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8 Days Kunming-Dali-Lijiang-Shangri-La Tour

8 Days Kunming-Dali-Lijiang-Shangri-La Tour
• Tour Code: Z16-G1109
• Starting Price: USD912 per person
• Trip Duration: 8 Days
• Starts from: Kunming
• Departs from: Lijiang
• Departure Dates: Fixed departure dates
• Destinations: Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shangrila
  • Day 1: Arrive in Kunming
    Arrive in Kunming, transfer to your hotel in Kunming on your own arrangement. Check in hotel via your name. 
    Meals Included: No meal
    Accommodation: 3-star Kunming Enjoying International Hotel
    Warm tips: Please take the shutter bus No.919C from Kunming airport to Kunming Railway station, after taking off at the terminal station , just walking 5m to arrive at Kunming Enjoying International Hotel (address: Yongsheng Road (Nanyao Railway Station), Guandu District, Guandu, Kunming)
    Day 2: Kunming-Dali
    At 8:30am, Our English speaking guide pick you up at the hotel lobby, then departure from hotel, drive 1.5 hours to visit the Stone Forest which vividly expresses the deep love of the local people toward this world wonder. The quintessential karst landscape makes every tourist lost in wonder. After the tour, transfer back to Kunming downtown 1.5hrs. Stroll in Green Lake and Flowers and Birds Market. Before the evening transfer to railway station to take the overnight train to Dali reference train number K9626 (23:30-06:42+1)
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel
    Accommodation: on the train ( soft berth -- 4 persons share one compartment ) 
    Day 3: Dali
    Early in the morning, arrive at Dali Railway station. After meeting with your local guide at railway station, transfer to hotel to drop off your luggage.(breakfast on your own account) Remark: If the room available, you can make the free early check in. Then you visit the Three Pagodas which is made of three ancient independent pagodas forming a symmetrical triangle. Afterward, you’ll cruise in Erhai Lake by the small boat in the east Erhai Lake. You will enjoy the green Cangshan Mountain and the Three Pagodas from a far as well as lots of birds and seagulls flying over the lake. Later, you will head for Xizhou Town to fully appreciate Bai-style traditional architectural courtyards, taste their fragrant Three-Course Tea and explore their distinctive culture. Visit Zhoucheng Village and the Bai people's Tie-dying cloth workshop where you can take some special souvenir with the Bai ethnic style. At last, you will visit the Ancient Dali Town, walk around the Foreigner Street and enjoy the relax time with local people. 
    Meals Included: None 
    Accommodation: Central Wall Well Hotel in Dali
    Day 4: Dali-Lijiang
    After breakfast, transfer 2-2.5 hours to Lijiang. (only Chinese speaking driver with this transfer ) with the beautiful farmlands and ethnic villages on the way. Upon arrival, you’ll head for the scenic Black Dragon Pool and the Dongba Museum to explore the rich Naxi minority culture. Then explore Lijiang Old Town. Lijiang Old Town has a history more than 800 years; it was listed as the World Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO 1997. Here you will see the wonderful wooden architecture of Naxi ethnic people. You will explore the Mu’s Residence, Lion Hill and Wangu Tower in the old town. Finally move to check in your hotel which located in Baisha Village. After checking , you can make a nice stroll around this village.
