Shangri-La is located in Diqing State of Yunnan province, which is adjacent to Tibet in its north and Sichuan Ganzi Tibetan area in east, it also bordering to the Ni and Lisu minorities. As a consequence, the culture here is in an integrated condition. This tour will lead you to unearth the mystery of the poetic city, and visit those religious base.
Songzanlin Temple, Nixi Pottery Village, Potatso National Park, Old Town of Dukezong
Hotel + Private tour guide + Driver + Vehicle + Entrance fee + Lunch
The guide will greet you at the airport holding a welcome sign with your name. Boarding a private, air-conditioned car and then you will be transferred directly to your hotel to check in. If you arrive early, the guide will accompany you to explore the city, also you can freely enjoy the day on your own.
Day 2 Shangri-La (B+L)
After breakfast, meet your guide at hotel lobby and then move to Songzanlin Temple. It is a large Tibetan Buddhist temple in Yunnan, quite similar to the Potala Palace in Lhasa looking from afar. The temple also collects lots of religious artifacts and precious cultural relics.
In the afternoon, you will head to Nixi Pottery Village to explore the folk culture of pottery making. With the explication from your guide and trying it on your own, you will grab the essence of this hand-made skill handed down for thousands years. After the whole day tour, you will be sent back to your hotel.
Day 3 Shangri-La (B+L)
Today’s tour begins with Potatso National Park, which is seen as a natural botanical garden. The climate in the park is wet and pleasant, thus you can often see it wreathed in mist, or shrouded in the sea of clouds. The Mirror-like alpine lakes, meadows with beautiful water and grass, wetlands with blooming flowers, primeval forest frequented by birds and beasts, all make this place totally a paradise.
After lunch, you will proceed to Old Town of Dukezong that was built in the Tang dynasty. Dukezong is a Tibetan pronunciation meaning “moonlight city” and “castle built on stone”. The layout of the town is like eight petals of lotus, and the center is the moonlight square. Turning the huge prayer tube, you can feel the Tibetan piety in the sound of chanting.
Day 4 Shangri-La departure (B)
You will check out the hotel today, and then visit the last station of this tour – Baiji Temple. Nestled on a hilltop in Old Town of Dukezong, it provides visitors with the best bird’s eye view of the town and its surroundings. Afterwards, the guide will see you off at the airport for your departure. Our service ends here.
Our expert consultant will have your booking confirmed in 12 hours. We accept the last-minute booking for most of time even if time is pressing. After your booking is confirmed, we will send you a confirmation email which includes the agreed 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-USD200; deposit for tours including train/flight: your travel consultant will advise according to group size and itinerary). Balance is acceptable via PayPal at least 3 days ahead of the tour or with cash paid to the tour guide on the tour. 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!
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.
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.
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.
Food is an important part of Chinese culture. China fits for all budgets. Hotels booked by us include breakfasts. Lunches are arranged at restaurants which are popular among the real locals with good environment (You might be a little worried about using washrooms in China, please rest assured that all restaurants have western style washroom). Dinners are mostly left for yourself to allow you more freedom on your own discovery to local food or having some familiar hometown food.
If you are vegetarian, Muslim, or allergic to any kind of food, please feel free to tell your travel consultant in advance. We will help arrange proper restaurant or food to meet your needs.