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Q&A: 8 Days Essence Tour to Kunming-Dali-Lijiang-Shangrila
Asked by Jo** Date Added:
Question: uide spanish lunguage is possible in yunnan tour?
Asked by Kateri** Date Added:
Question: Hi, which time is it better to do a trip : at the end of June or at the end of October?
Asked by Pet** Date Added:
Question: Your questions about our tour package?:,do you arrange flight from Kunming to Dali instead of overnight train? and how much will be the extra cost? Do you also have a tour to MUFU during the trip in Lijiang? Do you want to customize the tour? if yes please tell us your plan and request:,Do you need us book hotel or flight/train? if yes please tell us:
As per your request of the 8 Days Kunming, Dali, Lijiang and Shangri-la essence tour, we can book flight from Kunming to Dali instead of overnight train and can add Mufu for you in Lijiang.
What is your hotel budget? And after the tour in Shangri-la, where will you go?
You may let us know
Asked by Jo** Date Added:
Question: Your questions about our tour package?:,We would like to add an extra day if possible? What are additional places we may visit for this 9th day? What modes of payment do you accept? Will we be dropped off at the airport, then flown back to Kunming? Can you accommodate some elderly (senior citizens) tourists? We would like to add an extra day if possible. Making it 9 days,May we know how much the added cost would be if we want a flight back to Guangzhou at the end of the tour? And with the extra day?
We have got your tour request, and can arrange a 9 Days Tour Package for you.
We can accommodate senior citizens for you.
And now is checking the tour itinerary and price for you, then let you know soon
Asked by S** Date Added:
Question: Hi, can i join the tour, just one person? Also, does this include return air tickets from Shanghai?
Asked by M** Date Added:
Question: Your questions about our tour package?:,Our tour starts on 04-16 till 04-25, we just need ground tour. if there any internal flight, do let me know. How much per pax for this kind of tour ? Do helps us to customize the tour and try to list in most of the interesting places. dont plan it too tight in each day. we have quite a number of senior citizen. we want a comfortable tour and not a rushing tour. we dont want any shopping spree,we will book the to and fro flight ticket ourselves. 3 to 4 stars hotel is nice enough
Asked by Rona** Date Added:
Question: Your questions about our tour package?:,Is the price the same for 1 or 2 people? Other then hotel is there a different in 3* and 5* tours,What meals are included and are breakfast western or Chinese style
For the 8 Days Kunming, Lijiang, Dali and Shangrila Tour, the price for 1 Person is much higher than 2, and price is different for 3, 4 and 5 star hotel, so what is your budget?
When will you arrive and leave from Kunming?
Asked by Andr** Date Added:
Question: Your questions about our tour package?:,We would like 2 rooms, one for a couple and one for a single, please,If any possibilities to ride bicycles in a safe area, that would be nice,An inexpensive clean hotel with private bathroom would be needed
Asked by Gilbe** Date Added:
Question: Your questions about our tour package?:,2 nights in Kunming with tours to include Stone Forest & Western Hill,Overnight train to Lijiang on 17 May 2017,2 nights in Lijiang with all the usual tours and include trip up Jade Dragon Snow Mountain,By road to Shangri-La 19 May 2017,2 nights in Shangri-La. ,Fly back to Kunming on 22 May to connect flight to Chiang Mai (Thailand),Thai-speaking guides in each city, for hotels. This group of Thai Buddhist monks might stay in monastery (not sure yet),Yes, please quote airfare for the Shangri-La-Kunming flight
Asked by Je** Date Added:
Question: Your questions about our tour package?: ,We would like to tour Kunming, Dali, Linjiang, Shangri-la from October 18 (arrival in Kunming by FD 582 - 11 40am) to October 25 (departure from Kunming by FD 583 at 12 30pm),We prefer private tour (car, van or train) with english-spoken guide, we are a party of 2 only (my wife and myself),We want to give emphasis on people & culture, heritage, landscape and scenery, for photo opportunities,We prefer hotels such as charm or boutique hotels

Here is the itinerary of  8 Days Kunming-Dali-Lijiang-Shangri-la Essence Tour, please 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 (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(Chongsheng Monastery), 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)

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.


Are you satisfied with this itinerary? This tour ends at Shangri-la on day8, so do you also need us to book flight(Shangri-la -> Kunming) on Oct 25th?

As for the hotel, you need 3 or 4 or 5 star hotel?

Asked by Richa** Date Added:
Question: Your questions about our tour package?:,Arrived at Kunming at 5pm,Will only depart Kunming on 7 April 2014, can you help book hotel at Kunming? And also can you book flight from Shangrila to Kunming? Hotel, 3 stars is good
Answer: Planned Tour Date:2014-03-27, Number of Person:2, Interested in:8 Days Kunming-Dali-Lijiang-Shangri-la Essence Tour,

Thanks for your attention on

My I know your nationality? 

Do you need English speaking guide?

For the tour, your arrival date is on Mar 27 and departure date is Apr 7th, so there is about 12 days totally.

Would you like a 8 days package with few free days or 12 days for tour in Yunnan province?

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