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Address: c/-N's Kitchen, Lijiang Old Town | Xingyi Street, Lijiang old town, Lijiang 674100, China
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+86 137 6900 1439

Lijiang Guides is the region's leading eco-tourism and cultural-tourism...

Lijiang Guides is the region's leading eco-tourism and cultural-tourism operation, specialising in taking visitors to non-touristy places. We can help you explore Yunnan's diversity, its 26 different minorities, and the wonders of nature - mountains, lakes, glaciers, forests and blue skies. With experience in the area since 1996, we will take you away from the tourists to the REAL China, where you can experience the place and its people. With knowledgeable guides, who speak English and local languages, you can visit villages, markets, monasteries, mountains, farms, and grasslands. We visit families, enjoy the company of locals and share meals with Naxi, Yi and Tibetan families. Plus, if you like dogs, we have Lassie the guide dog to accompany you. Lijiang Guides offers native-English speaking guides as well as local Tibetan, Lisu, Yi and Naxi guides who speak English. Welcome to south-west China.

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Our guide, Apple, made this a superb experience

It doesn’t seem possible that three weeks ago I was in the Yunnan Province with my daughter, two grandsons, and our guide, Apple, yet there I was, enjoying a Buddhist monastery... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Whitesboro, New York
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lijiang is very beautiful, but we came at winter and there was not a lot of green. We booked our tour guide Apple before we came, and we had a 3 day trip. It was very eye opening and we went to many places that were not tourist destinations, which was good because we do not like tourist-crowded places. Even... More 

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Whitesboro, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It doesn’t seem possible that three weeks ago I was in the Yunnan Province with my daughter, two grandsons, and our guide, Apple, yet there I was, enjoying a Buddhist monastery, the Leaping Tiger Gorge, and sites too numerous to mention, all scheduled by Apple. She deserves high compliments for finding places and activities which not only appealed to a... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We (my wife and I) spent four full days and two half days in the Lijiang area in early November 2016, 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 traveled to China several times, and visited Shanghai, Beijing, Xian, and Guilin. We... More 

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Absolutely loved our trip to Lijiang due in large part to Lijiang Guides, who crafted a wonderful itinerary for our family of 5 (including 3 young children). Our guide, Apple, was friendly, informed, flexible, and always gently urging us to explore off the beaten path locations. She went above and beyond the call of duty by providing free Mandarin tutoring... More 

Thank Sarah G
Nevada, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Keith was responsive to emails and helped tweak or itinerary to our desire. Sophie was our guide for the 1st day in Lijiang and while near a village at Jade Snow Mountain, she spotted a Bai ethnic woman on the roadside chatting with a friend and asked if we could see her house. A few minutes later we are sitting... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

My experience with Lijiang Guides was very positive. I was fortunate to have Li Han Mei (Apple) as my guide during a two week tailor-made journey through various amazing locations in Yunnan. Han Mei provided an outstanding service during both the planning phase and the actual trip. She effectively integrated solid logistics planning with a high level of flexibility in... More 

3 Thank Jorge K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Keith and the team at Lijiang Guides provided an excellent service for a two day trek along the tiger leaping gorge. We were collected from Lijiang airport in the evening and transferred to a guest house in the old town. We were then shown around the old town. Early the next day we were taken for a local breakfast. After... More 

1 Thank Ashley C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

My friend and I landed in Lijiang on a work trip and had two days free to explore. I had a good friend fromHong Kong just back fromLijiang, recommend Apple's guided tours. We had a blast! Apple is incredibly knowledgable about the trek, the mountain, it's people and the local chinese medicine found along the trail. Her personality is easygoing,... More 

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Wittenberg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

As always, we had to plan our vacation very short notice within 14 days. This time it should go to China. Friends had invited us to Beijing. Very exciting. But we also want to see some of the countryside. How to do that in a country where only few people speak English and where we can not read a word?... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

Lijiang Guides and their tours were excellent in our experience over several weeks in March 2015 and would be happy to recommend. We would never have found and enjoyed the local experiences on our own with just a guide book and felt we were scratching well below the surface Yunnan.

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