2-Day Leaping Tiger Gorge & Shangri-La Tour

This tour will take you to some scenic spots between Lijiang and Shangri-la. During this journey you can see the astonishing first bend of the Yangze River shaped like the lettter U. Then hike one of the deepest gorges in the world - the Tiger leaping Gorge with a 3900-meter-high cliff from the river to the top of the mountain. Enter deep into the Tibetan world of Shangri-la, with its lofty and all year-round snow-capped mountains, hidden valleys, endless grasslands, steep and grand gorges, azure lakes and idyllic villages. Visit the biggest Tibetan monastery in Yunnan, meet a local family, explore a hidden temple and see a lot of yaks, horses, wild flowers and birds in the beautiful highland meadows around Napa Lake.
• The First Bend of the Yangtze River
• Tiger Leaping Gorge
• Songzanlin Monastery
• Visit a Tibetan Family
• Baiji Temple
• Napa Lake

per adult from

$514

NZD

Duration

2 days

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  • What's included :
    • 2x Lunch
    • 1 night in a comfort hotel - twin sharing accommodation with breakfast (B)
    • 2 bottles of local drinking water per person per day
    • Transportation with skilled driver during tour at designated period of time
    • Experienced private English-speaking tour guides
    • Supplement for driver and tour guide (accommodation and meals)
    • 24/7 English-speaking customer services
    • Government taxes
    • Breakfast
    • Entry/Admission - Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia)
    • Entry/Admission - Yangtze River First Bend
    • Entry/Admission - Sumtsaling Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Napahai Scenic Area
    • Entry/Admission - Dukezong Ancient Town
    What's excluded :
    • Dinners
    • Shopping
    • Chinese visa
    • Personal expenses;
    • Domestic and international flight
    • Tourist bus / minibus transportation between airport / train station
    • Single room supplement if clients request a private room in hotel
    • Personal Travel Accident Insurance.
    • Tips for drivers and guides, highly appreciated but not requested
    • Things not mentioned in this itinerary

  • Day 1: Lijiang - Tiger Leaping Gorge - Shangri-La

    Stop At: Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia), 100 km NW of Lijiang Hutiaoxia Town, Shangri-La County 674402 China
    The Tiger Leaping Groge is one of the deepest gorges in the world, 16 km long with a sheer 3900 meters between the wild waters of Jinsha river and the top of the snow-capped Haba Snow Mountains next to it. The inhabitants of the gorge are primarily the indigenous Naxi people, who live in a handful of small hamlets. Your tour guide will meet you here.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Yangtze River First Bend, Shasongbi Village, Shangri-La County 674400 China
    The First Bend of the Yangtze River is an impressive scenic spot at Stone Drum Town where the third longest river in the world make a sudden V-turn. In the past this was an important military strategical point in many different era’s, which of course make for good stories that has been passed on. You can find a monument for the Red Army's River Crossing during the Great March in 1936.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Dukezong Ancient Town, South East Of Shangri-La Old Town, Shangri-La County 674999 China
    Dukezong Ancient town is a place where the locals still preserve the old Tibetan way of life, crafting traditional jewelry made of silver or horn, instruments, earth ware and daggers. The amount of traditional handicrafts shows the importance in old times as a trading post on the old Tea-Horse road. Let this lovely mountain town welcome you, and spend your free time wandering through the narrow alleys and cobbled winding lanes or relaxing from the day’s adventures.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Wonders Of Yunnan Travel, Kunming 650224 China
    Wonders Of Yunnan Travel Agency is a professional and reliable Kunming based tour operator specialized on tailor-made tours in Yunnan and other regions in Southwest China.

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Shangri-La

    Stop At: Sumtsaling Monastery, Zhongdian, Shangri-La County 674400 China
    Also called ‘Little Potala Palace', this 17th century monastery is modeled after the Potala Palace in Lhasa. It is the largest Tibetan monastery in Yunnan with over 700 monks actively practicing Tibetan Buddhism
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Napahai Scenic Area, Shangri-La City, Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan, China
    We invite you to a relaxed break in Shangri-La’s High Mountain Resort to enjoy a cup of coffee at Napa Lake, a beautiful highland meadow full of yaks, horses and more birds. The meadow looks different every season: in summer wild flowers turn it into a colorful carpet, in winter the meadows turn into fields of gold, and in the spring green land stretches to the skyline.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Dukezong Ancient Town, South East Of Shangri-La Old Town, Shangri-La County 674999 China
    After visiting Songzamlin Monastery we will visit a local Tibetan family to experience the real Tibetan life and hospitality.

    After lunch, you will take a look at Baiji Temple, which literally means “hundred chickens temple” in Chinese and is very close to Dukezong Ancient Town. From this temple you can enjoy a wonderful birds-eye view of the city and see many, many chickens. The chickens are really incredible indeed and if you want to know their story and why they crossed the road to live in a monastery, you will have to go there to find the answer.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your driver will pick you up from your hotel in Lijiang Old Town, or a meeting point if the car cannot reach the hotel in the Old TownYour guide will hold a flag printed "Wonders Of Yunnan"
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • IMPORTANT NOTE: to register your tour legally with the local authorities, we need your passport information as mentioned below. We will contact you by message via TripAdvisor. Until we received your reply with your passport information, we will NOT start arranging your tour. We are not responsible if we cannot arrange a tour guide, private transportation or hotel due to the customer’s own late reply or lack thereof (for example during national holidays or high season). Thank you for your understanding.
    • At time of booking full name as mentioned in passport, passport number, birthday, expiry date, gender and country are required for all participants.
    • Near public transportation
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • A maximum of 8 people per booking
    • The daily working time for driver and tour guide during this tour is maximum 10 hours per day. Overtime working hours will be charged extra.
    • Tipping drivers and tour guides is custom in China. We recommend giving 2 – 3 USD per person per day to the driver and 4 – 5 USD per person per day to your tour guide.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Wonders Of Yunnan Travel

Activity ID: V-45526P86

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