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Q&A: 8 Days Tour to Kunming-Xishuangbanna-Dali-Lijiang
Asked by Chantel** Date Added:
Question: Your questions about our tour package?:,How much is the package for 1 pax? Do you want to customize the tour? if yes please tell us your plan and request:,Package includes round-trip flight from Hong Kong,Do you need us book hotel or flight/train? if yes please tell us:,Yes, for the itinerary laid out.
Answer:

For the quotation,

3 star,If you have 1 person(Single Supplement: CNY1320):18000CNY(2813USD)

Our price including:

A. Airport transfers; Entrance fees;

B. Meals as listed in the itinerary, B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=Dinner.

C. Personal English speaking Guide with Driver and Private car / van for Transfers among sightseeing.

D. Hotels (twin share bases) as listed in the itinerary.

E. All Service Charge and Taxes.

F. Luggage Transfers between airports and hotels.

G. Domestic flights mentioned above: Kunming -> Jinghong; Jinghong-Dali; Lijiang -> Kunming.

 

Excluding:

A. Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets.

B. Visa Fees.

C. Personal Expenses.

*Only the connecting flights are included.So the round flights between Yunnan and Hongkong are not included.

And here is the tour link,you could check it for itinerary: http://chinatour.net/8-days-tour-kunming-xishuangbanna-dali-lijiang.html

Is this tour ok for you?

Asked by L** Date Added:
Question: we are 2 people and would like to join to a larger group. WE would like to know if we can join your group that you organize or we have to organize more people to join us,The date is from April 9 2017.WE would like to have a full package
Answer:
, and we can arrange group tour for you, and it is 8 days group tour for Kunming, Dali, Lijiang and Shangri-la with 3 star hotel package, but the tour date is on Apr 5, Apr 12 and Apr 23.
 
Is that OK for you?
 
If you can organize your own group around 10 people, we can arrange a private tour for you.
 
Here is the itinerary and price below, and the tour fee is 6000CNY about 938USD per person.

Day 1 Arrive in Kunming (-)
Arrive in Kunming, transfer to your hotel in Kunming on your own arrangement. Check in hotel via your name. 

(Remark : the airport pick-up is excluded in the tour, no guide and driver service be offered today )

Meals Including: None

Overnight : Kunming

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 (B)
Sightseeing:
the Stone Forest, Green Lake and The Flowers and Birds Market

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 Including: Breakfast

Overnight :on the train ( soft berth -- 4 persons share one compartment )

Day 3 Dali (-)

Sightseeing: Dali Old Town, Dali Ancient City Wall, the Foreigner Street, the Three Pagodas Temple, Xizhou Old Town, Zhoucheng Village, Erhai Lake Cruise by small boat
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 Including: None

Overnight : Central Wall Well Hotel in Dali

 

Day 4 Dali-Lijiang (B)

Sightseeing: Lijiang Old Town, Black Dragon Pool, Dongba Culture Museum, Baisha Village

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 Including: Breakfast

Overnight : Baisha Holiday Resort Lijiang

 

Day 5 Lijiang (B)

Sightseeing: Yuhu Village, the Former Residence of Joseph Rock, Shuhe Old Town

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 Including: Breakfast

Overnight : Baisha Holiday Resort Lijiang

 

Day 6 Lijiang - Zhongidan(Shangrila) (B)

Sightseeing: the First Bend of Yangtze River from a far, Tiger Leaping Gorge Hiking, Dukezong Old Town, Giant Prayer Wheel, Guishan Hill Park

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 Including: Breakfast

Overnight : Moon City Hotel Shangrila

 

Day 7 Zhongdian (Shangrila)-Lijiang (B)

Sightseeing: Songzanlin Monastery, Tibetan Family Visiting, Napahai Lake

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 Including: Breakfast

Overnight : Baisha Holiday Resort Lijiang

 

Day 8 Departure from Lijiang (B)

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

( Remark : no any guide or driver service be offered by travel agent today ) 
 
Asked by Jeffr** Date Added:
Question: Your questions about our tour package?:,Is there any restriction on who can join the tour? Can you take in tourists who are of China national
Answer:
Asked by D** Date Added:
Question: Your questions about our tour package?:,- Do you offer this tour as a "No Shopping" tour. Please provide Price,- We are vegetarians. Can vegetarian meals be provided (eggs and dairy products are OK),- Please also provide price for the "8 Days Kunming-Dali-Lijiang-Shangri-la Essence Tour". No shopping,- Thank You, Dan
Answer:

Hi Dan,

Here is the price for the Two Packages you inquired in Yunnan without shopping stop.

