Tiger Leaping Gorge Day Tour from Lijiang

Lijiang - Tiger Leaping Gorge - Lijiang
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Today, your local guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in Lijiang at 09:00, and then escort you to the Tiger Leaping Gorge by a private drive. En route, we will first have a stop at the First Bend of the Yangtze River, where the turbulent river takes a 180-degree turn, forming a V-shape bend, which is very spectacular and breathtaking. Your guide would be glad to show you where you can have the best view and shoot the most wonderful scenes and you can actually feel how grand and magnificent it is. After some free time here, we will head to the nearby Shigu Town (Stone Drum Town) for a visit, which is named after a drum-shaped marble stele in the town. Then we will go on to the Tiger Leaping Gorge Town to enjoy today's lunch. The best-known cuisines here are the locally produced vegetarian dishes, such as the moss, potherb and tricholoma matsutake, which will offer you a very different dining experience.
Tiger Leaping Gorge
First Bend of the Yangtze River
After lunch, we will set out to the upper part of the Tiger Leaping Gorge, which is one of the deepest valleys in the world, drawing a natural boundary line between the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and the Dongba Snow Mountain. The turbulent Jinsha River rushes through the gorge and drops 7 times along the way with a fall of 210 meters (690 feet) in total. Upon arrival, you will take a 20 - 30 minutes' walk along the plank road. Strong currents of the Jinsha River roar through the narrow valley, with waves slapping against the rocks, which will also splash you. At the narrowest point, you will see a giant rock of 13 meters (43 feet) high seated in the middle of the river, abruptly cutting the torrents into two branches. There is a popular legend about the stone that a fierce tiger once jumped through the Jinsha River from the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain to the Dongba Mountain with this giant rock as the springboard, which is also the origin of the name "Tiger Leaping Gorge". It is over 10 meters (33 feet) from the shore to the stone, so you can imagine how fierce this tiger is and you will have a more intuitive feeling on the spot. Once you reach the observation deck, you can fully appreciate the grand scenes up close. Throughout your visit, please be sure to have your camera ready to capture this splendid view.
Tiger Leaping Gorge
You will have 1-1.5 hours plunging into the great scenery of the gorge. After that, a 1.5-hour private drive will take you back to your hotel in Lijiang. This 1-day Lijiang tour will come to an end at this point. We sincerely hope you have had a great time with us.

Meal: Lunch
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Price Includes
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch as itinerary specifies
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
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