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Banna View Tour Operator

Address: Jinghong, China
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Ranked #1 of 7 Activities in Jinghong
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
33 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We had 2 days with Wendy and Echo. They were very welcoming, very organised and will take you off the beaten track! It is like visitng friends in Xishuangbanna, they look after you...take you to interesting places..and can answer any question you can think of. We visited a tea forest, had local food, went to a tea factory, a local... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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235 attraction reviews
288 helpful votes 288 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Many travelers lament about the lack of interesting activities and sights to visit in Xishuangbanna on Tripadvisor. That's a shame because the border town is one of the more interesting Chinese cities we've visited. You just need to know where to look. With Echo (a Hongkonger who speaks perfect English) and Wendy (a Xishuangbanna local), we got to make our... More 

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Boulder, CO
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Like another of the reviewers, I avoid tours and travel independently. But this is not a tour--it's like traveling with two old friends into areas of Xishuangbanna that you would never see on your own. Wendy, who grew up in Xishuangbanna, knows every village (and most of the people) and speaks Chinese and most of the local dialects. Echo, a... More 

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Los Angeles
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6 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

I'm not a tour person, I loathe the buses, the flags to follow, the horrible food, the contrived humor and the tight schedule. Good thing Bannaview doesn't do any of that. These are personalized small tours that are pretty darned affordable considering you get two humorous odd couple guides who know everyone in Xishuangbanna, a van to take you (Wendy... More 

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Wickford, Rhode Island
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2011

My friend and I spent three magical days with Wendy and Echo during the annual Water Splashing Festival. Those three days are a top highlight of mine after 7 months of travel - it was a "splurge" according to my budget and I would spend the $ over and over again. I'm convinced that they know everyone in the entire... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2011

Wendy and Echo offer trips to ethnic villages, homestays and a great insight into local cultures. Wendy is the one with the local knowledge and the great driving skills. Echo is the guide and interpretor. Both are 'people' persons - great at getting a conversation started, getting into people's homes, and 'cajoling' people (in the nicest possible way) into revealing... More 

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