Arrive in Kunming. Pick up at Airport/Hotel/Railway Station in Kunming. Visit Grand View Tower.
Transfer to Shangri-la in the afternoon.
Upon arrival in Kunming, our guide picks you up at the Airport/Hotel/Railway Station in Kunming.
Then head for Grand View Tower (Daguanlou), a typical well-preserved wooden pagoda. The park consists of hills, ponds, pavilions and rockeries in a style similar to that of the gardens of the Yangtze River Delta.
Today you have a chance to explore the Stone Forest, known as the "First Wonder of the World." Walking through the Stone Forest, you can appreciate the natural stone masterpieces in various shapes.
Then stroll around Flower and Bird Market. Later visit Golden Horse and Phoenix Archway, the symbolic building of Kunming and the thriving shopping area.
At last, visit Green Lake Park, one of the most favorite parks in Kunming and the scenery is one of the eight most beautiful scenes in the city.
Take a soft sleeper to Dali at night (train ticket included).
After lunch, you can explore Mt. Cangshan by cable car (round trip cable car included). Mt. Cangshan enjoys great reputation for its snow, clouds, springs and marble. Then head for a local handcraft manufactory to experience the process of Tie Dying Cloth with Wax. Later, enjoy the houses of Bai People in Xizhou. And you have an opportunity to appreciate San Dao Cha (three-course of Bai People) and Bai's Performances.
Then you wander among the Dali Ancient City and stroll around Foreign Tourist Street.
Then head for the Square Street at the core of Lijiang Old Town. Four main streets radiate from Square Street and extend to the four different directions from that point. Owing to its special characteristics of ethnic culture, urban layout and historical authenticity.
At last, scroll on Lijiang Old Town, a well-preserved old city of ethnic minorities with brilliant culture, is the center of Naxi Ethnic Minority Autonomous County in Yunnan
Visit Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. From a distance the snow-covered and fog-enlaced mountain looks like a dragon flying among the clouds, hence it gets the name. It has been considered as the soul of both Lijiang City and Naxi nationality. Reach the Yak Meadow by cable car (round trip cable car included) and enjoy an amazing view.
Then visit the Dongba Valley of Minorities in Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Valley and Yufeng Lamasery on the slopes of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.
Lastly, appreciate Mural in Baisha Village. The Baisha Mural was made from 1385 to 1619, employing the eclectic artist energies of Chinese Taoist, Tibetan and Naxi Buddhists and local dongba shamans.
On the way to Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Gorge), you can overlook the First Bend of the Yangtze, which creates beautiful and marvelous views that startle the imagination.
Then you explore the Lake Bitahai. In the center of the lake stands an islet shaped like a boat sailing in the lake. You feel intoxicated by the aura, beauty and tranquility.
Later, move to Lake Shuduhu. Around the lake, there are dense forest of fir spruce and birch. There lives different wild animals such as musk deer, bear, leopard, golden cat, deer, pheasant etc. Lastly, you have an opportunity to visit a Tibetan family.
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 Kunming, Dali, Lijiang and Shangrila 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 mentioned cities.
2 Breakfast listed in the itinerary.
3 Local English-speaking tour guide, private coach and driver service for pick-up, drop-off and sightseeing program listed in the itinerary.
4 The admission tickets for scenic spots listed in the itinerary.
5 Service charge and government Taxes.
6 Hotel accommodation listed in the itinerary.
7 Soft-sleeper train ticket Kunming/Dali.
8 Air ticket Shangrila/Kunming.
1 Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc.
2 Tips for local tour guide and driver.
3 Meals (L & D).
4 Single room supplement.
5 Cruise ticket, cable car and sightseeing bus are not included unless explained specially.
6 Services not mentioned in the itinerary.
Cancellation and refund policy for Tours reservation
If you want to cancel your booking or part of it, you must advise us in advance. The letter must be signed by the lead name on the booking and once we receive it you should expect to receive a cancellation letter within 24 hours. If you do not then please contact us to ensure your letter has been received.
To cover the cost of processing your cancellation and to compensate us for the risk that we may not be able to resell your travel arrangements, we make a cancellation charge on the scale shown below. The person who made the booking is responsible for paying this charge. The size of the charge depends on when we receive your cancellation notice or letter or how you would like us to deal with your payment providing that we have received your full payment for the tours.
No Cancellation Fees if written cancellation notice is received more than 30 days prior to tour departure!
Cancellation in advance & Cancellation penalty
More than 30 days, no Cancellation Fee
30-10 days, 50% of the full payment
9-0 days or no show, 100% of the full payment