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Thank you for organizing our trip and the gifts you gave us. We had a great time. Your service was punctual and addressed our questions with clear explanations and efficiently. The arrangements we made all occurred as we had planned and there were no delays to our schedule, even despite some heavy traffic conditions. We changed one of our organized excursions and that went smoothly, it was not an issue for our driver or our guide. We would have no hesitation in recommending you and your company to others. It was the first time we had engaged in our own group holiday and would certain strongly consider this again. It proved to be comfortable, relaxed and most informative. We completed our holiday with a very positive opinion of the history, culture and the friendly and welcoming Chinese people. There were 3 in our group and we had excellent guides and drivers who were free with their views and knowledge which greatly enhanced our overall China experience. Thank you for your outstanding organization and your friendly amicable attitude.
We all thought the trip was good value. Will forward photos in another email.
Leonie, Helen and Craig
Hi dear Mrs. Stephanie,
I'm home now and everything was smoothly yesterday during the panda tour and at the airport.
I would like to thank you for all support before and during our wonderful journey in China!
I will recommend you and China discovery to all my friend who would like to visit your beautiful country.
Thank you so much again!
We are having a wonderful time. It is all going at a good pace for my husband and the guides and drivers are very good. I already recommended your company to someone we met today who was here on business so he took your details and will contact you with his wife as he wants to do the same as us. Thank you so much for planning this. The hotels have been in good locations too.
We are back from our 31 days visit to China. It was wonderful and we are very impressed with the progress made since I was last in China (about 20 years ago). The cruise was wonderful in all respects. The room was very beautiful and we were surprised that the executive suite included the VIP treatment. The excursions were very well organized and interesting. Also, you coordinated well with the guide that was picking us up in Chongqing. I can recommend this cruise wholeheartedly.
All the best,
Jan and Pierre
Just a word of thanks having got back from our 3 Gorges river trip. Thankfully my health had improved enough to go and I had a wonderful time and even felt strong enough to do all those 300 step excursions from the boat every day! My friend Wayne had some back trouble on the penultimate day but the treatment Dr Liu gave him seems to have put him right. A good example of Chinese medicine!
The tour was great fun! Here are some comments:
1) Kunming: hotel was fine, lots to see while walking around. Our guide, E for the Stone Forrest and Dragon Gate was excellent. Dinner at Laofengzi and the optional add-in of the theatre show Dynamic Yunnan were great too! We did not go to the Sani Village.
2) Xi’an: hotel was fine, location was excellent – very close to markets! We were disappointed that the International Marathon forced us to do all the activities in one day – which was really too much to do in one day. We really wanted to ride bicycles on the city wall, but could not since the marathon blocked off the roads. Kimi, our guide, was pretty good – but not as good as E in Kunming. Wild Goose Pagoda – we had another ‘local’ guide, Frank, he was great too!
3) Beijing: hotel was fine, location was excellent. Group tours – did not like the included shopping (Pearl Market, Chinese Traditional Medicine Clinic, Tea shop), and the group members were older and slower so we did not get to spend as much time at the Great Wall or at the Ming Tombs as we would have liked at Mutianyu. Simatai Wall was FANTASTIC!
4) In general -- We would have liked to have one large bed in all hotels instead of two small beds. There were also a lot of time changes that made it so that we had less free time to explore on our own.
Here below are answers to your questions:
The consultant has been very prompt in his response in good English and providing details of itinerary. He was very prompt in making changes in itinerary when we mentioned what we would like to see. He was also very accommodating for us to book our own accommodation in Xian. He was very upfront in mentioning the cost of hotel rooms. He is one of the best consultants we have worked with.
The tour guides in Xian and Luoyang are good in English. They were puncture, patient and professional with our requests. We visited all the places as outlined in the itinerary with good timing for each site. The quides were courteous. We are very happy with them.
However, in a few cases, the choice of vegetarian restaurants and the dishes can be improved. We understand that the vegetarian choices are limited in Xian and Luoyang but extra effort would have been much appreciated. Another area they can improve on is the explanation of the tour site. We observed that the Chinese language tour guides for local tours were very thorough in their explanation.
In conclusion, we will be glad to engage China Discovery in our next trip to China.
Here are some notes for you:
Xian tour with Timo – He was excellent, his English was great and he was extremely knowledgeable, we would highly recommend him to others
Beijing tour with Echo – She was very good, her English was very good, she was knowledgeable and extremely flexible working with us as one of our sons was sick, she even helped us get medicine for him, we would definitely recommend her to others; Echo got us to the airport so early the ticket counter wasn’t open so we had to wait for an hour and she stayed with us until she knew we could go through security; if our son wasn’t sick I would have been disappointed that we didn’t have the extra time to tour the city longer but since he was sick I was glad that we were at the airport early and that she did stay with us.
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