Reviews of Visa-free 1 Day Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall Layover Tour by Elaina ***
Seeing the Great Wall during our layover was priceless, but the real human connection that came from our guide Roma will leave the most lasting impression.
We just spent 6 weeks traveling around SE Asia. We’ve done our fair share of tours, done it on our own, struggled through language barriers and had a few personal helpings of scams and “darnit” moments. We decided to trust the universe and we booked a random online tour for a quick trip to the Great Wall of China during our 10 our layover in Beijing.
We were tired, the airport was confusing and we walked out of the baggage claim thinking maybe this was a poor choice..... until Roma our tour guide greeted us with his genuine nature and happy go lucky approach.
In a flash we were off in his car driving to The Great Wall. Roma explained the history of the structure, he spoke of China and her history as well. He taught us about Chinese culture and people.... and he did it all as if we were old friends who hadn’t seen each other in a few years.
It’s hard to find a genuine tour guide.... being tour guides ourselves we understand and empathize with the hustle and burnout. Roma is a true diamond in the rough, and we would highly recommend asking for him to guide your trip (no matter what it is).
Thank you Roma!
Thank you China. Thank you Asia. Thank you life.
Live while you can, and give thanks while you live.
-Elaina and Thyatira Thompson
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]
Date Added: 12/18/2019
—— review written by Elaina ***