Tour Orgnizing Agency: Banyan Tree Lijiang International Travel Service
Travel Agency license No. : L-YN-00322
Part 1: Quotation for 60 pax's Lijiang and Shangrila Tour
900CNY per person
This quotation is based on 60 person's private tour for 3 days tour of Lijiang and Shangrila, start from Lijiang airport pick up and finished at Shangrila airport drop off.
Two 35-seats Kinglong Vehicles and two experienced licensed drivers, entrance fees to all scenic spots listed in itinerary, airport pcking up fee and airport dropping off fee, three local experienced English-speaking guides, toll fee of the highway, goverment tax (Lijiang Old Town prservation fee,80CNY per person)，meals fee and loging expenses of the tour guides and drivers, travel agencies Liability Insurance and some bottle waters.
Package excludes: meals fee and guests own expenses during the tour.
Part 2: Quotation for 25 pax's Shuhe Culture experience tour
200 CNY per person
Horse Carriages, entrance fee of Shuhe Old Town and Shuhe Tea Horse Route Museum, English speaking tour guide and insurances.
What to bring: Camera, hat, sunscreen, comfortable clothing & some money to purchase any memorable items.
a 9 seats vehicles with experienced licensed driver, horse carriage, entrance fees to all scenic spots listed in itinerary; a local experienced English-speaking guide, toll fee of the highway, meals fee and loging expenses of the tour guide and driver, travel agencies Liability Insurance and some bottle waters.
What to bring: Camera, hat, sunscreen, comfortable clothing & some money to purchase any memorable items.
Vehicles for 60 pax group arranged as: Two 35-seats Kinglong Tourism vehicle
Drovers Contact Nuber and van plates
39 Seats Bus:
Mr. He 云P25060 Phone: 13988843803
Mr. Yang 云P33392 Phone: 13988828390
Staff Car :
Mr. Chen 云P51919
39 seats bus for our group
Guides arranged: 3 experienced tour guides who are both fluently in English and Mandarin speaking.
Aug, 31 Airport pick up, Shuhe Old Town and Ancient Tea Horse Route Museum tour, dinner in Yi Restaurant for 54 pax group.
Destination: Shuhe Old Town and Ancient Tea Horse Route Museum.
Distance: 500 meters
Duration: Whole day tour from airport pick up to dinner finished.
Transportation: Vehicle and Horse carriage
10:30 Two 35-seats vehicles transfer to Airport and pick up for Beijing & Shanghai group (08:00-11:40)
11:40-12:15 Luggage pick up
12:15-13:00 Transfer to Banyan Tree Lijiang
13:00-13:30 Banyan Tree Lijiang Check-in
13:30-14:30 Lunch buffet at Terrace Restaurant
14:30-17:30 Excom at Jade Water meeting room
(Parterners: 14:30-15:00 Referesh)
(Parternera: 15:-17:30 Carriage Ride and culture tour in Shuhe Ancient Town)
18:15-18:30 Walking to Shuehe Ancient Town (only 500 meters away to BTLJ)
18:30-19:30 Walking tour in Shuhe Old Town
19:30-21:30 Yunnan Specialty Dinner at local Yi Restaurant in Shuhe Old Town.
Shuhe is known to local people as Longquan Village (Dragon Spring Village) which is said to be the birthplace of the eminent Mu Family of Naxi minority ethnic group. Renowned as "Village of Leather", the Old Town of Shuhe has a prosperous market in the central square covering an area of 250 square meters which used to be fur and leather trading center in Lijiang and has many excellent artisans that good at fur and leather processing. Ancient shops stand around the square with dark red painted wood doors opened and old people sitting and chatting that shows leisurely characteristic of the old town. Observing carefully in the center of the square, visitors will find that Sifang Street in Lijiang Ancient Town is similar to this square.
Walking northward along Shuhe Street for 100 meters, visitors will get to the fountain head of Jiudinglong Pool which is regarded as a holy spring by the local people. The Beiquan Temple (North Spring Temple) built near the pool is the same style as other temples in Lijiang. The Sansheng Temple (Three Saints Temple) standing by the spring is a traditional Chinese quadrangle.
The Museum of Ancient Tea Route
With a long history that can be traced back to 680AD, the Ancient Tea Route started from Dali, Lijiang, Diqing, Lasa and led to India in the west. The Museum of Ancient Tea Route is the first museum studying the ancient tea routes in China as well as the first museum researching Pu'er tea culture in Lijiang. The museum is composed of Entrance Hall, the First Hall of History, the Second Hall of History, Shuhe Hall , Leather Artisans Hall, Hall of Tea and Horse Culture, Tea Ceremony Hall, and Material Center Hall, showing history, routes and events of the Ancient Tea Route in detail. Meanwhile, the museum has also been reconstructed on the base of the Mu Family's Residence, where some art works of famous painter Ma Xiaoxian, one of the painters of Lijiang Mural are preserved.
Sep 1 Baisha Old Town culture experience-Shangri-la
Destination: Baisha Old Town, Embroidery School and Coppersmith working house, Mr Yang's pictographic calligraphy.
