General

Lugu Lake is a lake with different shades of color, such as turquoise blue, sapphire blue, white-gray, etc. It’s an amazing lake with beautiful sceneries. Around the lake, inhabited a mysterious ethnic minority people—Mosuo people which is the last tribe of Chinese matriarchal society. The tour from Lijiang to Lugu Lake will give you an unforgettable experience of your life time

Day 1 Arrive in Lijiang( )
Sightseeing and Activities:Arrive in Lijiang
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Arrive in Lijiang. Pick you up at Lijiang airport or train station. Transfer to hotel.

Day 2 Lijiang - Shigu Town -Tiger Leaping Gorge -Lijiang( B , L )
Sightseeing and Activities:Shigu Ancient Town, the Iron Chain Bridge, Stone Drum,Tiger Leaping Gorge,Dukezong Ancient Town
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From Lijiang, you'll drive about 60KM to the First Bend on the Yangtze River with imposing gorge scenery, visit the Iron Chain Bridgethe Red Army's Long March Memorial Monument in the Shigu 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. 

Drive back to Lijiang.

Day 3 Lijiang -Jade Dragon Snow Mountain-Lijiang( B , L )
Sightseeing and Activities:Lijiang -Jade Dragon Snow Mountain-Lijiang
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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 sightseeing bus for a short visiting through the Baishuihe Rivertake the chairlift up to visit Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. The cableway will be arranged according to the condition of the mountain. You will hike around 1 hours in the original forest in Spruce Meadow (3200M).

After lunch, you will enjoy the Impression Lijiang 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 Old Town, which is an enchanting traditional Yunnan town. Visit the Baisha Murals about 600 years old, which is one part of the World Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO 1997.

Day 4 Lijiang-Ninglang County-Lugu Lake( B , L )
Sightseeing and Activities:the upper Yangtze Grand Canon,Yi Ethnic Villages, Heiwawu Island and Liwubi Island of Luguhu Lake, Mosuo Culture Museum
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In the morning, drive 4-5 hrs on the spectacle mountain road to visit the mysterious Lugu Lake. On the way, enjoy the beautiful view among the huge mountains and rivers. We plan to start your walking from Jin’anqiao Bridge to Shudi along the road at the bank of Yangtze River. You will see the beautiful canon and Yi ethnic people’s villages in the steep mountains. After 1 hour walking in the canon, we will continue the driving and we can stop in many Yi villages.

In the late afternoon, you will take the canoes to visit Liwubi Island in Lugu Lake. Pay a visit to Mosuo Culture Museum and learn the Mosuo ethnic custom in the museum. Enjoy the sunset wonder of Luguhu Lake in Luoshui Village. In the eveningtake part in Mosuo Bonfire Party with ethnic dance and singing performance.You will dance and sing with Mosuo boys and girls around a big bonfire in the outdoors theatre.

Day 5 Lugu Lake -Yongning-Ninglang-Lijiang( B , L )
Sightseeing and Activities:Zhamei Monastery, Mosuo Ethnic Market in Yongning, Mosuo Ethnic Home-made,Pumi and Yi Ethnic Villages
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In the morning, you will drive about 20Km to visit the Zhamei Lamaist Monastery which is the biggest lamasery in Moso area Yongning Town. Tibetan people call Yongning as "taluo", meaning "the way to heaven". The place the Zhamei Lamasery lies in is called "Zhameige", which means "no war". The coincidence of these two names make the Lamasery even famous in Tibet.

Yongning Town is an important town of the Ancient Tea-Horse Trade Caravan from Yunnan to Tibet. Located between Yunnan and Sichuan, Yongning keeps the original ethnic life which is still not damaged by tourists. You will visit Mosuo Market in Yongning Town. We will arrange a Mosuo family to visit and have lunch in Mosuo family, enjoy the Mosuo real life in a village.
 
