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Address: c/-N's Kitchen, Lijiang Old Town, Lijiang, China
Phone Number: 13769001439
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Description: Lijiang Guides is the region's leading eco-tourism and cultural-tourism...
Lijiang Guides is the region's leading eco-tourism and cultural-tourism operation, specialising in taking visitors to non-touristy places. We can help you explore Yunnan's diversity, its 26 different minorities, and the wonders of nature - mountains, lakes, glaciers, forests and blue skies. With experience in the area since 1996, we will take you away from the tourists to the REAL China, where you can experience the place and its people. With knowledgeable guides, who speak English and local languages, you can visit villages, markets, monasteries, mountains, farms, and grasslands. We visit families, enjoy the company of locals and share meals with Naxi, Yi and Tibetan families. Plus, if you like dogs, we have Lassie the guide dog to accompany you. Lijiang Guides offers native-English speaking guides as well as local Tibetan, Lisu, Yi and Naxi guides who speak English. Welcome to south-west China.
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Excellent, knowledgeable and personable guide

My husband and I spent 2 very enjoyable days in Lijiang in January 2015, courtesy of Pema, a local Naxi guide from Lijiang Guides. We were lucky enough to find this company on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
AussieTraveller7771
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Sydney
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

My husband and I spent 2 very enjoyable days in Lijiang in January 2015, courtesy of Pema, a local Naxi guide from Lijiang Guides. We were lucky enough to find this company on TripAdvisor and, as owner Keith was out of town when we were in Lijiang, he put us in touch with his colleague, Pema. We couldn't have been... More 

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

We had never been to China before and had very little knowledge about Lijiang and the Yunnan Province before travelling to the area. We were looking for something different and this is exactly what we got. After a few communication difficulties hindering the planning process we finally met our guide Pema at our accommodation. She quickly put together an itinerary... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

It is really worth hiring a guide when in China, and at Lijiang Guides we found extraordinary service giving us real insight into north-west Yunnan. On our trip we used guides in Beijing and Guilin, but nothing compares to the value we got from Keith and the team. We liked his prompt replies to our emails and wise advice about... More 

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sydney
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

Had a brilliant guided tour of the Old Town followed by surrounding villages with Keith who was very knowledgable of the history of this area. We highly recommend him as a guide along with his adorable dog Lassie

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We've been living in Asia for 5 years with a young family, and after some very average experiences visiting China we've come back from Yunnan buzzing after an amazing trip put together by Lijiang Guides. Very professional services, and in depth knowledge about the place meant Keith and his guides really impressed. The local minority guides Pema and Apple were... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We can only say good things about our time with Lijiang Guides, from the moment I got in touch with Keith through to the communication after the trip, everything was great. He helped with our itinerary, flights, hotels, and also some other requirements for our trip, and we liked his service which was both personal and professional. With Keith we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

My wife and I booked Keith Lyons to guide us during our week of hiking and cultural adventures in northwest Yunnan and were very pleased with his services.Having immersed himself in the local community and culture over many years, Keith is a font of information, good advice and assistance. He engaged Nongbu to guide our 2 day hike in Leaping... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Ketih and the team at LijiangGuides put together a wonderful trip for us, organising everything, perfect. Great communication, really informative guides in various places, very accommodating and flexible wtih arrangements. What more can we say? Keith is the man for south-west China. He got us very good discounted flights, way cheaper than other agents could offer us. He also got... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
hong kong
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Having decided to explore Yunnan by ourselves, by the time we got to Lijiang we realised we wanted to have less of a touristy experience, so we contacted Keith at Lijiang Guides and he helped put together a nice package starting Lijiang then going to Tiger Leaping Gorge and Shangrila. With Keith and his team -including Jing in Shangrila -we... More 

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

We are a family with 2 young kids (2 and 5 years old) and we have booked a daytrip at the beginning of April to villages around Lijiang and a car from Dali to Kunming. Both was not okay. 1. Daytrip It seemed that in the morning our guide had no plan for the day. I said again as discussed... More 

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happysheepChina, Owner at Lijiang Guides - Day Tours, responded to this review

This is the only negative review we've had, and there is some important information we need to say as the main reasons for the guests' dissatisfaction relates to their personal circumstances. We checked with the guide in Lijiang and the transport co-ordinator for the Dali-Kunming trip and their reports are quite different from the views given by the guest in... More 

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