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 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