3 Day Private Tour to Shangri-La from Lijiang


Tour Type:
Private Tour
Location Visited:
First Bend of Yangtze River, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Stone Drum Village, Bitahai Lake, Shudu Lake, Songzanlin Monastery, Shangri-la Ancient City
Tour Feature:
Nature & Culture
2 Nights 3 Days
Physical Rating:
Pick-up Point:
Your Lijiang Old Town Hotel
Finishing Point:
Your Lijiang Old Town Hotel
Payment Methods:
Credit Card/Wire Transfer
Best Time to Go:


Day 1
Heading to Shangri-La

Our English-speaking guide will meet you at your Lijiang hotel and transfer you for a wild tour in the air-conditioned car.

Drive to marvel at the First Bend of Yangtze River dotted with the lush forest and cloud-shrouded mounts nearby. Feel your draw hit your chest 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.

Day 2
Day Tour of Shangri-La

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 ranks as the most important 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.

Day 3
Back to Lijiang

Drive back to your Lijiang hotel.

Package Details


  • Private English-speaking guide in land tour
  • Private driver and air-conditioned vehicle in land tour
  • All admissions to spots and activities listed in the above itinerary
  • Color-specified accommodation
  • Color-specified meals


  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Gratuities
  • Insurance
  • Extra personal expenses in accommodation (like room service, telephone charges, laundry, etc.)


Tour Class 1 Adult 2-5 Adult 6-9 Adult Single Supplement
Deluxe 1130 633 517 + 199
Standard 871 512 388 + 67
Budget 858 497 381 + 63
  • Prices are per person in U.S. dollars, based on double occupancy.
  • Child (3-11 years): 40% off adult price.
  • Infant (0-2 years): free (Infants are not entitled to their own seat and hotel bed).
  • Tour classification is based on accommodation standard.
  • See payment guide

Accommodations for Relevant Tour Classes:

Destinations Deluxe Standard Budget
Shangri-La Tian Jie Shen Chuan Hotel (Paradise Hotel) Shangri-La Old Town Hotel Bodhi Inn

Tour Class:
Service Start: days
Group Members: Adults (12+)        Children (2-12 yrs)          Infants (0-2 yrs)
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Notes or Special Request

Friendly Tips

  • 1. The better Tiger Leaping Gorge hiking time falls in May and the early July when there is more plant and flower life and sufficient gorge water. The dense rainy period is from July to mid August when rockslides easily occur and block the path.
  • 2. The handy hike information like hand-drawn detailed trekking maps, hiking advice can be found in many cafés and accommodations in Lijiang or Qiaotou.
  • 3. Photo-shooting is usually forbidden in the Shangri-La temples. Please ask for permission before you take picture of the elders in the temples.
  • 4. Please clockwise tour the Songzanlin Monastery and don't point your fingers at the Buddha statues and ask for permission first before you enter the living Buddha's house.
  • 5. A local bonfire party is held on the Sifang Jie of Lijiang Old Town at the night of Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday or local festivals.

We Guarantee

We Guarantee:

Reliable Partner:

We only select the local experienced tour company to assure you a safe and easy tour.

Formal Travel contract:

On reservation, we will send you a travel confirmation with the local operator's contact information.

Complaint Solution:

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.



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