Our Silk Road tour with Wendy Wu in Oct 19 was a fantastic experience with our group seeing parts of China not many people get to see.
It was difficult to really pick out the highlights as we travelled from Xian northwest, as there were so many.
Lanzhou, Xiahe, Zhangye, Dunhuang, Turpan, Kashgar, there was much histroy and changing landscapes as we headed west.
The food was great all the way through, the accomodation very good and our transport be it either bus, fast train or plane was always well organised and of a very high standard.
The tour itinary was well balanced between travel, site seeing, and rest, while our small group size of 16 made the trip very friendly and relaxing.
All our local guides throughout the trip vere very friendly and informative, but the tour was made special by our exceptional national tour guide Cathy Lee.
From day one, picking us up from the airport in Xian, to dropping us off to fly out of Beijing,she was the ultimate professional.
She looked after every individual and or couple whenever special attention was required and brought the group together as family of 16, which is no easy task considering our age differences and all coming from different parts of the world.
She gave us useful insights into Chinese history, culture and family life all the way along the journey which was appreciated by everyone in the group.
So to sum up I would recommend this trip to anyone interested in the Silk Road and Chinese culture, past and present.