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 Xiaojiezi Tibetan Village.
Visit the landmark temple and monastery of Dali and Shangri-la: Chongsheng Temple and Songzanlin Monastery.
Experience bullet train from Kunming to Dali.
Kunming – Dali – Lijiang – Tiger Leaping Gorge – Shangri-La
Day 1 Kunming Arrival
Our Chinese-speaking driver picks you up at Kunming airport. Transfer to hotel for overnight.
the bird and flower market is the place you can explore by yourself if you arrive early. The Dianchi lake a freshwater fault lake at 1,886.5 m (6,189 ft) above sea level. The lake covers 298 km2 (115 sq mi). It is 39 km (24 mi) long from north to south, and the average depth is 4.4 m (14 ft). It is the eighth largest lake in China and the largest in Yunnan Province.
Day 2 Kunming–Dali by Bullet Train
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.
We shall take a bullet train to Dali. Meet your local guide and driver, then transfer to hotel for overnight.
Day 3 Dali
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
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
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
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).
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
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 and drop you off to Moonshine Square(in Chinese: 月光广场).
Please note: Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road conditions, flight schedules and room availability.
- Six nights accommodation with breakfast;
- Sharing-vehicle with air conditioners;
- Excellent English-speaking guide;
- Entrance tickets mentioned in the itinerary;
- Bullet train ticket from Kunming to Dali (2nd-class ticket);
- Two bottles of water each day each person.
- Lunches and dinners;
- International train tickets/flight tickets;
- Personal travel accident insurance;
- Any optional programs/activities;
- Chinese visa fees;
- Personal consumption;
- Any picking-up and dropping of service between hotel and airport;
- Single room supplement;
- Tips (USD 5-10/day/personto guide; USD 5-10/day/person to driver).
- Kunming / Shangri-La extra night hotel;
- local train / flight tickets