8 Days Explore Shangri-La Tour

Tour Code: CTA-PVT-YNSL-8D

Duration: 8 Days

Visit: Kunming,Dali,Lijiang,Shangri-La

Note: The most magnificent scenery and ancient cultures of Yunnan are waiting to be explored. Yunnan province is one of the most enchanting places to visit in China, with its vibrant ethnic minorities and pleasant weather and some of the most amazing to ...

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Chinese Treasures Trip Overview

The most magnificent scenery and ancient cultures of Yunnan are waiting to be explored. Yunnan province is one of the most enchanting places to visit in China, with its vibrant ethnic minorities and pleasant weather and some of the most amazing tourist attractions. 

  • Entrance tickets fees to scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals: 6 Chinese lunches.
  • Group between airport, hotel and scenic spots
  • Hotel accommodation based on twin share.
  • Guide service: English speaking tour guide.
 
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  • Itinerary
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  • Day

    01

    Arrive in Kunming

    Arrive in Kunming

    Attraction & Activities:

    Kunming Changshui International Airport

    Meals:

    No Meal

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★Crowne Plaza Hotel or similar Deluxe ★★★★Jinjiang Hotel or similar Tourist ★★★Great view Hotel or similar

    You'll begin your journey to Yunnan from the capital, Kunming. Upon arrival at Kunming Changshui International Airport, your local guide will meet you, then you will be transferred to your hotel. You are free for leisure for the rest of the day. 

  • Day

    02

    Kunming

    Kunming

    Attraction & Activities:

    Stone Forest, Jiuxiang

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast & Chinese Lunch

    Accommodation: Tourist ★★★Crowne Plaza Hotel or similar Deluxe ★★★★Jinjiang Hotel or similar Luxury ★★★★★Great view Hotel or similar

    Today you will be driven to Stone Forest, which is the quintessential karst landscape that captures every tourists attention.

    After Lunch, you will continue to visit Jiuxiang. There are more than 100 karst caves in Jiuxiang Scenic Area. It has been said that the caves in Jiuxiang are the largest cave group system with the most karst caves in China.

    Stone Forest: Stone Forest Scenic Area is an important site for Kunming's tourism. The scenic area includes 8 scenic spots, the Stone Forest, Naigu Stone Forest, Dadieshui Waterfall, Changhu Lake, Moon Lake, Zhiyun Cave, Qifeng Cave and Guishan National Forest Park,

    Jiuxiang: 
    Jiuxiang, a beautiful large scenic resort inhabited mainly by the Yi and Hui nationalities and is one of the most famous Kunming tourist attractions. Situated in Jiuxiang Township. 

  • Day

    03

    Kunming to Dali (By coach)

    Kunming to Dali (By coach)

    Attraction & Activities:

    Xizhou Village, Zhoucheng Town, Erhai Lake

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast & Chinese Lunch

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★Regent Hotel or similar Deluxe ★★★★landscape Hotel or similar Tourist ★★★Runzeyuan Hotel or similar

    In the morning you will be transferred to Kunming Long Distance Coach Station, take 4 hours bus to Dali. Upon arrival, Your Dali tour guide will meet you at the Dali Long Distance Bus Station then transfer you to visit Xizhou Village to fully appreciate Bai style architecture. You can also taste their fragrant three-course tea and explore their distinctive culture.

    After Xizhou, you will visit Zhoucheng Town, and Bai people's Died Cloth Work Shop. You will also take the small boat to visit Erhai Lake. 

    Xizhou Village: Xizhou Village is not only a historically famous city but also a typical commercial center of Bai Ethnic Nationality. The old houses and streets are well preserved. Visitors may still find traces of past glory.

    Zhoucheng Town:  All the houses in this area are made of a square-cut architectural design. Most of these houses are composed of several rooms, courtyards, and a “shining wall”.The compact slabstones, meandering spring water, buildings with black tiles and white walls, and architecture with stone walls, generate a sense of tranquility.

    Erhai Lake: Located in the Dali Autonomous Prefecture of Yunnan Province,since it has a shape of an ear, it gets the name Erhai (Ear Lake). Ranked the second largest fresh water lake of Yunnan Province and the seventh largest in China.  



  • Day

    04

    Dali to Lijiang (By coach)

    Dali to Lijiang (By coach)

    Attraction & Activities:

    Old Town of Lijiang

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast & Chinese Lunch

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★Manxin Resort Hotel or similar Deluxe ★★★★Hexi Hotel or similar Tourist ★★★Sanhe Inn or similar

    In the morning, your driver will escort you from Dali to Lijiang. Upon arrival, your Lijiang guide will meet you and transfer you to visit Old Town of Lijiang which is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage.

    After Lunch, you will continue to visit Lion Hill and Wanggu Tower

    Old Town of Lijiang: Also known as Lijiang Ancient Town was constructed between the turning of Song and Yuan Dynasty and was most prosperous in the Ming and Qing Dynasty. Covering 3.8 square kilometers, the town has a history of more than 800 years. 

    Lion Hill: Lion Hill is located in the center of Lijiang and is the symbol of the town. 

