5 days Harbin Ice Festival and Yabuli Ski
Tour highlights: Central Avenue | Saint Sophia Cathedral | Sun Island Park | Siberian Tiger Park | Ice and Snow World | Volga Manor | Binzhou Railway Bridge | Yabuli Ski Resort
Sparkling azure waters that stretch from horizon to horizon await at the end of this 5 day Lhasa to Yamdrok Lake tour. Spend a little under a week exploring the highlights of the Tibetan world and some of its most sacred sites. From the glistening white walls of Potala Palace with its commanding view to the lively streets of Barkhor this tour will open the door to this enigmatic land. Lhasa City is the heart of Tibet, and it can be felt when there amongst the locals and pilgrims from the landscape. This tour will allow enough time to immerse yourself into to the culture and enjoy the sites. It’s also a perfect addition to any trip in Asia.
Day 1: Harbin Arrival & Central Avenue, Saint Sophia Cathedral
Pick up at airport, transfer to reserved hotel in Harbin. The rest of the day is yours to explore this winter wonderland. Enjoy beautiful night view yourself by walking on the Central Avenue, and to Saint Sophia Cathedral – the largest Orthodox Church in the Far East.
Day 2: Harbin to Yabuli Ski Resort: Skiing 240km/3hrs
Drive to Yabuli Ski Resort in the morning. In Qing Dynasty it was a hunting paddock for the royal family, now Yabuli serves as the largest ski resort in China, it is also famous for holding the 2009 Winter Games. After lunch, start to ski! 3 hours skiing on the primary ski field is included with free rental of boots, skis and poles. Extra fee is required if you need more ski time or change to higher field.
Day 3: Yabuli Ski Resort- Harbin: Horse Sledge, Snow Tubing 240km/3hrs
After breakfast, sit on sledge pulled by horse, enjoy scenery passing by on the snow land. The other fun activity is one of local’s favorite- sit on the snow tube, slide down along snow trail! Finally drive back to Harbin.
Day 4: Harbin: Sun Island Park, Siberian Tiger Park, Ice and Snow World
In the morning, drive to Harbin Sun Island Park(aka International Snow Sculpture Art Expo), this winter theme park is mainly to watch snow sculptures, it is best seen in the sunlight! Continue to visit nearby Siberian Tiger Park, located on the north bank of Songhua River, it is the largest natural park for wild Siberian tigers in the world. After dinner, visit the enchanting Ice and Snow World. You can enjoy the world’s highest, longest and largest ice and snow landscape. There are also all kinds of ice sports in the park! Lights are on at night, watch the shining ice sculptures under the dazzling colors, immerse yourself in the festival fairyland!
Day 5: Harbin-Volga Manor- Binzhou Railway Bridge, Departure to the airport
Drive 1 hour to visit Volga Manor, a Russian-style theme park, which is named after one of the best-known rivers in Russia-Volga River. The park features Russian architecture, arts and cuisine, a great place to experience Russia cultures! In the afternoon, take a visit to the Binzhou Railway Bridge. Later, transfer to the airport, tour ends.