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9-Day China Classic Tour of Hong Kong, Kunming, Lijiang and Shangri-La

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Overview:

In this tour, you will come to Kunming, Lijiang and Shangri-La, located in southwest China. Yunnan Province, known as “Colorful Yunnan”, boasts the best natural, historical and cultural highlights. The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region also enriches your knowledge and experience of ancient city tastes.

 

 

Tour Code

CHN9D8N-HKLS-981

Duration

9 Days/ 8 Nights
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Itinerary

Day 1Hong Kong Arrival

Attractions: No
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Hong Kong

Welcome to Hong Kong, Pearl of the Orient. Our local guide is ready to pick you up at the arrival hall of the airport, and transfer you to hotel. The rest of the day is about  to recovering from a long flight or exploring this vibrant and busy metropolis yourself.

Day 2Hong Kong

Attractions: Victoria Peak, Aberdeen Fishing Village, Stanley Market
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Hong Kong

Firstly, you will climb to the highest point in Hong Kong: Victoria Peak (552 m) via the famous Peak tram, one of the oldest funiculars in the world for 112 years. Afterwards, you will visit the fishing village of Aberdeen, where you will receive a spectacular view of an old traditional fishing village, where you will see the tails of old reeds and Sampans.

Keep traveling to Stanley Market. Browse small luxury items in small shops and enjoy the fun to do the shopping, or just order a cup of coffee or beer on the waterfront.

Cafes or pubs, a great way to spend time away from the crazy crowds.

Day 3Hong Kong - Kunming

Attractions: No
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Kunming

After breakfast, your guide will escort you to Hong Kong West Kowloon Station. Then you have a fancy meeting with one of the greatest Spring City in China.

Day 4Kunming

Attractions: Stone Forest, Kunming Green Lake
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Kunming

The Kunming Rock Forest, as the “nature of the world’s karst area”, is included in the UNESCO World Natural Heritage List with a unique coverage of 12 square kilometers of groups of stone peaks.

Visit Kunming Green Lake. This wonderful park with a beautiful lake, old-style pavilions, sidewalks, etc. This is the real feeling of free time for the people of Kunming, singing, dancing, talking, training, etc.

Day 5Kunming - Lijiang

Attractions: Lijiang Ancient Town
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Lijiang

You will start a memorable tour of Lijiang Old Town (Old Dayan Town). Founded as a trading hub in the Ming dynasty, the ancient city of Lijiang is an 800-year-old well-preserved city for the Naxi ethnic group, which was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. Take a walk in the central part of the ancient city and visit Mufu Palace. Then drive through the old alleyways, the old bridges, there were shops and bars to Sifangi Street Square, a mixed ground to enjoy the lively atmosphere and relax.

Day 6Lijiang

Attractions: Yuhu Village, Baisha Mural Paintings, Shuhe Ancient Town, Dongba Culture
Museum, Black Dragon Pool Park
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Lijiang

You will first be taken from the ancient city of Lijiang to the village of Yuhu, at the foot of Mount Jedd Dragon Snow. By traveling this real Naxi village, you will catch sight of different stone houses. Naxi women dressed in traditional clothes, peaceful Yuhu Lake. . . .

Later, head to Baisha Village and appreciate the ancient Baisha Mural Paintings. Visit Dabaoji Palace and Liuli Temple to view murals painted over 1000 years ago which depict subjects relating to Buddhism, Taoism and the life of the Naxi people, incorporating cultural elements of the Bai people.

Then a comfortable trip was arranged to Shuhe town, one of the oldest villages in the Nahuchi people and a well-protected road horse. Thereafter, the Donnbah Museum of Culture operates. There are more than 10,000 Donsbi cultural relics. Take a slim walk to Black Dragon Pool Park to see the beautiful scenery.

Day 7Lijiang - Shangri-La

Attractions: First Bend of Yangtze River, Tiger Leaping Gorge
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Shangri-La

First, drive to view the First Bend of Yangtze River. The upper reach of the Yangtze River is Jinsha River coming down from Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau and when it arrives at Shigu Town, it is obstructed by Hailuo Mountain and forms a V-shape turn.

Later, be transferred to visit the one of the deepest and most spectacular river canyon in the world – Tiger Leaping Gorge. It is also a part of UNESCO World Heritage Site called Three Parallel of Yunnan Protected Areas.

Day 8Shangri-La

Attractions: Ganden Sumtseling Monastery, Pudacuo National Park, Local Tibetan Family
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Shangri-La

First, you’ll visit to Songzanlin Monastery (Ganden Sumtseling Gompa), reputed as the “Little Potala Palace” for it was built according to the complex of Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet.

Then, drive to Pudacuo National Park. This 1,300-square-kilometer national park is notable as thefirst national park in China to meet International Union for Conservation of Nature standards.It is reputed for well-preserved primitive landscape.

After the merry time in the park, pay a visit to a local Tibetan family to experience the highly-praised hospitality of Tibetan people and taste some special Tibetan snacks and butter tea.

Day 9Shangri-La - Departure

Attractions: Dukezong Old Town
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in No

In the morning, explore Dukezong Old Town. With a history over 1300 years, Dukezong Old Town is the largest and the best preserved Tibetan community in China. After the tour in Shangri-La. This trip meets an end.

Price Includes

  • Local transportation with private vehicle and skilled driver
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Entrance fees as listed in the program
  • 8 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