from US$454 per person

4-day Tour from Lijiang to Shangri-la - B

Lijiang, Shangri-la

This tour you will experience the steep gorges, majestic snow mountains, crystal lakes, mysterious ethnic villages and attractive conservation areas.

  • Tour Code:
  • YN08
  • Length:
  • Cities Visited/Stayed:
  • Lijiang, Shangri-la
  • Highlight Attractions:
  • Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (Yulong Xue Shan ), Baisha Mural, The Ancient Town of Lijiang, First Bend of the Yangtze, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Songzanlin Monastery, Napa Sea
  • Experience & Features:
  • Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Baisha Fresco, Black Dragon Pool, Lijiang Old Town, Gold Sand River, First Bend of Yangtze River, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Songzanlin Monastery, Napahai Natural Reserve, Tibetan Family, Shangri-la Old Town
  • Physical Rating : 2
    (What Is It?)
    • Every CET tour is given a Physical Rating, which indicates how much physical activity is required to participate in it.
    • Rating of 1 ( ) : Always very easy to go! Sometimes getting around on your own, up and down steps and carrying your own small backpack.
    • Rating of 2 ( ) : Light walking or hiking that is suitable for most fitness levels.
    • Rating of 3 ( ) : May include moderate hiking, biking, rafting, kayaking and other activities that require only an average/moderate level of fitness to enjoy.
    • Rating of 4 ( ) : May include high altitude hiking of up to 4-6 hours per day some days of the tour or other activities that require a moderately high level of fitness.
    • Rating of 5 ( ) : High altitude trekking suitable only for those with a higher level of fitness and endurance.
  • Cultural Shock Rating : 2
    (What Is It?)
    • Every CET tour is also given a Culture Shock Rating, designed to help you choose a trip that is suitable to your travel tastes and preferences.
    • Rating of 1 ( ) : Little or no adjustment at all is required. The comforts of home are here for the most part.
    • Rating of 2 ( ) : A generally easy trip but there may be the occasional local home accommodation, remote lodging or some public transportation, simple meal or language barrier.
    • Rating of 3 ( ) : Expect an occasional cold shower and remote or even multi-share accommodation, and public transportation or train ride without shower on board…Remember though, this is all part of your CET authentic travel experience!
    • Rating of 4 ( ) : Expect to rough it here and there. This may mean a packed public bus, very remote and rustic accommodation, and no access to western-style food.
    • Rating of 5 ( ) : You are totally off the beaten track with none of the comforts of home, and are exposed to a totally foreign culture to what you are accustomed ... Sounds fantastic, doesn't it!
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Day 1: Lijiang

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. 

Meals: (L)

Day 2: Lijiang - Shangri-La

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. 

Meals: (B/L)

Day 3: 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.

Meals: (B/L)

Day 4: Shangri-La-Departure

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for onward flight. Our service ends at the airport.

Meals: (B)

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  1 person 2-5 persons 6-9 persons ≥10 persons Single Room Supplement
First Class Tour $1054 $754 $735 $654 $254
Comfortable Tour $934 $634 $613 $524 $132
Standard Tour $854 $564 $534 $454 $62
* Price in every box above is for each person.
* 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.

Service Included:
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
D. Lunch

Service Excluded:
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
Insect Repellent
Bottled Water
Small towel
Camera, film and memory chip, battery

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