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Reviews for Guilin Cycling Tours
4.3

Guilin Cycling Tours

Based in Guilin, Guilin Cycling Tours is a specialist for cycling and hiking adventures. After fully exploring the whole area, we handpicked the interesting routes with some unique activities like bamboo rafting, cooking class, Taiji learning, fruit picking and local food sampling. Our clients are not here just for hiking, cycling or a tour, they are here to have a comprehensive travel expereince to know more about the country.

Recent Trip Reviews for Guilin Cycling Tours

Mira

China - beijing to shanghai, China - Aug 24 - Sep 12, 2018

Traveler: Mira M. - Local specialist: Max Yang

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

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 are where there are no other tourists - just us and our guide. It was truly spectacular. At every step we had a local private tour guide who was fun to spend time with and very knowledgeable. Every time we mentioned something that we had seen (for example specific street food we had seen on YouTube and wanted to try) they made sure we got to try it.
The trip was varied, interesting and action packed.
We had a super fantastic trip in China thanks to Max and will definitely go back again :)
Cheers
Mira

Max Yang, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Mira,

Thank you so much for kind words. I've honestly enjoyed planning and communicating with you.

If you ever decide to come back, feel free to contact me and I will plan you a trip to south China including Guilin (my hometown), so that I can meet you in person. :)

Best wishes,

Max

First time family trip to china, China - Jul 28 - Aug 8, 2018

Traveler: Fiona A. - Local specialist: Max Yang

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

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 like tipping.

Our local guides (Candy, Beryl and Marjorie) were exceptional and particularly great with our kids (12, 8 and 5 years old). They were incredibly knowledgeable, passionate, friendly and fun. As well as guiding us through all the sites, they were conscientious to ensure we checked into hotels, and got to the right boarding gates for the train and the plane.

Our time in Beijing and Xi’an took in the top sites including the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, the Terracotta Warriors and more, and all lived up to our expectations. However, it was activities at a local level that made this trip extra special: in Beijing visiting local families in the Hutong to make clay model pandas, paint opera masks, and make kites; in Xi’an learning to make dumplings and Biang Biang noodles from Mrs Lee and then eating this as part of a tasty meal in her home.

The food was amazing! We enjoyed long lunches sampling lots of different Chinese food and a delicious Peking Duck dinner in Beijing, organized by Max and our guides.

We have many special memories and lots of photos that we will enjoy for a lifetime!

Thank you so very much!

Max Yang, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Fiona,

Thank you so much for kind words. It was my pleasure to organize your trip and i'm happy to hear that you had great time.

We look forward to welcoming you again to China.

Best wishes,

Max

Beijing, China - Jul 2 - Jul 4, 2018

Traveler: Adam H. - Local specialist: Yi Yang

Yi was a great tour resource for our family. He recommended great places for lunch, things that our kids would enjoy and the providers were on time and friendly. Yi was also able to converse very well in English. Our specific tour guide (Kai) was very knowledgeable as a local to the Beijing area. Thank you Kai!

Now for the great disappointment... We spent an extraordinary amount of money to have a lifetime helicopter tour of the Great Wall. What we paid for was a 30 minute tour but the... read more

Yi was a great tour resource for our family. He recommended great places for lunch, things that our kids would enjoy and the providers were on time and friendly. Yi was also able to converse very well in English. Our specific tour guide (Kai) was very knowledgeable as a local to the Beijing area. Thank you Kai!

Now for the great disappointment... We spent an extraordinary amount of money to have a lifetime helicopter tour of the Great Wall. What we paid for was a 30 minute tour but the reality is that we only had 10 minutes hovering around the densely populated tourist part of the wall. We would have expected to see more of the expanse of the Great Wall rather than just circling the tourist area 3 times and calling it a day. It was a complete rip off and disappointment. Don't do it unless you really don't want to walk all the steps (which we did and was amazing).

Yi Yang, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi, Adam,

Thanks for the fair assessment of my work. I am very glad that you and your families enjoyed the best parts of your trip in Beijing.

At the same time, I have to say sorry about the helicopter tour. It was understood by me that the visit to the Great Wall meant a lot to you and your children. That was why I arranged you a day trip to the Great Wall at Mutianyu Section on the previous day. There were much less tourists there, and you had a great time. Badaling Great Wall is very... read more

Hi, Adam,

Thanks for the fair assessment of my work. I am very glad that you and your families enjoyed the best parts of your trip in Beijing.

At the same time, I have to say sorry about the helicopter tour. It was understood by me that the visit to the Great Wall meant a lot to you and your children. That was why I arranged you a day trip to the Great Wall at Mutianyu Section on the previous day. There were much less tourists there, and you had a great time. Badaling Great Wall is very popular among Chinese tourists, while a reliable and professional helicopter company is based there. Then I chose them as the service provider for your helicopter flight. Since China's air force controls more than 70% of air space, and Beijing is the potilical capital of China, the flight route and time are restricted and fixed like what I promised before. If I could have let you know more about the situation in China, then you might make a reasonable decision. Please accept my sincere apology for any inconvenience caused.

Once again thank you for traveling with us. China is a destination worth visiting many times. If possible, please give me another chance in the future to plan your trip in China, let me do something to make up for the regret this time.

All my best wishes to you and your families.

Yi Yang