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Tour code-MTS07:Kunming/Dali/Lijinag/Shangri-la Tea horse ancient path special tour
  • Tour code-MTS07: 8day Kunming-Dali-Lijiang-Shangri-la Tea horse Ancient Path special China tour 

    Summary: The Yunnan is as called a 'colorful of Yunnan ' .which is one of the China eight top tourist destination.and the world's famous tourist region, it is a existance difference minority enthnic groups in China .all of these minority ethnics had historical traditional culture for people to share, especially, the Yunnan is best protection the ecological and most beautiful scenery in China.through this 8days tour you can experience a authentic China minority ethnics culture.

    Highlight: The Historical Chinese Buddhist temple-Yuantong,The awe-inspiring nature landmark site –the green lake park and the Dianchi lake in heart of the Kunming city,The typical Karst landform-Stone Forest. the Minority village of Sani People.Jiuxiang Scenic Region. Dragon gate Western hill.the three Pagodas of Chongsheng monastery.Erhai lake,the Bai ethnic traditional village-Xizhou village, three course of the Tea ,The iconic Naxi ethnic ancient building- Mu Mansion, The Lijiang ancient town, Black Dragon pool Park.Lijiang Dongba Culture Exhibition Museum. First bend of Yangze river. Tiger leaping gorge.Songzanling monastery.
    Best visit season: April-Nov

    Itinerary :

    Day01 flight to Kunming 
    By flight arrival at Kumming airport/train station.meet local tour guide then pick up to hotel, upon arrival check in hotel ,After a short rest, the local tour guide will  accompany you to visit the 1200-year-old Yuantong Buddhist Temple, the largest temple in Kunming City. Learn Buddhism’s three traditions and seek for some calmness and peacefulness by exploring this impressive temple. Later, walk a few minutes to the most picturesque park in Kunming urban area – the Green Lake Park. Here you can share the happiness of local people’s doing tai chi, performing local opera, and other vibrant activities.

    Day 2 Kunming – Stone Forest – Jiuxiang – Kunming (B, L)
    After breakfast, drive 85 km to the typical Karst landform – Stone Forest. Walk into the Greater Stone Forest, marvel at groups of gray-black stone peaks and climb up a pavilion to have a panoramic view of the intricate stone forest. Visit the Lesser Stone Forest and listen to the legendary story of “Ashima”. It will be a real treat to visit the extraordinary natural stone forest. Then visit the minority village of Sani People to admire their colorful minority costumes and exotic tradition culture. After continue drive for Jiuxiang Scenic Region to find those massive karst caves clusters and experience the thrilling gorge bamboo rafting. There are 66 caves distributed, called “karst caves”. Going through hundreds of millions of years, the caves’ roof stalagmites are like dazzling milky pillars, reflecting the color of light. Afternoon drive back Kunming city in your hotel .

    Day03 Kunming to Dali 
    After breakfast in the hotel, you will go to visit the Western Hills where Taoist temples and Buddhism Temples could be found. A very beautiful lake view of the Dianchi Lake comes into your eyes if being on the top of the Hills - Dragon Gate. The elevation of the Dragon Gate is over 2,300 meters, 300 meters higher than the water surface of the Dianchi Lake. It consists of the Sanqing Temple and the Dragon Gate Grotto which was accomplished through 72 years of hard work (1781-1853). The 3rd March of lunar year is a festive time in the Western Hills, when it is considered the best time for Kunming residents to climb the mountains and look into the distance, to admire the spring flowers and appreciate the feeling of new life.  After lunch, transfer to Dali city, the economic and cultural center of the Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture. Overnight at the hotel in Dali.

    Day04 Dali-Lijiang sightseeing
    Today, enjoy your one-day day city tour. You will first take a visit to the famous Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Monastery. Then continue to explore Cangshan Mountain that made up of 17 peaks, among which, Malong Peak is the highest one that reach the height up to 4122m. You will catch a cable way up the mountain. On the mountain top, you can enjoy the fantastic view of Erhai Lake. Afterwards proceed to Xizhou Village which is located about 18 kilometers north of Dali. Xizhou Village is one of the Bai ethnic minority villages around the Erhai Lake and has historic prominence with a cluster of over 100 protected buildings. You will be escorted to visit the house of local residents which is characterized by a traditional Chinese rectangular courtyard with a screen wall facing the gate. You will be greeted with the show of Three Courses of Tea which is the genuine tea ceremony of the Bai minority, and treated to a song & dance performance by local Bai people. In the late afternoon transferred to Lijiang. Enjoy a leisure stroll in Lijiang Old Town in the evening.

