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Address: Lijiang Old Town, Lijiang 674100, China
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Lijiang Guides offers professional, personal tailor-made guiding services...

Lijiang Guides offers professional, personal tailor-made guiding services in Yunnan province, to non-touristy areas. Based in the ancient town of Lijiang, the small tour company and travel agency is the leading eco-tourism and cultural tourism operation in Yunnan, with more than 16 years' experience in the region. Lijiang Guides offers a unique range of journey and trips, exploring the diversity of Yunnan, and taking you to authentic places where you can have meaningful interaction with the REAL China. Lijiang Guides can take you to off-the-beaten-track places, where you can meet some of the local minorities - Naxi, Yi, Tibetan, Bai, Pumi, Mosuo, Hui - and also experience the wonders of nature in Yunnan. Lijiang Guides specialises in day hikes, gourmet tours, photography and writing trips, visiting markets and monasteries - away from the tourist crowds. With experience in the area since 1996, and a staff of English-speaking guides, Lijiang Guides offers guiding services as well as flight/hotel/transport bookings across south-west China. And from 2011, Lijiang Guides can book all your travel arrangements from your home country to China.

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Amazing trip to Yunnan!

My husband and I had a great 8 day guided trip in Yunnan with Shelly and Gonpo. We went to Lijiang, Liming, Shibaoshan, Shaxi, Tiger Leaping Gorge and Shangri-la. It is seriously... read more

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Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I had a great 8 day guided trip in Yunnan with Shelly and Gonpo. We went to Lijiang, Liming, Shibaoshan, Shaxi, Tiger Leaping Gorge and Shangri-la. It is seriously a beautiful part of the world and far different to the big Chinese cities that most travellers go to. Keith's planning was spot on - the order, pace,... More 

Thank c123554
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 5 amazing and action-packed days between Shangri-La and Lijiang with Apple as our tour guide. Before our trip began, Apple knew that our main goal of the trip was to spend time outdoors and to learn about the local culture. From the moment we met, Apple was constantly adjusting our itinerary to make sure our goal was met,... More 

Thank jenj1112
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Reviewed March 9, 2017

Very good experience with Keith's guides. We were 4 ( 2 adults and 2 children aged 7 and 8), and we could really enjoy our visits and stays with our guide. She was very good at understanding our needs, never forcing us to rush.

Thank mich_arm
2 reviews
Reviewed February 21, 2017

Lijiang Guides arranged an excellent solo day trip to Tiger Leaping Gorge for me at very short (<24 hours) notice in early January. I contacted Keith Lyons after seeing positive reviews here, and explained my desire to see and hike as much as possible in just one day. He very quickly arranged a very friendly, bilingual and capable driver/guide, Rachael,... More 

Thank Chas P
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed January 7, 2017

My daughter and I went on a private hiking trip to Yubeng. Aside from the amazing landscape, we greatly enjoyed the Tibetan experience. Our Tibetan guide, Gonpo, made it possible for us to immerse ourselves in the Tibetan experience: culture, food, lifestyle, history and geography. We will definitely come back for more trips with Lijiang Guides and our friendly guide... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 28, 2016

Great two day trek with Alex as my guide. Was given space to walk at my own pace and on my own when I wanted it. Felt great just me and nature without the worry of getting lost! Alex's English was brilliant. The trek was tough on the first day with a lot of ascending. Day 2 was much easier.... More 

Thank NickMasonUK
New York City, New York
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Reviewed December 2, 2016

We (my wife and I) spent four full days and two half days in the Lijiang area arranged through Lijiang Guides and everything about the trip was wonderful. Keith worked with us on the general itinerary and Apple was our guide. We have travelled to China several times, and visited Shanghai, Beijing, Xian, and Guilin. We wanted to learn about... More 

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Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

I visited the Lijiang area and wanted to hike part of the Tiger Gorge. Usually tours are for two persons minimum but luckily my hotel was able to arrange the tour by joining me with another solo traveller. The most lucky thing though was that we had an excellent tour guide called Nongbu. He not only arranged everything very smoothly... More 

Thank thompsonandthomson
New York City, New York
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Reviewed June 22, 2016

Pema was savvy, kind, and interesting. She spent the day with us, biking from Lijiang Old Town to several villages and back. It was a beautiful day and we got to see, and disucss, lots of interesting things. Keith organized the trip and was helpful and responsive.

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Wuhan, China
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Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

I was told not to travel solo so I looked for a private guide. Found Keith through trip advisor and he recommended Steven to me. Steven was a great guide because he tailored a trip to what I wanted to do and did double duty as a guide and driver. His family also has a fish restaurant you could try.... More 

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