How was your Explore Tour Leader?
The tour leader on our 'Walking The Great Wall ' tour was Peter Ling. He had an indepth knowledge of the history of China and especially the Wall, and informed us before each visit in an interesting way. He was personable and had very good people skills with all the members of the varied group.
What tips would you give to someone else booking this tour?
"I would say make sure you take enough warm clothing for the Walking the Wall extension trip, if you are going at this time of the year( October ). Even though it was 29 degs in Southern China, and probably 20 degs in Northern China in the day, the early mornings and evenings were cold enough to warrant hats gloves and padded jackets!
Definitely go and see the optional Light show -impressions, at Yangshuo. It's sensational and a must!"
Do you have anything else to add?
I thoroughly enjoyed the diversity of this amazing tour, and feel I now have an insight into the emerging China we read about in the press. I liked the fact that even though your itineraries are detailed we were sometimes surprised by things that happened- eg the speed boats that took us across the lake at Panijakou ( it felt like a Bond movie), when I was expecting a cruise boat.