Spend 10 days with us you will have an in-depth exploration of Yunnan, one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in China due to its charming scenery and unique ethnic culture.
Day 1 Kunming Arrival
Upon your arrival Kunming Airport ( flight number to be advised), our driver will pick you up by holding a board with your name, and transfer to your hotel for check in.
Day 2 Kunming day tour (Breakfast + Lunch)
Attractions: Green Lake, Stone Forest
At 08:30, picked up by our tour guide at hotel lobby, the first stop would be the Green Lake. It was established in the 20th century on the west side of the Wuhua Mountain and is sometimes described as a “Jade in Kunming”. After lunch, continue to visit Stone Forest, which is one of the world ‘s most stunning natural creations. The Stone Forest is made up of countless awesome natural rock formations that will truly boggle your mind. After finished, transfer back to your hotel.
Day 3 Kunming-Dali by high speed train (Breakfast + Lunch)
Attractions: Xizhou Ancient Town, Chongshengsi Three Pagodas, Dali Ancient Town, Erhai Lake
At around 06:00, our driver will pick you up from the hotel lobby and transfer to the railyway station for your high speed train to Dali ( D8660 / 08:02-09:57). Upon arrival, our local guide and driver will welcome you by holding a sign with your name. The first stop would be the Xizhou Ancient Town, you will explore many local culture there. After that, continue to visit Chongshengsi Three Pagodas. The Three Pagodas are arranged in a triangular pattern and the temple complex are back up to the Cangshan Mountains and face Erhai Lake. It is said that the pagodas were built to protect the people living in the area. After lunch, come to the Dali Ancient Town for further local culture and food exploration. Last, visit the highlights in Dali – Erhai Lake, take a boat cruise along the lake would be a must-see thing in Dali. After finished, transfer back to your hotel.
Day 4 Dali to Shaxi tour (Breakfast + Lunch)
Attractions: Shibao Mountain
At 08:30, picked up by our tour guide at hotel lobby, drive to Shaxi. Visit the famous Shibao Mountain, which is a Danxia landform mountain. The globular weathered granite formed picturesque peaks and rocks looks like bell, arrow, lions, elephants, which are very unique. There are scenic attractions one after another, such as Shizhongshan Grotto, Baoxiang Temple, Jinding Temple, Haiyunju Temple, Shizhong Reservoir etc. Transfer to check in in local hotel in the end.
Day 5 Shaxi to Lijiang tour (Breakfast + Lunch)
Attractions: Shaxi Ancient Town, Xingjiao Temple, Black Dragon Pool, Lijiang Old City
At 08:30, picked up by our tour guide at hotel lobby, the first stop would be the Shaxi Ancient Town. After that, continue to visit Shaxi Ancient Town for further sightseeing. Last, come to the Xingjiao Temple, built by the Bai people during the Ming Dynasty. It is the only Azhali Buddhism temple that exists in China today. Every Friday there is a big local market and many local people from mountain villages go there. After lunch, drive to Lijiang to visit the Black Dragon Pool,also known as the Dragon Fountain Temple (Longquanguan). In fact, there are many attractions in this area, and the Black Dragon Pool is only one of them. After that, continue to visit Lijiang Old City for further local culture exploration and sightseeing. After finished, transfer to check in in local hotel.
Day 6 Lijiang Classic Tour (Breakfast + Lunch)
Attractions: Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Baisha Ancient Town & Baisha Murals, Yufeng Temple, Suhe Ancient Town
At 08:30, picked up by our tour guide at hotel lobby, visit: Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Baisha Ancient Town & Baisha Murals , at the foot of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, is about 8km (4.9 miles) to the north of Lijiang Old Town. It is much quieter because it is not commercialized. Here, you can experience the Naxi people’s peaceful daily life. And you will see many old murals in the ancient buildings in the Baisha village. Yufeng Temple, at the southern foot of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, is one of the Scarlet Sect lamaseries of Lijiang. Suhe Ancient Town. After the tour finished, transfer back to your hotel.
Day 7 Lijiang to Shangri-La Tour (Breakfast + Lunch)
Attractions: Tiger Leaping Gorge, The First Bend of Yangtze River, Dukezong Ancient Town
At 08:30, meet your guide and driver at the hotel lobby. Visit:Tiger Leaping Gorge. Lying on the way to Shangri-La from Lijiang Old Town, Tiger Leaping Gorge is the longest, deepest, and narrowest gorge in the world. The First Bend of Yangtze River. The First Bend of the Yangstze River is located between Shasongbi Village in Shangri-la County and Shigu Town in Lijiang. It has an altitude of 1850 meters. The Yangtze River runs all the way down from Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau to Yunnan, going through the mountains and valleys, then make a sudden turn of over 100 degrees to northeast at Shasongbi Village, forming a “Ω” shape. People call this spectacle “the First Bend of Yangtze River”. Dukezong Ancient Town, a Tibetan town located in Shangri-La, offers sanctuary to all those seeking refuge from the busy city life. After the tour finished, transfer to Shangri-La and check in in local hotel.
