10 Days Yunnan Tour to The Lost Horizon

Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-la

Tour Code: TCT-Yunnan-03

Tour Type: Private Tour

Best Travel Time: Suitable for the whole year, best from April to November.

Price from $ 1446 1301

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Yunnan will never fail to offer you endless and amazing destinations within its area. Besides Kunming, Dali and Lijiang, Shangri-La should be the next surprise waiting for you. Shangri-La, the Lost Horizon portrayed by Mr. James Hilton, if you have already read it and wanted to find it, you should take this trip to see how people there live stresslessly and in moderation. You might find a peace of mind in the harmonious wonderland of Shangri-La with snow-capped mountains, lakes, trees and water. It is the trip of life, where the souls be purified.


Day Destination Highlights
01 Arrival Kunming Be transferred to the hotel
02 Kunming Stone Forest
03 Kunming - Dali Flight to Dali, Dali Ancient Town, Three Pagodas
04 Dali Erhai Cruise, Xizhou Bai's House
05 Dali - Lijiang Coach to Lijiang, Lijiang Ancient Town
06 Lijiang Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Yufeng Temple, Baisha Mural
07 Lijiang - Tiger Leaping Gorge - Shangri-La Coach to Tiger Leaping Gorge and sightseeing, Coach to Shangri-La
08 Shangri-La Songzanlin Lamasery, Potatse National Park
09 Shangri-La - Kunming Flight to Kunming, Golden Temple, Grand View Tower, Flower and Bird Market
10 Departure Kunming Be transferred to the airport

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival Kunming

Arrive in Kunming, the start of this tour. Be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for a good rest.

Meals:
No meals
Accommodation: In Kunming


Kunming City View
 


Day 2 Kunming

Depart from your hotel in the morning, you will take a visit to the Stone Forest (2 hours) - famous as the typical karst landform and known as the First Wonder of the World. After lunch in the scenic area (about 1 hour), drive back to the your hotel in Kunming and free of the rest day.
 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Kunming
Optional Night Activities: Bridge-crossing Noodle (generally 1 hour)


Stone Forest, Kunming
 


Day 3 Kunming  Dali

In the morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for a 40-50min flight to Dali, the ancient political, economic and cultural center of Yunnan area. Upon arrival, your tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help your to check your hotel in Dali. After lunch, you can have a visit to Dali Ancient Town (1 hour) - which is featured by the unique traditional Bai ethnic folk houses. Continue to visit Three Pagodas (1.5 hours) - the symbol of the history of Dali. After that, drive back to the your hotel and free of the rest day.
 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Dali


Dali Ancient Town
 

Day 4 Dali

Today, after breakfast, you will first be transferred to the pier and take an Erhai Cruise (3 hours) - ranked the second in Yunnan Province and the seventh freshwater lake in China by area and water storage. for relaxing. Then in the afternoon, then visit Xizhou Bai's Houses (30min) - not only the birthplace of Bai minority people but also a famous hometown to overseas Chinese in Yunnan. After that, drive back to the your hotel and free of the rest day.
 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Dali

Details in the itinerary:
About Erhai Lake Cruise:
Boarding place:
Longkan Pier (Cruising time 1.5 hours and islet sightseeing time 1.5 hours)
Briefing route: drive to the Longkan Pier before 9:00 a.m. and get on the ship (sometimes you need to wait for a while if the tourists on the ship less than 10 people) - cruising to the Jinleng Islet and do sightseeing there including village visiting, local school visiting, etc. - back to the ship and continue to cruise on the lake - cruising back to Longkan Pier and get off the ship


Erhai Lake
 

Day 5 Dali  Lijiang

Today will be a little tired because we need to spend about 3.5 - 4 hours driving from Dali to Lijiang, an exceptional ancient town set in a dramatic landscape which represents the harmonious fusion of different cultural traditions to produce an urban landscape of outstanding quality. Your Lijiang tour guide will wait for you and help you to check in the hotel. And then, take a short visit in Lijiang Ancient Town (1 - 2 hours) - walk down the cobblestone streets over 700 years and see the Naxi way of life which changed little over time. After that, drive back to the your hotel and free of the rest day.
 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Lijiang
Optional Night Activities: Naxi Ancient Music (in Lijiang Ancient Town, 19:30 - 21:00)
Tips: About the Naxi Ancient Music: we would like to recommend Naxi Ancient Music as your night entertainment. Naxi music is a profound music taken as a valuable heritage of Naxi minority.


Lijiang Ancient Town
 


Day 6 Lijiang

In the morning drive about half an hour to visit Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (3.5 hours) - a treasure of wild plants and rare animals, are like a silver dragon lying in the clouds. After lunch, visit Yufeng Temple (30min) - a distinctive and conjunct architecture style of Han Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Taoism and the local Naxi Dongba Religion. After that, go to see the Baisha Mural (30 min) - the cradle of the Naxi culture and ancient capital of the Naxi Kingdom. After this tour, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest day.
 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Lijiang
Tips: Click Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Tour Tips to know more inforamtion


Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
 


Day 7 Lijiang  Shangri-la

In the morning, we will firstly take 1.5 hours driving from Lijiang to the Tiger Leaping Gorge. On the way, you will have a short stop of the First Bend of the Yangtze River for taking some photos. After that continue to drive, your Shangri-La tour guide will wait for you at the Qiaotou Village and accompany with you to have a visit to Tiger Leaping Gorge (3 hours) - one of the finest treks through some of the most naturally beautiful and diverse landscapes China. After this trip, continue another 1.5 hours driving to Shangri-La, a place with stunning scenery, the azure sky and the hospitality of unsophisticated people. When arrival, have a rest of this day.
 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shangri-la
Tips: Today’s lunch will be arranged in Tiger Leaping Gorge.


