Take the 3 days essence of Lijiang tour to discover the natural beauty of snow mountain, explore the tranquil old town and experience the folkways of Naxi minority. In addition, the famous show of Impression Lijiang will impress you deeply.
Upon arrival in Lijiang, our English-speaking guide will welcome you outside the Arrival Hall at the airport and transfer you to the hotel.
After a short break, you will be escorted to explore Lijiang Old Town. Praised as the ‘Oriental Venice' and 'Suzhou in Highland', the old town is featured by numerous streams and brooks crisscrossing the houses. The water is just like blood, nourishing the old town and the people.
Then, pay a visit to Black Dragon Pool Park. It, also called Jade Spring Park, is one of Lijiang's loveliest in-town attractions. The pool is listed in the Collections of Famous Pools of China because of its beauty.
Last, make an ascent to Wangu Tower on Small Lion Hill, where you can enjoy bird's eye views of the town in sunset.
After breakfast, we will drive you to the spectacular Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, which is the largest snow mountain in the Northern Hemisphere.
Then continue to visit the famous explorer Joseph Rock's former residence in Yuhu Village. Rock is the earliest foreign scholar who has introduced Lijiang to the western world most comprehensively. Yuhu Village located at the foot of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain will also impress you with its tranquility and peace.
Afterwards, take a tour of the Jade Summit Lamasery. It is a famous Tibetan Temple encircled in ancient forests with a highlight of one over 500-year-old giant Camellia Tree.
Later, catch a cable car to the summit of the Yak Meadow, one of 13 peaks of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Yak Meadow was affectionately named for the many yaks that come to the lush stretch of land to graze. In spring and summer, colorful flowers dot the expansive landscape while black and white yak wander peacefully throughout the pasture. In autumn and winter, the meadow maintains vitality while the surrounding mountainous are covered with snow; this sharp contrast landscape is marvelous and astonishing.
In the afternoon, you will enjoy the musical show "Impression Lijiang" directed by the famous movie director Zhang Yimou.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Free time until our tour guide pick you up in the hotel and transfer to the airport. Wish you a happy tour!