Transfer from Shigate to Lhasa in the afternoon.
On arrival, transfer to hotel from Airport in Lhasa for check in to generate energy for the high altitude destinations.
In the afternoon, get to the Jokhang Temple, the spiritual centre of Tibet and the holiest destination for all Tibetan Buddhist pilgrims.
In the Evening, browse through the Barkhor Square, the heart of the local bazaar, enjoy shopping some of the rare traditional specialties of Tibet, such as Tibetan Thangka, Tibetan Medicine, Tibetan Carpet, etc.
Move on to the Norbulingka Park, the Summer Palace of Tibet with the highest gardening level artistic level.
Visit Sera Monastery, one of the Six Big Monasteries of Gelugpa. A most interesting time to visit the monastery is in the afternoon when monks, after finishing their morning scripture classes, can be seen debating in the courtyard. During the remainder time we can visit the carpet factory and enjoy some beautiful Tibetan Carpets.
Then drive westward to Gyangtze, stop at Palkhor Monastery, a monastery having the characteristics of Han, Tibetan and Nepali architecture. Palkhor Choede enjoys a high status in Tibet Buddhism history because it houses three sects -Sakyapa, Kadampa and Gelugpa together. Drive west to Shigatse.
Go on to visit the New Palace of Panchen, famous as the summer palace of the tenth Panchen Lama. It greatly mixes both traditional and modern architectural styles.
Later leave Shigatse for Lhasa. Visit the Tibetan family and savor local food.
Then, back to visit Green Lake Park. Rated as an emerald inlayed in Kunming, Green Lake Park is one of the most inviting parks in Kunming. It features weeping willows and clear water which make the park more appealing in spring.
Later, go to visit Golden Horse and Phoenix Archway, a symbol of Kunming, which is full of Kunming folk characteristics and is also a commercial center.
At last, pay a visit to the Flower and the Bird Market, a good place for sightseeing and acts as a trading center for various kinds of antiques.
Take a soft sleeper train to Dali (ticket included).
Visit Dali Ancient City. Stroll through the Foreign Street, where you can find Chinese and western restaurants, famous tea houses, jewelry shops, antique shops, tie-dyeing cloth shops, galleries and so on.
Then visit Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple, the symbol of Dali, are architectural wonders which have withstood more than 10 earthquakes and witness the development of Buddhism.
Then visit Dongba Museum, which deals with the of the Dongba culture of the Naxi (Nakhi) people.
Go to Lijiang Ancient Town, where is full of cobbled streets, crisscrossing canals flowing with water, swaying willow trees and gaily-hued bolssoms. Every so often, a bridge-stone, wooden, flat, arched, roofed-pops up and along it trundles local folk in tranditional dress.
Visit Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. From a distance the snow-covered and fog-enlaced mountain looks like a dragon flying among the clouds, hence its name. It's considered as the soul of both Lijiang City and Naxi nationality.
Then visit the Dongba Valley of Minorities in Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Valley and Yufeng Lamasery on the slopes of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.
Followed, visit the Mural in Baisha Village. Paintings there depict stories in Buddhism, Taoism and Lamaism.
Evening entertainment is the Minority Dancing Show of Impression Lijiang (ticket included), a spectacular light-song-dance show directed by the famous film director Zhang Yimou.
You can overlook the First Bend of the Yangtze, Yangtze River's extraordinary turn, which creates beautiful and marvelous views that startle the imagination.
Explore the Lake Bitahai. In the center of the lake stands an islet shaped like a boat sailing in the lake. You will feel intoxicated by the aura, beauty and tranquility.
Fly to Kunming (air ticket included) and then take the flight to Guilin (air ticket included).
Arrive in Yangshuo as you go ashore. You can choose to rent a bicycle to tour the countryside of West Street if you want to get a taste of the laidback rural life of the farmers there.
Appreciate the Moon Hill and the Big Banyan Tree. Moon Hill is a limestone pinnacle with a moon-shaped hole in the middle.
Big Banyan Tree has become famous for its long history, towering beauty and the moving love story of Liu Sanjie.
Then enjoy a local folk dance show of Impression Liu Sanjie (ticket included) before transfer to your hotel in Yangshuo.
Visit the Reed Flute Cave in the morning. Reed Flute Cave is one of the most egregious underground scenery in China. The cave got its name from the verdant reeds growing outside it, with which people make flutes. Inside this water-eroded cave, you will see a spectacular world of various stalactites, stone pillars and rock formations created by carbonate deposition.
Then take flight to Hong Kong (air ticket included).
Visit the Aberdeen, the largest satellite town in Hong Kong, attracts lots tourists both at home and abroad. The intriguing fishing life and delicious seafood definitely are quite worthy a visit!
Then visit the sun-drenched Repulse Bay for its relaxed resort-like atmosphere. The crescent-shaped stretch of sand is one of the most beautiful beaches in Hong Kong. The wide, wave-lapped beach is popular with locals and visitors alike and great for sandy strolls at sunset when all is at peace.
Transfer to Hong Kong airport in prepare for departure.
End of service.
Suggested Tipping: for local guide: $8 to $10 per person (guest) per day, for driver: $4 to $5 per person (guest) per day.
1 Your length of stay in part or all cities listed in our itineraries can be adjusted on line; but the extra charge is not included in the original charge.
2 Generally speaking, these excluded lunch and dinner in our itineraries are optional; the price is according to the group size; but may we have your attention on following point: tips to local guide and driver are must remuneration if you prefer to self-catering.
3 We offer hotel upgrade service but extra charge to the hotel is at your own.
1 Airport or hotel pick-up and drop-off service in cities listed in the itinerary.
2 Private English-speaking tour guide, driver and car service as indicated in the itinerary.
3 The admission tickets for scenic spots listed in the itinerary.
4 Service charge and government Taxes.
5 The air ticket of economic class, taxes and dues for the flights as listed in the itinerary.
6 Ticket for soft sleeper train from Kunming to Dali.
7 Thirteen-night hotel accommodation in twin shared room with daily breakfast.
8 One-day accommodation on the overnight train without breakfast.
9 A lunch served on board as listed in the itinerary.
10 Tibet entry permit based on the listed itinerary.
1 International flight tickets or train tickets.
2 Hotel room single room supplement.
3 Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc.
4 Tips to local tour guide and driver.
5 Estimated group surcharges for excess baggage.
6 Fees for entry visa to China.
7 Cable car, sightseeing bus and cruise are not included unless explained specially.
8 Meals (L & D) not listed in the itinerary.
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