Tiger Leaping Gorge
 


Day 8  Shangri-la

Today, begin your exciting tour with a visit to Songzanlin Lamasery (2 hours), the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Yunnan, then visit Potatso National Park (4 hours) - the first national park in mainland China offers a closer distance for travelers to experience the natural environment. After this trip, drive back to your hotel and have rest of this day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shangri-la
Tips: The main attractions in Potatso National Park are Shudu Lake which ensures people could see Shudu cracked-stomach fish produced, and Bita Lake which is famous for its limpid water and its beautiful scenery which is set against the mountains and with forests surrounding it.


Songzanlin Lamasery
 


Day 9 Shangri-la  Kunming

In the morning after breakfast, take an hour flight from Shangri-La back to Kunming. On arrival, you tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to check in the hotel. After lunch, take a visit to Golden Temple (40 min) - also know as Jindian Park is famous for the representative Taihe Temple which is a Taoist temple. Continue to have a visit to Grand View Tower (1 hour) - also called Daguan Park which sits on the shore of Dianchi Lake. And then, you can have a leisure walking in the Flower and Bird Market (1 hour) - the local market in Kunming fo you to see more about the daily life scenes of this city. After that, drive you back to your hotel and have a rest of this day.
 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Kunming


Grand View Tower
 


Day 10 Departure Kunming

Bid a fond farewell to Yunnan and be transferred to the airport for the flight to your next stop.
 
Meals: Breakfast

Service Ends

Note: Visiting time, transporting time, and duration of shows and meals in the itinerary are suggested and will be subject to change particular situations.

Prices (per person in US$)

January, February, December
Group Size Using Economy Hotel
★★★
Using Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
1 person   2788 2509   3134 2821   3625 3262
2-5 persons 1776 1599 2146 1932 1949 1754 2493 2243 2194 1975 2983 2685
6-9 persons 1446 1301 1816 1634 1619 1457 2162 1946 1864 1678 2653 2388
≥10 persons 1243 1119 1562 1406 1384 1246 1844 1659 1650 1485 2375 2138
March, June, July, August
Group Size Using Economy Hotel
★★★
Using Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
1 person   2838 2554   3184 2866   3753 3378
2-5 persons 1826 1644 2196 1977 1999 1799 2543 2288 2284 2055 3112 2801
6-9 persons 1496 1346 1866 1679 1669 1502 2212 1991 1954 1758 2781 2503
≥10 persons 1268 1141 1587 1428 1409 1268 1869 1682 1714 1543 2479 2231
April, May, September, October, November
Group Size Using Economy Hotel
★★★
Using Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
1 person   2863 2577   3209 2889   3700 3330
2-5 persons 1851 1666 2221 1999 2024 1822 2568 2311 2269 2043 3058 2752
6-9 persons 1521 1369 1891 1702 1694 1525 2237 2014 1939 1745 2728 2455
≥10 persons 1293 1164 1612 1451 1434 1291 1894 1704 1700 1530 2425 2183


Price includes:
  Domestic flight or high-speed train as specified
  Private transfer between the airport or railway station, attractions, and hotels
  Private licensed English-speaking guide and driver service
  Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast on sharing basis
  All attraction entrance fees as specified
  Meals mentioned in the itinerary, Chinese local food
  China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance

Price excludes:
  International Air tickets or Train Tickets to enter or leave China
  Tips to your tour guide and driver on your own discretion
  China Entry Visa Fees
  Personal expenses
  Optional tours, meals, activities and services

Remarks:
※   Prices are valid from Mar 1, 2016 to Feb 28, 2017, except Chinese public holidays, local fairs or events.
※   TCT reserves the right to adjust the price caused by exchange rate
※   No guide on the flight and Yangtze River cruise. 
※   Recommended hotels are subject to change in actual booking
※   Special requirements should be advised to TCT in advance.
※   TCT reserves the right of final explanation for any change due to the reasons beyond our control

Recommended Hotels

City Economy Hotel ★★★ Comfortable Hotel ★★★★ Deluxe Hotel ★★★★★
KunmingKunming Jintai Hotel
Add: No. 118., Huancheng South Road, Kunming
Kunming Hotel
Add: 52 East Feng Dong Road, Kunming
Kaiwah Plaza International Hotel Kunming
Add: 157 Beijing Road, Kunming
DaliDali Landscape Hotel
Add: 96 Yu'er Road, Dali
Dali Gurong Hotel
Add: 59 Boai Road, Dali Ancient Town
Dali Gurong Hotel
Add: 59 Boai Road, Dali Ancient Town
LijiangLijiang Sanhe Villa
Add: No. 4, Jishan Lane, Xinyi Street, Lijiang Ancient Town
Lijiang Wangfu Hotel
Add: 9 Yigu Alley, South Gate Street, Dayan Ancient Town, Lijiang
InterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort
Add: No. 276, Xianghe Road, Lijiang Ancient Town
Shangri-LaZhaxidele Hotel
Add: Kangzhu Road, Shangri-la
Sheenava Hotel
Add: East side of Kangzhu Road, Shangri-la
Dujinimi Hotel Shangri-La
Add: 32 Changzheng Road, Shangri-la

Optional Activities

City Local Specialties Nights Shows
Kunming Bridge-crossing NoodleYunnan Impression Show - Dynamic Yunnan

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