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What was the highlight or most memorable moment of your tour?
More than one! We all loved the pandas, and staying the night in a small hotel up on the Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces was wonderful! Cycling round Xi'An city walls was fab. My son's big moment was finding a table tennis table in Ma An village Drum Tower, together with a local boy who lent him a bat. It turns out that all two boys need to communicate is two table tennis bats and a ball - never mind the language barrier!Read more
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Margaret was fantastic! She has to be one of the most well-organised people I've ever met. Everything ran smoothly, and the immense amount of effort she put into this feat was almost invisible - she was calm, good-humoured, patient and kind all the time. Her store of knowledge was impressive, and she'd also prepared a lot of extra material for us, all of which was valuable and interesting. By helping us feel safe and happy, she gave us the space to really enjoy our amazing experiences in China.
What Tips Would You Give To Someone Else Booking This Tour
Bring loo paper, some familiar snacks for the kids, a small penknife for cutting fruit, and ear plugs for the sleeper trains. If you're a caffeine addict, teabags and/or individual coffee drip filters would be a good breakfast luxury. There are places to do laundry in Xi'An and Yangshuo. Limit your luggage - we took a cabin-size bag and a backpack each and it made moving around much easier. If you can. arrive a day or so early to get over the jet lag - the first few days are really full-on.
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This was the first adventurous thing we've done since having kids, and it was a roaring success. It was a great way to see a huge, entrancing country - the blend of overnight train journeys and modest hotels gave us a real feel for the country that we'd never have got on some fancy 5* posh tour. Dump the hotel in Xi'An though - it was very poor compared to all the others.