5-Day Harbin and China Snow Town Tour

Discover a Dreamlike Snow Paradise

5-Day Harbin and China Snow Town Tour

This itinerary is recommended for those who are looking for a vibrant winter holiday in the best place to feel the charm of snow and ice.

During a 5-day trip, you can enjoy a fantastic visual feast of ice and snow — have fun at the world's largest ice and snow festival, savor the rich Russian and European charm of Harbin's old city with a walk from the less-touristy Laodaowai area to Zhongyang Pedestrian Street, soak in a hot spring, experience local winter life in Snow Valley, and enjoy beautiful snow scenery in the winter wonderland of China Snow Town. (hrb-8)

Tour 'Wow' Points

Enjoy the Amazing Atmosphere of Harbin Ice & Snow Festival

Walk into the dazzling, colorful wonderland of Harbin Ice and Snow World and the incredible Sun Island Scenic Area to appreciate the gorgeous ice and snow sculptures. Be amazed by the skill needed to make ordinary ice and snow into such masterpieces of art.

snow sculpture
ice sculpture

Taste the Savory and Exotic Flavor of Old Harbin

Understand Harbin by tasting its traditional food and learn the stories behind the food, walk through the old streets, and see the well-preserved Chinese Baroque architecture in less-touristy Laodaowai area.

iron pot stew
goubao rou

Experience Local Winter Life in China Snow Valley

Neighboring China Snow Town to the southeast, China Snow Valley is relatively non-touristy and it is a good place to experience Northeast China folk customs.

traditional kang bed
horse drawn sledge

Immerse Yourself in the Fairytale World of China Snow Town

China Snow Town is the best place to feel the charm of snow in an idyllic setting. Here, you can capture panoramic views of the snowy village and enjoy the fun of playing with snow.

China Snow Town
snow mobile riding

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Itinerary Quick Look

Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.

DAY 1 Harbin Arrival

Airport pickup. The rest of the day is your own to explore Harbin.

DAY 2 Harbin City Tour | Understand Old Harbin and New Harbin

Enjoy an old Harbin food tour with a city walk from the less-known Laodaowai Area to Zhongyang Pedestrian Street. You will not only taste delicious local food, but also get to know about history and local life in Harbin a hundred years ago and more during this foodie tour.

Feel the festive atmosphere of the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival by visiting Sun Island Scenic Resort and Ice and Snow World (this is the "new Harbin").

DAY 3 China Snow Valley | Experience Local Life in Snow Valley

Check in at a local home stay and stay overnight in a room with a traditional kang bed (a brick bed heated by a fire underneath), make dumplings with local people, enjoy interesting snow activities, and have fun in the snow.

DAY 4 Snow Town | Make Fresh Tracks in a Snowy Forest

Challenge yourself by trekking through the snowy forest from Snow Valley to Yangcao Hill (10 km, 3½ hours) to see the fantastic wintery white scenery. Then go down Yangcao Hill to China Snow Town by a combination of snow mobile and local horse-drawn sledge (5 km, ½ hour).

Enjoy Xueyun ('snow cloud') Avenue, Bangchui Hill Scenic Outlook Wooden Walkways with night views of Snow Town, and watch a local Yangke ('welcome') dance in the evening.

DAY 5 Harbin Departure

Airport transfer.

Hotel Selection

—the Icing on the Cake

Boutique hotels are recommended to enrich your travel experience.

The Hotel in China Snow Town
China Snow Town Hot Spring
FromCNY8,300p/p Based on a private tour for 2 people. Price varies depending on program, travel date, number of people and chosen hotel

Price includes:

  • Private air-conditioned business car with big windows and ample space
  • English speaking local guide
  • Activities, hotels, and meals listed in the itinerary
  • 24/7 helpline for while you are traveling
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