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4 Days Lijiang Cultural & Natural Tour

Feel Dongba Culture & Enthralled by Gorgeous Sightseeing


Welcome to Lijiang, one of China's most iconic travel destinations and home to an amazing array of sights, activities and events. Even first time visitors to Lijiang will quickly be enthralled by how fun and fascinating Lijiang can be. For those looking for a glimpse of the real China, or just a fun night out, Lijiang mixes old world charm with a modern and vibrant night life.

In this 4 days cultural & natural tour, you’ll seize every moment to enjoy yourself on the incredible land – have panoramic view of Lijiang Old Town, explore the gorgeous look of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, feel the precious and historic Dongba culture, enjoy a light hike to Upper Tiger Leaping Gorge…yes, you’ll get an answer that will be “amazing”.

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4 Days & 3 Nights
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You, your family, friends or group
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Lijiang Arrival ( L )

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Welcome to Lijiang, a very impressive ancient city! Upon arrival at the Lijiang airport/train station, your tour guide and driver will be waiting at the arrival hall and transfer you to the hotel.

After a short rest, you’ll start your memorable Lijiang tour from Lijiang Ancient Town. Enjoy a panoramic view of this fascinating old city from Wangu Tower, the landmark building of Lijiang. This pure wood building was built at 33 meters tall on the top of Lion Hill where you could also overlook Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in the distance. Then, see the Ming-dynasty style Mufu Palace, the “Forbidden City” of Lijiang to know Tusi’s ruling history. Then, walk through the old alleys, old bridges, featured shops and bars to Sifang Street Square, a mingling ground to enjoy lively atmosphere and unwind yourself.

Later, head for the Naxi Dongba Culture Museum (open: 8:00-18:00) where you can learn Naxi pictograph character and explore the rich Naxi minority culture in the museum. After that you can take a stroll in the Black Dragon Pool Park and take some pictures of the fascinating Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.

Lijiang Ancient Town
Day 2 Lijiang ( B, L )

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Today, after the breakfast, your guide will escort you to the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, which costs about 30 minutes. The 13 peaks in this mountain area are the sacred mountains among Naxi people. On the way, you will see the charming scenery in Ganhaizi and the crystal clear water various with the weather in Blue- Moon Valley. Take the tramway to the Spruce Meadow, you can both see the fascinating sightseeing and appreciate the gorgeous look of the whole snow mountain at the best place. After that, you can choose to enjoy the electrifying Impression Lijiang show (Optional) performed by 500 local people under the white snow and blue sky, which lasts for about 70 min.

After that, visit the ancient Baisha Mural Paintings at Baisha Village. Painted over 500 years ago, the murals combine the cultures of Han, Tibetan and Naxi people displaying the life stories of the Tibet Buddhism, Confucian and Taoism. Then, follow a trip to Shuhe Ancient Town - a component of Lijiang Old Town listed as UNESCO World Heritage in 1997.

Baisha Mural PaintingsJade Dragon Snow Mountain
Day 3 Lijiang ( B, L )

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After breakfast, you’ll be driven to view the First Bend of the Yangtze River with imposing gorge scenery and the Iron Chain Bridge in the Shigu (Stone Drum) Town (about 60 km from Lijiang with 2 to 3 hours’ drive). Later you will visit Tiger Leaping Gorge (Upper). After the tour, you will be driven back to Lijiang.

First Bend of the Yangtze River: Surrounded by rivers and mountains, the First Bend of the Yangtze River has picturesque scenery. Three rivers join together here and take a sudden turn.

Tiger Leaping Gorge: the deepest gorge in the world. It is divided into the Upper Tiger Leaping, the Middle Tiger Leaping and the Lower Tiger Leaping three parts. In the upper part of Tiger Leaping Gorge, you will walk about 2.6 Km from the entrance to Tiger Leaping Rock. It is a nice walking along the Jinsha River and Marble trail. Take a moment to enjoy the magnificent gorge view and rolling waves.

First Bend of the Yangtze RiverUpper Tiger Leaping Gorge
Day 4 Lijiang Departure ( B )

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On this day you will be free until your tour guide escorts you to the airport for your flight to your next destination.

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