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Alice Fu

I'm here for your once in a lifetime trip! I will share the traditions, culture, and history of China from a first-hand perspective, and add some unexpected off-itinerary adventures.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"We at Merry travel pride ourselves on having a deep knowledge of the whole of China. I specialize in the Classical tour and China highlights tour for the person first come to China and offering you unique experiences of Chinese culture, history, and daily life. "

How did you get involved in travel?

"My love for travel began in my childhood when I had the opportunity to travel around China with my family. To me, travel is about meeting strangers who share special interests and having time to relax in front of a beautiful view. I'm looking forward to sharing my travel experience with you and helping you with your Chinese adventure."

Featured trips & expertise

The Great Wall of China
Beijing to Hong Kong Grand Tour - 12 Days

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.

Harbin's International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival
Beijing to Shanghai Winter Tour - 14 Days

China is a dream destination for many. This two-week adventure is the ultimate introduction to the world's oldest continuous civilization that is modernizing at a staggering pace. Starting in Beijing, you'll experience the best of this exhilarating capital before making your way to Shanghai with a range of scenic and cultural detours, plus a winter festival known for towering snow and ice sculptures.

Chengdu Panda Research Base
Chengdu City & Pandas - 4 Days

Make the most of your time in Chengdu in Southwest China on this 4-day itinerary. See the Giant Leshan Buddha and Mt. Emei Buddhist sites, then wander through the historic city to see local life and catch a performance at the Sichuan Opera. End your trip with a visit to the Panda Research Base to see the famous animals up-close.

Potala Palace
Tibet Train Journey & Everest Base Camp - 11 Days

Bordering ten of the world's tallest peaks, the Tibetan plateau is certainly deserving of its "Roof of the World" nickname. See the sky-high sights for yourself on this 11-day adventure. You'll journey to Lhasa on part of the world's longest railway, visit the famous Everest Base Camp, visit lakeside monasteries adorned with colorful Buddhist prayer flags, and more.

Great Wall of China under a hazy sunset
China's Highlights - 11 Days

This packed itinerary checks of China's top cultural and natural highlights. Visit Beijing to see the Forbidden City, historical Tiananmen Square, and the nearby Great Wall of China. Take the bullet train to Xi'an to see the Qin Terracotta Warriors, then head to Guilin for nature and local culture. End your trip in the metropolitan Shanghai and explore its busy Nanjing Road and The Bund waterfront, as well as peaceful Yuyuan gardens and artsy Tianzifang neighborhood.

Bridge across the Yangtze River near Three Gorges Dam
China's Ancient Capitals & Yangtze River Cruise - 13 Days

Experience the ancient capitals of China, regarded as the cradles of Chinese civilization. You'll also explore the longest river in Asia on a luxurious river cruise which takes you to one of the world's largest dams. This tour is a great balance of history, breathtaking views, and insight into Chinese culture.

Recent trip reviews for Alice

Need to go back to this strange and mysterious country · China - Oct 15 - Oct 24, 2019

Traveler: PAUL B. - Local specialist: Alice Fu

Hello Kim Kim
The trip in itself was unusual to the places where general visitors go to .that said the trip schedule was excellent in its execution. From arriving at Beijing Four days of non stop activity with our Guide Tom. to the Bullet Train to Zibo ( I have to compliment the Chinese railway , a pleasure to ride on a fantastic train in total comfort ) Meeting Chris who was the most enlightened guide that my Grandson has met .
Then to Qingdao where we met Eden , I personally had an... read more

Hello Kim Kim
The trip in itself was unusual to the places where general visitors go to .that said the trip schedule was excellent in its execution. From arriving at Beijing Four days of non stop activity with our Guide Tom. to the Bullet Train to Zibo ( I have to compliment the Chinese railway , a pleasure to ride on a fantastic train in total comfort ) Meeting Chris who was the most enlightened guide that my Grandson has met .
Then to Qingdao where we met Eden , I personally had an excellent time with him as he is a teacher and we spoke about the way he could get his students to understand English better .
Then to Shenyang , all of the train trips and Internal flights were great.
Wherever we went we met the most courteous children , good for the future .
The places we visited for my grandson were the best he had ever seen ( thankyou for that ).
The hotels were pretty ok , The Shangri la was TOP SHOP. Food was interesting but we entered into the spirit and eat a lot of what was on offer.
Kim Kim Thank you for a well organised Holiday with excellent representatives at each city to meet us .
Paul Baker

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Alice Fu, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Paul,
Thank you kindly for your review! It was my pleasure to organize your trip and I'm delighted that you had an amazing time in China.
I look forward to welcoming you and your family again to China.
All the best,
Alice

Jaymin

China's Ancient Capitals & Yangtze River Cruise - 13 Days · China - Jul 20 - Aug 4, 2019

Traveler: Jaymin P. - Local specialist: Alice Fu

I was looking for a personalised private tour for my son (8yrs old) and I, as we take adventure holidays over summer every year to a new country. Kimkim and Alice / Lemon, really helped make the planning of this trip to China, both special and memorable with there arrangement of standout guides in each location. The communication which was constant and fluid from the start to very small tweaking at the end made using this service a real game changer for me. I travel on many type of trips year... read more

I was looking for a personalised private tour for my son (8yrs old) and I, as we take adventure holidays over summer every year to a new country. Kimkim and Alice / Lemon, really helped make the planning of this trip to China, both special and memorable with there arrangement of standout guides in each location. The communication which was constant and fluid from the start to very small tweaking at the end made using this service a real game changer for me. I travel on many type of trips year round, this being fantastic for tour arrangements compared to the expensive tour travel agents I've used local to me.

