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Comment from Pierre Yves Ferlicot

Translated in English:
Good evening
We arrived in Wuhan.
Everything went well in Guilin. We are very satisfied.
Sincerely
PY Ferlicot
                                                                                                                                                                              
Original in French:
Bonsoir 
Nous sommes bien arrivés a wuhan.
Tout s'est très bien passé à Guilin. Nous sommes très satisfaits
Cordialement
PY ferlicot

Pierre Yves Ferlicot

Comment from Steven Lund and Gayle Lund

Which Country (Countries) did you visit on this trip?
China
 
Your overall comments on the trip and the travel company:
China Absolute did a very good job of scheduling the trip and rescheduling when necessary. The guides in each location we visited were friendly and committed to being helpful. There were times when the language barrier was an issue, but no more so than during other international trips. We underestimated the physical demands of the itinerary we had approved. The guides were very willing to accommodate and offered alternate plans. It would be helpful if China Absolute provided more details about the physical demands of the sites they propose. Example: We visited the Jinshanling Great Wall site. It's a Trekker level site. We didn't read the description closely enough and we're not trekkers. It was a beautiful, though much reduced climb. By the time we left China we were exhausted and burned-out. A slower pace, with less climbing would have been better (we're over 65 and in ok physical shape).

An item beyond China Absolute's control - Domestic airline flights become less reliable as the monsoon season approaches. We experienced several delays but were fortunate that they didn't jeopardize our schedule until we were leaving for home. We missed our connecting flight to the USA because of a 4 hr delay in Beijing. Bullet trains were very reliable, clean and pleasant. But we did not use them during the rains so don't know how much they suffer rain-delays.

What were the most enjoyable or memorable parts of your trip?
Giant Panda Breeding & Research Center in Chengdu, Li River Cruise, & Guilin and Yangshuo. After Beijing, we focused on UNESCO sites and national parks. Saw some beautiful countryside around Guilin, Zhangjiajie, and Chengdu. Xi'an was very interesting. Cooking class & Taichi class were fun.

If you could take your trip again, what would you do differently? Reduce the amount of climbing - find out about the trams, cable cars & sightseeing trains. They are available at many of the parks and make it easier to deal with the climbs.

Steven Lund and Gayle Lund

Comment from Benjamin Plaisant

Translated in English:
Good evening. The day went very well. Truly an exceptional day as described on your site. Perfect organization and the top guide. I will continue to choose you on other occasions. And again thanks, Alex was perfect. Benjamin, a satisfied customer.
 
Original in French:
Bonsoir. La journée s'est très bien passée. Vraiment une journée exceptionelle comme décrit sur votre site. Organisation parfaite. Guide au top. Je ne manquerai pas de faire appel à vous en d'autres occasions. Et remerciez encore Alex qui a été parfait. Benjamin, un client satisfait.

Benjamin Plaisant

Comment from Charle Boucher

Translated in English:
This is a great trip. We had very good guides in Xi'an, Pingyao, Datong, and Beijing also good drivers. The sleeper train is very good. perfect rhythm for a family. Great restaurants, very well organized, sufficient information. 1 day less in Xian and Pingyao 1 day more to visit around the city will be better.

Original in French:
C'est un excellent voyage. Nous avons eu de très bons guides à Xian, Pingyao, Datong, Pekin et toujours de bons chauffeurs. Le train couchette est de très bonne qualité. Rythme parfait pour une famille. Très bons restaurants, très bien organisées, informations suffisantes. 1 journée de moins à Xian et une de plus à Pingyao pour visiter les alentours de la ville sera mieux.

Charle Boucher

Comment from Kim Primavera & Abraham Lin

Hi Zoe,
We are back from our trip and I wanted to let you know that everything went PERFECT! We saw everything we wanted to see and were very lucky in the weather department. The meals that were included were delicious, our hotel rooms were very comfortable and our guides were extremely knowledgeable. They always arrived on time (usually early) and made sure we had everything we needed for our excursions. We very rarely had to wait in any lines and a few of our guides even went out of their way to take us to special places that were not included on our itinerary. China and Burma are beautiful countries and I will defiantly be recommending Zicasso Tours to others. Thanks so much for putting together such a great trip at an amazing price! We have a lifetime of memories :)

Thanks, Kim

Which Country (Countries) did you visit on this trip? Myanmar (Burma) China
Your overall comments on the trip and the travel company:
I very much enjoyed my trip. I have no comments on how things need to be improved, everything was perfect. I was very impressed with the economical cost of our trip, the food that was included, the quality of our hotels and our guides. Our guides went out of their way to make sure we saw things that were not even on our original itinerary.

What were the most enjoyable or memorable parts of your trip?
seeing the rice terraces and the temples of bagan. Whole reason I wanted to go to Asia

If you could take your trip again, what would you do differently?
yes, and I would recommend it to everyone!

Kim Primavera & Abraham Lin

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