In the morning, you will be picked up at your hotel and firstly enjoy the beautiful landscape at the [Baishui River] (White Water River). It flows at the foot of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain which is the largest snow mountain in the Northern Hemisphere. The riverbed is made up of white marble and lime stones and the river looks white, hence the name of White River (Baishui). Then proceed to the [Dry Sea] (Ganhaizi). Situated at the eastern foot of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, the Dry Sea has been a highland glacial lake before the 1940s, but the water gradually dried up and turned into a vast meadow. Standing on the meadow, you can get a panorama of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. From the Dry Sea, you will take a cable car to the [Spruce Plateau] and overlook the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, which is quite a different view from the one you get at the Dry Sea. We will transfer you to [Baisha Village] where you will [visit a local Naxi family] to get a close touch to the daily life of Naxi Minority. You will also pay a visit to the [Baisha Murals] to see the colorful murals with 600 years of history.
Today your tour starts from the [Tiger Leaping Gorge]. Legend tells that at the narrowest section of the gorge, a tiger can leap over it by stepping on the rock in the middle of the river, so it is named the Tiger Leaping Gorge. Continue to visit the [First Bend of the Yangtze River] with imposing gorge scenery, where one of the tributaries of the Yangtze River, the Jinsha River (Golden Sand River), runs ahead to the Hengduan Mountain Range and suddenly turns to the northeast when meeting a cliff in the Stone Drum Town, forming a large U-shape bend. You will then visit the Iron Chain Bridge in the Stone Drum Town which got its name from a large, cylindrical, marble tablet shaped into a drum.
The tour ends when you’re transferred back to your hotel.
Single Room Supplement
First Class Tour
* Price is in US dollar. It may vary a little bit according to US dollar exchange rate fluctuation, car fuel price change and government tax adjustment, etc.
* The price is only for your reference and it is subject to seasons, high or low.Please send us your inquiry if you are interested.
A. Entrance fees for the attractions in the square brackets
B. Personal English-speaking Guide to be with you all the way
C. Experienced Driver + comfortable Private car/van/bus
A. Gratuities, Tips to the locals, guide and driver
(Although not compulsory, if you think your guide and driver have done a good job at the end of the tour, we suggest you tip them at you own decision to show your appreciations.)
B. Other Personal Expenses.
How to Dress (only for reference):
Comfortable walking shoes
Long, loose and comfortable pants
Shorts for summer months (June – September)
Warm clothes (Fleece, Jacket, hat and gloves etc.) for Nov-April
Umbrella or waterproof jacket in a cloudy day or rainy day
Cover for backpack or plastic bags to keep clothes dry in case of rain
What to Bring (only for reference):
Wet wipes / Moist towelettes
Sun hat, Sun block, Sunglasses
Camera, film and memory chip, battery