17 Days of Chengdu,Shangri la, Lijiang, Dali, Kunming, Dongchuan, Yuanyang

Duration: 17 days
Tour type: private tour
Tour code: CT-102

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Arrive in Kunming

Activities: Airport to Hotel Transfer

When you arrive in Kunming, guide will greet you at the flight arrival and transfer you to the hotel to check in. Have a rest and enjoy your stay.

Meals: Chinese Lunch at local restaurant
Hotels: Mercure Chengdu North (Superior Room)


Chengdu to Emeishan

Activities: Our guide and driver will escort you from Chengdu to Emeishan, Leshan Giant Buddha, Cruise to have a overlook at Leshan Giant Buddha, Baoguo monastery

The first stop of today is to visit famous Leshan Giant Buddha which was built for hundreds of years. It is the largest stone Buddha in the world carved out of a cliff at the confluences of the three big rivers near Leshan, Sichuan, China. You can take cruise to have an overlook Leshan Giant Buddha. Later, come to Baoguo monastery, which is located at the foot of mount Emei and was built in the Ming dynasty (1573-1619). The temple has been fully preserved, especially after the establishment of the People's Republic of China. In 1993, a new bell tower, drum tower, tea garden, and farthing flow were built to make the temple more solemn.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at local restaurant
Hotel: Hongzhushan Hotel ( No.6 building Standard Room)


Emeishan to Chengdu

Activities: Emei Mountain, Monastery of Ten Thousand Years, Our guide and driver will escort you from Emeishan to Chengdu, Cable Car leading to Monastery of Ten Thousand Years

In the morning, spend a short hiking in Emei Mountain. Mount Emei is one of the Four Holy Mountains of China and it is the site of the first Buddhist Temple built. You will see wonderful mountain scenery, Buddhist culture, Sunrise and clouds Sea and spend a leisure time here.

In the afternoon, taking cable car to visit Monastery of Ten Thousand Years. It is one of the largest of the eight monasteries to be found on Mount Emei. There are three treasures of Buddhism enshrining in the wish building: the no-bridge brick-made temple, the bronze statue of Samantabhadra and the teeth of Sakyamuni.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at local restaurant
Hotel: Mercure Chengdu North (Superior Room)


Chengdu to Dujiangyan

Activities: Dujiangyan Irrigation Project, Mount Qingcheng, Our guide and driver will escort you from Chengdu to Dujiangyan

Today you will spend one day to visit Dujiangyan scenic area, feel the super project and sightsee beautiful natural scenerary of Mount Qingcheng.

In the morning, drive about an hour from Chengdu to visit Dujiangyan Irrigation Project, the irrigation system of which was built 2000 years ago to prevent the flooding of Chengdu plain. It is the world oldest and only no-dam irrigation system in existence, and it is recognized as one of the three greatest hydrodynamic project in ancient China. It embodies the diligence, courage and wisdom of the Chinese ancient working people.

In the afternoon, spend a short hiking in Mount Qingcheng which is one of the most famous Taoist mountains in China. It's covered by luxuriant and verdant trees and surrounded by numerous peaks, and is also dubbed 'the most peaceful and secluded mountain under heaven', which attracts many tourists come to visit. Taking cable car to the top of it, you will have a bird view to the whole Chengdu Plain.


Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at local restaurant
Hotel: Deer Home International Hotel (Queen-size bed room)


Dujiangyan to Chengdu

Activities: Our guide and driver will escort you from Dujiangyan to Chengdu,Taoping Qiang Village

Today you will experience primitive culture and custom of Qiang people in a small ancient village, spending a wonderful time there.

Guide and driver will escort you from Dujiangyan to visit Taoping Qiang Village which is about 163 kilometers away from Chengdu. This ancient village is a typical representative of the Qiang building community. It has the most well-preserved architectures of the Qiang People and retains their primitive simplicity and cultures.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch will be at hotel restaurant
Hotel: Mercure Chengdu North (Superior Room)


Chengdu to Shangri-la, China Eastern Airline MU5858 Dep 18:35 - Arr 20:20

Activities: Panda Breeding and Research Center, Jinli Old Ancient Street, Chengdu Kuan-zhai Lane, Hotel to airport Transfer (Chengdu), Airport to Hotel Transfer ( Shangri-la )

There are many famous and attractive attractions in Chengdu, you have known these highlights for a long time. Today guide will accompany you to be close touch with lovely pandas and spend a exciting time in Chengdu.

In the morning, visit Giant Panda Breeding and Research Base, where you can see lovely pandas and enjoy a happy time. The base is a semi-jungle conservation in the suburb of Chengdu and was established in 1987 and opened to the public in 1995. It focuses on increasing the population of giant pandas and eventually release some of the them back into the wild. Besides, the base is also home to many other endangered animals.

