Be ready to get picked from your Lijiang hotel a little before 8am. Your tour lasts about nine hours, so an early start is necessary. This is a private tour, so please list any special interests you have at the time of booking to alert your guide, so that they can better prepare for your private tour.
Once you’re in your vehicle and on your way, it’s about 37 miles (60 km) to the first bend in the Yangtze River. Enjoy the eye-catching scenery as you pass Iron Chain Bridge in the town of Stone Drum. It gets its name from the Iron Chains that it’s built of. Also notice the golden-brown wheat fields and haystacks in the area before you stop to eat an authentic Chinese lunch at a local restaurant.
Back on the road, travel about another 24 miles (40 km) until you reach Tiger Leaping Gorge, one of the world’s deepest gorges. Have the chance to walk about 1.5 miles (2.6 km) to the Tiger Leaping Rock.
Next up, go to Jade Spring Park, and catch some amazing views of the Black Dragon Pool. Then, hit up the Museum of Naxi Dongba Culture where you can get more acquainted with the Naxi way of life.
Your private tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel in Lijiang.