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10 Days Beautiful Landscape of Southwest China Tour

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From bustling city to tranquil ancient towns, from urbanites of all stripes to pure ethnic minority, from prosperous city view to idyllic villages, this tour of Southwest China is footbridge linking sophistication and purity, adorned by magnificent human landscape and spectacular natural scene, so as to entertain you with a definitely different experience.

Enjoy Victoria Harbour Cruise to savor the unique charms of Hong Kong.

Highest concentration of ethnic minority, full of exotic flavors in Southwest China.

Feast you eyes on unparalleled natural beauty, from towering mountain to deep gorge.

Day 1 Arrive in Hong Kong
Today's Activities Upon arrival, our local tour guide will meet you at airport and escort you to hotel for check-in. Then the rest of the day is at your free proposal, staying in hotel for tiredness elimination or wander around nearby to get acquaintance with this city.
Day 2 Hong Kong ( Breakfast )
Today's Activities

Climb upon the highest point of Hong Kong - Victoria Peak, to enjoy a panoramic view of this modern city. Make time to tour around Aberdeen to catch a glimpse of the traditional lifestyle of this over-100-year-old fishing port. Then relax yourself at Repulse Bay with picturesque bay view and aquatic activities.

Take your pick of many options for a lunch. Spend your afternoon shopping freely along the bustling streets. Victoria Harbour Cruise is the night entertainment we recommended to show you an impressive skyline night view of Hong Kong.

Highlights
Aberdeen repulse bay Victoria Harbour Cruise          
Aberdeen Repulse Bay Night View at Victoria Harbour          
Day 3 Hong Kong - Kunming ( Breakfast ) Transfer by air

Today's Activities

After breakfast, set out for Kunming by air; you are picked up at airport and transfer to hotel. If you would like, you can go for a leisure stroll at Flowers and Birds Market, which abounds with various kinds of flowers and birds, as well as distinctive crafts. Do not miss Guoqiao Rice Noodles, the famous dish of Yunnan.

Highlights
Flowers and Birds Market Flowers and Birds Market Guoqiao Rice Noodles          
Various Flowers in Flowers and Birds Market Flowers and Birds Market Guoqiao Rice Noodles          
Day 4 Kunming ( Breakfast, Lunch )
Today's Activities

Drive about 1.5 hour to Stone Forest, one of the world’s most stunning natural creations made up of countless awesome natural rock formations that will truly boggle your mind. Enjoy 2.5-hour stroll through the amazing stone maze. After lunch, on the way back to Kunming downtown, visit mountain village of Sani to learn about the unique culture and custom of ethnic minority. Spend your nightlife in Kuming

Highlights
Stone Forest Stone Forest countryside cycling Stone Forest          
Stone Forest Minority Show in Stone Forest Dress like Ashima          
Day 5 Kunming - Dali ( Breakfast, Lunch ) Transfer by vehicle
Today's Activities

Morning head to Dali city by vehicle about 5 hours. En route, the breathtaking plateau landscape keeps feasting your eyes until arrival. After hotel check-in and a lunch, take a boat to tour Erhai Lake where you can appreciate the picturesque natural landscape adorned with magnificent Cangshan Mountain with 17 rolling peaks. Evening you can freely wander around the Old Town of Dali to have a taste of local daily life and stay overnight in it.

Highlights
Cangshan Mountain Dali Old Town Dali Old Town          
Cangshan Mountain Dali Old Town Bar Street in Dali          
Day 6 Dali - Lijiang ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) Transfer by vehicle
Today's Activities After about-30-minute drive from Lijiang, start your day tour at Xizhou Old Village, one of the Bai ethnic minority villages around the Erhai Lake with a cluster of over 100 protected buildings. Experience the unique flavor of this ethnic ancient village within an hour by visiting Xizhou Morning Market, appreciating the typical living house of Bai Minority and savoring the tea ceremony of Bai Ethnic.

