7-Days tour from Kunming to Shangri-La and overnight in Tiger Leaping Gorge

Visit highlights of Yunnan including Kunming, Dali, Lijiang,Shangri-la(Diqing) and overnight in Tiger leaping Gorge with this 7 days private tour from Kunming.

You will be picked up at Kunming hotel/airport/train station and dropped off at Shangri-la hotel/airport.

per adult from

$2,433

NZD

Duration

7 days

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Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 7x Lunch
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • The private car and Private guide
    • The train tickets from Kunming to Dali(Second class)
    • Entry/Admission - Yunnan Stone Forest Geological Park
    • Entry/Admission - Chongsheng Three Pagodas
    • Entry/Admission - Lijiang Mural in Baisha Village
    • Entry/Admission - Black Dragon Pond Park
    • Entry/Admission - Old Town of Lijiang - China
    • Entry/Admission - Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain
    • Entry/Admission - Lijiang Impressions Show
    • Entry/Admission - Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia)
    • Entry/Admission - Sumtsaling Monastery
    What's excluded :
    • The hotels & Breakfast+Dinner

  • Day 1: Kunming--Stone Forest Park--Kunming train station--Dali. O/N Dali.

    Stop At: Kunming, Kunming, Yunnan
    In the morning, our guide will meet you at 8:30am of your Kunming hotel lobby/airport/train station and you should check out this morning, due to this afternoon will directly head to the Kunming train station after the tour.
    Note: If meet you at the airport/train station, your flight/train should arrival before 13:00pm.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Yunnan Stone Forest Geological Park, Shilin Town, Shilin County 650000 China
    After 2hrs driving, we will reach the Yunnan Stone Forest Geological Park. We will spend 2hrs in the park.
    The Stone Forest, Shilin in Chinese, is a spectacular set of limestone groups and the representative of south China’s karst landscape. Known since the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) as the 'First Wonder of the World', it is one of the most important attractions of Yunnan. An old local goes that if you have visited Kunming without seeing the Stone Forest, you have wasted your time.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Kunming, Kunming, Yunnan
    After the lunch, will head to the Kunming train station and catch the train to Dali.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Dali, Dali, Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan
    At Dali train station,our local driver will wait you by holding a welcome board with your name and transfer to hotel. The rest day is free for you.
    Duration: 18 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Dali--Shaxi. O/N Shaxi.

    Stop At: Dali, Dali, Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan
    In the morning, our guide will meet you at 8:30am of your Dali hotel lobby and you should check out this morning, due to this afternoon will directly head to the Shaxi old town after the tour.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Dali Ancient, Dali 671000 China
    First, we will visit the Dali old city.
    Dali Ancient Town is one of the most famous ancient towns in China. As a major stop on the Ancient Tea Horse Road, or Southwest Silk Road, it is a town full of historic sites and traditional culture.Compared to the Old Town of Lijiang, Dali Ancient Town is smaller, but less crowded and more elegant.
    We can spend a few hours leisurely wandering the paved streets, admiring the traditional architecture of the Bai ethnic minority, trying their local food and snacks, and buying some souvenirs.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Xizhou Town, North Dali Old Town, Dali China
    Next, go to the Xizhou, aside from Dali, is another great place to observe the typical Bai Minority folk culture and architecture. A characteristic Bai courtyard residence consists of rooms on three sides and a decorative screen wall on the south direction. These residence generally have carved beams, turned up eaves, with the splendid of their green, gold, blue and white paint.

    Xizhou is a very quiet and still uncrowded town. It has the advantage of preserving itself from mass tourism and one can observe a real local life, especially around the main square where families meet, where children like to play until after dark. Sit in a restaurant or cafe around the square, enjoy some fresh local beer, and watch the life around you.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Chongsheng Three Pagodas, Under Yingle Peak, Dali 671000 China
    Afterwards, take the private car to Three pagodas which is facing the Erhai Lake in the front, the Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple of Dali constitutes a situation of tripartite confrontation with a large pagoda and two small ones. As one of the oldest and most magnificent architectures standing gracefully and forcefully in South China, it is a famed place of interest, a symbol of ancient history and culture of Yunnan Province. Built amid previous Chongsheng Temple by Nanzhao Kingdom, a local regime of Tang Dynasty (618-907), the three pagodas was named after the temple. Though the temple was damaged in Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), the three pagodas were reserved after numerous natural disasters and manmade incidents. The Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple was designated as an important heritage site protected under the state in 1961 and inscribed as AAAAA grade scenic area in 2011.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Erhai Lake, No.55 Zhongshan Road, Dali 661000 China
    After the lunch, we will Transfer to Erhai Lake and can enjoy the lake view or cycling around the lake.
    The Erhai Lake (Ear-shaped Sea), reputed as "Pearl of Plateau", is the second largest highland lake of Yunnan.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Yunnan Shaxi Ancient Town, Southwest of Jianchuan County, Dali China
    After the 2.5-3hrs driving, we will reach the Shaxi old town and check in first then we can walk around the Shaxi Old Town, Shaxi River, Xinjiao Temple, stage in the quare and some ancient coutyards with local people.

