5 Days Charming Harbin & China Snow Town Winter Tour

Dream-like Snow Paradise

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China Snow Town, reputed as the no.1 snow town in China, is the best place to feel the charm of snow in the paradise-like world. Here, it can satisfy your imagination and desire about snow. No matter you want to capture gorgeous panoramic view of the snow village, enjoy the fun of playing with snow, do some light hiking to nearby hill to watch sunrise, or experience real life of local snow town people...you never miss the chance.

Highlights of this tour

  • Far from the madding crowd to immerse yourself in the fairytale world in China Snow Town;
  • Appreciate the amazing ice and snow sculptures in Harbin Ice & Snow Festival;
  • Watch winter swimming and experience the local ice activities, like ice sloping, ice boating, etc;
  • Feel exotic Russian flavor by walking through Zhongyang Street and St. Sophia Church.

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.

China Snow Town Close Notice: for the warm weather and better experience, China Snow Town has been closed since Mar. 4, 2019. It will reopen at the end of 2019. You'd better tell us your date and time first if you are planning a winter tour to this amazing snow town.

Basic Trip Information

Price:
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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 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
Travel Route:
Harbin / China Snow Town / Harbin
Travel Length:
5 Days & 4 Nights
Tour Code:
CD-HBCT-05
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
CultureEcologicalHiking
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Harbin Arrival

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Ni Hao! 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 arrival hall of airport / railway station. Then you will be escorted to your hotel in a private vehicle. The rest of today is on your own to explore this city.

Arrival Ideas:

Harbin Taiping International Airport is 33 km from downtown area. It has flights from Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Shenyang, Dalian, Qingdao, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Guilin and more destinations in China. While Harbin West Railway Station has high speed trains linking Harbin with Beijing (7~8 hrs), Jilin (2 hrs), Shenyang (2.5~3 hrs), Dalian, Shanghai, etc.

Ice City - Harbin
Day 2 Harbin - China Snow Town (B)

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In this morning after breakfast, your guide will pick you up at your hotel. Today, you’ll be driven 5~6 hours to China Snow Town, the No.1 China Snow Town located in Shuangfeng Wood Farm in Mudanjiang. On route, you’ll enjoy the beautiful snow scene in the winter wonderland – bright sunshine, clear sky, fresh air, endless snow-capped land, primitive wooden houses…

After arrival, take a short rest in your hotel and then get up to the viewing deck to capture a panoramic view of the China Snow Town, the dreamlike paradise. Have fun at Snow Town Photography Ground where you can play with snow, bringing you a happy childhood memory. Later, walk around the snow town at your own pace, you can enjoy amazing snowscape and experience the lifestyle of snow town people. When the night falls, if you like, walk outside and enjoy charming night view.

Please note:

  1. 1. The weather is extremely cold in China Snow Town. Take enough warm clothes, shoes, windcap, and gloves with you. And sunglasses, sunblocking scream, antifreeze, high-calorie snacks are also needed.
  2. 2. If you like photography, bring the cold-proofing and warm your camera.
China Snow Town Sled Dogs China Snow Town
Day 3 China Snow Town - Harbin (B)

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Try to get up early in this morning. After breakfast, you’ll hike to Yangcaoshan Hill, the highest hill in the snow town at 1235 meters above the sea level. If you are lucky, see the beautiful sunrise over Yangcaoshan. The snow scenery here is gorgeous that you can take many pictures. (Please note: 1. The hike needs about 2 hours up to the hill; 2. Instead of hiking, you can pay extra charge for the mini bus or snow mobile to reach up and down which is fast and can avoid the long time hiking in the cold weather.)

Later, continue your adventure to Dream Home which is a famous site to shoot some Chinese TV series and movies. Take photos and know the real life of the loggers. After that, wander along the 500-meter-long Snow Charm Avenue decorated with big red lanterns.

It is time to say goodbye to this fairytale world. You’ll be driven back to Harbin.

China Snow Town Sunrise
Day 4 Harbin (B)

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After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. Firstly, you'll visit the Sun Island Scenic Resort, which is a major venue of Ice and Snow Festival located north Harbin right by the Songhua River. It is a popular recreational zone with a Russian-style town, some small lakes, several exquisite gardens as well as various interesting galleries and museums. When winter comes, this snow-covered land is also the best place to appreciate the amazing snow and ice sculptures. While in hot seasons, it is a perfect summer resort.

Then, visit the nearby Siberian Tiger Park, the largest breeding center in the world for endangered Siberian Tigers. You’ll not only pay a safe walk to observe different kinds of tigers (Siberian Tigers, White Tigers, Snow Tiger, Liger, Jaguar), but also take a bus with wire-mesh protection through the park to closely see the tigers and take some photos.

After dinner, you will head to the amazing Ice and Snow World, the highlights of Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival, to appreciate the magical and extraordinary ice lanterns and sculptures with colorful lights at night. 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.

Note: 1) The open time of Ice and Snow Festival is not fixed, but it usually lasts about 2 months from late December to early March. The Ice and Snow world is only open during the festival. 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.

Snow Sculptures in Sun IslandSiberian Tiger Park
Day 5 Harbin Departure (B, L)

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After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. You will firstly visit Sophia Square to admire the holy appearance of the St. Sophia Cathedral, which is a typical Byzantine architecture and was once the largest Orthodox Church in the Far East. At present it is used as an arts gallery.

Close to the church, you’ll then visit the exotic Zhongyang Pedestrian Street which is a long corridor of European architectures with 71 buildings in different styles with long history standing by. (The Stalin Park is very close to the pedestrian, so if are interested and time permits, you could walk there to feel the charm of Russian architectures and enjoy many creative artistic sculptures.)

Then, you will go to visit the Laodaowai, where Harbin originated. It is popular as a featured street block full of old Baroque styled architectures with traditional Chinese elements. Take a leisure stroll along the streets to appreciate the ancient buildings and interesting folk sculptures and hear the good telling of the old life of Harbin people and history of Harbin in the past 100 years. After that, you will have a new experience to the Jiuzhan Park to watch some interesting activities on ice, such as going winter swimming in the so cold water under the frozen water surface, doing winter fishing through a hole dug on the iced Songhua River, etc.

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

St. Sophia Church in the SunsetLaodaowai Street Block

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