Mutianyu Great Wall
Forbidden City, Beijing
Temple of Heaven
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Naxi People, Lijiang
Lijiang Ancient Town
Songzanlin Lama Temple
Songzanlin Lama Temple
Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai
The Bund, Shanghai
14 Days Yunnan &
Tibet Tour: Beijing, Kunming, Lijiang, Shangri-la,
Lhasa And Shanghai
Tour Code: CNT_22
1. Tour Itinerary
Arrive at Beijing airport or railway station. Our English-speaking tour guide will meet and welcome you at the arrival hall, and then you will be transferred to your hotel for checking in. Remaining day is free at your own leisure.
+ Lunch + Dinner)
Visit Tiananmen Square,
the Forbidden City (the Imperial Palace)
and the Summer Palace. Enjoy
the Beijing Duck Dinner.
Optional program in the evening: Peking
Opera, Kungfu Show or Chinese Acrobatics.
was the front gate of Forbidden City
- the imperial palace during the Ming
and Qing dynasties. Measuring 880 meters
in length and 500 meters in width, Tian'anmen
Square is located in the center of Beijing;
military parade takes place here on
China's National Day.
City: The Forbidden
City China is a symbol of oriental culture,
Established on the basis of the Imperial
PaLace of the Ming and Qing dynasties.
One cannot be counted as having visited
China if he or she has never visited
the Forbidden City of China.
Palace: The largest and most famous imperial garden in China which is located in the northwestern outskirts of Beijing. The Summer Palace was first built in 1750 as a summer resort for the emperors in the Qing Dynasty. It was built in order to celebrated Emperor Qianlong's mother's 60th birthday, and survived from several major damages a couple of times in late Qing Dynasty. The most attractive sight in Summer Palace is the Kunming lake. You can take a boat to cruise it in the summer and enjoy skiing on the frozen lake in the winter.
Duck Dinner: Beijing
Roasted Duck is renowned as the most
delicious food of Beijing. The duck
is hung in the oven and roasted by flame
burning from fruit-wood. The finished
duck is characteristic with crispy skin,
tender meat and the fragrance from the
Opera is deemed the national opera of
China. The accompanying music, singing
and costumes are full of Chinese cultural
Take an excursion to
the Great Wall and the Ming Tombs.
Wall Of China: One
of the seven wonders in the world and
the symble of China. The Great Wall
extends to more than 5,000 kilometers.
Tombs: The Ming Tombs lie in a broad valley to the south of Tianshou Mountain in Changping County, about 50 kilometers northwest of Beijing proper. They are known as the 13 Ming tombs, as 13 out of the 16 Ming emperors were buried there. Construction of the tombs started in 1409 and ended with the fall of the Ming Dynasty in 1644. In over 200 years, tombs were built over an area of 40 square kilometers, which is surrounded by walls totaling 40 kilometers. The Ming Tombs are characterized by its large size, complete system, and intact preservation.
- Kunming (Breakfast
Tour to the Temple
of Heaven. After
lunch, transfer to the airport for flight
of Heaven: Situadet
in the South-Eastern part of Beijing,
the Temple of Heaven is the largest
still existing sacrificial temple in
China. It was used as the site for imperial
sacrifices during the Ming and Qing
dynasties. It was here that the emperor
conducted the elaborate and most exalted
sacrifices addressed to "the Supreme
Ruler of the Universe" to ask for the
heavens blessings and good harvest.
- Stone Forest - Kunming (Breakfast
After breakfast, drive 1.5 hours (90
KM) to visit the Stone Forest. Return
to Kunming in the afternoon.
Forest: The 26,000-hectare Stone Forest is located in Lu'nan Yi Nationality Autonomous County, about 120 kilometers southwest of Kunming. The area is believed to have been originally under the ocean. With eons of movement of the earth crust the area rose and broke through. The limestone left behind went through sun, rain, wind, and earthquakes and finally developed into the beautiful stone forest we see today.
Kunming - Lijiang
flight to Lijiang.
Explore Lijiang Ancient Town.
