Wayne's Feedback on 9-Day China Tour

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Client: (Male) Ask Wayne about his experience Age: Unknown Nationality: United States
Tour Date: November 10, 2007 - November 18, 2007  
FeedBack Date: December 12, 2007
Itinerary: 9 Days Guangzhou, Guilin, Yangshuo, Shanghai Tour

Dear Candy,

Thanks for organizing the trip for us. Following is the reply to your questions.

The most memorable Attractions: By far, our favorite part of the tour was the hike along the Li River. I really appreciate the fact that you and Vivian took the time to scout out the route for us in advance. We had a great time rock balancing! Definitely not on the tour plan, but Vivian was soooo flexible.

The most outstanding tour guide:  Vivian is an absolute gem. I would highly recommend her to any of my colleagues, and we wish we could have taken her to Shanghai with us! Vivian always treated us like old friends from out of town. She was very proud of her culture and heritage, and was gracious to answer our endless questions about her family and the local customs. Kelly was fairly knowledgable about Shanghai.  The highlights were the Yuyuan gardens, the museum, and the side trip to the first Communist Party meeting place (very informative).

The hotels and meals: The Guilin hotels were both great. I liked the food and fitness center a little better at the Waterfall. Vivian did a great job finding enough vegetarian options for Rob when we were on tour, which I know was a challenge. All the food was very good in the Guilin and Yandshou restaurants. Minnie Mao's was a lot of fun. We only had two meals with Kelly in Shanghai. The first lunch was quite good, and again thanks for adapting the menu to our needs.

Comments: The side hike we took in Longji was the absolute highlight of the day there. I wish we had planned more time for hiking away from the tourist areas, perhaps even spending a night there and hiking between the two terraced fields. I would recommend the hiking trip along the Li River to anyone with the physical stamina required. Perhaps taking the final portion on the carts to save some time and energy to explore Xingping.

Best Regards,

 

The Real Evaluation for the Destionation(s)

  • Shanghai
  • Guilin
  • Yangshuo
  • Longsheng
Guide
Attitude & Services 4
Knowledge of Subjects 4
Command of English 4
Flexibility 4
Local Arrangements 4
Attractions
Yuyuan Garden 5 Highlight of the trip.
Jade Buddha Temple 4
Shanghai Museum 4 Needed more time.Perhepes better for 2 days.
Yuyuan Market 2 Nice to walk around,but no time to visit.
Zhujiajiao 2 Boat ride was nice,but not worth the long drive.
The Bund 3 Nice river view,but not much to do.
Zhujiajiao river cruise 4