7 Days Lijiang Education Tour for International School Students

This education tour provides many chances for international students to interact with local people, stay with local people, learn local culture and do voluntary work. And after some days interaction with local people, we take the students to do some exciting and interesting programs, such as hiking, cycling, and sightseeing.  The last night of the tour, we arrange an unforgettable bonfire party and barbecue dinner for the students. The students dance, sing and enjoy the last relaxed time in Lijiang. 


  • Learn local ethnic culture and experience local life in local village.
  • Do voluntary work and farm work in the village.
  • Enjoy the fabulous views and attractions of Lijiang.
  • Have exciting experience of hiking and cycling in Lijiang.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Lijiang Arrival
  • Day 2: Lijiang
  • Day 3: Lijiang
  • Day 4: Lijiang
  • Day 5: Lijiang-Tiger Leaping Gorge-Lijiang
  • Day 6: Lijiang-Jianchuan-Lijiang
  • Day 7: Lijiang Departure

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1:Arrive in Kunming-Lijiang

Arrive at Kunming airport. Transfer to Kunming railway station for dinner. Take overnight train to Lijiang

Day 2:Lijiang

Our driver and guide pick you up at Lijiang railway station in the morning. Then have your breakfast. Drive to Xuehua Village(about 30km and 1 hour 45 minutes driving). Today, you will visit this local Yi Minority Village. These two days, you will look for firewood , dig Chinese herbal medicine in the mountain, and dig ditches and renovate house .  

Day 3:Lijiang

Today, you will look for firewood , dig Chinese herbal medicine in the mountain, and dig ditches and renovate house .

Day 4: Lijiang Cycling

This morning, pick you up at this village then drive to Lashihai. Then start your cyclling from Lashihai Lake. Lashihai Lake, a nature reserve rich in biodiversity. Then surround the Lashihai Lake for further cycling. The endangered black necked crane can be seen here. The Naxi and Yi minorities live in this area. You will loop around the lake beginning on paved road which leads us through Naxi villages.

After lunch in Lashihai , go on your cycling tour to Baisha Old Town through Shuhe Old Town.

Total cyclling distance: about 40-45km, about 4-5 hours.

Day 5: Tiger Leaping Gorge Trekking

Get up in the early morning, drive to visit and trek around upper Tiger Leaping Gorge( Altitude: about 1,900 m), 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.

Then drive to the foot of Bendiwan. You will trek from Bendiwan to Half-way Guesthouse( Altitude: about 2,400 m),. Then trelk to Tina’s Guesthouse( Altitude: about 2,080 m) passing a small but high waterfall on the way. The trekking is about 2-3 hours.

In the late afternoon, transfer back to Lijiang.

Day 6:Lijiang-Jianchuan-Lijiang

Shiziguan Pass of Shibaoshan Mountain in Jianchuan County, Dali

Get up in the early morning, drive to Shaxi(2 hours’ driving). Visit the Shibaoshan Mountain(about 3 hours sightseeing). The most prominent sight at ShibaoShan is the Stone Bell Temple with its 139, well preserved stone carvings. These magnificent stone carvings date as far back as 1300 years to the once powerful Nanzhao Kingdom during the Tang Dynasty (618-907).Explore the ancient temple complex including Baoxiang Temple, Haiyun Temple, Shizhong Temple and the Ancient Grottoes. If you are lucky enough, you also can see a lot of wild monkey group around Baoxiang Temple.

After lunch, drive back to Lijiang(you will arrive in Lijiang at about 4:00 pm). Learn to make embroidery( 1 hour) from local master in Baisha Old Town. Tonight, you will experience a Bonfire Party with Naxi Minority People. You can join their dancing group and enjoy an unforgetable night.

Day 7: Departure from Lijiang

Departure from Lijiang, Service ends.

Recommended Hotels

Destination 5 Star 4 Star 3 Star Hostels
Lijiang / / Baisha Holiday Resort /

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;
  • Bikes and helmets for cycling;
  • Overnight train tickets from Kunming to Lijiang (soft-sleeper).

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.