Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Chengdu-China by Tour Guide Daniel D. (Guide #9802)


Wanpiti Wattanapanich

Thailand
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Tour: #120000, Panoramic View of Leshan Giant Buddha, Chengdu, Sichuan, China    view tour
Date: Dec 29/19

Daniel is friendly and responsible guide, the car was clean and well prepared. The tour was good as I want to experience the walk along the route of Leshan Park. Highly recommended

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Wanpiti,I am glad that you enjoyed the hiking trip of Leshan Giant Buddha.Hope that you will continue to enjoy your climbing in Siguniang Mountain and come back to Chengdu safe.

Kaye-Leigh W.

Cambridge, WAIKATO, New Zealand
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Tour: #116514, Chengdu Panda Base with airport transfer(Dec 22), Chengdu, Sichuan, China    view tour
Date: Dec 22/19

Daniel was a fantastic guide! He met us at the airport on time. He had a great, modern car which could easily fit in all our luggage. We arrived at the Panda base very early, but he knew the best route around the park. He then took us for an authentic Sichuan lunch in the city and then a walk through the Tibetan Quarter. I would highly recommend him. His English was very good.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Kaye-Leogh. I am glad that you had a nice day in Chengdu. Hope you will come back to China and see more in the future.

Clarence Tan

Australia
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Tour: #127455, Panda Keeper Volunteer Work in Dujiangyan, Chengdu, Sichuan, China    view tour
Date: Dec 16/19

Sophia Koo

United States
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Tour: #127455, Tour of Gengda Panda Base on Nov 26,2019, Chengdu, Sichuan, China    view tour
Date: Nov 26/19

Daniel is an outstanding and accommodating guide with a great sense of humor. We took his Gengda Panda Base tour with our two children who adore pandas and got as close to the pandas as possible - the panda bases no longer allow visitors to hold the pandas, but they fed milk and bamboo shoots to the baby pandas and pet them. It would have been very hard to visit the panda base and have this experience without Daniel, given its remote location and the lack of English speakers. Highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sophia,I am glad to hear that you had a unique experience with pandas, and enjoyed yourselves very much in Gengda Panda Base.Hope that more and more of your friends will come to visit China.

Wai Yin Yip

Hong Kong
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Tour: Qingcheng Mountain and Dujiangyan Irrigation System, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Date: Nov 8/19

We booked a one full day tour from Chengdu to Qingcheng Mountain and Dujiangyan. Daniel was right on time in picking us up from the hotel and drove us by his car to the destinations. His plan and arrangements throughout the day (including suggestions for us after the trip) were satisfactory and much appreciated. Daniel was polite and considerate towards our preferences. We consider his service to be of good standard.

Phillip Jones

Chandler, AZ, United States
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Tour: #127455, Panda Volunteer Work &the Irrigation System on Oct 7, Chengdu, Sichuan, China    view tour
Date: Oct 7/19

This was the best day we had during our trip. Our guide Daniel was amazing and very helpful. The Panda Experience was something my family will always remember. My kids loved spending the day with our guide and were sad to say goodbye when we left.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Phillip: I am glad to hear that all your family enjoy the panda volunteer work.Hope this unique experience help the kids remember Chengdu.

Phillip Jones

Chandler, AZ, United States
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Tour: #385864, Airport pickup,Tea Farms,Qingcheng Mountain &Cooking Class, Chengdu, Sichuan, China    view tour
Date: Oct 3/19

It was great having our driver at the airport to pick us up. We went straight to our hotel, the Tea farm experience was fun and the kids really enjoyed hiking up the mountain. The hike was a lot of work, but worth it. Our guide Daniel was amazing and incredibly helpful.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Phillip : Thanks for your review.I am glad that you had a wonderful holiday in Chengdu with your family .Welcome back to China.

