|What Our Clients Say|
This was a great trip. The meals were wonderful. They upgraded the meals. Only had french fries once. Last trip with my whole family it was french fries on every meal.
The hotels were wonderful. Especially the Howard John Plaza Waigaoqiao in Shanghai. They had a wheelchair for my father. When we arrived in Shanghai, my father's feet swelled up and he was having a hard time walking. Nina Hu the assistant hotel manager helped my father and I up to the room. She even checked up with us to make sure the next day that he was okay.
I will certainly recommend Tour Into Tibet and also use you for my next trip.
Wing Wah Leong, Missouri (May 2013)
The Tibet trip was a great trip for me. You caught me by surprise when you called me in Beijing. I was just getting out of the shower and I was getting ready for my flight to Tokyo. I got everything done that I wanted to. I was able to get all the photos I wanted of the Potala Palace, Mt Everest and the monasteries and the Tibetan people. The mini buses were cramped and uncomfortable at times and very hot especially when we were on that bumpy stretch of road just before Mt Everest and this put people in a bad mood at times. A few of the lunches were way too long - 2-3 hours due to poor service and that made us fall behind with our schedule but I usually didn't participate in those lunches anyways. I wrote post cards instead. But again overall a great trip for me. Like you said the Everest trip is not always easy.
I liked the hotels for the most part - The Citic was fine - nice pool that I used - easy to change money - close to airport etc.
The Yak hotel had a great location - walking distance to Barkour Square and Potala Palace and the Old city of Lhasa in general. On our return trip to Lhasa they actually put us in the new section out back that was outstanding and very new. It was also next to a restaurant that it had a connection with that I liked - the Dunlary or something like that.
I liked our guides Sonam and Lotce. Especially Sonam was extremely knowledgable and incredibly patient. It was the largest group I have ever been with for this kind of a trip. There were 20 and then 19 in the group which I think made it harder for the guides to move along and made us fall behind in our schedule at times. The guides had to work especially hard.
Do you have any trips to Myanmar(Burma) or Bhutan.
Peter Fink, Connecticut, USA (May 2013)
We had a great time in China! Our guides and drivers made everything very easy for us, and the hotels were very comfortable. We especially clicked with Penny, our first guide, in Beijing. The fact that each of our tour guides arranged and bought our tickets at each location, and even offered extra things we might want to do each day, took most of the worry out of our touring. Guam (spelling?), our guide in Guilin, was especially good at asking us if we wanted to do something extra each day, and then fitting it in for us timewise. I really liked that our guides took us up to the check-in gates for our flights, and 'hand delivered' us - their knowledge of the language helped a couple of times. We made good use of our extra time, too, so having some extra time built in to our days was a good idea. By the way, thank you all for booking our flights - I know that wasn't the normal way of doing things for your company.
As far as negative things, there were very few. On our first day in Beijing, when we arrived at 5:00 a.m., our rooms weren't ready until about 10:30 a.m - and they charged us for breakfast that morning, which we thought was included. We all three wanted more time on The Great Wall and at the Terra Cotta Warriors - we were just a bit rushed at these two places - we would have loved to have two more hours at the wall, and one more at the warriors. But, maybe that was because we took so many photos!
Overall we really enjoyed the trip, and have some great memories! Thank you for all of your help getting us there!
----Karen & Gary & Kelly Fouts, Santa Clarita, California, USA (August, 2012)
Thank you and your team of professionals for arranging the most wonder full trip to China. We enjoyed every part of it . . . we absolutely fill in love with, and most of all, Shangri La.
One observation, I wish the tips for the drivers and the guides would have been handled differently, perhaps assess a set fee for the tips to be approved and paid by the client at the end of the trip to the main office; to be distributed later. The current system created some unpleasant and embarrassing moments for every body involved.
Next time we want to visit Tibet for sure.
Thanks very much.
----Adel & Nancy Sokkary , Albuquerque, New Mexcico, USA (August, 2012)
Sorry for the long delay...we got back from Asia and MIami on 02/05 then just after a week we went to Rio de Janeiro for Carnaval...
we had a great time in Tibet, even tough we came back earlier due to un-wellness caused by the high altitude...we are planning in going back and referring it to every friend which want to travel to Tibet..many thanks again!
-----Amaury Camargo Monaco, Sao Paulo, Brazil (January, 2012)
Hi Richard, thank you for calling me and informing me and my family that the schedule for second day in Beijing had slight change. Actually that was not a big deal cause our tour guide already explained us the Bardalin Great wall was temporarily closed because some VIPs were there. We went to Ju Yungghuang great wall, it was remarkable! My family and I just want to let you know that we thank you for taking care us while we were taking your tour in China. If we plan to visit Tibet, I will ask for your help. Talk to you soon.
-----Matinee Burgos, Minnesota, USA (September, 2011)
Mr. Thar, a tour consultant of Tour into Tibet, is knowledgeable, professional and very accommodating. We just told him places we would like to visit and starting date, he quickly designed an optimized route specifically for us with reasonable price. The hotels and food are great. Local tour guides are very flexible with schedule and additional sites. One of the less perfect points would be that the local tour guides are not as knowledgeable the site guides for specific sites. In those cases, we sometimes followed the site guides for more detailed explanations. Overall, we are very satisfied with our experiences.
-----Sulan Yao, California, USA (July, 2011)
Lhasa is an amazing place. I was shocked by those Tibetan pilgrims worshipping in front of Jokkang Temple, also in front of Potala Palace. Brahmaputra Hotel is nice, but I see some hotels around Jokang temple have better location. You guys maybe should contact these hotels. I think I might go to Tibet with my family next time, and I want to try Tibet train crossing Tibet plateau. Thank you guys for the welcome home greeting, I definitely recommande Tour into Tibet to my friends.
----- Jenneal Segikawa, Florida, USA (June, 2011)