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5-Day Harbin and China Snow Town Tour

Discover a Dreamlike Snow Paradise

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.

The opening ceremony of Harbin Ice Festival is scheduled to be on January 5th, 2024, but the ice and snow sculptures in the Harbin Ice and Snow World are open to public viewing from December 17th 2023 and lasts till early March 2024.

Tour 'Wow' Points

Visit the popular Iconic Sites in Harbin

Visit the popular Iconic Sites in Harbin
Visit the popular Iconic Sites in Harbin
Visit the popular Iconic Sites in Harbin
Visit the popular Iconic Sites in Harbin

Fun Things to Do in the Snow World

Fun Things to Do in the Snow World
Fun Things to Do in the Snow World
Fun Things to Do in the Snow World
Fun Things to Do in the Snow World

Taste the Savory and Exotic Flavors of Old Harbin

Taste the Savory and Exotic Flavors of Old Harbin

Local Experiences Only Found in Northeast China

Local Experiences Only Found in Northeast China
Local Experiences Only Found in Northeast China
Local Experiences Only Found in Northeast China
Local Experiences Only Found in Northeast China

China Highlights' Special Discovery Experiences

China Highlights' Special Discovery Experiences
China Highlights' Special Discovery Experiences
China Highlights' Special Discovery Experiences
China Highlights' Special Discovery Experiences

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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
FromUSD1,399p/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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