Silk Road Trips
Silk Road Trips
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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SilkRoadTrips Guangzhou will let you explore the cultural sites in Guangzhou and Guangdong Province and China by indulging into local culture, tasting yummy food, interacting with local people etc.
Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles40 reviews
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Stephen A
Brisbane, Australia10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
I would like to start by saying that I think Silk Road is a professionaly run operator.
The vehicle transfer arrived on time in a modern ( SUV ) vehicle. The driver was courteous and displayed care in his driving. I can not speak highly enough of the guide, ( Yubei, this is my phonetic spelling of her name ) was friendly, chatty, informative and engaging and it was her contribution that made the evening an enjoyable and memorable occasion.
The problem is the price at $AUS180 per head for two, and considering the price doesn't include any drinks or snacks, it is a bit pricey for an event that takes approximately one hour twenty minutes.
I can offer as a comparison a tour we did in Hong Kong with Gray Line.
This tour also had Hotel transfer with tour guide and included among other things;
a) visit to Man Mo temple
b) ride on the Peak Tram
c) Dim Sum lunch
d) visit to Stanley Market
All at a cost of $AUS146 per head for two.
Having said that, I will say again that the Pearl River cruise was an enjoyable experience, and offer thanks to the staff we met.
I understand that as a Tourist. no matter where you go in the world, their is a cost associated with being a tourist but seeking value for money is not a crime.
I feel that if they knocked, say $80 off this particular tour, I could easily give it a 5 star rating.
Written May 1, 2018
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Thank you so much for your comments, and appreciated for your kind suggestion. We actually have another Dim Sum Dinner with Pearl River Cruise that is a good deal. We are doing our best to offer the best travel experience, and hope you will choose us again for your future tours, thanks.
Written May 3, 2018
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GCD2311
Cheshire, UK854 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Guangzhou our China 🇨🇳 home 🏡 it always a great pleasure to return and leave behind the 🇬🇧 parliament infighting over Brixit and the puppet show with Brussels. So! Escaping to Guangzhou taking time around our beautiful flower city is a joy and recommend.. Gordon and Sissi 🇨🇳💕
Written March 31, 2019
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Roseline S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Solo
Very fascinating and enjoyable. Ben, my tour guide made it all easy to take in. I walked more than 18000 steps (recorded by my fitbit) without feeling it. It was a phenomenal experience. I would recommend it to everyone.
Written November 21, 2018
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Thank you for your wonderful travel experience with Silk Road Trips.
Written November 29, 2018
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Travelrat14366
Washington DC, DC21 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
It is $17.90 USD to buy online here, but only 98 RMB, which is $14 USD to buy in person. It would be worth it if you don’t have to wait in line, but you still have to wait in the same line to pick up the actual ticket, so what’s the point?

Also the attitude of the Blue Dolphin staff at the ticket counter is horrible, there are 3 lines, no signs indicating which line is for what purpose, but the line on the right simply tell you to go to the other 2 lines after you waited in that line for 10 minutes, so you have to start wait again.

Don’t bother to download the “ticket” that TripAdvisor sent you, it’s useless as it is only demonstrated you paid TripAdvisor, but does not have the necessary number for the boat company, and the staff don’t read English.

Save the email with Chinese on it, that’s the only piece of paper they will accept to give you a real ticket. I witnessed another couple unable to get the real boarding ticket because they only had the TripAdvisor’s voucher.

The boat is large and has 3 decks. For $17.90 you get a juice box and a airline type bag of nuts.

If you paid the $79, you get a buffet, which is way over priced from what I can see. Definitely do not recommend that.

Soft Drinks and beers are relatively inexpensive and not al rip off, so that’s a plus.

Seats are numbered, so unless you can fill the table of 4, you will be sitting with strangers.