Lindsay Jackson

New Zealand
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Tour: #116514, Chengdu Panda Base Half Day Tour on Sep 30, Chengdu, Sichuan, China    view tour
Date: Sep 30/19

Daniel was excellent arriving ahead of our meeting time at our hotel. His car and driving were wonderful. We found him to be very engaging, informative and shared good information about the Pandas and China. The local restaurant for lunch was excellent too. We highly recommend Daniel to others.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lindsay: Nice meeting you in Chengdu.Your trip to China is very fast,but hope that you enjoy it and come back to see more. Best wishes Daniel

David Norton Eadington

United States
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Tour: 5-Days Panda Tour for David(Sep 13-17), Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Date: Sep 13/19

Daniel was an outstanding guide and helped make our Chengdu visit truly magical. He established great confidence through his consistent and proactive communication prior to our arrival in Chengdu. Once we arrived, he was punctual, flexible when needed, highly attentive, extremely knowledgeable, and a pleasure to be with. We cannot recommend Daniel's guide services highly enough. Our trip good would not have been nearly as good without him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi David,thanks for your review.Nice meeting you in Chengdu.Hope you can come back and visit more cities in the future .All the best to you and Tamara.

Izhar Bentov

United States
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Tour: #510046, Chengdu Panda Base and Leshan Giant Buddha, Chengdu, Sichuan, China    view tour
Date: Aug 4/19

Excellent and knowledgeable. The best guide to choose for a tour in Chengdu area

Saemina Park

United States
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Tour: #510046, Chengdu Panda Base and Leshan Giant Buddha, Chengdu, Sichuan, China    view tour
Date: Jul 26/19

I booked this trip only 6 hours earlier from the start time. I booked this at 1:30am and Daniel got back to me at 3:30am for the 7:30am pick up. I went to the Panda Base in Chengdu and the Leshan Giant Buddha. I saw the adult, teen, and newborn pandas and beat the long wait lines because he knew all the short cuts. I also got to ride the nicest view of the Buddha as well. Our driver and lunch at the local restaurant was very good too. I would highly recommend Daniel for last minute excursions. Thank you.

Michelle Jones

United Kingdom
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Tour: #510044, Chengdu Panda Base and City Sightseeings, Chengdu, Sichuan, China    view tour
Date: Jul 4/19

Fantastic day, well organized by Daniel our tour guide which meant a relaxing hassle-free trip for us. Daniel had plenty of information to tell us about Chengdu while carefully driving to Chengdu Panda Research Base. The place seemed crowded but Daniel knew the route to follow and we were able to view pandas without any crowds, sometimes the only ones. We had our choice of lunch and we wanted to try hotpot. Daniel ate with us and showed us how to eat this delicious Chinese fare. Recommended day out.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Michelle,I am happy that all your family love this day trip with me.Hope that you will continue to enjoy your trip to Xi'an and Beijing.

Melanie Carbine

United States
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Tour: #510046, Chengdu Panda Base and Leshan Giant Buddha, Chengdu, Sichuan, China    view tour
Date: Jun 27/19

Daniel was very informative and helpful. There was a newborn baby panda and he made sure we saw a good range of the park considering my mom's slow pace. When my mom became separated from us, Daniel did everything to reunite us. Because we were delayed by this, Daniel helped us modify our plan for lunch. And, though the drive was long and we returned during peak traffic, I felt very safe with Daniel's driving ability. He also left us with recommendations and bilingual directions for the next day.

Melanie Carbine

United States
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Tour: #272835, Sichuan Opera, Chengdu, Sichuan, China    view tour
Date: Jun 26/19

Daniel communicated effeciently to plan an enjoyable and pleasant tour. He also took us to the Taoist temple per my inquiry, and he was very knowledgeable and informative about the history, religion, and culture of China and Sichuan. He was also able to arrange to upgrade our tickets to first class on short notice.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Melanie,I am glad that you enjoyed your stay in Chengdu,and continue to enjoy your trip to Guangzhou and Hong Kong.

Mark Schaeffer

United States
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Tour: #116514, Chengdu Panda Base and Airport Transfer(Jun 22), Chengdu, Sichuan, China    view tour
Date: Jun 22/19

Daniel was wonderful. He made the most use of our limited time.

