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Golden Sand River and the Tiger Leaping Gorge


- The first bend of the Yangtze River; Jinsha Jiang and the Tiger Leaping Gorge -

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Description excursion 'Rivers and gorges'

The First Bend of the Yangtze River. That's what you first experience on your way - by car - to the Tiger Leaping Gorge. This upper part of the river is actually referred to as Jinsha Jiang, what means Golden Sand River. Then, in the small town Qiaotao you will enter the Gorge. Already from the parking area, you will have a splendid view on the wild part of the river and the huge mountains that together form the Gorge. A stair leads you down to the river, but keep in mind that it are in total 440 steps down and up again. In the middle of the smallest section of the river there is a big rock. It is told that at this point a chased tiger escaped a hunter by jumping over the river.
Afterwards, you return to Lijiang to visit the Black Dragon Pool Park.

Where to start and end your excursion 'Rivers and gorges'

Our driver will pick you up  in your accommodation in Lijiang or Zhongdian. He will be waiting for you after breakfast. Before you know, you're on your way to the Yangtze River and the Tiger Leaping Gorge.
Once you are back in Lijiang, you will visit the Black Dragon Pool Park before you're dropped in your hotel in Lijiang.

Tips for other excursions or a combination of excursions



1. Take a look at the other excursions that depart from Lijiang. You might like to make a combination:
Φ Lashihei Lake by bike
Φ Baisha; visit the palace and see frescoes, Naxi village, Wenfen Si Monastery, and Black Dragon Pool Park
Grab your bike once more: tour through Baisha, a Naxi village, and Black Dragon Pool Park 

2. Take a look at the Highlights in and around Lijiang, to read more about the objects you visit during this excursion.


Number of people 1-2 3-4
Price indication (in Rmb) 

The price includes:
* English speaking guide
* Private transport including driver and gasoline

The price does not include:
* Meals
* Tipping our guide and/or driver is of course appreciated

What is an excursion?

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- you can start an excursion anytime and anywhere, but we give a suggestion from where to start and end

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