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Address: c/-N's Kitchen, Lijiang Old Town, Lijiang, China
Phone Number: 13769001439
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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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We are a family of 4 and spent 3 days in Lijiang. Our guide for two of the days was Apple. She is one of the best guides we have had, anywhere in the world - pleasant... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

All throughout the old city, a plethora of outlets are selling all kinds of tours. I opted for the horse riding day trip as it appeared that you were going to visit the country side and that was the way it was portrayed. Yes, we did visit a small village, albeit a touristy one and the horse ride turned out... More 

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

Garry, your review is placed in the wrong category, please change it, as this listing is for my professional guiding company More 

Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are a family of 4 and spent 3 days in Lijiang. Our guide for two of the days was Apple. She is one of the best guides we have had, anywhere in the world - pleasant, knowledgeable, chatty, energetic - a total pleasure to be with. Our days in Lijiang were the highlight of our China trip. Hiking in... More 

1 Thank mumanddrmax
K. Ono
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We had 2 days with Apple. Words are not enough to describe our impression of her in all aspects from a tourist's point of view. She has an excellent English, very good diction, she is clever and highly skilled as a guide and as a person, we had opportunities to chat almost about everything and had fun. We cannot praise... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

We spent a two days tour in Lijiang surroundings with our guide Pema. The tour was well organized in each detail, very interesting and amazing. Pema knows a perfect english, experienced and professional, together we saw Tiger Leaping Gorge, Shaxi village and a beautiful tibethan monastery near Lijiang. It was a great and unforgettable experience with her!

2 Thank lolinab
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Keith Lyon's Tour Service was excellent! Sophie was wonderful guide with an excellent knowledge of the area. We enjoyed seeing the local life and how the people lived. Because of Sophie's personnality and connections, we were able to visit the homes of members from two different culltures. Ketih also provded assistance when we had difficiulty with one of our flights.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Our family did a trip with Lijiang Guides in early 2015, and as an expat family living in Asia, it was among the best adventures we have been on during our 8 years in this part of the world. Good clear communication and planning, personal friendly touch and understanding our needs meant we had an enjoyable time around LIjiang.

1 Thank thefamilyvincent
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We were lucky to come across Lijiang Guides for our first trip to southwest China and we were impressed by the quality service, great communications, and personal touch, plus the fact they saved us quite a lot of money on flights and hotels. Keith is the expert on Lijiang and surrounds, and his team of local guides are equally good... More 

2 Thank heather t
Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Having had several quotes from tour companies both in the U.K. and China which, to my mind, were very expensive and did not offer the tour that we wanted, I found Lijiang guides on Trip Advisor. Having read the reviews, I contacted Keith who put together just the sort tour we were looking for at a much cheaper price. He... More 

5 Thank Simon H
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 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 

2 Thank AussieTraveller7771
Greater Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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