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel
    Accommodation: Baisha Holiday Resort Lijiang 
    Day 5: Lijiang
    Today you will continue to have a relax tour in Lijang. Firstly stop at Joseph Rock’s former Residence in Yuhu Village, Joseph is an Austria-American botanist and explorer, lived in Yuhu village and other places of the region from 1922 to 1949. He was both a naturalist and a photographer, and the first foreign scholar to introduce Lijiang ethnic culture to the western world. Then enjoy your relax time in Shuhe Old Town UNESCO has listed it as an important component of Lijiang as it is a well-preserved example of a town along the ancient tea route and one of the earliest settlements of the ancestors of Naxi people. It is called 'the hometown of springs'.
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel
    Accommodation: Baisha Holiday Resort Lijiang 
    Day 6: Lijiang-Shangrila
    At 07:30am, pick up from your hotel, then you'll drive about 60KM to the First Bend on the Yangtze River with imposing gorge scenery, visit the Iron Chain Bridge, the Red Army's Long March Memorial Monument in the Shigu town. The town of Stone Drum got its name from a large, cylindrical, marble tablet shaped like a drum. The scenery is magnificent as the road running through the Lijiang valley which is filled with wheat fields and drying haystacks. Continue to Visit the Tiger Leaping Gorge, upon arrival, star your trekking from Tina’s G.H ---- Half way G.H. ( 1.5hrs ) ---14km point ( 2hrs ) After the trekking, continue drive to Shangri-La (2hrs ) Check in hotel. Then stroll around Dukezong Ancient Town, an important town of the Ancient Tea-horse Trade Caravan from Yunnan to Tibet and India. Walk up to the top of Guishan Hill or tortoise Hill, you will see the largest Prayer Wheel of the world and have a panoramic view of shangrila county and Dukezong Ancient Town. 
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel
    Accommodation: Moonlight City Hotel Shangrila
    Day 7: Shangrila-Lijiang
    Morning star your tour from Napahai Lake, eight kilometers northwest of the county town of Shangri-La. Many rare birds inhabit here among which is the well-known black-necked cranes, the first-class animal protected by the state and a lot of birds circle over the water from September to March of next year. It is also the largest grassland of Shangri-La covered with green grass. Continue to visit the Ganden Songzanlin Monastery, the largest Tibetan monastery in Yunnan. Songzanlin Monastery has another alias - 'the little Potala Palace ', so named because the whole monastery is in the traditional style with mysterious atmosphere. Then have a stop at a local Tibetan Family to know about their local life. After the tour, about 15:00 you will transfer 4 hrs with your Chinese speaking driver to Lijiang. In the evening, Check in Baisha Holiday Resort Lijiang after arrival. 
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel
    Accommodation: Baisha Holiday Resort Lijiang
    Day 8: Departure from Lijiang
    After breakfast , you will choose:
    1)check out the hotel before 12:00 at noon , then transfer to Lijiang airport or railway station to departure Lijiang on your own arrangement.
    2) continue to prolong you stay in Lijiang (the extra cost of accommodation is on request)

