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5-day Highlight Tour to Lijiang&Shangri-la



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Charlie Lee

Yunnan Adventure Travel

YAT is a reliable & prestigious Yunnan tour operator with a team of experienced travel professionals

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5-day Highlight Tour to Lijiang&Shangri-la

In this trip, you will explore two of the most charming places in Yunnan: Lijiang - the Kingdom of Naxi People & Shangri-La - Garden of Eden! Here, you are in a world of minority people, temples, old towns, ancient streets, lakes, rivers, mountains…splendid culture and breathtaking scenery are waiting for you to explore.In this 5 days Lijinag & Shangri-La highlights tour, you’ll graspe every second to enjoy yourself on the incredible land .


Arrive in Lijiang

Take the morning flight to Lijiang, after landing, meet your local guide and transfer to the hotel located in Lijiang Ancient Town.After lunch you’ll head for the scenic Black Dragon Pool and the Dongba Museum to explore the rich Naxi minority culture. In the late afternoon, explore Lijiang Old Town.Lijiang Old Town has a history more than 800 years; it was listed as the World Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO 1997. Here you will see the wonderful wooden architecture of Naxi ethnic people. --Lijiang Ancient Town is a largely Naxi settlement first built 800years agao, located at the foot of the Lion Hill and completely surrounded by the new city of Lijiang.In December 1986, the State Council designated it a famous ancient historical and cultural city of national caliber. In 1997, UNESCO made Lijiang a World Cultural Heritage Site. Most of the dwellings, scattered at the foot of a mountain or by the river, are brick-and-tile structures with carved doors and painted windows. Traffic across the river is facilitated by a large number of tiny stone bridges. The town is similar to the Zhouzhuang Water Town in the south of the Yangtze River. Read more


Lijiang-Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

Enjoy the sunrise of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Lijiang Ancient Town in the morning, drive about 30KM to Ganhaizi Meadow(3100M), you will take the sightseeig bus for a short visiting through the Baishuihe River, take the chairlift up to visit Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. After lunch, you will enjoy the Impression Lijang Ethnic Show directed in Ganhaizi Meadow(3100M). A cultural show demonstrating the traditions and lifestyles of the Naxi, Yi and Bai peoples of the area. The show takes place inside Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Park at 3500m in an outdoor theater specifically designed to showcase the mountain which is used as a backdrop. The production itself was designed by Zhang Yimou, Fan Yue and Wang Chaoge, a cast of over 500 people, and a number of horses. In the afternoon, you'll stroll through Baisha Village, which is an enchanting traditional Yunnan village. Visit the Baisha Mural about 600 years old, which is one part of the World Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO 1997. --Jade Dragon Snow Mountain stretches a length of 35 kilometers (22 miles) and a width of 20 kilometers (13 miles). Looking from Lijiang Old Town in the south which is 15 kilometers (nine miles) away, the snow-covered and fog-enlaced mountain resembles a jade dragon lying in the clouds, hence, the name Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. The highest peak named Fan Peak (Shanzidou in Chinese) which is about 5596 meters above sea level. There are three cablecars in the mountain, the fist to the Glacier Park(4500M),the second to Spruce Meadow(3200M),the third to Yak Meadow(3700M). Read more


Lijiang-Tiger Leaping Gorge-Shangri-la

From Lijiang, you'll drive about 60KM to the First Bend on the Yangtze River with imposing gorge scenery, and the Iron Chain Bridge in the Stone Drum town. The town of Stone Drum got its name from a large, cylindrical, marble tablet shaped like a drum. The scenery is magnificent as the road running through the Lijiang valley which is filled with wheat fields and drying haystacks. Visit the Tiger Leaping Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world. With 34 rapids of the Yangtze River, it is called the Jinsha in this area because you can find gold in the river. Afternoon, you'll head for Shangri La, the former Zhongdian which is welknown as the paradise destination for every tourist. Upon arrival in Shangri La, you will have entered the Tibetan cultural area and a landscape of barley fields and yaks scattered in the valleys. Walk around Dukezong Ancient Town, an important town of the Ancient Tea-horse Trade Caravan from Yunnan to Tibet and India. -- Tiger Leaping Gorge is on the Jinsha River of the upper reaches of the Yangtze, located 105 kilometers south of Shangrila County. The gorge is 17 kilometers long with a drop of 213 meters. Tiger Leaping Gorge is divided into three sections: Upper, Middle and Lower Hutiao. At the narrowest spot the river is only 30 meters wide. The mouth of the gorge is 1,800 meters above sea level. The river is flanked by Yulong and Haba snow mountains, with a height difference of 3,900 meters. It is one of the deepest gorges in the world. Read more



