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Bridges and pagodas in Lijiang’s Black Dragon Pool park
Departure date: December 12–16, 2018

Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province

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See the highlights of Lijiang and Shangri-La on this five-day trip—cobbled streets and watercourses of ancient towns, country roads and fields around small settlements, Naxi and Tibetan culture, and amazing views of snow-capped mountains.

As well as riding horses on an ancient tea trail, you’ll take an excursion by boat on the scenic Lashi Lake, and visit the Songzanlin Temple in Shangri-La. Of course, you’ll also get a quite a bit of walking about done—on peaceful country lanes near Lijiang, on the cobblestone streets of the towns we’ll visit, and at the lower end of the famous Tiger Leaping Gorge.

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Lanzhou Danxia Landform
Departure date: December 29–January 1

Lanzhou Danxia Landform, Yellow River Stone Forest, and Bingling Temple, Gansu Province (4 days)

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New Years Holiday trip!

Head out to Gansu Province for a four-day trip that features hikes and walks (and rafts) around the Lanzhou Danxia Landform, the Yellow River Stone Forest, and Bingling Temple.

The Lanzhou Danxia Landform, is an undeveloped site similar to the more famous ‘rainbow mountains’ of Zhangye. Word is that it will be developed into a park area sooner or laer – visit now to hike it with us while we’re still allowed!

While we’re in the area we’ll make side trips to the Yellow River Stone Forest and Bingling Temple, as well as taking a stroll around Lanzhou city to visit the mosque, museum, and food street.

(Last year we did this as a three-day trip, but we have added an extra day so we can fully explore the Yellow River Stone Forest.)

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Bridges and pagodas in Lijiang’s Black Dragon Pool park
Trip dates: December 12–16, 2018

Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province

In Brief: See the highlights of Lijiang and Shangri-La: cobbled streets and watercourses of ancient towns, Naxi and Tibetan culture, plus amazing views of snow-capped mountains. Cultural focus, nothing too strenuous.

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Lanzhou Danxia Landform
Trip dates: December 29–January 1

Lanzhou Danxia Landform, Yellow River Stone Forest, and Bingling Temple, Gansu Province (4 days)

In Brief: Head out to Gansu Province for a four-day trip that features hikes and walks around the Lanzhou Danxia Landform, the Yellow River Stone Forest, and Bingling Temple.

Book trip
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