Two-day Tiger Leaping Gorge & Shangri-la Private Tour - Lijiang

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  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 2 Days
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  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Waterwheel of Lijiang Ancient Town 
  • Return Details :
    Day 1: Dukezong Ancient Town  Day 2: Dukezong Ancient Town
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


This is a tour starting from Lijiang and concluding in Shangri-La.
The tour covers some of the most impressive scenic spots between Lijiangand Shangri-la, including Tiger Leaping Gorge. TLG is the deepest gorgesin the world with a 3900-meter-highcliff from the river to the top of the mountain. And it enters deep into the Tibetan world of Shangri-la,with its lofty and continuous snowy mountains, endless grasslands, steep and grand gorges, azure lakes and the idyllic villages.
And in Shangri-La, you will visit the biggest and most stunning Tibetan monastery in Yunnan, meet a local family, explore a hidden temple. If you visit Shangri-La from May to Sep. , you will see a lot of yaks, wild flowers and birds around Napa Lake.

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Day1:Start the tour from Lijiang, visit First bend of the Yangtze River, Tiger Leaping Gorge then Dukezong Ancient Town in Shangri-La

You will be picked up from your hotel (within Lijiang ancient town) in the early morning, (if the car is not allowed to enter the small alleyess of Lijiang ancient town, we will set up a meeting point.)
You will be transferred to theFirst Bend ofthe YangtzeRiver, where you can see fatanstic landscapes as well as importanthistorical stories. Then you will continue the journey further north to the Tiger Leaping Gorge, one of the deepest gorges in the world, 16 km long with a sheer 3900 meters between the wild waters and the top of the snow-capped Haba Snow Mountains next to it.

After lunch, you will continue toShangri-La, and on the way,you will notice that the landscapes and architecture gradually changes as yougo further into the Tibetan cultural areas, withbarley fields andyaks scattered across the valleys. On the way to Shangri-La, youwill visit alocalYi Minority Village.Thenyou will arrive at your final destination:Dukezong Ancient town, a key stop on the old Tea-Horse road. You can enjoy your free time and relax in the ancient town.

Day2:Songzanlin Monastery, Tibetan Family visit, Baiji Temple and Napa Lake

After breakfast, your driver and tour guide will pick you up from your hotel (within Dukezong Ancient town) then take you toSongzanlin Monastery, the largest and most beautiful Tibetan monastery in Yunnan, with a rich history and Tibetan culture. Afterwards, you will visit alocalTibetanfamilyto experiencethe real Tibetanlife.

After lunch, you will visitBaiji Temple,which means Hundred Chicken Templein Chinese, andis very close toDukezong Ancient Town.From there you can enjoy a magnificent view of the cityand see many chicken, (if you want to know why all those chicken live in that monastery, you will have to go there to find the answer.) Then you will go toNapa Lake,a beautiful highland meadowfull of yaks, horses and birds, which looks different in every season. At the end of the day you will head back to Dukezong ancient town and conclude the tour. Or we can take you to the airport if your flight departs before 7pm.


Accommodation including breakfast (based on twin-bed room for 2 pax)

Private transportation and transfers, including pick-up and drop-off, with skilled driver

Meals listed in the itinerary

2 bottles of drinking water per day

English speaking tour guide

24/7 English speaking customer service

All taxes, fees and handling charges


Accommodation (if you choose accommodation excluded version)

Flight tickets

Chinese visa

Tour guide

Meals not listed in the program

Personal travel insurance

Personal expenses

Tips for tour guide and driver (not requested, but highly appreciated)

Surcharges for upgrades from standard twin-bed rooms to double-bed rooms

Single supplement

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Infant seats available

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate