||I have put together four groups of friends to visit China since 1999, most recently in May, 2012. I have worked with Chris Lee and ChinaPlus each time. I have never been
disappointed. His choice of hotels is fantastic--almost all have been rated 5-stars by the Chinese government on the 5-star scale. He has always arranged for superior city
guides-- all with great experience and very good English language skills. ChinaPlus itineraries are comprehensive though often somewhat arduous; though that is what most
clients want. For many this may be their only visit to China and they want to make the most of it. My groups have never had a serious problem with flights or Yangtze cruise
arrangements. Chris Lee has consistently provided more than promised, not less.
I am a retired university professor and vice president and have taught, consulted, and studied China for a long time. I have visited this ever-changing and fascinating country
over 25 times and can be very critical of the quality of content or travel arrangements. Clients can depend on ChinaPlus, their guides and arrangements for integrity, honesty
I am consistently impressed with the value given by ChinaPlus. They provide a first class quality tour experience for a modest cost.
Wonderful itineraries, superb accommodations, great guides and good value--if China is on your touring radar, give ChinaPlus a good look.I am happy to give a personal
assessment to anyone interested.
Dr. Walter “Joe” Shaw
In May, we visited China with ChinaPlus on their Grand China Tour with Tibet & Yangtze River plus Hong Kong. As we approached the trip we had several concerns. We
had traveled with tour groups before but had never used a small company. Our concerns were totally unfounded as we had a phenomenal time. We were amazed at Chris’
attention to detail and how his goal was to make the trip outstanding in every way. He added a very personal touch which gave us a wonderful understanding of life in China
and the culture. We were so pleased with the way all our needs were taken care of. Chris was sensitive to any personal issues that came up and was willing to accommodate
any requests we may have had that were not included in the itinerary. His flexibility made things so enjoyable. Our accommodations were top notch and our local guides
were all wonderful. Our trip was everything we had hoped for and so much more. Thank you Ping & Chris for making this experience one we will never forget.
Linda & Howard Feldmesser
The great Gobi desert, the oasis of Turpan with its remarkable canal system, the Mogao Grottoes at Dunhuang, and the unforgettable drive along Ynnan-Tibet highway to the
mythical Shangri-la . Most of all I wanted to experience the minority peoples, to walk in the street market, the only westerner in sight, and shop in the Grand Bazaar in
Kashgar. To join in with hundreds of local people of many minority backgrounds in the early morning at People's Square in Urumqi to move to the wonderful almost ballet
Tai Chi. I have traveled in almost every country in Western and Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Never have I found a people as open and friendly as the Chinese. The
Silk Road & Shangri-La tour will remain one of the most significant experiences of my life.
South Glens Falls, NY
Our recent trip to China was a wonderful experience. It was all that you promised and more. We loved the fact that you accompanied our group and were available at any
time to assist us. You took care of all the details so we could enjoy the unique sights and sounds of China. The accommodations were excellent and the choice of sites was
flawless. We have always wanted to see the Great Wall and there we were hiking across an endless fortification. The Terra Cotta Warriors were fascinating and carefully
explained by our private guide, a history major! The cruise to the Three Gorges Dam was relaxing while we floated past beautiful scenery and ended up with a tour of the dam
itself. An engineering marvel. We appreciated how you covered all the details from visas to airline tickets. We thought the trip was an excellent value for our limited travel
dollar. We would recommend your program to anyone. Thank you for a wonderful trip. We are seasoned travelers and consider this trip the the best trip we have ever
Jane and Stew Wester
who had completed a semester of study at Nanjing Normal University. ChinaPlus did an excellent job of meeting our particular needs in organizing our travel plans. We were
given personalized attention and guidance in planning the days with our daughter prior to starting our tour. Excellent suggestions were made regarding a tour that would be
most suitable to winter weather conditions and activities were added that individualized our trip. The tour guides that met us in each destination were prompt, friendly, and
knowledgeable. They made certain that we were comfortable from the time we were picked up at the airport to the time we left each city. The hotels were superb and
provided breakfast each morning that included a wide array of choices. We enjoyed the special dinners and activities scheduled in the evenings and felt that we had just the
right amount of free time. I would recommend ChinaPlus Tours without reservation to anyone planning a trip to China. Our family had never been on an international trip
together and the care ChinaPlus gave to us made the trip more enjoyable and worry-free.