    Shaxi once played an important role as a bustling trade station on the Tea and Horse Caravan Road, an important branch of the Silk Road. Just over one thousand years ago, this ancient trade route connected Tibet with Eastern China. In exchange for teas from Yunnan, Tibetans traded their famous breed of horse to Song Dynasty officials in eastern China, who were busy defending their territory from invaders from the north. Thus the Tea and Horse Caravan was born. Shaxi became the main trade station along this route.
    Though today Tibet and China don’t trade along this route, Shaxi still has that border-town feel. Old cobble-stoned alleyways still look like they did a thousand years ago. And different minorities, including the Yi and Bai, still clash every Friday during the Sideng Market when mountain villagers come down from the hills to trade their goods.
    Duration: 18 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 3: Shaxi--Lijiang.O/N Lijiang.

    Stop At: Yunnan Shaxi Ancient Town, Southwest of Jianchuan County, Dali China
    In the morning, our guide will meet you at 10:30am of your Shaxi hotel then head to Ljiang old town, 3hrs driving, 110KM.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Shuhe Ancient Town, 2 Miles North West of Lijiang Ancient Town, Lijiang 674100 China
    First, we can visit the Shuhe ancient time and can have a leisure walk in Shuhe Ancient Town.
    Shuhe, or 'Shaowu' in Naxi language, means the village at the foot of the high mountain. In the past, behind the village there was a high moutain named Jubao, so people named the village. Shuhe Ancient Town is located 4km to the northwest of the Lijiang Ancient Town. Its central part covers an area of about 5 square kilometers with a population around 3,000. In 1997, Shuhe was ranked as an important part of Lijiang Ancient Town which was already the World Cultural Heritage named by UNESCO.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Lijiang Mural in Baisha Village, Baisha Yulong County, Lijiang 674101 China
    Next, got to Baisha village, at this village, we can visit the Dongba pictograms, The mural paintings in Dabaoji Palace and 'ten thousand camellia blossoms' tree etc..
    Baisha literally means 'white sands'. The town was the first settlement of the Naxi people after they migrated south from the Tibetan plateau. It was once the political, commercial and cultural center of the the powerful, yet mysterious, Naxi Kingdom. The region became part of the Yuan Empire in late thirteenth century. The Mu family, which administrated Lijiang from the late fourteenth to the early eighteenth century, had its birthplace in Baisha. The area also played a large part in the strategic commercial network known as the Tea Horse Road.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Black Dragon Pond Park, Xin Daje, Lijiang 674100 China
    After the lunch, take the private car to Black Gragon Pond Park. At this park, you can take the panorama view of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Lijiang Ancient Town.
    This park is the landmark of Lijiang. The pool is listed in the Collections of Famous Pools of China because of its exquisite beauty. Its surroundings are all green with grass and shaded by swaying willow trees. In its waters, the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is reflected. At the far side of the pool, there are renovated buildings used for art exhibition such as the Moon-Embracing Pavilion with its own white marble bridge across the water, and the Five-Phoenix Temple built during the Ming Dynasty.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Old Town of Lijiang - China, No.57, Xuetang Rd, Dayan Township, Gucheng Dist, Lijiang 674100 China
    Afterwards, checking in your hotel at Lijiang and the rest of the day is free for you. You can walking around the Lijaing old town in the evening and shopping there.
    The old town of Lijiang is surely one of Yunnan’s most charming ancient cities. Although largely destroyed in 1996 following an earthquake, it quickly rebuilt, thanks in part to its UNESCO World Heritage designation. Lijiang is the center of the Naxi minority, with its very specific culture, including its religion and writing of more than 1,000 pictograms. The culture of Lijiang and its old town is a nice place to relax and hang out for a few days.
    Duration: 18 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 4: Lijiang Jade Dragon Snow Mountain-Spruce Meadow cable car--White Water River--Impression of Lijiang Show. O/N Lijiang.

    Stop At: Old Town of Lijiang - China, No.57, Xuetang Rd, Dayan Township, Gucheng Dist, Lijiang 674100 China
    Our tour guide will meet you at your hotel lobby at 09:00am and transfer to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and need 50 minutes driving, 25km.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain, Yulong Naxi Autonomous County, Yulong County 674100 China
    Today, We may visit the Snow Mountain with the cale car to Spruce Meado first or visit White Water River first, But it really depends of the Impression Lijiang Show, because the show time will depend on daily number of visitors from 11:00am--15:00pm and the show lasts for 60 minutes.
    The Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is very easy to visit via a system of cable cars which take visitors to different parts of the mountain. The 13 peaks, home to several glaciers, are covered in snow all year round. Different altitudes give rise to changing landscapes with peaceful meadows giving way to snow-covered paths and glaciers. We choose to Spruce Meado with the cable car due to with the lower altitude(3300M) and less people than the way to Glacier Park and also with the nice view.


