Dear Mr Woodger
Thank you very much for taking the time to write in with your feedback and I'm really glad to see that you enjoyed most of the trip.
Exodus have been operating trips in China during the rainy season in the south for many years, however this July was the worst for many years with torrential rains and floods in China with two typhoons simultaneously causing havoc right across Asia. The floods in this region - particularly China, Taiwan and Japan were in the news even in the UK and so unforunately you witnessed some exceptionally bad weather. Although southern China does get more precipitation during the annual rainy season this was the first time we have had to amend an itinerary due to flooding.
There is no ideal time to visit China due to its enormous size and differing geoprahical weather patterns, and whilst June through August is wet in the South, it is a good time to visit central and northern China in which this trip spends a lot of time. Spring and autumn are the best months for travel in Southern China. The benefits of travelling from June to August are that tourist sites in the south are less busy and you generally get wonderful weather in the North whilst there.
Thank you again for giving us your feedback and please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Nick (Trip Manager)