Wonderful in Yunnan Kunming-Dali-Lijiang-Shangri-la 10 Days Tour
Day1,Shanghai - Kunming
Today we board an international flight bound for China. Cross the International Date Line.
Day2,Shanghai - Kunming
Arrive in Shanghai, take a connected flight to Kunming. Arrive in Kunming. Our guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the luxury hotel for rest and relaxation.
Day3,Kunming - Stone Forest - Jiuxiang - Kunming
After breakfast, we drive to Lunan, tour the Stone Forest, it bristles 75 miles southeast of Kunming. The ashen stone pillars, abandoned by the sea as it receded hundreds of millions of years ago, bunch together into a geological ticket. The journey to the forest is as beautiful as the landscape that surround it. Take an excursion to the remarkable Jiuxiang. Known primarily for its limestone caves, it also boasts an underground waterfall and an awesome gorge. Return to Kunming. In the evening, we are in for a special treat of Yunnan Specialties.
Day4,Kunming - Dali
After breakfast, we drive to Dali. Dali is a city in the West of Yunan, with historical, scenic and architectural significance. Upon arrival, we take a boat excursion on Lake Erhai-the second largest fresh lake in Yunnan Province. Tour the old city, Butterfly Spring, the traditional minority house, the pagodas at the Congsheng Temple, the Temple was constructed during the Tang Dynasty and is one of China's finest example of the skill and architectural genius of the ancient craftsmen. This evening you will have a special dinner featuring a clay pot fish. After dinner, we will stroll along the famous street "Yangrejie".
Day5,Dali - Lijiang
After breakfast, we journey by bus to Lijiang, the cultural center of the Naxi Minority. Lijiang has beautiful landscapes and has been designated by the UN as a World Cultural Heritage Site. Gaze in wonder at the sights and sounds of this ancient city as you walk down the cobblestone streets preserved for over 700 years. We see that the Naxi way of life has changed very little over time. Upon arrival, we tour the old town of Lijiang including Black Dragon Pond. Enjoy the famous local cuisine "Wang's Family Banquet" for dinner.
A whole day excursion exploring the fantasy of Lijiang, including tour Spruce Meadow of Jade Dragon Snow Mountains. The bus drops us off at the base where we take a cable car to the higher regions that afford a beautiful view. We will enjoy the fantastic outdoor production called "Impression Lijiang", the show is directed by Chinese famous director Zhang Yimou. In the afternoon, on the way return to the city, we visit the Baisha Village, the ancient capital of the Naxi Kingdom. Then we stop at the Shuhe Old Town for visit.
Day7,Lijiang - Tiger Leap Gorge - Shangri-la (B,L,D)
After breakfast, we drive to tour the Tiger Leap Gorge. This gorges is 12 miles long with a natural drop of 623ft, and it is considered as one of the three worldwide renowned gorges. Then we drive to Shangri-la. It is the place commonly believed to have been used as the mythical Shangri-la in James Hilton's book "Lost Horizon".
After breakfast, we visit the Songzai Temple. Then drive about 25 miles from Shangri-la, we come upon the Shangri-la Grassland. In the months of May and June azaleas cover this area like a splendid carpet. In the afternoon, we visit Tibetan family and the ancient city.
Day9,Shangri-la - Kunming
After breakfast, we fly back to Kunming. Upon arrival, we tour Daguan Pavilion and West Hill Park. Tonight, we enjoy Yunnan Wild Mushroom hot pot for dinner.
Day10,Kunming - Shanghai
After breakfast, we depart Kunming for Shanghai and board a homebound flight for USA via Shanghai You will be in the United States the same day. End of tour.