After lunch, leave Dali for Lijiang about 3.5 hours, and then peak at Lijiang Old Town by means of a leisure stroll. Peak at the entire ancient town by climbing upon the highest landmark of Lijiang - Wangu Pavilion on Lion Mountain, where you can appreciate the beautiful sunset and the spectacular perspective view of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.
Highlights
Xizhou Old Village fengdu ghost city Lijiang Old Town          
Minority in Xizhou Morning Market Tea Store Lijiang Old Town          
Day 7 Lijiang ( Breakfast, Lunch )
Today's Activities It takes about 40 minutes from hotel to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Throw yourself into the unique natural beauty and ethnic custom by touring Jade Water Village, a sacred place of Dongba people and visiting Jade Summit Lamasery, a famous Tibetan Temple with ancient forests with a history of over 500 years clustering around. Then take a cable car up to the summit of Yak Meadow, which is the best spot to view 13 peaks of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and to photograph the spectacular landscape of it.

Afternoon you are served an excellent large-scale performance - Impression Lijiang Show. Tonight you can roam around the old town and enjoy your nightlife in Lijiang.
Highlights
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Yak Meadow Impression Lijiang Show          
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Yak Meadow Impression Lijiang Show          
Day 8 Lijiang - Shangri-la ( Breakfast, Lunch ) Transfer by vehicle
Today's Activities Head to your highlight of this day by vehicle about 2.5 hours. Explore the deepest gorge in the world - Tiger Leaping Gorge, which inspires a sense of adventure and satisfies the deepest yearnings for magnificent scenery. En Route, you can catch a glimpse of Chin-sha River, the upstream part of Yangtze River. Afterwards, continue on to Shangri-la and check in the local hotel.
Highlights
Tiger Leaping Gorge Tiger Leaping Gorge Shanghai night view          
Bridge over Tiger Leaping Gorge Tiger Leaping Gorge Hike through Tiger Leaping Gorge          
Day 9 Shangri-la ( Breakfast, Lunch )
Today's Activities

Morning enjoy an excursion to the wonderland Potatso National Park, which is an integral part of the Three Parallel Rivers Scenic Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you can deeply feel the sedate and leisurely life of high-land people alongside Lake Shuodu and the fabulous Lake Bita.

Afternoon visit Songzanlin Monastery, the largest and most important Tibetan Buddhist monastery in southwest China, where you can appreciate a series of precious Buddhist-related scriptures and statues and spectacular view of front meadow and the town atop. Later tour 1300-year-old Duzezong Old Town, the largest and best-preserved Tibetan city among China's Tibetan counties.

