1 Day Tiger Leaping Gorge Rafting Tour from Shigu Town to Qiaotou Town(The Upper Gorge))

River rafting could be a very exciting experience in a foreign country. A rafting on Yangtze River makes the tour more interesting and special. The Great Bend of the Yangtze River makes a hairpin turn through a remarkable 10,000-foot-deep gorge (almost twice as deep as the Grand Canyon!) before continuing its march to the sea. We run some 120 miles of the Great Bend spectacular whitewater experience, with about a dozen Class IV rapids. After a rafting tour, we transfer to visit Tiger Leaping Gorge.

Highlights:

  • Have a nice rafting experience from Tacheng to Qiaotou Town.
  • Visit the upper Tiger Leaping Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Lijiang-Shigu-Longpan Town-Shigu Town-Tiger Leaping Gorge-Lijiang

Sightseeing and Activities:Naxi ethnic villages, Jinsha (Gold Sand) River rafting
Accommodation: Camping
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

It is 60 km from Lijiang to Shigu Town. Visit Stone Drum, Old Street of Shigu, The Iron Bridge and The Hall of Long March. Start the Yangtze River rafting tour from Shigu Town to Tiger Leaping Gorge Town along the beautiful Jinsha (Gold Sand) River, which is the upper reach of Yangtze River in Lijiang.

You will have a nice view of The First Bend of Yangtze River and raft through a big “S” turn in Stone Gate Pass, an millitary importance historically. Raft to the First Bend of the Yangtze River and Shigu Town. You will witness the wonder of the First Bend of the Yangtze River with a big turn from the southward to the east. You will finish the rafting in Shigu Port. Have a nice lunch in Jiangnan Restaurant in Shigu Town. Lunch with the natural river fish, wild vegetables, and local flavour.

Continue the rafting to Qiaotou Town(Tiger Leaping Gorge Town). During the rafting, you will see some Naxi ethnic village on the river side in Longpan Town, raft to Kaifaqu in Shangri-la, see the ancient Jihong Bridge, the Suspension Bridge, arrive at Qiaotou Town and finish the rafting tour in the upper Yangtze River.

After lunch in Qiaotou Town, drive to visit the upper Tiger Leaping Gorge(3900M in depth) which is the deepest gorge in the world located between Jade Dragon Snow Mountain(5596M) in Lijiang and Haba Snow Mountain(5396M) in Shangri-la.
Drive back to Lijiang in the late afternoon.
Service ends.

Service Included:

  • Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary;
  • Hotels as listed in the itinerary;
  • Private English-speaking tour guide;
  • Private vehicle for transfers & sightseeing with skilled driver;
  • Service charge & government taxes;

Service Excluded:

  • Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
  • Chinese visa fees;
  • Excess baggage charged by Airlines;
  • Single room supplement;
  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff;
  • Personal travel accident insurance;
  • All optional programs.

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