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Lijiang - Shangri La

Description :This Yunnan join in tour offers you a pretty good opportunity to touch the classic Yunnan including the most popular attractions of Lijiang and Shangri-La. Based on the western tourists' preferences, the exotic sightseeing and cultural items are well-arranged in the itinerary. So, don’t hesitate to join in yp appreciate the natural wonders as well as the ethnic cultural essence with reasonable price. Guaranteed Departure with minimum 2 travelers. The price of the join in tour should be asked separately during some national or local holidays.
Tour Code : YN-GR-02
Price : from US$ p/p
Departure Date : You choose

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Day 1

Lijiang   (No meal included)

When you arrive in Lijiang Airport, you will meet the English speaking guide and be transferred to your hotel.
Hotel: Lijiang Sanhe or Hexi Hotel or similar

Day 2

Lijiang   (B, L)

Proceed to visit the Black Dragon Pond with Dongba Culture Museum, Yuhu Naxi Minority’s Village, a local market and the Lijiang Ancient Town.
A gathering place of the Naxi minority, Lijiang Ancient Town is a mountain town of stone and tile, laced with canals and lanes, which has been listed as an UNESCO world monument. Unlike most of the old towns in China, there is no city wall due to a superstitious belief of the local ruler whose family name is Mu (tree), when encircled by walls, would be Kun (besieged). You will also climb up the Lion Hill for a bird’s eye view of the old town.
Hotel: Lijiang Sanhe or Hexi Hotel or similar

Day 3

Lijiang   (B, L)

Drive to the Lashi Lake & Wetland (boating included), which is not only the primary water supply to a large downstream population, but also the habitat for 198 bird species, 77 of which are migratory shorebirds inclusive of the endangered black-necked crane.
Then visit the Baisha Frescos, Yufeng Monastery and Shuhe Old Town. The town is set to regain its past prosperity with the launch of a new protection program. It is an ancient trade post for tea caravans between China and the Red Sea. It is also the former city center of Lijiang and has a history of more than 1000 years.
Hotel: Lijiang Sanhe or Hexi Hotel or similar

Day 4

Lijiang   (B)

Full day on your own to relax and explore in the city.
We offer an optional tour at an extra cost as below.
Half day cycling tour
-- 08:30-09:00  Start off from hotel and walk for 15 minutes to the bicycle rental area.
-- 09:00-11:30  Under sunshine, you will start the 2.5-hr’s cycling tour along a typical country road lined with crops, sun flowers or rape flowers, etc., which make the air scented . You will also stop at one or two villages on the way to learn the locals’ life.
-- 11:30-12:00  Ride back to return your bicycle. End of the half day cycling tour.
Price: CNY250 yuan per adult/CNY180 yuan per child (age between 2 and 12)
Hotel: Lijiang Sanhe or Hexi Hotel or similar

Day 5

Lijiang -> Shangri La   (B, L)

Drive 200KM northwards to Shangri-La and it takes about 4.5 hours.
Stop on the way for a dramatic view of the Yangzi´s near-180-degree turn. Then you will visit theTiger Leaping Gorge. The Jade Dragon Snow Mountains and the Haba Snow Mountains lean close to each other and a large volume of torrent moving between them cut deeper and deeper into the bottom of the gorge. Upon arrival, drive to the ancient town of Shangri-la with rest of the day at leisure for your own exploration.
Hotel: Shangri-la Zhaxidele Hotel or similar

Day 6

Shangri La   (B, L)

Visit Geden Songzanglin Monastery, the one with 700 monks and one living Buddha, founded in the 17th century during the reign of the Fifth Dalai Lama and is nicknamed by local the Lesser Potala Palace. Half day tour to Pudacuo National Parkwith virgin forests of spruce, pine and meadow dotted with wild flowers and tranquil lakes. After returning back to the town, you will visit a Tibetan family.
Hotel: Shangri-La Zhaxidele Hotel or similar

Day 7

Shangri La   (B)

Transfer to airport for departure flight. End of the service.

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  • 1-888-414-0686 (US & CA)
  • 1-800-982-536 (AU)
  • 0-808-189-0371 (UK)
  • 0086-571-85278076 (Intl)

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