LJ02: 5 Days Private Lijiang & Shangri-La Tour
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide & experienced driver with air-conditioned vehicle
Meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches
Tour Highlights:
  • Explore Lijiang Old Town and overlook the most sacred Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
  • Trek on the Tiger Leaping Gorge & enjoy the breathtaking sceneries
  • Admire the sheer natural beauty in the Lost Horizon of Shangri-La
  • Make a pilgrimage to Songzanlin Monastery, aka "little Potala Palace"
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Day 1 Arrival in Lijiang
Lijiang Old Town
Upon arrival, you will meet our professional guide and driver at the customs of Lijiang Airport. You will have a comfortable private transfer to the well-selected hotel. Lunch is served at a local restaurant after your check-in. We will begin this 5-day private Lijiang & Shangri-La tour with the Lijiang Old Town. The ancient city has been guarded by the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain for over 800 years. Strolling along the crisscrossing streets, you can catch sight of wooden folk houses, flagstone bridges and lucid rivers, and view the eminent Jade Dragon Snow Mountain from a distance. After getting the first impression of Lijiang, you will be escorted to the hotel to check in.

Meals: Lunch
Day 2 Lijiang
Black Dragon Pool Park
In the morning, the guide will accompany to sight-see Baisha Village, where Dongba Culture originated. It is full of antiquated architectures. A visit to a family of Naxi nationality will help you blend in with the local life. Later, you will have a visual feast by viewing the lively Baisha Murals. Next, we will head for the Former Residence of Joseph Rock to learn the life story of this American explorer who introduced the Naxi minority and the singular Dongba culture to the world.

After lunch, you will be guided to the Black Dragon Pool Park. A crystal clear spring pool reflecting the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain quietly lies in the middle of the park. The folklore Dongba Culture Museum will be the last stop of today's private Lijiang tour package.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Lijiang - Shangri-La
After breakfast, we will head for Shangri-La for a comfortable ride. On the way, we will first stop at the First Bend of the Yangtze River to see the v-shaped course and the Shigu Town, a rural village surrounded by mountains with idyllic scenery. Later, get off the car at the Tiger Leaping Gorge to watch the turbulent river and the roaring waves. When arriving in Shangri-La, our guide will help you check in a hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Shangri-La
Songzanlin Monastery, Shangri-La
Today's private Shangri-La tour will start with the Songzanlin Monastery, the largest Tibetan Buddhist temple in Yunnan. Because of the grand scale and palatial layout, it gains the reputation of being the "Tiny Potala Palace". Later, pay a visit to a Tibetan family to taste hot buttered tea and have a small talk with the host.

After lunch, the guide will lead you to the Bita Lake and Shudu Lake to appreciate the picturesque landscape of snow peaks, luxuriant trees, and clear sky.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
 Friendly Tips

Bitahai Lake Scenic Area is closed for repairing, and the reopening time is unclear.
Day 5 Departure from Shangri-La
Your 5 days Lijiang to Shangri-La trip comes to an end today. Take your entire belongings to check out the hotel. We will escort you to the airport and see you off.

Besides Kunming, you can extend your tour to Lhasa, Chengdu, Chongqing, Beijing or Shanghai. It will be our pleasure to tailor your trip to the next city. Wish you a pleasant journey!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
DestinationsLuxury HotelsStandard Hotels
LijiangInterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort Ivy Garden Hotel Resorts
Shangri-laParadise Hotel Shangri-la Old Town Hotel
Tour Prices
With Luxury Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
With Standard Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Private English-speaking guides
  • Private drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • International airfares
  • Entry visa fees
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
  • Peak season surcharge (public holiday, July & August, etc.)
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Questions & Answers
Asked by Lau Choo Seng from SINGAPORE | Jan. 29, 2019 01:48Reply
Any tour from Lijiang to Yating and Dahtang
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Jan. 29, 2019 16:33

We can arrange a private tour from Lijiang to Daocheng Yading for you. If you're interested, please feel free to contact us for more details. Thanks for your attention.
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