4 independent reviews for Beijing to Chengdu tours, Mountains & Monasteries

Reviews for Beijing to Chengdu tours, Mountains & Monasteries

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review 27 Aug 2014

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

All of the vacation was fantastic. I particularly enjoyed the train journey from Beijing to Lhasa. The visit to the nunnery was fun. There was nothing on my trip that I didn't enjoy so it's hard to choose 1 thing I enjoyed most.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Be prepared for a total culture shock and just do what the locals do! Immerse yourself in the culture, history and the fabulous landscape.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

The trip benefited a local charity for the blind. It did its best to have a environmentally friendly trip but it's not always possible particularly with bottled water.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

This was one of the best vacations. If you go with a mindset of knowing that living standards are poor as well as the facilities compared to western ones then you will have as much fun as I did.

review 8 Jun 2014

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Listening to monks chanting in the Samye Monastery.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Go with an open mind, an attitude of adventure. It is a different country. You will not find the same facilities as at home. The food is different. But it's all part of the adventure.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Excellent.

review 5 Aug 2009

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Staying in a monastery at Emei Shan, one of China's 4 sacred mountains, and being spooked by the candlelit Buddha statues on a midnight toilet trip. Also doing karaoke on a boat trip up the Yangtze with lots of Chinese tourists.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Go with an open mind and get involved with things.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Uses mainly local transport and hotels which is great - it was a bit of a shock when we went to cafes full of other western tourists to realise we weren't the only ones in town, as we thought. Hard to minimise impacts on the environment when you're traveling such long distances, but the tour operator do try, through using public transport and discouraging e.g. the use of too many small plastic bottles of water.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

It was very memorable and exciting, and a good idea to go on a tour through a country that would be difficult to navigate alone.

review 14 Dec 2007

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

A festival day in Varanasi.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Make use of the free time to meet local people.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Yes.

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