Mark LauriaUnited States
Sonia arrived at our hotel on time and took us to an excellent section of the Great Wall. She came equipped with walking poles for everyone in our group and she was very knowledgeable about the Great Wall. Here communication prior to our arriving in Beijing was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi,Mark: Thanks for your high comment. You are a very positive and energetic group. I enjoyed the time being together with your group. I wish you and your wife will spend a wonderful time in Spain this year. Best wishes to you, your family and your friends. Regards! Sonia
Corey McNameeUnited States
Highlight of 9 nights in China but do note we did a customized tour to a different part of the wall than Jinshanling that Sonia put together that filled me requests of non-touristy , some original wall, included a small "normal" town. Sonia was very professional, friendly, easy to communicate with, provided one of our best meals in China. If you want someone to talk endlessly about the history of the wall you might want someone else, but Sonia perfect for everyone else.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi,Corey: Thanks for your high comment. It was my pleasure to show you, your beautiful wife and your kindly friends around my city. I also had a wonderful day with all of you. Good luck with everything. Welcome to Beijing again and hope to see all of you again. Sonia
Peter FullerUnited States
I liked this tour so much I decided to do it again, this time I brought my spouse along. Sonia loves the outdoors and makes this hike extremely enjoyable. The peach blossoms were in full bloom and the Wall had a completely different look than that of early summer. Sonia was very patient with us as we hiked rather slowly taking numerous pictures along the way. Lunch was again the best meal I had in my 3 weeks I spent in China. If you love the outdoors and you are in Beijing then you need to contact Sonia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Peter: Thanks for your kindly comment. You are my first client from Toursbylocals. And the hike with you the first time gave me a good start of my work for Toursbylocals. Thank you so much! It was my pleasure to be your guide again. You are lucky to meet the best time of the blossom. I am glad that you enjoyed the lunch. Good luck with everything! It will be my pleasure to show you around my city anytime in the future. Sonia
Sonia was fantastic the scenery was fantastic the weather was great. Sonia is very knowledgable about the history of the wall and Chinese culture and environment. She is a very experienced hiker so we felt like we were hiking with a friend. Sonia spoke and understood English very well. The hike on the great wall at Jingshaling proved to be our most enjoyable memory of China.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi,Erica: Thanks for the feedback and encouragement. You and Rob are so nice people: energetic, understanding and adventurous. Both of you have very young hearts. And thanks for the picture book of Australia. It is so beautiful and lovely. Good luck with everything! Hope to see you and Rob again.
Peter FullerUnited States
Sonia was great, the hike was perfect. I will hire her again when I am in Beijing, she was very responsive to my email questions and made us feel very comfortable. The included meal at the local farm house was the best meal we had in our two weeks in China. If you like to hike and want a lasting memory I recommend checking out Sonia's offerings.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Peter: Thanks you very much for your feedback and encouragement. You are my first guest from toursbylocals. You are so nice people and I really enjoyed the time to be with you and your colleague. Welcome to Beijing again and I hope that I can show you more interesting hiking places around my city.Good luck with everything and hope you have great hikes in America this summer.