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3 Days Classic Lijiang Tour

immerse yourself in beautiful & breathtaking scenery

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I know you have got a picture about Lijiang – an old town with old streets and crowds and even imagined it is an over-commercialized place. That’s just a tiny part of Lijiang. Actually, Lijiang is more than an old town listed as the UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it is the kingdom of Naxi people and its Naxi culture flowing through every corner on the fairyland. Blessed with holy mountains and grand rivers, Lijiang has more to offer with breathtaking natural scenery.

In this 3 days classic tour, you’ll seize every moment to enjoy yourself on the incredible land – have panoramic view of Lijiang Old Town, explore authentic Naxi people’s life in Yuhu Village at the foot of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, enjoy a light hike to Upper Tiger Leaping Gorge…yes, you’ll get an answer that will be “amazing”.

Basic Trip Information

Travel Route:
Lijiang
Travel Length:
3 Days & 2 Nights
Tour Code:
CD-LT-03
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
ArchitectureCultureMountaineeringPhotograph
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Lijiang Arrival

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Ni Hao! Welcome to Lijiang, a very impressive ancient city! Upon arrival at the airport or railway station, your guide is ready to pick you up at the arrival hall and transfer you to the hotel with a private car which is comfortable, air-conditioned and non-smoking.

After a short rest, you’ll start your memorable Lijiang tour from Lijiang Ancient Town (Dayan Ancient Town). Take a leisure walk up the Lion Hill and climb up the 33-meter-tall Wanggu Tower - the landmark building of Lijiang to enjoy a panoramic view of the whole old town and countryside scenery, as well as overlook the magnificent Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in the distance. Later, be followed a trip to Ming-dynasty style Mufu Palace, the “Forbidden City” of Lijiang to know Tusi’s ruling history and appreciate Naxi people’s brilliant culture and fine arts. Then, walk through the old alleys, old bridges, featured shops and bars to Sifang Street Square, a meeting place of sorts and a mingling ground to enjoy lively atmosphere and unwind yourself. If time permits, join the Naxi people and tourists to dance happily in a round.

Wanggu Tower
Day 2 Lijiang ( B, L )

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After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. First, you’ll be transferred out of Lijiang Old Town to Yuhu Village which is located at the foot of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. When walking into this authentic Naxi Village, you’ll see unique stone houses, Naxi ladies dressing in traditional clothes, kids playing, a tranquil Yuhu Lake…explore leisurely around the village and then get to the Former Residence of Joseph Rock, who was an Austrian-American Botanist came to Lijiang and stayed in Yuhu Village for 27 years and made huge research work on Naxi minority.

Later, head to Baisha Village and appreciate the ancient Baisha Mural Paintings. Visit Dabaoji Palace and Liuli Temple to view murals painted over 1000 years ago which is a combination of Tibetan Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism. Then, it is followed by a trip to Shuhe Ancient Town - one of the earliest settlements of Naxi people as well as the well-preserved stop of the Ancient Tea Horse Route. 

After that, transfer to Dongba Culture Museum where more than 10,000 Dongba cultural relics show mysterious Dongba culture of the Naxi people. Take a gentle walk to Black Dragon Pool Park to enjoy gorgeous view and peaceful surroundings. If weather permits, get to the best spot to overlook the snow-capped Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and shoot some amazing pictures.

Baisha Mural PaintingsBlack Dragon Pool Park
Day 3 Lijiang & Lijiang Departure ( B, L )

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After breakfast, drive 45 km to view the First Bend of Yangtze River, an extraordinary turn nearly about 180 degrees with beautiful and marvelous views like a wonderful landscape painting unfolding before you. Visit Iron Chain Bridge in Shigu (Stone Drum) Town.

Later, transfer to visit the one of the deepest and most spectacular river canyons in the world - Tiger Leaping Gorge. It measures 16 km in length and is a giddy 3900m from the waters of Jinsha River to Haba Snow Mountain and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. It is divided into three parts: Upper, Middle and Lower Tiger Leaping Gorge. You’ll hike the upper part (the narrowest section of the gorge) and walk about 2.6 kilometers along the plank road from the entrance to the Tiger Leaping Rock. Take a moment to enjoy the magnificent gorge view and rolling waves. 

After the tour, drive back to Lijiang. Your guide and driver will escort you to airport or railway station to catch your flight or train to next destination.

Tiger Leaping Gorge

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