Kunming, Dali, Lijiang & Shangri-La 8 Days Train Tour

Tour Code: CTA-SIC-KMLJ-8D

Duration: 8 Days

Visit: Kunming,Dali,Lijiang,Shangri-La

Note: One of the best ways to experience Yunnan is by taking a train tour. During this train tour you will visit Kunming, Dali, Lijiang and Shangri-La the most symbolic cities of Yunnan province.

Starting From: $ 735 P/P

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Chinese Treasures Trip Overview

One of the best ways to experience Yunnan is by taking a train tour. During this train tour you will visit Kunming, Dali, Lijiang and Shangri-La the most symbolic cities of Yunnan province. 

  • Entrance tickets fees to scenic spots as listed in itinerary.
  • Meals: 6 Chinese lunches.
  • Group transfers throughout tour.
  • English speaking tour guide.
  • Hotel accommodation based on twin share.
  • Train tickets from Kunming to Dali (soft sleeper).
 
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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: Tourist ★★★Baiyun Hotel

    Your guide will meet you at Kunming Changshui International Airport or Train station. You will then be transferred to your hotel to rest.


  • Day

    02

    Kunming to Dali (By train)

    Kunming to Dali (By train)

    Attraction & Activities:

    Stone Forest, Green Lake Park

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast & Chinese Lunch

    Accommodation: Tourist ★★★Overnight on the train

    Your guide will meet you at your hotel lobby then transfer you to visit Stone Forest, which is World Karst Gem, Hometown of Ashima. After lunch you will be transferred back to Kunming to visit Green Lake Park (Cuihu Park). Lastly you will pay a visit to the Flower and Bird Market.

    Later, you will take a train an overnight train to Dali. 

    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.

    Cuihu Lake: Two long banks divide Green Lake into four sections. The banks are lined with an abundance of willow trees and dotted with a range of vibrant lotuses. 
  • Day

    03

    Dali

    Dali

    Attraction & Activities:

    Er hai Lake

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast & Chinese Lunch

    Accommodation: Deluxe ★★★★Landscape Hotel Dali

    Your guide will meet you at the train station upon arrival. You will visit the Three Pagodas in Chongshen Monastery, which has a History of over 1,800 years located at the foot of Cangshan Mountain.

    After lunch, you’ll cruise Erhai Lake by small boat to the Jinsuo Islet. You will enjoy the green Cangshan Mountain and the Three Pagodas from afar.

    Three Pagodas: The Pagodas are located at Chongshen Monastery and were originally built in the 9th and 10th centuries.

    Erhai Lake: Erhai Lake is a barrier lake formed after a fault foundering of the earth's crust. On the boundless expanse of the lake, there are steamers, sailing boats and flying birds.
  • Day

    04

    Dali to Lijiang (By Coach)

    Dali to Lijiang (By Coach)

    Attraction & Activities:

    The Ancient City of Dali, Xizhou Village ,Zhoucheng Town, Black Dragon Pool, Dongba Museum, Old Town of Lijiang

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast & Chinese Lunch

    Accommodation: Tourist ★★★Xiangjiang Hotel

    This morning you will explore The Ancient City of Dali, you will head to Xizhou Village to explore their distinctive culture. After you will visit Zhoucheng Village and the Bai people's Tie-dying cloth workshop where you can take some special souvenirs.

    You will then be driven to Lijiang, during your journey you can catch a glimpse of the beautiful farmlands and ethnic villages on the way. After lunch you’ll head for the scenic Black Dragon Pool and the Dongba Museum to explore the rich Naxi minority culture.

    In the late afternoon, you will explore the Old Town of Lijiang. Lijiang Old Town has a History more than 800 years, it was enlisted as a World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1997.

    Xizhou: 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.

    Zhoucheng Village: Zhoucheng is the main village that has the largest percentage of Bai people in Dali. The village is famous for its tie dyeing techniques.

    Black Dragon Pool: The Black Dragon Pool Park was built in the second year of Emperor Qianlong's reign (1737). The Black Dragon Pool is listed in the Collections of Famous Pools of China because of its exquisite beauty.

    Dongba Museum: Located nearby Yuquan Garden in Lijiang City, Yunnan, Dongba Museum, is a museum which was designed to display the splendid Dongba culture of Naxi (Nakhi) people, it is also known as Dongba Culture Museum.

