- Fantastic holiday!!! Amazing country!! It was busy from start to finish - which was just as well as there was so much to fit in! Days started early and were packed. Our guide, Margaret, was magic - never tired and had endless energy to keep us all going when we were flagging! She was a mine of information and had a great sense of humour.
There were so many big highlights - the Great Wall, the Warriors, the pandas and the amazing Light Show, but also some of our best memories were the beautiful rice fields, cycling in Yangshuo, the fantastic cookery morning, hands on calligraphy, 'cricket man' and the daily delicious food ranging from massive banquets to simple roadside noodles.
Unlike previous Explore holidays, there were more added 'optional' costs (shows, cycling, boat trips, Hong Kong tour etc). Whilst we were very happy to pay for these, and would HIGHLY recommend them, it may have been good to have an idea of approximate 'additional' costs before going (they added up to quite a lot for a family of 5).
Overall an amazing trip - we came home feeling privileged to have seen a small tip of an enormous and fascinating iceberg. Thank you!
Published on: 19 September 2016