Welcome to Lìjiāng

How popular is this time-locked place? Lìjiāng’s (丽江) maze of cobbled streets, rickety (or rickety-looking, given gentrification) wooden buildings and gushing canals suck in over eight million people a year. So thick are the crowds in the narrow alleys that it can feel like they've all arrived at the same time.But remember the 80/20 rule: 80% of the tourists will be in 20% of the places. Get up early enough and you... Read More

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$115 Private & Custom Tours

Private Highlight of Lijiang Day Trip

In the morning, you will be picked up from your centrally located hotel in Lijiang at 8am. It will take about 60km from Lijiang to First Bend on the Yangtze River. It has the amazing gorge scenery, and the Iron Chain Bridge in the Stone Drum town. The village 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.After that ,you`ll enjoy an authentic Chinese lunch in the restaurant. Continue to drive another 40 km and you will arrive Tiger Leaping Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world. With 34 rapids of the Yangtze River, it is called the Jinsha, it is because there is rumor to say that you are able to find gold in the river. In the upper part of Tiger Leaping Gorge, you can walk about 2.6km to Tiger Leaping Rock. It is a nice walking along the Jinsha River and Marble trail, the view is breathtaking. In the afternoon, you will head to Black Dragon Pond Park and Museum of Naxi Dongba Culture. Black Dragon Pond Park is a famous pond in the scenic Jade Spring Park (Yu Quan Gong Yuan) located at the foot of Elephant Hill, a short walk north of the Old Town of Lijiang in Yunnan province, China. It was built in 1737 during the Qing dynasty and offers a spectacular view of the region's tallest mountain, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, over its white marble bridge. At the Museum of Naxi Dongba Culture, you can learn Naxi pictograph character and explore the rich Naxi minority culture in the museum. If you want, you can also attend the Naxi Orchestral and Show in Dongba Palace(at your own expense).  Your tour will end by dropping you off at your centrally located hotel in Lijiang.

$117 Private & Custom Tours

Private Lijiang City Day Tour of Lijiang Old Town, Black Dragon Pool, Dongba Culture Museum and Lion Hill

Your guide and driver will pick you up in your Lijiang Hotel at 8am.After a short drive, you’ll start your memorable Lijiang tour from Lijiang Ancient Town. Enjoy a panoramic view of this fascinating old city from Wangu Tower, the landmark building of Lijiang. This pure wood building was built at 33 meters tall on the top of Lion Hill where you could also overlook Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in the distance. Then, followed a trip to Mu’s Residence - the “Forbidden City” of Lijiang to appreciate Naxi people’s brilliant culture and fine arts.After lunch, continue your visit to Black Dragon Pool Park and the Naxi Dongba Culture Museum where you can learn Naxi pictograph character and explore the rich Naxi minority culture in the museum.At the end, your guide will transfer you back to your hotel.

$306 Day Trips & Excursions

1 Day Private Golf Tour at Lijiang Old Town International Golf Club with Sightseeing

In the morning, you will head to scenic Black Dragon Pool and Dongba Museum to explore rich Naxi ethnic minority culture. Black Dragon Pool is the main origin of Yushui River which runs through Lijiang Old Town. Locals believe that the gods of the Naxi people are living in the chestnut woods, beside the mouth of springs, behind the carved doors, and below the bridges.In the afternoon, you will play a round of golf at Lijiang Old Town International Golf Club, which is located at about 8 Km away from Lijiang Old Town at the foot of Wenbishan Peak and in the front of Wenhai Lake facing Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. It is designed by Joe Bringer, a famous designer from the USA. The club features an international standard par 72, 18-hole golf course with 7,661 yards of fairway. There is also a 38-tee lighted driving range for evenings.

