Day 1. Arrival in Kunming
Arrive in Kunming, transfer to your hotel in Kunming on your own arrangement. Check in hotel via your name.
(Remark : the airport pick-up is excluded in the tour, no guide and driver service be offered today )
Overnight : Kunming Enjoying International Hotel
Warm tips : Please take the shutter bus No.919C from Kunming airport to Kunming Railway station, after taking off at the terminal station , just walking 5m to arrive at Kunming Enjoying International Hotel (address: Yongsheng Road (Nanyao Railway Station), Guandu District, Kunming)
Day 2. Kunming-Dali
Sightseeing: the Stone Forest, Green Lake and The Flowers and Birds Market
At 8:30am, Our English speaking guide pick you up at the hotel lobby, then departure from hotel , drive 1.5 hours to visit the Stone Forest which vividly expresses the deep love of the local people toward this world wonder. The quintessential karst landscape makes every tourist lost in wonder.
After the tour, transfer back to Kunming downtown 1.5hrs. Stroll in Green Lake and Flowers and Birds Market. Before the evening transfer to railway station to take the overnight train to Dali reference train number K9626 (23:30-06:42+1)
Overnight: on the train ( soft berth -- 4 persons share one compartment )
Day 3. Dali
Sightseeing: Dali Old Town, Dali Ancient City Wall, the Foreigner Street, the Three Pagodas Temple, Xizhou Old Town, Zhoucheng Village, Erhai Lake Cruise by small boat
Early in the morning, arrive at Dali Railway station. After meeting with your local guide at railway station, transfer to hotel to drop off your luggage.(breakfast on your own account)
Remark: If the room available, you can make the free early check in.
Then you visit the Three Pagodas which is made of three ancient independent pagodas forming a symmetrical triangle. Afterward, you'll cruise in Erhai Lake by the small boat in the east Erhai Lake. You will enjoy the green Cangshan Mountain and the Three Pagodas from a far as well as lots of birds and seagulls flying over the lake.
Later, you will head for Xizhou Town to fully appreciate Bai-style traditional architectural courtyards, taste their fragrant Three-Course Tea and explore their distinctive culture. Visit Zhoucheng Village and the Bai people's Tie-dying cloth workshop where you can take some special souvenir with the Bai ethnic style.
At last, you will visit the Ancient Dali Town, walk around the Foreigner Street and enjoy the relax time with local people.
Overnight: Central Wall Well Hotel in Dali
Day 4. Dali-Lijiang
Sightseeing: Lijiang Old Town, Black Dragon Pool, Dongba Culture Museum, Baisha Village
After breakfast, transfer 2-2.5 hours to Lijiang. (only Chinese speaking driver with this transfer ) with the beautiful farmlands and ethnic villages on the way.
Upon arrival, you'll head for the scenic Black Dragon Pool and the Dongba Museum to explore the rich Naxi minority culture.
Then explore Lijiang Old Town. Lijiang Old Town has a history more than 800 years; it was listed as the World Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO 1997. Here you will see the wonderful wooden architecture of Naxi ethnic people. You will explore the Mu's Residence, Lion Hill and Wangu Tower in the old town.
Finally move to check in your hotel which located in Baisha Village. After checking, you can make a nice stroll around this village.
Overnight : Baisha Holiday Resort Lijiang
Day 5. Lijiang
Sightseeing: Yuhu Village, the Former Residence of Joseph Rock, Shuhe Old Town
Today you will continue to have a relax tour in Lijang.
Firstly stop at Joseph Rock's former Residence in Yuhu Village, Joseph is an Austria-American botanist and explorer, lived in Yuhu village and other places of the region from 1922 to 1949. He was both a naturalist and a photographer, and the first foreign scholar to introduce Lijiang ethnic culture to the western world.
Then enjoy your relax time in Shuhe Old Town. UNESCO has listed it as an important component of Lijiang as it is a well-preserved example of a town along the ancient tea route and one of the earliest settlements of the ancestors of Naxi people. It is called 'the hometown of springs'.
