Lijiang together with Dali is considered as “Utopias” for those who are eager to escape from the stressful life, therefore Lijiang has listed as one of the most popular destinations in China. This one day Lijiang private tour ideally covers the highlights of Lijiang Ancient Town and Shuhe Ancient Town, introducing you a wonderful way to explore the local minority culture and immerse you into the peaceful countryside life. In this Lijiang day tour with professional commentary from our guide, you will discover the secret of Lijiang’s fascination.
Highlights of this tour: *Learn the legend history of the Mu Family and appreciate the exquisite gardens and buildings in Mufu Mansion. *Experience the fascinating Naxi culture and history in ancient towns listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997- Shuhe Ancient Town and Lijiang Ancient Town. *Immerse yourself in the breathtaking natural landscapes such as Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Lion Hill. *With private driver and English guide, as well as our 10+ years experience, you will love your tour and completely feel the magic of this wonderland.
Please be ready on time and open your Lijiang highlight day tour from a warm pickup by the tour guide from the hotel lobby.
The first stop is the Wangu Tower on the Lion Hill where you will get the best angle to catch a full view of Lijiang Ancient Town and look out over the awe-inspiring Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Paying further walking, you will come to Mu Fu Mansion which was the mansion of the local Mu Chieftain (the headmen under the system of appointing national minority hereditary in ancient China). Its architectural style indicates a fusion of the features of Central Plains in Ming Dynasty, local Bai Minority, and Naxi Minority. As a landmark in Lijiang Ancient Town, Mu Fu Mansion is listed as a “must-visited” site where visitors will not only appreciate the exquisite gardens and buildings but also learn the legend history of the Mu Family.
After the cultural exploration in Mu Fu Mansion, you are going to “date” with those lovely alleys winding through the local dwellings and immerse yourself into the peaceful Lijiang Ancient Town. Strolling on the stone-paved street, your eyes will be dazzled by an array of fancy goods at those hawking stalls.
After lunch, we will drive to Shuhe Ancient Town. When you walk around Shuhe Ancient Town, you will feel relaxed. People there just slow down the pace of life so you will experience the authentic countryside life here. There are ancient houses to enjoy and winding streets to explore.
Finally, come back to your hotel and end the tour today.
The core of our service is excellent travel guides. Over 20 years, we have built up a considerable professional guide team that is knowledgeable, attentive and flexible. The most experienced and reliable guides will be arranged for your unique China tour. Our passionate guide team is full of contagious enthusiasm and keen interest to share culture and history in a pleasant manner. We are always glad at your service to lead you to explore a real China and experience authentic local life in China.
Our Driver and Vehicle
The first mission of our service is to ensure you feel safe and comfortable during your travel. The vehicles we use are air-conditioned, clean and well-maintained. Our drivers are all licensed drivers with many years of driving experience. Moreover, we offer free baby seats for families with little kids.
Food is a very important part of Chinese culture. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to taste the real local Chinese food!
Buffet breakfast will be included in the hotel if you would like accommodation to be arranged by us. Having lunch at local restaurants close and convenient to the attractions you will visit, you would enjoy the local dishes in each city. Chinese style, Vegetarian or Muslim meals are all available. If you have any other diet requirements or allergies, please feel free to let us know, we will try our best to organize it.
For daily dinner, you are suggested to have it on your own when you are exploring each city in your own time, this way would be more flexible for you to choose food as per your interest and preference.