In the afternoon, visirt famous Jinli Old Ancient Street to experience delicious food and local life of Chengdu People. The street has long history, the 350-meter long street lined with many souvenir shops, wine bars, teahouses and snack stalls. It is a great places to enjoy a sight of local Chengdu and authentic food.

Chengdu Kuan-zhai Lane is also a part of the old city in Chendu, which has been restored and renovated, where you have a good chance to see old Chengdu and experience the traditional lifestyle. It features Western foods and drinks, take-aways, coffee and art.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Hotel: Longfengxiang Yage Hotel (Superior Room)


Shangri-la, flight No.MU5858 (Dep1835- Arr2020)

Activities: Songzanlin Lamasery, Podacuo National Park

Shangri-La is a mystical, harmonious place, today guide will show you to visit the most attractive monastery and sightsee amazing natural beauty of Shangri-La.

Songzanlin Lamasery is a Tibetan-buddhist monstery built on a mountain slope, 5 km away from the city of Shangri-la. It is one of the holiest monasteries outside of Tibet.

Podacuo National Park is notable as the first national park in China. It is located some 50 minute drive away from Shangri-la city. Visitors can enjoy spectacular view of lakes, dense forests, pasture and close visit to local minority villages.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Hotel: Longfengxiang Yage Hotel (Superior Room)


Shangri la to Lijiang

Activities: View the first bent of Yangtze River at The Stone Drum Town(Shigu Town), Our guide and driver will escort you from Shangri la to Lijiang, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Lijiang Ancient Town

There are lots of wonders in Yunnan province, today you will continue to discover its beauty and experience local primitive culture.

View the first bent of Yangtze River at The Stone Drum Town(Shigu Town): Shigu is a small town standing by Yangtze River on the way from Lijiang to Shangri-la. It offers close view of the Yangtze first bend and worth a short stopover.

Tiger Leaping Gorge is considered as one of the world's deepest gorges with mountains over 5,000 meters on each side. Many tourists come for its spectacular views and challenge the various hiking trails.

Lijiang Ancient Town has a history over 800 years and has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It was once one of the key points along the old tea horse road. Different from other ancient towns in China, its architecture, culture and art has strong characteristics of local Naxi people.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Hotel: Longfengxiang Yage Hotel (Superior Room)



Activities: The Mural in Baisha Village, Shuhe Village, The Former Residence of Rock in Yuhu Village,

Today you will deeply discover national culture in some ancient villages of Lijiang, to research the historical route and to find hidden beauty, which bring you into authentic local life and feel the peace of heart.

The Mural in Baisha Village were created on the wall of the local temples. It is 400 years old and remained unrepainted and unrepaired. Paintings are kinds of Medieval European style with a mixture of Naxi culture, Mahayana Buddism, Tibetan Buddism and Taoism.

Shuhe Naxi Village, also known as Longquan Village, is home to Naxi people. It is extremely peaceful and unspoiled by the crowds. Once was an important town on the ancient tea and horse route, it features a nice temple complex.

The Former Residence of Rock in Yuhu Village: The Naxi ethnic group in southwest China's Yunnan Province has built a memorial hall in honor of Joseph F. Rock, an Austrian-American scholar who was one of the first westerners to spread the long-isolated Naxi culture worldwide.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Hotel: Lijiang Ritzman (Standard Room)


Lijiang to Dali

Activities: Our guide and driver will escort you from Lijiang to Dali, Mt. Shibaoshan(Including Shizhong Temple, Baoxiang Temple and Haiyunju Section), Dali Old Town

Our guide and driver will escort you from Lijiang to Dali which was the capital of the ancient state of nanzhao, the birthplace of Bai people' s culture. It's a good place for you to satisfy your curiosity of long history and fully spend a wondeful leisure time.

Mt. Shibaoshan(Including Shizhong Temple, Baoxiang Temple and Haiyunju Section) is a nature reserve and religious site famous for numerous temples and grottoes as well as old forests. It worth a visit when driving from Dali to Lijiang.

Dali Old Town refers to the ruins of the ancient city which was once encircled by city wall. The city is located at the west of the Erhai Lake with the cangshan at backdrop. Visitors can now take nice walk through the cobble-stone street, visit old courtyard homes, cafes and shop for typical souvenirs.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Hotel: Lijiang Ritzman (Standard Room)



Activities: Xizhou Village, Three Pagodas, ZhouCheng tie-dye family workshop

Today you will spend a day to experience simple national customs and the beauty of Dali.

Xizhou Village is a typical village of Bai people, about 20km from Dali city. It is an unspoiled village with much character and charm. Except the local houses with exquisite sculptures, woodcarving and colored drawing, Shaping Monday local market, you can also try three tea ceremony at Xizhou.

Three Pagodas is unique in China with extremely long history and ancient Buddhist architectures. The three independent pagodas form a symmentric triangle, visible from miles away. It is an icon of Dali and a must-see of Dali tour, especially enjoying a further walk to the back of the complex and a climb up to the building for a bird view of Dali and Erhai Lake.