    Meals Including: Breakfast at hotel

    ( Remark : no any guide or driver service be offered by travel agent today ) 


  • Departure Dates and Rates
    Prices in U.S. dollars are based on per person with double occupancy
    Group Code Arr. Date in Kunming Dep. Date in Lijiang Rates Single Supplement
    Z16-G1109 Nov 9 Nov 16 $912 $150
    Z16-G1120 Nov 20 Nov 27 $912 $150
    Z16-G1207 Dec 7 Dec 14 $912 $150
    Z16-G1218 Dec 18 Dec 25 $912 $150
    Z17-G0104 Jan 4 Jan 11 $912 $150
    Z17-G0115 Jan 15 Jan 22 $912 $150
    Z17-G0208 Feb 8 Feb 15 $912 $150
    Z17-G0219 Feb 19 Feb 26 $912 $150
    Z17-G0301 Mar 1 Mar 8 $912 $150
    Z17-G0315 Mar 15 Mar 22 $912 $150
    Z17-G0329 Mar 29 Apr 5 $912 $150
    Z17-G0405 Apr 5 Apr 12 $912 $150
    Z17-G0416 Apr  16 Apr 23 $912 $150
    Z17-G0510 May 10 May 17 $912 $150
    Z17-G0517 May 17 May 24 $912 $150
    Z17-G0531 May 31 Jun 7 $912 $150
    Z17-G0607 Jun 7 Jun 14 $912 $150
    Z17-G0614 Jun 14 Jun 21 $912 $150
    Z17-G0628 Jun 28 Jul 5 $1008 $170
    Z17-G0705 Jul 5 Jul 12 $1008 $170
    Z17-G0712 Jul 12 Jul 19 $1008 $170
    Z17-G0726 Jul 26 Aug 2 $1008 $170
    Z17-G0809 Aug 9 Aug 16 $1008 $170
    Z17-G0816 Aug 16 Aug 23 $1008 $170
    Z17-G0830 Aug 30 Sept 6 $912 $150
    Z17-G0906 Sept 6 Sept 13 $912 $150
    Z17-G0913 Sept 13 Sept 20 $912 $150
    Z17-G1004 Oct 4 Oct 11 $912 $150
    Z17-G1011 Oct 11 Oct 18 $912 $150
    Z17-G1018 Oct 18 Oct 25 $912 $150
    Z17-G1101 Nov 1 Nov 8 $912 $150
    Z17-G1115 Nov 15 Nov 22 $912 $150
    Z17-G1129 Nov 29 Dec 6 $912 $150
    Z17-G1213 Dec 13 Dec 20 $912 $150
    Pricing Policy
    Infants (under 2 years of age) traveling with parents: free of charge
    2-5 years old: 50% of  the adult price
    6-12 years old: 80% of the adult price
    What is Included
    • All land transfer and transportation
    • Accommodation with breakfast as listed
    • Entrance fees as listed in the program
    • Skilled driver & Experienced English-speaking guide
    • Travel Agency's Responsibility Insurance
    • Two bottles of mineral water everyday
    What is Not Included
    • Any domestic and international flight tickets
    • Lunch and dinner
    • Single room supplement;
    • Personal Travel Accident Insurance
    • Any optional programs/activities
    • Chinese visa fee
    • Personal Consumption
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off service 
    • Tips for the driver and tour guide(100RMB per day for the driver;150RMB per day for the tour guide in suggestion.)
    Important Notice
    We suggest reconfirmation in advance if only one person request this tour!  In our join-in group tours with fixed departure dates, you will share tour guide and tour bus service with other participants. Our local guide will be speaking English during his/her service. 
    When you book please provide detailed information of your full names, passport numbers, telephone number, etc. The information must be correct, actual and valid. We will check availability for your required departing date. If your required tour is available we will then reply with confirmation details.
    Cancellations and Refunds
    We will charge you cancellation fee if you would like to cancel your tour after your booking is confirmed. Please see details as below:
    Period before starting day of the tour Cancellation fee per person
    45 days or more before arrival and air tickets are not issued 15% of the full payment
    44-16 days before arrival 25% of the full payment
    15-7 days before arrival 40% of the full payment
    within 7 days before arrival 50% of the full payment
    Refund will be by the same means you pay. If you pay online or offline by credit card, refund will take at least one month. You can consult your bank for refund progress details.
    We will arrange for you to receive the services that you choose and that we confirm. These services will be provided either directly by us or through independent suppliers contracted by us. We are responsible for making sure that each part of the tour you book with us is provided to a reasonable standard and as was advertised by us, or as changed and accepted by you.
    The responsibility of us and its affiliated companies are strictly limited. We shall not be responsible for any wrongful or negligent acts, omissions, or failure to act of any suppliers such as those of surface, air, and water transportation, sightseeing excursions, cruise/hotel accommodations, or of any third party not directly owned or operated by us. If airline or cruise company change or cancel a flight/cruise, we will push the airline and cruise company to work out a solution, to change another flight/cruise for you. In this case we reserve the right to vary the sequence of sightseeing and/or to re-route the order of cities, or adjust the days in related cites but will ensure same arrival date in Beijing and same departing date in Shanghai. In either case, there are no refunds for any unused or unavailable excursions.
    By utilizing the travel services of the suppliers, you agree that you will look to such suppliers for any accident, injury, property damage, or personal loss to you or to those traveling with you, and that neither we nor any representative of us shall be liable. 
    We reserve the right to substitute hotels of similar quality at any time or to make changes in itinerary of similar quality, flights, or cruise ships. 
    Our local tour guides may arrange some souvenir shop visits during the tour. For every single group, local guide may adjust the shops described in the itinerary to meet the group members’ interest and demand. However, such visits will be strictly limited to only once in each city, unless extra shopping visits are required by group members.
    Please understand that not all museums and attractions are open every day of the year. We reserve the right to vary the sequence of sightseeing and/or to re-route the order of cities if that will enable you to visit all listed excursions. In either case, the itinerary content will be maintained to the extent possible and there are no refunds for any unused or unavailable excursions.


