Day 1: Arrive in Lijiang. Sightseeing: Lijiang Old Town. Take the flight to Lijiang and meet your local tour guide and driver in the airport. You will be free in Lijiang Old Town. Lijiang Old Town has a history more than 800 years; it was listed as the World Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO 1997.Here you will see the wonderful wooden architecture of Naxi ethnic people.
Day 2: Lijiang Jade Dragon Snow Mountain - Lijiang. Sightseeing and Activity: Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Golf Club, the Spruce Meadow. Special Experience: Enjoy Naxi Orchestral and Show in Dongba Palace at night. In the morning you'll visit Ganhaizi Meadow, Baishui (White Water) River; take the chairlift to visit the Spruce Meadow of the Yulong Snow Mountain, which stretches a length of 35 kilometers (22 miles) and a width of 20 kilometers (13 miles).
Looking from Lijiang Old Town in the south which is 15 kilometers (nine miles) away, the snow-covered and fog-enlaced mountain resembles a jade dragon lying in the clouds, hence, the name Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. After the Spruce Meadow, you will play the golf at Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Golf Club, which is well-known as the highest golf course in Asia. Situated in Ganhaizi at the eastern foot of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in Lijiang, this golf course was open to the public in October 2001. You will attend the Naxi Orchestral and Show in Dongba Palace at night. Includes: (B).
Day 3: Lijiang. Sightseeing and Activity: Lijiang Ancient Town International Golf Club, Black Dragon Pool, Dongba Museum. In the morning you will head for the scenic Black Dragon Pool and the Dongba Museum to explore the rich Naxi minority culture. Black Dragon Pool is the main headwater of the Yushui River which goes through the Old Town. People 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 the golf at Lijiang Ancient Town International Golf Club, which is located at the foot of Wenbishan Peak, in the front of Wenhai Lake, face to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, about 8 km away from Lijiang Old Town. It is designed by Joe. Bringer, a famous designer from 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 driving range with lights for evening driving. Overnight at the Villa of Lijiang Ancient Town International Golf Club.
Day 4: Lijiang - Tiger Leaping Gorge - Lijiang. Sightseeing: the First Bend of the Yangtze River, Shigu Old Town, Tiger Leaping Gorge. From Lijiang, you'll drive about 60KM to the First Bend on the Yangtze River with imposing gorge scenery, and the Iron Chain Bridge in the Stone Drum town. The town 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. Continue the driving 40 km more to visit the Tiger Leaping Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world. With 34 rapids of the Yangtze River, it is called the Jinsha in this area because you can find gold in the river. Afternoon, you will drive back to Lijiang. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 5: Lijiang. Departure. In the morning you will be free until you take the flight for returning. If you have enough time, we will reccomand you to visit Mu Palace and Wangu Tower on the top of the Lion Hill behind Lijiang Old Town. Service ends.
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