Non touristy daytrips

Interesting daytrips in Dali, guided by Henriette Buist or Jim (Jim’s Tibetan Hotel). These experienced guides will take you to places you would otherwise not see. Through their wealth of knowledge and local contacts you will have a most interesting and enjoyable trip!

Dali daytrip: Yi minority, market and temple trip

Dali daytrip: Yi minority, market and temple trip

These bigger and smaller markets only run on certain days and are not touristy. In case there is no market we will take you to another nice, non-touristy village with old houses. The trip will be guided by Henriette Buist … Read...

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Dali: Xihu Lake boat trip and Bai villages

Dali: Xihu Lake boat trip and Bai villages

We like Xihu (West lake) as it’s a beautiful lake and it sees a lot less tourists than Dali’s Erhai lake. These days the only boats on Erhai lake are big noisy tourist boats. On Xihu however local people will … Read...

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Dali- Shaxi & Shibaoshan- Lijiang 1-2 days

Dali- Shaxi & Shibaoshan- Lijiang 1-2 days

To go to Lijiang we can arrange a private car with driver (no guide) directly to Lijiang (about 3 hours) or with stops on the way in the Bai village Shaxi and/or Shibaoshan temple (full day). Both routes are scenic … Read...

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Liming: red stone mountains between Dali and Lijiang

Liming: red stone mountains between Dali and Lijiang

Liming is a beautiful, mountainous area between Dali and Lijiang. It’s a colourful combination of red stone and green, lush evergreens high above the clouds. Liming makes a great daytrip out of busy Lijiang town. If you start early you’ll … Read...

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Car to Yi village, market and Buddhist temple

Car to Yi village, market and Buddhist temple

The area you’re going to is definitely non-touristy. First you will visit a small Yi village which lies off the main road, walking past beautiful riceterraces. In the village are usually some women around who work in the fields and … Read...

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Lijiang Wumu Naxi village/ 2 days

Lijiang Wumu Naxi village/ 2 days

A wonderful new trip to a mountainous non touristy Naxi village where life is almost as it was many years ago. A perfect place to unwind and take in the majestic mountains. Life is simple and if you like hiking … Read...

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Yunnan golden snub-nosed monkeys

Yunnan golden snub-nosed monkeys

During this trip you have the fantastic opportunity to see the cute Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys, a highly endangered species which were almost extinct. Nowadays there are only about 2,500 snub-nosed monekeys left living in the wild. You’ll be guaranteed to … Read...

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Lijiang countryside biketrip

Lijiang countryside biketrip

This half a daytrip will take you out of the busy old town of  Lijiang. With a private car and bikes you will cycle through unspoilt non touristy Naxi villages situated along a lake. On the way we will stop … Read...

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Dali: boattrip Erhai lake and Bai villages

Dali: boattrip Erhai lake and Bai villages

This daytrip shows you daily countryside life in the villages around Dali from a non-touristy side. The trip will be guided by Henriette Buist or Jim (Jim’s Tibetan Hotel). These experienced guides will take you to places you … Read...

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Car around Erhai Lake, Bai villages and markets

Car around Erhai Lake, Bai villages and markets

Bai villages along Erhai Lake: we can arrange a car only with driver (no guide) around Erhai lake. Bai villages on the road are Xizhou with its daily morning market. Also you can wander around the old neighbourhood with the … Read...

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