Due to hotel costs being higher through Kimkim (inc fee) and the selection on offer, I decided to book hotels myself. However, the overall cost still worked out better then what a foreign firm was quoting. I was very happy being able to split this arrangement and customise exactly what I wanted assistance with. Superb.

We had 16days around China with the standout parts of each trip besides the main tourist attractions (which we did) where the following making the trip stand out even more:

Beijing - tour guide and Thai chi classes
Xian - cycle ride around the city wall
Chengdu - cooking classes and hotpot choice of restaurant, went there both days for dinner
Guilin - caves, great to cool down in the summer heat and city walk around the sites
LongSheng, - hike in the rice fields and eating rice/chicken cooked in bamboo
Yangshuo - bamboo rafting, kung fu lesson in the park, cooking class
Tunxi - tube rafting and hiking Huangshan

We were collected in each location by our English speaking guide making sure we were comfortable all the time, even helping us order our lunch, which I must save was truly a great experience in ever location. KingKong (Beijing) and Abby (Chengdu) were brilliant in making sure my 8 year old was enjoying himself and enjoying the trip which really made a big difference.

Overall I just felt very happy and content from the start, deciding which places to visit, to planning the route, and tweaking with my own activities. Best way I found to date to plan a trip. Will be using this service again, in fact, already am for big south America trip.

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Alice Fu, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Jaymin,
We are so happy that you enjoyed the tour, and many thanks for your valuable feedbacks.
We will work better and better to provide the best services as we can.:)
Best regards,
Alice

3 days in Beijing · China - Jun 5 - Jun 10, 2019

Traveler: Pamela S. - Local specialist: Alice Fu

Our guide Mr. King Kong was Fabulous! He was fun, engaging and very knowledgeable about the history of China. He was also an excellent photographer as we were able to take some unique shots we would have otherwise missed.
5* highly recommend!

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Alice Fu, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Pamela,
Thank you kindly for your review! It was my pleasure to organize your trip and I'm delighted that you had an amazing time in China.
I look forward to welcoming you and your family again to China.
All the best,
Alice

9 days in China · China - Mar 18 - Mar 26, 2019

Traveler: Raymond W. - Local specialist: Alice Fu

We were looking around for private tours that would tailor to our preferences for China and found Kimkim on the internet.
Our initial consultant was very attentive to all the communication and was happy to many small changes to the itinerary to suit our needs and budget. The process was smooth and saved us a lot.of time planning our own accommodation, ticket and transportation bookings etc...
The only issue we had was that we had a flight scheduled from Xian to Shanghai in which we had... read more

We were looking around for private tours that would tailor to our preferences for China and found Kimkim on the internet.
Our initial consultant was very attentive to all the communication and was happy to many small changes to the itinerary to suit our needs and budget. The process was smooth and saved us a lot.of time planning our own accommodation, ticket and transportation bookings etc...
The only issue we had was that we had a flight scheduled from Xian to Shanghai in which we had advised to have our seats booked sitting towards the front with window seat if possible. This was noted by the consultant but upon turning up to the airport with our private tour guide, we had found out that not only we didn't have our seats by the window, my husband and I were also seated in different rows which annoyingly we couldn't even change at the airport (was told they didn't have any available, despite the fact that we were one of the first to check in based on our tickets).
The private tour guides that we had in Beijing, Xian and Shanghai/Suzhou were all good and knowledgeable, with our tour guides Tom and Jessica for Beijing and Xian were standouts. We'd highly recommend private tours so you can skip most queues and have your own private vehicle to travel in. It was also super flexible and us being sick for the first couple of days, our tour guide and driver were more than happy to move things around for us.
The highlights for us were definitely the Great Wall of China, and since we arrived early in the morning as per your guides recommendation, there were barely a sight of tourists on the section we visited, so it was quite a nice experience as we got the wall to ourselves for almost half an hour. Another great highlight was the Terra Cotta warriors which were just surreal when we got there. Our tour guide had so much knowledge and she just knew almost everything about the history when we asked her questions!! We'd highly recommend Kimkim even though we had a small hiccup (which they apologised and did make up later on)! The private tours have many benefits and one of it also includes the great local food that our tour guides did not hesitate to recommend us, which often in big tours you don't really get.

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Alice Fu, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Raymond,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your priceless feedback with me and with my future travelers. It's a great opportunity to either of us to read about your trip and to feel the love and memories you have for my beautiful country .
I am very happy you could make many photos which are great memories to share with your family, friends, and colleagues. I'll always be at your services and please note that it has been a great honor to me being here as your local travel... read more

Hi Raymond,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your priceless feedback with me and with my future travelers. It's a great opportunity to either of us to read about your trip and to feel the love and memories you have for my beautiful country .
I am very happy you could make many photos which are great memories to share with your family, friends, and colleagues. I'll always be at your services and please note that it has been a great honor to me being here as your local travel expert. Each time we got in touch, I felt like we are traveling together which is a great feeling I appreciate deeply in my heart because as much as I love my country, I love more what it does offer to my travelers.:)

Sorry again for the hiccup caused by flight, we will pay more attention to these details and improve our service in the future. We always welcome you come to China for the next time.

All the best,
Lemon/Alice