My wife and I have taken four trips with Ping Lee and ChinaPlus Tours. That alone indicates our immense satisfaction with the company, guides, programs and
arrangements. About 67% of those on our first tour traveled together on a second trip.
Ping has been wonderful. Her cheerful approach relaxes the small group quickly uniting it into a team. Ping and her husband Chris are originally from China and have lived in
U.S. over 20 years. They posses an excellent network of Chris) stays with the group throughout the tour providing value-added when changes need to be made, someone
becomes ill, or other problems arise. They make great efforts assuring all goes well and everyone has a worthwhile experience. Luggage is usually handled and taken directly
to the airport, a great convenience.
North Hollywood, CA
Dear Ping and Chris:
Having just completed our trip to China with you I thought it would be an opportune time to send along some comments on our experience with ChinaPlus. As you are well
aware this is our second time touring with you, the first being our trip to Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. We were just as pleased with our experience on this trip as with
our previous adventure. Ping, I think you run an excellent trip with much forethought as to what will please your clients. The tours are well structured, yet leave room for
some very nice innovation along the way. I am quite impressed about the fact that you deal with such reliable people in each of the venues we visited. Local city guides and
buses are always in place and on time for each of our destinations. You are always checking ahead and keeping the group well informed of all upcoming events. You take a
very personal approach to touring trying to get to know your clients and acceding to their wishes. We much appreciated the little anniversary celebration during the China
trip. I have nothing but the highest praise as to how you and Chris run your company and I would highly recommend your group to anyone wishing to visit any of the venues
you cover. Wishing you continued good success in all your ventures.
Robert C. Berman D.D.S
Thank you so much for making this trip such a memorable one for both of us. We have traveled the world for forty years and have found you to be one of the most
outstanding tour directors we have ever met. You have taken such good care of our group and your efforts to provide a wonderful experience for us all have been most
appreciated. Your willingness to share your expertise and experiences with us has added a very meaningful dimension to the trip. We will look forward to joining you again on
Mary and Kathryn
San Marcos, CA
Dear Chris and Ping
I wanted to thanks you both for arranging such a fantastic family vacation. China Plus Tours exceeded our expectations. It is quite clear that your company can easily
accommodate both young and those who are young at heart! All of our local tour guides were knowledgeable and friendly. The trip logistics were incredible. We were taken
care of at every airport, making travel a breeze. The itinerary was amazing and the accommodations were wonderful. Both of our teenagers are attending universities away
form home, so we really enjoyed the three weeks that we had, discovering the wonders of China together. I would absolutely recommend China Plus Tours to any family
seeking a safe, adventurous, exotic vacation.
||Dear Ping and Chris,
went on a private tour for our 40th wedding anniversary and had a wonderful time. China is a must see for anyone who wants to understand how that part of the world works.
“Relax, you will be well taken care of.” Ping said to us more than once. She was right. The local guides picked us up just outside of baggage claim, made sure we were safely
checked into the hotel, understood the upcoming agenda, checked us into the next flight, and didn't say goodbye until we were through security and headed toward our
departing gate. All flight information is in both Chinese and English. We also had a contact list of people in every location we could call if there was a problem. Private tours
offer the advantage of personalized insight into the lives and customs of the local people. For example, in Lhasa we visited the farm house of our driver's sister. We had hot
Yak butter tea with his two great aunts who were very pleased to show us their lifestyle. When I showed them their pictures on my camera, it was obvious that they didn't
get their pictures take too often. Those kind of memories would probably be lost in a large tour group. Another advantage of a private tour is you have the guide's undivided
attention. All of your questions will be answered. If you want to spend more time at a location, such as the Shanghai Museum, just ask. If you want to skip something, such
as the zoo in Chongqing to see Panda Bears, just say so. (We spent a whole day at the Panda Breeding and Research Center in Chengdu). We saw and did everything that the
group tour did except we did it at our own pace. We even did a few more things because we had more time. It was also reassuring to learn from the guides that Chris had
contacted their office the day before to make sure everything was in order for our arrival. China Plus really was making sure we were all right every step of the way. There are
a lot of China tour companies out there, but China Plus came highly recommended and we were not disappointed. Personalized service, great agenda, first class
accommodation, knowledgeable local guides, and reasonably priced – that's China Plus!!
Stan and Jan Denoo