2-Day Private Lijiang Highlights Tour from Shanghai by Plane

Duration: 2 days
Destination: China, Shanghai Region, Shanghai

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  • 2 days
  • Shanghai
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Spend 2-day maximize your time in Lijiang for a private and customizable sightseeing tour from Shanghai by plane. This personalized tour is tailored to your needs and allows you to tick off Lijiang city attractions, such as Mu Palace, Lijiang Old Town, the Dongba Culture Museum, and the Black Dragon Pool. In addition, you will explore Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and enjoy amazing open-air Impression Lijiang Impression Show which performances by non-professional peasant actors who are from local villages. If you have other sites in mind to go, just feel free to discuss with your tour guide. This private tour including English speaking tour guide, travel by private air-conditioned vehicle, plane ticket, entrance fee, cable car ride, lunch, show tickets and door-to-door hotel transfers. You can choose to end your tour in Lijiang or return Shanghai. Tour includes the option to book 4 star accommodation with daily breakfast.


Day 1: Shanghai - Lijiang (L)

Pass By: Airport Avenue (1) Toll Gate, China, Shang Hai Shi, Pu Dong Xin Qu, G1501上海绕城高速出口5Q89+F2Q 邮政编码: 201207
Your driver will hold your name sign waiting in the lobby of your Chengdu hotel, you will be transferred to airport for a 3 hour flight to Lijiang.

Your tour guide in Lijiang will hold your name sign waiting at the exit of the arrival hall, hop on your private vehicle, heading directly to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.

Stop At: Lijiang Impressions Show, No.19-9 Guodahuama Street, Old Town, Lijiang China
Enjoy lunch in the local restaurant, you will first enjoy amazing Lijiang Impressions Show. The show is performed in daytime, using the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain as its stage background. More than 100 horses and 500 non-professional peasant actors with dark skin who are from 16 local villages and over 10 ethnic minorities give their best performance. They use unique movements and original songs to exemplify their culture, history and customs. When make booking you can choose you preferred tickets for the show
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain, Yulong Naxi Autonomous County, Yulong County 674100 China
Then, spend the rest of the day to explore the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.

Consisting of 13 peaks, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is the southernmost glacier in the Northern Hemisphere. Looking from Lijiang Old Town, the snow-covered and fog-enlaced mountain resembles a jade dragon lying in the clouds, hence, the name Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. About half of China's plant species originated in Yunnan province, and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is home to about half of these, including trees, flowers, and medicinal herbs and plants. The mountain's many ravines, creeks, cliffs, and meadows all have Naxi names and provide settings for the myths and legends of the people who have made the plain their homeland for 1,000 years.

Get the information and learn its legendary stories from your tour guide. Upon arrival, take the convenient cable car to the scenic viewing point (4506 meters), marvel at the spectacular glacier and mountain views. You can choose to hike up to 4680 meters by wooden stairs. When you are ready to leave, descend by cable car.

After the tour finished, you will be transferred to your hotel in Lijiang.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Overnight 4 star hotel in Lijiang if you choose the option to including the accommodation

Day 2: Lijiang Old Town (B, L)

Stop At: Old Town of Lijiang - China, No.57, Xuetang Rd, Dayan Township, Gucheng Dist, Lijiang 674100 China
Your English speaking guide will meet you in your Lijiang hotel's lobby. then explore the Old town of Lijiang.

The Old Town of Lijiang is a well-preserved old city of ethnic minorities with brilliant culture, the town was first built in the late Song Dynasty (960 - 1279), it has a history of more than 800 years. As a result of the combination of the multinational culture and the progress of Naxi ethnic minority, the buildings here incorporate the best parts of the architectural traits of Han, Bai, and Tibet into a unique Naxi style.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Museum of Naxi Dongba Culture, Heilong Tan, Lijiang China
Stroll around the old town with your tour guide, you will stop at Museum of Naxi Dongba Culture, the museum dedicated to the history of the Naxi people and their pictographic language and animist Dongba religion. Explore the museum and learn about the Naxi culture and art.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Mufu Palace, Southwest of the Old Town, Lijiang 674100 China
Next, you will visit the Mufu Palace. The top ruler of Naxi minority Mu Family had been in Lijiang since Yuan Dynasty to Qing Dynasty, totally 470 years with 22 generation rulers. The present Mufu Palace is a representative of ancient central China architectural style in Ming Dynasty. While it also keeps the characters of Tang and Song Dynasties. And inside it, the details show the minority features of Bai and Naxi groups. Besides architecture value, it also can be an outstanding plants museum with ancient trees and extraordinary plants. The garden in a style mixed with imperial one and Suzhou’s style. Explore the palace and get to now its history and stories from your tour guide.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Black Dragon Pond Park, Xin Daje, Lijiang 674100 China
Then, explore the Black Dragon Pond Park. Follow your tour guide to explore the ancient monuments such as the Longshen Temple, the Deyue Pavilion, the Suocui Bridge and the Hanyue Stage. Enjoy amazing view of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain from the park.

If you choose to return Shanghai, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Shanghai (No time for lunch)
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Lijiang Lion Rock, Xinhua Street, Dayan Town, Gucheng District, Lijiang 674100 China
If you choose to end your tour in Lijiang, then you will enjoy lunch in the local restaurant, then move on to Lion Hill Park. The Lion Mountain looks like a sleeping lion from afar, providing a wonderful picture.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Wangu Pavilion, Lion Mountain, Gucheng District, Lijiang 674100 China
Reach the mountaintop, go up to the Wangu Pavilion which is a five-storied all-wooden edifice with five elegant eaves. The tower is regarded as the No.1 Domed-shaped Structure in China. Get ready your camera and enjoy the panoramic view of the surrounding areas(Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, the Old Town and the Naxi minority villages).
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Wenchang Palace, China, Yun Nan Sheng, Li Jiang Shi, Yu Long Na Xi Zu Zi Zhi Xian, 新尚段X639+R47 邮政编码: 674101
Move on to Wenchang Palace. The palace was originally built in 1725 and was once the location for holding exams and folk lectures during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Stroll around the area, and then move to Twin-Stone Garden where you can find a large waterwheel and bas-relief to commemorate the civilization of the Naxi nationality.

If you have other places in mind to go just let your tour guide know.

After the tour finished, you will be transferred to your hotel in Lijiang( Please book your own hotel)
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:

• Breakfast: If you choose the option to including the hotel, the breakfast offered by hotel
No accommodation included on this day.

  • Overnight accommodation of standard twin room (two beds), based on twin share if choose the option
  • Plane Tickets (economy class)
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance Fee
  • Bottled water
  • Transfer in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Cable car round trip to Glacier Park at Jade Snow Mountain
  • Private Tour
  • Show Tickets
  • 2x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • 1x Breakfast
  • Entry/Admission - Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain
  • Entry/Admission - Mufu Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Museum of Naxi Dongba Culture
  • Entry/Admission - Old Town of Lijiang - China
  • Entry/Admission - Black Dragon Pond Park
  • Entry/Admission - Lijiang Impressions Show
  • Entry/Admission - Wangu Pavilion
  • Entry/Admission - Lijiang Lion Rock
  • Entry/Admission - Wenchang Palace

  • Accommodation if you choose to have the tour only
  • Gratuities
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Your driver will pick you up from your Shanghai City hotel's lobby by holding your name sign

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