Lijiang Guides is the only local guiding services recommended by Lonely Planet, Frommers and the New York Times.
We are top-rated on TripAdvisor, having won numerous awards and certificates of excellence.
Here’s what our recent clients (and new friends) have to say:
2 Perfect Days
Best guided tour ever. Much above expectations.
Excellent value really made our trip.
Best way to experience China
Took us to places that we could never have reached on our own.
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Keith’s services were beyond our expectations; he was extremely knowledgeable about the area and its people, experienced, polite, and seemed to know exactly what we wanted to see and do after having had just a few brief conversations by email and phone prior to getting there. This is extremely important because he used our time wisely, but we never felt rushed at all. Travelling with three children is challenging, but Keith was very patient and always kept all of us engaged. He seemed very experienced in guiding families. I also had a minor medical issue to deal with when we were there and Keith without hesitation helped me get the attention I needed, for which I was very thankful. He is very kind, helpful and resourceful.
-Mary Ann Aheiuro (Shanghai/USA)
During my trips, normally I don’t take guides: I made an exception for this trip because of possible languge complications and I was very satisfied. We used public transport not only to save money but also to enjoy the real life like local people. Thanks to him I had the opportunity to exchange ideas and experience with local people, that’s something very important if you want to interact with this wonderful people. I am fond of local cultures and found Keith to be very respectful and knowledgeable of them. Moreover, I love to take pictures and Keith, who is also a teacher of photography technique, helped me giving me advices or simply enough time to explore the possible clicks.
We discovered the region from the inside, hiking as often as possible and avoiding the touristy spots and paths. On many occasions, we had the chance to meet local people, sharing meals and having interesting talks with them. Keith was always caring about us, adapting each visit according to our physical shape and wishes. He provided us with a lot of explanations about the culture, the religion, the habits and the life of the Naxi people he knows well. He also facilitated the communication with the staff of the guesthouses, who did not always speak English, and made some good choices about the accommodation and restaurants.
-Christel, Pierre and Alex (Shenzhen/France)
In addition to providing excellent guide services, we all found him to be very likeable and enjoyed our time with him. I would recommend Keith highly. He is a great resource for English speakers visiting Lijiang. He gave us information on all kinds of subjects from the weather to local customs and architecture. Keith went out of his way to make our stay enjoyable including picking up coffee and tea for us to take back home. I also appreciated that he brought special local food for us to try. He is a real ambassador for Yunnan. His love of the region is contagious.
-Harriet Stern (Shanghai/USA)