You are here: Home China Tours Educational Summer Vacation

9 Days Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-la, Kunming Tours

Sort by: Educational Summer Vacation
Tour Code: ST-10
Destination: Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-la, Kunming
Departs: Anytime
Tour Price: From Only 905 USD / Per adult
Attractions: Stone Forest, Yi Minority Village, Three Pagodas, Erhai Lake Cruise, Dali Old Town, Black Dragon Pool, Dongba Culture Museum, Dayan Old Town, Yufeng Si, Jade Dragon Mountain, Baisha Mural, Tiger Leaping Gorge
Like us and get $10 coupon

Dates & Prices

  2-5 Travelers 6-9 Travelers 10 Travelers & Above Inquiry
Nov.1 - Mar. 31 $1415.00 $1015.00 $905.00
Apr.1 - Oct.31 $1415.00 $1015.00 $905.00
Special Notes: 1. Save up to 5% if you book 3 months before your travel date.
2. We convert Chinese currency to US Dollars at a rate of CNY 6.15 = US$1 for our quotations.
3. Many factors which will influence the price, please send enquiry and get exact quote from our trip consultants.

Price Includes:

1. All arrangements and first admission/entrance fees of scenic spots specified in the itinerary.
2. Buffet breakfast, Chinese lunch or dinner as listed in the itinerary.
3. Well-equipped commercial vehicle with excellent private guide and driver accompanied on your tour between airports, train stations, scenic spots and hotels.
4. 3-Star Hotel based on two persons sharing one room with twin beds. All hotels as listed in the itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast unless specified.
5. Transportation of Kunming, Daili, Lijiang and Shangrila.
6. Travel Agency’s Liability Insurance with your tour inside China.
7. Chinese government taxes and the city construction fees on your travel tour.

Day1Arrive in Kunming
  • After you arrive in Yunnan  , our local guide will pick you up and then drive to Yunnan Kingworld International Hotel . Then you can have a good rest.

  • Accommodation:
    Yunnan Kingworld International Hotel
    ★★★(3 Star Star)
  • No meal
Day2Kunming-Dali
  • Your local guide will pick you up from the hotel in the morning. Enjoy the sightseeing of Stone Forest, which has the typical karst topography (area of limestone terrain) according to geologists, and several surrounding Sani minority villages(2 hours);

    Next proceeed to Yi Minority Village. The ancestors of the Yi ethnic group can be traced back to the Qiang people living in northwest China. They later migrated south and joined the local southwest aboriginal and created a new group, the Yi ethnic group. After that take soft-sleeper train to Dali.

  • Accommodation:
    On the train. ( About seven hours)
    ★★★(3 Star Star)
  • Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Day3Dali
  • You'll travel to Dali by air and be brought to your hotel.

    After check-in, you will visit the Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Monastery, which are by far the most well-known and magnificent pagodas. Originally, the Chongsheng Monastery was built to be near the Dali Three Pagodas, so people call them "Chongsheng Monastery & Three Pagodas"(1.5 hours).

    After lunch, you'll take a cruise on Erhai Lake and enjoy a three-course tea in the style of the Bai people (2 hours). You'll also have the opportunity to stroll around Dali Old Town(1 hour).

  • Accommodation:
    Dali Landscape Hotel
    ★★★(3 Star Star)
  • Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Day4Dali-Lijiang
  • Visit Black Dragon Pool, which lies in the Wulao Hills, is a famous sight on the northern outskirts of Kunming.

    Then visit 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.

    Stroll around Dayan Old Town, which is a World Heritage Site in China recognized by the United Nations in 1999.

  • Accommodation:
    Lijiang Sanhe Hotel
    ★★★(3 Star Star)
  • Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Day5Lijiang
  • First visit Yufeng Si, which is one of the Scarlet Sect lamaseries of Lijiang and shows a conjunct architectural style of Han Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Taoism and the local Naxi Dongba Religion.

    Then enjoy the sightseeing of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, which is a nice vacationing spot with great potential for snow sightseeing, mountaineering, explorations and scientific investigation.

    Afterwards, visit Baisha Mural, which has its unique aspect that there are many Mural Paintings in temples.

  • Accommodation:
    Lijiang Sanhe Hotel
    ★★★(3 Star Star)
  • Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Day6Lijiang-Shangrila
  • Have a day tour of the Tiger Leaping Gorge, a canyon of the Yangtze River. Legend says that in order to escape from a hunter, a tiger jumped across the river at the narrowest point (still 25 metres wide), hence the name.

    Next you'll visit the First Bend of the Yangtze River. It is the location where the Yangtze River makes its first major turn and changes the direction from the north-south to south-northeast. The last stop is the Stone Drum Town. It got its name from a large, cylindrical, marble tablet shaped like a drum. Since ancient times, this town has been important, linking Tibet with the outside world.

  • Accommodation:
    Shangri-La Xinhua Hotel
    ★★★(3 Star Star)
  • Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Day7Shangrila
  • Begin the tour with a visit to the Songzanlin Temple, it is a miniature version of the Tibetan Lhasa Potala temple with its own statues and paintings of deities and lamas. Then travel to the Bitahai Lake. Suited in the east of the Shangri-La County Diqing, it's the highest lake in Yunnan.

  • Accommodation:
    Shangri-La Xinhua Hotel
    ★★★(3 Star Star)
  • Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Day8Shangrila-Kunming
  • Driven to the airport for flight to Kunming.

    Travel to West Hill, which is also called 'Sleeping Buddha Hillsand'

    Then visit Dragon Gate, which is close to the west shore of the Dianchi Lake.

    Explore to the Huating Temple, which is one of the largest Buddhist temples in Yunnan Province.

  • Accommodation:
    Yunnan Kingworld International Hotel
    ★★★(3 Star Star)
  • Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Day9Depart Kunming
  • Driven to the airport for your departure flight.
    Your China Southwest travel ends.

  • Accommodation:
    ( Star)
  • Breakfast