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6-Day Colorful Yunnan Private Tour of Lijiang and Shangri-La

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Overview:

In this trip, you will explore two of the most charming places in Yunnan: Lijiang – the Kingdom of Naxi People & Shangri-La – Garden of Eden! Here, you are in a world of minority people, temples, old towns, ancient streets, lakes, rivers, mountains…splendid culture and breathtaking scenery are waiting for you to explore.

In this 6 days Lijiang & Shangri-La best highlights tour, you’ll grasp every second to enjoy yourself on the incredible land – have a panoramic view of Lijiang Old Town, explore the authentic Naxi Village to feel the special Dongba Culture, visit Songzanlin Monastery and Pudacuo National Park, and take a light hike to Tiger Leaping Gorge that is the world’s deepest gorge. You will just find the tour fabulous every moment!

 

 

 

 

 

Tour Code

YN6D5N-LBD-283

Duration

6 Days/5 Nights
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Itinerary

Day 1Lijiang Arrival

Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Lijiang

Ni Hao! Welcome to Lijiang, a very impressive ancient city! Upon arrival at the airport or railway station, your guide and driver will meet you at the arrival hall and transfer you to the hotel in ancient town area with a private car which is comfortable, air-conditioned and non-smoking. The rest of today is on your own to explore this old town.

Day 2Kunming - Lijiang

Attractions: Lijiang Old Town, Black Dragon Pool, Dongba Culture Museum, Lion Hill
Meal: Not included
Hotel: Overnight in Lijiang

After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel.Your first stop is Lijiang Ancient Town and get views of the surrounding landscape from the Wangu Tower. From the top of Lion Hill, see Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in the distance, then continue to Mu’s Residence, the Forbidden City of Lijiang, where you’ll learn about the Naxi people’s culture and fine arts. Stop for lunch, then move on to the Naxi Dongba Culture Museum and the Black Dragon Pool Park. There, in the company of your guide, you’ll learn about the Naxi culture and art. End your day with drop-off back at your Lijiang hotel. This private tour ensures your guide’s dedicated attention and an intimate experience.

Day 3Lijiang

Attractions: Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Baisha Village
Meal: Not included
Hotel: Overnight in Lijiang

Your private guide and personal driver will meet you in your hotel lobby by 8am and then visit the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (Yak Meadow section). 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 to see the ancient Fresco. 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.  Heading for this village, the Baisha Murals cannot be missed. The paintings were finished by Han, Tibetan and Naxi painters as well as painters from other nationalities. At about 4pm, the driver will take you back to your hotel.

Day 4Lijiang - Shangrila

Attractions: First Bend of The Yangtze River, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Dukezong Ancient Town
Meal: Not included
Hotel: Overnight in Shangrila

You will be picked up from your hotel in the early morning. 

You will 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.

Day 5Shangri-La

Attractions: 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 (within Dukezong Ancient town) 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 townand conclude the tour.

Day 6Shangri-la - Departure

Attractions: Not included
Meal: Not included
Hotel: Not included

Today is free for you until your tour guide and driver escort you to the airport in time for the scheduled flight/railway station to next destionation. Tour ends.

Price Includes

  • Local transportation with private vehicle and skilled driver
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Entrance fees as listed in the program
  • 5 night accommodation(3 or 4 or 5-star depends on yourself)
  • Pick-up and send-off services at the beginning/end of the tour
  • 2 bottles of mineral water per person per day

Price Excludes

  • Flight/train tickets
  • Meals
  • Gratuities(optional)
  • Any optional programs/activities
  • Any services not mentioned