1) 8 Days tour (Kunming-Xishuangbanna-Dali-Lijiang)

~4 Star Hotel, Private Tour, you are 2 person: 13,640CNY ($2,218) Per Person

Our price including:
A. Airport transfers; Entrance fees;
B. Meals as listed in the itinerary, B=breakfast; L=lunch;.
C. Personal English speaking Guide with Driver and Private car / van for Transfers among sightseeing.
D. Hotels (twin share bases) as listed in the itinerary.
E. All Service Charge and Taxes.
F. Luggage Transfers between airports and hotels.
G. Domestic flights mentioned above: Kunming -> Jinghong; Jinghong-Dali; Lijiang -> Kunming.

2) 8 Days Kunming-Dali-Lijiang-Shangri-la Essence Tour 

~4 Star Hotel, Private Tour, you are 2 person: 10,850CNY ($1,764) Per Person

Service including:

-Airport Pick-up/See-off;
- Hotel Pick-up/Drop-off;
- Luggage transfers between airport and hotels;
- Accommodation with breakfasts as listed;
- Private land transfers;
- All Entrance fees as listed above;
- Experienced English-speaking guide;
- Travel Agency's Responsibility Insurance;
- Service Charge & Government Taxes;
- 6 Chinese Lunches;
- Kunming-Dali Overnight Train (Hard Sleeper; There is no soft Sleeper);

Please take a look and reply us which tour package do you like and let us know if you have any questions about the tour above,

Asked by Tatya** Date Added:
Question: Your questions about our tour package?:,I am interested in joining an already formed tour group for this trip (to minimize my cost). I have a little flexibility when it comes to dates so please let me know what are the dates you have groups on this itinerary already. Thanks!
Answer:

We are very happy to be your tour consultant in China, but as for your request, we don't have Group/Bus Tours available for the 8 Days tour (Kunming-Xishuangbanna-Dali-Lijiang), only Private Tours, is it OK? Please let us know

Or you may think about other city tours in China.

Sorry if there any inconvenience

Asked by Rom** Date Added:
Question: Your questions about our tour package?:,what is the price for this tour for one person only ...am travelling alone ,joining a group would be possible as well if available ..,tks
Answer:

For the 8 Days tour (Kunming-Xishuangbanna-Dali-Lijiang), we just have private tour available, and for you 1 person with 3 star hotel, it will cost around $3500USD.

If you were interested, please let us know

Asked by cat** Date Added:
Question: Your questions about our tour package?:,pls send me the quotation for 8 days trip kunming,dali, lijiang and shangri-la, we will plan arrived in kunming 23/11/13 time 4.55pm back to malayaia 5.40pm 30/11/13,i prefer u give me the itinerary,3 star hotel
Answer:

According to your request, we have a tour package for you to have a look.

Day 1  Arrival in Kunming

Pick up at airport of Kunming: the capital and largest city of Yunnan Province, known as the City of Eternal Spring.

Hotel drop off.

Day 2  Kunming-85km-Stone Forest—Kunming-Overnight Train-Dali (B,L)

Drive for (1.5h) to visit Stone Forest, a notable set of Karst formations with many looking like trees made of stone, creating the illusion of a forest made of stone. (2.5h)

After lunch, drive back to visit the Yuantong Temple, the most famous Buddhist temple in Kunming. In the 1950s, it hosted a grand ceremony to greet and send on the sacred teeth of the Buddha and so became important in Southeast Asia. (1h)

Take overnight train to Dali.

Day 3  Dali (B,L)

Dali, a county-level city in and the seat of the Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture, northwestern Yunnan province of Southwest China.

Go boating on the Erhai Lake, an alpine fault lake in Yunnan province. Its name means "Ear-shaped Sea", due to its shape as seen by locals and travelers. (2h)

Then visit the Three Pagodas, an ensemble of three independent pagodas arranged on the corners of a equilateral triangle, near the town of Dali, dating from the time of the Nanzhao kingdom. (1h)

Visit along with their mother building Chongsheng Monastery: once the royal temple of the Kingdom of Dali and one of the largest Buddhist centers in south-east Asia. (1h)

Stroll in the Dali Old Town, built during Ming Dynasty emperor Hongwu's reign (1368–1398). (1.5h)

Day 4  Dali-180km-Lijiang (B,L)

Attend morning market at Xizhou Old Town, which is famous for the Bai minority culture, and well preserved houses, streets with Bai’s typical features. (1.5h)