Ancient Town: It is situated on
a plateau at an elevation of 2,600m
and is impressive because of its scenery
and lush vegetation. There is no other
town in China like Lijiang which incorporates
the folkways of so many people and
the architectural styles of both north
and south China.
Tour to Jade Dragon
Snow Mountain, Lijiang Murals and Ancient
Shuhe Village of Naxi people.
Dragon Snow Mountain: A
holy mountain for the Naxi people
that is located 15km north of Lijiang
city with an altitude of 5600 meters
(18,400 feet) above sea level. Visit
villages of Naxi people.
in succession from the early Ming
dynasty to the reign of Emperor Qianlong
in the Qing dynasty. These mural paintings,
with their fine and smooth lines,
bright colors, vivid pattern and balanced
and harmonious composition are a wonderful
- Shangri-La (Breakfast,
Drive 180Km to Shangri-la.
On the way, visit the Tiger Leaping
Gorge and the First bend of the Yangtze
Leaping Gorge: One of the longest,
deepest and narrowest gorges in the
bend of the Yangtze River: The
upper reaches of the Yangtze River
is named the Jinsha River, which originates
from the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The
Jinsha River flowed southward along
the Hengduan Mountain ranges and was
forced to the turn to north because
of the Alpine movements which caused
changes in the earth's physiognomy.
When the river reaches Shigu Township,
it makes an abrupt turn and flows
further northward, forming the rare
Visit the Songzanlin Lama Temple and
the Pudacuo Scenic Region (including
Shudu Lake, Bita Lake Resort and Xiaji
Lama Temple: A typical Lama monastery.
Located at the foot of Mt. Foping,
four kilometers north of Zhongdian
County, a monastery was first built
here in 1679 and has been rebuilt
Lake: A fault lake, is an intact
natural attraction with various species
of flora and fauna and, of course,
Lake: The lake is known for its
clear water, and the peaceful environment
of the area around here. The lake
abounds in unique species of fish,
with double lips and a golden color.
- Lhasa (Breakfast,
Take flight to Lhasa.
Arrive in Lhasa, you will be met by
our guide and transferred to your Hotel.
The rest of the day is free for you
to adapt to the high altitude.
Tour to the Potala Palace, the Sera
Monastery, the Norbulingka and visit
a Tibetan family.
Palace: The chief residence and winter palace of the Dalai Lama since the 7th century. This immense religious and administrative complex is situated atop the Red Mountain, 130 meters above the Lhasa River valley. Potala Palace is 3,700 meters above sea level and covers an area of over 360,000 square meters; its 13 stories of buildings have more than 1,000 rooms, 10,000 shrines and about 200,000 statues.
Monastery: Founded in 1419, it is one of three famous monasteries in Tibet. As a complex of structures with the Great Assembly Hall and three colleges, Sera is the representative monastery of the Gelugpa of the Tibetan Buddhism, sometime in the history it housed about 6000 monks from all over Tibet.
Norbulingka: The traditional summer residence of the successive Dalai Lamas from the 1780s until the late 1950s. Norbulingka means "treasure park" in the Tibetan, it measures about 430,000 square yards, with 374 rooms inside. As a unique representation of Tibetan palace architecture, Norbulingka is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001.
Tour to the Jokhang Temple, the Drepung
Monastery, the Tibet Museum and visit
the Barkhor Street.
Temple: The most sacred and important temple in Tibet. Built in 647 during the reign of King Songtsen Gampo, it has a history of more than 1,300 years. The temple was built for the king's bride Princess Wencheng of the Chinese Tang Dynasty, to house the Buddhist statues and images she has brought to Tibet.
Drepung Monastery: Established in 1416, it is one of the Three Great Monasteries in Tibet. Covering an area of 250,000 square meters, Drepung Monastery is known as the biggest monastery in the world with many cultural relics. At its peak, more than 10,000 people lived in the monastery.
Tibet Museum: Covering an area of 54,000 square meters, it is the first modern museum in Tibet with a rich collection of cultural relics including Buddha statues, Tibetan scriptures, jade seals, gold albums, tangkas and folk arts.
