7 Days Kunming - Dali - Lijiang - Shangri-La Small Group Tour

7 Days Kunming - Dali - Lijiang - Shangri-La Small Group Tour

 7 Days
 Group Tour
 Available from May. to Dec. 2 pex minimum
  • Discover the natural beauty of Yunnan: Stone Forest, Erhai Lake, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Napahai Lake, etc.
  • Explore the ethnic groups in Yunnan: Yi, Bai, Naxi, Tibetan, etc.
  • Enjoy the real life of local people in the ancient towns and villages: Dali Old Town, Xizhou Old Town, Zhoucheng Village, Lijiang Old Town, Yuhu Village, Baisha Old Town, Shuhe Old Town, Dukezong Old Town, and Xiaojiezi Tibetan Village.
  • Visit the landmark temple and monastery of Dali and Shangri-la: Chongsheng Temple and Songzanlin Monastery.
  • Experience bullet train from Kunming to Dali.

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Day 1:   Day 1 Kunming Arrival

Our Chinese-speaking driver picks you up at Kunming airport. Transfer to hotel for overnight.

Day 2:   Kunming-Dali by Bullet Train


At 08:30 am, meet your tour guide at the hotel and then drive about 85km to the Stone Forest.

Stone Forest

Birds and Flowers Market

In the afternoon, drive back to Kunming and visit Birds and Flowers Market. Then stroll around the Green Lake.

In the evening, take a bullet train to Dali. Meet your local guide and driver, then transfer to hotel for overnight.

Day 3:   Dali


In the morning, explore Dali Old Town including the Foreigners’ Street, the Ancient City Wall of Dali and The Gate Tower. Then drive to visit Three Pagodas in Chongsheng Monastery.

Dali Old Town

Three Pagodas

In the afternoon, transfer to Xizhou Old Town. Walk around this old town to see Bai ethnic traditional archetecture. Taste local three-course tea in Xizhou.Afterwards, drive to Haishe Park to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Erhai Lake.After that, drive to Zhoucheng Village. Pay a visit to local Tie-Dyeing workshop.

Transfer back to hotel.

Day 4:   Dali - Lijiang


In the morning, drive 3 hours to Lijiang. Upon arrival, visit Black Dragon Pool and Dongba Culture Musuem. Then enjoy your free time in Lijiang Old Town.

Black Dragon Pool

lijiang Old Town

At 5:00 pm, meet your guide again at Big Waterwheel spot(大水车) in Lijiang Old Town and transfer to hotel.

Day 5:   Lijiang


Baisha Murals

Shuhe Old Town

In the morning at 09:00 am, visit Baisha Old Town and Baisha Murals. Afterwards, drive to visit Yuhu Village and Former Residence of Joseph Rock. In the afternoon, transfer to visit Shuhe Old Town.

Day 6:  Lijiang – Tiger Leaping Gorge-Shangri-La


In the morning, drive to Qiaotou Town. On the way, have a view of the First Bend of Yangtze River from afar and drive to Upper Tiger Leaping Gorge and stop for 5 minutes for photograph.

First Bend of Yangtze River

Middle Gorge

Then go on driving to Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge for hiking (about 3 hours). Hike from a place named “14km” to Tina’s Guesthouse.

In the afternoon at 3:30 pm, drive to Shangri-la. Upon arrival, stroll around Dukezong Ancient Town and walk up to the top of Guishan Hill to see the Grand Prayer Wheel and have a panoramic view of Shangri-La city.

Transfer to the hotel.

Day 7:  Shangri-La


Pick you up at the hotel. Then drive to visit Songzanlin Monastery and then pay a visit to a local Tibetan village—Xiaojiezi Village and family around the monastery. In the afternoon, transfer to visit Napahai Lake.

Songzanlin Monastery

Napahai Lake

In the late afternoon, drive back to Shangri-La downtown and drop you off to Moonshine Square(in Chinese: 月光广场). Tour ends.

Please Note:

Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road conditions, flight schedules and room availability.

Kunming 威龙饭店(Wei Long Hotel)  龙腾酒店(Long Teng Hotel) 
Dali 兰林阁酒店(Landscape Hotel)/首驿精品客栈(E-outfitting Boutique Hotel)  泰和居客栈(Taiheju Inn)/升辉大酒店(Shenghui Hotel) 
Lijiang 丽江王府酒店(Wangfu Hotel)/丽江和玺酒店(Hexi Hotel)  白沙别院(Baisha Holiday Resort)/丽江楼外楼酒店(Louwailou Hotel) 
Shangri-La 茂源酒店(Maoyuan Hotel)/ 古城国际酒店(Shangri-La Old Town Hotel)  神曲酒店(Holy Melody Hotel)/香格里拉菩提心院客栈(Bodhi Boutique Inn) 

 Price Including
  • Six nights accommodation with breakfast
  • Sharing-vehicle with air conditioners
  • Excellent English-speaking guide
  • Entrance tickets mentioned in the itinerary
  • Bullet train ticket from Kunming to Dali (2nd-class ticket)
  • Two bottles of water each day each person.
 Price Excluding
  • Lunches and dinners
  • International train tickets/flight tickets
  • Personal travel accident insurance
  • Any optional programs/activities
  • Chinese visa fees
  • Personal consumption
  • Any picking-up and dropping of service between hotel and airport
  • Single room supplement
  • Tips (USD 5-10/day/person to guide; USD 5-10/day/person to driver)

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