Afterward, visit Zhoucheng Village: famous as the 'Hometown of Bai People's Tie-dyeing Art', which originated from the central plains area in ancient China over 1,000 years ago. (1h)

Drive to Lijiang, enjoy the beautiful views along the way. (3h)

Go sightseeing at Lijiang Old Town, has a history of more than 800 years. It’s famous for its orderly system of waterways and bridges, and was named as one of the World Cultural Heritages by UNESCO in 1997. (3h)

Day 5  Lijiang (B,L)

Shuhe Old Town: 6km northwest of Lijiang center. A staging post at ancient Tea & Horse Road. It is a tranquil town, as well as part of the UNESCO Heritage site. (1.5h)

Baisha Village: One of the oldest towns in Lijiang City. It got its name “Baisha” meaning “white sand” from the natural white sand in the area. It was also the earliest settlement of the Naxi people. There are many ancient constructions built in the Ming Dynasty: the Dabaoji Palace, the Liuli Temple and the Wenchang Palace.

08:00 AM pick up at hotel and start off. (1h)

Yuhu Village: is on the outskirts of Lijiang Basin at the foot of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. The houses were made of a unique stone called monkey head by Naxi people. (1h)

Visit the Former Residence of Joseph Rock, an Austrian-American explorer, geographer, linguist and botanist, who came to Lijiang in 1922, and lived here for 27 years. (1h)

Black Dragon Pool Park: As the water is as green and lucid as jade, the pond is also entitled "Yuquan" or Jade Fountain. One can see arbours and pavilions beside the pond, temples hidden in the trees and variegated flowers found everywhere. (1h)

Dongba Culture Museum: the best place to get a close look at Dongba culture. The museum has more than 10000 Dongba cultural relics and various other historical relics and offers the "Dongba Culture Exhibition".

Day 6  Lijiang-100km-Tiger Leaping Gorge-100km-Shangrila (B,L)

Drive 50km/1h to the First Bend of Yangtze River, which originates from the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. When the river reaches Shigu Township, it makes an abrupt turn and flows further northward, forming the rare U-shape bend. (0.5h)

Stone Drum Town: Owning a Memorial Monument of Red Army’s Long March, and been an important site in the ancient times of Tea-Horse trade caravan. (0.5h)

Tiger Leaping Gorge (HuTiaoXia): A contender for the world's deepest river canyon. Around 15 km in length, the gorge is located where the river passes between 5,596m Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and 5,396m Haba Snow Mountain in a series of rapids under steep 2000 meter cliffs. Legend says that in order to escape from a hunter, a tiger jumped across the river at the narrowest point (still 25 meters wide), hence the name. (2h)

Drive to Shangri-la. (2.5h)  

Stroll in the Dukezong Old Town, a 1300-year-old Tibetan town, experienced both the flames of war and prosperity of frontier trade. It has authentic Tibetan dwellings, majestic prayer halls and pagodas, winding lanes offer sanctuary to all those seeking refuge from the bustle city. (1h)

Day 7  Shangrila (B,L)

Shangri-La County: a primarily Tibetan county, formerly called Zhongdian County, and was renamed in 2001 after the fictional land of Shangri-La in the 1933 James Hilton novel Lost Horizon.

Morning, visit The Ganden Sumtseling Lamasery, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery built in 1679, the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Yunnan, and is referred to as the Little Potala Palace. (1.5h)

Napa Lake: is 3270 meters (10,728 ft.) above sea level and covers 660 square kilometers (254 square miles). Approximately 8 kilometers northwest of Shangri-La, the lake fills up a valley surrounded on three sides by mountains which are covered in snow during winter and spring time. (1h)

Day 8  Departure from Shangri-la (B)

Hotel pick up.

Airport drop off.

Service ends.

Budget Package, Three Star Hotels, you have 6~8 persons: 7,550CNY($1,238) Per Person

Service Inclusion
- Airport Pick-up/See-off;
- Hotel Pick-up/Drop-off;
- Luggage transfers between airport and hotels;
- Accommodation with breakfasts as listed;
- Private land transfers;
- All Entrance fees as listed above;
- Experienced English-speaking guide;
- Travel Agency's Responsibility Insurance;
- Service Charge & Government Taxes;
- 6 Chinese Lunches;
- Kunming-Dali Overnight Train (Hard Sleeper; There is no soft Sleeper);

