Lijiang Highlights Plus Lugu Lake

4-Day Lijiang, Lugu Lake Tour

Code:YN10
Type:Private Tour
Departure:Flexible
fr US$839based on 2 adults & 4-star hotels in low season
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Lijiang Highlights Plus Lugu Lake

Yet the matriarchal society still exists in the world. This 4-day Lugu Lake tour from Lijiang enables you to get close to the last group of Mosuo minority with unique walking-marriage custom, and delight in the stunning natural scenery of Lugu Lake. Besides, the trekking on the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and adventure in Shuhe Ancient Town are the highlights of this trip as well.

Overview
Tour Highlights
  • Discover the little-known walking marriage custom of Mosuo minority.
  • Soak up the charming scenery of Lugu Lake with a cruise and roundabout drive.
  • Uncover the last matriarchal clan society particular to Mosuo group in China.
  • Go up to the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and admire the Lijiang Impression Show.
  • Trace the rich ad old Naxi culture at Shuhe Ancient Town and Baisha Village.

Lijiang Highlights Plus Lugu Lake

4-Day Lijiang, Lugu Lake

Code:YN10
Type:Private Tour
Departure:Flexible
from US$839
Tour Highlights
  • Discover the little-known walking marriage custom of Mosuo minority.
  • Soak up the charming scenery of Lugu Lake with a cruise and roundabout drive.
  • Uncover the last matriarchal clan society particular to Mosuo group in China.
  • Go up to the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and admire the Lijiang Impression Show.
  • Trace the rich ad old Naxi culture at Shuhe Ancient Town and Baisha Village.
Day by Day Itinerary
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Day 1
Arrival in Lijiang
Airport pick-up and transfer to hotel.
Luxury: InterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort Superior: Hexi Hotel

Upon arrival at Lijiang Airport, you will be picked up by a local guide and driver who will be waiting for you in the airport in advance. A private vehicle would be served to escort you to the hotel. The rest of the day is your free time, and you could explore the old town on your own as it is easy to be navigated. 

Day 2
Lijiang
Conquer the imposing Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Check out the hidden gems including Shuhe Old Town and Baisha Village.
Breakfast

Today, you will be led to conquer the majestic Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, which is viewed as the most sacred mountain among local Naxi people. During the upward cable car ride, you get a superb chance to capture a full view of its 13 lofty snow peaks. On landing, you will presented with picturesque highland meadow surrounded by spruce forest and snow-caped ridges. Then be ready to get boomed by the astounding Lijiang Impression Show. It is a large outdoor sing and dancing performance demonstrating the tradition and lifestyle of the local Naxi people with the majestic snow peaks and sky as the backdrop. 

Afterwards, you will be chauffeured to the Shuhe Ancient Town, the earliest settlement of Naxi ethnic group. It was also an important hub on the ancient Tea-horse trail, where you could still trace the rich culture by its historical relics and unique folk customs.

Then move to Baisha Village to wonder at the well-kept mural paintings dating back to Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644), from which you could take a peek at the vivid life scene of Naxi ancestors. 

Day 3
Lijiang-Lugu Lake by Private Vehicle
Drive to Lugu Lake in about 6 hours. Take a wooden boat cruise on Lugu Lake. Learn ethnic customs at Moso Folk Museum. Join the bonfire party with local Mosuo people at night.
Breakfast
Luxury: Shilily Lugu Lake Trustay Moussa Hotel Superior: Mosuoyuan Hotel

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Lugu Lake by our private vehicle, and the drive duration is about 6 hours.

Upon arrival, your guide will help you to check into a boutique hotel at Lige Island to leave your luggage, and then embark an enjoyable cruise on the Lugu Lake by a small wooden boat. Drifting leisurely, you would get marveled at the poetic natural beauty of the mirror-like lake. 

Land at the small Liwubi Island teeming with lush azalea trees and jungles, and have a short trekking to sight-see the exotic temples and pagodas.

Then you will venture into the Mosuo Folk Museum to have an in-depth insight into the only matriarchal clan society in China.

Seize the time to capture the breathtaking sunset over Lugu Lake at Luoshui Village, and your night would be highlighted with an animated bonfire party held by local Mosuo people dressed in their colorful attires. Join the dance and be a part of the great experience. 

