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7 days tour


D1 Dali Arrival

Meal: Not Included

Hotel: Overnight in Dali

Welcome to Dali, the Kingdom of Bai ethnic group! Upon arrival, your private tour guide and driver will meet you at airport / train station in Dali New City (Xiaguan in Chinese) and escort you to your hotel which is usually located in Dali Old Town, a stunning place sandwiched between Cang Mountain and Erhai Lake! After check-in, you are free to explore this old city which is famous in Chinese literature.

D2   Dali

Dali Attractions:

Erhai Lake "S" bend slow walking trail, Chongsheng Monastery, Dali Ancient City

Meal: Not included

Hotel: Overnight in Dali

Your private guide and personal driver will meet you in your hotel lobby and then drive to the Erhai Lake to take a boat. Our tour of Dali begins with a cruise on Er Hai Lake, visit Jinsuo Island and local market. Erhai Lake is the largest highland lake next to Dianchi and one of the seven biggest fresh water lakes in China.The surrounding islands, temples and villages are worth visiting too.

Erhai lake "S" bend is the ecological walkway of Chaicun Wharf, it is shaded by green trees, creating a picturesque countryside.

It consists of slow walking trails, bicycle lanes, and scattered beaches, wetlands, slopes, lawns, and shrubbery have restored the ecological function of natural purification in the lakeside zone

Then explore the Three dazzling pagodas in Chongsheng Monastery, which faces Erhai Lake and has a history of over 1,800 years.

A visit to the pagodas should not be missed by any visitor to Dali City. Enjoy the authentic food in a local restaurant. After lunch and a short rest, we will wander around in Dali Ancient City, which is one of the 'Three Ancients' (Ancient Cities, Ancient Pagodas and Ancient Steles) of the Dali Scenic Spot. The city layout was uniform, with five main streets from south to north and eight main streets from east to west, while marketplaces were neatly arranged within the city, which has remained unchanged to this date. The traditional Bai ethnic minority folk houses give the city distinctive feel, unlike any other Chinese city. The delicacy, freshness and elegance of their construction may be called first-class among folk residences in Southwest China.

When people walk along the cobble-paved streets in the ancient city, a sense of primitive simplicity and elegance will be invoked. After enjoying the feeling of walking through the tranquil town, the driver will take you back to your hotel.


D3 Dali - Lijiang



Xizhou Ancient Town, Zhoucheng Village, Old Town of Lijiang

Meal: Not included

Hotel: Overnight in Lijiang

Today a 3-hour drive will take you to Lijiang. On the way, you will pay a visit to the Bai Minority Traditional Houses in Xizhou. The layout of these houses is distinctive with the features of wood and stone carvings and paintings on lime powdered walls. Xizhou is the place where the best and most of Bai Minority Traditional Houses are preserved. Over there, you will also get a chance to learn cooking a special local delicacy, call Baba, a scone-like baked bread mainly made of wheat flour.

Then you will continue to the nearby Zhoucheng Village, where you will visit the traditional hand-made Tie Dyeing, in the local people's home.

Upon arrival at Lijiang, you will first check in at your hotel in the old town. After a short rest, your tour guide will take you to visit the Square Street of Lijiang Old Town. The street is paved by the local bluestones, with numerous souvenir shops, unique bars, and delicate restaurants scattered around.

The most charming part of the street is at night. When red lanterns along the street are all lit up, all people here including tourists will enjoy relaxing but exciting nightlife.


D4 Lijiang


Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Blue Moon Valley, Baisha Village

Meal: Not included

Hotel: Overnight in Lijiang

Your private guide and personal driver will meet you in your hotel lobby and then visit the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. You will take cable car up and down the mountain.

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain now is a famous scenic spot for sightseeing,mountaineering, skiing, exploration, scientific research and taking holiday. Besides, widespread legends and myths of the Naxi ethnic minority and the unclimbed Shanzidou are all important attractive spots for those who come here. Besides, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is a sanctuary for rare animals and wild plants.

After Lunch, the guide will take you to Baisha Village. Baisha Village is much quieter because it is not commercialized. If you want to witness the authentic life of the Naxi People and appreciate their culture, but are tired of overcrowded Lijiang, here, at Baisha Village, you can experience the Naxi people’s peaceful daily life. At about 4pm, the driver will take you back to your hotel.


D5 Lijiang - Shangrila


First Bend of the Yangtze River, Tiger Leaping Gorge

Meal: Not included

Hotel: Overnight in Shangrila

You will be picked up from your hotel in the early morning, and be transferred to the First Bend of the Yangtze River, where you can see fatanstic landscapes as well as important historical stories.

Then you will continue the journey further north to the Tiger Leaping Gorge, one of the deepest gorges in the world, 16 km long with a sheer 3900 meters between the wild waters and the top of the snow-capped Haba Snow Mountains next to it. After lunch, you will continue to Shangri-La, and on the way, you will notice that the landscapes and architecture gradually changes as you go further into the Tibetan cultural areas, with barley fields and yaks scattered across the valleys. On the way to Shangri-La,you will visit a local Yi Minority Village.

Then you will arrive at your final destination: Dukezong Ancient town, a key stop on the old Tea-Horse road. You can enjoy your free time and relax in the ancient town.

In the evening, attend the Tibetan song and dance dinner, understand the Tibetan culture and history, enjoy the most traditional Tibetan songs and dances, taste Tibetan butter tea, barley cake, small hot pot and other traditional foods.


D6 Shangri-la


Songzanlin Monastery, Tibetan Family Visit, Baiji Temple, Napa Lake

Meal: Not included

Hotel: Overnight in Shangrila

After breakfast, your driver and tour guide will pick you up from your hotel, then take you to Songzanlin Monastery, the largest and most beautiful Tibetan monastery in Yunnan, with a rich history and Tibetan culture.

Afterwards, you will visit a local Tibetan family to experience the real Tibetan life.

After lunch, you will visit Baiji Temple, which means “Hundred Chicken Temple” in Chinese, and is very close to Dukezong Ancient Town. From there you can enjoy a magnificent view of the city and see many chicken, (if you want to know why all those chicken live in that monastery, you will have to go there to find the answer.)

Then you will go to Napa Lake, a beautiful highland meadow full of yaks, horses and birds, which looks different in every season. At the end of the day you will head back to Dukezong ancient town for overnight stay.


D7 Shangri-la - Flight or train to your hometown.

Attractions: Not included

Meal: Not included

otel: Not included

Today is free for you to explore Dukezong Old Town until your tour guide and driver escort you to Diqing/Lijiang airport/train station in time for the scheduled flight/train to your hometown. Tour ends.



Contact information:

Driver: William Wang

Phone: +86 13628882596


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