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Tour experiences are diverse through this 3-day tour, from ancient town to minority culture, from snowcapped mountains to mysterious murals. You may discover the best of Lijiang in this time-smart Essence Tour.

GuideWeTravel provides boutique hotels in Lijiang, which offer good value for money, a decent environment, local-style decoration, and a convenient location, but most of them only have 10–20 rooms. Your early booking is highly recommended.

Travel Route: Lijiang
Travel Length: 3 days
Theme: Family Friendly, History & Culture, Honeymoon, Photography

No shopping or unwanted stops
Flexible departure date, free date change up to 1 week in advance
Look into the former residence of a Naxi chieftain – Mufu Mansion
Stroll through the Lijiang ancient town and bargain for trinkets
Take a cable car up to the holy Jade Dragon Snow Mountain to enjoy the stunning view
INCLUDED Professional English-speaking tour guide, private driver and car service for the day tours on day 1 and 2.
Airport/train station transfer service with guide and driver on day 3.
Accommodation based on double occupancy. GuideWeTravel may arrange the booking of similar hotels if the selected hotel isn’t available during the travel dates of individual traveler.
Breakfast at hotel.
Bottled water supply while traveling with tour guides.
EXCLUDED Entrance fees to tourist attractions.
Lunch and dinner. The tour guides will recommend proper restaurants for lunch and dinner (like India restaurants, vegetarian restaurants, muslim restaurants etc).
Personal Expenses.
ACCOMMODATION Zen Garden Hotel, Lijiang
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Flights: There are over 20 flights between Lijiang and Kunming every day. There are also flights connecting Lijiang with Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an, Chengdu, Chongqing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong, with a stopover in Kunming.
Tiger Leaping Gorge: As one of the deepest and most marvelous gorges, Tiger Leaping Gorge is about two hours driving away from Lijiang. It is a paradise for hiking enthusiasts. You can extend the tour by one day to visit the upper gorge, or extend it by 2—3 days to hike through the whole gorge.

Day 1: Lijiang Arrival and Ancient Town Sightseeing

Your private tour guide and driver will be waiting for you at the airport or train station. They will transfer you to your hotel in the ancient town and help you check in. Then the tour starts with the Lijiang Ancient Town sightseeing.

Lijiang Ancient Town is the best-preserved minority ancient town. Most of the people living here belong to the Naxi minority, some of whom still make a living by making handicrafts of silver, leather, textiles, and some local snacks. Enjoy the quaint town scenery and see plenty of handicrafts in a distinctive style only found in this area of China. You can climb up to Lion Hill to have a bird’s-eye view of the whole town.

Appreciate the Naxi people’s brilliant skills in architecture and fine arts at Mufu Mansion, the “Forbidden City”of Lijiang.

Then pay a visit to the Black Dragon Pool Park, which offers a view of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, one of the most famous postcard-perfect sceneries in southwest China. Stay overnight in Lijiang Ancient Town.

Free-time idea:
Lijiang Impression Show was directed by the world famous director Zhang Yimou, and performed by more than 500 locals from 10 ethnic groups. Taking the enchanting scenery of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain as a natural background, the show aims to provide an insight into the lives of the region’s ethnic groups through song and dance.

Day 2: Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Baisha Murals Tour

In the morning, you will firstly enjoy the beautiful Baisha Murals in Baisha Village. They were painted hundreds of years ago, and the paintings took about 300 years to complete. By appreciating these unique murals, you will learn about the cultures of central China, the Naxi Minority, and Tibet, as well as the stories of Tibetan Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. Then take a cable car to the Spruce Meadow, which is a vast meadow at the foot of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain with an altitude of 3,240 meters. Besides appreciating the elegant natural landscapes of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, you will unlock the romantic legends with the help of your guide. If you are interested in photography, you will find it a perfect destination. After the tour, you will be transfered back to Lijiang for another peaceful night.

Day 3: Lijiang Departure

Your guide and driver will escort you to the airport or train station today. Your colorful Lijiang tour ends here.

People Price
2-5 $419 per person (double occupancy room and / or triple occupancy room)
6-9 $289 per person (double occupancy room and / or triple occupancy room)
10 $239 per person (5 double occupancy rooms)
Note Prices are based on per person with double occupancy or triple occupancy. If a single client requests a twin room alone, the single supplement will be charged.
Lijiang Ancient Town
Lijiang Ancient Town
Lijiang Ancient Town
Jade Dragon Mountain
Mufu Palace


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