|Rafting Down The Upper Reach Of Yangtze In Lijiang |
The Yangtze River come down from Tibet, toward southeast, but when it get to Stone Drum, a beautiful little town in Lijiang, it suddenly take a U turn, toward the northeast, thus formed the famous First Bend of Yangtze. In this rafting trip, you will raft for 3 days down the Yangtze to the Stone Drum. In this part of the river, the water speed is 2.4meters/second during flood time(May to Oct.), and 1.6meters/second during dry season (Nov. to Apr.). The width of the river is over 100 meters, the narrow part is 45 meters.??
D1 Arrive in Kunming, meet at airport and transfer to a 4 star hotel.
D2 Take a morning flight to Lijiang, sightseeing in the old town which is a World Culture Heritage. Stay in Grand Hotel(3 star).
D3 Drive 6 hours to Qizong, a little town by the side of Yangtze, prepare for the rafting on the next day. Overnight in a local guesthouse.
D4 Rafting on the Yangtze down to Judian (37km), another little town. Stay in a local guesthouse.
D5 Rafting 45 km down to Zhonggezi, a little town. Stay at a local guesthouse.
D6 Rafting 39 km to Shigu(Stone Drum), a big town situated at the First Bend of Yangtze. End of rafting. Stay in a local guesthouse.
D7 Drive 1 hour to Qiaotou, then trek 18 km through the Tiger-leaping Gorge to Daju. Stay in a local guesthouse.
D8 Drive half day to Lijiang, check into the Grand Hotel. Afternoon is open.
D9 Take a morning flight back to Kunming, sightseeing in the city. Stay in a 4 star hotel.
D10 After a relaxed breakfast in your hotel, transfer to airport and see you off.