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Dali Countryside Trips

luyu xiao qu 13, Dali, China
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Ranked #3 of 8 Activities in Dali
Type: Tours
Description: Non touristy individual tours, foreign run China travelagency, 20 years travelexperience, personal service.
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English first
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Yunnan's beauty and cultural fascination keeps drawing us back, and we have done several wonderful trips with Henriette and Jim. They know the area intimately, are extremely respectful of the local people, sensitive to local customs and preferences, and are welcomed warmly into homes, villages and markets which would otherwise be out of reach for the casual visitor. They provide... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We booked a day tour with Henriette when we visited Dali. She was very easy to communicate with in organizing the trip, yet, the tour was rustic and very local, just the way we wanted. We have been living in China, so we can get around, but it was very helpful to have Henriette take us to a Yi minority... More

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Nijmegen
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We made a day tour with Henriette to get acquainted with the Yi people. Our tour started with a visit to a small Yi village beautiful located between rice terraces. Already at one of the first houses Henriette was enthusiastic welcomed by a Yi woman, who told her proudly that her daughter gave birth to a son. She invited us... More

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Zürich
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Henriette Buist organized perfectly and reliable our individual trip in Sichuan and Yunnan. Herself and all involved staff were very friendly and enjoyable to travel with. We really had a chance to dive into China off the beaten tracks and benefited a lot from Henriettes travel- and China experience.

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Shanghai, China
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

We (familiy with two kids, 2 and 5 years old) booked a daytrip with Henriette around Dali. First we went to a local market which was very interesting also for the kids. After this we took a horse cart to the lake. On the lake we had a delicious lunch and then (after a waiting time because it was a... More

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Newcastle, NSW Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

We were 10 people, all delighted by this wonderful glimpse into real life in China. Henriette at China Minority Travel organised our 14 day trip through Yunnan.The countryside we went through is some of the most beautiful I've seen in a long and varied life of travel. Our local guides were knowledgeable and engaging. Meeting them was wonderful and they... More

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UK
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

We asked Henriette to put together a tour in Yunnan province, after a recommendation by ex-pats living in Shanghai. It couldn't have been better! We flew to Kunming and from there everything worked perfectly. At first we stayed in Jim's Tibetan Hotel in Dali (recommended - see my review), from which Henriette personally took us on a fascinating day trip,... More

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Sydney
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

By the time we had corresponded online over two months with Henriette of China Minority Tours, we felt we had always known her. She responded in detail again and again to our many questions of what to see in a three week visit to China - in winter! Eventually the refined itinerary for 4 took us to Shanghai, Yangshuo, Dali,... More

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The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

In march 2012 we sent Henriette Buist (perfect in Dutch, English and Chinese conversation) an e-mail with a "wishlist" for a China journey in june. Henriette developed on this basis a travelplan just for the two of us and adviced us, to make the plan as complete, interesting and enjoyable as possible. Result was an intensive but most pleasant 5... More

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Grafing, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

We gave Henriette a rough idea what we woukd like to do, and she found a really brilliant combination of sites and transport ways, which made interestig and exciting days for the whole family. we wnt during the busiest time of the year (October holiday in China) and she still got us off the beaten track.

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