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Address: Lijiang Old Town, Lijiang 674100, China
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Phone Number: +86 137 6900 1439
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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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Hiking and much more in Lijiang China

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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London
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 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 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 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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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

We organized a tour to the tiger leaping gorge through Keith who arranged a guide/driver named Steven for us. Steven was a great guide, he came up with a program fitting our family situation perfectly. We saw the amazing gorge, visited a local village and searched for a place where they sold ice cream... The special kind of d-tour you... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

Keith picked us up from Lijiang to Tiger leaping george. He was like a guide who every travelers would expect for…. knowledgeable about Lijiang and around..good sense of humor..polite and very kind. Then we introduced to Apple our trekking guide.. So We really don't know where to start the appreciation for her… She is super cool and tough and know... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

This was our first trip to Lijiang. I got in touch with Keith whom introduced a local english speaking guide to us. His name is Steven. He is well versed in English. It was clear from the start how lucky we were to have such a kind, humbled, nice, approachable and educated person by our side to help us get... More 

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

I had a really wonderful experience this past summer with Apple as my guide. I was fortunate enough (as a solo traveler) to be able to join on the trip of a lovely couple from the US. In 4 days we went to Tiger Leaping Gorge as well as the small town of Shaxi (one of my favourite places I've... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

I booked Keith for two days hiking in the gorge and one day in snow mountain. There was a misunderstanding when it came to deposit because when it is time to pay the deposit I did not know the transaction is to be cancelled and I needed to pay in full in cash on the day. Keith's response was terse... More 

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happysheepChina, Owner at Hiking with Lijiang Guides - Private Tours, responded to this review

Guests are reminded to read our brochure (we also include a summary of this in our email) which outlines the terms and conditions of booking, which specifies how we use PayPal to hold a deposit to book with us. This is then refunded in full on full cash payment at the start of the trip. We don't collect the PayPal... More 

Latham, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

This is an an excellent service for Westerners who want to visit Yunnan Province. My wife and I are from the USA, and wanted a two day tour away from the "maddening crowd" in the Lijiang. area. Keith is a little hard to reach but once located was very helpful. We booked Apple and a private driver and were very... More 

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