We had an absolutely fantastic time in Xi’an and it wouldn’t have been the same without our guide Wendy. She was extremely helpful and attentive and went out of her way to make sure everyone was well looked after – she even came to the airport and picked us up which was really unexpected. Our group consisted of 18 boisterous men and one lady, but this didn’t affect her at all. She was very professional…even when some of the guys hopped on to the bus very hungover from a heavy drinking session the night before. Without your Wendy’s help we wouldn’t have understood the history behind the Terracotta Warriors or what we were looking at when we got there. The commentary she gave the whole time she was with us was excellent! Although when we went to Mt Huashan it was heavily fogged over, this trip was one of the highlights of all the time I have spent in China – I’m not sure why more westerners don’t go there. You need to be quite fit to make it all the way to the top, but even without the amazing views it was an awesome experience. I would definitely recommend that you ask for an early collection (i.e. 6am) so that crowds and long waits for tickets can be avoided (people start to queue for tickets at 5.30am). It would be a world class destination on the right day – even if you only go up and down the chairlift!
I have traveled a lot in China over a period of 20 years and it’s great to see the country is finally opening itself to tourism. The emails and communication from your this agency were fantastic and everything was easy to transact. We would definitely recommend their services…we had an absolute blast