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51 Adventures

Lijiang, China
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About 51 Adventures
We are a company providing customized private tours all over China, chiefly in Southwest China as Southwest China is perhaps the most diverse region in all of China, which reflects in its extraordinary mix of ethnic groups and peoples and in the splendor of its landscapes. That combination of superlative sights and different ethnic groups has made southwest China one of the trendiest destination.
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Benefit from a personalized tour of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain on this private full-day tour from Lijiang. Ride in a private vehicle to the mountains, then take the cable car to Yunshanping and Blue Moon Valley. Try Naxi dishes at a family-run restaurant, explore the village on foot, and have the option to take a ride by horse-cart to top off a memorable day.
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SiobhanG31 wrote a review Dec 2017
San Diego, California4 contributions1 helpful vote
I used Sarah to arrange my driver and guide in Lijiang this past November. She was very quick in answering all my questions which I loved! She set us up with Andy and he was amazing!! He listened to our needs and made sure everything was covered. He gave the right amount of balance between being there when you needed him and giving us space to explore on our own. I cannot recommend Andy and Sarah enough. My family had the best time. 5 star service all around!
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Date of experience: November 2017
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Frederique L wrote a review Jul 2017
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I contacted Sarah only the week before our trip to Lijiang area, and she very quickly came back with a program tailored to our wishes: a lot of trekking and visit of off the beaten tracks villages. Along with lovely accomodation, she could provide a very careful and knowledgeable guide/driver. Andy was very helpful, gave us a lot of cultural insights and made us taste delicious dishes and local specialties. We had a great and couldn't recommend more 51 Adventures!
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Date of experience: June 2017
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nancyjaramillo8 wrote a review May 2017
New York City, New York2 contributions
We wanted to see some hidden gem in Lijiang. We researched online and found 51 Adventures got great reviews and met our expecatation the most. Sarah, the owner of 51 Adventures, is friendly, knowledagable and patient. She arranged a guide/driver to take us to Baoshan Stone City. The car is quite new, a 1 year old Janpnese car, very comfortbale. The guide/driver Yangyi is very caring. He is like an angle. He prepared snacks and drinks and always care about how we were feeling. The road to the stone city is narrow. But we felt secured as he drove very carefully. It was so enjoyable to just look out from the window though the journey is a bit long, about 4 hours driving. The stone city is built on a giant mushroom shapped rock, sitting by the Yangzi River. The villagers are descendants of Mongolian soldiers from Yuan Dynasty. You can hardly see tourists there, only some trekkers who are ready to start trekking from here to Lugu Lake. It's about three and half hour driving distance from Lijiang. The closest way to get there is passing through Jade Dragon Snow Mountains. It is so peaceful, authentic, a real hidden gem in Lijiang. What a wonderful and valuable trip in Lijiang! We highly recommend 51 Adventures to everyone who are planning a trip to Lijiang!
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Date of experience: March 2017
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annieD8598VU wrote a review May 2017
Berlin, Germany5 contributions1 helpful vote
This trip was my second time to the Lijiang area. The first time I just explored Lijiang on my own but this second trip i wanted to see some things that I think would be hard for a normal tourist to see on their own, particularly I wanted to visit Tibetan villages. So I asked 51 Adventures if they could bring me to Tiger Leaping Gorge and also help me visit some local Tibetan villages. They did and I had an amazing experience. I went in early May and many flowers were in bloom. It was a bit cold at night but frankly i think the flowers made it the perfect time of year to visit. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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Date of experience: May 2017
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Response from Sarah H, Owner at 51 Adventures
Responded May 19, 2017
Dear Annie, Thank you so much for your time to write us a great review! Trekking on the highlight part of higher Tiger Leaping Gorge route and the Tibetan villages in Xiaozhongdian are normally a full-day tour from Lijiang or Shangri-La. These two are exactly on the way between Lijiang and Shangri-La. Normally people go to Xiaozhongdian for the flowers in bloom in May and also for visiting the Tibetan villages. Sometimes, a meal in the village can be arranged. Now it is May, the best time to visit Shangri-la. I'll recommend my customers to visit these lovely places. There are some other really off the beaten track destinations under Lijiang prefecture, such as Stone City, a mushroom shaped town on a giant rock sitting by the Yangzi River, which is about 3.5 hours driving distance away from Lijiang. To reach here, the closest road passes Jade Dragon Snow Mountains. In Wengding, a remote Wa village nearby the borders of Myanmar, where you can see the scary piers with basket which was used to hold the hunted male heads back to 1950s. Yunnan is endless and we hope you can come back a lot. Take care! Sincerely Sarah
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house1010 wrote a review May 2017
Beijing, China1 contribution
Our tour with 51Adventures exceeded expectations tenfold. The pre arrangements were prompt and clear. We felt very lucky to get a private tour, completely tailored towards our needs. Much appreciation goes to our informative, courteous, charismatic, fun guide. She told us so many things about Lijiang - the food, culture, history. Being with she made the whole trip so hassle free, Without her help our trip would not have been so enjoyable or memorable. Thanks!!!
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Date of experience: April 2017
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Response from Sarah H, Owner at 51 Adventures
Responded May 7, 2017
House and her husband are very easy-going and interesting couple. They work and live in Beijing. She actually contacted me 1 year ago but for all sorts of reasons, they could only make the trip this Spring. Since they only had three days vacation so I strongly recommended them to focus on only one city. For sure, that would be Lijiang. After communication via Skype calls and emails, we tailored an itinerary meeting their expectation. The three days trip includes Tiger Leaping Gorge, Jade Dragon Snow mountains, Baisha, cycling around Lashihai Lake, Wenfeng temple, Songcheng show etc. We hope to see you again in other parts of Yunnan.
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