I see 6 or 7 other boats on the river at the same time, so I recommend you try the other ones and avoid this one for the simple reason that there is no benefit whatsoever to buy the ticket here online, and causes more confusion than just buy it at the counter.
Written October 19, 2019
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Thanks for your review, and apologize for the price that has not yet been updated. We will adjust the price soon. Hope you enjoyed the night lights along the Pearl River. As to the staffs of Blue Dolphin or the wharf dont' read English, I'm sorry for the inconvenience to you. Actually we've tried to suggest the wharf about English staffs but it seems not much improved. And we've mentioned it (The staff speak very limited English at the wharf and cruise) in the product. As to there're some boats on the river at the same time, you're right. There're 2 boat companies at the wharf. But the boats of Blue Dolphin are bigger and more comfortable with same price as the other company. So we choose Blue Dolphin. Thanks for your suggestions. Hope you enjoy your stay in Guangzhou, in China !
Written October 20, 2019
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jeffreyf503
Aptos, CA11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017
Myself and my friend visited the Tower early Fall. It was interesting and the lunch buffet was supprising good. The view is unlimited and enjoyable. However, our visit mid day was very crowded. Almost too crowded for enjoyment. I would suggest going at night to enjoy the skyline lit up.
Written February 21, 2018
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I am afraid that your review is made on the wrong business listing as we don't have product you mentioned in the review. We don't think we ever had you as our guest before. We hope that you can try out our tour package during your next trip to Guangzhou, thanks.
Written April 13, 2018
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jooles r
Melbourne, Australia77 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Friends
What a view!! The smorgasbord was a great selection, tasty and as much as you liked. One of the best western selection i have experienced in China. Anything you could want, beef, lamb, chicken, seafood, including lobster were all there. Even soft drinks and beer were included. Desserts and bread plentiful. A little pricey but well worth it.
Written December 31, 2020
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Jane D
Madison, WI146 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
We cruised on the Yangtze River Explorer 4. The ship was beautiful with spacious rooms and excellent cabin attendants. The spacious bar/ social gathering room had plenty of windows to watch the beautiful views. The dining room was spacious and had excellent food and attentive service. I had some food allergies and they made dishes for me. So appreciative! There were plenty of activities such as learning about traditional Chinese Accupuncture, scarf tying, making dumplings, mah jhong lessons, and lectures about the gorges to name a few. We did the shore excursions as well. The rooms had balconies to relax at the end of the day. I can hardly wait to go again!
Written November 12, 2019
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stl2570
southern illinois149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
We flew to Zhangjiajie instead of taking the bullet train. Once we hit the ground we never stopped, we went to the National Park and took a walk to see the monkeys.
We checked into the hotel early evening and we were own on our for supper.

The second day we took the bus to the top!! We took the glass elevator down late in the afternoon. Our guide took us to a very remote section of the NP for a great pic!! Nobody was there!! AWESOME views!!!

On the third day we went to Tianmen Mountain which is on the other side of Zhangjiajie. We took the cable car to the top and we took the escalator down the mountain. We walked on the glass walkway!! We did not take the 999 steps down, but we got a nice pic at the bottom of the steps!

We did have to wait in a few lines. The lines for the cable car were really long. It took us an hour from start to finish to get on a cable car. Maybe a skip the line option could be added?

This area is busy but not overrun yet, but that time is coming! My advice is to go before the town booms!!

There were not many westerners visiting this area yet. If you need a western toilet, look for the handicap facilities, but be careful some of them were locked!

Overall the guide was nice and helpful. If they could offer some dinner recommendations that would be great!!!
Written October 11, 2019
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Thanks for your review, it was our great pleasure to arrange your Zhangjiajie tour, and we are glad you enjoyed the tour, welcome back to China again in the future.
Written October 22, 2019
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brendanhoranhk
Hong Kong, China175 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We booked this tour via their web site.
There was no issues with communications, replies to email questions was prompt and detailed.

On the day the guide met us in the hotel lobby on time with no issues.
The car they had was pretty new and very clean and comfortable. They had enough free water as well to last the day. The driver was friendly and drove well.

It is a 2hour drive at best from Guangzhou, sadly we hit road works on the way out and that added more time to the trip. Can't do much about the road works or traffic jams but do keep this in mind that the travel time can very a lot.

The guide had decent English, and was quite knowledgeable about the area and also Guangzhou. She also made a point of asking about what we would like to eat for lunch and if there is anything we do not want to eat or can't eat.
We eat everything so that made it easy but I get the impression that she would go the extra mile to help you if you have diet requirements.

She guided us around al the tour sites and gave insight about each of them.
The kaiping diaolou's have decent amount of English information about them as well. This was a nice surprise.The area and buildings are well preserved and maintained. At no point was the tour "rushed" or we felt like we had to stick to a set route around the sites.

Lunch was at a local restaurant, we were well taken care of and enjoyed the food that was served. The guide went out of her way to ensure we enjoyed our lunch.

We finished off the reaming diaolou's after lunch and the started the trip back to the hotel. By this time traffic was quite bad. the return trip was around 3 hours.
This is no fault of the tour at all but a reminder to save extra time if you had somewhere to be after the tour.

Over all we are both very happy with the service and the tour it self.
Nothing felt rushed or forced. There was no "shopping" stops.
Lunch was amazing.
The guide and driver where helpful and friendly.
I would be happy to use Silk Road trips again for any tours they offer.
Written August 24, 2019
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Dear Brend, It is our great pleasure to get your kind comment about our services, we will do our best to offer better tours, better services in the future. Best regards Ben Y
Written August 26, 2019
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holidaysforlife2013
Singapore123 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Love the scenery. Nice walks. Good lunch. Ben was a very nice guide who spoke perfect English. My family was happy with the tour! Thank you very much
Written January 1, 2019
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Thanks for traveling with us.
Written June 11, 2019
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