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Vicky Wen
Tour designer

For 3 days, get to know the real Lijiang by taking a glimpse into its colorful past. This tour will take you through the ancient town and introduce you to the well-preserved remnants of its past. You will certainly marvel at the many ages-old murals, minority villages and royal mansions, and snow mountains.


  • Explore unique journey in Lijiang Ancient Town
  • Experience ethnic minorities' culture in Dongba Museum
  • Visit the Jade Dragon Mountain and the Black Dragon Pool

Tour Itinerary

Lijiang Arrival
  • Activities: Airport Transfer (Lijiang), Lijiang Ancient Town, The Mufu (Wood Mansion), Wangu Tower
  • Meals: Lunch at No.8 Lv Xue Zhai Restaurant
  • Hotels: Intercontinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort 5-star hotel  |  Zen Garden Hotel Wuyi Yard 4-star hotel  |  Hexi Hotel 3-star hotel

Lijiang Ancient Town : Standing more than 2,400 meters above sea level and perched right in the middle of Lijiang, the Ancient Town is the best place to go if you want to get to know more about the county’s past. Here, the historic culture of China is very much alive and are splendidly set against a beautiful scenery as the backdrop. What is most interesting about this town is that it is one of the most well-preserved minority ancient cities that still stand today. Since this tour will be held in the morning, you can explore the town without the crowd that usually fill it up in the afternoon and evening.

Wood Mansion/The Mufu : The official residence of the ancient ruler of Lijiang, The Mufu’s name is taken from the ruler’s own name – Governor Mu of the Ming dynasty. It is a historical mansion since it housed many meetings between the ruler and his officials. But aside from its history, the Wood Mansion is renowned for being the largest group of buildings in Lijiang and for its unique style, which was copied from that of the Forbidden City. The style thus heavily reflects the Naxi people’s architectural and artistic skills.

Wangu Tower: Considered as a landmark of ancient Lijiang, the Wangu Tower is a building purely made of wood. It stands 108 feet tall, which is about 33 meters, and is perched on top of Lion Hill. Standing at its foot, you will be rewarded with an overlooking view of Lijiang and a majestic sight of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.

Lunch at local restaurant.

  • Activities: Baisha Murals at Baisha Village, The Jade Dragon Mountain (with Large Cable Car from Ganhaizi)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Baisha Shiguang Restaurant
  • Hotels: Intercontinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort 5-star hotel  |  Zen Garden Hotel Wuyi Yard 4-star hotel  |  Hexi Hotel 3-star hotel

Baisha Murals, Baisha Village: The Baisha Murals, which were painted more than a thousand years past, depicts the story of Tibet Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucian lives of the Naxi people.

The Jade Dragon Mountain (via Large Cable Car from Ganhaizi): Ride the large cable car from Ganhaizi going to the Jade Dragon Mountain, a snow capped mountain rising 5,596 meters above sea level, with its highest peak rising 18,000 feet above sea level. The mountains as well as its meadow views, along with the snow and rivers, offer a picturesque view of nature. Don’t forget to bring a warm coat, though. The cable car also rises up to 4,506 meters; eating snacks help the body adjust to the temperature and the altitude.

Lunch at local restaurant.

Lijiang Departure
  • Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Lijiang)
  • Meals: Breakfast

Our guide will transfer you to airport for your departure.

Prices (Go Solo Private Tour)

Apr.1- Nov.31 Superior Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class Single Room Supplement
1 person -
2-5 persons / /
6-9 persons / /

* The price may change during some festivals including the Spring Festival, Tomb Sweeping Day, Labor Day (1st May), Mid Autumn Day and National Day (1st Oct.).

* The price is subject to change based on exchange rate.

What's Included & Excluded

Price Inclusion

  • Entrance fees.
  • Meals listed in the itinerary.
  • Private transfers.
  • Private English-speaking guide and driver.
  • Hotels listed in the itinerary.
  • Service Charge & Taxes.
  • China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
  • Luggage Transfers.

Price Exclusion

  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
  • China Entry Visa Fees.
  • Excess Baggage Charges.
  • Personal Expenses.
  • Any meals that are not mentioned in the tour itinerary.
  • Single Room Supplement.
Vanessa Zheng

Tailor-make a China tour based on your needs.

Key sites in the three major cities Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai are all included in this 8-day China tour. Plus, No hidden fees and No tourist traps at all!

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Tour Type : Private Tour

Best Season :Summer

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from US $369 p/p

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