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10 Days Yunnan Tour to The Lost Horizon

Destination:  

Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-la

Tour Type: Private Tour
Tour Code: TCT-Yunnan-03
Tour Ratings: Comfort    Culture    Natural Scenery
Best Travel Time: Suitable for the whole year, best from April to November.
Price from
2-5 persons: US$ 1891 1702 P/P
6-9 persons: US$ 1513 1361 P/P
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Kunming-Dali-Lijiang-Shangri-la Tour

  • Kunming-Dali-Lijiang-Shangri-la Tour

    Kunming-Dali-Lijiang-Shangri-la Tour

  • Kunming Stone Forest

    Kunming Stone Forest

  • Dali Ancient Town

    Dali Ancient Town

  • Dali Xizhou Bai's Houses

    Dali Xizhou Bai's Houses

  • Lijiang Ancient Town

    Lijiang Ancient Town

  • Lijing Jade Dragon Sown Mountain

    Lijing Jade Dragon Sown Mountain

  • Lijiang Baisha Mural

    Lijiang Baisha Mural

  • Tiger Leaping Gorge

    Tiger Leaping Gorge

  • Shangri-la

    Shangri-la

  • Shangri-la Songzanlin Lamasery

    Shangri-la Songzanlin Lamasery

Summary: 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.

Tour Overview

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

Day-by-day 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 Airport Kunming City View Travel to Kunming
Kunming Airport Kunming City View Our clients in Kunming
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 Stone Forest Brodge Crossing Noodle
Stone Forest Stone Forest Bridge Crossing Noodle
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 City View Dali Ancient Town Three Pagodas
Dali City View Dali Ancient Town Three Pagodas
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 Ship Erhai Cruising Xizhou Bai Houses
Erhai Lake Ship Erhai Cruising Xizhou Bai Houses
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 Lijiang Ancient Town Naxi Ancient Music
Our Clients in Lijiang Lijiang Ancient Town Naxi Ancient Music
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 Yufeng Temple Baisha Mural
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Yufeng Temple Baisha Mural
Day 7
Lijiang  Tiger Leaping Gorge  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.
First Bend of the Yangtze River Tiger Leaping Gorge Shangri-La View
First Bend of the Yangtze River Tiger Leaping Gorge Shangri-La View
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 Potatso National Park Potatso National Park
Songzanlin Lamasery Potatso National Park Potatso National Park
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
Golden Temple Grand View Tower Flower and Birds Market
Golden Temple Grand View Tower Flower and Birds Market
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.

Full price of this tour (per person in US$):

  • JAN, FEB, DEC
  • MAR, JUN, JUL, AUG
  • APR, MAY, SEP, OCT, NOV
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   2978 2680   3180 2862   3780 3402
2-5 persons 1891 1702 2275 2048 1992 1793 2477 2230 2292 2063 3077 2770
6-9 persons 1513 1361 1897 1707 1614 1452 2099 1889 1914 1722 2699 2429
10 persons & above 1302 1172 1634 1471 1388 1249 1806 1625 1707 1536 2444 2200
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   3029 2726   3231 2908   3911 3520
2-5 persons 1942 1748 2326 2093 2043 1839 2528 2275 2383 2145 3208 2887
6-9 persons 1563 1407 1947 1753 1664 1498 2149 1935 2004 1804 2829 2547
10 persons & above 1327 1195 1659 1493 1413 1272 1831 1648 1772 1595 2549 2294
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   3054 2749   3256 2931   3856 3471
2-5 persons 1967 1771 2351 2116 2068 1862 2553 2298 2368 2132 3153 2838
6-9 persons 1589 1430 1973 1776 1690 1521 2175 1957 1990 1791 2775 2497
10 persons & above 1353 1217 1685 1516 1439 1295 1857 1671 1758 1582 2495 2245

Full price of this tour (per person in US$):

  • JAN, FEB, DEC
  • MAR, JUN, JUL, AUG
  • APR, MAY, SEP, OCT, NOV
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   2978 2680   3180 2862   3780 3402
2-5 persons 1891 1702 2275 2048 1992 1793 2477 2230 2292 2063 3077 2770
6-9 persons 1513 1361 1897 1707 1614 1452 2099 1889 1914 1722 2699 2429
10 persons & above 1302 1172 1634 1471 1388 1249 1806 1625 1707 1536 2444 2200
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   3029 2726   3231 2908   3911 3520
2-5 persons 1942 1748 2326 2093 2043 1839 2528 2275 2383 2145 3208 2887
6-9 persons 1563 1407 1947 1753 1664 1498 2149 1935 2004 1804 2829 2547
10 persons & above 1327 1195 1659 1493 1413 1272 1831 1648 1772 1595 2549 2294
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   3054 2749   3256 2931   3856 3471
2-5 persons 1967 1771 2351 2116 2068 1862 2553 2298 2368 2132 3153 2838
6-9 persons 1589 1430 1973 1776 1690 1521 2175 1957 1990 1791 2775 2497
10 persons & above 1353 1217 1685 1516 1439 1295 1857 1671 1758 1582 2495 2245

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 Yinxiang Gucheng Wenyuan Hotel
Add: No. 43, Xinyuan Lane, Guangyi Street, Lijiang Ancient Town
InterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort
Add: No. 276, Xianghe Road, Lijiang Ancient Town
Shangri-LaYunnan Airlines Diqing Guanguang Hotel
Add: No. 60, Chicika Street, Shangri-La
Yunnan Airlines Diqing Guanguang Hotel
Add: No. 60, Chicika Street, Shangri-La
Paradise Hotel Shangri-La
Add: Middle Section, Changzheng Street, Shangri-La

Optional Local Specialties & Night Shows:

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

Price includes:
★ Private transfer between airport(railway station), hotel and attractions
English speaking guide service
★ Domestic airfare or train fare based on economy class
 Hotel accommodtion with daily breakfast
 Entrance fee to attractions listed in the itinerary
 Meals as itinerary specifies
 China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance,  insurance terms & conditions
 
Price excludes:
 International airfare
 Visa fee
 Tips for guides, escort, drives, bellman, etc. 
 Personal expenses
Optional tours, meals, activities and services 

Remarks:
★ Prices are valid from Mar 1, 2015 to Feb 29, 2016, 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

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