Distance: 3 kilometers
7:45-8:30 Breakfast and check-out
8:45-10:15 Culture experience Baisha Village
10:30-11:00 Referesh & last option to check-out
11:00-17:00 Dring experience from Lijiang to Shangri-la
17:30-18:00 Banyan Tree Ringha Check-in
19:30-21:30 BBQ at Liamo Restaurant at Banyan Tree Ringha
21:30-0:00 Lounge at Liamo Restaurant at Banyan Tree Ringha
Baishan Village is located 10 kilometers far from north of Lijiang Old Town, facing Jade Dragon Mountain in the north, lying Shuhe Old Town in the south and nestling Zhishan Mountain in West. Baishan Village is the birthplace of “Tusi”, chief of the Mu clan. Due to the white sand on the ground, hence the name Baisha Village, which mean white sand in Chinese.
Baisha Village has much to offer for visitors, the delicately arched bridges, azure blue sky, and cozy warm sunshine. While it boasts the unparalleled tranquility that Lijiang Old Town cannot match. It still keeps the traditional lifestyle of Naxi ethnic minorities in the past thousands of years. Sitting along the street and enjoying the sunshine cast would never fail to be a terrific experience. On the street, groups of horses loading charcoal descending from the mountains, dark-skin Naxi farmers smiling naively, two cattle pulling plough walking slowly on the street, and diligent Naxi women carrying clusters of timber backing home are ubiquitous, which hooks travelers greatly and forget to leave.
Our guests will walk through the main street of Baisha, learn about the history, culture and architectures of Naxi.
Embroidery is a brilliant pearl in Chinese art. From the magnificent Dragon Robe worn by Emperors to the popular embroidery seen in today's fashions, it adds so much pleasure to our life and our culture.We will visit the Local’s Embroidery school in this tour, experience the embroidery culture and visit the embroidery art works.
A coppersmith, also known as a brazier, is a person who makes artifacts from copper and brass. Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc.The term redsmith is used for a tinsmith that uses tinsmithing tools and techniques to make copper items.
In Baisha village, our professional tour guide will show our guests to the Local famous Coppersmith, master He’s working house, he is the 6th generation smith who is called “the last Coppersmith in Lijiang”, because the traditional manual works are replaced by machine step by step, guests can experience the coppersmith’s history and culture,
The Dongba, Tomba or Tompa symbols are a system of pictographic glyphs used by the ²dto¹mba (Bon priests) of the Naxi people in southern China. They were developed in approximately the seventh century.The glyphs may be used as rebuses for abstract words which do not have glyphs. Dongba is largely a mnemonic system, and cannot by itself represent the Naxi language; different authors may use the same glyphs with different meanings, and it may be supplemented with the geba syllabary for clarification.
The Dongba pictographic was listed to the world memory heritage by UNESCO on Jue 12th, 2014. Mr Yang is very good on the Dongba pictographic writing and he is very knowlegeable on it. we will walk into his family and visiting his some works and learn about it.
Sep 2nd Songisam Lin Monstery-Deukezong Old Town-Airport drop off
Destination: Songisam Lin Monastery, Dukezong Old Town
Distance: 20 Kilometer
Duration: 6 hours
8:00-9:00 Breakfast and check-out
9:00-9:45 Transfer to Songisam Lim Monastery
9:45-12:45 Songisam Lin Monastery visiting and prayer ceremony.
1245-13:30 Visiting Dukezong Old Town
13:30-14:15 Lunch in Dukezong Old Town
14:15-15:00 Airport drop off
12:15-13:00 Airport drop off
Built in the style of Potala Palace in Lhasa, the magnificent monastery complex resides on top of a hill and consists of the two Zhacang and Jikang lamaseries - which take on the form of five-story Tibetan watchtowers - five gates, numerous sub-lamaseries and hundreds of rooms for the monks. Walking up the 146 steps that lead to the main prayer hall is a tiring exercise at 3,300m above sea level, but it allows you to trace mentally the pilgrimage route that generations of devout Buddhists living on the plateau take on their knees and foreheads every year.
Dukezong Old Town was once the biggest and best-preserved Tibetan residents in China. It was the transportation hub of the Ancient Tea Route. It is located in Shangri-la county. It has a history of over 1300 years and a center of economy and culture among Tibet, Yunnan and Sichuan
Dukezong is a key point for Han-Tibetan exchanges. As one of the oldest towns in the region, it is also known as the 'footstep of Shangri-La'. According to Tibetan Buddhist scriptures, there is a lost city called Shambhala in the Snow Mountains, shaped like an eight-petal lotus flower. The 1.6-square-kilometer Dukezong Old Town is also laid out in this design. All 1,084 of its houses radiate out from Turtle Hill at the center, arranged in conformity with Tibetan Buddhist geomantic theory.Tibetans regard the shade of white as a sign of respect for their forefathers, the ancient Qiang people, who worshipped white stones. Shortly after the town was established, craftsmen found white clay in the region that could be used as paint. All dwellings were accordingly painted white. This is why Dukezong Old Town was named white stone city.
The old Tibetan way of life, as well as dwellings, are well-preserved in Dukezong Old Town. Tibetan chess is played in local households as it has been for the past 1,000 years, and horse bells still tinkle along the ancient caravan path. Bonfires that are lit in the town square every night illuminate local musicians as they sing to and play traditional stringed instruments.