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Pacific Delight Tours

5.0 | Excellent
  • 50% Recommend
Service Level
  • Standard
Type
  • Regional Expert
Established
  • 1971
Headquarters
  • Flushing, New York, USA
Trips
  • 55

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Happy Wife March 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I definitely recommend Pacific Delight Tours. I spent a long time looking for the right agency to plan our private family trip of 10 people to China. We were very happy Pacific Delight Tours, specifically the office located in Flushing, NY. I spoke with them often via phone and email, and since we are from New York, we also met with them several times at their office in person. I liked that their office is legit and they were always very responsive to our family's many questions and concerns.

Charmaine (manager) and Adrienne (our group booking agent) were patient and made sure our tour was exactly what we wanted. They helped us with every detail and did everything from getting our VISAs to making customized group travel arrangements for the 7 cities we visited in China (Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, Xian, Guangzhou, Taishan, and Zhangjiajie).

PDT handled all the hotels, inter-china flights, bus and rail transportation (we wanted to try out a high speed train), bus drivers, English speaking tour guides, activities, entrance fees, and meals for each city. Each guide met us at the airport and also when it was time to leave, went with us to the airport as an English to Chinese translator for the airport ticket counters and made sure all of our bags were checked. Basically PDT handled everything for us, so we didn't have to think.

PDT is a mid priced agency and you get what you pay for. They were well worth the $, especially for a completely private, customized tour.

Small tip: China is very different and has VERY different standards than the US. It is worth it to upgrade to 5 star hotels. We tried to balance spending and booked 4 star hotels for 2 cities and regretted it for Xian (our least favorite city). Traveling often, we have reasonably high standards for hotels and the 5 star hotels PDT booked were nice and well worth the extra $ (keep in mind we are talking China standards).

The only thing I do not recommend is booking pre-determined meals. Being spoiled by New York food and traveling often, we did not like many of the tourist restaurants (except in Zhangjiajie and Guangzhou, the guides for those cities went the extra mile for us for meals).

Btw, JOHNSON, our tour guide for Zhangjiajie by far exceeded our expectations! Our guides for Beijing and Guangzhou were good as well. For Xian and Shanghai they were average but sufficient for our needs.

Anyways, each city is different in the culture, types of people, and types of food they serve. But once the PDT office in NY found out we were unhappy about the food or something, they were very accommodating. If you never been to China, expect that much of China is very different than what us westerners were used to.

I also recommend PDT for the VISA process. They did all of our VISAs. We also had trouble getting a VISA for a few of us and Charmaine and the PDT team went above and beyond to help us with it. They were well worth the money and saved us the time of going back and forth to the consulate.

We will reach out to the Pacific Delight Tours office in New York again to book future trips. Both Charmaine and Adrienne were a pleasure to work with. I've also recommended them to our family and friends.
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Happy Wife March 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I definitely recommend Pacific Delight Tours. I spent a long time looking for the right agency to plan our private family trip of 10 people to China. We were very happy Pacific Delight Tours, specifically the office located in Flushing, NY. I spoke with them often via phone and email, and since we are from New York, we also met with them several times at their office in person. I liked that their office is legit and they were always very responsive to our family's many questions and concerns.

Charmaine (manager) and Adrienne (our group booking agent) were patient and made sure our tour was exactly what we wanted. They helped us with every detail and did everything from getting our VISAs to making customized group travel arrangements for the 7 cities we visited in China (Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, Xian, Guangzhou, Taishan, and Zhangjiajie).

PDT handled all the hotels, inter-china flights, bus and rail transportation (we wanted to try out a high speed train), bus drivers, English speaking tour guides, activities, entrance fees, and meals for each city. Each guide met us at the airport and also when it was time to leave, went with us to the airport as an English to Chinese translator for the airport ticket counters and made sure all of our bags were checked. Basically PDT handled everything for us, so we didn't have to think.

PDT is a mid priced agency and you get what you pay for. They were well worth the $, especially for a completely private, customized tour.

