3 Days Essence of Lijiang Tour

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Tour Code: CTG-YN02

Tour Description

Discover what it takes to make the UNESCO world heritage Lijiang Old Town. Well-maintained ancient streets, featured architecture, unique culture of Naxi people, and wonderful scenery of snow mountain feast your eyes to the utmost.

Explore the soul of Lijiang - Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

Have comfortable time in Lijiang Old Town

Appreciate wonderful show of Impression Lijiang

Day 1 Arrive in Lijiang - Free time (Lunch)
Today's Activities Upon arrival your tour guide will welcome you at Lijiang airport or train station, and then tranfter you to the Lijiang Old Town. After check-in, you will explore the Old Town of Lijiang and Black Dragon Pool. Then ascent Wangu Tower on Small Lion Hill for bird's eye views of the town in sunset. Tonight you will stay at the hotel in Lijaing.
lijiang old town  black dragon pool wangu tower          
Lijiang Old Town Black Dragon Pool Wangu Tower          
Day 2 Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities

After breakfast, we will drive you to the spectacular Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, which is the largest snow mountain in the Northern Hemisphere.


Then carry on to Jade Water Village where you can visit the famed explorer Joseph Rock's former residence. Located at the base of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Jade Water Village is a tranquil reminder of a former time.


Then visit the Jade Summit Lamasery, a famous Tibetan Temple with ancient forests clustering around . In its northern countyard you can enjoy the treasure of the temple - the giant Camellia Tree, which is more than 500 years old. Because its blossoming period lasts more than 100 days a year, and produces more than 20,000 flowers in 20 groups, it is renowned as "Ten-thousand-flower Camellia".


Afterwards catch a cable car  to the summit of the Yak Meadow, one of 13 peaks of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. The landscape rises and falls on the meadow. In spring and summer, you can find yaks with black and white skin wandering in grass and all kinds of flowers. In autumn and winter, you will wonder at the sharp contrast between the mild edge of the meadow and the peaks of the snow mountain. The view is unforgettable. Looking down at Ganhaizi and continuous mountains, you will find that the snow mountain is so close to you. Cool wind gently blows on your face. All the things here are so beautiful and peaceful.


After lunch you enjoy the famous movie director Zhang Yimou's musical show "Impression Lijiang". Tonight you will stay at the hotel in Lijiang.

 jade summit lamasery  yak meadow impression lijiang          
Jade Summit Lamasery Yak Meadow Impression Lijiang Show          
Day 3 Depart Lijiang (Breakfast)
Today's Activities

Free time until our tour guide pick you up in the hotel and transfer to the airport. Wish you a happy tour!

Package Details
Tour Package Includes:
Tour Guide: a local experienced English-speaking guide Hotel: 2 nights in Lijiang downtown hotel
Meals: 2 breakfasts provided by the hotel and 2 lunches. Admissions: Entrance fee to all scenic spots listed in itinerary
Vehicle: a private air-conditioned car, offering Round-trip transfers Car Driver: an experienced licensed driver;
Water & Tissues: free purified water and tissues offered per day Luggage Transfers: a hand for your heavy luggage;
Insurance: Travel Agencies Liability Insurance; Government taxes & Service charges
Tour Package Excludes:
- Other optional tours / meals / flights not mentioned in itinerary; - Tips for tour guides and drivers.
Hotels in Lijiang
Guanfang Hotel Lijiang
The Guanfang Hotel serves both tourists and business travelers with comprehensive modern service. The hotel is 3kms to the old town of Lijiang, and 35kms to the airport. THere are 292 rooms including standard, handicapped, connecting-room and suites.
Aviation Sightseeing Hotel Lijiang
Built in traditional Chinese courtyard style, Sightseeing Hotel is located on Lijiang Shangri-La Road. The hotel offers first-class service to each and every one of our guests. It is located just five minutes away from the Dayan old city and 28kms from the airport, an ideal place for travel, business and relaxation.
Sanhe Hotel Lijiang
Opened in 1995 and renovated completely in 2004, Sanhe Hotel is designed according to Naxi courtyard style and owns the characteristics of Ethnic customs. The hotel located in the golden area has convenient transportation and it is just 50 meters from the entrance of the ancient town. It has 47 various rooms with elegant decoration, which are equipped with modern sanitary facilities and broadband internet access.

Meals in the Package

Meals as mentioned in the itinerary include 2 breakfasts provided by the hotel and 2 lunches.
You can just feel free to make dinner arrangements as per your personal taste.

We promise worry-free dining quality, plus flexible choices regarding your preference. Any special requestment please tell our trip advisors directly. Other recommendations are as follow:


Because of the proximity to so many food styles, the cuisine of Lijiang is diverse. Great attention is paid to bringing out the natural flavors and there are a number of local delicacies worth trying. Square Street in the center of Old Town is an ideal place to find some of the best local dishes.

Yak Chafing Dish Cici Bean Jelly
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