David travelled with 3 friends to China on a Travelbay Tailor Made Tour in September 2017. From their photos, it looks like they had a heap of fun. Here is what they had to say:.
"You just couldn’t do China without a guide. You’d be lost and it would be challenging.
Our guides were fantastic. For example, they’d take us to a restaurant in the evening and instead of just dropping us off, they’d come in to make sure that we were ok and that we could understand the menu and were happy to stay.
We saw a few group tours and they didn’t look so nice. One tour guide was screaming at a young girl. We asked our guide what was going on and she said the tour guide was upset because the girl was going too slow. This girl was in tears and it was really a horrible experience.
Zhangjiajie is a must and is highly recommended.
We had two days there and the first day we visited the Hallelujah mountains and Yellow Dragon Cave. Hallelujah Mountain has an elevator that takes you to the top and then you get out and walk around. The next day we visited Tiananmen mountain. It is a half hour chair lift to get to the top and the scenery is incredible."