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Yunnan will never fail to offer you endless and amazing destinations within its area. Besides Kunming, Dali and Lijiang, Shangri-La should be the next surprise waiting for you. Shangri-La, the Lost Horizon portrayed by Mr. James Hilton, if you have already read it and wanted to find it, you should take this trip to see how people there live stresslessly and in moderation. You might find a peace of mind in the harmonious wonderland of Shangri-La with snow-capped mountains, lakes, trees and water. It is the trip of life, where the souls be purified.

Tour Overview -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Day Destination Highlights
01 Arrive in Kunming Be transferred to the hotel
02 Kunming Stone Forest
03 Kunming Dali Flight to Dali, Dali Ancient Town, Three Pagodas
04 Dali Erhai Cruise, Xizhou Bai's House
05 Dali Lijiang Coach to Lijiang, Lijiang Ancient Town
06 Lijiang Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Yufeng Temple, Baisha Mural
07 Lijiang  Tiger Leaping Gorge  Shangri-La Coach to Tiger Leaping Gorge and sightseeing, Coach to Shangri-La
08 Shangri-La Songzanlin Lamasery, Potatse National Park
09 Shangri-La Kunming Flight to Kunming, Golden Temple, Grand View Tower, Flower and Bird Market
10 Depart from Kunming Be transferred to the airport


Full price of this tour (per person in US$): -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Group Size Using Economy Hotel
Using Comfortable Hotel
Using Deluxe Hotel
1 person    2765    2952    3575
2-5 persons  1774  2124  1865  2308  2176  2932
6-9 persons  1428  1778  1519 1962  1830  2586
10 persons & above   1212  1512  1289  1672  1619   2330

Note: The above price is flat quarter price. In May, Sept., Oct. and Chinese statutory holidays, on the basis of the above prices go up about 10%. In Jan., Feb., Mar., Dec., on the basis of the above price to fall by about 10%.


DAY1Arrive in Kunming

Arrive in Kunming, the start of this tour. Be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for a good rest.
Meals: No meals
Accommodation: In Kunming


Depart from your hotel in the morning, you will take a visit to the Stone Forest (2 hours) - famous as the typical karst landform and known as the First Wonder of the World. After lunch in the scenic area (about 1 hour), drive back to the your hotel in Kunming and free of the rest day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Kunming

Optional Night Activities: Bridge-crossing Noodle (generally 1 hour) 


             Yunnan                          The stone forest             Bridge-crossing Noodle



DAY3Kunming - Dali

In the morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for a 40-50min flight to Dali, the ancient political, economic and cultural center of Yunnan area. Upon arrival, your tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help your to check your hotel in Dali. After lunch, you can have a visit to Dali Ancient Town (1 hour) - which is featured by the unique traditional Bai ethnic folk houses. Continue to visit Three Pagodas (1.5 hours) - the symbol of the history of Dali. After that, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Dali


                        Dali                                Dali Ancient Town                           Three Pagodas


Today, after breakfast, you will first be transferred to the pier and take an Erhai Cruise (3 hours) - ranked the second in Yunnan Province and the seventh freshwater lake in China by area and water storage. for relaxing. In the afternoon, then visit Xizhou Bai's Houses (30min) - not only the birthplace of Bai minority people but also a famous hometown to overseas Chinese in Yunnan. After that, drive back to the your hotel and free of the rest day.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Dali


               Erhai Cruise                       Xizhou Bai's Houses                          Erhai Cruise

DAY5Dali - Lijiang

Today will be a little tired because we need to spend about 3.5 - 4 hours driving from Dali to Lijiang, an exceptional ancient town set in a dramatic landscape which represents the harmonious fusion of different cultural traditions to produce an urban landscape of outstanding quality. Your Lijiang tour guide will wait for you and help you to check in the hotel. And then, take a short visit in Lijiang Ancient Town (1 - 2 hours) - walk down the cobblestone streets over 700 years and see the Naxi way of life which changed little over time. After that, drive back to the your hotel and free of the rest day.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Lijiang

Optional Night Activities: Naxi Ancient Music (in Lijiang Ancient Town, 19:30 - 21:00)


                 Lijiang                             Lijiang Ancient Town                     Naxi Ancient Music      



