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Insiders Expeditions Tours-Lijiang Pravite One-day Tour ‑ CLOSED

Lijiang, China
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About Insiders Expeditions Tours-Lijiang Pravite One-day Tour
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
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ShanghaiJo wrote a review Jan 2015
Shanghai, China248 contributions105 helpful votes
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We had a great Tour with Insiders next to Lijiang (Baisha, Yuhu, Etc.) with the family (from 5 to 55 years old) and we all loved it. I feel it was the best way to discover some small villages in Yunnan. Kewen (Fluent in English / French) took the time to bring us in the countryside, provide detailed information about the local minorities, Etc. My only regret is that we only booked the half day tour and it was a bit too short (we should have done the Full Day). Definitely looking for more next time ! All the team was very professional but also (most important) very friendly. Thanks to Maxime, Kewen, you guys did a great job.
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Date of experience: December 2014
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Response from NyEdward, Owner at Insiders Expeditions Tours-Lijiang Pravite One-day Tour
Responded Jan 6, 2015
Hi Jo, What a great review and very cool photos! Thanks a lot for your kind words, it means the world to us to know we've reached our passengers expectations! I hope we'll have the chance to show you the rest of Yunnan on a longer tour or Xi'an's surroundings by sidecar or jeep, or even stroll around Shanghai by sidecar with one of our winter hot wine tours! Have a great 2015!
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sandra g wrote a review Jul 2014
Hong Kong, China8 contributions8 helpful votes
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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Date of experience: October 2013
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Response from NyEdward, Owner at Insiders Expeditions Tours-Lijiang Pravite One-day Tour
Responded Aug 26, 2014
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 learning how to deliver service with international standards. Quality comes at a price, everywhere. I'm glad you enjoyed what you saw and will surely work on the content of the tour as there are tons of things to talk about in the surroundings of Lijiang. Feel free to let us know if you;re in the area again, we can show you cheap tours or show you the behind the scenes of what we do. Thanks again and take care!
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GetGoing2014 wrote a review Jun 2014
Hong Kong, China57 contributions42 helpful votes
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 and environment of the region is infectious. Because of time constraints we chose the valley tour which proved to be an excellent means of exploring away from paths more frequently travelled, allowing us to obtain an understanding of Naxi migration, religion and village life. A visit to botanist Dr Joseph Rock's home from 1922-1945, was special treat catering to our interest in the history of China and interactions with outsiders. The experience rounded-out and expanded the other wonderful aspects of our trip including wandering through Lijiang Ancient town and ShuHe town, savouring the spectacular Lijiang Impressions show and the cable car trip up to Glacier Park on Jade Dragon (Yulong) Snow Mountain. Of these the top experience is difficult to pick but the bike trip probably ranks top due to the personal interaction with such a sincere enthusiast. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: June 2014
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Response from NyEdward, Owner at Insiders Expeditions Tours-Lijiang Pravite One-day Tour
Responded Jun 15, 2014
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
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Minnie Y wrote a review Sep 2013
Seattle, Washington582 contributions149 helpful votes
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 toddler with us & even she loved it! We are now big fans of insider tour & want to try out all of their tours.
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Date of experience: September 2013
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Response from NyEdward, Owner at Insiders Expeditions Tours-Lijiang Pravite One-day Tour
Responded Jun 15, 2014
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!
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julien B wrote a review Apr 2013
Shanghai1 contribution1 helpful vote
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 amazing guide who knows the aera very well, he can tell you everything about the villages, the roads, the mountain's names and legends. Wish we could have done the big tour in Side-cars.
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Date of experience: April 2013
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Response from NyEdward, Owner at Insiders Expeditions Tours-Lijiang Pravite One-day Tour
Responded Jun 15, 2014
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!
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