14 Days Southwest China Tour

Guangzhou, Guilin, Longsheng, Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-la

Tour Code: TCT-Yunnan-06

Tour Type: Private Tour

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

Price from $ 2294

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Tour Feature

This 14 Days Southest China Tour to Guilin and Yunnan Province is designed to offer you the amazing journey experience to the cities that has the best of natural scenery and the unique and the most diverse minority custom. Spend a day exploring the fabulous Li River and then another to the famous rice terraces and Zhuang and Yao minority villages in Longsheng beyond Guilin. Our Yunnan trip is a wonderful combination of scenery and ethnic culture. The legendary Kingdom of Shangri-La with Tibetan culture, one of the world's cultural heritages-Lijiang Old Town with Naxi culture and scenic Dali with the beautiful stories of Bai people. Spectacular landscapes and exotic ethnic minority tribes await you as you step back into the Southwest part of China.

What to Expect

Day Destination Highlights
01 Arrival Guangzhou Be Transferred to the hotel
02 Guangzhou - Guilin Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Memorial Hall, Temple of Cheng Family, Temple of the Six Banyan Trees, High speed train to Guilin
03 Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin Li River Cruise to Yangshuo, Coach to Guilin
04 Guilin - Longsheng - Guilin Coach to Longsheng, Longji Rice Terraces, Ping'an Zhuang Village, Back to Guilin
05 Guilin - Kunming Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill, Flight to Kunming
06 Kunming - Dali Flight to Dali, Dali Ancient Town, Three Pagodas
07 Dali Erhai Cruise, Xiazhou Bai's Houses
08 Dali - Lijiang Coach to Lijiang, Lijiang Ancient Town
09 Lijiang Jade Dragen Snow Mountain, Yufeng Temple, Baisha Mural
10 Lijaing - Shangri-la Coach to Shangri-la
11 Shangri-la Songzanlin Lamasery, Potatse National Park
12 Shangri-la - Kunming Flight to Kunming, Western Hill, Dragen Gate, Village of Ethnic Culture
13 Kunming to Guangzhou Stone Forest, Flgiht to Guangzhou
14 Departure Guangzhou Be Transferred to the airport

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival Guangzhou

Arrive in Guangzhou, you will be met at the airport & transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

Meals: No meal
Recommended Hotel: In Guangzhou


Guangzhou City View



Day 2 Guangzhou  Guilin

Today, you will take a half day city tour of Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Memorial Hall - one of the most important historic buildings in Canton and is built to honor Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the great architect of Chinese revolution, Temple of Chen Family - one of the most culturally unique complexes in Southern China, Temple of the Six Banyan Trees, which enshrines three Buddhist statuses in its Grand Hall, which were cast in the Qing Dynasty in 1663.  then in the late afternoon, be transferred to railway station to take high speed train for Guilin.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel:In Guilin

Temple of Chen Family



Day 3 Guilin  Yangshuo  Guilin

Depart from hotel in the morning, you will be transferred to the Pier for the Li River Cruise (about 4 hours and the lunch will be served on board). Savor the fairy-tale scenery when sail down the meandering river to Yangshuo. Be transferred back to Guilin in the late afternoon. Optional Banquet of Rice Noodle is available tonight.(your own expense).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel:In Guilin


Li River



Day 4 Guilin  Longsheng Guilin

Depart from hotel in the morning, you will take about 2.5hours driving to Longsheng and visit the marvelous Longji Rice Terraces and Ping'an Zhuang Village. After the tour, drive back to Guilin City.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: In Guilin


Longji Rice Terraces



Day 5 Guilin Kunming

In the morning, visit Reed Flute Cave and Elephant Trunk Hill which is regarded as the symbol of Guilin. After the tour, be transffered to the airport for your flight to Kunming

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel:In Kunming


Elephant Trunk Hill



Day 6 Kunming  Dali

In the morning, take a short flight to Dali, the ancient political, economic and cultural center of Yunnan. On arrival, you will visit Dali Ancient Town - the traditional Bai ethnic style buildings, and Three Pagodas - the symbol of the history of Dali and and the witness of the development of Buddhism in the area.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: In Dali


Dali Ancient Town



Day 7 Dali

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the pier and take an Erhai Cruise for a relaxing, which is the second largest lake in Yunnan after Dianchi Lake, and one of the seven biggest fresh water lakes in China. In the afternoon, you can take a leisure visit to Xizhou Bai's Houses (Yan's Courtyard included) where you can see what the Bai people's houses like.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel:In Dali


Erhai Cruise



Day 8 Dali Lijiang

In the morning, take 4hours driving to Lijiang, the famous ancient town in southwest China, and enjoy a leisure visit around Lijiang Ancient Town that to walk down the cobblestone streets over 700 years and feel the Naxi way of life which changed little over time.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel:In Lijiang


Lijiang Ancient Town



Day 9 Lijiang

In the morning, you will drive about half an hour to visit Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (cable car and green vans available in the scenic area) - a treasure of wild plants and rare animals, are like a silver dragon lying in the clouds. After lunch, visit Yufeng Temple - 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
Recommended Hotel:In Lijiang


Jade Dragon Snow Mountain



Day 10 Lijiang  Shangri-la

In the morning, drive another 4 hours (about 178km) to Shangri-La, a place with stunning scenery, the azure sky and the hospitality of unsophisticated people.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: In Shangri-la


Shangri-La



Day 11 Shangri-la

Today, get up early, you will first take a minutes driving to visit Songzanlin Lamasery, the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Yunnan, then visit Potatso National Park (green vans available in scenic area) after lunch - 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
Recommended Hotel: In Shangri-la


Potatso National Park



Day 12 Shangri-la  Kunming

Fly back to Kunming in the morning, you will then have chance to visit Fly back to Kunming in the morning, you will then have chance to visit Western Hill, Dragon Gate. and the Village of Ethnic Culture. After the tour, enjoy your free time in this Spring City. Guoqiao Rice Noodle can be your optional dinner during this day(your own expense).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: In Kunming


Village of Ethnic Culture



Day 13 Kunming Guangzhou

Today after breakfast, you will have a chance to visit the famous Stone Forest (2 hours)- famous as the typical karst landform and known as the First Wonder of the World. In the afternoon, be transferred to the airport and take a flight from Kunming to Guangzhou.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Guangzhou

Stone Forest
Stone Forest



Day 14 Derparture Guangzhou

Free at leisure until be transferred to the airport for your international flight to your next destination.