Street: Encircling Jokhang Temple, it is a famous commercial center in Lhasa. Barkhor Street has a history of more than 1300 years, visitors can find all kinds of fantastic commodities here: bronze Buddhist statues, prayer beads, carpets, thangkas, joss sticks, prayer wheels.
- Shanghai (Breakfast
Take flight to
and transfer to hotel. Visit
the Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Old Street
and former French Concession. Have a
stroll over the Bund. Optional program
in the evening: the Portman Acrobatic
Show or Huangpu River cruise.
Garden: As the
most famous classical garden in Shanghai,
Yuyuan is located to the northeast of
the old town, not far from The Bund.
It was built from 1559 to 1577 during
the Ming Dynasty. Each pavilion, hall,
stone and stream in the garden is expressing
the quintessence of South China landscape
design from Ming and Qing Dynasty.
French Concession: It
is once designated for the French from
1849 to 1946, consisting of today's
Luwan and Xuhui Districts. Interesting
architecture built with French and Belgian
venture investments and showing mixed
Chinese-European styles. Today, the
area is characterized by quiet, tree-lined
avenues, French-style villas, interesting
boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes
that are not typical of China.
Bund: As the architectural
symbol of Shanghai, the Bund is on the
west bank of Huangpu River and winds
one kilometer. The name "the Bund" is
derived from an Anglo-Indian term meaning
literally "muddy embankment". To the
west of the Bund, there are 52 magnificent
buildings standing in different styles:
Rome, Baroque, Gothic, Renaissance,
Classic and the combination of Eastern
and Western style, most of them were
erected before 1937.
Pu River: A tributary
of the Yangtze and there is plenty of
traffic on it to prove its importance.
You'll see the magnificent building
skylines on both the historic west side
(the Bund), and the modern east side
(Pudong) as well as the working area
of coal boats filling barges and sending
them downriver. It's fun to see such
lively river life as well as Shanghai's
Transfer to the airport
for your departure, end of service.
2. Hotel Accommodation
|Xin Na Hotel
||Xin Ding Hotel
3. Tour Price
Please send us an email
and provide the information below, so
that we can quote precisely for the above
1. Your name and nationality;
2. The number of persons in your party,
if there are childre, please let us know
3. Your travel date;
4. The code of the tour that you are interested
in, each tour has a code, you can find
5. Please let us know would you like 5-star
luxury hotels or standard 4-star hotels
or comfortable 3-star hotels for your
6. We specialize in customizing or tailor
making tour package to make it do exactly
what you want, if you have any request,
please let us know.
4. Quotation Inclusions For The Above Tour:
1. Hotel accommodation
The hotel is based on two persons sharing
one twin or double standard room with
Daily American or Chinese breakfast at
the hotel, Chinese lunch and dinner in
local Chinese restaurant as specified
in the itinerary.
3. Private Transport
Private transport between airport or railway
station and hotel and all the sights by
The economic class air tickets of the
domestic flight or soft berth/seat train
tickets between cities as specified in
The main entrance tickets for the sights
6. Guiding service
All normal sightseeing tours in each city
with English-speaking guide and admission
fees where applicable. Our guide will
not fly with you from one city to another.
Upon your arrival at each city, a new
local guide and driver will pick you up,
be with you for local tour and see you
off after you finish the itinerary of
each city. The cruise shore excursion
is in-group assigned by the cruise company.
China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
We highly recommend that you purchase
full coverage travel insurance from you
country of origin.
8. Tibet Travel
Permit application fee
The Tibet Travel Permit application fee
if your tour covers Tibet.
5. Quotation Exclusions For The Above Tour:
1. Visa Fees
Charge of obtaining your visa to enter
of arrival and departure
The international or domestic air / train
charge of arrival and departure.
3. Single Room
Should a twin room is needed by a single
guest, supplement of the twin room will
is single supplement?
The hotel is based on
double occupancy. If the visitor travels
alone or the number of the travelers is
odd (such as 3,5, 7...), who stays in
one single room has to pay the single
room supplement. As the hotel is on double
Expenses of a personal nature such as
laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call,
optional activities or sightseeing, overweight
baggage charges or meals not indicated,
Optional programs which are not specified
in the above itinerary.
6. Tips to guides