Zhongdian (Shangri-La) Holidays

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Day 1: Guangzhou

Welcome to China! Airport arrival transfer from Guangzhou airport to hotel.

Shamian Island statue

Day 2: Guangzhou - Yangshuo

This morning enjoy a half day guided sightseeing tour before flying to Guilin where you will be met and transferred to Yangshuo.

Day 3: Yangshuo

Day at leisure.

Day 4: Yangshuo

Day at leisure.

Small golden temple

Day 5: Yangshuo - Kunming

We transfer you back to Guilin for your flight to Kunming where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The capital of Yunnan Province, Kunming rests at 2000m above sea level! Its gentle weather and floral wealth have earned it the nickname ‘City of Eternal Spring’.

Day 6: Kunming - Dali

Picturesquely situated on Lake Erhai with a backdrop formed by the peaks of the 50km long Cang Shang range, Dali is a great place for some gentle-paced exploration and a little relaxation. Today, we drive to Dali to visit the famous Three Pagodas and this Ancient town.

Fountains in Dali

Day 7: Dali

Today, we visit Cangshan by cable car. We enjoy a boat ride on the Erhai Lanke and visit the Bai ethnic village to witness a traditional dance.

Looking down on Lake Erhai

Day 8: Dali

Dali/Jianchuan. Today we drive to Jianchuan and enjoy a visit of the old town. Overnight Jianchuan - Jianchuan Hotel.

Day 9:

Jianchuan. Day at leisure. Overnight Jianchuan - Jianchuan Hotel.

Day 10:

Jianchuan/Shaxi. Today, we drive onto Shaxi and enjoy a visit of the old town. Overnight Shaxi - Laoma Hostel.

Day 11:

Shaxi. Day at leisure. Overnight Shaxi - Laoma Hostel.

Day 12: - Lijiang

Shaxi/Lijiang. You’ll travel onto the UNESCO-listed Lijiang - a Naxi stronghold, enjoy a visit in the labyrinthine streets of Dayan Old Town and a visit to the black dragon pool. Overnight Lijiang - Sanhe Hotel.

Day 13: Lijiang

Enjoy an excursion to the stunning Jade Dragon Snow Mountain; its landscape includes one of the southernmost glaciers in the world. Access to the mountain is provided by a cable lift to Dragon Spruce Meadow, halfway to the glacier peak. We visit the Baisha Mural and the Baisha Naxi Village.

Day 14: Lijiang - Zhongdian (Shangri-La)

we head to the thrillingly named Tiger leaping gorge on the Yangtze River, where there is time to walk and take in the scenery. Some 16km long and up to 3000m deep, it is the worlds deepest canyon. The gorge is so narrow at various points that legend has it a tiger once escaped pursuit by leaping across. Visiting the gorge, you’ll have a chance to walk a section and take in the dramatic, yet stark scenery.

Colourful lantens of a temple

Day 15: Zhongdian (Shangri-La)

Today, we visit the Pudaxuo National Forest park, Bita Lake, Shudu Lake, Xiagei Tibetan Villiage and the Dukezong old town.

Prayer ribbons

Day 16: Zhongdian (Shangri-La) - Lijiang

Today, we drive to Lijiang to visit the old town or Shuhe.

Brightly coloured doorway

Day 17: Lijiang

Day at leisure.

Day 18: Lijiang

Departure transfer to the airport.

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Tiger Leaping Gorge

About 100km northwest of Lijiang in Yunnan province is where the Yangtze River’s upper reaches, the Jingsha Jiang, channel with ...

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