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Hi Wonder,

Well, all I can say on behalf of David and myself, you organized an incredible, memorable tour for us. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!

We had an experience of a lifetime. China was more than we ever expected.

We pinched ourselves in incredibly modern Shanghai; at the historical Terracotta Soldiers; and as for the Beijing wall words can’t explain our feelings.

I have to tell you that your choice of tour guides was simply amazing.

Avril, Vivian and Forest went way beyond their services - as I am a slow walker and struggle with steps each one was more than helpful and obliging to assist us.

They cared for me in such a wonderful manner.

Their knowledge is first class - each one is a classy tour guide and was able to get us through the "crowds" and queues with no problems.

I would recommend them as Number ONE CHOICE. Forest was particularly caring - arranging a wheelchair on one day where there was a lot of walking.

He helped me with the steps - one very super, caring and feeling young man.

Vivian took us literally onto the bullet train from Xian to Beijing in case we got lost.

Their knowledge of English is great.

Their drivers were also excellent.

They were all punctual - caring - arranged lovely lunches.

Please send me their email details as wish to thank them individually.

All the Hotels were excellent. However, the one in Beijing, Crowne Plaza bedrooms were run down - bathrooms rather tired - not expected for a 5* hotel.

All Hotels locations were first class. Breakfasts great.

By the way we stayed as you know at the Nuo Hotel - just to let you know it was the best hotel we have ever stayed in. Can highly recommend.

We will recommend you to everyone who intend to travel to China.

Once again THANK YOU.

 

 REGARDS

Naomi‚ UK‚ February 25, 2019

Hello Zoe,

Good evening to hoy .

I imagine you are at home already...

Well deserved...!!

Today Is the last day of my daughters on board the ship..

They had a great time and enjoyed every minute of the tour...

Magnificent...

I will do it without any doubt..

Again...

THANKS FOR YOUR SUGESTIONS..

You were perfectly right..

Excelent choice..

On the other hand, today Is Valentine's Day...

Today we celebrate FRIENDSHIP and I want to take profit of the ocation to send you my regards and good wishes for you, and your family...!!!!

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY...!!!

Yours...

Joaquín‚ Mexico‚ February 15, 2019

Hello Vivien,

I am back home in Sydney. I gave some feedback directly to Celina before I left Harbin. The trip was great. Celina and the driver (Maquan) were fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Several of my Chinese friends are jealous that I have been there. Many of my Australian friends have never heard of the place. They are hearing from me now.

Of course it was freezing, but no ice or snow carvings without that of course. I was not expecting a lot about Harbin, but it turned out to be a city well above my expectations. People were pleasant and I have lots of great memories. I especially liked the scatter of ice and snow sculptures scattered around the inner city, and I liked learning about the development of the city, and Celina's knowledge on this satisfied all my questions and curiosity. 

I will be returning to China for 3-4 months in April. Sometime in that period I will want to organize a trip to somewhere in China. Not sure where yet but I will be in touch.

Best wishes, and many thanks

John‚ Australia‚ February 16, 2019

Dear Vivien,

On return from China, my student, Justin Ullman, told me about the excellent tour of Beijing that you had organized for him and his parents. He was full of praise for all the guides as well the way in which you and your company took care of their needs.

I just wanted to let you know how deeply I appreciate you and your company's handling of all the arrangements for their visit. I had recommended them to use your services based on my own family's experience last summer (2018), and I was so pleased to hear that you organized their trip with the same efficiency and courtesy, and to their entire satisfaction.

Many thanks and warm regards

Sincerely

Harsh Bhasin‚ India‚ February 14, 2019

Dear Ariel

I have been wanting to write to you since I came back to Cape Town in order to let you know that thanks to your company and ESPECIALLY thanks to my trip organiser, Vivien Li, I had the very best time in China. It was my first time to China, I am a woman of 58 traveling solo, and it was the beginning of winter, I had to pay so much more because I was traveling on my own, I was a little anxious and I was getting quotes from many different travel companies … I had a feeling that I should go with Vivien and I am so happy I did. She delivered on everything she promised me and more!

Every advice that Vivien Li offered me was the very best advice. For example to include transportation to and from airport and train stations and making sure drivers came into the stations to get my ticket, using 3 or 4 star hotels which were good enough and mostly more than comfortable and luxurious with usually great breakfast, booking for tours alone mostly and some with other people.

The guides were amazing and super reliable and punctual. The drivers who met me at the airports or stations were also punctual and communicated with me with the translator. If there were at any time any confusion I would contact Vivien and she would communicate with the guides and drivers to confirm that all was in order.

Vivien even had to act as a friend and calm me down when I thought I had lost my passport or when I received an email from the airline that my  flight was delayed and not mentioning that the date of that flight .

