It was perfect, not too much, but all we wanted, the big temple, the Grand Canyon and pure nature, away from the main stream tourist attraction. Some specials with locals we wanted to see and he also arranged on the way. He speaks a very good English and is well educated in general and particular culture and religion matters. Good and safe driver.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks for writting such a high level review for me. welcome all of you come to shangrila again! all the best!
Peter HoBakersfield, CA, United States
Stone took great care of us. Was a diligent and helpful guide. Admired Stone because I found out he learned English a bit at school, but mostly he's self taught. And his English is great! Always prompt, handled all the arrangements for cultural shows and tickets for attractions. Easy to talk to, easy-going and pleasant. On several occasions he took us to nice restaurants and stayed around to guide us back to our bus to take us back to our hotel. He was the perfect combination of professional and friendly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the good review! Welcome to China again and hope all goes well with the family!
Francis TsuiHong Kong
Stone is a very good and professional private tour guide. He is knowledgeable and considerate, very observant of his clients and makes good assessments/recommendations for the pace and scope of the tour. It was a delight to work with Stone from the planning stage to the actual trip. And, Stone is a very safe and conscientious driver, which is a very important quality traveling in China. I will definitely seeking out Stone again if I were to plan another trip to the southwest region of the country.
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My wife and I decided at the last minute to travel to Yunnan Province and were very thankful Stone was available. I am somewhat demanding as a travel photographer on where to go, how long to stay and other details. With this, the guide has to realize this and try to accommodate, but also with a sense of where to go too as the local knowledge is vital. Stone was wonderful with flexibility and always offered ideas to maximize my photography. English very good...Strongly recommend Stone!!
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Stone provided a very good itinerary to enjoy the beauty Lijiang, Shaxi and Shangri la. Stone is very knowledgeable about local culture/religion/history that we chatted during the tour. He is a very friendly tour guide and flexible to fine-tune the itinerary base on our interest with great recommendation. We enjoyed this fabulous trip.
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Stone did a great job of planning for two septuagenarian couples and the drives were regulated to what we could take , the accommodation par excellence except at Teilaisi . The meals were varied and very filling . He adapted to our needs and his knowledge is excellent . He had been very helpful always prompt to start the day and attentivite all through . One suggestion for his improvement spend 5 mts eato explain what to expect during each day before the start. Wish him the best and recommend him to all
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Greta T.Brussels, Belgium
Stone was a wonderful guide for our group, a family of 6 adults. During the whole trip he offered a deep insight into many aspects of Chinese history, religion, culture and food. Stone is an informative guide sharing his extensive knowledge in a relaxed way, and a very pleasant, attentive, flexible, easy-going person. Thanks to him our trip to Yunnan became a fabulous and unforgettable adventure. Highly recommend both the tour & the guide: 5+ stars !!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you so much for the good review. all the best to everyone! welcome to china again!
Young-Uk KwonSouth Korea
I and my wife have very much enjoyed the tour to Dali and Lijiang guided by Stone. The guide - Stone - is a seasoned guide with a volume of knowledge on the histories and backgrounds of the places we visited. He is quick in understanding what we need and want and in coming up with best ideas/solutions to them. I and my wife are deeply impressed by his ability not only as an able guide but also as a very friendly and considerate person. We will most likely try to find him in our next visit to Winnan.
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Stone is an excellent tour guide and his English good! He helped customize an itinerary that worked well for us that was based on one of the his set tour packages, so we appreciated that. He had an answer for all of our many questions and brought us to many tasty places to eat, so his local and regional knowledge are excellent. We were very comfortable and happy with Stone and look forward to booking another tour with him in the future!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you so much for your good review and welcome to come back again! also thanks for all your good suggestions. all the best!
Annie CheungUnited States
We had a most enjoyable tour of 5 days in Yunnan with Stone. He was always punctual, reliable, and very flexible in accommodating our desires and changes. Stone also introduced us to lovely local cuisines all over. I highly recommend Stone as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: you are welcome! hope to meet you at next trip to yunnan. all the best!
