Aug 9, June 9, May 10
Dates

6 Days Kunming – Dali – Lijiang – Shangri-La Small Group Tour

Highlights:

The best destinations of Yunnan: Kungming – Dali – Lijiang -Shangri-La.

  • Discover the natural beauty of Yunnan: Stone Forest, Erhai Lake, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Napahai Lake, etc.
  • Explore the ethnic groups in Yunnan: Yi, Bai, Naxi, Tibetan, etc.
  • Enjoy the real life of local people in the ancient towns and villages: Dali Old Town,
  • Xizhou Old Town, Zhoucheng Village, Lijiang Old Town, Yuhu Village, Baisha Old Town, Shuhe Old Town, Dukezong Old Town, and Tibetan village.
  • Visit a monastery and a temple in Yunnan: Songzanlin Monastery and Chongsheng Temple.
  • Experience bullet train from Kunming to Dali.

Destinations:

Kunming – Dali – Lijiang – Tiger Leaping Gorge – Shangri-La

Pricing

3 star hotel 5295 rmb. Single supplement 520 rmb
4 star hotel 5585 rmb. Single supplement 810 rmb

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION
DEPARTURE TIME
RETURN TIME
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING
INCLUDED
Five nights accommodation with breakfast Sharing-vehicle with air conditioners, Bullet train ticket from Kunming to Dali (2nd-class ticket)
Excellent English-speaking guide, Two bottles of water each day each person. Entrance tickets mentioned in the itinerary
NOT INCLUDED
Lunches and dinners, Any picking-up and dropping of service between hotel and airport International train tickets/flight tickets, Chinese visa fees
 Personal travel accident insurance, Personal consumption Any optional programs/activities, Single room supplement, Tips (USD 5-10/day/person to guide; USD 5-10/day/person to driver).

Hotels for Reference

City

Economy Hotel

Comfortable Hotel

Dali

泰和居客栈(Taiheju Inn)/升辉大酒店(Shenghui Hotel)

兰林阁酒店(Landscape Hotel)/首驿精品客栈 (E-outfitting Boutique Hotel)

Lijiang

白沙别院(Baisha Holiday Resort)/丽江楼外楼酒店 (Louwailou Hotel)

丽江王府酒店(Wangfu Hotel)/丽江和玺酒店(Hexi Hotel)

Shangri-la

神曲酒店(Holy Melody Hotel)/香格里拉菩提心院客 栈(Bodhi Boutique Inn)

茂源酒店(Maoyuan Hotel)/ 古城国际酒店 (Shangri-La Old Town Hotel)

Transportation to Kunming Downtown:

Kunming Changshui International Airport – Kunming City Airport Express Lines:CNY

25/pax

1

Day 1

Kunming-Dali by Bullet Train

Meals: None
At 09:00 am, meet your tour guide & driver at Jinma Biji Archway(in Chinese: 金马碧 鸡坊)and then drive about 85km to the Stone Forest.
In the afternoon, drive back to Kunming and visit Birds and Flowers Market. Then stroll around the Green Lake.
In the evening, take a bullet train to Dali. Meet your local guide and driver, then transfer to hotel for overnight.

2

Day 2

Dali
Meals: breakfast
In the morning, explore Dali Old Town including the Foreigner Street, the Ancient City Wall of Dali and The Gate Tower. Then drive to visit Three Pagodas in Chongsheng Monastery.
In the afternoon, transfer to Xizhou Old Town. Walk around this old town to see Bai ethnic traditional archetecture. Taste local three-course tea in Xizhou.
Afterwards, drive to Haishe Park to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Erhai Lake. After that, drive to Zhoucheng Village. Pay a visit to local Tie-Dyeing workshop.
Transfer back to hotel.
3

Day 3

Dali – Lijiang

Meals: breakfast
In the morning, drive 3 hours to Lijiang. Upon arrival, visit Black Dragon Pool and Dongba Culture Museum. Then enjoy your free time in Lijiang Old Town.
At 5:00 pm, meet your guide again at Big Waterwheel spot(大水车) in Lijiang Old Town and transfer to hotel in Baisha Old Town.

4

Day 4

Lijiang
Meals: breakfast
In the morning at 09:00 am, visit Baisha Old Town and Baisha Murals. Afterwards, drive to visit Yuhu Village and Former Residence of Joseph Rock. In the afternoon, transfer to visit Shuhe Old Town.
5

Day 5

Lijiang – Tiger Leaping Gorge-Shangri-La
Meals: breakfast
In the morning, drive to Qiaotou Town. On the way, have a view of the First Bend of Yangtze River from afar and drive to Upper Tiger Leaping Gorge and stop for 5 minutes for photograph.
Then go on driving to Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge for hiking (about 3 hours). Hike from a place named “14km” to Tina’s Guesthouse.
In the afternoon at 3:30 pm, drive to Shangri-la. Upon arrival, stroll around Dukezong Ancient Town and walk up to the top of Guishan Hill to see the Grand Prayer Wheel and have a panoramic view of Shangri-La city.
Transfer to the hotel.
6

Day 6

Shangri-La
Meals: breakfast
Pick you up at the hotel. Then drive to visit Songzanlin Monastery and then pay a visit to a local Tibetan village and family around the monastery. In the afternoon, transfer to visit Napahai Lake.
In the late afternoon, drive back to Shangri-La downtown and drop you off to Moonshine Square(in Chinese: 月光广场). Tour ends.
Please note: Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road conditions, flight schedules and room availability.