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Wendy Wei Tours
Ranked #1 of 43 Tours in Guilin
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Owner description: Wendy Wei Tours is a private and fully licensed tour operator based in Guilin. With unique tour experiences around Guilin, Yangshuo, Longsheng and the surrounding areas, visitors can experience Southern China at their own speed. We strictly DON'T partake in any forced shopping tours and take pride and enjoyment in creating high quality tour experiences for you. Explore Guilin with Wendy Wei Tours!
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

My wife and I were delighted when we had the opportunity in visiting China and our highest priority was to visit beautiful Guilin. To maximise our cultural and social experience, Wendi Wei stood out as the guide to go with. From the first of many emails, she instilled a sense of confidence through her excellent English, extensive knowledge, prompt response to emails and her commitment to customising a tour exclusively for us. All this combined with Wendy’s bubbly, friendly personality, and her enthusiasm made it a memorable holiday!
Wendy is very professional, plans thoroughly, pays a attention to detail but, at the same time is flexible. She adjusted our itinerary with minimum fuss when the Li Jiang River was closed to small boats when we were due to explore it. No problem. The following afternoon, when the river was again open to boats, we completed the cruise on a larger vessel, and the scenery was wonderful! Also on the Li Jiang River at Yangshou, we enjoyed the most spectacular event: Impression – Third sister Liu show with a magnificent backdrop of 12 mountains framing the massive stage. This not-to-be-missed, world-class, show with an audience of 2,000 people each at 3 shows per night, featured a cast of 700 local villagers in colourful costumes with spectacular lighting of the surrounding landscape, was conceived by the Director of the Beijing Olympic opening and closing ceremonies, so we got to experience some of that Olympics magic!
Other highlights included visits to minority villages, and a meal with a village family in their home, in the Long Ji rice terraces. The scenery was spectacular!
Wendy gave us a good insight into beautiful, clean and friendly Guilin where the river and lakes are lined with extensive landscaping, manicured gardens and adventurous walkways leading to secluded spaces where people congregate in the early morning to practice tai chi, play music and dance and to the spectacular twin (sun and moon) pergodas that complement to fairyland lighting of the Guilin waterways at night.
To experience the best of China, we strongly recommend Wonderful Wendy Wei.

Visited April 2013
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“An Amazing Day with Wendy”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

From the first email contact to the actual day of the trip - Wendy did not disappoint.
Her english is excellent and her communication skills are very good.

We are a family of 3 ( Mom, Dad and 10 year old daughter )

We had a very short time in Guilin and really only wanted to see the Longji Rice Terraces and a Cormorant fishing show....
Wendy was great in tailoring the day to our requirements and level of adventure.
She was clear in her communication to us on what to expect and flexible when we needed to make some changes along the way.

She was very comfortable with us and friendly.
Her driver was safe and at no time did we feel nervous.
Needless to say, our day with Wendy was wonderful.
The Longhi Rice Terraces were an adventure we will never forget.

We highly recommend Wendy.

Visited March 2013
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“Wendy is the best way to experience Guilin/Yangshuo/Longji”
Reviewed April 30, 2013

There is nothing but good things I have to say about Wendy from the first email until our good byes at the airport. Wendy's English communication was perfect, I think better than me. She was professional and precise from the beginning, we emailed numerous times a day during our planning stage, she response quickly and always answers my questions, sometimes more than I requested.

We arrived at the airport at 1 in the morning, wendy personally came to pick us up at that hour, and woke up with her driver to pick us up at 9am. She had water, snacks, even beer for the grown ups, and candy for the kids prepared for us. She took care any issues we may have, took us to delicious local restaurants based on our requests.

She was with us each day from early morning at 9am to night time at 10pm, and all with big smile and watches for our needs all day long. There is no better way to travel than traveling as such with Wendy. Of course the scenery and views are great, but I think Wendy made our trip that much better. Thank you Wendy!!!

