Our English-speaking guide and the driver will pick you up at your Kunming hotel in the morning and head to the airport for your Lijiang flight. Transfer to Lijiang Old Town and the rest of the day is left free for you to explore the surroundings.
Make a morning transfer from your hotel and start the town tour. Black Pool Park, on the northern edge of the old town, is advised to take in and snap shots of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain view. The Dongba Research Institute on the hillside features the culture artifacts and pictograph scripts of Naxi minority.
Then head to Baisha village search the Naxi root in the rural Baisha village. Read the life stories of different religions in the Baisha mural paintings if you are interested. Visit the most-admired man in the Baisha--Dr. Ho in his herb medicine clinic and know more about the magic medical use of pure plant roots or leaves.
Next let's drive to and ascend the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain via the cable car to view the breathtaking glacier. You can also tread through cliff path to reach the peak of the mountain to take in more grand snow scene.
Descend the mountain and call it a day by driving back to Lijiang Old Town.
Meet the guide and driver at your hotel as previous days before the wild tour.
Drive to marvel at the First Bend of Yangtze River dotted with the lush forest and cloud-shrouded mounts nearby. Get stunned at the awe-inspiring Tiger Leaping Gorge following the ancient Stone Drum Village. Then proceed to Shangri-La County, formerly known as Zhongdian, and transfer to your hotel.
Make a morning excursion to Bitahai Lake, about 25 km east from Shangri-la County. Here optional pony trip can be taken to go through a pretty forest and down to the lake. Your eyes will be feasted with a pagoda-like hill and the surrounding trees with their reflection on the tranquil lake.
The next stop is clear Shudu Lake embraced by the dense forests. The lakeshore is a pasture for herds of cows and sheep. Tibetan farm touch can be experienced here.
Continue the tour to Songzanlin Monastery which has a 300-year-old history and is ranked as the most important monasteries in southwest China. Here you will get to know the culture characteristic of monastic architecture and the mural (Thangka) as well as the Buddhist scripture. Meanwhile, you can also get chance to chat and sip Tibetan butter tea with living Buddha in the monastery.
Heavy Tibet touch can be found in the Square Street of 1,300-year old town with the Tibetan medicines, yak goods, the Tibetan dance in the square, the giant wheel prayer, etc. White stupas can be seen everywhere and Scripture Chamber hidden within the old town originally was constructed for commemorating the Red Army. And a commanding view of the town district is available on the nearby Guishan Park.
Call it a day and return to your hotel with your guide and driver.
Head to airport for your Kunming flight and transfer to your Kunming hotel. Or you can also conclude the tour in Lijiang.
|Tour Class||1 Adult||2-5 Adult||6-9 Adult||Single Supplement|
|Lijiang||InterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort||Lijiang Manxin Hotels & Resorts||Lijiang Sanhe Hotel|
|Shangri-La||Tian Jie Shen Chuan Hotel (Paradise Hotel)||Shangri-La Old Town Hotel||Bodhi Inn|
We are under the supervision of National Tourism Administration of the People's Republic of China and Guilin Municipal Tourism Bureau. If you receive unsatisfying service and not satisfied with our settlement, you can issue a complaint to both of these two official travel organizations.
Add: A9 Jianguomennei Avenue, Beijing, P.R.China
Add: 14 North Ronghu Road, Diecai District, Guilin, Guangxi, P.R.China
No suitable tour?
by using a simple