    Lijiang Ancient Town: Lijiang Ancient town was constructed since the turning of Song and Yuan Dynasties and was most prosperous during the Ming and Qing Dynasty. Covering 3.8 square kilometers, the town has a history of more than 800 years 
  • Day

    05

    Lijiang

    Lijiang

    Attraction & Activities:

    Baisha Mural,Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast & Chinese Lunch

    Accommodation: Tourist ★★★Xiangjiang Hotel

    Today you will pay a visit to Baisha Mural in the morning. Later, you will be transferred you to visit Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.


    Baisha Murals: 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

    Jade Dragon Snow Mountain: The Jade Dragon Snow Mountain park is a beautiful scenic area with its variant temperature across different areas you can experience different views such as the blossom of spring, breathtaking canyons and unbelievable glaciers.
  • Day

    06

    Lijiang to Shangri-la

    Lijiang to Shangri-la

    Attraction & Activities:

    Bend of Yangtze River, Stone Drum Town, Tiger Leaping Gorge

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast & Chinese Lunch

    Accommodation: Tourist ★★★Shunxin Hotel

    Today you will visit The First Bend of Yangtze River, followed by a visit to Stone Drum Town. Lastly you will visit Tiger Leaping Gorge, one of the world famous grand canyons. You will then be driven to Shangri-La, on arrival you will check in to your hotel.

    First Bend of Yangtze River: The Yangtze River Bend, as its name denotes, is the place 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.

    Stone Drum Town: The town is located to the west of Lijiang Old Town.

    Tiger Leaping Gorge: The Tiger Leaping Gorge is situated approximately 100 kilometers from Lijiang and is a natural preservation UNESCO World Heritage Site. The gorge is said to be the deepest canyon in the world and is one of the most distinctive geological wonders of the world. 

  • Day

    07

    Shangri-La

    Shangri-La

    Attraction & Activities:

    Songzanlin Lamasery, Pudacuo National Park, Bita Lake, Shudu Lake

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast & Chinese Lunch

    Accommodation: Tourist ★★★Shunxin Hotel

    In the morning, you will visit the Songzanlin Lamasery, the largest Tibetan monastery in Yunnan. Afterwards, you'll visit the tranquil Bita Lake & Shudu Lakein Pudacuo National Park.

    Songzanlin Lamasery:
    It was originally built in 1679 A.D., and finished in 1681. It was a main temple used by Tibetans who lived in Yunnan, Sichuan and Tibet and other areas in the southwestern part of China.

    Pudacuo National Park: The Park is located in Shangri-La, in China's Southwest Yunnan Province and is one of the most bio-diverse locations in the world.
  • Day

    08

    Depart from Shangri-la

    Depart from Shangri-la

    Attraction & Activities:

    Shangri-La Diqing Airport

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast

    Your are free for leisure until your transfer to Shangri-La Diqing Airport  for your next destination. 

    Tips: Diqing Civil Airport, is one of the  biggest airports in the northwest of  Yunnan Province. There are flights
    to Lhasa, Chengdu, Beijing(via kunming), Shanghai, Shenzhen (via Guiyang),Guangzhou, Kunming and   Xishuangbanna.



Price Per Person in US Dollars
Oct. 31, 2015 - Dec. 31, 2016
Price Type Tour Class Tour Price
Adult Group Tour $ 816
Child (3-11yrs) Group Tour $ 735
Remarks

Special Arrangement:
Enjoy Dali Cormorant Fishing on Erhai Lake
Experience unique Three Tea Ceremony

Delicacies:

KunmingCross-Bridge Rice Noodle, Kunming Wild Mushroom Hotpot, Dali Claypot Fish, Lijiang Wangfu Feast

Hotel Accommodation:
Free upgrade 2nights 5 star hotel in Lijiang Ancient Town
 

1) Group size is from 4 persons up. 

2) Additional charge for accommodation for weekend is USD15 per person per night

3) 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.

4) Tipping standard per person per day: USD3 for tour guide, USD2 for driver.  

5) Our service is based on seat-in-coach service.  We have coach service with English speaking tour guide in many cities.  After you have bought our tours, we will piick you up from airport/hotel/ferry terminal, take you to visit famous attractions in town.

PRICE INCLUSIONS

  • Entrance tickets fees to scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals: 6 Chinese lunches.
  • Group transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing by airconditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide.
  • Guide service: English speaking tour guide.
  • Hotel accommodation based on twin share.
  • Train tickets from Kunming to Dali (soft sleeper)

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 ormeals which are not included in the tour itinerary.
  • Single room supplement
  • Tips to guide and driver. (Tiping standard: USD8/person/day.)