Highlights
Potatso National Park the bund Songzanlin Monastery          
Potatso National Park Local People along Lake Shuodu Songzanlin Monastery          
Day 10 Shangri-la Departure (Breakfast)
Today's Activities This is the last day of your tour. After breakfast, you are accompanied to the airport to take the flight to your next destination. Say goodbye to Shangri-la.s
Package Details
Tour Package Includes:
Dining: 9 breakfasts and 6 lunches; Admissions: Entrance fee to all scenic spots listed in itinerary;
Flight Ticket: Hong Kong to Kunming; Hotels: accommodation in mentioned cities;
Vehicle: a private air-conditioned car, offering Round-trip transfers; Tour Guide: a local experienced English-speaking guide;
Car Driver: an experienced licensed driver; Luggage Transfers: a hand for your heavy luggage;
Insurance: Travel Agencies Liability Insurance; Government taxes & Service charges.
Tour Package Excludes:
- Other optional attractions / tours / meals and international flights; - Tips for tour guides and drivers.
Hotels in Hong Kong
marco polo hong kong hotel
Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel
Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel is situated by the waterfront overlooking Victoria Harbour on the doorstep of Star Ferry, right in the heart of the commercial, shopping and entertainment district of Hong Kong. Short walks to Kowloon Park, Hong Kong Museum of Arts, Space Museum, Cultural Centre and Tsimshatsui Mass Transit Railway (MTR) station.
golden mile holiday inn hongkong
Golden Mile Holiday Inn Hongkong
Enjoying a central location in the heart of Hong Kong's commercial and business district – Tsim Sha Tsui, guests are in close proximity to the shopping area of Kowloon.
imperial hotel hongKong
Imperial Hotel HongKong
The Imperial Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Tsimshatsui - Hong Kong's premier retail, cultural and leisure district. Surrounded by numerous tourist attractions, shopping arcades, fine restaurants and fabulous night entertainment. Only 30 minutes travel time will take you to the Hong Kong Airport.
Hotels in Kuming
Green Lake Hotel
Situated in the heart of Kunming's business, finance and culture district, perfectly located for business and leisure traveller, Green Lake Hotel is just a minute's walk to Green Lake Park, the eye of Kunming. The Green Lake Hotel is centrally located just minutes from the city's cultural spots, government offices, convention centers, 15 minutes from Kunming International Airport.
Kunming Hotel
Kunming Hotel is located in the commercial and shopping district. With many famous department stores nearby, the hotel is one of Kunming's most cosmopolitan areas. The location makes it very convenient to get to and from the railway station and the airport (only 5 and 7 kilometers respectively). The hotel has 400 guest rooms, including standard single room, executive room, standard room, business room, and so on.
Kunming Fairyland Hotel (Dongfeng Square)
Fairyland Dongfeng Square Hotel is located on Beijing Road in the Panlong district of Kunming. It is close to Nanping Pedestrian Street, Jinma Biji Archway and the Thailand Consulate, and about 6 kilometers from Wujiaba International Airport. Opened in 2011, the 7-story hotel features 108 guest rooms and suites, equipped with LCD cable televisions, internet access and climate control.
Hotels in Dali
Regent Hotel Dali
The Regent Hotel began its construction on 2003. Located in Yuer Road, lying against ChangShan Mountain, facing Erhai Lake, the Regent Hotel can easily keep the wonderful scenery of "Wind, Flower, Snow, Moon" in views. The hotel is 20kms to the railway station, and 35kms to the airport.
Landscape Hotel Dali 
Opened in 2002, the Landscape Hotel Dali is located in the famous Old Town of Dali. This hotel is built in traditional Bai Nationality style. It is 13km away from the City Center, 15km away from the Railway Station and 25km away from the Dali Airport.
Asia Star Hotel Dali
Asia Star Hotel
Located in Dali ancient town, Asia Star Hotel is a business-and-travel style hotel, equipped with 310 clean rooms and superior facilities to meet different needs of customers, highlighted by high quality service, etc. Free shuttle and free wifi are also provided. With convenient position, the spacious hotel offers easy access to Dali’s must-see attractions, about 40-minute drive to the airport.
Hotels in Lijiang
Guanfang Hotel Lijiang
The Guanfang Hotel serves both tourists and business travelers with comprehensive modern service. The hotel is 3kms to the old town of Lijiang, and 35kms to the airport. THere are 292 rooms including standard, handicapped, connecting-room and suites.
Wangfu Hotel Lijiang
Lijiang WangFu Hotel is located in the old site of the orignal Mu Palace Inn,inheriting the brilliant history of the Inn that year and reproducing the reception demeanour those years. The hotel covers an area of more than 8000 square meters now, there are 98 various luxurious guest rooms, 76 standard rooms, 12 single rooms, 4 suites (2 deluxe suites, 2 ordinary suites) and 6 independent villa-style family suites.
Grand Hotel Lijiang
Set 1 km from the excitement of the city, this 4-star hotel commands an excellent location and provides access to the city's biggest attractions. A haven of rest and relaxation, the hotel will offer total renewal just steps away from the city's numerous attractions such as Lashi Lake, Old Market Sq, Square Street.
Hotels in Shangri-la
Tian Jie Shen Chuan Hotel
Located on the only way of Tiger Leaping Gorge hiking, Halfway is a hostel on Haba Snow Mountain at the height of 3500-3600 meters (2.17-2.24miles). It has more than 50 beds, 8 double Rooms but more Tripe Rooms and Quad Rooms.
Holy Palace Hotel
Situated in the downtown of Shangri-La, Holy Palace Hotel has unique district superiocrity. Because of its special outward appearance and Iuxurious decoration, the hotel is named "Little Potala Palace". There are 220 deluxe standard Rooms, 6 suits and 6 Single Rooms.
Zaxi Dele Hotel Shangri-La
The hotel is a deluxe hotel featuring typical tibetan styles. It is 6 km to the airport and 3 km to the long-distance bus station. There are 52 deluxe business standard rooms, 58 tibetan deluxe standard rooms and 3 deluxe suites in the hotel, with amenities of central air conditioning, mini-bar, IDD/DDD telephone etc