$158 Day Trips & Excursions

Beijing Horseback Riding at Kangxi Grasslands including Badaling Great Wall Visiting

Your private driver and tour guide will pick you up from your hotel at 8am, and Badaling Great Wall will be your first stop of the day. It is the best-preserved and most complete section among the various, therefore it is the most popular, and once visited by many world leaders. You can hike to the tower (Sun-view Tower) with the highest latitude of Badaling Great Wall and have a panoramic view on the whole Badaling Great Wall. Both hiking and sightseeing on the Wall will bring you lots of fun. There is a cable car and it is on you own if you like to take the cable car landing on the top of the Wall. The visiting time for the Badaling Great Wall is 1.5 hours. After a buffet lunch, continue your adventure to Kangxi Grassland, the unique and original ecological prairie in Beijing. You will experience a fun horseback ride on the field for an hour. No matter you are a beginner or an experienced horseback rider, you will find the enjoyment here. The course staff will instruct you how to ride horse in an appropriate pace. It is advised that you wear casually with comfortable sports shoes and pay attention to the climate in Beijing. After your wonderful adventure tour, you will be sent back hotel in downtown.Note: Children under the age of 7 are free, and will be asked to share a horse with an adult. If available at time of tour, there may be an option for young children to ride a pony, for an additional cost. For beginners, there will be horsemen accompanied strolling on the grassland. There will be an extra charge for this service.

$94 Outdoor Activities

Private Cycling Tour to Jade Dragon Village and Baisha Village including Lunch

Your tour guide and driver will meet you at your hotel lobby in the morning.  You will be take a private ride for about 20 minutes to get get your bicycle. Then, start your bicycle tour experience towards north direction where you will see many farms and villages passing by. In two hours bicycle, you will get to the first stop - Jade dragon village. The Jade dragon Village is at the base of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, hence for the origin of the name.The whole village covers an area over 4.6 square kilometers with a latitude over 1540 meters.The average temperature is around 16.3℃.Planting grains, vegs and flowers are main business for locals. This village is a very tranquil place since it's not a hot spot for tourists. Riding through village, you will see a large meadow for feeding local sheep, horse and cattle. In April and May, there are many beautiful wild flowers in the meadow.You will enjoy your lunch in Baisha village which is located 10 kilometers far from north of Lijiang Old Town. It's facing Jade Dragon Mountain in north. Due to the white sand on the ground, the Village got the name “Baisha” in Chinese. You will see the delicate arched bridges, azure blue sky, and cozy warm sunshine in Baisha village. Sitting along the street and enjoying the sunshine will be a terrific experience for you. Baisha village is the cradle for Naxi culture.You can also visit the Naxi local home to experience the life, culture and history from an old kind Naxi doctor there if you are lucky.Around 3:00pm, you will return back by bicycle, and be transferred back to your hotel.

$237 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Day Trip to Baisha Village and Yunshan Ping including Lijiang Impressions Show

The tour guide and driver will pick you up from hotel at 9am and visit Baisha Village (15 kilometers away from Lijiang City). Naxi ethnic group was originally settled here from the Southern Song Dynasty over eight centuries ago.The special aesthetic style and impressive historic details of the mural deeply attract travelers from other part of China as well as globally. After lunch, you will watch the largest outdoor scene “Lijiang Impressions” directed by famous movie director Zhang Yimou(70 minutes). During the show, you will also see the beautiful Jade Dragon Snow Mountain”as the real acting background scene. This amazing show makes you feel so close to the life of both nature and the reality. Continue your visit to Spruce Plateau (Yunshan Ping) at Yulong County. You will stroll in the virgin forest for 40 minutes and look at the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain far apart while breathing 5-star fresh air.The main peak of the mountain is measured at 17,000 feet above sea level.The jade dragon snow mountain is in the form of a gigantic dragon clad in white snow all year round.The Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is consist of a small group of peaks close to the city of Lijiang. The nearest slope is only about 22 miles (35 kilometers) north of the Dayan Ancient City District. It is so much fun to take cable car down to the hill.        Head to White Water River which is made by the melting snow water from jade dragon snow mountain. You will find the color of water is actually clear dark-green. However, the river bed is made by crushed grey-white limestone, and this is why people named it White Water River. People also name this pace as "Little Jiuzhaigou" for showing the beauty of this river. To see is to believe!  After your tour is finished from jade dragon snow mountain, you will be transferred back to your hotel.