We will be flying to Chengdu for a short 2 night trip. We would like an English speaking guide to meet us at the airport, take us to a hotel, then spend the next day with us visiting the Pandas at the breeding center, visiting Jinli Old street in the afternoon. We would also like to go to a Sichuan opera that evening. We would need to return to the airport the following morning. Can someone recommend an English speaking guide and how to contact them.
I have communicated with Simon at China Odyssey Tours but recently read some bad reviews of this company from people who felt ripped off (though not necessarily in Chengdu).
Also, was a deposit required before hand ? China Odyssey said we would have to fax authorization letter for credit card or wire money. Is this normal in China?