"It was a great experience and we will remember it forever."
What our heroes are talking about their China tour experience and their host, the Great Wall Adventure Club
"Dear Great Wall and all:
I have just submitted my manuscript to a publisher-two years too late! I thoroughly appreciate the interaction I & my family had with all of you during that first week of July. I have attached the final copy of the Beijing Chapter and International Train K-3 chapter of my story for you. I welcome any comments or suggestions. Thanks! I wish all of you a happy holiday season and GREAT new year. Who knows, we might meet again--you know what a small world we live on! Do take care, and best wishes. Thanks again!--"
John Eyberg, USA
We just completed the Jiankou to Mutianyu hike with Leo on Monday 15th of November 2010 and I wanted to say how wonderful the trip was - your sight mentions it will be the highlight of our staying China and it most certainly was.
It is a memory I will hold forever and while I found the hike challenging physically I cant imagine seeing the wall any other way. This 1 day hike was the only way to really see the wall.
Leo was fantastic .. very knowledge, friendly and his English was exceptional.
You really made our family trip once in a lifetime event - I will have no hesitation in recommending you to anybody.
Lana King, American Express International, Singapore
I was part of a group of 14 that did the Great Wall camping hike on Nov 25th and 26th. I am writing to let the manager of the Beijing operation know how pleased the entire group was with Cheney Wu, our tour leader. He not only was a fun, excitable tour guide with a great sense of humor but he went above and beyond in make sure that we were appropriately accommodated for camping outside in the cold. He ordered two sleeping bags for each person and this was completely necessary for us to not freeze to death. We appreciate his foresight as we slept comfortably (well, as comfortable as anyone could in such cold weather!) and would not have been able to do so with just one sleeping bag. I would highly recommend Cheney to anyone wanting to hike and camp on the Great Wall. He was super patient, knowledgeable, and fun. Thank you for this amazing experience.
I found this tour company the best in terms of tour guide ability to explain and speaking English as well as help during tour, transport facility was also very nice. I found no difficulty during this tour and enjoyed a lot. I am very much satisfied from your service and have recommended your company to some of my other colleagues who also wanted to visit great wall.
Thank you for your organisation of Tours, Transfers and Accommodation. I will definitely recommend your website and travel information to any of my friends or colleagues travelling to China.
The driver was good and the airport pickup was simple and easy, the tour guide, Tom, was punctual, service was excellent, he was friendly and helpful and provided a lot of useable information, including about using the subways, which I then did over the next few days.
The hotel in Shanghai was of a very good standard and the service was great.
I apologize that it has taken so long since my hike to send this along, but I just returned to the U.S. last week and have been trying to catch up on everything following my two weeks in China.
However, I wanted to be sure to send a note to the Great Wall Adventure Club to say THANK YOU! I had an amazing time on our hike from Jinshanling to Simatai on March 29. It was easily the highlight of my trip and I could not have had a better (or more exhausting) time. The experience was amazing and I cannot thank your organization enough.
I also wanted to send a special thanks to our guide Judy, who was equally awesome. She was very knowledgeable and was accommodating to everyone in the group. I am not sure if it is possible, but if you could provide me with her email I would love to send her a personalized thank you. I certainly understand if you cannot share that information. And, if that is the case, please send her my thanks. I would greatly appreciate it.
Again, thank you so much to your organization and to Judy. The Great Wall hike was definitely the highlight of my trip to China and should any of you find yourselves traveling to Washington, DC, I would be happy to return the favor!
Trevor Clark, Washington D.C., USA
We are home safely, and busy with cutting grass and sorting photographs. Doreen has done a huge heap of washing!
We were enormously pleased to meet you, and especially to meet Mrs Yang. It made the whole trip much more personal, and we appreciate it very much.
I must comment on the young man who was our guide in Beijing. Apart from being a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide, his concern to help us when we had the problem at the airport was exemplary. After all, the problem was my fault - though I am sure Qatar Airways used my non-confirmation as a cheaper alternative than simply saying the flight was overbooked. Andy treated us as though we were members of his family, and stayed with us until everything possible had been done to find us a bed for the night and to make sure we would be on the next plane.
All the guides did everything they could to make our visit to China a success, and we owe you a big debt of gratitude for the way you organised everything, especially at such short notice when we could not go to Tibet.
Thank you again. We wish you success in this Olympic year.
Please pass on our best wishes to Mrs Yang,Sincerely
Frank and Doreen, Australia
Thank you for a most enjoyable tour! Ms. Aggie is an exceptional tour guide, and she was most knowledgeable, attentive and helpful. Mr. Wong is a very skilled and very prompt driver. Both Ms. Aggie and Mr. Wong worked very hard to ensure the success of our tour.
This tour far exceeded my every expectation. The next time I travel to Beijing, I believe that I will take the tour once again. My thanks to Great Wall Adventure Club and their outstanding employees, Ms. Aggie and Mr. Wong.
Jim Lessner, USA