Ancient Lijiang & Romantic Dali 3-Day Tour

Lijiang and Dali both are famous ancient cities in Yunnan, even in China. Come for this tour to feel the difference of these two cities! Lijiang is an old city without city walls. The smooth stone pavement, the hand-built civil structure houses and the ubiquitous bridges and flowing water in the ancient city all show the world her quietness and peace. Dali Ancient Town, about 2 hours driving distance away from Lijiang Ancient City, is located in Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture. You can see the plain and simple traditional Bai folk houses everywhere inside the old town. The four most famous scenic spots "Xiaguan's Wind", "Shangguan's Flower", "Cangshan's Snow" and "Moon reflecting on Erhai Lake", making a romantic Dali that attracts millions of visitors every year.


*Relax time in World Cultural Heritage - Lijiang Ancient City
*Appreciate the magnificence and beauty of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
*Ride the bicycle along lakeshore of Erhai, enjoy the freedom of Dali's wind
*Hike Cangshan Mountain to see the whole view of Dali Ancient Town 


- Tour code: CPT-YT-04

- Price: from $452 p/p

- Tour type: private tour

- Departure date: flexible

- Travel route: Lijiang - Dali

- Trip length: 3 Days 2 nights

 Detailed itinerary:


Today in the morning the local tour guide and driver will pick you up at your Lijiang hotel. Take off Lijiang highlights voyage! Firstly visit Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, which is known as the snow mountain with the lowest latitude in the Northern Hemisphere. Since Lijiang is in the subtropical zone, it is amazing that Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, as tall as 5,596 meters above the sea level, can stand proudly here definitely! Exchange to the attraction shuttle bus and cable car to Glacier Park, have fun in this ice and snow world, and walk along the wooden plank road to challenge 4,680 meters above the sea level to get to the platform with best view of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.


Later take the cable car to descend the mountain, get to Ganhaizi for lunch. After that, ride the shuttle bus to the foot of the snow mountain where a place symbolized holy love called Blue Moon Valley, also known as the White River. Snow mountains, valleys, forests, lakes, you'll feel as if all the pure elements are gathered here.

Lijiang Sightseeing


In the afternoon, transfer to Baisha Old Town and visit Baisha Village where the famous Baisha Murals are. Baisha village was once the political, economic and cultural center of Lijiang. The existing 55 white sand murals are preserved here. The Baisha Murals have become the treasure of mural art because they have absorbed the essence and refined brushwork of Han nationality painting, combined with the smooth and gorgeous style of Tibetan Buddhism painting and the roughness of Naxi characters. 

Have a leisure stroll in Shuhe Old Town to the late afternoon, and then be sent back to hotel for rest.


Lijiang - Dali


After breakfast, be transfered to Dali. On the way you will have a stop in Zhoucheng Village and then walk around in this ancient village. Learn dyeing in the Tie-dye workshop, you can take away you own masterpiece! Later drive for about 15 minutes to Xizhou Old Town, which is an important town where the Bai ethnic people live in compact communities. There are the best preserved Bai residential buildings. Visit Xizhou morning Market and Yan’s House, a typical Bai ethnic architecture.


Have lunch at a local restaurant. Continue driving to Dali, when approaching to Dali Ancient Town, pay a visit to Chongshengsi Monastery and the three towers which is a landmark of Dali.


Later arrive in Dali in the afternoon. Check into hotel. Evening free on own to explore Dali Ancient Town, a dreamland of wind, flower, snow and moon.


You will have a whole day to enjoy Dali's highlights: Mt.Cangshan and Erhai Lake. Take Gantong Cable Car to the middle of Cangshan Mountain first, and then do some morning exercise to trek on Yudai Road for about 5 km to another cable car station where the cable way connect to Ximatan Pool. You can have a whole view of Dali on the view platform of 3,980 meters above the sea level. Take cable car to descend the mountain.


Have lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, leisurely ride a bicycle along Erhai Lake. Peaceful lake, clear water, Cangshan Mountain and Erhai Lake reflect each other. You will encounter unexpectedly beautiful scenery, just enjoy the visual feast!


After riding, be sent to your hotel in Dali, or be dropped off at Dali Airport/Train Station, or be sent back to Lijiang according to your arrangements.

Dali Tour, Dali Departure or back to Lijiang


 China Panda Tour's experienced travel consultant 1 on 1 service 24hours/7days from inquiry to back home;

  Entrance tickets to listed viewpoints in the itinerary & necessary shuttle bus/cable car/sightseeing bus tickets;  

√  Escorted by experienced English-speaking tour guide;

  Meals mentioned in the itinerary;

  Private transfers with professional driver between hotel/attraction/airport/railway station/restaurant as listed in the itinerary;

√  Booking of flight/train/cruise tickets per your preferences;

  Accommodation in each city, hotel level/feature is decided by your choice;

√  Traveler's accidental insurance.



-- This itinerary can be flexibly adjusted according  to your requests. You can change the order, or extend the tour with more cities or days, or even shorten it with deleting any cities or days. Our professional travel consultant will help you revise the itinerary until suiting your schedule.

-- China Panda Tour also provides French/German/Spanish/Cantonese/Mandarin-speaking tour guide service.

-- There are night show/program in Guilin and Yangshuo. Contact our trip advisor or your local tour guide to book that in advance.

-- If you only want to rent a car for your trip, please kindly inform us. China Panda Tour's professional drivers would provide you with satisfying service.


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