In the morning, visit the Ganden Sumtseling Monastery, the largest Tibetan monastery in Yunnan. Songzanlin Monastery has another alias - 'the little Potala Palace ', so named because the whole monastery is in the traditional style with mysterious atmosphere. And afterwards you'll visit the tranquil Bita Lake & Shudu Lake in Pudacuo National Park Pudacuo National Park is located in one of the most biologically-diverse regions of the world. While the region comprises only 0.7 percent of China's land area, it contains more than 20 percent of the country's plant species, about one-third of its mammal and bird species and almost 100 endangered species. Visit Dukezong Tibetan Ancient Town in the late afternoon, climb up to the top of Guishan Hill or tortoise Hill, you will see the largest Prayer Wheel of the world and have a panoramic view of shangrila county and Dukezong Ancient Town. Read more


Shangri-la departure

Morning transfer to Zhongdian airport for your flight to Kunming MU5811 ( 09:55- 10:50) Upon arrival, you OWN take the connection flight to next destination Service ends.



Day in trip
Day 1
Location Lijiang
Hotel Lou Wai Lou Hotel
Day 3
Location Shangri-la
Hotel Zha Xi De Le Hotel
Day in trip
Day 1
Location Lijiang
Hotel Wangfu Hotel
Day 3
Location Shangri-la
Hotel Zha Xi De Le Hotel


Package includes

  • All land transfer and transportation;
  • Luggage transfers between airport and hotels;
  • Daily accommodation with double breakfast (4 nights):
  • Entrance fees as listed in the program;
  • An experienced&skilled driver
  • Professional&excellent English-speaking guide;
  • Accommodation and meals for driver and guide for this tour;
  • Local government tax;

Package excludes

  • International/domestic Flight Tickets: entry & departure Lijiang/Shangri-la;
  • Daily lunch and dinner;
  • Single room supplement;
  • Any optional programs/activities;
  • Personal Travel Insurance;
  • Personal Consumption, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.;
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the program
  • Tips to guide and driver;
  • Chinese Visa application fees
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the program


3 Reviews

Rachel, United States

My trip was 12 days in Yunnan. It was tailor-made to include the locations that I was most interested in visiting. This included Yuanyang, Jianshui, Shilin, Dali, Shaxi, Lijiang, Tiger Leaping Gorge and Lugu Hu. The consultant was Kelly. The guides were Joe, Amy and Sophie. The drivers were Joe and the Yu brothers. Their tour agency was selected by me after I sent inquiries and received quotes from multiple agencies in Yunnan. These are my overall comments of their people who specifically provided tour services for me. They do quality work in a professional, reliable and cooperative manner. They are great people who are helpful, courteous and trustworthy. Their consultant and guides are very competent with the logistics, English and coordination. Their consultant, guides and drivers are very knowledgeable with the locations, transport and guidance. I’m very satisfied that I chose them for my tour of Yunnan. In my opinion, I’d like to recommend them to other foreign travelers who are interested in arranging a tour of Yunnan with an excellent local tour agency. Read more

Sanjeev, India

I found them on the internet, and was impressed with the service, which i had used twice. Will consider them in future also for travel to China

Ron, United Kingdom

In planning out an itinerary in Yunnan I needed a company who could provide us with a driver and guide, and crucially, who could finesse a trip to see snub-nosed monkeys in Tacheng. After quite a lot of Googling I found Yunnan Adventure - and I was very happy to have done so. Kelly worked with me to sort out our itinerary, and our guide, Sandy, and driver, Mr Yu, provided just what we needed. Sandy ensured that we found good quality, delicious food every lunchtime (not always easy!). He also gave us a fascinating insight into the culture and lives of local minorities. On our last night we were treated to dinner with the local Yunnan Adventure team - a generous gesture that we enjoyed thoroughly. In summary: A good team offering excellent tours - both off-the-shelf and bespoke - at reasonable prices. Read more

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