8 Days Yunnan Province:kunming, Dali, Lijiang,shangri-la Tour (5-star Hotel)

8 Days Yunnan Province:Kunming, Dali, Lijiang,Shangri-La Tour (5-star hotel)

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Itinerary

Day 1: Kunming Arrival

Stop At: Kunming, Kunming, Yunnan
After your flight lands at the airport, your tour guide will wait for you with a welcoming smile at the arrival hall. Transfer to your hotel by a private car and driver. The rest of the day is for you to acclimatize and explore the city, or relax and recoup ready for the tour tomorrow.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at Green Lake Hotel ,a 5-star hotel.

Day 2: The Stone Forest- Bullet Train to Dali(2 hours)(B,L)

Stop At: Shilin County, Shilin County, Yunnan
After a 1.5 hours drive, visit a fantastic natural phenomenon located 90 kilometers southeast of Kunming — the Stone Forest. The various shapes of limestone were formed due to millions of years' movement of the Earth. The Stone Forest area is the home of the Naxi people, and their folk customs have become a spectacular scene. The colorful embroidery and minority dances combined with the natural scenery will surely leave you with a lasting impression. Enjoy a local lunch in a quaint courtyard with the Stone Forest Park in the background.
In the afternoon, take the bullet train(2 hours) to Dali, your guide and driver will meet you at the train station and escort you to hotel.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight at Gurong Hotel or same level,a 5-star hotel.

Day 3: Bai minority people in Xizhou Village-lakeshore of Erhai-The Three Pagodas-Dali Ancient Town(B,L)

Stop At: Dali Ancient, Dali 671000 China
You will be transferred to your morning flight to arrive in Dali within one hour. Upon arrival, your Dali guide will be waiting to start a colorful day with you. First, visit the houses of the Bai minority people in Xizhou Village. You will see typical Bai traditions and dresses. Some buildings are old and have typical ancient architectures, and are the ‘real local’ houses. Then hop in a horse-drawn carriage to enjoy a relaxing tour along the lakeshore of Erhai, which is blessed with a mild climate and stunning scenery. Have lunch at a popular local restaurant.

Located at the foot of the Cangshan Mountains is Dali Ancient Town, where clear springs flow and local minority people live. In a quiet corner of the town, you will also find a Chinese-style Catholic church that was built in 1927. Stay overnight in the ancient town and relax.
The Three Pagodas between the Cangshan Mountain and Er'hai Lake are considered the landmark of Dali. Towering aloft in a triangle shape, the Three Pagodas were built more than 1,000 years ago. It's recommended if you have extra time or interested in landmark photography.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight at Gurong Hotel or same level,a 5-star hotel.

Day 4: Dali to Lijiang Van Transfer(3 hours) -Black Dragon Pool Park- Lijiang Ancient Town Tour(B,L)

Stop At: Lijiang, Lijiang, Yunnan
Your personal guide and driver will transfer you directly from Dali to Lijiang. Enjoy lunch and start the tour in Lijiang. Lijiang Ancient Town is the best-preserved minority ancient city. Most of the people living there belong to the Naxi minority, some of whom still make a living by making handicrafts of silver, leather, textiles, and some local snacks. Enjoy the quaint city scenery and see plenty of handicrafts in a distinctive style only found in this area of China. You can climb up to Lion Hill to have a bird’s-eye view of the whole town.
Then pay a visit to the Black Dragon Pool Park, where the view of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is one of the most famous postcard-perfect sceneries in southwest China. Stay overnight in Lijiang Ancient Town.
Stay overnight in Shuhe Ancient Town: 20-minutes away from Lijiang by car, Shuhe ancient town is less touristic and quieter.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight at InterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort or same level,a 5-star hotel.

Day 5: Jade Dragon Snow Mountain - Baisha Murals at Baisha Village.(B,L)

Stop At: Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain, Yulong Naxi Autonomous County, Yulong County 674100 China
Welcome to the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, the holy mountain of the Naxi people. Use the cable car and find yourself in a real paradise as you overlook stunning and variant natural beauty, including spruces, meadows, pines, and clouds.

On your way back to Lijiang, enjoy lunch and see the mysterious Baisha Murals at Baisha Village. Painted over 1,000 years ago, the murals display the life stories of China’s main religions, including Confucianism, Taoism, and Tibetan Buddhism. Have a relaxing walking int he Baisha Village and get to know about the local life and culture.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight at InterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort or same level ,a 5-star hotel.

Day 6: Tiger Leaping Gorge Tour and Lijiang Departure (B,L)

Stop At: Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia), 100 km NW of Lijiang Hutiaoxia Town, Shangri-La County 674402 China
Your guide and driver will escort you from Lijiang to Shangri-La. Along the way, visit one of the world’s deepest and most marvelous gorges — Tiger Leaping Gorge. The dashing water from the magnificent Jinsha River flows into the narrow valley with a stone in the center. There is an ancient saying that the gorge is so narrow that a tiger was able to leap over to the other side of the river, hence the name.
After lunch, continue the 2-hour drive to Shangri-La. Have a good rest in hotel to adapt the high altitude of 3200 meters.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight at Songtsam Shangri-La Hotel,a 5-star hotel.

Day 7: Songzanlin Lamasery - Pudacuo National Park (B,L)

Stop At: Songzanlin Temple Buried Treasure Exhibition Hall, Niwang Rd, Xianggelila Shi, Diqing Zangzuzizhizhou, Yunnan Sheng, China
Immerse yourself in the breathtaking natural beauty and holy religious atmosphere of the unspoiled Shangri-La. Visit the largest Tibetan Buddhist Lamasery in Yunnan Province — Songzanlin Lamasery— which was built in the style of Potala Palace in Lhasa and represents the Tibetan culture, housing Buddhist statues and many precious cultural treasures. Visit a Tibetan family to enjoy an authentic local meal for lunch.

Pudacuo National Park retains a well-preserved ecosystem within the virgin forests. The must-see scenery in this park includes Lake Bita and Lake Shudu. ‘Bita’ means ‘a place with a dense oak forest’ in the Tibetan language and ‘Bitahai’ means ‘a quiet lake’. The Bitahai Lake is surrounded by mountains covered with ancient pines, oaks, and rhododendrons, and appears like an emerald in the heart of the mountains. Shudu Lake is surrounded by a forest of fir, spruce, and silver birch, and is home to lots of wild animals, such as squirrels, golden cats, and pheasants. Stay overnight in Shangri-La.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight at Songtsam Shangri-La Hotel,a 5-star hotel.

Day 8: Shangri-La Departure

Stop At: Shangri-La County, Shangri-La County, Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan
As your journey concludes, your tour guide, driver, and car will meet you at your hotel and transfer you to the airport. They will assist you with your luggage and check-in, and accompany you until the security checkpoint to wave goodbye.

Good to know:
Apart from Kunming, you can fly from Shangri-La to Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Chongqing, and Lhasa.
Duration: 5 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

$2,362.01 Per Person