2 Days The First Bend of Yangtze River Rafting Tour from Tacheng to Shigu
River rafting could be a very exciting experience in a foreign country. A rafting on Yangtze River makes the tour more interesting and special. The Great Bend of the...
Code of Tour: YET0000043494
Length of Travel: 2 Day
Destinations of Tour: Lijiang-Tacheng-Judian-Shigu Town-Lijiang
Departure City: Lijiang
Price of Tour: Request
Type of Tour:
Features of Tour: Rafting tours
River rafting could be a very exciting experience in a foreign country. A rafting on Yangtze River makes the tour more interesting and special. The Great Bend of the Yangtze River makes a hairpin turn through a remarkable 10,000-foot-deep gorge (almost twice as deep as the Grand Canyon!). We will have a spectacular whitewater experience after we run 120 miles of the great bend with rapids about a dozen Class IV. And we will transfer to visit Tiger Leaping Gorge after rafting tour.
- Have a nice rafting experience from Tacheng to Qiaotou Town.
- Visit the upper Tiger Leaping Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world.
- Day 1: Lijiang-Tacheng-Judian Town
- Day 2: Judian Town-Zhongxin-Shigu town
Day 1 Lijiang-Tacheng-Judian Town
Sightseeing and Activities:Naxi ethnic villages, Jinsha (Gold Sand) River rafting
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
It is 140 km from Lijiang to Tacheng. You will have 4 hours driving along the beautiful Jinsha (Gold Sand) River, which is the upper reach of Yangtze River in Lijiang. Drive through Shigu Town, Zhongxing Town, Judian Town, Shangjiang Town with some Naxi ethnic villages on the way. You will have lunch in Juxian Restaurant(a clean restaurant and best food) with local flavour in Judian Town. You will meet the local bazaar if you are lucky, it just happened in every 5th and 10th of the traditional Chinese calendar.
After lunch, continue the drive to Tacheng Town. Unload the floating equipment including tent, sleeping bag, water-proof bag, fridge, paddles, LPG container, gas cooker, life jacket and so on. You will start the rafting after inflating the drifting boat. The most beautiful part of the rafting today is the Jigong(Rooster) Stone Islet located in the middle of Jinsha River in Shangjiang Town. Seen from a far, you will find there is a sharp peak which looks like a flying rooster, hence the name of Rooster Stone Islet. The Jinsha River is divided into two parts by the Rooster Stone Islet in the middle. Here is the most exciting rafting part of your trip because of the rapids, whirlpools and waves at the foot of the Rooster Stone Islet. After 4 hours rafting, you will build the camp for overnight in the beach island near the Judian Town.
Day 2 Judian-Zhongxing-Shigu Town
Sightseeing and Activities:Jinsha River-the upper Yangtze River rafting
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Get up in the early morning, enjoy the sunrise of the Jinsha River with green mountain ranges. After breakfast, continue the rafting trip to Zhongxing Town. Today is a special rafting, you will raft through some islands in the middle of Jinsha River with some green willows and cows in the islands as well as you will find some farmers are fishing in the river with small canoes. Especially, you will find some children swimming in the river without underwear. If they find you are coming from a far, they will be very shy and hide in the willows or they will swim very fast as a fish into the grass. This will be very special experience for your trip.
Continue the rafting to Shigu Old Town. You will raft through a big “S” turn in Stone Gate Pass, an millitary importance historically. Raft to the First Bend of the Yangtze River and Shigu Town. You will witness the wonder of the First Bend of the Yangtze River with a big turn from the southward to the east. You will finish the rafting in Shigu Port. Have a nice lunch in Jiangnan Restaurant in Shigu Town. Lunch with the natural river fish, wild vegetables, and local flavour.
Finish the Yangtze River rafting tour in Shigu Town.
Transfer back to Lijiang.
- Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
- Meals as listed in the itinerary;
- Hotels as listed in the itinerary;
- Private English-speaking tour guide;
- Private vehicle for transfers & sightseeing with skilled driver;
- Service charge & government taxes;
- 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 accident insurance;
- All optional programs.