From the UNESCO-listed ancient towns and villages to soaring snow-capped peaks that are honored as holy mountains by Naxi people, Lijiang beckons with the allure of the ancient, mysterious and natural beauty. This 3-day weekend package offers you a great opportunity to see the essence of Lijiang Ancient Town, a perfect place for the leisure and the experience of Naxi people’s life. Also explore Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, one of the most beautiful snow mountains in China, and discover the small hamlet under the mountain.

Duration: days & 2 nights

Travel Style: private tour

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Arrive in Lijiang by flight or train. Our professional guide will greet you at the exit of airport/rail station, holding a welcome name board. Later enjoy a private transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of this day on your own. You can explore the Lijiang Ancient Town on your own if time permits. It is a very well preserved old town built by Naxi people with unique cultural background.

This morning, meet your guide at hotel, and then enjoy a private ride for about 30minuts to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, the soul of Lijiang and the holy mountain of local Naxi People. Take a cable car up to Spruce Meadow for incredible views of snow-capped peaks. Take a circle walk around the meadow for different angle of snow mountain view.

Take cable car down and then Transfer to visit Baisha Village. Baisha Village is one of the oldest villages in Lijiang City. It is right from this place that the Naxi began to form the idea of building a city with a market square as center and streams as skeletons, and it was also in this place that they began to learn the culture, knowledge and technology of the Han people.

Later forward to visit another village Shuhe. Nestled at the foot of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Shuhe was once a staging post at ancient Tea & Horse Road. Shuhe town is just like a small-sized Lijiang with a similar layout, which boasts a Square Street (Sifangjie) and rivers flowing at downtown. It is really a delight to visitors who first come here. Compared with Lijiang, the town is less touristy and polished with more original characters.

Meal: B, L

Visit Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in winter

In the morning, you will be guided to visit the Lijiang Ancient Town. The town is less crowded in early hours so you can see the true face of the town. It was first built in Song Dynasty, and has a history of more than 800 years. The Square Street (Sifangjie) is the center of the town. Four main streets radiate from Square Street, and lead to the four different directions. Streets in the Old Town are laid by the local bluestones which remind you of the town's old times. You will also visit the sites inside the old town, such as Mu Mansion, the Black Dragon Pool Park and Dongba Museum. Mu Mansion was once the residential and working site of the Naxi rulers of Lijiang in the ancient time. The Black Dragon Pool Park provides a heven for birds and water-life, with spectacular plants. Dongba Museum is a museum which was designed to display the splendid Dongba culture of the Naxi (Nakhi) people.

At an appropriate time, be met and transfer to airport/rail station for your flight/train to next destination.

Meal: B, L

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The old houses in Lijiang Ancient Town

What's included

  • 1-on-1 Travel Consultant

    Your China based expert listens to your wishes carefully, provides professional advice, ensures unlimited itinerary revisions before done and 24/7 helpline service while traveling.

  • Private Local Guide and Driver

    Your guides are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and your drivers are professional, polite and patient. They are very flexible to accommodate your personal needs and happy to show you the local attractions, history, culture, foods and real life. 
    Private transfers from hotel to attractions, airport or train station are also included.

  • Accommodation to Suite Your Preference

    We hand pick hotels ranging from luxury 5 star, superior 4 star to comfortable 3 star. Luxury or cozy boutique hotels and budget guesthouses are also among your choices. You could decide where to stay to meet your taste and budget.

  • Gourmet Meals

    Most of the hotels we select offer both Western and Chinese buffet breakfast. Lunch and dinner included are arranged in selected restaurants to taste authentic Chinese cuisine and local specialties. Thus you may also have a unique food tour.
    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Attractions and Activities Listed on the Itinerary

    Our city tour packages have included the (first/main) entry to all attractions and the expenses of activities on the itinerary (except the optional activities).

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