18 days Guangzhou, Guilin, Zhaoxing, Guiyang, Kunming,Lijiang, Shangri-la, Lhasa

Guangzhou, Guilin, Zhaoxing, Guiyang, Kunming,Lijiang, Shangri-la, Lhasa
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  • Tour Code: ct-18
  • Pick-up Point: Guangzhou Airport/ Train Station
  • Tour type: Private Tour

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FEATURES

  • Definitely NO SHOPPING, NO DETOUR.
  • Private airport/ train station transfers take you straight to hotel or vice versa to guarantee a safe, comfortable and time-saving journey.
  • Well-selected three star hotels in city center with good location and reputation among overseas visitors.
  • Guaranteed daily departure.

TOUR ITINERARY

D1 Guangzhou to Guilin, Train No. D2960 (Guangzhou South Railway Station - Guilin North Railway Station) Dep 14:10 - Arr 17:00

 

Guide and driver from Etripchina will meet you in the Railway Station. Transfer you to hotel and check-in.

After dinner, guide will accompany you to take Night Cruise(Two Rivers & Four Lakes),passing through picturesque waterway, you will see musical shows, water fountains, fishing show during the night cruise,

which really offer unique chance to view Guilin's scenery.

Hotel: Lijiang Waterfall Hotel

 

D2 Guilin Essentials

Today's Activities:

Longji Terraced Field, Huangluo Yao Village

After breakfast, drive 100km northwest to Longsheng and spend 3-4 hours discovering the ribbon-like Longji Terraced Field. It is ingenious irrigation method making the best use of the scarce arable land and water resources in this mountainous area.

Longji Terraced Field: Views are stunning when taking a few short hikes to the mountain top and into the fields from any villages, among which Ping'an, Dazhai and Jinkeng are most popular.

Huangluo Yao Village: This settlement place of Hong Yao nationality gains the recognition of the world-one long hair village, and it has been written in the Guinness World Records. Every woman in the village has a long hair, and the longest one is nearly 75 inches. You can enjoy the long hair dancing and the dancing of praying for good fortune, which are the traditional folk performances in this village.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Hotel: Lijiang Waterfall Hotel

D3 Guilin to Yangshuo Essentials

Today's Activities:

Li River Cruise, West Street of Yangshuo

In the morning, guide will pick up you in hotel and transfer you to take Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo, which has long been famous and known to the world with breathtaking scenery.

When you arrive in Yangshuo, guide will accompany to visit the West Street, you can taste delicious local food and enjoy leisure time in this famous street.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Hotel: Yangshuo Snow Lion Riverside Resort

D4 Yangshuo to Congjiang to Zhaoxing, Train No. D2830 (Yangshuo Railway Station - Congjiang Railway Station) Dep 17:24 - Arr 18:42

Today's Activities:

Bamboo rafting from Wangjing Pier to Shuiedi Pier, Xingping, Hotel to Train station Transfer (Yangshuo)

 

Bamboo rafting from Wangjing Pier to Shuiedi Pier : This raft drift is one part of the Dragon-meeting River drift. Along this beautiful cruise, you get in touch with the charming water when relaxing on the raft. And you can see a scroll painting of exquisitely looking rocks and large pieces of paddy field.

Xingping: 25km northeast of Yangshuo county.Rows of houses in the village were built with green bricks and black roof, with typical household characteristics of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The houses have a history of nearly 500years but are still well kept. Time left nothing on them, and history reappear before visitors.

After visiting, guide and driver will send you to take train in Yangshuo, and drvier in Zhaoxing will transfer you from train station to hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Hotel: Indigo Lodge Zhaoxing

D5 Congjiang to Guiyang, Train No. D2822 (Congjiang Railway Station - Guiyang Railway Station) Dep 16:24 - Arr 18:03

Today's Activities:

Zhaoxing Dong Village, Tangan Dong Village

Zhaoxing Dong Village: Zhaoxing Dong Village is known as the world’s largest and oldest Dong village. It is still a lively Dong Minority village boasting number of wind and rain bridges, drum towers, theatre stages and wooden structures. Many local inhabitants still wear traditional clothing, speak their native Dong language and has their own lifestyle.

