I’m always keen to show off China – from its natural beauty to its historical and cultural heritage and delicious food. With great patience and attention, I listen to and understand the exact requirements of each tourist. I work alongside the local travel experts in different parts of China to give you trusted advice and the best that this ancient nation has to offer.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"We can help you create any type of adventure in China. Our specialities include hiking, cycling, photography, and visits to the rural areas in Southwest China including Guangxi, Guizhou, Yunnan, and Sichuan. We can also help you plan trips to the rest of China, and customize a trip that suits your needs."
How did you get involved in travel?
"I was born in Guilin, a famous tourist city in China, so I guess I was born with some travel gene. I am lucky enough to be a travel consultant of Guilin Cycling Tours, which allows me to integrate my passion for traveling into my work. I enjoy sharing my knowledge of China and Chinese culture with travelers. "
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"My favorite destination is Tibet, a holy place of mystery. It is a place I always look forward to, and that I would like to visit again."
Featured trips & expertise
This exciting 12-day itinerary includes some of China's best cultural and natural wonders. Kick off the trip in cosmopolitan Shanghai where you'll explore its modern waterfront, peaceful gardens, and artsy neighborhoods. Next is Zhangjiajie for a dose of dramatic mountain vistas before you continue to Xi'an to see the Terra Cotta Warriors. Finish with a bullet train to Beijing to experience the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, and—on your last full day—the Great Wall of China.
This 8-day tour to Beijing, Xian, and Shanghai shows off China's highlights at a relaxed and comfortable pace. Start in Beijing to see Tiananmen Square and the Great Wall of China, then continue to Xi'an to see the Muslim Quarter and the Terracotta Warriors. End your trip in metropolitan Shanghai to see the modern Bund waterfront, ancient Yu Gardens, and historic French Concession.
This packed itinerary checks off China's top cultural and natural highlights. Visit Beijing to see the Forbidden City and hike along the Great Wall, then take the bullet train to Xi'an to see the Terracotta Warriors. Visit Guilin to see the world's tallest Buddha and enjoy Yangshuo's serene countryside. Tour Chengdu's panda research station before finishing your trip in metropolitan Shanghai.
As the calendar year comes to a close, winter begins in China. As temperatures drop, so do the crowds and prices, making this the perfect season to take an extended trip to discover China’s treasures and ring in the western new year with a bang (or gong!).
This fascinating 12-day itinerary is the ultimate introduction to modern and ancient Chinese civilization. Kicking off in Beijing, you'll experience the best sites of the country's exhilarating capital before making your way to Hong Kong by way of a plane, bullet train, and luxury cruise with key stops along the way. Led by English-speaking private guides, this a great balance of history, breathtaking landscapes, and insight into Chinese culture.
Recent trip reviews for Max
China · China - Sep 16 - Oct 2, 2019
Could not recommend Kim Kim enough, service start to finish was 1st class
china scenery and food from guanzhou · China - Aug 29 - Sep 8, 2019
It made things so much easier to be met and have our visits organised and explained, when in a foreign country and you don't speak the language it is often difficult to know shown how things work even train stations!
The guides Max arranged were helpful and welcoming, and keen to answer questions and give us a glimpse into life in China as well as just the 'sights'. The mountains in Zhangjajie and Guilin and the incredible Terracotta Warriors also played their parts!
The cooking class in... read more
China 2019 · China - May 20 - May 27, 2019
I ran into KimKim while researching our trip to China and thought I'd just send an email to see what happens. Max's prompt, professional, and thoughtful response immediately got my attention. Working closely together, Max pieced together an itinerary that would work for a family of three with various interests and schedules. His honesty and patience sets him apart from the others. He answered every question, was meticulous and never pushy.
During our trip he checked in from time to time to... read more
China GP and Tour · China - Apr 11 - Apr 22, 2019
On the whole, a very nice trip. The guides put a real lot of insight into the places we visited which made the trip extra special and their local knowledge helped us find our way around as well as find some really good places to eat. I especially appreciated Max's efforts in speedily resolving some of the issues we had along the way.
A couple of small things I didn’t like .
1) the train trip from Xi’an to Bejing was too long and would have preferred to have been booked either on the... read more
china visit · China - Mar 30 - Apr 6, 2019
Max arranged an excellent trip for us.
We were met as per our itinerary and the boat, hotels and tours were all first class.
I have no hesitation in recommending KimKim and Max to anyone.
We will be using their services again.
48hours in Xian, China · China - Dec 26 - Dec 28, 2018
As a picky and non-speaking Mandarin traveller, I did spend some time searching for the right guide for our Xian trip.
Fortunately, I found KimKim website by chance.
With some basic itinerary in mind already, I emailed KimKim my inquiry to which Max promptly replied within 24 hours. Right after, Max arranged for Eric, our designated local Xian guide, to touch base with me.
Although using the KimKim app was sufficient, I would definitely recommend using the WeChat app as well, which I used... read more
our trip to china to celebrate our 25th weddind anniversary · China - Oct 10 - Oct 23, 2018
Max, the local specialist, did an outstanding job planning our two week tour through China. We moved around alot during the two weeks (planes, trains, boats, etc) and everything went smoothly. We were always met by local tour guides who ALL did a fantastic job showing us around China. Max put together a fantastic itinerary and even called us in China to make sure everything was going well. We will definately use KimKim again for future travels. (This will be our second trip using KimKim - my family visited Iceland in the summer of 2017). Iceland trip was outsanding too.
China - Beijing to Shanghai · China - Aug 24 - Sep 12, 2018
We had 20 days in China booked but no time to plan the actual trip so we asked Max from kimkim to choose and book the whole trip for us. We mentions that we are fit and like to walk and want to spend extra time on the Great Wall of China and that we like to experience local activities. Max organised a most amazing tour around China for us, starting in Beijing and ending in Shanghai - exactly to our wishes and needs. The visiting to the Great Wall of China was amazing, we walked in a secluded... read more
First time family trip to China · China - Jul 28 - Aug 8, 2018
This was an amazing first trip to China for our family. KimKim, Max, and our local guides really took the heavy lifting and stress out of planning our family trip to a destination unfamiliar to us.
Max was quick to respond to our initial enquiry, worked closely with us to build an itinerary tailored to our interests, and stayed in touch with our guides throughout the trip. The itinerary details were clear and well thought-out. A helpful contact list gave us additional guidance on things... read more