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Real China Travel

#15 of 177 Tours in Chengdu
Chengdu, China
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About Real China Travel
Where pandas live, Chengdu, Real China life! Hi there! I am Victor Wang. I am from Leshan where the Giant Buddha is and now live in Chengdu where the pandas live. I have been taking tourists around China for a few western tour companies between 2004 and 2011. During this time, I bought my first camera and then I fell in love with taking pictures. The magnificent views, the impressive persons, and especially the memorable moments with my guests gave me a fantastic memory. In order to spend more time with my family, I quited the tour leader job and then worked in Chengdu as a local guide and photographer 2 years ago. I have been to most of the places of Chengdu, especially the poor, backward and minority areas, for both groups and pictures. All these built me a passion to Chengdu and I really want to show it to the visitors. On the other hand, after 10 years working with the foreigners, I knew what you want to see, Real China life, but not just the morden cement forests. I will share my working experience in the Panda Base with you when we visit there. I will lead you to meet the real monks or Daoists in the temple, even eat with them. I will recommend you to try the culinary(yummy!) gems off the beaten tracks in the city and you can also learn how to make them. I will introduce you to see the lama's sutra-debating at the biggest tibetan buddhism institute. I will sugguest you the right place and right time to take a best picture. In a word, I will show you the best of Chengdu whilst saving your time and hassle. If you are planning to visit China, please do not miss Chengdu, if you want to visit Chengdu, please do not forget Victor! Let us meet as strangers but part as good friends!
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Kristina S wrote a review Aug 2020
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Just to begin with, we were so lucky to find Victor at Real China Travel! I always do a lot of research before our travels and once again, it was worth it. We have contacted Victor way ahead to plan for us 8 day trip around Sichuan Province with our two kids (14 and 12yo). He suggested the itinerary and we have visited the following sites: Mount Emei, Leshan Giant Buddha, Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Mount Qingcheng, Dujiangyan Irrigation System and Dujiangyan Panda Base. Victor accompanied us the entire time, doing the driving and travel guiding. He was so knowledgeable about everything, it really blew our minds away. We loved to spend the time with him, getting to know all details about the history, culture, sports, food, etc. As not many local people speak English, Victor was our connection to the exciting place and we could not imagine not having him around. After a long day, he always took us for some special culinary treat. He was just a perfect guide and we could not thank him enough! We had an amazing time. Next time, for sure we will go with Real China Travel again.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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hcc wrote a review Jan 2020
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We engaged Victor for a 3-days trip covering Dujiangyan, Leshan and Emeishan in early December. The trip was relaxing and memorable. Victor is indeed professional, knowledgeable and sincere. He shared with us history of the places, among other things, as we traveled and introduced us the various types of local dishes especially those in Leshan that were so unique and delicious. Another highlight of our trip is the stop over at the Tea House - what a unique experience. Thanks to Victor for making our trip memorable! Highly recommended for those who are planning to visit this lovely city!
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Lokmei wrote a review Jan 2020
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We spent a few days in Chengdu and during our stay Victor organised a 2 day tour for us,one to the Leshan Buddha and the other for ours kids aged 7 and 8 to do the panda keeper programme. We had a fantastic 2 days. Victor is very knowledgeable and nothing is too much trouble for him. He looked after our daughters so well during the panda keeper programme and helped us take many photos and videos of our trip.I would definitely recommend Victor to anyone wishing to travel to Chengdu.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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kslnel wrote a review Dec 2019
Emeishan, China3 contributions
Heard & read lots of bad reviews on China tour operators before my trip. I personally was somewhat apprehensive of my first family trip to China but I was wrong! We had the most remarkable 15days family tour with Real China Travel. Not only everything was perfect, our tour operator Victor truly cared about us (both the kids and adults), and did his best to make this trip memorable. From initial contact, to booking, to coordination and the selection of tour sites was run smoothly and with the interests and comfort of the participants always kept in mind. My sister fell and injured her wrist at Mt Emei, Victor rushed her to hospital and even bought us food before sending her to hospital. I'm so very appreciative of able to have Victor with us, as his dedication, professionalism, and interest was outstanding. We have annual family trip and I have to admit my family members are very selective on tour operators & they are not easy to get along with. But Victor's sincerity, he won the hearts of all my family members. My family members are full of praises for him. They urged me to plan for next year trip with Victor even before our current trip ends. If you are planning a visit to Chengdu, be sure to ask for Victor. He is by far the best tour operator we have traveled with.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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ShirleyMEL wrote a review Oct 2019
Tel Aviv, Israel6 contributions5 helpful votes
Spent 4 days in Sichuan, done Panda keeper program ( not worth while the time spent to drive and the money 140$ p/p), I think it is too pricy for the experience which you eventually get: clean the living space of a panda, make a 'Bun', give the panda threw the cage a piece of carrot and mostly stroll around by yourself to see the Pandas. Better stay in Chengdu and go to the Panda Zoo. Leshan Giant Buddha and Mt. Emei - very impressive! Victor guided us very well! The hotel 'Hongzhushan' at the base of Mt. Emei, though rated 5 stars, was poorly maintained so, don't expect western standards here. Victor was great, flexible, very helpful (even loaned us money when we ran out of till we reached an ATM the next day). He is knowledgeable, very kind and flexible.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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