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We are back in KL, not for long, as we go back home to Australia in a weeks time.
We had a very enjoyable time in China, it actually took us by surprise as we were a little sceptical initially, not knowing how the whole trip will pan out. This is our first time to travel independently into China ---and we must commend on how well it all was put together. We are very happy with the service provided. We are now planing to go back to China again nxt year and hopefully you'll be able to recommend some destination, with places of interest, and good food.
All goes well and I am back home and over the jet lag.
Regarding my China trip arranged through China Discovery, from start to finish, I was pleased with the entire experience.
Thank you Isabel for making the arrangements and putting the pieces in place to make my trip a success. Your prompt responses to my inquires/requests and suggestions made the planning phase smooth. Expediting the confirmation letter was especially important in getting a visa on time.
Upon arrival, I was met by the guide (Carina) and the Driver at the airport who remained with me for the duration of the trip. While I realize that they were working, I am not used to such individualized attention and am appreciative of the time that they spent away from their homes and families to ensure that my time in Guilin~Yangshuo was carefree and memorable. Please thank them for me.
The destinations were completely in line with my expectations. I especially enjoyed visiting the rice terraces in Longsheng and the memorable trip down the Li river. Though the Pearl Museum was impressive (I learned a lot), it was not to my taste. The additional suggested excursions (Xijiangyuan Scenic Area and Two Rivers and Four Lakes Night Cruise) though, were well chosen and enjoyed very much by me. Weather prevented other optional activities (in Yangshuo) from taking place.
The guide and driver were punctual and professional. My interaction with guide Carina was easy-going and enjoyable. She exhibits a genuine/natural and pleasant personality and was easy to talk to. She was knowledgeable about the area's geography and especially the people. She took care of every detail of my trip (without worry on my part). In fact, when the forecast or the actual weather was bad, Carina began to plan for contingencies. The focus and attention to detail allowed me to relax knowing that she had everything under control. When weather required adjustment of plans, she communicated options and recommended reasonable alternatives based on safety. This was important since there were thunderstorms with lightening in the area and I love to hike. After consultation, the final decision was made & documented, we proceeded to explore the area.
Should my travels take me back to the Guilin ~ Yangshuo area (strong possibility with my family in the near future with the expectation of a deep discount from China Discovery :)), I would definitely request Carina as a guide again.
The lodgings and food (sometimes a bit too much for one person) were in line with my expectations.
Overall, the trip was a success due to good planning and excellent execution by the guide and driver. I would definitely recommend this combination to friends.
Life is what you make it. Enjoy and be good to everyone you meet.
We had a very good tour. We enjoyed it lot and could see many places as per the itinerary prepare by you.
All tour guides appointed by you for various places were very prompt, punctual, knowledgeable, caring and communicative. They all were prompt in receiving us from railway station or airport, transporting us by bus to the hotel, conducting tours, arranging for lunch, dinner, cultural shows and reaching us to the airport or railway station for our next destination. The guides were well trained. As they were from respective local areas we could gather valued information about history, geographical details, social activities etc. of the area visited by us and we could understand properly about those areas during our visit. The bus arrangement was very good and efficient and as the guides were communicating with us in English we have no difficulty to communication with the local people. All our participants are very happy for the services given by you.
Mr. Satish G. Kolvankar. Architect.
We just come back from our trip to ZhangJiaJie and i would like to share with you that the trip was great and Melody did a great job facilitating everything for us.
thanks and have a nice weekend.
I had a wonderful time in China. I will put my responses in the order you have asked them.
1. Tour arrangements were excellent. I always knew when I would be picked up and from where. I was never made to wait. My flight into Chengdu from HK was more than 3 hours late because of inclement weather, but when I arrived in Chendu, my guide and driver were still waiting there for me – fantastic.
2. I would certainly recommend your service. Your advice was accurate and relevant to my needs. Travelling and touring each day was not tiring – everything paced nicely.
3. Genuinely wanted to assist me, co-operative, allowed me to make changes (extra days, etc.) – could not fault your service.
In short a wonderful holiday, much of it due to your company’s dedication.
Now we have recovered from jet lag and are back to our “normal” working schedule :-).
I have attached a brief summary of our comments for the China Tour.
In addition, we want to thank you and want you to know that we appreciate all your help from beginning to the end on this tour. You were very accommodating, patience, and follow up with every step of the trip. The selection of guides were excellent. (It was important to us that they spoke good English.) We find it to be very helpful when the guides pick up on time at each airport and each drop off at the airport check in was a big plus. As for the confusion at the Xian airport pick up, it could have been prevented, if the guide would have reconfirmed the flight change. All the drivers in each city were excellent. At no time did we feel not safe with the excellent driving skills in the crazy congested traffic. The van cars provided were very comfortable.
Thank you for the Guangzhou driver/car. Mr. Wen was very much on time to pick up at the hotel. Unfortunately, we had no addresses of whatsoever with our ancestral villages. Fortunately, we did have an address of the Taishan hospital where one of our relative work as a surgeon. On that particular day, his father had a fall and he was at the hospital. The day before he was in USA, and the day after our day of visit he would have been off. Anyway, he was kind enough to cancel all his hospital appointments and show the driver exactly how to get to my husband and my village easily. It was an amazing lucky day for all of us! Otherwise, we would have been just driving around the villages. Our ancestral houses were not easy to find. It was a very long day, but a very productive one.
Isabel, if you should have any additional questions that I may not have covered, please let me know. Our family had a wonderful trip and our grandson (8years old) was a very good traveler; it was a little hard for him with so much walking. in general, he did very well. I told him he is not a tourist, but graduated to a traveler who can expect the unexpected. And he has continue to learn to think "outside of the box.” We are very proud of him.
We definitely will recommend you and China Discovery to our friends who are interested in traveling to China. We are also looking forward to work with you again in any future upcoming trip to Asia.
Daniela & I would like to thank you for the great Tour of Beijing & Xian we had recently with your company.
We would especially like to give our highest praise to both of your guides. Tristian-in Beijing was extremely professional & knowledge and was very helpful in organising all our activities.
Jenny- in Xian was also extremely professional & knowledge and was very helpful in organising all our activities. Please pass on our thanks to both Tristian & Jenny.
We enjoyed our short time together & would highly recommend both to any of our family & friends. We would also highly recommend your company for all the professionalism shown to all of our group.
Luigi & Daniela Volpe
Thank you for your organisation. Your services, fantastic. We really appreciated you sorting out our flight problems even though we had booked the flights ourselves.
Selina's Services very Happy. We were a
small group but got prompt and continual service.
All guides met us promptly and gave us a welcome greeting. Their English was good and were informative.
We felt the whole trip ran smoothly and were pleasantly surprised with the standard of accommodation at each stop.
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