Day 4
Lugu Lake-Lijiang by Private Vehicle
Catch the fascinating sunrise at Lige Island. Search out the Love Trees at Nisai Village and experience the Mosuo traditions at Xiaoluoshui Village. Drop by the Zhamei Monastery and return to Lijiang.
Breakfast

Get up early in the morning to catch the fascinating sunrise over the picturesque Lugu Lake, and then enjoy a full view of the Lugu Lake by a slow-paced drive around the lake, with short stopovers for you to take amazing photos.

Firstly, you will drop by Nisai Village, a small settlement of Mosuo people famous for two couples of trees standing by the lakefront.

Then venture into the old and traditional Xiaoluoshui Village to discover the last real matriarchal society clan of Mosuo minority. There you would be amazed at their primitive way of life and unique walking-marriage custom.

After that, drop by the Zhamei Monastery to immerse yourself into the holy ambience of Tibetan Buddhism by a glance at the splendid praying hall, flickering butter lamps, exquisite Buddhist murals and carvings.

At the end of the tour, board your private vehicle and return to Lijiang to catch your flight to next destination. 

Accommodations
LijiangLugu Lake
Lijiang
Luxury

InterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort

276 Xianghe Road, Ancient Town District, Lijiang, China
As the member of Intercontinental Group, the hotel has great facilities, location, service, featured buildings as well as breakfasts. Travelers will enjoy a breathtaking view of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain while sitting in the hotel lobby.
Superior

Hexi Hotel

Southern Gate Square, Old Town, Lijiang, China
Well-located inside the Ancient Town, the hotel is a complex of 24 local Naxi courtyards with minority featured buildings. A nice walk in the hotel is a pleasant and comfortable way to relax.
Lugu Lake
Luxury

Shilily Lugu Lake Trustay Moussa Hotel

Luoshuixia Village, Lugu Lake, Lijiang
Located right next to the Lake, the hotel enjoys amazing views and boasts comfortable rooms with great facilities and excellent service. Staying overnight here will enrich your exploration.
Superior

Mosuoyuan Hotel

Daluoshui Village, Lugu Lake, Lijiang
Next to the Lake, the hotel has featured local designs with beautiful views, clean and spacious rooms. It is a nice and economical choice for your discovery at the Lake.
Luxury
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Lijiang

InterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort

276 Xianghe Road, Ancient Town District, Lijiang, China
As the member of Intercontinental Group, the hotel has great facilities, location, service, featured buildings as well as breakfasts. Travelers will enjoy a breathtaking view of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain while sitting in the hotel lobby.

Lugu Lake

Shilily Lugu Lake Trustay Moussa Hotel

Luoshuixia Village, Lugu Lake, Lijiang
Located right next to the Lake, the hotel enjoys amazing views and boasts comfortable rooms with great facilities and excellent service. Staying overnight here will enrich your exploration.
Superior
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Lijiang

Hexi Hotel

Southern Gate Square, Old Town, Lijiang, China
Well-located inside the Ancient Town, the hotel is a complex of 24 local Naxi courtyards with minority featured buildings. A nice walk in the hotel is a pleasant and comfortable way to relax.

Lugu Lake

Mosuoyuan Hotel

Daluoshui Village, Lugu Lake, Lijiang
Next to the Lake, the hotel has featured local designs with beautiful views, clean and spacious rooms. It is a nice and economical choice for your discovery at the Lake.
Price (Per Person, Tax Included)
Type: Private Tour
Departure: Flexible 2019 / 2020
Tour Class Superior Luxury
Year Round US$839 US$964
  • Prices above are based on 2 persons sharing one room of Superior/Luxury Class Hotels. Please enquire to get a better rate if there are more than 2 travelers in your group.
  • Any parts of the itinerary could be customized based on your interests and budgets, e.g. tour length, activities, hotels, etc.
Inclusions
  • Entrance fees to sightseeings and attractions
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Private English-speaking tour guides
  • Private drivers and air-conditioned vehicles
  • Domestic flights, trains and cruises as specified in the itinerary
This tour could be tailored to your own unique trip based on your travel needs, interests, preferred hotels and budget. We recommend you give us as detailed travel information as possible so we can reply with a more thorough tour proposal that better suits your travel needs.
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  • Comfortable and air-conditioned private vehicles.
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