In the morning drive about half an hour to visit Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (3.5 hours) - a treasure of wild plants and rare animals, are like a silver dragon lying in the clouds. After lunch, visit Yufeng Temple (30min) - a distinctive and conjunct architecture style of Han Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Taoism and the local Naxi Dongba Religion. After that, go to see the Baisha Mural (30 min) - the cradle of the Naxi culture and ancient capital of the Naxi Kingdom. After this tour, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest day.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Lijiang


  Jade Dragon Snow Mountain                Yufeng Temple                               Baisha Mural 

DAY7Lijiang - Tiger Leaping Gorge - Shangri-La

In the morning, we will firstly take 1.5 hours driving from Lijiang to the Tiger Leaping Gorge. On the way, you will have a short stop of the First Bend of the Yangtze River for taking some photos. After that continue to drive, your Shangri-La tour guide will wait for you at the Qiaotou Village and accompany with you to have a visit to Tiger Leaping Gorge (3 hours) - one of the finest treks through some of the most naturally beautiful and diverse landscapes China. After this trip, continue another 1.5 hours driving to Shangri-La, a place with stunning scenery, the azure sky and the hospitality of unsophisticated people. When arrival, have a rest of this day.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shangri-la


     Tiger Leaping Gorge           First Bend of the Yangtze River              Shangri-La


Today, begin your exciting tour with a visit to Songzanlin Lamasery (2 hours), the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Yunnan, then visit Potatso National Park (4 hours) - the first national park in mainland China offers a closer distance for travelers to experience the natural environment. After this trip, drive back to your hotel and have rest of this day.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: In Shangri-la    


               Shangri-La                         Songzanlin Lamasery                 Potatso National Park



DAY9Shangri-La - Kunming

In the morning after breakfast, take an hour flight from Shangri-La back to Kunming. On arrival, you tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to check in the hotel. After lunch, take a visit to Golden Temple (40 min) - also know as Jindian Park is famous for the representative Taihe Temple which is a Taoist temple. Continue to have a visit to Grand View Tower (1 hour) - also called Daguan Park which sits on the shore of Dianchi Lake. And then, you can have a leisure walking in the Flower and Bird Market (1 hour) - the local market in Kunming fo you to see more about the daily life scenes of this city. After that, drive you back to your hotel and have a rest of this day.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Kunming                                                                   

                Golden Temple                         Grand View Tower


                                             Flower and Bird Market

DAY10Depart from Kunming

Bid a fond farewell to Yunnan and be transferred to the airport for the flight to your next stop.
Meals: Breakfast

Service Ends


1.If you have determined the date of departure, we will give you more favorable prices.
2.Visiting time, transporting time, and duration of shows and meals in the itinerary are suggested and will be subject to change,
depending on particular situations.
3.Specific Requests: requirements of adjacent or connecting rooms, bedding requests, smoking or non-smoking rooms and special dietary should inform us in advance.


Price Inclusion

1.Vehicle: Be transferred by private vehicle in the itinerary.
2.Flights Tickets: Domestic flights of economic class in the itinerary.
3.Train Tickets: Domestic train tickets in the itinerary.
4.Accommodation: Two adults sharing one standard twin-bed room listed in the itinerary. *Solo travelers or those who want to occupy one twin-bed room/cabin of their own, single supplement rate (Sole Occupancy in above price table) is needed.
5.Driver & Guide: Licensed driver and English-speaking guide.
6.Entrance fee: All entrance fees to scenic spots as shown in the itinerary.
7.Dining: Meals as specified in the itinerary.
8.Taxes: Airport taxes and fuel fees, Government taxes, etc.
9.Travel insurance.

Price Exclusion

1. Round way International airfare or train tickets.
2. Visa fee.
3. Tips for guides, escort, drivers, bellmen, etc.
4. Personal expenses such as excess luggage fees, laundry, postage, communications and beverages.
5. Optional scenic spots, meals and shows in the itinerary.
6. Any other changes caused by force majeure incidents or accidents beyond the control of China-special Travel.
7. Any items not specified in the plan.

Please send your plans and requests to us, we will design a suitable trip according to your needs to make your exploration for Chinese cities, culture, history and attractions more easy, simple and safe.
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