With TCT I have organized a 21 days tour for my family: my wife, my 9 years old daughter and me (in august )
We asked to Rebecca (our TCT consultant), who has patiently worked for more than 6 months on all details, to see, not only the most interesting things but to understand a little the Chinese way of life.
The goal of the journey was to let my daughter to see different way of life and unusual (for us) landscape. The other objective was to visit China like a Chinese tourist can do.
All these things weren’t easy to organize, but after more than six months of planning we were exited to visit the Country and we had really high expectation.
It seems impossible but all the goals have been reached and TCT make us to live unforgettable visit of China.
During the organization of the tour Rebecca suggested us to add some destinations to our trip and that makes our trip something unique.
One the most interesting thing is that in most of the hotel (all 4 stars – western standard- and really comfortable) we never meet western people, that mean we were out of usual tour.
All the guides had high professional behavior, knowledge and did their best to let us to see as much as possible. Consider that we were with a 9 years old child and nothing went wrong.
All the drivers, considering the traffic situation in China, have been super! They did all the best in order to take us closer to all attractions in the safest way.
Guides and drivers has been very flexible. Some days we have been together more than 12 hours!
All the guides make arrangement of the tour in order to avoid queue and visit more. That has surprise me a lot.
We have visited places like Mt.Huangshan, Hongcun Village (set of the movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), Tulou in Fujian , Shaolin Zen Music Ritual in Denfeng (a show that worth the journey in China – the biggest stage we ever seen - , suggested by Rebecca) or arhat clay statues at White Horse Temple in Louyang ( if you have seen Terraccota Army in Xi’an you will remain astonished in front of this sculptures), descending from Grat Wall with a toboga, ride a bike on Xi’an city wall or visit a daily market in Beijing. We have attended to the Mask Changing show and 1000 Hands Dance , few minute show but hard to find in a show. Just to list some of the wonderful things we have experienced.
But, the most astonishing thing has been that in some places “we were the attraction”. Western people were so unusual that parents asked to my daughter to take pictures with their children !!!
Very Chinese !!!
In Guilin we meet Rebecca from TCT after little bit less than one year of e-mails ! A great moment too.
The only thing that TCT could not manage was the weather, but we have been lucky. Quite always blues sky and just one day of heavy rain.
We could not ask more !
A special thanks to our guides Tony around Huangshan, Candy in Shangai, Mike in Xi’an, Mina in Fujian and Shane in Luoyang.
And a special special thanks to Linda in Beijing and Tina in Guilin that have done so much for us in order satisfy all our wishes! Deep knowledge, flexibility and enthusiasm made us to enter in Chinese culture.
Interesting, safe and well organized!
We are thinking to visit more China in the future with TCT, we trust them !