John Maguire

United States
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Tour: #120000, Panoramic View of Leshan Giant Buddha, Chengdu, Sichuan, China    view tour
Date: Jun 13/19

Daniel is an excellent guide. Very courteous and accommodating. He explained many aspects of the history, culture, and meaning of the sights at Leshan Buddha. His English is excellent. I highly recommend Daniel as a guide in Chengdu area.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi John: I am so happy that you enjoyed your holiday in Chengdu.Hope that you enjoy your work and live in China.

Nigel Meeson

Hong Kong
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Tour: #510044, Nigel's Private Trip from Jun 7 to 8,2019, Chengdu, Sichuan, China    view tour
Date: Jun 7/19

Daniel was fabulous, fluent english, very knowledgeable and interested in sharing Sichuan stories and culture. He tailored a two day tour for us in Chengdu so that we could see the giant pandas, go to the Sichuan opera (the changing faces are just unbelievable), very entertaining and like nothing you've experienced before. Great for kids too. We also went on a road trip to Leshan to see the giant buddha carved in the cliff and also visited the ancient village of Huanglong Xi. He was the perfect guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Nigel:thank you for your comments.I am glad that you enjoyed your holiday in Chengdu,and hope more of your friends will come to visit it.

Marie Nguyen

United States
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Tour: #120000, Private trip for Marie Nguyen(May 20-23), Chengdu, Sichuan, China    view tour
Date: May 20/19

Gary S.

Australia
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Tour: #510044, Chengdu Panda Base and City Sightseeings, Chengdu, Sichuan, China    view tour
Date: May 5/19

Many thanks Daniel for a great day touring Chengdu. Your happy, friendliness and eagerness to show us your city's major sights provided us with a memorable day of Chengdu. You were spot on in getting us to the Panda Base early beating the ever growing crowd and we were fortunate to have viewings of most of the Panda's we saw to ourselves. Fantastic! Additionally you had no issue when we slightly changed our itinerary on the day and you're a safe driver which is a bonus. We highly recommend Daniel.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Gary,thanks so much for your review.I will always make my guests' stay in Chengdu easy and pleasant.Hope everything goes well with you,and come back to see China again.

Judith Donofrio

United States
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Tour: #127455, Panda Keeper Volunteer Work in Dujiangyan Panda Park, Chengdu, Sichuan, China    view tour
Date: May 4/19

We wanted to get away from the crowds of the Breeding center so we chose to go out to the Rescue center. It was well worth the trip with Daniel. He is very pleasant, knowledgeable and knows his way around the center. He is very familiar and truly seems to enjoy the pandas himself. A lovely way to spend the day with the pandas!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Judith: I am happy that you enjoyed the panda tour in Dujiangyan.Yes,this is one is less crowded than the one in Chengdu,and can bring you more fun.Hope that you will come back to Chengdu and see more one day.

Windsor Hall

United States
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Tour: Qingcheng Mountain and Dujiangyan Irrigation System, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Date: Apr 28/19

Daniel was our tour guide to Qingcheng Mountain and the Dujiangyan Scenic Area. We highly recommend him: his english is very good, he is very engaging and informative and he was enjoyable to spend the day with. In addition to providing us with insight to the areas we visited, he thought of little things like packing cold water, pointing us to less crowded and cleaner toilets, and bringing us to a well-priced and wonderful river-side restaurant. Also, his car is very new and clean.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Windsor, Thanks for you comments. I am glad that you had a wonderful holiday in Chengdu.Wish Tom continue to enjoy his study in Sichuan University.

Darla T.

United States
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Tour: #510044, Chengdu Panda Base and Airport Transfer, Chengdu, Sichuan, China    view tour
Date: Apr 25/19

Daniel customized our tour to fit our interests. Restaurant recommendation was fantastic . Daniel's English is excellent and he is enjoyable to talk to. Our favorite guide our entire trip in China. Highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Darla,Thanks for your review.Hope that you will continue to enjoy your trip in Shanghai,and come to visit mainland China often.

