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Hiking with Lijiang Guides - Private Tours
Ranked #1 of 22 Tours in Lijiang
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Owner description: 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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Reviewed July 18, 2013

Ketih and the team at LijiangGuides put together a wonderful trip for us, organising everything, perfect. Great communication, really informative guides in various places, very accommodating and flexible wtih arrangements.
What more can we say? Keith is the man for south-west China. He got us very good discounted flights, way cheaper than other agents could offer us. He also got us good deals for hotels, and was very honest and upfront about the options.
The result, a very non-touristy kind of trip, with the kind of interaction we wanted with the place and its fascanating array of peoples.
It was realy a trip of a lifetime.
Highly recommended.
Thanks Keith, Wu, Zhourma and Ilian.

4  Thank andy p
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

Our visit to Lijiang was enriched immeasurably by Keith Lyons's guiding. He stayed with us 12 hours, allowing us to experience Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, the Impressions Lijiang show, and Naxi village life and culture. Keith is an extremely knowledgeable guide who shares his deep interest in the Naxi in an accessible way. We loved his stories, which we are quoting widely. Keith arranged our transportation to Shangri-La via Tiger Leaping Gorge and showed up at our hotel to instruct the driver. He has even followed up since by helping us locate that sculpture that we never could find dueing our stay in Lijiang. A delightful, memorable experience.

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4  Thank Oreamnos
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

The scenery in and around Lijiang is diverse and stunning. I was visiting on my own and wanted to ensure I experienced all the best sights possible within a long weekend. I had seen very good reviews for Keith on Trip Advisor and decided to contact him. I was certainly not disappointed. I spend two days with Keith in and around the foothills of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and up on the Glacier. It was some of the best hiking I've ever done ! Keith knows really fabulous locations where the views and terrain are incredible and the only other people you are likely to see are goat herders!! If you are travelling to Lijiang I highly recommend you contact Keith and spend at least one day seeing the best this place has to offer!

4  Thank HongKongMay
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

We did a trip with Lijiang Guides. We were two families (7 children). Lijiang guide adapted very well their service to our needs. We had a chance to visit most of the places in Yunnan. Very good service, always available and flexible. Thanks for this wonderful trip

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5  Thank Bruno M
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

Our experience was wonderful. We met our guide,Keith, from New Zealand and it was a pleasure having someone speak the King"s language! He is very knowledgeable about the area having lived there for years.
Lijiang was our favorite city for the sights, hotel(Pullman), native show (outside the city) and hiking near Jade Dragon Snow Mt.
The altitude is high so it takes a bit of getting used to.
The market in old Lijiang is a lot of fun. Lots to see and eat. Try the Naxi tea with yak butter and marijuana seeds for a treat.
Keith was extremely helpful translating. I found a wood carving I couldn't live without and he was instrumental in helping me commission a piece.
I would highly recommend Keith Lyons and associates if you want a great experience in Lijiang.

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5  Thank steve1146
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