4 Days Nujiang River and Nujiang Grand Canyon Rafting Tour

Nujiang Grand Canyon(怒江大峡谷) is located in the area of three parallel rivers(三江并流) in Hengduan Mountain(横断山脉). The Yunnan section is more than 300 kilometers with an average depth of 2000 meters. The deepest section is 3500 meters and  located in Bingzhongluo(丙中洛) area of Gong mountain(贡山), Yunnan Province, which is called “Oriental Grand Canyon”.

On both sides of the Nujiang River(怒江) are  Goligong mountain(高黎贡山) and Biluo snow mountain(碧罗雪山).  There are more than ten ethnic minorities living in the valley, such as Lisu(傈僳族), Dulong(独龙族), Nu(怒族) and Pumi(普米族). Due to the lack of people, the ancient folk customs are still preserved up to now. During the Spring Festival, the “bath hall meeting” is the most lively time in the canyon. Young men and women from the surrounding villages gather together to sing and dance all night.


  • Wonders of Three Parallel Rivers
  •  Enjoy  precipitous mountain and turbulent River
  • Visit ancient town and feel traditional folk 
  • Experience stimulate and Thrilling rafting

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Dali-Laomudeng Village
  • Day 2: Laomudeng village-Bingzhongluo town
  • Day 3: Bingzhongluo town
  • Day 4: Back to Dali

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Dali-Laomudeng Village

Sightseeing and Activities:  Laohutiao canyon, Feilai Stone, Biluo snow mountain and Lisu village
Accommodation: Laomudeng village
Meals: Lunch and dinner 

Laowo Mountain Peak of Biluo Snow Mountain in Lanping County, Nujiang

In the morning, we set off for Nujiang River. We started to explore the paradise road – Nujiang Grand Canyon from Lujiang dam to the expressway. The itinerary is quite rich. Along the way, we can enjoy the unique scenery of subtropical mountain. we first stop at Nujiang tourist service center, visit panorama building and sand table of three parallel rivers. Then, we will drive to Liuku, the capital of Nujiang Prefecture, through the deep part of the Grand Canyon, we will see Gaoligong Mountain, Biluo snow mountain, bazaar, flowing spring and waterfall and Lisu village. We also can see long distant view of Laohutiao canyon and magic Feilai stone along the way.  Finally, enter Laomudeng village and stay in the characteristic Nu folk house here. Visit laomudeng Catholic Church freely, taste the special Nu food for dinner and feel the national enthusiasm.

Day 2  Laomudeng Village-Bingzhongluo Town

Sightseeing and Activities:   First bend of Nujiang river, Moon stone and Taohua island
Accommodation: Bingzhongluo Town
Meals: Lunch 

In  morning, You will get up in the place which surrounded by the original village . And then drive to see the morning view of Rizhao Jinshan in crown peak and Nujiang Grand Canyon. The view here is well-organized and rich in artistic conception of Chinese painting. Go ahead and enjoy the stone moon. Listen to the legend of Lisu’s origin and feel the anger of Nujiang River in here. Enjoy the rural scenery of the first bend of Nujiang River and Taohua island .

Day 3 Bingzhongluo 

Sightseeing and Activities: Rural scenery of Bingzhongluo, Puhua temple and Tea horse road
Accommodation: Bingzhongluo Town
Meals: Lunch 

After breakfast, we will drive to Gongdangshen mountain. Today, we will change view to overlook the first bend of Nujiang River. Then go down and stop on my way to overlook the panorama of Bingzhongluo. In a sunny day, we could also enjoy the  Gawa Gapu snow mountain (5128m) of the highest point of Gaoligong mountain. Then we took a leisurely look at the shooting of Puhua temple.

At the right time, we will cross the ancient road Shimen checkpoint  to visit autumn bucket and see the Nujiang River with our own eyes.  And then we could go to the nujiang river to experience the Nujiang Grand Canyon Rafting with yours equipment. 

Day 4 Bingzhongluo-Dali

Sightseeing and Activities:  
Accommodation:  None
Meals: Lunch 

Back to Dali, service end.

Service Included:

  • 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;
  • Luggage transfers between airports and hotels.

Service Excluded:

  • 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.

Matters Need Attention

Don’t Go Beyond Your Physical Limitation

Even if you are a good swimmer, understand about your physical limitation and never go beyond it while in rafting activity. Take basic swimming lessons before undergoing this water sport. Even upper body exercises are very much beneficial.

Avoid Going Rafting Alone

Never go alone on a rafting trip alone. Always hire a guide or an instructor. You can fully enjoy your rafting trip under professional and supervised guidance.

No Alcohol

Never ever consume alcohol before starting on a river rafting trip, as drinking alcohol before rafting will not only put your life at risk but of the entire group who is on the trip with you.

Wear a Life Jacket Always

Always select a lifejacket you feel quite comfortable in. Do not act in haste while selecting the lifejacket. Do not wear vests which are oversized.

Raft in Daylight

Never prefer to go rafting in the dark. Make sure that you reach the end point before it starts getting dark.

Avoid Carrying Valuables

Carry a few dry bags to safely store some personal items. However, it is advisable that you avoid carrying things like wallet, car keys etc.