In the morning, your will be picked up at your hotel and go to visit the remarkable [Jade Dragon Snow Mountain]. You travel by cable car to the Yak Meadow, which commands a magnificent view of the glacier.
Continue to visit the [Baisha Fresco] situated in the northern part of Lijiang. You will find an assortment of over 600-year old preserved murals.
Then enjoy the crystal [Black Dragon Pool] with the superb vistas of the nearby Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.
Afterwards, you will tour the [Old Town of Lijiang] (on the list of the World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO), which is the best-preserved ancient town in China and well known for its distinctive Naxi culture and ancient buildings.
Stay overnight in Lijiang.
Today, we embark on a scenic ride to the Tiger Leaping Gorge. We travel along the [Golden Sand River], the beginning of the mighty Yangtze River. You will stop for pictures for the amazing view of the spectacular [First Bend of Yangtze River], cutting through several mountains, changes its directions in several 90 degree turns. Then visit the stupendous [Tiger Leaping Gorge], which is believed to be the deepest gorge in the world. Following an ancient trek, enjoy a magnificent close-up view of sharp cliffs and roaring rushing water.
In the later afternoon, you will take an overland ride to Shangri-La.
Stay overnight in Shangri-la.
In the morning, we go to visit to the [Songzanlin Monastery], the largest Tibetan Buddhism monastery in Yunnan province. Built in the 17th century, during the reign of the Fifth Dalai Lama, it is often referred to as the Little Potala Palace.
Then head to [Napahai Natural Reserve] followed by a visit to a [local Tibetan family] where we will have opportunity to get to know Tibetan people’s life. Then we drive to the [old part of this town] to feel the vicissitudes of this Tibetan town.
Stay overnight in Shangri-la.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for onward flight. Our service ends at the airport.
Single Room Supplement
First Class Tour
* Price is in US dollar. It may vary a little bit according to US dollar exchange rate fluctuation, car fuel price change and government tax adjustment, etc.
*The price is only for your reference and it is subject to seasons, high or low.Please send us your inquiry if you are interested.
A. Entrance fees for the attractions in the square brackets
B. Personal English-speaking Guide to be with you all the way
C. Experienced Driver + comfortable Private car/van/bus
A. Gratuities, Tips to the locals, guide and driver
(Although not compulsory, if you think your guide and driver have done a good job at the end of the tour, we suggest you tip them at you own decision to show your appreciations.)
B. Other Personal Expenses.
How to Dress (only for reference):
Comfortable walking shoes
Long, loose and comfortable pants
Shorts for summer months (June – September)
Warm clothes (Fleece, Jacket, hat and gloves etc.) for Nov-April
Umbrella or waterproof jacket in a cloudy day or rainy day
Cover for backpack or plastic bags to keep clothes dry in case of rain
What to Bring (only for reference):
Wet wipes / Moist towelettes
Sun hat, Sun block, Sunglasses
Camera, film and memory chip, battery