Overview

Meals as mentioned in the itinerary include 9 breakfasts provided by the hotel and 6 lunches.
You can just feel free to make dinner arrangements as per your personal taste.

We promises no worries about the dining quality, plus flexible choices that you can have depending on your preference. If having any special requestment, just tell our trip advisor directly. In all, we aim to satisfy your tongue and stomach with our recommendation as follows:


Hong Kong

Hong Kong may well be considered the lap of luxury for the gourmet and the gourmand alike. Look no further than Causeway Bay, Lan Kwai Fong, Soho and Stanley, and wander the winding streets of Kowloon for a taste of traditional Chinese and local Cantonese cuisine. Sea food is great in Hong Kong and you should not miss it. Tanks of live seafood like fish, lobster, prawns, crab, geoduck, clams, scallops, oysters vie for attention.

Various Hong Kong Dim Sum Various sea food in a street restaurant of Lei Yue Mun

Kunming

The variety of Kunming cuisine never fails to satisfy hungry travelers. It really is a "crossroads" featuring dishes from all over Yunnan. The feature of Kunming cuisine is a perfect blend of sour and spicy flavors, made from the minority 's century-old traditional recipes.

Steaming-Pot Chicken Kunming Bittern Duck

Dali

Dali is famous for its snack food. After dusk falls, many old lanes are lined with food stalls open until midnight. There are a great variety of delicious snacks in Dali. You can wander along until you see one you like.

Roasted Bean Curd Dali Rice Cake

Lijiang

Because of the proximity to so many food styles, the cuisine of Lijiang is diverse. Great attention is paid to bringing out the natural flavors and there are a number of local delicacies worth trying. Square Street in the center of Old Town is an ideal place to find some of the best local dishes.

Yak Chafing Dish Cici Bean Jelly

Shangri-la

The scenic area provides a peaceful backdrop for tasting various local food and drinks. Tibetan Cake, Zanba, Pipa Meat, Saimi Lamb, Guoben Hot Pot, butter tea, yogurt, and barley wine are amongst the most popular.

Shangri-la's featured dinner Buttered Tea

Comments

Dear Sara,

Thank you for your mails. Today we start to Shanghai in the evening and we are exiting to see your great country, its towns, people, arts, history and hopefully many wonderful Chinese gardens and landscapes. It will be a very interesting experience to get to know the arising new world.

You had a lot of work with planning and organisation AND conversations/discussions with us during the last months. Therefore I thank you very much for your great support!!! I think your boss should be very satisfied with your work. We are thankful to you.

Now we see forward how everything will work. You get a chinese telephone nnumber from us as soon as we bought a prepaid card. Our son Tilman will be contact with us anyhow and via him you can be in contact even with us.

Kind regards

Customer: Mr. Cristof

Destinations: Xi'an - Shangri-la - Lijiang - Dali- Guilin

Related Tour: 16 Days Amazing Minority & Majestic Scenery Tour

Yunnan Tour

Dear Nancy,

Thank you. Everything is working out perfect so far. Your guides are very nice and the program fine.

Customer: Ms. Biil

Destinations: Beijing - Xi'an - Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise - Yichang - Kunming - Shanghai

Related Tour: 11 Days China Explorer & Cruise; 3 Days Kunming Essence Tour

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