Small tip: China is very different and has VERY different standards than the US. It is worth it to upgrade to 5 star hotels. We tried to balance spending and booked 4 star hotels for 2 cities and regretted it for Xian (our least favorite city). Traveling often, we have reasonably high standards for hotels and the 5 star hotels PDT booked were nice and well worth the extra $ (keep in mind we are talking China standards).

The only thing I do not recommend is booking pre-determined meals. Being spoiled by New York food and traveling often, we did not like many of the tourist restaurants (except in Zhangjiajie and Guangzhou, the guides for those cities went the extra mile for us for meals).

Btw, JOHNSON, our tour guide for Zhangjiajie by far exceeded our expectations! Our guides for Beijing and Guangzhou were good as well. For Xian and Shanghai they were average but sufficient for our needs.

Anyways, each city is different in the culture, types of people, and types of food they serve. But once the PDT office in NY found out we were unhappy about the food or something, they were very accommodating. If you never been to China, expect that much of China is very different than what us westerners were used to.

I also recommend PDT for the VISA process. They did all of our VISAs. We also had trouble getting a VISA for a few of us and Charmaine and the PDT team went above and beyond to help us with it. They were well worth the money and saved us the time of going back and forth to the consulate.

We will reach out to the Pacific Delight Tours office in New York again to book future trips. Both Charmaine and Adrienne were a pleasure to work with. I've also recommended them to our family and friends.
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Pacific Delight Tours is a global operator based in New York and founded in 1971. They focus on providing luxury escorted tours to China, East Asia and Australia and the Pacific.

What Makes Them Stand Out?

Pacific Delight Tours offers remarkable journeys throughout China, East Asia and Australia. They have tours that meet interest of all travelers. The luxurious traveler will find what they are looking for in their Gold Distinctive Collection; travelers seeking thoughtfully designed vacations will enjoy tours from their Silver Experience; and travelers focusing on the off-the-beaten track along with exceptional service could choose tours from their Escapade Experience Collection. 

Who Travels With Them?

The tours are particularly popular with American seniors, but keep in mind that these are active tours that often require a fair amount of walking and climbing stairs. Tour directors are bi-lingual and accompany each tour. Pacific Delight also runs a number of specialty tours. 

Where Do They Operate?

Pacific Delight Tours operates escorted tours to China, and much of East and Southeast Asia. Other worldwide destinations include India, Tahiti, Australia and New Zealand.

Why Travel With Them?

PDT caters to traveler that seeks luxurious experience but does not want to forgo the authentic experience of traveling to a destination. So, if you are looking for a tour that offers exceptional service but also want to get deeper insights to a destination than PDT is sure to meet your expectations.

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From Pacific Delight Tours

For 42 years, pacific Delight Tours has been the travel industry leader in bringing the discovery and excitement of the fascinating destinations of China and asia to travelers.

Our credo has always been to seek out the very best that our destinations have to offer, and to do so affordably. We have, through the years, achieved this by meticulous attention to detail, our volume purchasing power, and a solid reputation for integrity in delivering on our promises.

Our tours are designed by experts who know what works best in planning travel to China and asia. We carefully monitor our hotels to insure that they continue to meet our standards of service and comfort, and select restaurants that offer the finest in asian and western cuisine. We choose guides who know their destinations intimately, and who are skilled at managing the logistics of travel - so that you can travel worry-free!

Our travelers journey from magnificent ancient archaeological sites and breathtaking natural vistas to modern urban centers, in search of deeper insights into some of the world's most fascinating cultures. The destinations of China and asia have experienced phenomenal changes over the last two decades, and yet they remain deeply rooted in ancient traditions.

Our GOLD DISTINCTIVE COLLECTION offers the ultimate in luxury tour arrangements to China and asia. Our GOLD DISTINCTIVE COLLECTION features upgraded hotel accommodations at FiveStarplus® Hotels. On our Yangtze cruises aboard the Five-Star vessels of Victoria Cruises, passengers are accommodated on the Executive Deck and enjoy a la carte dining on the top deck of the ship. In addition, this program provides exclusive cultural and culinary inclusions offered only by Pacific Delight Tours.