    Day05 Lijiang
    After breakfast at hotel, start your visit to the Mu Mansion which is famed as Forbidden City of Naxi people. It is once the residential and working site of the Naxi rulers of Lijiang in the ancient time. Then you will enjoy beautiful natural scenery in Black Dragon Pool Park which is located at the foot of Elephant Hill. It was built in 1737 during the Qing Dynasty and offers a spectacular view on the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.  Proceed to tour the Dongba Culture Exhibition Museum, which represents the Dongba Pictographic Characters and Naxi Minorities mysterious Culture, some of which still use the matriarchal social system up till today. In the late afternoon, transfer back to the Lijiang Old Town. You are free to explore this ancient town.

    Day06 Lijiang Tiger leaper great canyon Shangri-la
    In the morning drive to Shangri-la. On the road, you can enjoy the spectacular view of the First Bend of Yangtze River at Stone Drum Village. Also you will view the deepest gorge in the world - Tiger Leaping Gorge. Its magnificent scenery will be among the best of your whole trip. What's more, you can admire the fascinating meadow scenery on the way.

    Day07 Shangri city  sightseeing 
    In the morning you will take 2 hours to visit the fascinating Napahai Lake, the largest grassland in Zhongdian. Napahai is in fact a seasonal lake. When summer comes, snow on the adjacent mountains melts and flows down into about ten rivers forming a vast lake. You will appreciate a grand area of peaceful lake surrounded by snow mountains. In the dry season, Napahai becomes a boundless green grassland where you will find flocks of yaks, horses and sheep. Also you have chance to see the precious black-necked cranes, of which only 6,000 remain in the world. During the dry season, this grassland is an ideal place for horse-back trekking. You can hire a horse from local people with a reasonable fare. After lunch visit the ancient
    Songzanlin Monastery, which is the largest and most important Tibetan Buddhist monastery in southwest China. In the main hall you will appreciate a series of precious Buddhism-related objects like scriptures written on palm leaves, the Shakyamuni statues etc. Standing on the roof of the temple, you will amaze at the magnificent landscape of front meadow and the town. The blue sky is so close to you as if you can reach it with your hand. Downhill along the hill slop, you will find smaller temples and monk's residences where about 700 monks live. If you want to deeply experience the Buddhists' life, you can join in the morning class or evening class. You will have a peacefull mind and remain in deep thought.On the way back, explore a local village and be a guest in a Tibetan family with a taste of Tibetan specialities such as yak butter tea, yogurt & Tibetan barley. Then you head for the ancient Gyalthang Town, which was established in Tang Dynasty. Though it is small, the old town is quite different form others in Yunnan. You can find many Tibetan cultural facts such as Buddhist paintings and Tibetan  residences side by side. A peaceful cobble path guide you to the Daguishan Hill where you can turn the biggest praying wheel in the world and take a birds-eye view of Shangri-la.  Tonight you will stay at the hotel in Zhongdian.

    Day08 Shangri-La  departure
    After breakfast, check out from hotel ,then drop off airport flight to next destination.
                                                            The tour  cost 
    Classic 1pax 2pax 3pax 4pax 5pax 6pax 7pax 8pax 9pax above 10pax Single supplement
    Prices $2930 $1730 $1680 $1630 $1590 $1540 $1510 $1470 $1420 $1360 $490

    The tour cost include :
    • Accommodation fees for 3star standard basic on twin share with breakfast in Hotel.
    • All meals mention as per itinerary and one fare well dinner in Tibetan restaurant .
    • All necessary Tibet tour permits 
    • All entrance fee mention as per itinerary 
    • Transportation fees throughout the trip .
    • English speak tour guide.
    The tour cost include
    • International &domestic airfare 
    • Personal expensive as laundry ,Telephone, Drinks.
    • Tip
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