3 Days Lijiang Cultural & Natural Tour with Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

Feel Dongba Culture & Enthralled by Gorgeous Sightseeing

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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".

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:
Lijiang
Travel Length:
3 Days & 2 Nights
Tour Code:
CD-LT-04
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
ArchitectureCultureHikingMountaineeringPhotograph
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Lijiang Arrival ( L )

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Ni Hao! Welcome to Lijiang, a very impressive ancient city! Upon arrival at the airport or railway station, your guide and driver will meet you 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 a memorable tour from Lijiang Ancient Town (Dayan Ancient Town). Pay a visit 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, wander through the old alleys, old bridges, featured shops and bars to Sifang Street Square, 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. (Optional Activity: Take a leisure walk up to 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 overlook the magnificent Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in the distance.)

Later, head to the Naxi Dongba Culture Museum (opening time: 08:00-18:00) where you can learn Naxi pictograph character and explore the rich Naxi minority culture in the museum. 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.

Arrival Ideas: There’re direct flights from Kunming, Chengdu, Chongqing, Lhasa, Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Guiyang, etc to Lijiang Sanyi Airport. Trains are available from Kunming (about 9 hours), Dali (about 2-3 hours) to Lijiang Railway Station. 

Black Dragon Pool ParkLijiang Ancient Town
Day 2 Lijiang & Jade Dragon Snow Mountain ( B, L )

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In this morning, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and escort you to the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, the southernmost glacier in the Northern Hemisphere. The 13 peaks in this mountain area are the sacred mountains among Naxi people. Take the tramway to the Spruce Meadow at 3000 meter high, and 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 with the background of white Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, which lasts for about 70 min. (Note: For the ticket is hard to book in peak season, if you are interested in the show, please tell us your likes in advance.)

On the way back, you will enjoy the charming scenery and the crystal clear water various with the weather in Blue-Moon Valley and its White Water River.

After that, 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.

Please Note:

1. If you want to visit Yak Meadow (with an altitude of 3500 meters) which offers a good location to appreciate the 13 peaks of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, please tell your like to your travel consultant to adjust the itinerary.

2. For the tickets of Impression Lijiang Snow are hard to book in peak season, if you want to enjoy the show, please tell us your interest and we’ll help to book the tickets in advance.

3. If time allows today, you can extend a leisure 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.

Jade Dragon Snow MountainBaisha Mural PaintingsLarge Scale Outdoor Show - Impression Lijiang
Day 3 Lijiang & Lijiang Departure ( B, L )

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After breakfast, drive about 45 kilometers 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 kilometers in length and is a giddy gorge of 3900m meters from the waters of Jinsha River to Haba Snow Mountain and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. You’ll walk about 1,000 stairs 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 / train (after 17:00) to next destination. (Note: If the departure time will not match your trip schedule, our travel consultant will help you adjust the itinerary to well suit your time. Please feel free to contact us.)

First Bend of the Yangtze RiverUpper Tiger Leaping Gorge

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