    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Lijiang Impressions Show, No.19-9 Guodahuama Street, Old Town, Lijiang China
    Next, go to Lijiang Impression show. The show is outdoor performance, including traditional songs and dance by local ethnic people selected from the villages around Lijiang, is held at the foot of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, just out of the main building, at pre-determined times.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Blue Moon Valley, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Lijiang China
    Afterwards, take the private car to White Water River(Blue Moon Valley). The Blue Moon Valley actually is an extremely blue river meandering through a lush valley of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Seen from a distance, it resembles a blue crescent moon inlaid at the foot of the mountain. That's how the place got its beautiful name! However, blue is not the only colour of the river. If it rains, the white mud and limestone rubble at the riverbed will be swirled up, making the water as white as milk. Therefore, local Naxi people name it White Water River (Baishui River).
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 5: Lijiang--Tiger Leaping Gorge. O/N Tiger Leaping Gorge.

    Stop At: Lijiang, Lijiang, Yunnan
    In the morning at 9am, our guide will meet you at the hotel lobby and transfer to the Tiger Leaping Gorge and need 2hrs driving, 80km.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia), 100 km NW of Lijiang Hutiaoxia Town, Shangri-La County 674402 China
    Tiger Leaping gorge is considered one of China's best hikes. It isn't very strenuous except for the initial climb along a series of switchbacks near the entrance to the gorge at Tiger Leaping Gorge Town. If one walks the trail slowly, takes advantage of the accommodations and is in good shape, the trail isn't strenuous. The inns and hotels for backpackers along the way make the trek comfortable.
    Today, we will hike from Qiaotou to Halfway Guesthouse. The whole distance covered on the first day is about 17 kilometers, and you'll hike for about six hours in total. Halfway Guest House really is at the halfway point on the High Trail. First, hike for two hours to Naxi Family Guesthouse and have lunch. Then continue to hike another 2 hours up the steep switchback called 28-bends before the next break. The views are unforgettable. After a break, hike another one or two hours, and then we will arrive at Halfway Guesthouse which has a great view of Yulong Snow Mountain and overlooks the Jinsha (Golden Sands) River Valley. You can sit out on a deck facing the mountain, and there are hot showers and clean beds.
    Duration: 18 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 6: Tiger Leaping Gorge--Shangri-La(Diqing). O/N Shangri-la.

    Stop At: Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia), 100 km NW of Lijiang Hutiaoxia Town, Shangri-La County 674402 China
    Today, we will Hike down to Tina's Guesthouse (about 2 hours) and pass through some pretty waterfalls and canyons on the way. the driver will pick up in Tina's house,then drive 2.5 hours(120km) back to Shangr-La.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Dukezong Ancient Town, South East Of Shangri-La Old Town, Shangri-La County 674999 China
    First, we will visit the Dukezong Ancient Town, an important town of the Ancient Tea horse Trade Caravan from Yunnan to Tibet and India. The Dukezong's authentic Tibetan dwellings, gilded prayer halls and pagodas, and lanterns of various shapes lighting the way along narrow, winding lanes are permeated with the grace and mystique of antiquity that enchants visitors the moment they set foot in it.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Guishan Park, Near Jingtang, Shangri-La County China
    After the lunch, go to the park. When you climb up to the top of Guishan Hill or Tortoise Hill, you will see the largest prayer wheel in the world and have a panoramic view of Shangri-La county and Dukezong.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Shangri-La County, Shangri-La County, Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan
    Afterwards, take the private car to your hotel at Shangri-La and check in the hotel, the rest of time it's free for you.
    Duration: 18 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 7: Shangri-la--Ganden Monastery- Shangri-la airport.

    Stop At: Shangri-La County, Shangri-La County, Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan
    Today, our guide can meet you at 09:00am or even early or late, it depends of your flight/train depart time and you can discuss with our guide the day before. We can drop off you at the Shangri-La airport.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Sumtsaling Monastery, Zhongdian, Shangri-La County 674400 China
    We first will visit Ganden Monastery, the largest Tibetan monastery in Yunnan province. It has another alias - 'the little Potala Palace.' Built in 1679, it is located in the capital of Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture and is the most important monastery in southwest China.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Napa Hai Nature Reserve, Northwest of Shangri-La County, Shangri-La County 674400 China
    Next, go to the Napa hai lake, The largest grassland in Shangri-la. Napahai is located in the northwest of Shangri-la County, 8 km away from the county, is a seasonal mountain lake, and also one of the few the thermal alpine swamp and swamp meadow in Yunnan province.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Yila Grassland, North-west of Xiangelila, Shangri-La County 674401 China
    In fact, the Napahai Lake and Yila Grassland will be the same place. During Winter and spring seasons, Napa Lake surface is shrinking, becomes large swamp meadow—Yila Prairie, which is the largest spring pasture in Yunnan province.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Shangri-La County, Shangri-La County, Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan
    After the lunch, we will Transfer to Shangri-la airport. End of our services.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We can pick up from Kunming hotel/airport/train sattion at the first day(Day one).Airports
    • Kunming Airport, Guandu District, Kunming, Yunnan, China
    Ports
    • Kunming Railway Station Parking Lot, Bei Jing Lu, Guandu Qu, Kunming Shi, Yunnan Sheng, China
    Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Can add more days if you want
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by happychinatours

Activity ID: V-40944P419

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