  • Hotels for Kunming-Dali-Lijiang-Shangri-La 8 Days


    Kunming Enjoying International Hotel 


    Cental Wall Well Hotel in Dali 


    Baisha Holiday Resort Lijiang 


    Moon City Hotel Shangrila

    Budget Hotel: 3-star Kunming Enjoying International Hotel
    Add: Yongsheng Road Guandu District, Guandu, Kunming, China 
    Tel: +86-871-63562999
    Renovated in , the Enjoying International Hotel guarantees guests a pleasant stay whether in Kunming for business or pleasure. Set 3 km from the excitement of the city, this 4-star hotel commands an excellent location and provides access to the city's biggest attractions. For sightseeing options and local attractions, one need not look far as the hotel enjoys close proximity to MinZu GongYiPin YiTiao Jie, Yongan Shopping Center, Masahiko business trade Center. At Enjoying International Hotel, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. To name a few of the hotel's facilities, there are free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, 24-hour room service, facilities for disabled guests, express check-in/check-out. Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience. In some of the rooms, guests can find television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning. The hotel's recreational facilities, which include sauna, spa, massage are designed for escape and relaxation. Enjoying International Hotel is a smart choice for travelers to Kunming, offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay every time.
    Cental Wall Well Hotel in Dali
    Add: Middle Huguo Road (Huguo Lu Zhong Duan)
    Tel: +86-872-2674688
    Dali's Cental Wall Well Hotel (Chengxin Jingmingyuan Dajiudian) is a courtyard-style hotel located in the old town, only a few steps away from Yangren Commercial Street. Top Dali attractions are easily accessible, such as the Butterfly Spring and three towers in Chongsheng Temple. On offer are fully-equipped standard rooms and suites. Free bottled water, international direct dial phone and small fridge are all available in each room. To enjoy tea, there's no better place than the hotel's garden teahouse. Chefs in the Chinese restaurant present diners with a wide range of Chinese dishes, including Sichuan, Yunnan and Cantonese cuisine. Guests in need of business service can employ a business center and meeting rooms on the premise. For relaxation, a game room is a good place to spend leisure time in.
    Baisha Holiday Resort Lijiang
    Add: 33 Sanyuan Village, Baisha Old Town, Lijiang
    Tel: +86-888-5482288
    Baisha Holiday Resort Lijiang, invested by Yunnan Adventure Travel, is located in Baisha Ancient Town in the Eastern Himalayas of Yunnan Province, in a plush valley at 2450m elevation, at the foothills of majestic, snow-capped Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Opened in 2012, Baisha Holiday Resort Lijiang is a senior private inn blends into Naxi courtyard characteristics. It is located in Baisha Ancient Town, about 10KM away from Lijiang city center, 20KM away from the Lijiang Railway Station and 40KM away from Lijiang International Airport. Baisha Holiday Resort has been created to provide western standards of residency and hygiene. Housed in 800 year old, traditional hand-crafted Naxi architecture and environment, 12 guest rooms are offered with full western facilities. From standard to executive and suite, each has individual shower, toilet and wash-basin areas, HD digital TV with satellite service for English movie, documentary and news channels, and wireless internet. Four of these rooms also have a loft for full views of nearby Jade Dragon and its plush foothills. Pricing is detailed in our "Reservations" section and includes breakfast for two. Baisha Holiday Resort Lijiang is composed of 2 courtyards, with a stream though by. The resort has 12 comfortable rooms which include 2 Standard Rooms, 2 Snow Mountain View Deluxe Suites, 1 Traditional Chinese-style Room, 2 Garden-view Deluxe Suites, 2 Deluxe Suites and 2 Deluxe Standard Rooms. All rooms have furniture with famous brands, modern equipped bathrooms with bath and shower, working and relaxing area. The resort offers 2 open air courtyard with trees and water ponds for lucky fishes. The resort is tastefully decorated using traditional Chinese antique furniture. As for dining service, there are Chinese restaurant, Conference Room, lobby bar and tea house in the resort and meal delivery service is available. Other facilities the hotel include wireless internet area and reading bar, etc. Apart from these, Baisha Holiday Resort.
    Moonligt City Hotel Shangrila
    Add: 11 Ancient City Section of Shambhala Avenue (Xiangbala Dadao, Gucheng Duan)
    Tel: +86-887-3036888
    The Shangri-la Moonlight City Hotel (Xianggelila Yueguangcheng Fandian) is situated in Dukezong old town area, with rich living facilities in the vicinity. This hotel features various room types and all of them are fitted with free internet access. Chinese and Western buffet breakfast is also available for diners.








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