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Tour Code: RC-YN001

Dreamland of Shangri-la Tour

Destinations: Kunming,Dali,Lijiang,Zhongdian

Duration: 8 Days

Difficulties Index:  1 of 5

Overview: The trip takes you to the old and unsophisticated villages and the dreamland of Shangri-la from the modern capital city of Yunnan-Kunming that is famous for the mild climate all year round.

From the trip, you will have an idea about the customs of Han people, Bai people, Naxi people and Tibetans with the background of plateau jokul, meadows, lakes and onrushing rivers. Besides the World Heritage-Old Lijiang Town, the deepest canyon in the world-Tiger Leaping Gorge and well-known Shangri-la (whose former name is Zhongdian), there are many other sparkly places arranged in the trip. It is believed that this trip will be an unforgettable experience in your life.

The Dreamland of Shangri-la Tour is an in-depth exploration of stunning Yunnan Province and the ideal addition for those wanting to immerse themselves in the local culture and surroundings. Yunnan is a step back in time with medieval villages of stone houses, arched bridges and classic Chinese temples and pavilions set among snow capped mountains and terraced rice fields. Yunnan is one of China's most ethnically diverse regions and we explore the fascinating Naxi, Bai and Tibetan cultures and sample the excellent local cuisine.

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kunming

Our friendly staff and the Guide will meet you at the Kunming airport. Transfer to the Hotel. And if time permits, visit the Symbol of Kunming--Golden Horse & Jade Phenix Archway, and the Dongsi, Xisi pagoda.

* Meals: -/-/D
* Overnight at Kunming 4-star Hotel

Day 2: Kunming-Stone Forest

We will drive 86 km to the Stone Forest. There is a local saying: 'It is a waste of time not to visit the Stone Forest while visiting Kunming', which vividly expresses the deep love of the local people toward this world wonder. The quintessential karst landscape makes every tourist lost in wonder. There, we will visit a local village where Sani people inhabit.

* Meals: B/L/D
* Overnight at Kunming 4-star Hotel

Day 3: Kunming-Dali

We'll take a morning flight to Dali. We'll travel in the Erhai Lake by boat and visit Jinsuo Island. After landing, we will head for Xizhou Town to fully appreciate Bai-style architecture, taste their fragrant three-course tea and explore their distinctive culture. And then, we will visit the Three Pagodas in Chongshen Temple, which is a typical historical symbol of Yunnan. At last, we will visit the Ancient Town of Dali, which is located at the foot of Cangshan Mountain.

* Meals: B/L/D
* Overnight at Dali 4-star Hotel

Day 4: Dali-Lijiang

In the morning, driving to Lijiang ('Beautiful River', a name given by Kublai Khan in 1254). We'll head to the scenic Black Dragon Pool to explore the rich Naxi minority culture. And then, we'll visit the Wangu Pavilion where we can enjoy a bird's eye view of the Old Lijiang Town. After dinner, we will attend the concert of the ancient Naxi music in the evening.

* Meals: B/L/D
* Overnight at Lijiang 4-star Hotel

Day 5: Lijiang

We'll visit Ganhaizi Meadow, Baishui River; visit the Maoniu Meadow (Yak Meadow) in the Yulong Snow Mountain by chairlift. In the afternoon, we'll stroll through Baisha Village, which is an enchanting traditional Yunnan village, and we'll drive to visit Yufeng Lamasery. And then, we'll visit the Former Residence of Joseph Rock, famous botanist and expert on Naxi culture. At last, we'll head for Huangshan Village where traditional Naxi people inhabit and we'll take our dinner of local flavor at a Naxi home there.

* Meals: B/L/D
* Overnight at Lijiang 4-star Hotel

Day 6: Lijiang-Zhongdian

From Lijiang, we'll travel north by road into the mountains stopping at the First Bend of the Yangtze River. We will visit the Tiger Leaping Gorge, one of the deepest gorges in the world. Towards evening we'll take yak butter tea and participate in Tibetan dances at a home of a local Tibetan family.

* Meals: B/L/D
* Overnight at Zhongdian 4-star Hotel

Day 7: Zhongdian

Pay a visit to Pudacuo National Park and Songzhanlin monastery, a famous monastery that is entitled as "The Minor Potala Palace". And then, we'll visit the Old Town of Zhongdian and the Guishan Park.

* Meals: B/L/D
* Overnight at Zhongdian 4-star Hotel

Day 8: Zhongdian-Kunming

We'll take a morning flight to return to Kunming. After arrival, we'll spend some time exploring the bustling Flower and Bird Market before our farewell. Our journey will conclude with our airport transfer.
*Meals: B/-/-

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Our quotation including the followings:

1. Overnight at 4-star hotels. Standard rooms (twin bed).
2.Transportation: Tour Mini bus.
3.The tickets of the main gate for all the scenic spots. And also the renovation fee for the old town Lijiang.
4.Service provided by English-Speaking guide. (Local tour guide).
5. Air tickets From Kunming to Lijiang & From Zhongdian to Kunming.
6.The airport construction fee, Fuel Fee.
7. Tour insurance.

The following would not be included:

1. The international air ticket of arrival and departure.
2. Excess baggage, tips to the guide and driver, and other personal expenses.
3. Aviation insurance.

Comments:

Meals included as listed: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D= Dinner.




Experts with the World Tourism Organization (WTO) have said that Yunnan Province is poised to become one of Asia's most sought-after travel destinations as well in the next 20 years.

Home to 25 ethnic groups, Yunnan is mysterious and appealing to European and American tourists who are amazed at the ethnic culture and various customs here.