Visited April 2013
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Tianjin, China
2 reviews
“The perfect guide”
Reviewed April 30, 2013

Recently my wife, our 15 year old son and my sister-in-law visited Guanxi for a 6 day tour with Wendy.If anyone is considering visiting the area then I cannot recommend Wendy highly enough. The whole service provided was outstanding right from our initial communication via email to the conclusion of our holiday. Wendy was very kind and considerate to our needs and went out of her way to make sure we were all happy. Wendy's English is superb and the driver she used was very safe and knowledgeable of the area. Thanks to Wendy we had a most enjoyable time, she exceeded our expectations and taught us a great deal.
Wendy thank you very much, Tim, Sue, Daniel and Carol.

Visited April 2013
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“Two Perfect Days in Scenic Guilin/Yangshuo”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

Hiring a guide has it's risks, but Wendy Wei is a sure bet. She was the person I communicated with by e-mail about the plans/quotes and she was also the tour guide. Nothing lost in translation. Wendy has clear English, is licensed, uses a safe driver and has competitive rates. Most importantly, she has detailed local knowledge and contacts, and is flexible (can work with weather or other circumstances outside of anyone's control) to maximize your trip experience.

We arrived late in the morning on our first day, checked in our hotel, had a Guilin noodle lunch at a popular local restaurant, and drove 1.5 hrs to Yangshuo for our raft trip. The 2 person rafting trip on the smaller Li Jiang river was relaxing. We told the man who managed our raft that we would pay him a tip if he didn't stop for shopping along the way. We did go for a couple of digital photos (developed and laminated on the spot) as the shots were so good. It was a relatively short experience, around an hour, but nice to be on the water level. Then Wendy took us on a 2 hour bike ride through the Yangshuo country side which was a must do. Lots of stops for photos. We rode through villages and fields, along the river and ended at West Street for dinner. Wendy showed us a popular restaurant with a balcony overlooking all the action on West Street (restaurant and shopping central). The last stop was the nightly Impression Third Sister Liu show in Yangshuo. The choreographer oversaw the opening/closing ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics- it was impressive as hundreds of villagers participate, it is set on the river and the karst mountains are lit up as the backdrop. Unique and unforgettable. Go for the higher level seating with better views and seats with backs to them; bundle up as you sit outside.

The second day we devoted to the larger Li river cruise on a 2 level Chinese tourist boat which had indoor seating and plenty of outdoor deck space. Lunch and tea were included, you could supplement if you wanted to. We got to watch the locals in action- ordering sunflower seeds, soft shell crabs, snails and other delicacies. The cruise began North of Yangshuo and ended at West Street again, so we had one more chance to pick up souvenirs before heading back.

Tips: We divided our flights between the two airlines that service Guilin so we could maximize our time. Staying in Yangshuo would have saved a few hours commuting time as that is where all the action is. If we went back I would add in rock climbing, a hike through the mountain rice paddies or a cooking class. The area was surprisingly clean and picturesque, so it was a wonderful snapshot of rural China. We left our large luggage at our hotel in Hong Kong so we only went to Guilin with a small suitcase and a backpack (for the raft/bike trip).

Visited April 2013
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Wendy W, Owner at Wendy Wei Tours, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Dear EuropeTravelMom,

Thanks for your kind feedback about my guiding services as well as detailed information about your specific customized tour. It was my pleasure guiding both you and your husband during your visit and I'm really glad to know you enjoyed the entire tour.

As you've mentioned, I personally communicate with all clients/potential clients throughout the entire process -from initial inquiry through to tour customization and if appropriate, eventual arrival and subsequent departure. I'm glad to know you were pleased with this personalized service. Moreover, flexibility is another important factor that I pride myself on and it's great to know you were also pleased with this :)

Regarding the tour, it's great to know you enjoyed both river experiences as well as cycling around the countryside and the Impression 3rd Sister Liu Show. Thankfully the weather held-up reasonably well!

Thanks again for the kind feedback and I wish you and your family all the very best for the remainder of 2013 :)

Kind Regards,

Wendy Wei
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