4-day Harbin Ice Festival & Chagan Lake Winter Fishing Tour

  • Tour Code: IFH-H-18
  • Tour days: 4 Days
This interesting winter tour will offer you an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend the ice & snow festival in Harbin and see the Monglian fishermen use their unique skills to catch fish in the icebound Chagan Lake in Jilin province. ONLY AVAILABLE: Dec 26, 2017 - Jan 23, 2018.

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  • Day 1 Harbin

    Transfer via: flight your arrangement

    Activities for today: Airport transfer (Harbin)

    Driver service (one way airport to hotel): Our Chinese speaking driver will hold a sign of our logo "ICE FESTIVAL HARBIN + your last name" to meet you at the arrival hall of Harbin Taiping International Airport. Balance of the day is at leisure.

  • Day 2 Harbin

    Transfer via: private vehicle

    Activities for today: Central Street, St.Sophia Church, Sun Island International Snow Sculpture Art Expo, Siberian Tiger Park, Harbin Ice and Snow World.

    Tour guide & driver service: 8:30 am, meet your guide in your hotel lobby. The must-see sights of Harbin will inlcude Central Street, St.Sophia Church, Siberian Tiger Park and the most two important theme parks of Harbin Ice Festvial: Sun Island International Snow Sculpture Art Expo and Harbin Ice & Snow World.

    Remark: the tour group of less 5 people whose guide is not allowed to enter the Harbin Ice and Snow World. This is a policy of the park. The guide will stay at the entrance.

  • Day 3 Harbin/Songyuan

    Transfer via: private vehicle

    Activities for today: Winter fishing in Chagan Lake, Miaoyin Temple, Chagan Lake Fishing and Hunting Culture Museum

    Tour guide & driver service: 08:30 am, drive about 2 hours to Songyuan to see the interesting Mongolian winter fishing in Chagan Lake. Then pay a visit to Miaoyin Temple (a Buddhist temple), and then move to a museum to learn some facts about the Mongolian people's fishing and hunting clture. This evening, you will stay overnight in a local homestay (facility in the room is basic, with toilet, bath room, heated system or air conditioner, with simple Chinese breakfast. No hotels in Chagan Lake. You can only stay in the local homestay or drive back to the hotel in Harbin).


    Chagan Lake
    Chagan Lake is called Chagan Naoer in Mongolian, means White holy lake. It is located in the Songhua River in the west of Jilin Province. It covers nearly 500 square kilometers. It is China’s 7th largest fresh water lake and a natural habitat for 68 different types of fish. The lake is the only place that saves the oldest Mongolian fishing method. The annual winter fishing festival is held to remember the old winter fishing tradition. Fishermen first drill many holes through the thick ice and then place net under the ice. This practice dates back more than 1, 000 years. Still today, local fishermen use the same tools as their ancestors did. Their unique skills are now listed as one of China’s many intangible cultural heritages.

  • Day 4 Songyuan/Harbin/Exit

    Transfer via: flight - your arrangement

    Activities for today: airport transfer (Harbin)

    Tour guide & driver service: Drive back to Harbin for your return flight.

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