Golden Temple, Kunming
These pagodas, Dali
These pagodas, Dali
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Naxi People, Lijiang
Lijiang Ancient Town
Tiger Leaping Gorge
Yangtze River First Bend
Songzanlin Lama Temple
Songzanlin Lama Temple
8 Days Kunming,
Dali, Lijiang And Shangri-La Tour
Tour Code: Yunnan_09
1. Tour Itinerary
Arrive In Kunming
Arrive at Kunming
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
- Stone Forest - Dali (Breakfast,
After breakfast, drive 1.5 hours (90
KM) to visit the Stone Forest. Drive
back to Kunming in the afternoon and
take flight to Dali.
Stone 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.
Take a cruise in the Erhai Lake then
visit the Three pagodas. In the afternoon,
we will visit the Dali Ancient City.
Erhai Lake: A fresh water lake
in the Yunnan Plateau at an elevation
of 1972 metres, with a length of 42
km and width of 8 km.
Three pagodas: The Three Pagodas
are representation of the ancient
architectural and cultural arts of
the Bai nationality, erected during
the Wudai Period (907-979 A.D.) of
the Dali Kingdom.
Ancient City: A famous Chinese
historical and cultural city and a
national scenic zone. A rich heritage
dates back to the days when the city
was the capital of the kingdoms of
Nanzhao and Dali.
Drive 3 hours to Lijiang. Explore Lijiang
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
Tour to the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.
Visit Lijiang Murals and 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
Murals: Made 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 sight.
- 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.
- Kunming - Departure
Take morning flight back to Kunming.
Tour to the Qiongzhu Temple or Golden
Temple, another option is visiting the
Dragon gate in Western Hills by the
Dianchi Lake. Transfer to the airport
and see you off.
Qiongzhu Temple: Situated 12 kilometers from the Kunming downtown area, it is a Buddhist temple established during the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) as the first temple dedicated to Zen Buddhism. The temple is most renowned for the painted clay sculptures of the 500 Buddhist arhats. The quiet temple is surrounded by verdant woods and green bamboos affording crisp and cool air.
Temple: Originally built in 1602, it is the largest copper temple in China. The temple has been a well-known Taoist temple in Yunnan since Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Since the temple is made of bronze, which glitters like gold under the sun, it is named as "Golden Temple".
Hills: Located at the west bank of the Dianchi Lake, the Western Hills stretches from north to south for about 40 km. It has an excellent environment with lush vegetation, flourishing flowers and tranquil surroundings. The Dragon Gate is a group of grottoes carved into cliffs by Taoist monks between 1781 and 1835.
2. Hotel Accommodation
|Golden Dali Hotel
3. Tour Price
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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