The deluxe SILVER EXPERIENCE tours offer a wide selection of thoughtfully-designed vacations to the outstanding destinations of China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, guilin, the Yangtze river and Hong Kong. The Silver experience provides the best in affordable luxury.

The ESCAPADE EXPERIENCE series focuses on some off-the-beaten track destinations, with the same high standard of service and accommodations of Pacific Delight's other programs. These tours include mystical Tibet and the Yangtze river, Touch of Japan, Hidden Treasures of Thailand, the Southeast asia Vista escapade experience, visiting Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand, Myanmar Discovery and India Tours. The beauty and mystery of these exotic destinations will leave a lasting impression, and pacific delight makes them more accessible and affordable than ever!

You can design your own tour by simply combining our CITY HIGHLIGHTS PACKAGES for a custom-made vacation created to your specifi cations. New destinations offered in 2013-2014 includes Lijiang and Shangri-La (or Zhongdian) in China's Yunnan province, Bali, Indonesia, Phuket, Thailand, Singapore, and Road to Mandalay Cruises. We invite you to come and experience our "World of Difference", where you are guaranteed a truly memorable vacation.

Associations:

United States Tour Operators Association; International Air Transport Association; American Society of Travel agents; Pacific Asia Travel Association

Awards:

Trips & Specials

$200 off the following trips that departure from August 2019-March 2020:

17 Day Cultural China & Yangtze River Gold Experience 

12 Day Historic Cities & Yangtze River Silver Experience

(offers expire Aug. 31, 2019)

14 days
Group Tour
Premium - 4 star
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Highlights

  • Visit Raj Ghat, the memorial site of the Mahatma Gandhi; Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India
  • You will visit two monuments from Delhi's past - Humayun's Tomb and Qutub Minar.
  • Visit the City Palace Museum where you can see an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal Art
  • Visit the awe inspiring Jantar Mantar (an accurate observatory built in 1726 AD).
  • Enjoy Ranthambore  Park  and  visit to the national park by non A/C Open vehicle to see wildlife
  • Visit to Taj Mahal and Agra Fort
  • Visit to Agra Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Agra,
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12 days
Private Guided
Premium - 4 star
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Highlights

  • Get in touch with the birth city of the Tango
  • Explore the charming city Buenos Aires where you will drive along 9 de Julio Avenue, the widest avenue in the world
  • Historical sightseeing and UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Explore Bariloche on your own which is famous for its delicious chocolate production, local beer and smoked cold cuts delicacies, as well as tasteful dishes influenced by the European cuisine
  • Visit Puerto Varas, the “city of roses," overlooking Lago Llanquihue, one of Chile's largest lakes, where the reflection of the eternally snow-covered Osorno Volcano mirrors itself in the clear waters.
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Highlights

  • Visit Tiananmen Square and the extravagant Ming-era Imperial Palace in the Forbidden City.
  • Visit Dr. Sun Yat-Sen's memorial in Zhong Mountain
  • Explore Nanjing city
  • Visit Three Gorges, one of nature's most extraordinary sculptures
  • You will also take an unforgettable cruise along the Yangtze River
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11 days
Private Guided
Premium - 4 star
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Highlights

  • Get in touch with the birth city of the Tango
  • Explore the charming city Buenos Aires where you will drive along 9 de Julio Avenue, the widest avenue in the world
  • Explore Bariloche on your own which is famous for its delicious chocolate production, local beer and smoked cold cuts delicacies, as well as tasteful dishes influenced by the European cuisine
  • Visit Puerto Varas, the “city of roses," overlooking Lago Llanquihue, one of Chile's largest lakes, where the reflection of the eternally snow-covered Osorno Volcano mirrors itself in the clear waters
  • Historical sightseeing and UNESCO World Heritage Sites
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