Max Kaufmann

Corseaux, VD, Switzerland
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Tour: #116514, 2 Days' Trip for Max Kaufmann, Chengdu, Sichuan, China    view tour
Date: Apr 19/19

Daniel was our guide during one and a half days on a tailor made program I had suggested to him. He is extremely reliable and customer focused, during the preparation phase as well as during the excursion itself. Given the excellent experience made with Daniel and having met him as a very knowledgeable and polite person, I can recommend him to everyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Max,thanks for your review and your gift.I hope that you had a nice holiday in China,and come back one day.

Andrew Lee

Australia
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Tour: 4 Days Exploration of West Sichuan, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Date: Apr 13/19

Daniel was 1. A careful driver 2. A friendly and thoughtful man 3. Goes beyond the itenary 4. Honest in his dealings 5. A person who loves travelling and knows our nees 6. Speaks good english We were very satisfied with the service. Andrew

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Andrew:Thanks for your comments.Hope that you enjoy yourself everyday,and come to visit China often.

Phil Hart

London, United Kingdom
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Tour: #385864, Qingcheng Mountain and Jiezi Old Town, Chengdu, Sichuan, China    view tour
Date: Apr 10/19

Daniel led us to Qingcheng mountain and Jiezi Old Town. Unfortunately it chose to rain hard that day, so we did the Old Town first, and then went up the mountain. Because of the weather we chose to came down the same way, rather than the quieter paths. We had an excellent lunch on the way down, thanks to Daniel's help. Daniel speaks excellent English, is knowledgable and easy to converse with - I would thoroughly recommend him to anyone considering a trip in the Chengdu area.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Phil:Thanks for your review.Hope that all of you will continue to enjoy your trip to Xi’an and Beijing.Come back and see more birds in Sichuan in the future.

Shane Ross

Warwick, WARWICKSHIRE, United Kingdom
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Tour: #116514, Chengdu Panda Base Half Day Tour, Chengdu, Sichuan, China    view tour
Date: Apr 5/19

I opted for a half day tour of the panda base which was plenty. It's important to get to the panda base early as this is when the pandas are most active. We saw dozens eating and playing. My guide Daniel had a lovely new car and was excellent all round. Daniel is extremely knowledgeable and friendly guide. His English is very good. We finished at the panda base early *(I'm a pretty fast walker and wanted to avoid crowds) and Daniel was happy to improvise an extra visit to the jinju market.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Shane: I am glad that you loved the panda tour.Hope that you will come back and visit China with your family one day in the future.

Brian Heatley

United Kingdom
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Tour: Sichuan Cuisine Museum and Cooking Class, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Date: Apr 1/19

Excellent trip that entirely delivered what I hoped for on the cooking front. And Daniel was extremely accommodating in adding my wife and son in law to the party (but not for the cooking) at no extra cost, and tolerating the unexpected consequences of that in terms of the time being extended. My only reservation is that the cost plus the 360yuan entrance fee was quite steep for the cooking alone, but fine overall considering the way Daniel accepted the extension of the itinerary.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Brian,It is nice to hear that you liked the trip.I will my best try to improve my work and make more customers feel satisfied with this cooking trip.

Kevin Black

United States
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Tour: #510046, Chengdu Panda Base and Leshan Giant Buddha, Chengdu, Sichuan, China    view tour
Date: Mar 25/19

Daniel was excellent. His English was better than the other guides we had used in other cities. He was also considerate, helpful and genuinely interested in making our day a good one. I would highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kevin,I'm glad that you had a wonderful holiday in Chengdu.Hope that you will come back and see more cities in China in the near future.

Louis Chittenden

United States
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Tour: #385864, Three Days' Private Tour for Louis, Chengdu, Sichuan, China    view tour
Date: Mar 4/19

We thoroughly enjoyed the tours we booked with Daniel. He is very knowledgeable about the history and culture of the places we visited. Daniel is very personable and speaks very good English. An added bonus is that he recently bought a new Volkswagen sedan which was very comfortable when he drove us to the various locations on the tours we booked.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Louis,I am glad that you and your friend Tommy enjoyed this trip.Wish you have a nice day and come to visit China often.

Basil Muharb

Australia
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Tour: #120000, Panoramic View of Leshan Giant Buddha, Chengdu, Sichuan, China    view tour
Date: Mar 3/19

Very Knowledgeable, made the tour more interesting


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