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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$ 1918 1727 P/P
6-9 persons: US$ 1527 1375 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   3062 2756   3297 2968   3692 3323
2-5 persons 1918 1727 2327 2095 2036 1833 2563 2307 2233 2010 2957 2662
6-9 persons 1527 1375 1936 1743 1645 1481 2172 1955 1842 1658 2566 2310
10 persons & above 1309 1178 1661 1495 1418 1276 1878 1690 1611 1450 2264 2038
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   3109 2798   3345 3010   3739 3365
2-5 persons 1966 1769 2375 2138 2084 1875 2610 2349 2281 2053 3005 2705
6-9 persons 1575 1418 1984 1786 1693 1524 2219 1998 1890 1701 2614 2353
10 persons & above 1333 1200 1685 1517 1441 1297 1902 1712 1634 1471 2288 2059
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   3133 2820   3369 3032   3763 3387
2-5 persons 1990 1791 2399 2159 2107 1897 2634 2371 2305 2074 3029 2726
6-9 persons 1599 1439 2008 1807 1716 1545 2243 2019 1914 1722 2638 2374
10 persons & above 1357 1221 1709 1538 1465 1319 1926 1733 1658 1492 2312 2081

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   3062 2756   3297 2968   3692 3323
2-5 persons 1918 1727 2327 2095 2036 1833 2563 2307 2233 2010 2957 2662
6-9 persons 1527 1375 1936 1743 1645 1481 2172 1955 1842 1658 2566 2310
10 persons & above 1309 1178 1661 1495 1418 1276 1878 1690 1611 1450 2264 2038
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   3109 2798   3345 3010   3739 3365
2-5 persons 1966 1769 2375 2138 2084 1875 2610 2349 2281 2053 3005 2705
6-9 persons 1575 1418 1984 1786 1693 1524 2219 1998 1890 1701 2614 2353
10 persons & above 1333 1200 1685 1517 1441 1297 1902 1712 1634 1471 2288 2059
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   3133 2820   3369 3032   3763 3387
2-5 persons 1990 1791 2399 2159 2107 1897 2634 2371 2305 2074 3029 2726
6-9 persons 1599 1439 2008 1807 1716 1545 2243 2019 1914 1722 2638 2374
10 persons & above 1357 1221 1709 1538 1465 1319 1926 1733 1658 1492 2312 2081

Recommended Hotels:

City Economy Hotel ★★★ Comfortable Hotel ★★★★ Deluxe Hotel ★★★★★
Kunming Kunming Jinjiang HotelKunming HotelKaiwah Plaza International Hotel Kunming
Dali Landscape HotelDali Gurong HotelDali Gurong Hotel
Lijiang Lijiang Sanhe HotelLijiang Wangfu HotelLijiang Guanfang Hotel
Shangri-LaShiner Hotel Shangri-LaGyalthang Dzong HotelParadise Hotel Shangri-La

Optional Local Specialties & Night Shows:

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

Remarks:
Validity: Quotations above are valid between Mar 1, 2014 to Mar 1, 2015. Except for periods of Chinese public holidays, local fairs or events.
Exchange Rate: TCT reserves the right to adjust the price caused by the exchange rate
Guide Service: No guide on the flight and Yangtze River cruise.
Hotels Change: Recommended hotels are subject to change in actual booking
Specific Requests: requirements of adjacent or connecting rooms, bedding requests, smoking or non-smoking rooms and special dietary should inform us in advance.
TCT Right to Interpret: TCT reserves the right of final explanation for any change due to the reasons beyond our control
 
Price includes:
Vehicle: Private vehicle transfer in the itinerary
Flights Tickets: Domestic flights of economic class in the itinerary.
Train Tickets: Domestic train tickets in the itinerary.
Accommodation: Two adults sharing one standard twin-bed room (or cabin on Yangtze cruise ship) listed in the itinerary.
*Solo travelers or those who want to occupy one twin-bed room/cabin of their own, single supplement rate (Sole Occupancy in above price table) is needed.
Driver & Guide: Licensed driver and English-speaking guide service based on the itinerary
Entrance fee: All entrance fees to scenic spots as shown in the itinerary
Dining: Meals as specified in the itinerary
Taxes: Airport taxes and fuel fees, Government taxes, etc.
Travel insurance: China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance, see insurance terms & conditions
 
Price excludes:
1. Round way International airfare or train tickets
2. Visa fee
3. Tips for guides, escort, drives, bellman, etc.
4. Personal expenses such as excess luggage fees, laundry, postage, communications and beverages.
5. Optional scenic spots, meals and shows in the itinerary
6. Any other changes caused by force majeure incidents or accidents beyond the control of TopChinaTravel
7. Any items not specified in the plan.

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