Where can we take you?
Lijiang Guides operates throughout south-west China.
We are based in the ancient city of Lijiang, high in the foothills of the eastern Himalayas, and specialize in taking guests around Yunnan, as well as into Sichuan, Guizhou and Tibet.
Our most popular trips are around Lijiang, including ethnic villages, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Shangrila, Dali and the lovely valley of Shaxi.
We also take guests to Liming, Tachang and its monkey sanctuary, the French Tibetan village on the Mekong Cizhong, hiking to Yubeng, around Diqing, to the White water terraces at Baishuitai, to Lugu lake, and Baoshan stone village.
In and around Lijiang, we take travelers to non-touristy parts of old town Lijiang, and villages of local Nakhi and Yi, to Lashi Lake for hiking, horse-riding and boating, and up to the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain to enjoy the glacier, meadows, yak terraces and Impression Lijiang show.
From Kunming, we take visitors to the Stone Forest area, Jianshui old village, the rice terraces of Yuanyang and south to the Vietnam border as well as Sapa and Hanoi.
In Chengdu, our guide partner takes guests to the pandas, and into eastern Sichuan.
We have guides and drivers based in Chengdu and Kunming, as well as Dali, Lijiang and Shangrila.
For photos from some of the places we visit, go to: http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/yunnan-china-photos-traveler
Our travel partners in Lhasa can organize your trip to Tibet, and our sister company, Slow Burma Travel, runs trips in Myanmar, mainly over winter.
We can book your flights and accommodation, often at discounted rates.
We can recommend authentic, character accommodation, and also organize cooking classes and other activities.
Unlike most other travel operators, we provide customized trips made to suit your interests, fitness and desires, and we don’t take guests to touristy place or shopping.