Tangan Dong Village: Tangan Dong Village is built on a steep mountain 7 km away from Zhaoxing town. It is also worth a visit for a Dong ethnic eco-museum, traditional drum towers and wooden houses.

Transfer you to train station, driver in Guiyang will transfer you from train station to hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Hotel: Ramada Plaza Guiyang

D6 Guiyang Essentials

Today's Activities:

Huangguoshu Waterfall and Tianxing Qiao Scenic Area

Huangguoshu Waterfall and Tianxing Qiao Scenic Area: With a width of 101 meters and a drop of 67 meters, Huangguoshu Waterfall is one of the largest waterfalls in China and East Asia. Together with other minor waterfalls, it is a popular tour destination for domestic and oversea visitors.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Hotel: Ramada Plaza Guiyang

D7 Guiyang to Kunming, Train No. G2969 (Guiyang North Railway Station - Kunming South Railway Station) Dep 08:30 - Arr 11:15

Today's Activities:

Hotel to Train station Transfer (Guiyang), Train station Transfer (Kunming), The Dragon Gate on Xishan/West Hill, Chair Lift to the West Hill, Xishan Longmen Chair Lift, The Flower Marketing

 

 

Transfer you to train station, driver in Kunming will transfer you from train station to hotel.

Guide will accompany you to visit the Dragon Gate on West Hill which is located 37km west of the down town Kunming. It is famous for the grottoes carved on the sharp cliffs from the north Tianqingge to the south Daqingge. The grottoes were completed by Taoist monks between 1781 and 1835. The whole huge project overlooking Dianchi Lake are so called Dragon Gate (Longmen).

Chair Lift to the West Hill: Take a Chair Lift to visit the West Hill for a bird‘s eye view of Kunming City and Dian Lake.

Xishan Longmen Chair Lift: The Western Hills have the nickname of the "A Sleeping Beauty Hills". In actuality, the Western Hills is a forested and lovely park which is perfect, take the cable car to enjoy the natural sceneres.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Hotel: Kunming Hotel

D8 Kunming to Lijiang, China Eastern Airline MU5920 Dep 17:10 - Arr 18:10

Today's Activities: The Stone Forest, Transfer to Airport (Kunming)

 

The Stone Forest: The Stone Forest 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.

Drive to airport and check-in, driver in Lijiang will transfer you from airport to hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Hotel: Lijiang Golden Path Hospitality

D9 Lijiang Essentials

Today's Activities: The Jade Dragon Mountain (with Large Cable Car from Ganhaizi), The Mural in Baisha Village, Shuhe Village

The Jade Dragon Mountain (with Large Cable Car from Ganhaizi): Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, known as Yulong Snow Mountain, is a mountain range stretching a length of 35 kilometers (22 miles) in Yunnan Province, southwestern China. Part of Yulong Snow Mountain near Lijiang has been developed into a scenic area, offering cable car ride up to the mountain to hug the glacier.

The Mural in Baisha Village: Baisha Mural Paintings 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 Village: 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.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Hotel: Lijiang Golden Path Hospitality

 

D10 Lijiang to Shangri la

Today's Activities: Tiger Leaping Gorge, Our guide and driver will escort you from Lijiang to Shangri la, Zhongdian Old Town

 

Tiger Leaping Gorge: 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.

Zhongdian Old Town: The old town, still entirely in local Tibetan style, is to the south of Zhongdian.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Hotel: Shangri-la Longfengxiang Hotel

D11 Shangri la

Today's Activities:

Songzanlin Lamasery, Podacuo National Park

Songzanlin Lamasery: Modeled from Potala Palace, Songzanlin Monastery 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: Pudacuo 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: Shangri-la Longfengxiang Hotel

D12 Shangri la to Lhasa, China Eastern Airline MU5939 Dep 10:50 - Arr 12:55

Today's Activities:

Hotel to airport Transfer (Shangri la), Airport Transfer (Lhasa)

Transfer you to airport, driver in Lhasa will pick up you in airport and transfer you to hotel.

