10 days Kunming – Dali – Lijiang – Shangri-la Private Tour

Spend 10 days with us you will have an in-depth exploration of Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, and Shangri-la to see the colorful scenery and ethnic cultures of Yunnan, one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in China due to its charming scenery and unique ethnic culture.

  • Green Lake, Stone Forest, Xizhou Ancient Town, Chongshengsi Three Pagodas, Dali Ancient Town, Erhai Lake, Shibao Mountain, Shaxi Ancient Town, Xingjiao Temple, Black Dragon Pool, Lijiang Old City, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Baisha Ancient Town  & Baisha Murals, Yufeng Temple, Suhe Ancient Town, Tiger Leaping Gorge, The First Bend of Yangtze River, Dukezong  Ancient Town, Songzanlin Monastery, Shudu Lake, local Tibetan family, Western Hills and Dragon Gate, local market
  • Private tour guide + Driver + Vehicle + Entrance fee + Lunch + Hotel with breakfast + Flight ticket + Train ticket
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10 days Kunming – Dali – Lijiang – Shangri-la Private Tour
 
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  1. Upon your arrival at 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.

    Accommodation: Kunming

  2. AM: 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”.

    Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.

    PM: 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.

    Accommodation: Kunming

    Kunming Stone Forest

  3. AM: 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 or similar train). 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.

    Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.

    PM: 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 to your hotel.

    Accommodation: Dali

    Erhai Lake

  4. AM: 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.

    Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.

    PM: Transfer to check in in local hotel in the end.

    Accommodation: Shaxi

    Shibao Mountain

  5. AM: At 08:30, picked up by our tour guide at hotel lobby, the first stop would be the Shaxi Ancient Town. Then, 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.

    Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.

    PM: 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.

    Accommodation: Lijiang

    Shaxi Ancient Town

  6. AM: At 08:30, picked up by our tour guide at hotel lobby, you will visit Jade Dragon Snow MountainBaisha 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.

    Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.

    PM: Pay a visit to Yufeng Temple at the southern foot of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, is one of the Scarlet Sect lamaseries of Lijiang. The last stop is Suhe Ancient Town where you will see the pretty old Chinese style architecture complex and enjoy some free time. After the tour finished, transfer back to your hotel.

    Accommodation: Lijiang

    Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

  7. AM: At 08:30, meet your guide and driver at the hotel lobby and transfer to 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. Then head to 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”.

    Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.

    PM: Transfer to visit 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.

    Accommodation: Shangri-La

    Tiger Leaping Gorge

  8. AM: At 08:30, meet your guide and driver at the hotel lobby and transfer to 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.

    Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.

    PM: 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.

    Accommodation: Shangri-La

    Songzanlin Monastery

  9. AM: 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.

    Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.

    PM: 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 bird and flower market for more relaxing sightseeing. Check in local hotel in the end.

    Accommodation: Kunming

  10. At confirmed time, our local driver will pick you up from the hotel lobby and transfer to airport for departure.

Tour Price Per Person ($=USD)

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Price includes

  • 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

Price excludes

  • Any optional golf car, bike ride, boat cruise inside the attractions
  • Tip for driver and guide and others
  • Any dinner
  • Any items NOT mentioned in itinerary
  • Flights from and to Shanghai

    Booking Method

    • Step 1: You can directly book online or please feel free to share your tour plans or thoughts at [email protected] , our travel consultant will contact you within 12 hours.
    • Step 2: A small amount deposit will be required to book a tour. After deposit received, a detailed service voucher will be sent to you to confirm the booking.
    • Step 3: Balance due will be required 7-15 days ahead of your travel date.

    If you have any further question, please feel free to contact us!
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    Our Tour Guide

    The core of our service is excellent travel guides. Over 20 years, we have built up a considerable professional guide team that is knowledgeable, attentive and flexible. The most experienced and reliable guides will be arranged for your unique China tour. Our passionate guide team is full of contagious enthusiasm and keen interest to share culture and history in a pleasant manner. We are always glad at your service to lead you to explore a real China and experience authentic local life in China.

    Our Driver and Vehicle

    The first mission of our service is to ensure you feel safe and comfortable during your travel. The vehicles we use are air-conditioned, clean and well-maintained. Our drivers are all licensed drivers with many years of driving experience. Moreover, we offer free baby seats for families with little kids.

    Meals

    Food is a very important part of Chinese culture. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to taste the real local Chinese food!

    Buffet breakfast will be included in the hotel if you would like accommodation to be arranged by us. Having lunch at local restaurants close and convenient to the attractions you will visit, you would enjoy the local dishes in each city. Chinese style, Vegetarian or Muslim meals are all available. If you have any other diet requirements or allergies, please feel free to let us know, we will try our best to organize it.

    For daily dinner, you are suggested to have it on your own when you are exploring each city in your own time, this way would be more flexible for you to choose food as per your interest and preference.

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