Overnight: Baisha Holiday Resort Lijiang
Day 6. Lijiang - Zhongidan(Shangrila)
Sightseeing: the First Bend of Yangtze River from a far, Tiger Leaping Gorge Hiking, Dukezong Old Town, Giant Prayer Wheel, Guishan Hill Park
At 07:30am, pick up from your hotel, then you'll drive about 60KM to the First Bend on the Yangtze River with imposing gorge scenery, visit the Iron Chain Bridge, the Red Army's Long March Memorial Monument in the Shigu town. The town of Stone Drum got its name from a large, cylindrical, marble tablet shaped like a drum. The scenery is magnificent as the road running through the Lijiang valley which is filled with wheat fields and drying haystacks.
Continue to Visit the Tiger Leaping Gorge, upon arrival, star your trekking from Tina's G.H ---- Half way G.H. ( 1.5hrs ) ---14km point ( 2hrs )
After the trekking, continue drive to Shangri-La (2hrs ) Check in hotel. Then stroll around Dukezong Ancient Town, an important town of the Ancient Tea-horse Trade Caravan from Yunnan to Tibet and India. Walk up to the top of Guishan Hill or tortoise Hill, you will see the largest Prayer Wheel of the world and have a panoramic view of shangrila county and Dukezong Ancient Town.
Overnight: Moon City Hotel Shangrila
Day 7. Zhongdian (Shangrila)-Lijiang
Sightseeing: Songzanlin Monastery, Tibetan Family Visiting, Napahai Lake
Morning star your tour from Napahai Lake, eight kilometers northwest of the county town of Shangri-La. Many rare birds inhabit here among which is the well-known black-necked cranes, the first-class animal protected by the state and a lot of birds circle over the water from September to March of next year. It is also the largest grassland of Shangri-La covered with green grass.
Continue to visit the Ganden Songzanlin Monastery, the largest Tibetan monastery in Yunnan. Songzanlin Monastery has another alias - 'the little Potala Palace ', so named because the whole monastery is in the traditional style with mysterious atmosphere.
Then have a stop at a local Tibetan Family to know about their local life.
After the tour, about 15:00 you will transfer 4 hrs with your Chinese speaking driver to Lijiang.
In the evening, Check in Baisha Holiday Resort Lijiang after arrival.
Overnight: Baisha Holiday Resort Lijiang
Day 8. Departure from Lijiang
After breakfast , you will choose:
1）check out the hotel before 12:00 at noon , then transfer to Lijiang airport or railway station to departure Lijiang on your own arrangement.
2) continue to prolong you stay in Lijiang (the extra cost of accommodation is on request)
Remark: no any guide or driver service be offered by travel agent today.
977USD per person (July, August)
Single room supplement(July, August): 151USD
885USD per person (except July, August, National Day, Spring Festival)
Single room supplement: 135USD
Half for children 2-5 years old
Free for infant
0-2 years old
Or you may send us an email:
- All land transfer and transportation;
- Accommodation with breakfast as listed;
- Entrance fees as listed in the program;
- Skilled driver & Experienced English-speaking guide;
- Travel Agency's Responsibility Insurance;
- Night train ticket from Kunming to Dali;
- Two bottles of mineral water everyday;
- Any domestic and international flight tickets;
- Lunch and dinner
- Single room supplement;
- Personal Travel Accident Insurance;
- Any optional programs/activities;
- Chinese visa fee;
- Personal Consumption;
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off service
- Tips for the driver and tour guide;(100RMB per day for the driver;150RMB per day for the tour guide in suggestion.)
Departure Date in 2017:
||05, 12, 23
||10, 17, 24
||07, 14, 21
||05, 12, 19
||02, 16, 23
||06, 13, 20
||11, 18, 25
This tour need to prepay and will charge cost if you cancel or change the tour.
15% of total cost will be charged if you
you cancel or change the tour in advance 50 days.
25% of total cost will be charged if you
you cancel or change the tour in advance 20-49 days.
40% of total cost will be charged if you
you cancel or change the tour in advance 10-19 days.
50% of total cost will be charged if you
you cancel or change the tour in advance 9 days.