Have a rest in hotel to accommodate the local environment, avoid altitude sickness.

Meals: Breakfast

Hotel: Lhasa Xinding Hotel

D13 Lhasa

Today's Activities:

Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street

After breakfast, guided sightseeing starts with the Lhasa's cardinal landmark- Potala Palace. This massive 13-soreyed building built as the former winter abode for the Dalai Lamas. It was the highest building prior to the early period of last century. It looks incredibly magnificent from a distance and could be viewed from various places around the town.

In the afternoon, visit the most sacred religious structure in Tibet-Jokhang Temple. Jokhang, refers to "Buddha's House" in Tibetan language, and the Temple is named after the main statue enshrined that is said to be made by Buddha Sakyamuni himself in his lifetime. Jokhang Temple has a great importance in Tibet's Spiritual and secular life, like Mecca for the Muslims. The surrounding market is called Barkhor Street, one of the most important religious paths, which also assembles people for shopping.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Hotel: Lhasa Xinding Hotel

D14 Lhasa

Today's Activities: Visit Tibetan Family, Norbulingka, Sera Monastery

 

Visit Tibetan Family : Drive out through the countryside around Lhasa to one of the remaining rural villages. Life is hard here, mainly crop and stock; they sell the produce in Lhasa, with greenhouses on mud walls to extend the growing period. But the families are warm and friendly,and delighted to welcome you to their home, which usually includes several generations,and offer butter tea and a brief glimpse into a basic and traditional existence.

You will also see Norbulingka Palace, Constructed as a summer palace for the Dalai Lama, it later served the whole government administration. It was built by the 7th Dalai Lama and served both administrative and religious purposes.

Visit Sera Monastery, which was founded in 1419 by Sakya Yeshe, a disciple of Tsongkhapa. The "Buddhism Scriptures Debating" in Sera is a big draw to all visitors interested in Buddhist culture.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Hotel: Lhasa Xinding Hotel

D15 Depart Lhasa, Flight No. TBA

Today's Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Lhasa)

 

Guide and dirver will transfer you to airport and check-in.

Meals: Breakfast

PRICE INCLUSION AND EXCLUSION

Price Includes:
  • Entrance fees to attractions listed in the itinerary.
  • Transport
  • Meals at well selected local restaurant listed in the itinerary.
  • English-speaking tour guide service
  • Well-selected four star hotels in the city center.
Price excludes:
  • China visa
  • Gratuities to the tour guide & driver.
  • Personal cost including souvenirs, drinks, optional activities not listed in the itinerary. etc.
  • Train or Flight tickets between cities as listed.
  • Hotels

INSURANCE

  • Our policy covers you against personal accident, medical costs to domestic flight delays.
  • Medical expenses up to CNY 30,000
    Personal accident up to CNY 300,000
    Flight delay (over 4 hours) up to CNY 400
  • We strongly recommend you to have more comprehensive travel insurance that covers you for medical costs during hospitalisation, emergency travel and repatriation back to your home country.

CANCELLATION POLICY

We understand that there may be many unforeseen events happen. Please note with the cancellation policy if you have to cancel your tour after booking.

For land tours only:
1. 15 days before commencement of services: 100% refund.
2. 7 to 14 days before commencement of services: charge 10% of the tour price
3. 2 to 6 days before commencement of services: charge 50% of the tour price
4. within 2 days of commencement of services or no-show travelers: charge 100% of the tour price
After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for unused services due to your willingness, early departure, late arrival, or missed days on tours.

If any air tickets/ train tickets /hotel booking made, all cancellation penalties imposed by the airline/ China Rail / Hotels will apply.

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