Daniel was punctual and cheerful. He has good knowledge about the history and geography of Chengdu and I learnt a lot about Chengdu city since this is my 1st time here. The drive to Dujiangyan took about 2 hours and he kept the journey entertaining by giving information about the city, economic details and reason why people in Sichuan eat such spicy food. He even helped by writing down key products names in chinese so that I can make purchases without knowing how to read chinese and where to eat hot pot!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ms Wong,I am glad that you enjoyed your hiking yesterday,and hope that you will continue to enjoy your stay in my city.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
Silas CampbellHong Kong
Daniel was great- on time, friendly and knowledgeable. He was flexible for our plans and took us for some great local food. I'd really recommend this tour, its a good mix of panda exploring (and holding) and of nature/scenery at the irrigation project. Its a full day but well worth the effort for a trip out of the centre of the city. Thanks Daniel!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks,Silas.I am so glad that your mom and you had a great trip yesterday.Hope that you continue to enjoy your trip to Xian and Beijing.
Michlle PfeifferUnited States
Daniel was very accommodating, kind and great at getting us to the Dujiangyan Panda Base and Ancient Irrigation area. He personally drove us in his car, while also being our guide for the day and giving us great information about Chengdu and the surrounding area. We also had a great lunch with him in a fun restaurant in Dujiangyan and explored the town a little bit to learn more about the area. Overall, we had a good day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Michelle.Hope everything goes well with you and your family.
Kathy ChouUnited States
Daniel was a very knowledgeable guide who not only knows Chengdu very well, but China as a whole. Spending the day with Daniel taught me a lot about China's culture and traditions, better than reading a book. He was prompt and punctual, and has a great sense of humor, I have never laugh so much with another human being. The Panda keeper program he recommended was pure magic, definitely worth the 1 1/2 hour drive out to Dujiangyan, the experience was worthy of the phrase: a trip of a life time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Kathy: I am glad that you had a wonderful day by travelling with me.Wish you a nice day,and have more business in this year. regards Daniel
Winnie NganUnited States
We opted for walking up the back-side of the mountain. While the waterfalls and scenery were great, the hike was not what we're used to: it was mostly climbing long stretches of steps (sometimes irregular and wet). We considered ourselves relatively fit seniors in our 60's, and have been through many hikes with no problem, we were quite exhausted after this climb. Daniel is a good tour guide, but we would appreciate some indication of difficulty of this 'hike' before hand.
Winnie NganUnited States
The visit to the Panda Center was good, but we were very disappointed at the 'Photo session' with the Panda. Although we chose this unique opportunity to sit next to a Panda, (after paying CNY1800 each as donation), we had less than a minute (may be even half a minute) next to a Panda for a quick photo; the Panda guide kept hurrying us ( a group of 15 people) through. We would not have done it if we were to know how little time we'll have with the Panda. Daniel had nothing to do with this.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sorry,Winnie.In the busy situation,each tourist has less time to sit next to the panda for photos.I should have describled this programme more clearly before you make decisions.Any way,thank you for travelling with me,and wish you have nice days at home.
David SteelUnited States
Daniel was a great guide. He adjusted the schedule based on my interests, gave detailed explanations in excellent English and demonstrated his enthusiasm for his home city and province.
Cindy ChiangUnited States
It's been a dream of mine to go to Chengdu and hug a panda for a long time and Daniel made it happen! Even tho the panda center threw a screw in our plans and changed the time of the panda holding, he made sure to get the panda keeper's information and kept in touch with her, while we went to the Dujiangyian Irrigation Project. He also took us to a nice park in Chengdu and drove us to see the Sichuan Opera. He went above and beyond and made our trip unforgettable.
Jennifer BrennanUnited States
Dujiangyan was an amazing area. The ancient water works, garden and town were all incredible to visit. Daniel was a great guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review,and wish you come back to China one day with more friends!