    Wanggu Tower: 
    Wangu Tower is situated on the top of Lion Hill and  is one of  the best preserved structures in the world, standing at  33 meters in height.  
  • Day

    05

    Lijiang

    Lijiang

    Attraction & Activities:

    Baisha Mural, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Black Dragon Pool

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast & Chinese Lunch

    Accommodation: Tourist ★★★Manxin Resort Hotel or similar Deluxe ★★★★Hexi Hotel or similar Luxury ★★★★★Sanhe Inn or similar

    Today you will enjoy breakfast at the hotel, then meet your guide and driver at the hotel lobby. You will then be transferred to visit Baisha Mural which is located at Baisha Village.

    Although the traditional houses do not look impressive, this was the cradle of the Naxi culture and ancient capital of the Naxi Kingdom. After, you will continue to visit Yunshanping on Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, which now is a famous scenic spot for sightseeing, mountaineering, skiing, exploration and scientific research. In the afternoon, you will visit Black Dragon Pool, a famous pond in the scenic Jade Spring Park. 

    Baisha Mural: Baisha Mural are preserved among the architecture Colored Glaze Palace which was built by a headman of Mu clan in Hongwu Period of the Ming Dynasty and Dabaoji Palace which was built in the tenth year of Wanli Times in the Ming Dynasty (AD 1582).

    Jade Dragon Snow Mountain: 
    The mountain is made up of 13 peaks with the mountain range stretching 35 kilometers and the Naxi minority of Lijiang considers the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain to be the holy scared mountain. 

    Black Dragon Pool: 
    The Black Dragon Pool is listed in the Collections of Famous Pools of China because of its exquisite beauty. Its surroundings are all green with grass and shaded by swaying willow trees. In its waters, the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is reflected. 
  • Day

    06

    Lijiang to Shangri-La (By coach)

    Lijiang to Shangri-La (By coach)

    Attraction & Activities:

    The First Bend of Yangtze River, Tiger Leaping Gorge

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast & Chinese Lunch

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★Nansa Park Hotel or similar Deluxe ★★★★Zhaxidele Hotel or similar Tourist ★★★Moonlight City Inn or similar

    Your guide and driver will escort you from Lijiang to Shangri-La. You will catch a view the First Bend of Yangtze River at Stone Drum Town (Shigu Town), which is the spot where the south running river suddenly turns northward due to changes in the shape of the nearby mountain ranges which form a mammoth V shape at this spot.

    Later then visit Tiger Leaping Gorge, being one of world famous grand canyons, Tiger-Leaping Gorge Scenic Spot is the best destination for exploration and self-challenge for its profundity, steepness, beauty and uniqueness. Then continue to Shangri-La, on arrival you will check in to your hotel. 
  • Day

    07

    Shangri-La

    Shangri-La

    Attraction & Activities:

    Pudacuo National Park, Songzanlin Lamasery

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast & Chinese Lunch

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★Nansa Park Hotel or similar Deluxe ★★★★Zhaxidele Hotel or similar Tourist ★★★Moonlight City Inn or similar

    Today you will visit Pudacuo National Park, located at the heart belt of  Three Parallel Rivers in Northwest Yunnan, the World Natural Heritage Site, is comprised of an international-valued wetland Bita Lake Nature Reserve and Shudu Lake of Hongshan Zone of the “ Three Parallel Rivers” World Natural Heritage.

    You will also take a trip to Songzanlin Lamasery, which is situated at the foot of Foping Mountains, Songzanlin Lamasery is the largest Tibetan Buddhist lamasery in Yunnan Province and one of the 13 famous monasteries of Tibetan Kham.

  • Day

    08

    Depart from Shangri-La

    Depart from Shangri-La

    Attraction & Activities:

    Shangri-La Diqing Airport

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast

    You will have breakfast at your hotel, after you will be transferred to Shangri-La Diqing Airport for your departure. 
Price Per Person in US Dollars
Oct. 31, 2015 - Dec. 31, 2016
Price Type Tour Class Tour Price
Adult Group Tour $ 530
Child (3-11yrs) Group Tour $ 477
Remarks

*  A minimum of 2 Adults per booking is required

* This is a SIC tour, meaning seat-in-coach. You will share a coach with other passengers.

*  The price shown above is based on group size of 6 adults. 

*  If you sign up for less than 6 persons, we will inform you the price difference. 

*  Adult price is based on twin / triple share of a hotel room

*  Child price is based on child without extra bed

*  If you need one adult in one room, single supplement will be informed and charged

*  If you need extra bed for child, additional cost will be informed and charged

*  Please notice the hotel allows only maximum of 3 persons to stay overnight in one room

* Additional charge for accommodation for weekend is USD15 per person per night

* Additional charge for accommodation for special holidays is USD25 per person per night. Special holidays include: Christmas, Easter, New Year, Chinese New Year. Labor Day Holidays from May 1-7, National Day Holidays from Oct 1 to 7. 

PRICE INCLUSIONS

  • Entrance tickets fees to scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals: 6 Chinese lunches.
  • Group between airport, hotel and scenic spots while sightseeing by private air conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide.
  • Guide service: English speaking tour guide.
  • Hotel accommodation based on twin share.

PRICE EXCLUSION

  • International airfare or train tickets to enter or leave China.
  • China entry visa fees.
  • Personal expenses: such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary.
  • Single room supplement
  • Tips to guide and driver. (Tiping standard: USD8/person/day.)