Oon Jin YeohSingapore
Stone was an excellent tour guide. He was very knowledgeable about the places of interest and he went out of the way to make sure that our group really enjoyed the private tour. I would highly recommend Stone for anyone who wishes to see both Shangrila and Lijiang.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks for your nice rivew. welcome to visit china again and hope everything is well for your family.
Thank you very much for the nice trip! Stone is an excellent and very professional guide!
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Ang Lye ChuanSingapore
Very good itinerary to enjoy the beauty of Shangri la. Stone is very knowledgeable and friendly tour guide with great recommendedation and patience. We enjoyed a lot during this trip. The last paradise on earth.
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Emma KerrHong Kong
We had a fantastic time in lijiang and shangrila. Stone spoke perfect English and was able to adapt the tour as we went in relation to our energy levels and the weather. He ensured the whole trip ran smoothly and was knowledgeable about the region, sharing his knowledge in a relaxed way when we asked. We didn't feel like we were on a tour rather travelling with a friend showing us his home town. Which was exactly what we were looking for. Thanks Stone
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks for your good review and high rate. welcome to trave with me again when you have time and need me. thanks again!
Arlene NeveloffUnited States
Stone was incredible. He tailored the tour to our interests and kept going until we told him to stop. He was informative, polite and friendly. He put tremendous effort into the planning and execution of this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you so much for your great review and your trust. i will try my best to make all the guests feel good and enjoyed the tour with me.
We have an enjoyable time on our tour which encompasses two provinces, Yunnan and Guizhou. Stone was both a driver and guide for us. He is trust worthy and was very attentive to details. His hotel and meal arrangements were excellent. Vehicle was safe, clean and well maintain. Given the breath of cultural diversity of the two provinces visited, his local knowledge was good. Excellent in some regions and satisfactory in others. Definitely will use again if we return to this part of the country.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you so much for your good review. thanks for your trust!
Sana JilaniUnited States
Stone was one of the best guides we've ever had. He knew our pace and was smart and flexible enough to change the plan when necessary. He knows all about the whole area and we had some great conversations with him as well. He was extremely accommodating and was able to find us halal (qing zhen) food everywhere we went even to small villages. We could not have had the great experience we did without him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks for your review! what i did just what i need to do as a local guide. hope everything goes well!
Chun Chiang OngMalaysia
Very pleasant guide. Helpful and knowledgable. Punctual. On a few occasions, he ordered too much food for us. Could have warned us that the drive from Kunming to Dali takes 4 to 5 hours and the drive around Erhai Lake takes 3 hours. We were exhausted by the time we reached the lovely hotel.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you for the review! sorry for did not warn you the long day from kunming to dali. hope the whole family are well!
We were given an itinerary with both hiking and sightseeing, which suited us well. Stone speaks very good English, and is easy to communicate and get along with. Also before the trip, he made sure to answer all our questions by personal contact. What makes a difference is that a good local guide like Stone can take you a little outside "the beaten path", and show some interesting areas that maybe missed in comparison with the "big tours". Yunnan food - yummy
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you so much for taking your time to write a review for the tour! you are welcome to come back again! all the best!
Caitlin Diane WatsonAustralia
Stone was extremely easy-going and knowledgable about Yunnan culture and history. He made us feel at ease and if ever we wanted to make a detour and check something out, he made it possible. We also got to visit parts of Yunnan we had never heard of! Lovely, excellent tour guide - we had an unforgetable trip and would recommend Stone to anybody!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you so much and welcome back to china again!
Natasha ThakerUnited Kingdom
Stone was one of the best guides we had on our 3 week tour of China. Companionable, educated, knowledgeable and interesting, he was happy to answer all our questions - history, religion, current China, the Communist Years, all in excellent English. He was also great with our 2 girls, age 6 and 4. We had a fantastic day - tea and cheese in a farmers hut; miles of sun sparkling snow mountains at 4500m, stunning monastery - and I would recommend him without hesitation. Many Thanks from the Thaker family, UK.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Natasha and your whole family: thank you so much for your nice comment on my job. all the best!