Afternoon, drive back to Lijiang. On the way to Ninglang Town, where you will stop to visit a Pumi Ethnic Village and Pumi Family.The ancestors of Pumi were a nomadic tribe living in the southern part of Gansu Province and the eastern part of Qinghai Province. Later, their descendants moved south to warmer areas along the Hengduan Mountain Range. After the 13th century, the Pumi ethnic group gradually settled down in Ninglang, Lijiang, Weixi and Lanping counties.

Day 6 Departure from Lijiang( B )
Sightseeing and Activities:Departure from Lijiang
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Pick up from hotel and transfer to Lijiang airport for the departure flight. Service ends.

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What's Include

-Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
-Meals as listed in the itinerary;
-Accommodation with breakfast as listed in the itinerary;
-Private English-speaking tour guide and vehicle for transfers & sightseeing;
-Service charge & government taxes;
-Luggage transfers between airports and hotels;
-Two bottles of mineral water each day.

What's Exclude

-Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
-Chinese visa fees;
-Excess baggage charged by Airlines;
-Single room supplement;
-Tips to guides and drivers;
-Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff;
-Personal travel insurance;
-All optional programs;

-Visitors are advised to always carry changes of clothing due to the large variations in temperature between day and night.

-The climate is relatively dry, so drink more water every day.

-Protecting oneself from strong UV radiation at high altitude.

-Protecting oneself from altitude sickness. Lessen the effects of altitude sickness, avoid strenuous exercise and have plenty of rest.
-Respect local customs , habits, and religious beliefs.
-Situated on the northern edge of the tropical zone, Xishuangbanna area is hot, humid and rainy; don’t forget to take an umbrella or a raincoat when go out.
-When take photos, please pay attention to your safety, do not shoot in dangerous areas.

Our travel consultants are professional, experienced and responsible and active to help you from the very beginning to the end of your China trip!

After sending us an inquiry, one of our travel consultants will get back to you within 0.5~23.5 hrs. In the next few days, he/she will be working closely with you to formulate a customized tour plan, as well as providing professional suggestions based on your travel interests, time, and budget. Beside, he/she will keep in contact with you during your entire tour in China, continually checking if everything is going well as planned.

 

Our local guide in every destination is not only very friendly, enthusiastic but also very informative and knowledgeable.

Once you arrive in the destination, the patient and punctual guides will pick you up and take you to get under skin of the city at your own pace. they’ll show you more about the history, culture, customs and authentic local life. Throughout the journey, they're not only expert guides who take care of all the details but also fellow travelers who are dedicated to help you to explore in comfort style.

 

Using our private transfer service makes you comfortable, relaxed and worry free all the way!

Our private service includes licensed drivers with many years’ driving experience and air-conditioned, non-smoking, clean and well-maintained cars/vans. Drivers are local, polite, friendly and helpful, taking you to your tourist sites, hotels, airport/train stations in safety. All kinds of vehicle are offered, and how big the car or the van should be depends on the size of your group. Usually, we offer sedan cars, SUVs, business vans (MPV) and different types of buses.

 

In each destination, you’ll enjoy a comfortable stay in a great location!

The hotels we choose are based on star rating, great locations, well-equipped facilities, cozy bed, high quality service and guests’ feedbacks. Choices are a lot ranging from luxury 5 star, comfortable 4 star to budget 3 star. You could decide where to stay to best suit for your budget and likes. Generally, the hotels have both Western and Chinese breakfast with a wide choices. And also, if you can find your favorite hotels by yourself, the travel consultant can help you to book them.

 

We can satisfy all the dietary requirements no matter you want Chinese local food, western food, vegetarian food or muslim food.

The restaurants we will take you for lunch or dinner are all designated tourist restaurants approved by local tourist administration bureau. They have very good sanitary conditions and the food is prepared fresh and clean.

There will be some meals excluded in your itinerary as you like, and your private guide will be delighted to give you some suggestions and take you to the local restaurants to taste like local food and snacks if you wish.

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Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

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Lijiang

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Lugu Lake

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Ninglang County

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Yuhu Village

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