ZhouCheng tie-dye family workshop: The workshop is near the Spring of Butterflies. You will learn the making process of tie-dye cloth which is one of the Bai people's traditional handcrafts. Address: ZhouCheng village,XiZhou town

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Hotel: Landscape Hotel (Standard Room)


Dali to Kunming, Train No. K9688 (Dali(yunnan) Railway Station - Kunming Railway Station) Dep 11:14 - Arr 16:25

Activities: Hotel to Train station Transfer (Dali)

Hotel to Train station Transfer (Dali)

Train station to Hotel Transfer (Kunming)

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Hotel: Kunming Hotel (Standard Room)


Kunming to to Dongchuan

Activities: Dongchuan Red Land, Our guide and driver will escort you from Kunming to Dongchuan, Our guide and driver will escort you from to Kunming

Our guide and driver will escort you from Kunming to Dongchuang, it's a very beautiful place where you can enjoy picturesque natural sceneries that you've never seen before.

Dongchuan Red Land is located in a remote area (about three hours’ drive from Kunming) northeast of Kunming, 2600 ft. above sea level an is perhaps one of Yunnans most attractive valley scenes. The colors are like a painting of a magnificent landscape and change with the seasons, different times and different light. The best time to visit is from September to December. Sometimes donkeys are used for farming activities.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Hotel: Kunming Hotel (Standard Room)


Kunming to Jianshui

Activities: Our guide and driver will escort you from Kunming to Jianshui, Jianshui Confucian Temple, Zhu Family Garden, The Chaoyang Gateway Arch

The amazing nature creats amazing sceneries. You should come to Jianshui to sightsee these wonderful sceneraries. Those are the generous gift from Nature. Today you'll exclaim for the magical creativity of nature and spend an wonderful happy time.

Jianshui Confucian Temple: Locate in the north of Jianshui, this Confucian temple is the second largest in China and was built in Yuan Dynasty over seven hundreds years ago. It covers an area of 76,000 square meters. It provides valuable historical data for the study of Confucianism, the ancient examination system and traditional Chinese architecture.

Zhu Family Garden: Located in Jianxin Street, the private garden of the Zhu family has a total area of 20,000 square meters. Built in late Qing Dynasty by Zhu Chaoying and his brother, the building is a typical local residence with distinctive features. The planned yards and gardens and well, the furnished rooms and halls and the structure of the architecture make this a very special place.

The Chaoyang Gateway Arch: Construit en 1389, pour Jianshui, elle a le même sens que la Tiananmen pour Beijing.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Hotel: Jianshui Lin An Hotel (Standard Room)


Jianshui to Yuanyang

Activities: Our guide and driver will escort you from Jianshui to Yuanyang, Yuanyang Terrace Field

Our guide and driver will escort you from Jianshui to Yuanyang, where you will sightsee the most wonderful sceneries of Terrace Field.

Yuanyang Terrace Field: Yuanyang county is located in southern Yunnan Province. It is home to Hani and Yi people since 2,000 years ago. The place now is famous for its rice terraces fields that Hani and Yi people originally made for farming purposes. Spectacular views can be seen anywhere at the popular areas like Duoyishu Village, Daba Village, Habo Village and Longshuba Village.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Hotel: Beyond The Clouds Inn (Standard Room)


Yuanyang to Kunming

Activities: Our guide and driver will escort you from Yuanyang to Kunming, The Stone Forest

Our guide and driver will escort you from Yuanyang to Kunming, then visit the spectacular Stone Forest. It's one of the top wonders of Kunming, you can't miss it.

The Stone Forest is located in the in Shilin Yi Autonomous County is a set of limestone formations with various shapes. It is a natural miracle formed by erosion over 270 million years.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Hotel: Kunming Hotel (Standard Room)


Depart Kunming, Flight No. TBA

Hotel to airport Transfer (Kunming)

Meals: Breakfast

Price Include & Exclude

Price Include
  • Entrance Fees: To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary. Breakfast is usually a western style buffet at your hotel, but it might be only a Chinese breakfast is available in some remote areas. Lunch will be at local restaurant.
  • Private Transfers: Private air conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide for transfers in the above cities.
  • English-speaking guide: We choose guide who are responsible, knowledgeable and has a sense of humor to accompany you throughout the city.
  • Hotels: All hotels are well-selected and can be changed to cater for your requirements. Service charge & government taxes are also include.
  • Transportation: Flight/trains as listed above. Airport tax and fuel surcharge fee is included in.
  • Insurance: The insurance is China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
  • Arrangements: The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.
Price Exclude
  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
  • China Entry Visa Fees.
  • Excess Baggage Charges when taking flights.
  • Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary.
  • Items that are not listed in the itinerary.

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