1. Admission fees: to scenic spots as listed in the itinerary;
2. Meals: all meals as specified in the itinerary;
3. Tour guides: excellent private English-speaking guide;
4. Transfers: land transfer with drivers as specified;
5. The domastic flight from Kunming to Dali is included;
6. Accommodations: hotels/cruises based on double/single occupancy as specified;
7. Government taxes & fees;
8. Arrangement: planning, handling, operational and communication charges.
1. International flights to/from China, as well as transportation to/from the above city (For LandOnly);
2. China visa fees;
3. Gratuities to guides & drivers and any expense of personal nature;
4. Our tour package does not include Travel Insurance. We recommend that you purchase Travel Insurance to help protect you and your trip investment.
Kunming – Jinjiang Hotel or similar
Dali – Dali Landscape Hotel or similar
Lijiang – Lijiang Hexi Hotel or similar
Shangrila – Zhaxidelei Hotel or similar
The prices listed above are in US dollars, per person, based on the double occupancy.
The prices shown above are not valid during the China’s National Day Holiday, Chinese Spring Festival and some large exhibitions like Canton Fair.
Some tour packages feature few shopping stops in the itinerary, each factory /store visit takes approximately 45 minutes. No min purchase needed.
Fly to Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan Province, known for its very comfortable climate.
Upon your arrival at Kunming, you’ll be met by the tour guide in the airport and then transferred to the luxury hotel.
After breakfast, drive about 1.5 hours to Stone Forest, an extremely rare geological phenomenon dating back to 270 million years ago.
Occupying more than 200 acres (90 hectares), the Stone Forest is the karst limestone pillars in fantastic shapes that resemble a forest when viewed from a distance, which is also home to the Sani tribe, a branch of the diverse and scattered Yi people, which is famous for their diligence, dancing and embroidery. On the way, visit a Yi minority village.
Today we’ll fly to Dali, the capital of the ancient Nanzhao and Dali Kingdoms. Here we’ll take a two-hour cruise on the beautiful and scenic Erhai Lake and marvel at the alpine environment.
Then, visit Jin Suo Isle, where many people of the Bai minority live. There is a fishing village and colorful market to experience before continuing on to see the Three Pagodas at the Chongsheng Temple. This is an amazing example of the 9th-century architecture and art of the Bai culture.
In the morning, drive to Lijiang and stop at the Village of Xizhou.
The drive will take about three hours total, and this is a very important stop. It was once a major stop on the trade route to Tibet, and the area flourished during the Ming Dynasty (around 1368 to 1644).
We’ll visit a traditional Bai house today. Lijiang has a very diverse population, and the Naxi ethnic minorities have a long history here. Their culture, traditions, clothing, and architecture have a large influence on the area. Before the day is out we’ll visit the famous Black Dragon Pool and its Moon Embracing Pavilion, Five Phoenix Pavilion, and the Dongba Cultural Village.
Today we’ll take a nice walking tour of the ancient Dayan Town, which was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The homes here are wood-and-earth structures with tiled roofs and some incredible courtyards filled with flowers. Here you can visit the Mu Family Mansion and then move on to the Baisha Village and see the Ming and Qing Dynasty frescoes there.
Finally, we’ll visit Yunshanping Meadow (Jade Dragon Snow Mountain) and take advantage of the round-trip cable car service.
In the morning, drive about 200 km to Shangri-La.
Stop at Stone Drum Town for a dramatic view of the First Bend of the Yangtze River. Then visit the one of the most famous gorges in the world – Tiger Leaping Gorge. Upon arrival, drive to the ancient town of Shangri-La.
The rest of the day is free for you to explore this ancient city.
After breakfast, visit Gedan Songzanglin Monastery, which was built in the 17th century and nicknamed Lesser Potala Palace, with 700 monks and one living Buddha.
Then, visit the Pudacuo National Park with virgin forest of spruce, pine, and meadow dotted with wild flowers and tranquil lakes.
After breakfast, transfer to airport for morning flight to Kunming. Your classic Yunnan tour ends.
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