Meals: Breakfast

Service Ends

Day 1 Arrival Guangzhou

Arrive in Guangzhou, you will be met at the airport & transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

Meals: No meal
Recommended Hotel: In Guangzhou


Guangzhou City View



Day 2 Guangzhou  Guilin

Today, you will take a half day city tour of Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Memorial Hall - one of the most important historic buildings in Canton and is built to honor Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the great architect of Chinese revolution, Temple of Chen Family - one of the most culturally unique complexes in Southern China, Temple of the Six Banyan Trees, which enshrines three Buddhist statuses in its Grand Hall, which were cast in the Qing Dynasty in 1663.  then in the late afternoon, be transferred to railway station to take high speed train for Guilin.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel:In Guilin

Temple of Chen Family



Day 3 Guilin  Yangshuo  Guilin

Depart from hotel in the morning, you will be transferred to the Pier for the Li River Cruise (about 4 hours and the lunch will be served on board). Savor the fairy-tale scenery when sail down the meandering river to Yangshuo. Be transferred back to Guilin in the late afternoon. Optional Banquet of Rice Noodle is available tonight.(your own expense).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel:In Guilin


Li River



Day 4 Guilin  Longsheng Guilin

Depart from hotel in the morning, you will take about 2.5hours driving to Longsheng and visit the marvelous Longji Rice Terraces and Ping'an Zhuang Village. After the tour, drive back to Guilin City.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: In Guilin


Longji Rice Terraces



Day 5 Guilin Kunming

In the morning, visit Reed Flute Cave and Elephant Trunk Hill which is regarded as the symbol of Guilin. After the tour, be transffered to the airport for your flight to Kunming

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel:In Kunming


Elephant Trunk Hill



Day 6 Kunming  Dali

In the morning, take a short flight to Dali, the ancient political, economic and cultural center of Yunnan. On arrival, you will visit Dali Ancient Town - the traditional Bai ethnic style buildings, and Three Pagodas - the symbol of the history of Dali and and the witness of the development of Buddhism in the area.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: In Dali


Dali Ancient Town



Day 7 Dali

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the pier and take an Erhai Cruise for a relaxing, which is the second largest lake in Yunnan after Dianchi Lake, and one of the seven biggest fresh water lakes in China. In the afternoon, you can take a leisure visit to Xizhou Bai's Houses (Yan's Courtyard included) where you can see what the Bai people's houses like.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel:In Dali


Erhai Cruise



Day 8 Dali Lijiang

In the morning, take 4hours driving to Lijiang, the famous ancient town in southwest China, and enjoy a leisure visit around Lijiang Ancient Town that to walk down the cobblestone streets over 700 years and feel the Naxi way of life which changed little over time.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel:In Lijiang


Lijiang Ancient Town



Day 9 Lijiang

In the morning, you will drive about half an hour to visit Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (cable car and green vans available in the scenic area) - a treasure of wild plants and rare animals, are like a silver dragon lying in the clouds. After lunch, visit Yufeng Temple - 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
Recommended Hotel:In Lijiang


Jade Dragon Snow Mountain



Day 10 Lijiang  Shangri-la

In the morning, drive another 4 hours (about 178km) to Shangri-La, a place with stunning scenery, the azure sky and the hospitality of unsophisticated people.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: In Shangri-la


Shangri-La



Day 11 Shangri-la

Today, get up early, you will first take a minutes driving to visit Songzanlin Lamasery, the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Yunnan, then visit Potatso National Park (green vans available in scenic area) after lunch - 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
Recommended Hotel: In Shangri-la


Potatso National Park



Day 12 Shangri-la  Kunming

Fly back to Kunming in the morning, you will then have chance to visit Fly back to Kunming in the morning, you will then have chance to visit Western Hill, Dragon Gate. and the Village of Ethnic Culture. After the tour, enjoy your free time in this Spring City. Guoqiao Rice Noodle can be your optional dinner during this day(your own expense).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: In Kunming


Village of Ethnic Culture



Day 13 Kunming Guangzhou

Today after breakfast, you will have a chance to visit the famous Stone Forest (2 hours)- famous as the typical karst landform and known as the First Wonder of the World. In the afternoon, be transferred to the airport and take a flight from Kunming to Guangzhou.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Guangzhou

Stone Forest
Stone Forest



Day 14 Derparture Guangzhou

Free at leisure until be transferred to the airport for your international flight to your next destination.

Meals: Breakfast

Service Ends

Prices (per person in US$)

Hotel Class Group Size Dec. ~ Feb. Mar. ~ Nov.
Economy Hotel
★★★
2 ~ 5 pax $2876 $3049
6 ~ 9 pax $2294 $2466
Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
2 ~ 5 pax $3073 $3276
6 ~ 9 pax $2491 $2693
Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
2 ~ 5 pax $3391 $3593
6 ~ 9 pax $2808 $3011

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, 2018 to Feb 28, 2019, 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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