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5 Days Harbin Winter Tour with Yabuli Ski Resort

Unforgettable Experience for Ice and Snow


Spend a super highlighting and terrific winter holiday in this 5 days Harbin tour with China Discovery. Experience all the essences of the annual Ice & Snow Festival to have fun with your tour mates with the white snow and shining ice, throw yourselves into the amazingly fairy snow world of Yabuli Ski Resort to feel the fun and speed of various exciting snow activities, appreciate various world class artistic works of ice and snow and pay great visits to the must-see famous attractions in Harbin… Let’s get your wonderful winter vacation started from this tour!

Highlights of this tour

  • Experience the gorgeous Ice & Snow World and Snow Sculpture Art Exposition during the Ice & Snow Festival;
  • Have great fun skiing and enjoying other interesting and cool snow activities in Yabuli Ski Resort;
  • Cover all highlights in Harbin city, including Sophia Square, Zhongyang Pedestrian, Harbin Flood Control Memorial Tower, and so on.

Please note: the best time to visit Harbin is during Dec.24~early March for the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival is holding and you can fully enjoy the gorgeous ice and snow artworks here.

Basic Trip Information

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  1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in a 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according to your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
Travel Route:
Harbin / Yabuli Ski Resort / Harbin
Travel Length:
5 Days & 4 Nights
Tour Code:
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day (Can Be Customized)

Day 1 Harbin Arrival

Welcome to Harbin, the Capital of Heilongjiang Province, which is well known as the "Ice City" in China. Your local guide will meet you at the airport. Then you will be escorted to your hotel in a private vehicle. The rest of today is yours to explore the city on your own.

Arrival Ideas:

Harbin Taiping International Airport is 41 km’s driving distance from downtown area. It has flights from Beijing (2 hrs), Dalian (1.5 hrs), Qingdao (2 hrs), Jinan (2 hrs), Xian (3 hrs), Shanghai (3 hrs), Chengdu (3.5-4 hrs), Ordos (2.5 hrs), Hangzhou (3 hrs), Guangzhou (4-4.5 hrs), Xiamen (4-4.5hrs), Wuhan (3-3.5 hrs), Sanya (5 hrs) and more destinations in China, and more international cities like Seoul, Tokyo, Osaka, Moscow, Phuket Island, etc. While Harbin West Railway Station has high speed trains linking Harbin with Beijing (7~8 hrs), Changchun (1 hr), Shenyang (2.5~3 hrs), Dalian (4~5 hrs), Jilin (2-3 hrs), Tianjin (6.5 hrs), etc.

Evening Ideas (Explore on Your Own):

In this evening, you can visit Zhaolin Park to appreciate the Ice Lantern Fair which is the world largest scale of outdoor ice lantern show. You can walk in relax in the “ocean of ice lantern” with more than 1,500 exquisite colorful ice lanterns formed in the annual World Ice and Snow Festival. (Please note: it holds every year from January 5th to the end of February. Please wear warm down coat and shoes when visiting it at night.)

Ice City - Harbin Harbin Ice Lantern Fair at Zhaolin Park
Day 2 Harbin to Yabuli Ski Resort (B)

In the morning, you will move on to Yabuli Ski Resort, which is the largest and best ski resort in China. It is located 200 kilometers east of Harbin city and would need about 3 hours’ driving of 240km long distance from Harbin downtown area.

Upon your arrival, you will be escorted to your hotel in Yabuli. And in the afternoon, start enjoying your elementary skiing tours for about 2 or 3 hours in Yabuli Resort. Forget your age or level of skiing, and the world advanced ski resort would provide the best highlighting moment for you. Put on the cool clothing and ski on the pure white snow-capped mountain with your favorite speed, with the charming view of shimmering winter snow, warm sunshine and azure sky being the best background. Just put yourself into the snowy wonderland to ignite your winter holiday, laugh out loud, and play it to the most!

After the fun time, be escorted back to your hotel. Have a good sleep!

Please Note:

1. Simple equipment such as skiing boots, poles and snowboards are included in the package, but other advanced equipment like horse sledge, snow tubing, snowmobiling, etc. need extra payment.

2. If you want to spend longer time skiing beyond 3 hours or choose intermediate or advanced skiing, you could give some extra payment to enjoy it to the most.

3. You should wear helmets, glasses, gloves, knee-pad, and skiing suit. If you don't bring yours, you can rent the equipment with reasonable prices at the ski resort.

Yabuli Ski ResortPeaceful Sightseeing of Yabuli Ski Resort
Day 3 Yabuli & Back to Harbin (B)

Enjoy your breakfast in this morning. Today is your own to explore other interesting activities in Yabuli Ski Resort. You could continue spending more time hurtling in the wide skiing site, and if you want to have some new and fresh tries, there are horse sledges, snow tubing, snowmobiling, etc. for your wide choices.

