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9 Day Yunnan Tour to Kunming Dali Lijiang Shangri-la

  • Tour Code:PT-248S
  • Destination:Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-la
  • Price:from only $1229
• Best price
• No hidden charges
• Depart everyday
• Private English-speaking guide
• Private vehicle
• Hand picked 4 star hotels


Day 1 Kunming Arrival

Kunming arrival, greeted by our driver and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day is on your own account to relax in the so-called Spring City.

Hotel: 4 star Kunming Long Way Hotel or similar

Day 2 Kunming

Pick up from your hotel at 09:00am and take 1 hr driver to Stone Forest, which is the top attraction in Kunming.
The stone Forest is Located at the suburb of Kunming, over 80 km.away, southeast to Kunming. It’s a marvelous spectacle, national famous scenic spot, together with the Imperial Palace of Beijing, Terror Cotta Warriors and Horses in Xian, mountains and rivers in Guilin, are called Chinese Four Greatest scenic spots.
A la carte lunch. After that, we will drive back to Kunming.
On the way back, we will participate in a traditional tea ceremony, enjoy one of the most famous tea in China - Pu'er tea, and learn about the interesting culture of south silk road.
Drop off at your hotel in the late afternoon. 

Meals: Hotel Western Breakfast + A la carte lunch

Day 3 Kunming Dali by air

Transfer to airport and take 35min morning flight to Dali.
Upon arrival, proceed to Xizhou Bai minority's village for Bai's old residential house and a cruise on Erhai Lake to see how locals catching fish with osprey.
After lunch, visit the Three Pagodas and the Dali Ancient Town with a history of 1,300 years, which is the home to Bai minority. The town, whose format is like a chess board with four gates guarding in the directions of east, south, west and north stands between Cangshan Mountains and Erhai Lake, a natural configuration that seems specially designed for a good bountiful life.

Meals: Hotel Western Breakfast + Chinese Lunch at local restaurant
Hotel: 4 star Landscape Hotel

Day 4 Dali Lijiang by road

Pick up from hotel and take 4 hrs drive to Lijiang which is one of China's cities of historic and cultural significance. On the way, visit Xinhua Village, a typical ethnic Bai village and is well-known for its beautifully natural environment, and the unique handicrafts.
Check in hotel first after arrival. Visit the Dayan Old Town. The old architectures and pathways here were rebuilt along the original style after an earthquake in 1996. The Square Street which is located at the heart of the Old Town offers a variety of handicrafts, from homemade griddlecakes to handpicked tea from Yunnan.

Meals: Hotel Western Breakfast + Chinese Lunch at local restaurant
Hotel: 4 star Lijiang Old Town Hotel

Day 5 Lijiang

Morning tour features the Baisha Fresco and the Rock Joseph's Former Residence. Then visit the Shuhe Old Town.
The whole afternoon will be free for you to stroll along the old town. The small bridges, running streams, cobbled streets, traditional fashion shops and some hand-made artwork stores make this small town a paradise for people who want to escape from the bustling cities.

Meals:Hotel Western Breakfast + Chinese Lunch at local restaurant

Day 6 Lijiang Shangri-La by road

Drive 200 KM northern to Shangri-la, 4.5 hours.
Stop on the way for a dramatic view of the Yangzi's near-180-degree turn. Then is the Tiger Leaping Gorge. The Jade Dragon Snow Mountains and the Haba Snow Mountains lean close to each other and a large volume of torrent moving between them cutting deeper and deeper into the bottom of the gorge.
Upon arrival, drive to the ancient town of Shangri-la with rest of the day at leisure for your own exploration.

Meals: Hotel Western Breakfast + Chinese Lunch
Hotel: 4 star Shangri-la Shiner Hotel or similar

Day 7 Shangri-La

Visit Geden Songzanglin Monastery, the one with 700 monks and one living Buddha, founded in the 17th century during the reign of the Fifth Dalai Lama and is nicknamed by local the Lesser Potala Palace.
Half day tour to Pudacuo National Park with virgin forests of spruce, pine and meadow dotted with wild flowers and tranquil lakes.
After back to the town, visit a Tibetan family.

Meals: Hotel Western Breakfast + Chinese Lunch

Day 8 Shangri-La Kunming by air

You will take a morning flight to Kunming. On arrival, greeted by our guide and visit the Golden Temple. Located on the Mingfeng Hill, the temple is a well-known Taoist temple of Yunnan.
Then you will go to the Daguan Park, one of the ten most famous pavilions in China. Another highlight in this park is the 'Longest Couplets in the world', which consists of 180 Chinese characters.
The last stop today is the Flowers and Birds Market, which is a comprehensive public spot for leisure. Strolling on this market street, you can find shops and stalls of all sorts; especially those specializing in flowers, birds and fish.
Then drive to see a Chinese tea cooking ceremony and taste Yunnan's world famous Pu'er Tea.

Meals: Hotel Western Breakfast + A la carte Lunch
Hotel: 4 star Kunming Long Way Hotel or similar

Day 9 Depart Kunming

Check out hotel before 12:00pm and explore Kunming on your own. Pick up from hotel lobby and transfer to airport/railway station for next destination. End of service.

Meal: Hotel Western Breakfast


Group Size Validity Price Per Person
2-3 travelersYear Round
4-5 travelersYear Round
6-9 travelersYear Round
10 travelers & moreYear Round
Single Room SupplementYear Round


• For China tour quotation, booking and cancellation policy, please read Terms & Conditions.
• Prices are shown in USD per person, based on minimum 2 persons.
• Booking for 3rd person is based on triple sharing using extra folding bed / mattress – wherever possible.
• Twin & Triple Sharing is charged at same rate.
• The Single Room Supplement cost is in addition to the twin sharing cost for those who would like a single room.
• If traveling alone, please contact us for a solo traveler cost.
• Surcharge applies for airport transfer required between 2100hrs – 0700hrs.
• Hotel check-in time at 1400hrs & check-out time at 1200hrs. Surcharge applies for early check-in / late check-out.
• Tour rate subject to availability and confirmation.
• Itinerary may be omitted or substituted depending on traffic, weather conditions, or other operational concern.

Arts and crafts in China:
Our package includes shopping at specialty shops providing opportunities to purchase, learn, and gain valuable cultural insight on items such as Jade, Pearls, Silk, and more. Many of these specialty shops offer quality products and international shipping service. If you are not interested in shopping then this time can be used for bathroom breaks, to rest, or just to learn more about China's specialty products, many of which are strongly aligned with Chinese culture.


Package Price Includes:
• Sightseeing with admissions as specified
• Professional English-speaking guide + air-conditioned vehicle
• Hand-selected 4 star hotels, double occupancy basis
• Meals as specified
• Flights from Kunming-Dali, Shangri-la-Kunming,economic class include tax


Package Price does not Include:
• Items of a personal nature
• Travel insurance
• Tour fee is not valid for 1 to 7 Oct.
• Tips and gratuities to drivers, guides.

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