback on tripadviser one of these days.
Keep doing the good work and hope lots more people can enjoy Tibet with Tibet Discovery! What a great place!
Thank you so much!
Sanuelya & Reece
This is what has been submitted on Trip Advisor:
Perfect planning, immaculate delivery, and great advisory - that is China Discovery and Tibet discovery for you
We used Chengdu Bamboo Travels for 3 separate sections during May 2016 - China Discovery for in and around Chengdu, Xian and Beijing over 8 days, Tibet Discovery for Tibet over 5 days, and again China Discovery for the Silk Road trail over Western China for 6 days....and the planning for this trip commenced as far back as August 2015.
I am absolutely sure that Jack Li, the agent who interacted with me in the planning stage and thereafter in the execution stage, deserves an A+++...thanks Jack for making this a truly memorable trip. I truly appreciate your patience, diligence, promptness, and knowledge while preparing the itinerary.Most appreciated was the inputs for refining the trip and the patience for revising the itinerary a zillion times.
We are especially thankful for the choice of guides at all locations: Penny at Chengdu, Zhayang in Tibet, Timo at Xian,Jackie at Dunhuang were all superb.They were all ranging from between A+ to A+++.The only place where the guide was not up to the mark was in Turpan but where the driver more than made up for him....all of them figured out our likes and dislikes quickly and therefore delivered a huge value add to the trip.
The vehicles used were generally good at all places excepting for the first 2 days at Lhasa ( and where on being pointed out the replacement vehicle was great) - however, a slightly better quality of vehicles would have made it even better.
On the price front they were not the cheapest but certainly way below the quotes sent by some other competing better known names and who could not have probably delivered any higher value than China/Tibet Discovery - hence a huge value for money too!
All in all a tour agency that deserves a huge applause and highly recommended over China and Tibet....will use you again someday for sure.
Please feel free to use this as a testimonial anywhere you so desire....and please convey our sincere thanks to all the guides and drivers.
Cruise was absolutely fabulous and I have the tickets in my hand ....
Many thanks for your great service....
Jan & Peter
We were very satisfied with your collaboration. We were also very satisfied with the cruise which was organised perfectly. The train tickets and the guides to help us were all well organised. Especially the guide for the Huangshan tour was very efficient and helpfull and very good English speaking.
Hanne and Erling
The trip that you arranged for us was wonderful and just about everything worked out perfectly.
Your tour guide, Waldner, and driver in Xi'an were exceptional and the Sofitel hotel was very nice and in a perfect location for visitors.
The Century Paragon was a great experience for us as well, as they balanced the need to entertain and feed western and Chinese passengers perfectly. The ships facilities were very nice, as the boat is relatively new.
All of our agreed arrangements worked out perfectly, and when the low river level in Chongqing changed our plans, your team worked quickly to get us back on track.
We were very pleased with working with you and I will recommend your company to all my friends interested in a trip to China.
I will also post to the trip advisor web site about our positive experience.
Thank you, again, for helping to make our tour of China so pleasurable.
My father wants to thank you for being always so diligent and good making. Yeah we just came from the tour to the shennog stream. It was amazing experience. The weather is also very good. Thanks for your attention
We are very satisfied of our tour and yr. service. China is a very interesting country in the past and also now.
If we will visit again china (we are thinking Hong Kong and Yunnan) we will contact you again.
About yr .Question :
1) Yes –You very good travel consultant.
2) Tour Guides overall good.
In order of preference : 1) the best was Linda in Guilin perfect guide and tour leader - at par Jason and Timo – Vivian in Shanghai ok - echo in Beijing –better as tour leader then guide. But she is also very young and she will improve.
3) Yes. I’d like to recommend ChinaDiscovery to my friends.
Thanks very much for your assistance during the tour and also for help to find our memory card and promptly send it to the hotel in Beijing. It was great and appreciated.
We wish you a nice weekend
Tiziana and Paolo
The following pictures were shared by Tiziana and Paolo.
Tiziana and Paolo visited The Great Wall
Tiziana and Paolo visited Yu Garden
Tiziana and Paolo visited The Bund
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