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Top China Travel

#9 of 109 Tours in Guilin
Guilin, China
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About Top China Travel
As a brand of China International Travel Service Guilin (CITS Guilin), Top China Travel offers a series of professional travel services in Guilin such as Li River cruise, Yangshuo tour, Longji Rice tour, transferring service for you.
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Elizabeth G wrote a review Mar 2020
New Zealand4 contributions2 helpful votes
This tour is good if you have a short time in Beijing and want to tick these three off in a fairly 'hands-off' tour style. We were taken to a pearl shop and chinese medicine school but were in no way pressured to buy anything (and the foot massage was lovely - worth the 5 cny for sure)
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Desiree D wrote a review Jan 2020
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My family booked for a 6D5N trip to Zhangjiajie at the end of Nov 2019. We contacted many different tour agencies for a private tour quotation. Top China Travel stood out because Yocky was very prompt in her replies. She made responses via email as quickly as though she was sending me an sms. I’m really impressed with the booking process because of her. Another reason we decided with TCT was because the price was the best, given we asked for a custom travel itinerary and no unnecessary souvenir stops with people pestering us to buy their goods. When I first confirmed the booking, I was afraid that this trip was fraudulent because the price was too good to be true. Rest assured, we were not cheated. Accommodation was very much worth our money for a 4* hotel, yet again, we are not very fussy so do take our comments with a pinch of salt. Our first and last night was in Zhangjiajie city centre while the middle three nights were in Wulingyuan district, close to the mountain ranges. We preferred the hotel in Wulingyuan simply because we had a better view of the mountain and there are fewer noise in the morning. Our tour guide, Anna, was amazing. Her English is good, and we enjoyed her company. Didn’t feel like she was just there to do her job, but like she was a friend who decided to come along for the tour. It certainly helps to have a local guide around so we won’t be so lost. My family are Chinese residing in Malaysia, but we’re all pretty Mandarin illiterate and can only speak some cursory words. We would’ve wasted so much time trying to ask for directions or relay proper food restriction information (three of us are vegetarians). As for the tour itself, we’re so grateful that we were blessed with good weather. We went on the third week of November. It was the best weather we could’ve hoped for. Our first day of tour was a lot foggy when we went up Tianmen Mountain. This was good because most of the crowds gave up climbing the 999 stairs and we had a quiet time walking up. It also helps that we didn’t know how far up we’ve gone so we became so relieved when we reached the top. The sad part of this day was the cable cars were not operating so we had to use the bus up and down the 99 bends and couldn’t see the snake-like shape of the bends. So I guess we’re lucky we didn’t really miss out since it was such a foggy day. Day 2 was the Zhangjiajie mountain ranges itself in Wulingyuan district. We went up the Bailong Elevator and took a cable car ride down from Tianshi mountain (highest peak of Zhangjiajie). We went on a rainy day, so I felt it was pretty inconvenient to walk in a raincoat while carrying my little two year old together. I would suggest getting umbrellas instead. This place was so magical and surreal during the rain. Even in the cable car, we were surrounded by fog, but when a sandstone mountain was near, it would suddenly appear out of nowhere. Creepy yet cool! Despite all the uneasiness caused by the rain, I’m glad we get to experience such weather. Day 3 was another day in Zhangjiajie, but this time we did the valley walk. So it was a different angle from the ground to see the mountains above us. Fortunately, this was our sunniest day and we were glad that our view was unobstructed this time. It also helped that I brought the stroller out so I don’t have to carry my girl around. Our last day was a trip to Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon and the Baofeng Lake. The weather stayed sunny, but sadly, that meant more people were filling the glass bridge so it was rather difficult to get a nice shot here. We did a short hike back to avoid the crowds and were surprised with a huge slide which took us down a slope. This slide was the highlight of our day. The Baofeng Lake tour was so-so, but maybe that’s because it was a group organised tour and the guide was speaking in Mandarin, so I couldn’t really catch up with what was going on. There were night shows still available when we were there, one near Tianmen mountain, the other at Wulingyuan district, but we didn’t go for either because we had a kid with us who slept at 9 every night. So I wouldn’t know what we missed. Apparently that was the last week they would have shows because it would be too cold after that. Lunch and dinner we’re not provided in the tour, but we’re ok with that, since we’ll be up the mountains or in the middle of sightseeing, so it helps that we had the freedom to choose what we wanted. Food was good if you like Asian food with lots of rice and delicacies drenched in chilli and oil. We love the rice and spice, but we constantly have to remind the waiter not to put oil in our food. Perhaps it’s just their way of staying warm in such cold seasons. All in all, it was an awesome trip and we’d love to book with TCT again if we come back to China.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Shirley Ng wrote a review Jan 2020
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TCT did an excellent job on arranging the tour for me, their responses are fast and attentive to my needs, their tour guides are knowledgable and well-trained, to make sure my requirements are well taken care of. I would recommend TCT to anyone who is looking for a trouble-free and enjoyable tour if you are travelling in China, cos they will take care everything for you. Thank you, TCT!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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BackPacker211659 wrote a review Jan 2020
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It has taken me some time to write this script but it is a review that must be shared. In June 2019, my family had a small window of time to have a break and we decided to explore China, and with Top China Travel. Off course, as non-Chinese speaking tourists, language was a key consideration. That trip, put together entirely by Consultant Tracy Su, went superbly well. As we approached the end of the Singapore school terms in November, we decided to take another trip, again with guidance and advice by Ms Su. Our trip to Chengdu was expertly counselled by her: What is possible in terms of travel time; Where to visit, based on our interest; The interesting places that were open and sometimes, she advised us against certain trips because they were long haul as that is not what we wanted (i.e. we wanted a leisurely trip). Two trips in 2019 under the expert guidance of Ms Su - Expert advice, got the best guides on-the-ground, she called in to check on our trip (not frequent when you book private tours to other parts of the world), and ensure every detail was meticulously adhered to. Thank you to TCT and Ms Su for their expert service quality and culture. Also, special thanks to our guide – Snow – who attended to every detail of the trip. For example, on our evening trip to view the Sichuan Opera, she informed us of the crowds and how we should look after ourselves. Likewise, the trip to Qingcheng Shan. We enjoyed the trip and kudos to her for making it happen. For those looking to understand service quality from a China travel agency, look no further. We will be returning as customers to TCT.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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rlmiller99 wrote a review Jan 2020
Los Angeles, California11 contributions25 helpful votes
Lily, we have returned to Los Angeles and I wish to personally thank you for all of your several attentions. While I'm sure there will be an appropriate place for a formal review I will take the time here to express my appreciation for the professional way you and your company handled everything. We are very experienced travelers and I did something I would not ever do nor advise anyone to do: I picked your company at random off the internet based on what seemed to fit my goals without knowing anything about your company nor having any referrals from anyone who had worked with you before. This is risky and I assumed that risk with some hesitation. I am pleased that my initial instinct prevailed. Everything you did worked beautifully! We do not have a single complaint. For what it is worth, the local guide "Emily" was superior, and the driver did exactly what he was supposed to do. I would not hesitate to use again nor recommend you, your company, the local guide at any time in the future.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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