Horse Sledge: sitting on the sledge pulled by the horse on the snowfield, you could appreciate the amazing sightseeing of the vast snow world, snow covered pine trees in the forest, and lost in this fairyland with ease and leisure.

Snow Tubing: sit on the tube facing the bright sky and slide along the professional and safe snow trail. Since there is nothing controlling and speed and direction of the tube, you could feel the excitement and thrilling of sliding from the peak to the lower location freely and highly.

Snowmobiling: The cool motorcycles are well equipped with the wheels like tracks of a tank and are easy to be handled and of course safe. Ride one to tour in the beautiful snowfield and drive all the stress far away.

In the afternoon, we will be escorted back to Harbin City, which would need about 3 hours. Have a sweet night in your hotel.

(Note: all entertainment activities like skiing, horse sledge, snow tubing, snowmobiling, and so forth need extra but reasonable payment.)

Yabuli Ski Resort Snow MobilingYabuli Ski Resort Horse Sledge
Day 4 Harbin (B, L)

Good morning! Today's tour begins to explore the essences in the city area of Harbin. You will first visit the Sun Island Scenic Resort, which is a major venue to hold the International Snow Sculpture Art Expo on Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in winter. Walk into this vast pure lovely fairyland of 60,000 square meters and meet the incredible “white visual storm”. Have a close look at the thousands of excellent large-scaled artistic snow sculptures of landscape, cartoon, figures, buildings, etc., which will make you wow at the outstanding talent of the craftsmen who inject life into the cold snow. With so amazing backdrop, you just can’t help taking some great photos to record the nice moment (You are highly advised to wear sunglasses to visit the Snow Sculpture Art Fair since the glary from sunshine on the snow is really intense.)

Then, be escorted to the nearby Siberian Tiger Park, the largest breeding center in the world for endangered Siberian Tigers that. Over 1,300 purebred Siberian Tigers are raised there. You’ll not only pay a safe walk to observe different kinds of tigers (Siberian Tigers, White Tigers, White Lion, Leopard, Liger, etc.), but also take a tourist bus with wire-mesh protection through the park to closely see the tigers and lions and take some photos.

After dinner, you will head to the incredible gorgeous Ice and Snow World, the highlights of annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival. Start your freedom stroll in the dazzling magical world of ice where to appreciate over 2,000 pieces of sculptures of ice and snow including pagodas, towers, famous world architectures, landscapes, and so forth dyed with romantic colorful LED lights, which can easily make you want to stay longer in such an “Ice Wonderland in Harbin”. Besides the sightseeing, if you would like to enjoy the festive atmosphere to the fullest, you can choose to have fun with the world longest sliding, or other winter activities on ice, such as ice maze, ice climbing, skating, etc.

Note: 1) Please wear enough layers of proper clothes and warm shoes to keep you away from the freeze especially when you want to stay here longer to enjoy the beautiful scenery. 2) An indoor Ice and Snow Paradise with smaller scale is built in the scenic area of the Ice and Snow World, and tourists could also enjoy the ice and snow there as well when the festival ends. 3) There may be long queues in front of some hot activity items in the Ice and Snow World during traditional Chinese Lunar New Year and weekends, and you could visit there during other dates to avoid crowds.  

Snow Sculpture Art ExpositionSiberian Tiger ParkGorgeous Ice and Snow World
Day 5 Harbin Departure (B, L)

Today, after breakfast, your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel. You’ll first visit Sophia Square to admire the holy appearance of the St. Sophia Cathedral from 1907. This must-visit site is a typical Byzantine architecture with a large green dome and was once the largest Orthodox Church in the Far East. The cathedral is the symbolic architecture in Harbin and at present is used as Harbin Architectural Art Gallery and displays some souvenirs. Then, you’ll visit the nearby exotic Zhongyang Pedestrian Street from 1900. Stroll along this 1,400 meters long historic street to appreciate the 71 precious buildings in different styles with long history, including Renaissance, Baroque, etc. (The Stalin Park is very close to the pedestrian, so if you are interested and time permits, you could walk there to admire the Russian architectures and enjoy many creative artistic sculptures.)

Then, you will visit the nearby Harbin Flood Control Memorial Tower that is a featured striking tower of Russian style and built up to 22.5 meters. Watch the vivid carvings of the flood controlling scene of that year in the body of the tower to know more about the brave and clever Harbin people.

Next, you will have a new experience to the Jiuzhan Park along Songhua River. Here you will watch some winter swimmers including some elders up to 60-70 years do winter swimming in the so cold water under the frozen water surface, and many people having fun on some interesting activities on ice, such as skating car, sliding, winter fishing, etc. on Songhua River.

After the tour, your guide and driver will escort you to the airport or train station for your flight / train to next destination or home. Service ends!

Holy St. Sophia CathidralZhongyang Pedestrian StreetSonghua River Winter Swimming

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