Day 8 Tour to Shangri-La (Breakfast + Lunch)
Attractions: Songzanlin Monastery, Shudu Lake, local Tibetan family
A At 08:30, meet your guide and driver at the hotel lobby. Visit:t 08:30, meet your guide and driver at the hotel lobby. Visit: Songzanlin Monastery, which is is the largest Tibetan Buddhism monastery in Yunnan Province. Covering an area of 30 hectares, it looks like a mini Kumbum (Ta Er) Monastery. It is located on a mountain slope 5km from the county town of Shangri-La. Shudu Lake, one of the most beautiful natural lake in local area. Visit local Tibetan family to further experience the local people’s life. After the tour finished, transfer back to your hotel.
Day 9 Shangri-La – Kunming by flight (Breakfast + Lunch)
Attractions: Western Hills and Dragon Gate, local market
At 06:00, meet the driver at the hotel lobby, transfer to airport for your flight to Kunming ( reference flight:MU5932 / 09:00-10:05 ). Upon arrival, our local English speaking guide and driver will welcome you by holding a sign with your name. After an early lunch, visit the Western Hills and Dragon Gate. Nineteen kilometers from Kunming, the Western Hills form part of a string of beautiful mountains. These are best known for the evergreen woods that blank them and the sweet songs of graceful birds that fill the air. After finished the hiking, follow your guide to explore the local market for more relaxing sightseeing. Check in local hotel in the end.
Day 10 Kunming departure (Breakfast)
At confirmed time, our local driver will pick you up from the hotel lobby and transfer to airport for your flight back to Shanghai ( flight number to be advised )
All private transfers in air-conditioned car with licensed driver during the whole tour
Accompanying professional English speaking guide during the whole tour
First Gate entrance fee to the attractions mentioned itinerary
Daily Chinese style lunch as mentioned in itinerary
Government taxes and service charges
Kunming – Dali high speed train (second class seat)
Shangri-La to Kunming airfares (economic class)
1 bottle of mineral waters per person per day
9 nights accommodation in 4 / 5 star hotels with daily breakfast
Any optional golf car, bike ride, boat cruise inside the attractions
Tip for driver and guide and others
Any items NOT mentioned in itinerary
Flights from and to Shanghai
Please send your travel request via e-mail [email protected] to us. You are also welcome to call us at 0086-15129005119 from Mon to Sun 24 hours.
Our real trip advisors will have your booking confirmed no more than 1 working day. We even take last minute booking if time is pressing. When your booking is confirmed, you will get a confirmation email from us, which includes the confirmed detailed itinerary with prices.
A small amount of deposit will be charged in advance via paypal for tour booking (Deposit for tours excluding train/flight/hotel: USD50-USD100; Deposit for tours including train/flight: your travel consultant will advise according to group size and itinerary). The balance can be paid to our tour guide when you are on the tour, or the credit card balance payment via Paypal latest 3 days ahead of the tour date. Both RMB and hard currency are acceptable.
Our Tour guide
Over 15 years, we had built up a professional guide team. They are 100% guaranteed licensed guide. Apart from been knowledgeable, they are also friendly, fun, attentive, and flexible. Nothing is too difficult or troublesome for them, as they will always try their best to make a pleasant journey for you! You may get new friend after travelling in China!
Our Driver and Vehicle
Always makes you feel safe and comfortable is the main goal of our service. The vehicles we use are all air-conditioned and kept in good safety and sanitary condition. The drivers we use are all licensed driver with many years driving experience. More attentive, we offer you a free baby seatservice if you travel with your baby.
Inside Looking of Our Vehicle
Our Driver and Car
Food is a part of the important culture for Chinese people. China fits for all budgets. Hotels booked by us will include breakfast. Lunch is chosen at restaurant which is popular among locals, and with good environment. (All restaurants have Western styled Washroom available if this is what makes you feel headache about China) Dinner is mostly left for yourself, so you enjoy more freedom on your local food adventure or some familiar hometown food. If you are a Vegetarian, or Muslim , or allergy on any kind of food, you are suggested to inform this to your travel consultant, they will help arrange proper restaurant or food to meet your needs.