My guide in Xian came back to the hotel with her husband at 8pm to take me to a chemist as I had a problem with a colon and they anticipated that the chemist would not understand me.  My guide in Tibet ensured I rested the day of my arrival to prepare me for 2 days of high altitude. All my other guides were knowledgeable and we shared some fun times together. My guide in Shangai called Vivien to tell her I was dying to visit the Shanghai Jewish museum and the next day it was done so that I could join an organised Jewish Museum tour at 9.30am. The stories are endless!

I was blow away by all these act of kindness and great organisation.

You are welcome to give my contact details to anyone from South Africa or anywhere else in the world. Vivien truly organised a first class trip for me.

Vivien is an absolute asset to your company. I will forever remain grateful to her and to all the staff involved in making this trip so unforgettable.

Kind regards

Mathilda Joffe‚ South Africa‚ February 12, 2019

Hi Lyn,

The hotel was good location. The room comfortable and the coordination of the pickup were excellent. Only two observations, the breakfast for 4 starts hotel was only average, No western selections. And the Quingdao Airlines flight not comfortable but our return flight with Shandong Airlines was good. In conclusion we were happy with the services provided by your Company.

Mrs. Dorely Rodriguez De Mochan‚ Columbia‚ February 12, 2019

Hello Wendy

I hope you enjoyed a very happy Chinese New Year.

Please find enclosed a summary of our thoughts on the Yunnan trip last month. I will send some photos in a separate email.

We had a great time on our Yunnan trip, and, aside from a few minor issues, the accommodation was very good – the Palace Hotel in Lijiang was probably our favourite.  All the guides were excellent, and took great care to ensure we enjoyed our lunches. Alice was particularly good at discovering our interests, and ensured we had a chance to taste the local tea, and visit an embroidery workshop. The price for the trip was a fair one, and we would have no hesitation in booking with China Discovery again. Before this trip, I had had very little experience of small towns and villages in China, as I had only visited large cities such as Beijing and Hangzhou. It was therefore fantastic to see a completely different side of China, and I feel that without China Discovery and our knowledgeable local tour guides this would not have been possible.

Nicky’s comment:

We feel amazingly privileged to have been able to spend these few days in Yunnan Province.  The natural heritage of the region is stunning and includes both the wildlife and the landscape.

Memories that will stay with me for a very long time include seeing the Black Tailed Cranes at Napahai Lake, the water birds on Erhai Lake with their young and the hoopoes by the Pagodas near Dali.  Everywhere we looked were the mountains, snow-topped and each with their own personality. From the First Bend in the Yangzi River to Tiger Leaping Gorge and the incredible drive through the snow to Shangri-La the landscape was stunning.

The cultural heritage of the region too is extremely special. We’d done some reading before we travelled, but reading about it or even seeing it on a computer screen in no way prepared us for the rich diversity of the different ethnic groups of the region, for the wonderful architecture of the old towns, for the music and the welcome. We will always remember our journey along the Tea Horse Route and feel so lucky to have made it. Travelling in the winter season, whilst sometimes a little cold, meant the region was quieter, something we very much appreciated and enjoyed.

Our guides added hugely to the value we gained from the trip. The insight each gave us into local culture, the restaurants and food they chose so carefully for us and the way they adapted the timings around us made our journey that much more enjoyable. Having discovered my interest in stitching and embroidery, Alice made sure to fit in a visit to the embroidery centre in Xihou. I was tempted to sign up for an apprenticeship in silk embroidery there and then, but instead left with a deeper understanding of the many things people across the world share in common – and the inspiration to pick up needle and silks again. 

I promise to leave a review on Trip Advisor this week!

Best wishes

 

China Travel Photos

Beautiful Yunnan & Kind People

Yunnan Travel Photos

Travelling Yunnan with My Family

David‚ UK‚ February 11, 2019

Hi Vivien

I cannot find the words to express my gratitude to you and your company

This is the second time I have chosen China discovery services and I’m so happy of both experiences.

Every cent I have payed worth it the trip and the nice experiences I have kept in my heart

Our guide Derrick was so nice and warm with my daughter and I, taking care of any single detail, being so attentive. Speaking a perfect English, always smiling also receiving us with a nice New year gift that we happily kept at home.

After all issues that we had with my daughter's documents and finally we got there and his welcome was the great beginning of our trip

Apart from the fact that Zhangjiajie is a beautiful place that I will recommend to all my friends, I will also recommend to request for Derrick as a tour guide

I have fulfilled the services inquiry that Derrick requested me but I don t know if there is any other place where I can provide my feedback

I can do it in Trip advisor .....may be you prefer to send me a link

Just let me know and I will be more than glad to leave my recommendation not only for China discovery but its tour guides and the selection of hotels

Everything was ok

I have nice memories from this trip and the one done to Guilin

Just to let you know I am planning for Easter to go to Beijing so when you have some time I would appreciate if you can send me any plan 4/5 days would be great, 4 adults this time

Thank you so much

Regards

SANDRA‚ Italy‚ February 11, 2019

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