Please have a look and reply us if you have any questions

Asked by Györ** Date Added:
Question: Your questions about our tour package?: ,Dear Sirs, we will arrive to Chonging on 22th August 13:55. There are so many flights from Chongqing to Kunming in the afternoon, so we can stay the overnight in Kunming on 22nd of August. (Day 1),We would like to finish or tour at 30th of August in Lijiang, because we should take a morning or early afternoon flight to Chengdu /Szechuan,So we have 7 complete days (8 nights) for the tours,How you wish us to customize the tour? If you have your own travel plan, please list your itinerary here:,Day 1. Arrival to Kunming at late afternoon,day2. Stone forrest, late flight to Jughong,day 3,4 Jughong (Xishuangbanna ),day5. Morning flight to Dali ,day6, Dali, Dali to Lijang,day 7,8 Lijiang,Day 9, flight to Chengdu,Would you send your programme variations? (for example:without Dali etc, longer stay in Liang, What do you suggest?),Would you sent your special offer with or without hotels, and flights,Would you sent the suggested 4 or 5 star Hotels Name (in each cities), ,Do you need us book hotel or flight in the destination city? Which hotel? 3 star or 4, 5 star hotel? Your target price and requirement?
Answer:

As for your tour request, we can arrange this 9 Days Yunan tour packages for you covering Kunming, Xishuangbanna, Dali and Lijiang. And we are checking this itinerary and price now and will send you details tomorrow morningon Monday.

Sorry for the inconvenience

Asked by gra** Date Added:
Question: Your questions about our tour package?:,3 people will be flying from California and one will already be in shanghai and will not need a flight to china and back the the US,We would like at least a 4 start hotel
Answer:

Beforing sending you the itinerary and price, please tell will you fly from  Californiato Kunming on May31st and departure from Kunming to the US? 8 Days in total? Or you cantell your travel date so that we can check itinerary and send you price

Asked by Al** Date Added:
Question: Your questions about our tour package?:,It is possible to begin the tour at Jinghong (arriving from Beijing) and do the Kunming stone forest at the last day and then flying to Shanghai (no need services in Beijing or Shanghai), The yunnan tour to be 5 stars hotels all the way
Answer: Planned Tour Date:2011-12-01, Number of Person:2, Interested in:8 Days tour (Kunming-Xishuangbanna-Dali-Lijiang);

Thanks for your new email, and if you will flight to Jinghong from Beijing directly, there is only one evening flight available, and you will take a 7 days 6 nights tour in Yunnan, then take evening flight back to Shanghai from Kunming, right?

If so, that is no problem.

Do you need flight from Beijing to Jinghong and Kunming to Shanghai from us?

What's your hotel budget? 

Asked by Hi** Date Added:
Question: My name is Peter Hida and together with other 3 people i'm interested in a quotation for a escorted trip to China with the following itinerary:,Arrival on the 14 of April in Kunming around 12 am,Pick-up from the airport and one night at a hotel of 4 stars (option for a 5 stars ) hotel,A full organized excursion for 7 days in the Yunnan area and he need 2 rooms in a 4+ or 5 stars hotels (the excursion have to have a full time guide, car etc.),Return to the airport on the 23 of April for a flight to Shanghai (flight tickets organized by myselves),A full organized excursion in Shanghai including pick-up and return from airport ,2 rooms in a 4+ or 5 stars hotels and guide,On the 28 of April flight to Beijing (tickets by themselves),A full organized excursion in Beijing for 4 days until the 1 of May including the pick-up and return from airport,2 rooms in a 4+ or 5 stars hotel,old and modern Beijing ,I hope that is enough information for the first version of the quotation
Answer:

The following information is enough to organize an itinerary, but one more question, if you arrive in Kunming on April 14th, after 8 days itinerary in Yunnan, then you will fly to Shanghai on April  21st, not 23rd? Do you mean you will have some more days in YUnan?

Please reply me to offer you a package

Asked by Serg** Date Added:
Question: Your questions about our tour package?: We are 2 people. Can you try to arrange for a bigger group if there are other tourists interested to start the tour the same day ? We will arrive in Beijing airport on March 27 early in the morning (4 AM) and would like to continue directly with a flight to Kunming. At the end of the tour, on April 3 we would like to fly from Kunming to Beijin, Yes for 2 nights (April 3-5) in Beijing, circle 2 or 3 up to 100 $ the night in double room
Answer: Planned Tour Date:2011-03-27, Number of Person:2, Interested in:8 Days tour (Kunming-Xishuangbanna-Dali-Lijiang);

Sorry for this delay reply because of our Spring Festival holiday, and I want to know whether you still need the itinerary and price from us?

For this 8 days package, there is no group tour available for you, so you have to think about private tour.

Is that possible? 

Please reply me for further arrangement.

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