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Insiders Expeditions Tours-Lijiang Pravite One-day Tour

Yunyan, Lijiang 674100, China
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Ranked #4 of 12 Activities in Lijiang
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Owner description: Recently recommended by TIME magazine, National Geographic Traveller, Vogue and ELLE Magazine across 38 countries; you can trust us when it comes to... more » Owner description: Recently recommended by TIME magazine, National Geographic Traveller, Vogue and ELLE Magazine across 38 countries; you can trust us when it comes to off the beaten path adventures in comfort. Close to the Golden Triangle and at the border of Tibet, the land of Lijiang in the Yunnan province is a land of mystery. Together we will explore old temples, vestiges of a one thousand year old China, and meet with locals still living like a hundred years ago in an incredibly well-preserved and rich countryside. Expeditions are family-friendly « less
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Hong Kong, China
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My husband was hanging out to do this trip on military style sidecar motorbikes, and we had a lovely day out exploring around Lijiang countryside. Drawbacks for non-bikers like me are noisy engines, and didn't feel the driver gave enough in terms of explanation of place, for what we paid. Perhaps if lower price might get more customers.

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NyEdward, Owner at Insiders Expeditions Tours-Lijiang Pravite One-day Tour, responded to this review

Hi Sandra, You a hard one to satisfy aren't you? :) you also said our wine bar in baisha was overpriced. Being in a remote part of the world doesn't mean everything has to be cheap. We have a social approach to our business and work on empowering the local community by helping them show what they're capable of and... More

Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Taking a one person per sidecar tour of Lijiang valley using vintage Chang Jiang 750 bikes - mainly ex-military based on early BMWs - satisfied a raft of desires ranging from the basic thrill of travelling close to nature, and those throaty engines, to excellent knowledge acquisition from our passionate guide and rider, Kewen, whose enthusiasm for the people, history... More

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NyEdward, Owner at Insiders Expeditions Tours-Lijiang Pravite One-day Tour, responded to this review

Wow we're super happy to know we've made it to the list of the highlights of your stay in Lijiang, and man did you have a busy stay!! I hope we'll have the chance of having you on another tour in Xi'an or Shanghai where we also operate. Safe travels! Thomas More

Guangzhou, China
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18 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

My husband is a motorbike aficionado so we couldn't miss this chance to ride the sidecar & explore lijiang. Like the other reviews, the experience is pretty unforgettable. But I want to recommend the tour operator whose knowledge & passion for what he does is inspiring & take the tour to a higher level. We had our 3 year old... More

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NyEdward, Owner at Insiders Expeditions Tours-Lijiang Pravite One-day Tour, responded to this review

Hi Minnie, It was fun touring with you and seeing you again in Shanghai a little later. All you need to do now is come and visit us in Xi'an and sleep in our cave dwelling. Have a great summer and take care! More

Antwerp, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Kewen (owner of Chine Chine) talked me into doing one of the sidecar tours. As a backpacker with a budget, I was a bit hesitant because of the price but I booked the "Valley Ride" anyway. I'm so glad I did! The sidecars look so cool (I felt like Indiana Jones the whole time) and Kewen showed me some really... More

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NyEdward, Owner at Insiders Expeditions Tours-Lijiang Pravite One-day Tour, responded to this review

Thank you Max for your very kind words, I hope the rest of your trip went feel, we had great fun meeting you! Safe travels and see you again in Lijiang or in Shanghai and Xi'an where we also do tours! More

Shanghai
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

We have been doing a tour of Yunnan in a Beijing Jeep with Kewen starting in Baisha ( next to Lijiang) then to Shaxi, Shangri-La, Tiger Lipping gorges and back to Baisha in 3 days and we have seen the most amazing landscapes of this part of Yunnan. Kewen is not only an amazing driver, he is also a an... More

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NyEdward, Owner at Insiders Expeditions Tours-Lijiang Pravite One-day Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind words Julien. because of your review we're not even going to be able to talk to Kewen for a week now :) He is surely a special host. Safe travels and see you on 3 or 4 wheels in Shanghai, Xi'an or Lijiang in the future! More

Shanghai
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152 reviews 152 reviews
53 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Kids and adults love this tour. There is nothing like riding around the valley and the mountains for eight hours with cool clean air whipping around your face. This is one of the highlights of my time in China. We did the long tour which took us to several Tibetan temples, a few villages, an abandoned commercial airfield, and to... More

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NyEdward, Owner at Insiders Expeditions Tours-Lijiang Pravite One-day Tour, responded to this review

Wouhou! We're super happy to know we were a highlight of your China trip! Feel free to let us know if you're back in the area or if you plan on visiting Shanghai or Xi'an where we also operate. Safe travels! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

I am a big petrol head for classic cars, motorcycles, etc, I have been living in China for 5 years and a big frustration is to don't have access to a classic motorcycle or car, they are almost non existent or forbidden in China depending where you live. I was in a small vacation in Lijiang with my family when... More

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NyEdward, Owner at Insiders Expeditions Tours-Lijiang Pravite One-day Tour, responded to this review

Dear Leo, Thank you so much for your kind words, the photos were amazing!!! We're ready for fame thanks to you! More

Shanghai, China
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Riding in a sidecar around Lijiang is just AMAZING. We will NOT be disappointed, really. We did it with 4 sides in September 2012, for my mother's birthday (visiting China for 2 weeks) and it was a really nice present for her (and us :) She still talks about it!! The formula 5h around Lijiang is a must do when... More

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NyEdward, Owner at Insiders Expeditions Tours-Lijiang Pravite One-day Tour, responded to this review

Thank you a million times for your kind words, this means the world to us! I hope we'll have the chance of having you on another ride in Lijiang, Xi'an or Shanghai in the future! More

Beijing
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9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

We had the chance to do two different formulas offered by Kewen: -4H tour with Lijiang Sideways: exploring with driver by sidecar the surroundings of Lijiang going to some places that interesting, beautiful and not too long. In just 4 hours, you get a nice idea of what makes Yunnan so special! -8 days road trip with Sideways Escape: exploring... More

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NyEdward, Owner at Insiders Expeditions Tours-Lijiang Pravite One-day Tour, responded to this review

Dear Yves, Thank you for your beyond friendly review, safe rides! More

Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

My girlfriend and I toured Lijiang and the surrounding area as part of a larger sidecar tour organised by Kewen and Thomas of Lijiang Sideways. The trip was simply amazing. Touring the countryside in a vintage style motorcycle, eating with the locals, enjoying the suburb accommodation organised for us, learning about the history and enojying a couple of beers with... More

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NyEdward, Owner at Insiders Expeditions Tours-Lijiang Pravite One-day Tour, responded to this review

Thanks Dane, We'll remember having you guys for a long time. Glad you've got your own sidecar now, I'll let you know the day we branch out to Australia! More

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