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10 Days Tour to Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Lugu Lake, and Shangri-la

9 Days Tour to Kunming, XishuangBanna, Lijiang, and Shangri-la

Suitable Time: All Year

Feature: a. This classic tour program is the one of the best choice while you first visit Yunnan.
b. No shopping!

Day 01 –  Arrival in Kunming
On arrival in Kunming, which is known as Spring City, our guide meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel in downtown area. You then visit the Green Lake Park and Jinma Biji Fang, drive back to the hotel after dinner.
You can consider to watch Yunnan Impression Show (Dynamic Yunnan) by extra expense.

Day – 02: Kunming

Depart from your hotel in the morning, you will take a 1.5 hrs drive to the Stone Forest, which is famous as the typical karst landform and known as the First Wonder of the World. After touring the scenic area (about 2 hours), continue drive to Jiuxiang scenic spots, it is praised as the “Home of Karst caves”. Then drive back to the your hotel in Kunming and free of the rest day.

Day – 03: Kunming – Dali

Today, you will take an early morning flight to Dali. Our guide will pick you up at Dali airport and escort you to the Erhai Lake Park first, which is the best place to appreciate the beautiful Erhai Lake scenery. The lake is shaped like an ear, hence its name, which means ear shaped sea in Chinese. Afterwards, pay a visit to the Three Pagoda Temple that faces Erhai Lake. As its name implies, there are three ancient independent pagodas standing in a symmetrical triangle inside the temple. With a history of more than 1,800 years, Three Pagodas have been symbolic constructions of the ancient Dali City. Visit Bai people’s Tie-dying cloth with wax, and their village with the traditional architectural courtyards at Zhoucheng. The last stop of the day is the primitive and tranquil Dali Old Town, where you will see limpid streams passing through the town and local people wearing their ethnic costumes. A street that goes through the South City Gate to the North City Gate is now a prosperous market street, selling marble, tie-dyeing and other souvenirs.

Day – 04: Dali – Lijiang

Today will be a little tired because we need to spend about 3.5 – 4 hours driving from Dali to Lijiang, an exceptional ancient town set in a dramatic landscape which represents the harmonious fusion of different cultural traditions to produce an urban landscape of outstanding quality. Your Lijiang tour guide will wait for you and help you to check in the hotel. And then, take a short visit in Lijiang Ancient Town (1 – 2 hours) – walk down the cobblestone streets over 700 years and see the Naxi way of life which changed little over time. After visit Black Dragon Pond, drive back to the your hotel and free of the rest day.

Day – 05: Lijiang

After breakfast, drive to Jade Dragon Snow Mt., take cable-car up to the Yak Meadow and hike for about 1 hour to enjoy the breathtaking view of the main peak (5596 m high). On the way back, visit Ganhaizi Meadow and Baishui River. Continue the trip, you will explore the Baisha Village and Baisha Murals, it is famous for the murals and the old town built about 600 years ago. These murals, combining the Han, Tibet and Naxi culture together, are a wonderful art form of minorities in west Yunnan, and vividly unfold the life of the minority people to us. Then, you will pay a visit to the Old Town of Shuhe Old Town and Tea-Horse Road Musuem. We remain the whole afternoon free for you to stroll along the old town. The small bridges, running streams, cobbled streets, traditional fashion shops and some hand-made artwork stores make this small town a paradise for people who want to escape from the bustling cities.

Day – 06: Lijiang – Lugu Lake

In the morning, drive 6 hrs on the spectacle mountain road to visit the mysterious Lugu Lake. On the way, enjoy the beautiful view among the huge mountains and rivers.
In the afternoon, have a drive around Lugu Lake, take part in the banquet of Walking Marriage, and bonfire party in the evening.

Day – 07: Lugu Lake – Lijiang

In the morning, cruise on Lugu Lake by the canoes, visit Liwubi Island and Liwbi Temple in Lugu Lake. Go ashore, go to visit local Mosuos’ Families.
In the afternoon, drive back to Lijiang directly.

Day – 08: Lijiang – Shangri-la

Today, we will drive you from Lijiang to Shangri-La for about four to five hours. In the morning, we will firstly take 1.5 hours driving from Lijiang to the Tiger Leaping Gorge. On the way, you will have a short stop of the First Bend of the Yangtze River for taking some photos. After that continue to drive, your Shangri-La tour guide will wait for you at the Qiaotou Village and accompany with you to have a visit to Tiger Leaping Gorge (3 hours) – one of the finest treks through some of the most naturally beautiful and diverse landscapes China. After this trip, continue another 1.5 hours driving to Shangri-La, a place with stunning scenery, the azure sky and the hospitality of unsophisticated people. When arrival, have a rest of this day.

Day – 09: Shangri-la

Today, begin your exciting tour with a visit to Songzanlin Lamasery (2 hours), the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Yunnan, then visit Potatso National Park (4 hours) – the first national park in mainland China offers a closer distance for travelers to experience the natural environment. Here, you will travel to the Bitahai Lake. Fed by small streams from the snow mountains encircled, the lake shapes just like a trumpet shell. In the color of azure with snowy mountains and trees reflecting in it, the gorgeous lake is a wonderland to appreciate the beauty of nature. There is also another lake of beauty and peacefulness, Shudu Lake. The plants around the lake are lush and the wild animals are various. After this trip, drive back to your hotel and have rest of this day.

Day – 10: Shangri-la – Kunming

Our tour guide will send you to the airport to take the morning flight back to Kunming, and say GOODBYE. After you arrive Kunming, you can continue take your departure flight.

Group Size

Using Comfortable Hotel

Using Deluxe Hotel

2 people



3 people



4 people



5 people



6 people



7 people



8 people



9 people



10 people



11 people



12 people



Single Room Supplement



Remark: The price above are based on 2 persons sharing 1 standard room. If you prefer a single room on you own, please pay single room supplement.


Comfortable Hotel

Deluxe Hotel


Kunming New Era Hotel

Crowne Plaza Kunming City Centre


Dali Landscape Hotel

Gurong Hotel


Hansange Hotel Lijiang

Crowne Plaza Lijiang Ancient Town

Lugu Lake


Shangri-La Zhaxidele Hotel

Paradise Hotel Shangri-la

The Quotation Including:

1. Stay in 4-star or 5-star hotels.
2. Using private 7-9 seats car (2-6 people) or 17-18 seats minibus (7-12 people) when travel and all transfer to hotels.
3. Three standard meals each day (daily buffet breakfast in the hotel, RMB50 per person for each lunch or dinner).
4. Domestic air fare and airport tax within Yunnan. (3 flight tickets, Kunming/Jinghong, Jinghong/Lijiang, Shangri-la/Kunming)
5. The tickets of the main gate for all the scenic spots.
6. English speaking guide (local tour guides in every city).

The Quotation Excluding:

1. International air fare and airport tax. Transportation fee for you to arrive or leave Kunming.
2. All air insurance.
3. Tips to guides and drivers.
4. Single Room Supplement.
5. Personal expenses.
The child who share one room with parents will got a special rate.
The price is not available for three Chinese Public Holidays:
a. Spring Festival (Chinese Festival) around Feb.
b. Labor Day: May 1st-7th.
c. National Day: Oct. 1st-7th.