Our Travel Agents
Peter Danford 谭运海
General Manager / Owner
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Founder of The China Guide, Peter has a bachelor's degree in "Computer Science" from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota and a master's in East Asian Studies/Chinese Language from the University of Minnesota. Throughout the 1980's and 90's, he has worked for Xerox in the USA, Sun Microsystems in Australia and Chinadotcom in Hong Kong. Peter has traveled throughout Asia for over 20 years. As a father of four young children, he is an expert in family travel. As a professional photographer Peter won the Grand Prize in the Beijing Tourism Administration's 2006 photo contest with a photo of the Olympic Swim Cube. His photography portfolio may be seen at www.peterdanford.com. Peter is also a member of the Beijing Rotary Club.
Anna Wang 王晓明
Tour Operations and Financial Manager
Hometown: Harbin, China
Anna studied English and accounting at Heilongzhong University. Anna manages all our travel agents, tour operations and handles all matters of finance. It is her management skills which keep our operations ticking along smoothly.
Business Development Manager
Hometown: Chicago, USA
Michelle studied International Affairs and Chinese Studies at DePaul University in Chicago. She came to China in 2008 to study and now works as the Assistant Manager at The China Guide. Michelle handles many jobs including advising the agents on itineraries, marketing, public relations and business development.
Francine Zeng 曾小艳
Hometown: Hunan Province
Francine works closely with clients to help them create custom itineraries for their China adventures. Francine has a bachelor's degree in Tourism from Xi'an International Studies University.
Yan Ban 班妍
Hometown: Xining, Qinghai Province
Yan studied Engineering Management at the Central University of Finance and Economics which led to a career in tourism. Yan organizes show tickets in Beijing, Camp at the Great Wall tours and Beijing itineraries for our clients.
Jenny Jing 荆敏
Hometown: Xinxiang, Henan Province
Jenny studied Travel English at the Nanyang Institute of Technology. She has several years experience helping foreigners plan their travels to China. She works on custom itineraries throughout China for our clients.
Training & Quality Assurance
Hometown: Upstate New York
Jane studied nursing in the UK and motherhood through her four young children living in Beijing. Jane trains our travel agents in western style customer service and proper methods of communication. She has lived and traveled in China for the better part of a decade. Raising four young children in China has made her something of a family travel expert. She is married to Peter who owns The China Guide.
1 Day • CNY 410
A great day out with kids in Beijing, these activities are things we regularly do with our own children living in Beijing. The zoo is a spacious green park with fun exhibitions and even a children's playground. Its a good chance to see panda bears up close without going all the way to Chengdu. All kids love the Toy Market which is next to the Hongqiao Pearl Market so you can see both at...
2 Days • CNY 1,450
We pick you up from the Xingang port in Tianjin and return you back there after an overnight trip to see Beijing. As you are on a tight schedule we don't waste any time in commission shopping places, we just take you to the sights, feed you great Chinese food and give you a great hotel. The price gets less expensive the more people in your group, so if you can recruit others to join your...
2 Days • CNY 1,245
This tour in our opinion is the best way to see Suzhou and Tongli, taking your time and spending a night in Suzhou. Your tour starts and ends at your hotel in Shanghai. On the first morning we drive to Tongli and stroll the canals, have a boat ride and optionally see the ancient Chinese Sex Museum. After lunch on the canal we will drive to Suzhou where you will visit the Lingering Garden,...
Shanghai → Water Towns → Suzhou → Shanghai
3 Days • CNY 3,910
This 3-day Hangzhou tour gives you a taste of one of the most popular travel destinations in China along with a unique Ayurvedic Spa experience. You will stoll the old streets of the city and the famed tea plantations just outside of town. Afterwards, visit the West Lake, one of China's most treasured UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Explore the area by bike before late-afternoon boating on the...
3 Days • CNY 1,460
This tour takes you to the seat of Mongolian culture in China, Hohhot, the Inner Mongolian capital. In Hohhot, you can discover Inner Mongolia's Muslim community, learn about the proud history of the Mongolian people, and visit the regions oldest and most beautiful temples. Then, take a trip out of the city to the endless blue sky and open fields of the Mongolian grasslands. Before falling...
1 Day • CNY 390
When your cruise ship docks in Xiamen, this is an economical no shopping tour to see the city highlights. Join up with other passengers on your cruise ship to bring the price down, the more guests the lower the per person price.
7 Days • CNY 8,290
Starting and ending in Shanghai, we see the major sights and embark on an epic cruise adventure. The cruise we include is on Century Cruise line, the best of the five star lines. Much of the trip is about enjoying life onboard and dining, so we feel this is the best choice. We can offer other ships at various prices, please inquire. This complete package includes five star hotel...
Shanghai → Chongqing → Yangtze River Cruises → Yichang → Shanghai
Pamper yourself with this Great Wall and hot spring tour. Not far from the city, Mutianyu is one of the most easily accessible sections of the Wall that is not overrun with tourists. Spend a morning marveling at the vistas of the Wall followed by a delicious fresh trout lunch before heading to Chunhuiyuan Hot Spring Resort. This elegant resort offers an all-out luxury spa experience complete with...
2 Days • Contact us
The Great Wall is one of the highlights of a trip to China and is one of the "Seven Wonders of the World". Built starting in the 7th century, the Great Wall has UNESCO World Heritage status. If you are looking to do something unique, then camp on it for a night! “When I took my friends up here to camp we could feel the history associated with this almost mystical landmark. Lying in my...
Visit the Shaolin Temple near Luoyang and have an immersive Kungfu day. We pick you up and return you to your hotel in Luoyang on this private no shopping tour. Your time is maximized at the Shaolin Temple complex, with a tour, Kungfu show and Kungfu lesson.