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Kunming - Dali - Lijiang - Shangri-La 8D

  • Mt Yulong in Lijiang
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  • Itinerary
  • Notes
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    Day 1.  Kunming Arrival

    Meal: None

    Upon arrival Kunming by bullet train/flight, our Chinese-speaking driver picks you up at Kunming station/airport. Transfer to hotel for overnight.


    Day 2. Kunming-Dali by Bullet Train

    Meal: breakfast

    At 08:30 am, meet your tour guide at the hotel 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.


    Day 3. Dali

    Meal: breakfast

    In the morning, explore Dali Old Town including the Foreigners’ 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. 


    Day 4. Dali - Lijiang 

    Meal: breakfast

    In the morning, drive 3 hours to Lijiang. Upon arrival, visit Black Dragon Pool and Dongba Culture Musuem. 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. 


    Day 5.  Lijiang 

    Meal: 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. 


    Day 6.  Lijiang – Tiger Leaping Gorge-Shangri-La

    Meal: 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.


    Day 7.  Shangri-La

    Meal: breakfast

    Pick you up at the hotel. Then drive to visit Songzanlin Monastery and then pay a visit to a local Tibetan village—Xiaojiezi Village and family around the monastery. In the afternoon, transfer to visit Napahai Lake.

    In the late afternoon, drive back to Shangri-La downtown.

    Please note: Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road conditions, flight schedules and room availability.


    Day 8. Departure from Shangri-La

    Meal: breakfast

    Transfer you to Shangri-La airport where you will fly to your next destination, where the wonderful tour concludes.



    China Visa required

    Passport information required

    1.Seven nights comfortable 4-star hotel with breakfast;

    2.Sharing-vehicle with air conditioners;

    3.Excellent English-speaking guide;

    4.Entrance tickets mentioned in the itinerary;

    5.Bullet train ticket from Kunming to Dali (2nd-class ticket);

    6.Two bottles of water each day each person. 

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