LJ01: 3 Days Lijiang Private Tour

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Day 1 Arrival in Lijiang, Pick up and visit Lijiang Ancient Town
Lijiang Old Town
When you arrive in Lijiang today, your guide and driver will wait for you in the arrival hall of the airport and then transfer you to the hotel for check-in.

After a short rest, your memorable China old town tour will start from the Square Street of Lijiang Ancient Town. The Square Street, as the center of economic and cultural exchange of Lijiang and the most important hub on the Ancient Tea Horse Road, is a 6-Mu (about 1 acre) center square with four main streets radiating to four directions which are connected with each other by many narrow lanes. While walking through the old town, you will immediately get overwhelmed by the small bridges, swift streams, cobbled streets and grey tiled roofs of the local houses. You will also see many local Naxi people wearing traditional costumes and headgears here.

Meals: Lunch
Day 2 Visit Baishui River, Dry Sea, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Baisha Village and Murals
A local vegetable market
In the morning, you will first enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Baishui River(White Water River). It flows at the foot of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain which is the largest snow mountain in the Northern Hemisphere. The riverbed is made of white marble and lime stones and the river looks white, hence the name of the White River (Baishui). Then we will proceed to the Dry Sea (Ganhaizi). Situated at the eastern foot of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, the Dry Sea was a highland glacial lake before the 1940s, but the water gradually dried up and turned into a vast meadow. Standing on the meadow, you can get a panorama of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. 

From the Dry Sea, you will take a cable car to the Spruce Plateau and overlook the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, which will give you a quite different visual enjoyment from the one you get at the Dry Sea. Afterwards, we will transfer you to the Baisha Village where you will visit a local Naxi family to get a close touch to their daily life. You will also pay a visit to the Baisha Murals to see the colorful murals with over 600 years' history. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Visit Black Dragon Pool Park and Dongba Culture Museum, See off
Baisha Village
Today your private Lijiang tour will start from the Black Dragon Pool Park (Jade Spring Park). It is a beautiful and quiet park, where you can have an excellent view of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in the reflection of the pool. If arriving early, you can have a chance to watch the local people practising Tai Chi and performing their traditional dances. Then we will turn to the nearby folklore Dongba Culture Museum, which will give you a very good introduction to the fascinating Dongba culture in terms of history, pictographic language, music, religion, etc. 

After that, we will see you off at the airport or the railway station for your onward destination. We sincerely hope our service has ensured you a pleasant Lijiang Tour!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
DestinationsLuxury HotelsStandard Hotels
LijiangInterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort Ivy Garden Hotel Resorts
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 guide
  • Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • Airfares of arrival and departure
  • Entry visa fees
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
  • Peak season surcharge (public holiday, July & August, etc.)
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Questions & Answers
Asked by Matian | Jan. 07, 2019 23:14Reply
Lijiang to Lugu Lake
So just to double-check, it is possible to do Lugu Lake in one day, as a day trip from Lijiang? Does anyone have any contacts for a car service can take us to Lugu Lake? And any idea about the approximate cost...
Answers (1)
Answered by Vanessa from DENMARK | Jan. 09, 2019 17:41

No, the time is not enough for you to do this one day trip. I remember that the fare is around CNY1,500 for the two days trip. You can easily find the cars nearby railway station. Negotiate the price before getting on the car.
Asked by Jessica from NETHERLANDS | Aug. 16, 2018 13:39Reply
Best travel option from Lijiang to Tiger Leaping Gorge to Yading to Chengdu
I found this: Bus from Lijang near Hutiaoxia County (08.30 1 bus per day) and then 2 day hiking. But how do we come from Tiger Leaping Gorge to Yading and back to Chengdu?

Also what is the best place to stay for Yading, as my google and booking.com doesn't let me search for Yading village...

Thanks a lot for your answers!
Answers (1)
Answered by Amenda from UNITED KINGDOM | Aug. 20, 2018 20:23

I didn’t find any information about the public bus from the gorge to Yading, so I guess you can only hire a local car for the trip.

Back to Chengdu, you need to take a taxi to Daocheng Bus Station, from where you can take a bus to Chengdu Xinnanmen Bus Station at 6:10am.

Don’t worry about the hostels! There are many near the tourist center of the scenic area.
Asked by Maoz from SINGAPORE | Aug. 05, 2018 01:27Reply
What is the best and the shortest way to get from shangrila to lijiang?
There is a night train/bus?
Answers (1)
Answered by Belly from NETHERLANDS | Aug. 06, 2018 20:02

Taking a coach is the shortest way and it takes about 4 hours to get there. There is not a night bus and the departure time is from 7:20 to 16: 00 with an interval about 40 minutes.
Asked by Jorge from MEXICO | Mar. 20, 2018 19:43Reply
How can I get to the jade snow mountain from lijiang gucheng this end of march 2018?
And what's the last public transportation hour from the mountain to the town.
Answers (1)
Answered by Eglise from FRANCE | Mar. 20, 2018 21:46

I happen to know a bus from Yuhe Parking lot in the old town to the mountain and the bus leaves at 8:30. The returning bus leaves at 16:30.
Asked by Trang from VIETNAM | Aug. 04, 2017 08:15Reply
From Nanning to Fenghuang old town
Could I take the train from Nanning to Jishou?

From Jishou how to catch the bus to Fenghuang? How far and how long?
Answers (1)
Answered by Tracy | Aug. 06, 2017 21:26

Yes, you can take train from Nanning to Jishou first. After getting out of the railway station, turn left and walk for about 100 meters, you will find the Jishou North Bus Station. There are regular buses from the bus station to Phoenix Ancient Town, the ride takes around 80 minutes and the bus fare is about CNY23.
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